Sherlock Changing?

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Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2005, 11:11
Category: Software

More than one of Apple’s Sherlock channels has gone offline, replaced with the simple message “This channel is temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon.” Both default channels Pictures and Movies have been affected. Any word on what sparked the shutdown?
Pictures is still offline, but Movies are back. Our guess as to the cause: the impending launch of Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) which is anticipated on April 1, 2005.

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Mac Application Launcher for Your Car

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Date: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005, 06:01
Category: Software

Ever wished you could have a Mac in your car? We did, so we got to work and installed a Mac in the car. We soon found out that the beautiful interface of Mac OS X was not the ideal solution for the car environment. Dragging a mouse about was simply too time consuming and extremely dangerous if done while driving. “Wouldn’t it be great if we had an interface to get things working instead of having to double click all over the place?” we asked ourselves. Well, we got to work again and i3 was born. The intelligent integrated interface. Basically it’s an application launcher, but it’s so much more than that when you start to use it. Read More…

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PocketMac Safari Scrapbook

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Date: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005, 03:04
Category: Software

PocketMac Safari Scrapbook is the first tool to automatically collect Safari Web browser users’ history into a searchable database. Every night, PocketMac Safari Scrapbook will save the text and content from the day’s history into a form the user can search later.

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Google Montage

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Date: Monday, March 21st, 2005, 22:16
Category: Software

It’s not directly from Google, but it’s cool nonetheless. Check out Grant Robinson’s Google Montage.

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Keynote and Pages Updated

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Date: Friday, March 18th, 2005, 01:02
Category: Software

Apple has released updates for the applications in their new iWork suite. Keynote has been updated to version 2.0.1 and Pages is up to 1.0.1. According to Software Update:
Keynote 2.0.1 addresses isolated issues that may have affected reliability for some customers.
Pages 1.0.1 addresses isolated issues that may have affected reliability for some customers and resolves an issue related to deleting complete pages.

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Check, Bet or Fold: New Hold'em Game Coming to BlackBerry

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Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 2005, 19:57
Category: Mobile Phone, Software

Without question my new favorite phone is the BlackBerry 7100t, I can’t go anywhere without it and am totally hooked on having my email available to me at all times. And unlike other phones where the novelty kind of wears off after a couple of weeks, I still use most of the data functions all of the time – even after having it for more than 60 days. They call it a Crackberry for a reason! Read more…

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Cepstral Swift Text-to-Speech Supports Apple Speech Manager

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Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 2005, 17:30
Category: Software

Cepstral offers 18 voices in six languages. David, the newest voice, is optimized for reading news and browser content. The voices integrate 100 percent with Apple’s Speech Manager. Free to try, US$30 to purchase.

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Two-Way iChat at 60 MPH

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Date: Monday, March 14th, 2005, 16:08
Category: Software

Two-way iChat Video while driving 60 MPH. Click through for pictures and a movie that show it is possible.

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iScroll2 Updated to Version 0.18

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Date: Monday, March 14th, 2005, 08:42
Category: Software

iScroll2 is a modified trackpad driver that adds two-finger scrolling capabilities to supported pre-2005 PowerBooks and iBooks on OS X 10.3. Supported models include aluminum PowerBooks introduced from 2003 to 2004 as well as all G4 iBooks. Read More…

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ITMS Just Training Wheels for iTunes Video Store?

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Date: Tuesday, March 8th, 2005, 10:35
Category: iTunes Music Store, Software

Richard Ackerman revisits the rumor of an iTunes Video Store

Why is The Incredibles movie trailer inside of iTunes?
I wondered why Apple put trailers inside of iTunes.
But I have figured it out.
Apple is building the platform for selling video downloads the same way they sell music downloads.
Why do they host trailers on their site at all?
Hmm, sort of a daily infrastructure test…
Why video inside iTunes? iTunes is crossplatform… sales platform…
Steve has said that portable video (the “iPod Video”) doesn’t make sense. (There is already portable Mac video, it’s called an iBook or PowerBook.) But downloading video to your desktop… or say the Mac Mini… Send the video over wireless to your TV like they do with the AirPort Express audio thing…
Notice how every time Steve does a talk he goes on and on about some new video thing the Mac can do? I thought he was wearing his Pixar hat, but he’s actually building the Mac video infrastructure.

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