Fake iPods in Chinese Electronic Store

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Date: Wednesday, November 1st, 2006, 08:02
Category: iPod

What looks like an iPod Mini nano… is nothing more then a bad copy. Upon taking a closer look the iPod letters look odd, the USB connector on the bottom is badly fitted, the User Interface (while in Color) still sucks compared to the real iPod. On the backside it says “Designs by Appls California.”

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REVIEW: XtremeMac MicroMemo iPod Microphone

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Date: Monday, October 23rd, 2006, 08:00
Category: Accessory

micromemo.pngMicroMemo is a new voice recorder for the iPod that captures 16-bit audio at 22 kHz and 44 kHz to the hard drive.
Recording audio has tons of uses but it’s most beneficial to anyone that attends meetings, lectures, and interviews or otherwise needs a recording of an event.
MicroMemo attaches to the dock connector of the full-size iPod and requires no software. Once attached a simple interface appears on the iPod screen that allows you to either “record” or “save” a recording.
MicroMemo includes a flexible, detachable mic and you can attach any microphone with a standard 3.5mm plug. A built-in speaker allows you to listen to your recordings immediately.
The sound quality was very good as you can hear in the following sample files:
High Quality – 44kHz, WAV, 00:23, 3.9MB, (~170kb/sec)
Low Quality – 22kHz, WAV, 00:38, 1.6MB (~42kb/sec)
MicroMemo is available now from XtremeMac for US$60 in black and white is available to pre-order.

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The Apple Core: Apple patent hints at satellite potential of iPod

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Date: Friday, October 20th, 2006, 10:16
Category: The Apple Core

satellite-ipod-patent1.gifI’m a big fan of satellite radio and was a subscriber to XM radio for three years before switching to Sirius about a year ago.
Back in December 2004, I wrote that Apple was in talks with Sirius to discuss an iPod with a built-in satellite radio receiver. The “SatPod” would be able to receive satellite radio broadcasts from either XM or Sirius (ideally both) and even record the content to the iPod hard drive. Sources told me back then that about such a device.
Almost two years later Apple has filed for a patent which hints that a satellite radio accessory for the iPod may become a reality.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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The Apple Core: Make your own (RED) MacBook Pro

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Date: Tuesday, October 17th, 2006, 11:29
Category: The Apple Core

speck-seethru-mbp-red.jpgAfter Friday’s launch of the (PRODUCT) RED iPod nano to benefit The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, there are some rumblings that Apple may extend the program to include other products as well.
Think Secret reports that Apple may be considering creating a red MacBook and iMac to support the cause.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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REVIEW: Speck ActiveSport Armband for iPod nano 2g

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Date: Tuesday, October 17th, 2006, 08:00
Category: iPod

speck-activesport-armband-ipod-nano.jpgOne of the things that drives me nuts about Apple is their rabid secrecy when it comes to new products. I understand what their reasons are, and they’re noble, but there are some downsides. Take for example the announcement of the new second generation iPod nano (aluminum), they were available in store immediately but it was impossible to find a case for one.
Granted, the 2g nano is only a hair smaller than the original, but if you read this site even a little bit you’re aware that I have a bit of a bag/case fetish and that I like my iron completely protected from the cruel world – and my clumsy hands. This presents an obvious problem for someone like me, it’s almost impossible to find cases that fit the new nano. Until now.
Speck Products is one of the first companies out of the chute with cases designed specifically for the 2g iPod nano. And boy are they cool…
Click on the headline to read more…

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The Apple Core: Apple announces red iPod nano

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Date: Friday, October 13th, 2006, 08:16
Category: The Apple Core

ipod-nano-red.jpgApple is collaborating with U2 frontman Bono and Oprah Winfrey on a red iPod nano that will promote an AIDS charity – (PRODUCT) RED.
The new red iPod nano is just like the other second-generation (aluminum) nanos. It has 4GB of memory and will sell for US$199 the difference is that US$10 from every sale will be donated to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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Why Microsoft Can’t Compete With iTunes

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Date: Tuesday, October 10th, 2006, 10:00
Category: Opinion

Secret answers that expose a series of myths about Microsoft’s ability to own new markets, how it uses its monopoly in the PC industry, and why its monopoly position won’t be of any help in fixing the company’s broken retial consumer electronics strategies.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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Apple iPhone Concepts From all Over the Web

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Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, 10:24
Category: Mock-Up

iPhone-034-Will-Reiher.jpgA blog is attempting to assemble all of the iPhone prototypes and concepts floating around on the Web. My current fave is “iPhone 034″ by WIll Reiher (pictured).

Wired has also posted a pretty impressive gallery of iMockups as well, including my favorite “true video” ipod.

What’s your favorite?

appleiphone.blogspot.com :: Apple iPhone Designs

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Inventec Beats Quanta for new Video iPod

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Date: Sunday, October 1st, 2006, 21:28
Category: iPod

Apple Computer will focus its new video iPod orders at Inventec rather than distributing to both Inventec and Quanta Computer, according to component makers cited in a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

A production bottleneck at Quanta is said to be the major cause of the order adjustment, said the paper. Quanta was cited by the paper as saying that orders for 2006 and 2007 are still on schedule.

DigiTimes > Inventec reportedly beats Quanta for new video iPod orders

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The Apple Core: iTunes 7 and iPod 1.2 update confound users

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Date: Friday, September 22nd, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

sad-ipod.jpgWhen Steve Jobs announced iTunes 7 I couldn’t reload the download page fast enough. I was anxious to try out the first whole number upgrade to Apple’s venerable jukebox application in almost a year. In the 10 or so days that I’ve been using the new iTunes I’ve had little or no problems with it. Unfortunately others haven’t been so lucky.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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