Wireless Local Number Portability (WLNP) Coming Soon

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Date: Monday, August 4th, 2003, 20:58
Category: iPod, User Group

A Businessweek article “As Number Portability Nears” discusses the recent FCC ruling that mobile phone operators must allow customers to keep their phone number when changing providers. The new rule takes effect 23 November 2003. Read more…

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UK Bans iTrip FM Modulator

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Date: Saturday, August 2nd, 2003, 22:05
Category: iPod, User Group

A gadget that lets you send songs from Apple’s iPod music player to an FM radio has fallen foul of UK laws.

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Jack Gruber of USA Today on Inside Mac Radio

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Date: Friday, August 1st, 2003, 08:54
Category: iPod

The Mac hero appears on The Inside Mac Radio Show Saturday August 2nd.

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DockFun! v 4.0.4 updated

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Date: Monday, July 28th, 2003, 09:41
Category: iPod, User Group

Still hungry for more dock-switching capabilities? John MacDonnell, author of DockFun, writes us to let us know the latest developments on his dock switching utility. And since Apple still hasn’t added dock switching to Panther, we plan to leave the switching to elegant shareware.

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iTrip Adds Station Finder

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 09:48
Category: iPod, Peripheral

Griffin’s US$35 iTrip remains the best FM transmitter for iPods on the market because of its flexibility in broadcasting to different FM frequencies. The iTrip allows you to broadcast your iPod’s music to nearby stereos, in a car or anywhere else; competitive products don’t work well because they have a fixed number of frequencies to which they can broadcast. This week Griffin made the iTrip work even better by releasing OS X Station Finder software to look up available frequencies in 240 U.S. cities. Now all we’re waiting for is the iTrip for the newest generation of iPods, which Griffin says is shipping soon — preorder available.

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Microsoft's Patent Problem

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Date: Thursday, July 24th, 2003, 18:24
Category: iPod

A Fortune article talks about InterTrust Technologies claims that 85% of Microsoft’s entire product line infringes its digital security patents.

Last month, when Microsoft announced its bellwether decision to award employees restricted stock instead of options, it also made news in a federal courtroom?the kind of news you keep quiet about.

This has gotta hurt. If the lawsuit goes to trial, imagine the boost the Mac OS and Linux could get.

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VW New Beetle and iPod Unite

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Date: Wednesday, July 16th, 2003, 09:41
Category: Hardware, iPod

In their Pods Unite campaign, Apple and VW have partnered up to make the ultimate driving experience. With a purchase of a VW Bug, you will receive a free iPod and an iPod connectivity kit for the Beetle.

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MWNY03: Snatching Hope from the Joz of Defeat

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Date: Wednesday, July 9th, 2003, 22:10
Category: iPod, User Group

We can dream, right? Sure, there’s an excellent chance that next week’s Macworld keynote will be nothing other than a rehash of Apple’s blockbuster WWDC announcements. But Apple will have a big crowd assembled at the Javits Center Tuesday morning, so why not make a little big splash? The company has been known to make announcement at shows other than Macworld. Here’s what I’d like to see make the list.

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iPods Back at Target

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Date: Tuesday, July 8th, 2003, 16:07
Category: Hardware, iPod

iPods have begun rolling in again at Target. I work at one of the Super Target stores in Orlando and we got our first shipment of the new iPods in last night. We received two 10GB versions which sell for US$299. I haven’t seen a new display model in the hard plastics like the last one.

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Frampton tells Philly to Use iTunes

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Date: Friday, July 4th, 2003, 22:19
Category: iPod, Sighting

Frampton tells Philly to Use iTunes at Fourth of July festival at the Art Museum.

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