MiCal Gives Quick Access To Your iCal Schedule For Today

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Date: Tuesday, May 27th, 2003, 22:29
Category: iPod, User Group

MiCal provides a system-wide menu which quickly displays the user’s schedule for today based on selected iCal calendars, and an icon in the menubar which shows the current date.

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RSS News Feeds on Your iPod

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Date: Monday, May 26th, 2003, 21:31
Category: iPod, Software

Read it to Me creates a playlist of MP3 files in iTunes from your unread RSS news headlines in Ranchero Software’s NetNewsWire.

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More Customizations Coming to iPod UI

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Date: Monday, May 26th, 2003, 20:49
Category: iPod, Software

I was toying around with my new iPod (3.0) the other day and i selected “playlists” from the main menu, and instead of the new column coming in from the right (as usual), it came in from the bottom. i almost flipped my lid, i couldn’t believe it. of course i could not get it to repeat this and it’s not an option in “settings”. it could very well be a slight bug in the new iPod OS or a disabled feature but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to customize the column view like that? hmmm…

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Missing iPod Commercials

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Date: Friday, May 23rd, 2003, 22:34
Category: iPod

The commercials for Nic and the little kid singing the Eminem song are noo longer on the Apple site. Could not locate anywhere as either. Wonder if people took offense to the ads. I seem to recall that the Sir Mix-A-Lot video for Baby Got Back was banned from MTV and such.

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PB17 Experiences: Hissing Keyboard Syndrome?

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Date: Thursday, May 22nd, 2003, 19:44
Category: iPod, User Group

So I have this 14″ iBook. Nice and quiet other than the HD. Now I have this new 17″ PowerBook. *HISS HISS HISS* I feel like I’m living with Salazar Slytherin! I know people keep saying “this is normal”. So here’s what I want to know? Why doesn’t it hiss if I reduce the CPU performance!? Is anyone else annoyed as hell with this!? Ed: Unfortunately, we don’t have the comments system up yet so we can’t have an open discussion on this. If anyone else is having this experience or could explain why this is happening in the first place, post a story to the Newswire. -PK

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FireWire 800/1394b CardBus Adapter Introduced

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Date: Thursday, May 22nd, 2003, 08:09
Category: iPod, User Group

FirewireDirect has the first FireWire 800 CardBus adapter for Type II slots, which offers 2-Ports, a 9-pin FireWire 800 port for connecting new 800Mbps FireWire 1394b devices and an independent legacy 6-pin port for 400Mbps FireWire products. Click ‘read more’ for full details.

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Half Empty, Half Full?: iTunes Music Store vs. Vinyl vs. Windows

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Date: Thursday, May 22nd, 2003, 08:09
Category: iPod

As numerous websites have been reporting, yes, the Rolling Stone has pointed out Apple’s iTunes Music Store, even if it keeps up its current sales pace, will still fall short of vinyl sales this year. Our colleagues have left out some very good news from the same Rolling Stone article, though — but what would mostly Windows sales mean for Apple’s future? Click read more.

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Washington Post reviews laptops

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Date: Tuesday, May 20th, 2003, 16:23
Category: Hardware, iPod

The Technology section of the Washington Post has an interesting article today reviewing the latest notebook computers from Dell, Apple and other companies. The article concludes about the PowerBook…

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AAC vs. MP3 vs. Ogg vs. AIFF

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Date: Monday, May 19th, 2003, 22:18
Category: iPod, Software

How does AAC stack up against the popular alternatives and what does this mean for the quality of the Apple iTunes Music Store?
When Apple released the iTunes Music Store they made some bold claims as to the quality of AAC. Since I had read no listening comparisons of AAC to other formats, I decided to do my own tests. For those of you who are wondering what format is best to encode with, and which bit rates are ideal for certain uses, please have a read.

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Skullcandy – Music to your ears!

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Date: Friday, May 16th, 2003, 09:07
Category: iPod

Okay, so we all have close to a bazallion gadgets, right? I have a whole closet full of stuff! Do I ever use it though? Nope. What goes with me everywhere? My cell phone (a Sony Ericsson T68i, for the record) and my iPod. This sometimes leads to some irritation when you have to answer your phone, while enjoying your music.
So you are listening to you iPod, and your phone rings. We all know the drill. Pause the iPod to see if it really is your phone, yank of your headphones, try and try to push the talk button on your way to your ear so you don’t miss the call as it is your boss wondering why it is taking so long to get his lunch, right? More at MacHelpNet

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