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NewerTech Announces High-capacity Replacement Battery for 1G and 2G iPod

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Date: Tuesday, August 31st, 2004, 06:47
Category: Accessory, iPod

Newer Technology, Inc. and Other World Computing (OWC) today introduced an ultra high-capacity 2100mAh Apple iPod Lithium-Polymer (Li-Polymer) replacement battery for all first- and second-generation iPod models.
The NewerTech battery is the highest capacity iPod battery on the market and provides 70 percent more capacity than standard Apple stock batteries. It is available immediately for US$39.95.
“The sad truth about first- and second-generation iPods is that in many cases their batteries start to fade after about 18 months, and there’s nothing worse for an iPod-user than to slowly become unable to access their digital music on-the-go,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “This new ultra high-capacity battery not only replaces the battery that died, but gives the iPod more life than it’s ever had before with 70 percent more capacity than the original battery.”
The 2100mAh iPod replacement battery uses the same high-quality Li-Polymer technology used by Apple Computer to make the original iPod batteries. The NewerTech battery also comes with two non-scratching installation tools and a detailed instruction manual to guide users smoothly through the installation process.

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Get a Free iPod – IN YOUR MIND

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Date: Tuesday, August 19th, 2003, 17:44
Category: iPod

The satire-heavy pseudo-newspaper The Onion recently posted an article titled “I Have An iPod–In My Mind.” Most of us who haven’t quite been able to put together enough scratch to buy one of our own will be able to relate…

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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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