Quad Processor XServe Due in Q1 2005 (Updated)

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Date: Thursday, October 28th, 2004, 08:50
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The PowerPage has received word that Apple is prepping a quad-processor Xserve for announcement in the January-March 2005 time frame. We are working to confirm details but sources say that the the Quad Xserve will be powered by dual-core IBM 970 processors. More as we find out…

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iPod Photo Needs a Direct Camera Connection

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Date: Thursday, October 28th, 2004, 08:14
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What the iPod Photo needs is a firmware update and a small dock connector to USB adapter that allows you to plug your digital camera directly into the iPod to download photos. Belkin’s US$99 Media Reader for iPod w/ Dock Connector is just too big and slow to want to travel with. In fact, if Apple allowed you to connect your iPod Photo directly to your digicam, you could shoot almost limitless photos, bypassing the expensive proprietary memory card completely.
Are there any technical limitations to doing this? What other interesting firmware upgrades can we expect for the iPod Photo over the next 12 months? Color can really open the door to a lot of new innovation with the iPod…

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Delicious Library Could be the Next Killer App

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Date: Thursday, October 28th, 2004, 07:19
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Delicious Library is a new application promising to ship in “11 days” that allows you to import, browse, and share all your books, movies, music and video games. The best part is that you simply scan the UPC code with your iSight camera and the program does the rest. Very very very cool.

Run your very own library from your home or office using our impossibly simple interface. Delicious Library’s digital shelves act as a visual card-catalog of your books, movies, music and video games. A scan of a barcode is all Delicious Library needs to add an item to your digital shelves, downloading tons of info from the internet like the author, release date, current value, description, and even a high-resolution picture of the cover. Import your entire library using our exclusive full-speed iSight video barcode scanner, our Flic Wireless Laser Bar Code Scanner, or (the slow way) entering the titles by hand. Once you have all of your items in your Mac, you can browse though your digital shelves, check stuff out to friends using Apple’s built-in Address Book and calendar, and find new items to read, watch, and play using Library’s recommendations. Delicious Library is coming very soon, so bear with us. We promise it will be worth the wait!

Links after the jump…

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O'Grady's PowerPick: iTunes Catalog

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Date: Thursday, October 28th, 2004, 07:19
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O'Grady's PowerPick 2004KavaSoft’s iTunes Catalog is my new favorite application. If you ordered your iPod Photo already and can’t wait to get your album artwork tightened up – then this is the application for you. More info and links after the jump…

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MyFi: First Portable Satellite Radio

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Date: Thursday, October 28th, 2004, 07:56
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Xm Radio MyFiThe Delphi XM MyFi is the first personal XM satellite radio. The US$349 handheld device can download and store up to five hours of XM content onto the device’s flash memory. MyFi lets you record while you listen or schedule it to record your favorite XM shows – even when the unit is not in use. According to Gizmodo: “Notable features include an entirely-internal antenna, a “Memory Mode” than can store up to 5 hours of content right on the device, tons of accessories including a desktop dock and car kit, and remote.”
I have been an XM Radio subscriber for three years this Christmas and absolutely love the service. However, the announcement that Howard Stern is moving to Sirius is going to make me re-think my next satellite radio hardware purchase.
What about you? Do you subscribe to satellite radio?

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Terrell Owens = PowerBooker

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Date: Thursday, October 28th, 2004, 07:15
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Terrell Owens Using His PowerBookBeing from Philadelphia I couldn’t help but love this photo of new Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens using his PowerBook. The Philadelphia Daily News article (“E-mail bonding”) talks about how he uses his Web site (and PowerBook) to keep up with fans. Link to the article with another picture of Terrell with his PB after the jump…

“When you go out, it can be such a hassle,” Owens explains. “People want to say hello or whatever, which is fine, but you can’t get any space. Or after a game, there’s so much security around us, people can’t really reach out. With this, I can reach out to my fans, but no one makes me do it. I can log on when I have the time and when I want to do it.”
Owens started the Web site a little more than a year ago after battling out the right for his name in international Internet court. Someone had registered Owens’ name for a small fee and prevented him from using it himself; he and his agent, David Joseph, spent 8 months fighting to get it back.

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