iTunes 4.6 MP3 Sharing

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Date: Thursday, July 8th, 2004, 08:58
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You can now use iTunes 4.6′s sharing abilities to download music from anyone’s shared iTunes playlist. getTunes is a Mac OS X application that can download music from Windows or Mac Rendezvous-shared music libraries. Simply incredible.

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Verizon Broadband EV-DO Comes to the Mac

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Date: Thursday, July 8th, 2004, 06:55
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First some background on wireless data and 3G networks courtesy of 80211b News:

Cell carriers are pretty far behind on 3G, but Verizon’s early deployment may give it an edge — I mean, a competitive advantage: While GSM operators struggle with GPRS (10 to 50 Kbps) and are rapidly trying to get EDGE fully deployed (100 Kbps), Sprint is staying the course with 1xRTT (50 to 70 Kbps), and T-Mobile and Nextel don’t seem to be in the running for anything more interesting.
Verizon Wireless’s early 3G deployment (1xEvDO, 300 to 500 Kbps) in San Diego and Washington, D.C., may pay off…(All speeds more or less real world, not the advertised ones.)

According to the Apple Airport Blog:

Apple posted a link to a 200K download that allows Mac users access to Verizon Wireless’s high-speed 1xEV-DO cellular data network available in just two cities (200Kbps to 1Mbps down) as well as the 1xRTT service available nationwide (about 50-70K down, slower up). The software supports the PC 5220 card under Mac OS X. Cell data is an increasingly popular way for mobile workers to remain connected. The Verizon service costs $80 per month for unlimited 1xEV-DO and $50 per month for unlimited 1xRTT. The EV-DO service will spread more widely by year’s end. Verizon Wireless will spend $1 billion over the next 12 months to expand the offering.

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OWC Mercury FireWire On-The-Go Drive a Clear Winner

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Date: Tuesday, July 6th, 2004, 23:42
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OWC Mercury On-The-Go!Other World Computing’s Mercury FireWire On-The-Go is a 2.5-inch external Firewire hard drive that performs as well as it looks. Rather than the “usual” hard drive enclosure OWC did something a little cooler – they encased their FireWire hard drive in clear lucite so that you can see the guts. Combined with the bright blue LED status indicator this is one mean drive. Read More…

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iPod your Smart Car

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Date: Tuesday, July 6th, 2004, 22:22
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i-moveI just was at the Smart car Web site and their fortwo cabrio edition i-move includes an integrated iPod: “Experience the limited edition i-move: a sporty, elegant smart cabrio with an integrated Apple iPod MP3 player.”
It looks like Apple may have inked a deal with DaimlerChrysler in addition to BMW.
Smart is the youngest car brand in the portfolio of DaimlerChrysler AG and a member of the Mercedes Car Group alongside the big brands Mercedes-Benz and Maybach. 1999 saw the market launch of the smart cdi in nine European countries (Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and the Netherlands). Smart anticipates enter the U.S. auto market in 2006.

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Why Pod?

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Date: Tuesday, July 6th, 2004, 14:19
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Why is the iPod such a phenomenon? Capacity, convenience and style. Home network integration is coming with AirTunes. The BMW announcement made a big splash and you know there is somebody out there who will buy a Bimmer as an accessory for their iPod. The next step is a true home entertainment device.

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How to Enter the iTunes Contest for Free

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Date: Tuesday, July 6th, 2004, 10:55
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The iTune Music store from Apple is celebrating their 70% worldwide market share of legal downloads by having a contest to count down to the 100 millionth song with some great prizes like iPods, PowerBooks, 10,000 free songs, etc. Read More…

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