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Apple vs. Economics

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 12:48
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I think that Apple’s future product lines should focus on a less is more philosophy. I am not saying that they should offer less, but that they should try and make do with less. For example, it has been widely speculated that the next major iMac revision will have an LCD screen. I think that the screen used for this iMac should be the same model as is currently being used in the PowerBook G4.

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iPod; Super Charged Digital Vehicle of the Future

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 06:27
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A high-resolution LCD, ultra-slim 5 gig hard drive, upgradeable firmware and a FireWire port. What next for the iPod? Pod is defined as:

3.) A casing or housing forming part of a vehicle
4.) Something resembling a pod, as in compactness.

This makes me believe that the iPod really means a digital “vehicle.” This device, with some firmware updates, could really be everything from a mini-PDA to a picture viewer.

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Equal Time for Lefties: Nuke the CAPS LOCK Key

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 00:41
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New Airport Security Procedures for Laptops

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 00:11
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Shure Earplugs Favored by Musicians

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 00:38
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"This One Goes to 11…" More on Ear Safety

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 00:18
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One major caution against simply “turning up the volume” is the potential for hearing damage. Basically anything over 75 dBA has the potential to cause hearing damage (a level present in many jets before you add sound from head phones. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), which balances personal damage and business costs used the much more lenient 85 dBA. Adding more sound in ear phones to mask plane noise may well put one’s hearing at risk.

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OS X Security Update can Kill Classic on PowerBooks

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Date: Thursday, November 8th, 2001, 18:40
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Microsoft's Kevin Browne on Office v.X

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Date: Thursday, November 8th, 2001, 17:10
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Music Notation & OS X: Sibelius 2 is Coming

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Date: Thursday, November 8th, 2001, 13:28
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Sibelius 2 for Mac OS X will become one of the first major music applications to be OS X native when it is released first quarter 2002. The Windows version of the leading music notation software, available now, already exhibits Aqua-inspired interface effects including transparency, an apparently Office v.X-inspired toolbar/properties palette, and Aqua-like buttons. Version 2.0 is the largest overhaul yet to Finale’s major competitor, with a long list of new features and improvements.

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Health Warning: Earphones and Tinnitus

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Date: Thursday, November 8th, 2001, 10:39
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We’ve posted several articles on the consequences of loud volume levels in your headphones which can lead to ringing in your ears and distorted vision. It is important to note that loud volume levels can lead to damage to your ears and to a condition known as tinnitus. A note from a sufferer…

I suffer with tinnitus and have read many emails from people who have damaged their ears at loud rock concerts and using headphones at maximum volume. I have also read letters from the parents of those who committed suicide because the agony of their tinnitus was unbearable.
The buzz is a warning. The distorted vision is a warning. There is no cure for tinnitus so if you damage your ears with loud volume and cause tinnitus, you have to live with it. Imagine what life might be like if you have some one blowing one loud note on a trumpet just inches from your left ear. It ain’t fun…

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