Western Digital Ships My Book External eSata-Capable Drive

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Date: Monday, February 5th, 2007, 14:38
Category: News

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According to an article on Macworld News, hard drive manufacturer Western Digital introduced its My Book Premium ES Edition external hard drive on Monday.
The drive will feature both USB 2.0 and external Serial ATA (eSATA) protocols and is available in 320 gigabyte and 500 gigabyte capacities. The 320 gigabyte model will retail for US$179 and the 500 gigabyte model will retail for US$229.
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iLuv i182 Allows Live Recording to iPod and Media Cards

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Date: Monday, February 5th, 2007, 14:02
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Engadget has a cool story about the upcoming iLuv i182 docking station.
The iLuv i182 docking station allows live video recording from a composite or S-Video source to your iPod or choice of media card. The i182 can reportedly bring in a wider variety of video formats and allows users to establish pre-set recording lengths while keeping 640 x 480 resolution video down to 2.5 megabits per second and 720 x 480 resolution video down to 5 megabits per second.
The device synchs to a computer via a USB 2.0 protocol and according to the Engadget story, can be expected to appear on the shelves in March for about US$229.99.

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Fastmac’s iPod LCD Replacement Program Extended to Additional Models

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Date: Monday, February 5th, 2007, 14:16
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iPodObserver has a story about third-party hardware firm Fastmac extended its “Just Say No To Crack” iPod LCD replacement program to also include iPod Mini models.
The firm offers the replacement as a same day mail order service as well as a Do It Yourself kit, complete with tools and instructional videos. The replacement program currently cover fifth generation iPods with video, the fourth generation iPod (Click Wheel), the iPod Nano and the iPod mini.
The replacement LCD screens arrive with a one year warranty as well as a 30 day money back guarantee and the prices for the screens range from US$29.95 to US$49.95 depending on the model serviced.

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Windows Vista Conflicting with iPods

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Date: Monday, February 5th, 2007, 13:02
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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
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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.
If you have any comments or feedback, let us know.

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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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