Mac news for Mac people

Wednesday, March 9, 2005


iPod, You Pod, We All Pod

Apple iPods, along with their signature white earphones, have become as ever-present around cmapus as their annoyingly catchy commercials have become on television.

Local Firms Ride Wave Of iPod Success

You may have just shelled out $300 for an iPod. But for the gadget geeks and Mac addicts, the spending has just begun.

Business Travellers Love Their iPods And Flat Beds

15 per cent of survey respondents rated their iPod an essential accessory.

Logitech Announces Their First iPod Speaker System

Apple's Lawsuits To Guard Its Secrets Leave Mac Faithful With Bitter Taste

Some now view Apple like a star turning on his fans, as if, say, U2 or Tom Cruise tried to shut down their fan clubs.

Linux Creator Torvalds Switches To An Apple Mac

Linux creator Linus Torvalds said this afternoon that he's now running an Apple Macintosh as his main desktop, mainly for work reasons, although partly simply because he's a self-described "technology whore."

Inside Ranchero With Brent And Sheila Simmons

Just about everything you could think of is covered, and just about everything you'd never think of is covered, too...

VoiceNote Voice Recorder For iPod

Apple Shares Fall On Sony, Napster Fears

Apple shares dropped Tuesday on concern of a relaunch of Sony's famed Walkman line and increased competition from Napster might take a bite out of its dominance of online music and portable layers.

Apple Dashboard Contest Winners Announced

The two winners were Alco Blom for Send SMS, and Michael Robinette for WikityWidget.


iPod Mini, Mac Mini, iBook Mini?

If The New York Times Jumped Off A Bridge

I no longer believe Apple's suit is an intimidation tactic — I think their lawyers believe they have a winning case.

Podcasting, Music, And Me

Gentle Readers, Michelle Malone, Mo'Jones, Lascivious Biddies, American Heartbreak, Enter the Haggis, and 3Canal. Thanks to podcasting, I've rediscovered music.


Mac Mini 2 Inches High, But It Has A Lot

Getting Things Done With Your Mac

Make iPod eBooks

Here's a quick, free, cross platform way to make iPod ebooks.


Universal Password Policy

A lot of news web sites are asking for registration nowadays, and that requires a user-id (usually your e-mail address) and a password. That's burden #1 for your user.

And to register, a lot of web sites ask for a lot of information that the user might have to think hard to think of some fake data. That's burden #2.

Then, some of these web sites (I'm not naming names...) demand that your password follows certain convention. Must be at least 8 characters. Must be exactly 8 characters. (Yes, I've encountered this.) Must have at least 1 numeric digit. That's burden #3.

By this time, the user will be asking, can't I get the same information elsewhere for free?

And so I closed the browser tab.

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