Laptop Musicians Do Battle

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Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2005, 14:17
Category: DJ

NPR Morning Edition’s David Malakoff yesterday covered the Laptop Battle phenomenon: competitive laptop composition contests that are spreading across North America, thanks to fourthcity‘s LAPTOPBATTLE.ORG. NPR caught the recent Mid-Atlantic laptop battle. Players are given a time-limit and are actually forbidden from using external controllers. The music must be laptop-only. Then it’s a slam — whoever wins over the judges with their musical mastery and energy wins.
So, how can you get on the action? April 1 (Friday!) is the next contest in Seattle. (Any Seattle readers? Hit comments and let us know if you make it!) And the contest will be touring through many other US cities; check the site for details. For virtual action, download the free DVD. And women, get rolling — there was all of one female entrant in February.
In other news: NPR finally answers the question of what Fruity Loops composition + color commentary sounds like on the radio.

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Pat-rights demands 12 Percent from iTunes

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Date: Friday, March 4th, 2005, 09:13
Category: Archive

An interesting story cropped on Pat-Rights.com claiming that iTunes’ identity verification system infringes upon US Patent 6,665,797 for “Internet/Remote User Identity Verification.” Read more…

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TuneWear Announces Bevy of iPod Accessories

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Date: Wednesday, December 29th, 2004, 07:20
Category: Archive

TuneWare today announced the following iPod accessories:
PRIE series [PRIE HOOK] hook style cases for the iPod. PRIE HOOK is an easy way to attach the iPod or iPod mini to a belt loop or bag strap and is available in two models: PRIE HOOK 4G for iPod 4G/iPod photo and PRIE HOOK mini for iPod mini. PRIE HOOK series will be available mid-January 2005 for suggested retail price of US$54.
A clean removing wearable wrapper [POPTUNE] for the iPod mini. POPTUNE is available in 8 stylish patterns such as wild “Leopard”, lovely “Heartbeats”, tough “Camouflage” and more. POPTUNE series will be available mid-January 2005 for suggested retail price of US$8.95.
A water resistance case [WATERWEAR] for iPod 4G and iPod mini. WATERWEAR is available in two models: WATERWEAR 4G for iPod 4G and WATERWEAR mini for iPod mini. WATERWEAR series will be available end of January 2005 for suggested retail price of US$24.95.
Aluminum clip holder [ALUMINIUM CLIP for ICEWEAR] for iPod mini. ALUMINIUM CLIP for ICEWEAR series will be available end of January 2005 for suggested retail price of US$18.85.
See all of TuneWear’s new iPod accesorries at Macworld Expo SF on January 11, 2005 at booth# 621.

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Think Secret: Apple to Intro sub-$500 Mac, iLife '05 at Macworld Expo SF

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Date: Wednesday, December 29th, 2004, 01:50
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Apple is expected to announce a bare bones, G4-based iMac without a display at Macworld Expo that will retail for $499, Think Secret is reporting. Read More…

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More on the London Apple Store (Updated)

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Date: Friday, November 12th, 2004, 08:20
Category: Archive

Neal from the PowerPage UK bureau files this report:
I passed the London store last night in regent street. The store will be housed in Regents House a building that dates back to 1898. With 9 days to go to the grand opening I managed to peek inside and boy is it big. The glass stair case is centre placed and it reminded me of the Soho store in New York but bigger!

London Apple Store

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iPod Remote no Worky With Photos

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Date: Friday, November 5th, 2004, 20:33
Category: Archive

The remote(s) for the iPod do not advance, play or stop photos on the iPod photo. Quite a bummer. Read more…

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How to get Music off Your iPod

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Date: Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004, 12:16
Category: Archive

A how-to on getting music off your iPod. Read more..

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iPod Your… Lamborghini?

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Date: Wednesday, October 27th, 2004, 17:00
Category: Archive

Lamborghini owners looking to iPod their Lamborghinis on forum, trying to emulate the BMW. As BMW has recently hard-wired audio inputs for iPods into some of their cars, including the popular 3-series and Z4 roadster, it seems other marque car owners are looking to do the same. Lamborghini-Talk has a forum for owners and enthusiasts and there is a thread on installing iPods in Lamborghinis. P.S. Check out the new BMW 3-series unveiled yesterday on www.bmwusa.com.

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New Apple Store will open in Lynnwood, WA

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Date: Saturday, October 16th, 2004, 13:13
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Apple Computer, Inc, will open a new store at the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, WA in early November 2004. Read More…

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Living in the Proverbial Closet Because of the Big Business Marketing Machine

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Date: Tuesday, October 12th, 2004, 11:19
Category: Archive

Faithful Apple users enjoy to hide the fact they are Mac fanatics, especially when toting the iPod. Read more…

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