Think Secret Scoops iPod Announcement

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Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2005, 12:03
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Think Secret is reporting that today’s Apple announcement will be updated iPods with larger screens and hard drives. They’ll have video playback capability, but this isn’t the video iPod.

Hours prior to Apple’s October 12, sources have clarified to Think Secret recent confusion surrounding Apple’s iPod announcement today. In brief: the iPod will be feature video playback capabilities but it is not the video iPod and Apple may not bill it as so. Additionally, Apple will announce partnerships with an unknown number of broadcasting companies that will make content available for download to Apple’s device, as noted yesterday.

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Hybrid Phones Challenge the iPod

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Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2005, 10:39
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Nokia N91The Nokia N91 hard drive phone is absolutely gorgeous. Too bad the ship date has been pushed back to Q1 2006. To hear more of the pros and cons take a gander at The Register’s article on the N91 when they got hold of a preview model. The Nokia N91 or a similar hybrid phone/music player like the Sony Ericsson w800 Walkman phone could be the reason I may never buy an iPod again.
Nokia’s other notable offerings include the 8801, too bad it has no SD card slot for storage of music and photos. A rival to the OQO and tablet PC is Nokia’s Nokia 770. Last but not least, the SU-1B. This digital pen allows you to draw/write and store up to 100 A5 pages to any Bluetooth Nokia compatible phone.

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MPAA ATTEMPTS TO BYPASS CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE BROADCAST FLAG MAY BE SNEAKED IN THIS WEEK

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Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 2005, 23:34
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Rumor has it that this Tuesday, June 21st, in a
sub-committee on Commerce, Science, and Justice, a single
senator will propose an amendment, hidden among many
others, to re-animate the MPAA’s broadcast flag and burn
it into law…

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Testing Image uploads

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Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 2005, 22:47
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Google Sightseeing

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Date: Monday, April 25th, 2005, 17:43
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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 looking at Sim City but real.

iTunes Mobile 1.0 Slated for June

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Date: Monday, April 25th, 2005, 17:46
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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.

Think Belligerent

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Date: Monday, April 25th, 2005, 17:27
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Think BelligerentA Wired article by Tom McNichol in the May 2005 issue talks about the New Apple ™ and the company’s plan to subvert free speech.

Steve Jobs will do anything to protect his precious secrets. So he’s suing Apple’s biggest fans. Inside the Mac daddy’s battle with the rumor blogs.
Nick Ciarelli is the kind of guy Apple is supposed to love. At age 6 he bagan using his parents’ Mac Classic and quickly became a zealot. At age 13 he launched a Web site devote to all things Apple, especially upcoming product releases, Now 19, Ciarelli has turned his site, Think Secret, into a must read for true Apple fans.
So why is the company trying to squash him?

To find out why, you’ll have to pick up the May 2005 issue of Wired at the newstand. It’s the one with Darth Vader on the the cover.

Napster = Piracy

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Date: Friday, February 18th, 2005, 08:00
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The reincarnated Napster has worked hard to shed its old image. Working with MP3 players that use Janus digital rights protection, this model of renting an unlimited number of songs has several drawbacks and one huge flaw. The major drawback for legitimate users is that after the initial benefit of unlimited numbers passes, that monthly fee keeps eating into your bank account. Worse, when you stop paying, you loose access to everything. So what is the big deal-breaker? There are already fairly simple ways to strip the DRM protection from the files. They picked Microsoft to handle the security of these songs. Big mistake, considering how vulnerable Microsoft tends to be on security. Try as they might to change the Napster image, one likely outcome of the distribution scheme is that pirating teens will buy one or two months of service and download like crazy. They will then strip the DRM from thousands of songs and cancel the subscription. The scheme is so back loaded it almost encourages this slash and burn mentality. It reminds me of the record clubs of the 1970′s that would send you a dozen free albums if you agreed to buy many more in the future. The recording industry will not be amused by this almost predictable outcome

Panic Releases Transmit 3

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Date: Thursday, February 17th, 2005, 08:40
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Panic has just released Transmit 3 with many new features:
*Column View
*TAB
*iDisk/Web Dav Support
*Sidebar (with per-favorite folder)
*Totally redesigned Favorites
*Search
*Preview Drawer with Zooming
*FTP with TSL/SSL Support
*Server to Server Transfer
*Spring-Loaded Folders
Transmit 3 is the PowerPage’s preferred FTP client and costs US$29.99, upgrades are available for US$17.95.

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How to Enter the iTunes Contest for Free

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Date: Tuesday, July 6th, 2004, 10:55
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The iTune Music store from Apple is celebrating their 70% worldwide market share of legal downloads by having a contest to count down to the 100 millionth song with some great prizes like iPods, PowerBooks, 10,000 free songs, etc. Read More…

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