Brenthaven Adds Color and Style to its CORE Product Line

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Date: Thursday, January 5th, 2006, 09:27
Category: Cases

Brenthaven Metro in Light BlueBrenthaven has announced new Metro and Fusion MB laptop bags, adding to their CORE protection system line.
The Metro Shoulder Bag (US$69.95) provides stylish protection and heavy protection in a lightweight bag (2.4 lbs). The front pocket features a pass-through and storage system for headphones or cell phone headset. A simple back pocket fits files or a daily newspaper. The Metro fits both iBooks (12-14-inch) and PowerBooks (12-15-inch) and is available in black, brown and light blue.


Pete Tong: Apple's Gone Wrong?

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Date: Thursday, January 5th, 2006, 09:18
Category: DJ

Pete TongThe phenomenal British DJ swears by Macs and believes iPods have changed the planet. But as Apple conquers the music world, Tong worries the company may be going all Microsoft on us.

Wired News: What about the iPod, music and Apple?
Tong: I’ve always been a Mac user, but as Apple grows more powerful I get the sense that there’s a little bit of Microsoft in there. The way it’s so controlled from the center. It’s phenomenal what it has achieved. Success in digital music gives Apple the chance to control things again, but will it keep that friendly image?

Read the Wired News interview by Jonny Evans.


Major Update to Daylite in the Wings

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Date: Thursday, January 5th, 2006, 09:30
Category: Software

Daylite 3.0The PowerPage has confirmed that Marketcircle is prepping a major update to their Daylite business relationship management application for release on or around Macworld Expo next week. I’ve been using Daylite exclusively for one year and recommend it to anyone that needs to track people, projects, tasks and opportunities.
The new Daylite version looks to be a complete overhaul with several new features:
– Shared calendars
– Delegation
– Revised UI
– Built-in report writer
Click through for three exclusive screen shots.
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Mac OS Tones for Your Phone

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Date: Thursday, January 5th, 2006, 08:16
Category: Mobile Phone

Mac OS has collected over 100 original Mac OS sounds and lovingly turned them into MP3 files for your mobile phone. OS X, System 7, eWorld, Newton and more. It’s basically every Mac sound ever plus 70+ custom Mac style ringers ready for your mobile phone. Downloads are free to transfer by Bluetooth. They’re also providing Over The Air (OTA) downloads by WAP Push for compatibility with most phones. They’re charging US$9.95 per month for the ‘over the air’ service.


Why the Current iPod nano Won't do Video

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Date: Thursday, January 5th, 2006, 00:08
Category: iPod

In my ZDNet blog article “Top 10 things Apple could announce at Macworld Expo” I speculated in #3 (1GB iPod nano) that “Apple will also add video support to the nano line via a firmware upgrade to boost sales of TV shows and video content.”
While this sounded good at the time, reader Eugenia Loli-Queru proceeded to burst my bubble. It appears that the 75MHz, single DSP nano, doesn’t have the juice to decode real video. The iPodlinux Video Player only plays raw AVI files.
For more on Eugenia’s technical explanation on why, click through…