PowerPage Podcast Episode 27

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Date: Tuesday, December 5th, 2006, 12:21
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoEpisode 27 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (48’41, 22.89MB, AAC).
Your panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker and Chuck Freedman.
Topics include: Security Update 2006-007, Apple tablet, Internet betting hits Macworld Expo, Time Gadget of the Year, the Snowball microphone and Holiday Gift ideas.
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Thank you to The Tragically Hip for allowing us use their music in the podcast. Check out their new album World Container in stores now.

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AppZone: Apple’s iPhone Spoken Quickly?

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Date: Tuesday, December 5th, 2006, 12:10
Category: iPhone



PCS Intel
has avoided the constant iPhone rumor mill (which has been running
strong since about when PCS Intel was started… three years ago).
However, new documents have leaked out, and confirmation from industry
sources appears concerted on the same information.

Verizon’s latest projected launch estimate has set for launch
on Janurary 30 a product called “AppZone”. It is odd and rare for a
product to appear within 60 days before shipping with nothing known
about it. AppZone, when spoken slowly, does resemble “Apple’s Phone”.
This is also in-line with Digg founder Kevin Rose’s statements earlier this week, indicating that iPhone will be available on all carriers at-launch.

PCS Intel – AppZone: Apple’s iPhone Spoken Quickly?

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View TiVo Recordings on Your Mac or iPod

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Date: Tuesday, December 5th, 2006, 11:53
Category: Uncategorized

This article discusses a method to automate the process of getting the files off the TiVo and into Front Row/iPod format. If you just want to convert a single file then just run tivodecode on the TiVo file and you’ll have an MPEG-2 file that VLC can play. If, however, you want to make a media center that does everything for you and keeps anything from one show to everything the TiVo records, then you should read on.

Mac Geekery – How to View TiVo Recordings on Your Mac or iPod

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iPhone ‘an almost definite certainty’, allegedly

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Date: Tuesday, December 5th, 2006, 10:00
Category: iPhone

iphone-slider-250.jpgThe iPhone rumour mill has been cranked up to eleven by Digg.com founder Kevin Rose claiming that the new iPhone will be ‘small as sh*t’. Which, as any qualified scatologist knows, is very, very, very, very small. Possibly.
Rose also claimed that users should be able to use it on any GSM network, and that it almost certainly has a slide-out keyboard.
He also claimed that it will have two batteries: one for the music-playback, the other for the phone. This pretty much confirms that his story isn’t bogus because, as we all know, two small batteries are (nearly always) a LOT better than one big battery. Maybe.
He also thinks two iPhones will ship: a 4GB and an 8GB model, costing $249 and $449 respectively. This has the ring of truth. The iPhone will need memory, and (in the United States at least) be priced in dollars.
What Kevin Rose didn’t say (probably because he didn’t have time, or maybe just forgot) is that the new iPhone will nearly certainly feature WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, a full suite of contact management utilities that synchronise effortlessly with Macs and PCs, a 5 megapixel digital camera (with optical zoom), voice recognition, a full range of flash-memory slots, a built-in high-resolution projector, and a virtual projector keyboard.
He also omitted to confirm that the iPhone would weigh less than 10 grammes, be a mere 3mm thick, and that the built-in screen would allow the viewing of hi-def video at full resolution.
He was probably wanting to leave Steve Jobs with a few ‘just one more thing’ announcements. Possibly.
Contributed by: Brett Jordan

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The Apple Core: Patent application reveals much about iPod/iPhone

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Date: Tuesday, December 5th, 2006, 09:25
Category: The Apple Core

Yesterday I posted a note about Apple’s United States Patent Application #20060268528 for a “handheld computing device includes an enclosure having structural walls formed from a ceramic material that is radio-transparent.”
The details of the patent (USPTO, text, PDF) are extremely revealing about where Apple is headed with the future of iPod and iPhone – if you read between the lines a little bit. Keep in mind that Apple (and most tech companies) keep their patent applications intentionally vague.
Dive into the world of seamless enclosures, extruded tubes, internal rails and radio transparent ceramics on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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