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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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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Apple's Keynote Reviewed by Presentations Magazine

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Date: Tuesday, May 13th, 2003, 09:28
Category: Software

Apple’s Keynote software has been reviewed by “Presentations” magazine, a publication devoted to professionals who deal with oral and graphical presentations in their jobs.

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When in Doubt, Imitate Apple

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Date: Monday, May 12th, 2003, 16:04
Category: iPod, Software

A troubling article from the NYTimes is discussed on OSOpinion on the battle being waged between users and record labels on the issue of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing.

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Whatever Happened to iChat?

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Date: Wednesday, May 7th, 2003, 11:22
Category: Software

What is Apple planning to do with iChat? if anything. If nothing, then will there be an alternate rendezvous chat client?

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New iPod Text Notes Feature

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Date: Friday, May 2nd, 2003, 00:00
Category: iPod, Software

I’ve been a reader for over seven years now (started when I was shopping for my PB 1400) and you guys have always had the best insight on portable technologies, so here’s my question: I was reading about the new iPod’s “store text notes” feature and saw on the site where Apple mentioned “Now you can have the information you need – from restaurant reviews to concert guides to news articles – right at your fingertips.” It wasn’t until I read the “news articles” one that I started to wonder, would it be possible to have an Avant Go-type service for the iPod?

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Ask PowerPage: Centralizing Calendar Data

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Date: Monday, April 28th, 2003, 06:04
Category: Software

My girlfriend and I have a home network set up and are looking for a way to centralize our schedules. I have a Quicksilver G4 and a TiBook, along with a Sony Ericsson T68i.

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Keynote, Bluetooth, T68i and an Old School PB

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Date: Friday, April 25th, 2003, 08:08
Category: PowerBook G3, Software

Yesterday, I gave my first Keynote presentation, and I have to say that it was a great success. I used my old PowerBook G3/400/512 along with the Clicker software, my
Sony Ericsson T68i
mobile phone and a Keynote preso loaded with photos and video.

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PowerBook Hard Drive Recovery Service

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
Category: Software

Everyone has lost a hard drive at one point in their life and there is nothing worse than losing data. Being a level one certified technician for an Apple Authorized Service Provider in a previous life, people have always approached me with the age old question “can you recover my hard drive?” Having had great luck with data recovery techniques in the past I would take on such jobs as favors for friends and family.

With years of PowerBook experience and a good recovery track record under my belt I am investigating starting a specialized PowerBook hard drive recovery service that is fast and economical.

The service is simple, cost-effective and goes something like this: simply send your 2.5-inch hard drive and a bench fee (about US$75 in the continental U.S.) to us with your contact information. Within three business days of receipt of your drive, we will diagnose it and email you a report of what data, if any, we found on the drive. At this point you can either a) elect to have your data recovered to CD-ROM for a fee, or b) have your drive returned to you at our expense.

If you have had the misfortune of losing a PowerBook hard drive and are interested in this type of HD recovery service drop me a line. Please include the manufacturer and size of your hard drive and any information about what happened and the symptoms it is exhibiting.

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