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
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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 Tones.comMacOSTones.com 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.

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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…

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Adobe iPods Pilfered

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Date: Wednesday, January 4th, 2006, 11:41
Category: iPod

Adobe had such a great year that they decided to reward their employees with a free iPod Shuffle. Each one came engraved with the words “Adobe 2005: Thanks for a Record Year!” on the side. The only problem was that half of the shipment went missing while on the boat from China. So if you see a Shuffle with these words on it, you know where it came from.

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PowerPick: ProSoft Data Rescue II

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Date: Wednesday, January 4th, 2006, 09:30
Category: Software

Prosoft Data Rescue III’ve done data recovery for years, mostly to help out friends when their PowerBook hard drives die and they don’t have a good backup. This weekend I got a frantic call from a friend whose digital camera’s memory card had given up the ghost.
They’d just had their first child on December 26 and a memory card containing pictures of the baby in his first moments on earth was giving a “card not found” error after being inserted in a couple of different PC card readers. Imagine the horror.
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PowerPage Podcast Episode 9 Available for Download

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Date: Wednesday, January 4th, 2006, 08:13
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoPowerPage Podcast Episode 9 is now available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
On Episode 9 of the PowerPage Podcast my guest is Rob Parker from ParkerDigital.net. On today’s Podcast Rob and I discuss the top 10 things Apple could announce at Macworld Expo San Francisco 2006.
You can subscribe to the PowerPage Podcast via iTunes.
My Odeo Channel (odeo/88733f8106acc271)

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Firefox, not Worth the Trouble?

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Date: Wednesday, January 4th, 2006, 07:12
Category: Software

Firefox-logo-150.jpgI should start out by saying that I used to be one of the biggest advocates of Firefox ever. It’s fast and has tons of extensions, plug-ins and themes.
But the more I use Firefox on a daily basis, the more I’m reminded of its shortcomings.
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The Apple Core: Top 10 things Apple could announce at Macworld Expo

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Date: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006, 09:00
Category: The Apple Core

crystal_ball.jpgIt’s that time of year again, time to dust off the crystal ball and prognosticate about what Apple has in store for us at the big January love-in at Moscone. Macworld Expo opens in San Francisco in less than two weeks and predicting Expo announcements has become nothing short of a sport. So before you lay your money down for that shiny new computer, here are Jason the Greek’s vegas odds on Steve Jobs announcements for The Big Dance.
Click through to my ZDNet Blog for 10 juicy predictions: The Apple Core – and chime in with your comments!

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Customers Queue for Apple Store Opening in Shinsaibashi

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Date: Sunday, January 1st, 2006, 20:28
Category: retail

Happy New Year!
Mitsunobu Tanaka, Ph.D, a.k.a. KODAWARISAN reports that there were already 250 visitors in the queue at 6:00 a.m. for the Apple Store opening in Shinsaibashi Japan.
The first 1,000 lucky visitors will be getting a “Luck is in the Air” t-shirt which include a vague reference to wireless iPod earphones in the form of a dandelion.

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