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Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Creative Claims Music Player Patent Covers iPod, Too

Creative on Tuesday announced that it has been awarded U.S. Patent 6,928,433, which it's calling the "Zen Patent" for short. The Zen Patent describes how files on a digital music player are organized, and covers not only its own Zen and Nomad jukeboxes, but also Apple's iPod and iPod mini, according to a statement released by the company.

Reports: iTunes Phone Coming, Deal With Cingular Struck

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has reached an agreement with Cingular to offer the first iTunes-compatible Motorola mobile phone. In addition, the paper said that Apple is on the verge of releasing new flash memory-based iPod minis.

An iPod Cellphone Said To Be Imminent

Apple and Motorola plan to unveil a long-awaited mobile phone and music player next week that will incorporate Apple's iTunes software, a telecommunications industry analyst who has been briefed on the announcement said on Monday.

FileMaker Pro 8, FileMaker Pro 8 Advanced Available

Jobs Makes 'Greatest Business Leaders' List

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been listed as one of the top 30 Greatest Business Leaders of the 20th Century according to the September issue of Fast Company magazine.

Safari 2.0.1 And 1.3.1 Released

Apple Hints At Big Music Announcement

Apple is preparing a major announcement next week, dropping hints of something as critical to the company's future as the release of the original iPod in 2001.


iPod Came And Broke Your Heart

Rock snobs' days are numbered when their collections can be downloaded in minutes.

The Ball Is In Apple's Court

The reality is that Apple does not work well with most partners.

Apple Dissent (Gasp!)

Take stock now, Apple, and invest in making your service the best it can be.

Behind Apple's Strategy: Be Second To Market

Apple smartly surveyed the marketplace and discerned that any competitive software platforms would win or lose based on ease of use.


Big Bang Board Games

Big Bang Board Games is the pinnacle of classic gaming bliss.

Moving GarageBand

If you'd like to be able to stick your GarageBand installation somewhere else, the easiest solution is David Hodge's free GarageBand Anywhere 5.0.1.


We Know Blogging Has Made It To The Big Time...

... when blogging is featured as a question to a Singapore junior college's 'A' Level preliminary examination paper.

(For those who are not familiar with the British system, 'A' Levels is an examination one would take at around age 18 before one enters universities.)

Another Win For iPods

Just as we await Steve's next big thing — iPod movie? iPod phone? — we discover yet another advantage of using iPods: no viruses.

Yes, sir. There is a virus in the latest Creative MP3 player. "Looks like somebody turned off the virus scanner at the Creative production plant," said Engadget.


Windows 42nd

Microsoft is on the prowl for a store in Times Square. The move would be the software giant's first big stab at retail and may be an attempt to play catch-up with archrival Apple, which has hit a home run with its own branded stores.

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