Mac news for Mac people

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

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Flash iPod New, Exclusive Details

The micro iPod is white, and will hold 240 songs — but has no screen so will play the unlisted tracks in a set order or in random fashion. Apple's slogan for the iPod is "240 songs a million ways."

Apple Suit Tests First Amendment

Apple's lawsuit against a web site that published details of forthcoming Mac products raises troubling First Amendment questions, media experts say.


How The Mac Was Born, And Other Tales

Steve Jobs will be the star attraction when the Macworld Conference and Expo opens to the public Tuesday, but many Mac fans might be just as interested in hearing from one of the Mac's original creators.

Environmentalists March Against Apple

Apple's waste recycling policy was put in the picture yesterday when 20 safety-suit wearning protesters staged a noon demonstration outside the companys Cupertino HQ.

iPod Demand Strips Supply

Apple iPods are selling faster than they can be shipped to Australia.

Apple's iPod Rocks Car-Stereo Makers

Looking to capitalize on the digital music player's sales success over the holidays, auto electronics makers are rushing to develop plug-in adapters that let drivers pick tunes from their iPods using the controls of their car stereos.

Scoop: Here It Is, The New iPod

"Life is random!". Plus the number [of songs]: 240.

Fans Thinking Of iPod More As A Handheld Computer Or PDA

iPods are beginning to appear in schools, in hospitals and in the hands of Linux geeks, of all people.

Apple Looks For The Halo

As to the halo effect, it's a nice theory. But so far, that hasn't happened.

Apple Launches IT Pro Web Site

Apple today launched its new IT Pro Web site, which provides a wide variety of information and resources for IT professionals.

iPod Spawns An Ecosystem Of Products

The show, which starts today at the Moscone Center, is ostensibly about the Macintosh. But it's Apple's other product, the iPod digital music player, that's creating the biggest buzz.

HP To Launch iPod Photo


Macs Could Infiltrate The Enterprise

Apple makes its strongest enterprise case on a higher level, with its Xserve G5 servers and Xserve RAID storage systems.

Will Microsoft's Monoculture Take The 'Pod' Out Of Podcasting?

Had I been Steve Jobs, I would have marshaled every engineer needed to produce the GarageBand equivalent of a podcast authoring tool for the Mac and to turn the iPod into the ultimate podcast endpoint.

Whatever Happened To... The Apple Mac?

Does Apple have what it takes to expand this market share, and can it afford it?

Can The Mac Do Without Microsoft Office?

It would not surprise me if Apple decided it could live without Microsoft Office.

Mac Envy

[KeyNote] is the first software that has made me seriously consider buying a Mac for myself.

Apple As Big Brother

It's not the publication's job to determine whether a source is violating confidentiality agreements.

Found On Usenet: First Mac Rumor Ever!

A mystery machine being developed at Apple resembling "a stripped down Lisa built for home use."

Apple Can't Strongarm Bloggers

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is representing the publishers to protect their right to keep confidential the identities of the people who supplied them with the [product] information.


See You Tomorrow

Well, it's 11 pm here in Singapore as I am typing this... 2 more hours to go before the start of the keynote.

But I'm off to sleep now, as I dream about headless iMacs and screenless iPods. Enjoy the live coverage by the Mac Web, and I'll see you tomorrow.

What Are podSites? A slice of the web to go.

"A podSite is our name for a collection of text files, with links to other text files, and possibly sound files and image files stored, and accessibleon an iPod."

"Think of it as a website for your iPod."


Hackers Tune In To Windows Media Player

Hackers are using the newest DRM technology in Microsoft's Windows Media Player to install spyware, adware, dailers and computer viruses on unspsecting PC users.

Microsoft Gets Anti-Spyware Right — Sort Of

Microsoft has released a great anti-spyware tool. Now, if the company would only devote itself to underlying Windows security, it wouldn't have to spend so much time and money on anti-spyware software, and we'd all be better off.

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