Which Online Store Works With Which MP3 Player?

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Date: Tuesday, October 5th, 2004, 11:02
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CNet has posted a chart helping everyone who loves music figure out which online music sites can be used with their player. Especially useful for those Mac faithful who own (GASP!) another portable music player.

Finding the right MP3 player isn’t an easy proposition now that there are so many options to choose from. To complicate the matter further, certain players work only with certain online music stores. Even if you already have an MP3 player, it can be tricky to figure out which stores sell songs that your player can actually play.
In other words, online music is a jungle. Think of this chart as your machete, slicing through the tangles and confusion. It doesn’t list every player in the world, but it goes a long way toward helping you make sure that your purchased songs will work with your MP3 player. (Note on testing: Players were tested using at least one of the following: bundled software, RealPlayer, and Windows Media Player. We are continually testing popular players as new stores/services, firmware updates, and DRM technology are constantly being implemented.)

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Verizon and Apple Fail to Support Bluetooth Sync on Motorola V710

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Date: Monday, October 4th, 2004, 08:29
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Neither Verizon nor Apple support wireless address book synchronization on Verizon’s first Bluetooth phone, the Motorola V710. Read more…

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iMac G5 Heat and Fan Issues

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Date: Friday, October 1st, 2004, 10:11
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I have some issues with my new iMac G5: the rear of the case is deforming from heat (near the SuperDrive) and the fan is quiet but tuns at a steady, directional and annoying pitch. Read more…

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How to use an iPod as a Bootable Drive

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Date: Tuesday, August 17th, 2004, 13:13
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Install an OS and boot from your iPod. Learn how to back up to it as well.
This week?s How-To from Engadget is a handy one for the Mac folks out there who want to run multiple operating systems, but not install them to their hard drive, all using an iPod as a bootable FireWire drive. They also cover ways to simply back up your home directory (or anything else to your iPod) which can be handy too, and even used in conjunction with this how-to. Still no word on where Apple’s “Home on iPod” is.
Read More on Engadget.

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Using AirPort Express on a Hotel Room Ethernet

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Date: Wednesday, August 4th, 2004, 09:24
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I took my AirPort Express (AX) on the road for the first time this week. Having seen some reports about AX devices not working on some hotel networks, I took the conservative approach and pre-configured my AX to act as a Bridge only. I set the address of the AX manually to 10.0.1.1 and created a new location on my PowerBook with IP address 10.0.1.2 so that I could later configure the AX using an Ethernet cable directly between the AX and PB. Read More…

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Motorola MPx100 Cancelled

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Date: Monday, August 2nd, 2004, 02:35
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Motorola officials at MotoSummer 2004 confirmed that MPx100 has been cancelled. No wonder Motorola has been quiet about the phone. Read More…

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iPod Labeled a Security Risk

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Date: Tuesday, July 13th, 2004, 08:50
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A Reuters article mentions that Britain’s Ministry of Defence “has become the latest organization to add the iPod to its list of high-tech security risks.”

The pocket-sized digital music player, which can store thousands of songs, is one of a series of banned gadgets that the military will no longer allow into most sections of its headquarters in the UK and abroad.

Anyone remember the story about the boy who plugged his iPod into a Mac at the Apple Store and downloaded the entire Microsoft Office suite to it?
But if you ban the iPod, couldn’t the same be said for other solid state storage such as CF, SD, and all other media players? I’m sure somebody will say it’s there God given freedom to take along anything they want into work. I can hear the cry from those geeks now.

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PB17 Wear & Tear: Escape Big Bertha's Bezel Bite, pt. I

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 07:00
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“Gee, Jason,” I said to the PowerPage’s fearless editor-in-chief at Macworld CreativePro, “you know, I’ve got these funny dark marks on my PowerBook [17"].” Springing into action, Jason got a mad look in his eyes and said, “My friend, you’ve got Bezel Bite.” Opening my `Book, sure enough, there were the dark vertical lines on the wrist rest-area of my machine. Feeling a bit as though I’d just been identified with an STD, we talked to the team at RadTech, whose WildEepz are the only known cure for Bezel Bite.

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Menu Bar Faves: iClock

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 07:04
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If iClock gave you nothing more than an update on Apple’s tired “Show time in Menu Bar” option in OS X, it’d already be a worthwhile download. Finally, you can have the date displayed next to the time so you don’t have to click the clock to find out today’s date. But the developers didn’t stop there: iClock includes an arsenal of useful features that make it an absolute must-have, and a no-brainer for inclusion in the prestigious ranks of PowerPage Menu Bar Faves.

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Sonnet Aria – The Sound of 54MBits

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 04:34
Category: Accessory, PowerBook 15-Inch

PowerBook users pre-Airport Extreme can join in on 802.11g networks now with a new product from Sonnet, the Aria.

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