Parallels Desktop for Mac 2.5 Build 3150 Released

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Date: Monday, February 5th, 2007, 13:20
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Engadget is reporting that build 3150 of Parallels Desktop for Mac 2.5 has been released.
The newest build, a 38.5 megabyte download, adds full USB 2.0 support, full CD and DVD burn support within the virtual machine framework, true drag and drop functionality, a more streamlined interface and support for VMWare and Virtual PC disks within the program.
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Apple and Cisco Push Back Legal Deadline

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Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 09:37
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An article on Macworld News, Apple Inc. and Cisco Systems describes how the firms have extended their deadline in the legal battle over Apple’s upcoming iPhone in order to keep working towards a settlement.
In a joint statement issued yesterday, the two companies have stated they’ll extend the deadline in the hope of reaching an agreement towards the device’s use and interoperability.
For the full article, click here.

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Nike Introduces Hatphones for iPod

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Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 08:47
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iLounge has gotten word that Nike has introduced a new cold weather hat designed to “hold and control an iPod Nano”.
The $60 Nike Men’s Soft Shell Therma-FIT Hatphones Cap, available in four colors (black, grey, blue and red), features a fully functional iPod Nano click wheel control allowing the user to select and adjust individual songs while they keep moving.
It remains unclear as to how the iPod Nano will connect to the hat itself.
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Apple Files Patent for iTunes Store Access on Mobile Device

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Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 08:55
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iphonehand.jpgAccording to an article over on MacNN, Apple has filed a patent to lay the groundwork for iPhone users to be able to access and purchase content from the iTunes Store.
The patent, which describes the “configuration of a computing device in a secure manner” describes how a mobile device could access the iTunes store and engage in transactions. Additional details include mention of digital signatures and how they’d be validated and a diagram points to a handset communicating with a PC, which is in contact with servers at the other end.
It gets technical, but it is interesting.
For the full article and diagram series, click here.
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Differentiating the Old From the New

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Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 11:35
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Engadget has run a helpful article as to how to differentiate the original silver matchbook-sized iPod Shuffle from the recently-released new version, which arrives with higher quality earbud headphones.
The new silver iPod Shuffle box now feaures silver-tinted graphics as opposed to the original silver Shuffle’s green-tinted graphics. A picture’s worth a thousand words, so take a gander and let us know what you make of the new Shuffle if you get your hands on one.

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Thinklabs Releases Stethoscope iPod Accessory

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Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 09:09
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This just in from The Unofficial Apple Weblog; Thinklabs is bundling a ds32a Digital Stethescope with an XtremeMac MicroMemo converter and a 2 gigabyte iPod Nano. The combined package creates a digital stethoscope recording system that retails for $495.
Not a bad idea and it’ll be interesting to see how the device imports the recorded files into a Mac or PC.
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iPhone Theme Available for Motorola RAZR

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Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 09:52
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Myiphone.com has posted an article about an available iPhone theme for the Motorola RAZR cell phone.
The theme may void the RAZR’s warranty and probably isn’t kosher according to Apple’s legal department, but interested parties can still download and install the 371 kilobyte file from here.
A full discussion thread is also taking place on motox.info. Since the iPhone’s introduction back in January, a slew of look-alike themes have cropped up for cell phones and PDAs such as Windows Mobile devices, the Sidekick III and the Blackberry 7100.
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FCC Looks Towards Reconfiguring Cell Phone Markets

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Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 07:19
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An article on USA Today’s web site discusses the current cell phone market, the infamous Carterphone (a device that could pull in radio transmissions and connect them to a phone network), the monopoly known as AT&T which hated the Carterphone and a 1968 FCC ruling that declared that anyone could make devices to tie into a telephone network.
The change paved the way for new devices such as inexpensive phones, answering machines, fax machines and modems to be present on the same network while AT&T lost the position it once held.
The article discusses how cable television could become unbundled this year to allow devices such as Tivos and Media Center PCs to be able to descramble cable signals without a cable box, thereby finally backing an as-yet unenforced provision in the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
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When Windows Vista, Parallels and Virtualization Collide

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Date: Wednesday, January 31st, 2007, 13:40
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According to an article on Mac Observer, Parallels, makers of the popular Parallels Desktop for the Mac, is alerting its customers that they’ll run into End User License Agreements (EULA) when running Windows Vista in a virtualization-based environment such as the one Parallels provides.
According to Vista’s agreement, which the user essentially signs when they click the “Agree” button, is that the Home Basic and Home Premium editions of Microsoft’s recently released operating system are not licensed for use in a virtualization environment. In order to run Windows Vista in a virtualization format the license agrees with, users will have to look into the $299 Business edition as opposed to the less expensive home versions.
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iLounge Provides Additional Details About New iPod Shuffles

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Date: Wednesday, January 31st, 2007, 08:01
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The folks at iLounge have published a quick guide as to the differences between the original silver matchbook-sized iPod Shuffle and the new colored units released yesterday.
While almost everything remains identical and the flash-based MP3 player is still available for $79, the piece does mention that Apple has included a higher quality set of earbud headphones than those that shipped with the silver Shuffle this past holiday season.
For the full read, click here.
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