More iPod H4X

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Date: Thursday, December 30th, 2004, 22:44
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If you got an iPod for Christmas, or just have a penchant to hack the thing, you need to check out these articles from HackADay.com:
- how-to record on your ipod (for free)
- linux your ipod
- change the text on your ipod
- free *your* music with jhymn

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Headless iMac Rumored for Macworld Expo SF

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Date: Wednesday, December 29th, 2004, 14:03
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Is this machine the one that Mac fans have been asking for year after year? Let?s hope so. I have long contended that Macintosh OS needs a minimum of five percent of the PC market to remain viable and ten percent to thrive. Without the runaway success of the iPod, Apple would be hard pressed to remain profitable selling just computers. Read more…

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TuneWear Announces Bevy of iPod Accessories

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Date: Wednesday, December 29th, 2004, 07:20
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TuneWare today announced the following iPod accessories:
PRIE series [PRIE HOOK] hook style cases for the iPod. PRIE HOOK is an easy way to attach the iPod or iPod mini to a belt loop or bag strap and is available in two models: PRIE HOOK 4G for iPod 4G/iPod photo and PRIE HOOK mini for iPod mini. PRIE HOOK series will be available mid-January 2005 for suggested retail price of US$54.
A clean removing wearable wrapper [POPTUNE] for the iPod mini. POPTUNE is available in 8 stylish patterns such as wild “Leopard”, lovely “Heartbeats”, tough “Camouflage” and more. POPTUNE series will be available mid-January 2005 for suggested retail price of US$8.95.
A water resistance case [WATERWEAR] for iPod 4G and iPod mini. WATERWEAR is available in two models: WATERWEAR 4G for iPod 4G and WATERWEAR mini for iPod mini. WATERWEAR series will be available end of January 2005 for suggested retail price of US$24.95.
Aluminum clip holder [ALUMINIUM CLIP for ICEWEAR] for iPod mini. ALUMINIUM CLIP for ICEWEAR series will be available end of January 2005 for suggested retail price of US$18.85.
See all of TuneWear’s new iPod accesorries at Macworld Expo SF on January 11, 2005 at booth# 621.

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Think Secret: Apple to Intro sub-$500 Mac, iLife '05 at Macworld Expo SF

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Date: Wednesday, December 29th, 2004, 01:50
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Apple is expected to announce a bare bones, G4-based iMac without a display at Macworld Expo that will retail for $499, Think Secret is reporting. Read More…

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The Graphing Calculator Story

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Date: Tuesday, December 28th, 2004, 17:10
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Pacific Tech’s Graphing Calculator has a long interesting history. My friend Keith Chirco sent this to me since he knows I’m a Mac fan. Read about it at the Pacific Tech Web site. It’s a good read. -Ed

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Vaja Rasta iPod Case

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Date: Tuesday, December 28th, 2004, 00:28
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Vaja Rasta Case for iPod PhotoThe new Vaja iVolution iVod Photo leather iPod cases (starting at US$70) are very attractive and are some of the most unique iPod cases made. Vaja cases can be custom built in almost any leather color combination in just 20 days. Features include:
- Screen Protector
- Semi-rigid leather case
- Easy access to all touch functions
- Syncs & charges through travel cable
- 2,72″ x 4,33″ x 1,04″ inches
Their Rasta line of iPod cases (pictured at right) is pretty kick ass. The new Rasta cases are available for the iPod photo, 4G (40) and 4G (20) for US$90-110. Jah Rasta Far I!
I have been using a Vaja mini case (in Caterina dark blue) and am quite happy with it! It gives the iPod that “triple goose down” look.
http://www.innovacases.com/
http://www.vaja.fr/ (Europe)
http://www.vajacases.com/

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Great Moments in Microprocessor History

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Date: Monday, December 27th, 2004, 15:05
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The microprocessor changed the world: how did we get from the first 4-bit models in the 1970s to today’s 64-bit multicore monsters? This article covers the history of the micro from the vacuum tube to today’s dual-core multithreaded madness.

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Ask PowerPage: Retaining iTunes Ratings After Reformatting

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Date: Monday, December 27th, 2004, 08:01
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iTunes My RatingsDear PowerPage,
I am preparing to upgrade to a larger PowerBook hard drive that I received as a Christmas gift and need your advice. I have spent a lot of time working on the ID3 tags in my iTunes library so that they are pristine and have all the correct album artwork, genres, years, etc. but I remember reading that iTunes ratings (and other ID3 tags) can disappear if you move you music library. I am trying to avoid this for obvious reasons.
I remember reading here on the PowerPage that the best way to survive a “nuke and pave” is to keep the hard drive name and Mac OS X user account _exactly the same_ as it was on the old hard drive. The only problem is that I’d like to set up my new hard drive with a different name and even change the name of my OS X user account.
What is the recommended way to upgrade to a new drive and retain all of my precious ID3 tags? What else do I need to look out for if I change my HDD name? (iPhoto library?) Will my permissions be messed up forever if I change my Mac OS X user account?
Any help appreciated!

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Bluetooth Headsets Redefine Themselves

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Date: Monday, December 27th, 2004, 08:01
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Nokia HS-13wBluetooth headsets have graduated into an entirely new league. A new generation of the devices feature built-in LCDs so that you can see who’s calling without ever digging around for your phone. Some of the new models coming to market include:
Nokia’s HS-13w Bluetooth Picture Headset. According to Josh Rubin:

The HS-13w is a new wireless headset from Nokia. It includes a color display for viewing pictures and browsing the contact list. It also includes a voice dialing feature that supports speaking numbers or the name of someone in the contact list. Two things make this headset intriguing– first, it’s meant to be like techno jewelry. you wear it around your neck and display images on it. A digital locket. Second is the addition of a functional display for looking up and dialing contacts.

The Sony Ericsson HBH-200 Bluetooth headset also departs from previous all-in-one headset designs, sporting an LCD that dangles from the actual earbud itself.
The Jabra BT800 is a Bluetooth headset with a 21×64 pixel LCD display, five ringtones, vibrating mode, noise cancellation, six hours of talk time, charging via both USB and AC power, and that weighs in at just three-fourths of an ounce according to Engadget. (The PowerPage is a big fan of Jabra’s BT250).
The cool thing about this new generation of Bluetooth headset is that you can see who’s calling without having to rummage through your gear bag to find your phone.
Did you get a Bluetooth headset as a Christmas gift? Which one? Post your mini-review below.

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What's In Your PowerBook Bag?

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Date: Monday, December 27th, 2004, 07:48
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I really like lists. I hope you do too because here is a big one and there is nothing you can do about it. Ok, I suppose you could just stop reading the site. Never mind about the whole ?nothing you can do about it? part. Anyway, here is a glimpse into my laptop bag.
So, what’s in your PowerBook bag?

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