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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ranking as the coolest person speaking at Macworld CreativePro, artist and “Great American Pop Icon” Peter Max will be on The Inside Mac Radio Show Saturday afternoon talking about art and Macs. Guest list, show notes, and links are all on Scott Shepard’s site. If you call in between 1:00pm and 2:00pm PDT on 1-800-490-0058 you’re eligible for Peter Max prizes, but if you miss that, an MP3 archive will be posted.