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Tuesday, October 11, 2005


glasgow Boasts Biggest Outdoor Banner

The largest single-piece outdoor banner site in the UK has been unveiled in glasgow with the new Apple iPod nano signed up as the first advertiser.

iBuzz: Apple Works Its 'Bombshell' Magic

Apple is practicing its stagecraft once again.

Staten Island Apple Store Opens This Weekend

Apple will open its newest retail store at the Staten Island Mall in Staten Island, New York on Saturday, Oct 15, 2005.

Mac Sales May Juice Apple's Earnings

Apple is expected to turn in strong numbers when the company reports earnings Tuesday, but with a twist — for once, it may not be all about the iPod.

Apple To Slug Partners 10% Of All Revenue

iPod accessory manufacturers are set to be slugged a massive 10% of all revenue if they want to connect with an Apple iPod port.

School Laptops: Save Or Delete?

Some cheer the end of this ear. Others — including some parents, kids, teachers and policymakers — aren't ready to see them go.

Apple Secures iPod Retail Scoop In Japan

Apple has secured a major retail coup in Japan, with news that 7-11 stores there will start selling iPods later this month.


The Recording Industry's New Clothes

Dear Recording Industry, when you renew your contract, you should demand that Apple remove the digital rights management (DRM) technology from the iTunes Music Store. Yes, you read that right: you need to stop letting Apple use DRM technology with your songs.

Why I Hate My iPod

My iPod is terrible if I use it while running for any longer than 20 minutes or so.

Trends To Watch From 800 Issues Of TidBITS

I wanted to set it all down here because it can be difficult for those of us who have spent much of our adult lives participating in the Macintosh community to wrap our minds around how completely our world has changed.


Macintosh-style interaction design ahs reached its limits. A new paradigm, called results-oriented UI, might will be the way to empower users in the future.

For Those Who Dare

Thanks to an iPod, a birthday party gets crazy.


Find The Perfect iPod For You


Black UI

There have been people asking for black earphones to match their black iPod nano, but this is the first time I see people asking for a black UI.

Me And My Mini

Dear Diary: While jogging in Central Park on a recent morning, I found myself following closely behind a man, also out for a run, pushing one of those fancy, three-wheeled sports strollers and listening to his iPod. We were going at the same speed and, as I kept pace behind him, I began to realize that the runners passing us in the opposite direction were doing a double-take as they looked into the stroller and then at the man pushing it. What curiosity was there to see? ...

How To Survive In This New Economy

Tod Maffin, Listen. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you are not a well-respected, branded "public radio station." In today's media enviornment, you are simply an option to add to the assembly line. Or not.


A Game Console For The Rest Of Us

Note to hard-core video game players: Microsoft says it is aiming for your mothers and wives.

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