PowerPage Wishlist: iTunes (Mega Update)

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Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2005, 08:07
Category: iTunes, Software

iPod Feature RequestLet’s face it. iTunes 4 is getting a little long in the tooth and is in desperate need of an update. The industry-standard application for syncing the iPod and for buying music online is beginning to show signs of old age. If Apple is going to continue its domination it needs to revise iTunes pretty soon. Don’t rest on your laurels Cupertino!
Updated with over 40 of your tips. Read on…

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USB EVDO Modem on the way from Falcom

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Date: Wednesday, May 4th, 2005, 12:39
Category: Software

A new EVDO USB modem is currently under development that will allow computers without PCMCIA to use EVDO (e.g. PowerBook 12 inch, Mac Desktops). Read More…

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Tiger: Random Bites

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Date: Wednesday, May 4th, 2005, 00:00
Category: Software

Some random observations on Mac OS 10.4 Tiger, in no particular order. Read More…

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Firefox 1.1 Plans Native SVG Support (Updated)

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Date: Sunday, May 1st, 2005, 22:32
Category: Software

Firefox 1.1 Features SVGSlashdot is reporting that nightly builds of Firefox 1.1 have SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) support built-in, stepping up the browser arms race between Safari another notch. Read More…

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Tiger: the Good, the Bad, the no Worky (Updated 8x)

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Date: Friday, April 29th, 2005, 09:50
Category: Software

Mac OS Tiger 10.4Apple is shipping the long-awaited Mac OS 10.4 “Tiger” (US$94.88 at Amazon.com) today at 6pm at retailers across the U.S. This article focuses on what works and what doesn’t in the newest version of the Mac OS. Should you upgrade or wait and see? Read more before clicking install…

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Tiger Deals From MCE Tech

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Date: Monday, April 25th, 2005, 22:43
Category: Software

MCE Technologies (a PowerPage sponosor) is offering some deals on Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) where if you buy one of their 8X Double-Layer SuperDrive upgrades for the PowerBook G4, iBook G4, Cube, iBook G3, iMac G5, or iMac G3 (slot-loading) you can get Tiger for US$79 which is US$50 off the retail price. If you buy one of their 16X SuperDrive upgrades for the PowerMac you can get Tiger for US$99 (US$30 off retail.)

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iTunes Mobile 1.0 Slated for June

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Date: Monday, April 25th, 2005, 09:38
Category: Software

Think Secret is reporting that iTunes Mobile 1.0 is slated for June “iTunes 4.8 Mac/Win expected soon
Apple is currently on track to finish up the first version of its iTunes software for mobile phones, dubbed iTunes Mobile 1.0 by June. Meanwhile, iTunes 4.8 is expected for Mac and Windows within the next two weeks.” More at Think Secret.

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Google Sightseeing

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Date: Sunday, April 24th, 2005, 17:29
Category: Software

Google SightseeingI am currently hooked on Google Sightseeing, a Web site that takes you to the best tourist spots in the world via Google Maps’ satellite imagery. Their moto is “Why bother seeing the world for real?” Interesting locations include: Crater Lake (the deepest in the U.S.), the 32-story Memphis Pyramid Arena, Cape Canaveral and several Nuclear power plants. Kind of like Sim City – only real.

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OS X Tiger Accidentally Shipped Early

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Date: Sunday, April 24th, 2005, 16:42
Category: Software

Mac OS 10.4 TigerAccording to Engadget “in many places around the world, Mac fans and Apple distributors received a shipment they weren’t quite expecting: OS X 10.4 Tiger arrived at the door a full eight days ahead of schedule for some lucky folks who pre-ordered. Vendors PCMall/MacMall and ClubMac gave pre-order customers a treat by unleashing the OS ahead of schedule, quickly followed up by a “recall” of the copies from PCMall.”

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Apple Posts Java Fix for Mac OS X 10.3.9

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Date: Friday, April 22nd, 2005, 07:07
Category: Software

Apple has posted an update to correct issues affecting some Java users following the installation of Mac OS X v10.3.9 Software Update.

After updating to Mac OS X 10.3.9, some systems may have issues with Java applications and Java-enabled websites when using Safari. Safari may unexpectedly quit, and standalone Java applications may unexpectedly quit or not launch. This update resolves that issue.

Lesson: Don’t install software updates for at least seven days after it is released, period. Sheesh, Apple is becoming more and more like Microsoft all the time.

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