Windows Vista Conflicting with iPods

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Date: Monday, February 5th, 2007, 13:02
Category: News

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Digg.com is running a BSAlert.com story wherein Apple is warning users that iTunes 7.0.2 may not work with Microsoft’s recently released Windows Vista on many PCs.
Apple has recommended that users wait until a compatible version of iTunes, which is due for release within the next few weeks, is available before migrating to Visa.
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Parallels Desktop for Mac 2.5 Build 3150 Released

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Date: Monday, February 5th, 2007, 13:20
Category: News

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Engadget is reporting that build 3150 of Parallels Desktop for Mac 2.5 has been released.
The newest build, a 38.5 megabyte download, adds full USB 2.0 support, full CD and DVD burn support within the virtual machine framework, true drag and drop functionality, a more streamlined interface and support for VMWare and Virtual PC disks within the program.
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Apple and Cisco Push Back Legal Deadline

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Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 09:37
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An article on Macworld News, Apple Inc. and Cisco Systems describes how the firms have extended their deadline in the legal battle over Apple’s upcoming iPhone in order to keep working towards a settlement.
In a joint statement issued yesterday, the two companies have stated they’ll extend the deadline in the hope of reaching an agreement towards the device’s use and interoperability.
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Microsoft Rumored to be Developing Zune-Branded Phone

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Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 09:17
Category: Rumor

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A blog entry over at CrunchGear.com discusses what it refers to as a “sound tip” that Microsoft is developing a Zune-branded telephone with executives meeting as of yesterday to discuss service details, development plans and timelines for the product’s release.
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Nike Introduces Hatphones for iPod

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Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 08:47
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iLounge has gotten word that Nike has introduced a new cold weather hat designed to “hold and control an iPod Nano”.
The $60 Nike Men’s Soft Shell Therma-FIT Hatphones Cap, available in four colors (black, grey, blue and red), features a fully functional iPod Nano click wheel control allowing the user to select and adjust individual songs while they keep moving.
It remains unclear as to how the iPod Nano will connect to the hat itself.
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Apple Files Patent for iTunes Store Access on Mobile Device

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Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 08:55
Category: News

iphonehand.jpgAccording to an article over on MacNN, Apple has filed a patent to lay the groundwork for iPhone users to be able to access and purchase content from the iTunes Store.
The patent, which describes the “configuration of a computing device in a secure manner” describes how a mobile device could access the iTunes store and engage in transactions. Additional details include mention of digital signatures and how they’d be validated and a diagram points to a handset communicating with a PC, which is in contact with servers at the other end.
It gets technical, but it is interesting.
For the full article and diagram series, click here.
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Poll: Waiting for “Penryn”?

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Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 17:44
Category: Poll
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With Intel’s next generation of processors on the horizon for the second half of this year, we ask whether this changes your plans towards buying an additional Mac or an upgraded unit:


Has the introduction of Intel’s 45 nanometer “Penryn” chips, due later this year, made you reconsider getting a Mac or delaying your purcase?
Definitely.
No, I still plan to buy a Mac soon.
I’m going to wait a few weeks/months and see.
I’m going with an AMD-based PC given the new information.
  


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Differentiating the Old From the New

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Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 11:35
Category: News

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Engadget has run a helpful article as to how to differentiate the original silver matchbook-sized iPod Shuffle from the recently-released new version, which arrives with higher quality earbud headphones.
The new silver iPod Shuffle box now feaures silver-tinted graphics as opposed to the original silver Shuffle’s green-tinted graphics. A picture’s worth a thousand words, so take a gander and let us know what you make of the new Shuffle if you get your hands on one.

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Thinklabs Releases Stethoscope iPod Accessory

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Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 09:09
Category: News

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This just in from The Unofficial Apple Weblog; Thinklabs is bundling a ds32a Digital Stethescope with an XtremeMac MicroMemo converter and a 2 gigabyte iPod Nano. The combined package creates a digital stethoscope recording system that retails for $495.
Not a bad idea and it’ll be interesting to see how the device imports the recorded files into a Mac or PC.
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iPhone Theme Available for Motorola RAZR

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Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 09:52
Category: News

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Myiphone.com has posted an article about an available iPhone theme for the Motorola RAZR cell phone.
The theme may void the RAZR’s warranty and probably isn’t kosher according to Apple’s legal department, but interested parties can still download and install the 371 kilobyte file from here.
A full discussion thread is also taking place on motox.info. Since the iPhone’s introduction back in January, a slew of look-alike themes have cropped up for cell phones and PDAs such as Windows Mobile devices, the Sidekick III and the Blackberry 7100.
If you have any comments or feedback, let us know.

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