10 Ways Microsoft Can Salvage their iPod Killer

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Date: Sunday, September 17th, 2006, 14:13
Category: Opinion

Dear Microsoft:
I can’t help but noticing that this latest iPod killer situation is unfolding along the same lines as Origami. Rally the troops and apply these ten simple strategies to salvage the half-assed efforts you’ve already expended!
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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Hacking iPod Games: How Apple’s DRM Works

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Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2006, 00:08
Category: Opinion

RoughlyDrafted takes a look at some iTunes 7 quirks and the hack potential of the new iPod games, including a detail of what’s inside a game, and why iTunes is where all the of Apple’s DRM action is and how it works. Plus a review of some of the games Apple has released. Read More…
Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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iTV: the Killer App for Wireless N

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Date: Thursday, September 14th, 2006, 23:40
Category: Opinion

Why Apple’s “iTV” Airport AV will be a killer app to drive adoption of fast 802.11n wireless, why n is needed, how it will benefit all users (not just Apple’s), and what users will have to pay (it’s less than you think). Plus more notes on the iTV device: iTunes 7 remote control features, DVR & DVD ripping.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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Pictures: iPod nano 2g Disassembled

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Date: Thursday, September 14th, 2006, 09:13
Category: iPod

0913006.jpgMitsunobu Tanaka, Ph.D (a.k.a. KODAWARISAN) has posted pictures of the new iPod nano 2g disassembled.

Kodawarisan.com > iPod nano disassembled

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Pictures: iPod nano 2g & Packaging

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Date: Thursday, September 14th, 2006, 09:32
Category: iPod

Nick Starr has posted 31 photos of the new iPod nano 2g, including pictures of the new, smaller packaging.

2G iPod 4gig Silver iPod nano – a photoset on Flickr

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iTunes Icon Timeline

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Date: Thursday, September 14th, 2006, 09:34
Category: iTunes


iTunes Icon Timeline.

macteens Gallery > iTunes Icon Timeline

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The Apple Core: iPod enhancements withheld from previous hardware

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Date: Thursday, September 14th, 2006, 09:15
Category: The Apple Core

Apple’s new “enhanced fifth-generation” iPod (with video) comes with some pretty interesting new features and I want to take a look at which of them you can expect to work on the previous iPods.
The new iPod e5g comes with several software-based features including searching (pictured) via virtual keyboard, smart scrolling which allows you to scroll through your library at lightning speed, games and a brightness control.
The problem I have is that half of these new software features are available on previous iPods
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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The Loveliest iPod yet

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Date: Thursday, September 14th, 2006, 05:51
Category: iPod

If you’ve been living in a (broadband-less) cave for the past couple of days you may not have heard that Apple has released a slew of iPod updates (along with a new version of iTunes).
All three designs are attractive, but by far the most gorgeous is the completely redesigned iPod Shuffle. Clad in brushed aluminium, this triumph of miniaturisation weighs in at just over half an ounce. Its dimensions are about as small as you can get while retaining a play button and a headphone socket! It has plenty of room (and battery) to play over 10 hours of music, and the £55 price tag includes a tiny docking station.
It is a superb example of what Apple does so well. I’m still trying to think of a good reason for getting one!
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How Apple’s iTV Media Strategy Works

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Date: Wednesday, September 13th, 2006, 09:00
Category: Opinion

A closer look at Apple’s announced iTV set top box, why it isn’t ready yet, how it differs from existing products already on the market, and how it fits in with the company’s online media strategy.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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The Apple Core: Best iTunes 7 feature: gapless playback

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Date: Wednesday, September 13th, 2006, 09:23
Category: iTunes

Being a DJ I’ve been complaining about one of my biggest grievances in iTunes for a while: the silent gap that iTunes (and the iPod) insert between songs. For a lot of people this “gap” isn’t a big deal because the music they listen to was intended to have a second or two of silence between tracks. The problem is with music that was intended to play from one song into another without gaps like DJ mixes, live performances, operatic rock ‘n roll, jam bands and classical.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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