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Thursday, February 24, 2005

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IDC Likes What It Sees Inside iPod Shuffle

Apple makes a healthy 35 to 40 per cent profit on each player sold, and stands to make even more from iTunes music purchases and expected drops in flash memory pricing.


Extras Make iPod More Versatile

The world's favorite digital hip-hugger, though prized by the music-porting crowd, often feels incomplete. That's why there are add-ons. Lots of them.

Silhouette iPod Ads Win Prize For Unseen Costumes

"Only fellow costume designers could appreciate how difficult a job that was."

A Novel Use For iPods

Audio books have shaken off their image as something to listen to when you're ill in bed. Now the MP3 generation is driving a revolution in stories that can be enjoyed on the go.

You Can Use An iPod For Much More Than Music

Is There A Cell Processor In Apple's Future?

Tables Turn In Campus Mac Vs. Windows Feud

With a reinvented, cutting-edge operating system and a cool sleek design, Apple is clawing its way to technological equality on campus.

New iPod Launches Solidify Apple's Position

"Apple clearly holds the leadership position on this market and we believe these changes will widen the gap between Apple and potential competitors that are trying to chip away at iPod market share."

Adobe Versus The World

Does Bruce Chizen know something that other software executives don't?

TiVo Shares Rise On Takeover Speculation

"What we hear on the street is that Apple is interested in [Tivo's] business and that they are a takeout target."

Apple Shames Itself Again Over Security

Critical hole in Mac OS X patched three months late.


Apple Enables iPod Addictions

Recent Apple euphoria leaves no room for missteps, and investors should tread carefully.

Don't Get Ripped Off: Go With A Windows PC

Sure, it's easy to rag on Microsoft, with their lack of innovation and buckets of hard, cold cash reserves. But they're the global leader of operating systems and software for a reason: versatility.

Bars Hold iPod Nights For iDrunk DJs

The point is that the iPod is breaking permanent ground, and [Dell CEO] Rollins is either in denial or out of touch.

Farewell To 40GB

Although I do like having options, turning fundamental parts of a product into add-on options isn't what I had in mind.

Apple Knifing Its Own FireWire Baby By Pushing USB 2.0 As iPod's Primary Connectivity Option


Accessories Dress Up Your iPod

Lugaru: The Rabbit's Foot

This is a developer well worth supporting, and Lugaru is a game that is well worth playing.


Me So Jealous

I so want the new iPod mini — just because of its 18-hours play-time.


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