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Friday, November 25, 2005


France Expected To Cut iPod Levy In Time For Christmas

French authorities will reduce a copyright levy imposed on music layer containing flash memory, perhaps as early as next week, accoding to a source familiar with the plan.


How To Reach A Human On The Phone Over At Apple

Paul English, live on NPR's Morning Edition, demonstrates how to get a real human to answer when you call Applecare. The secret? Press "000", or say "operator" repeatedly whenever being prompted.

Of course, Steve Jobs has probably changed the software after he heard this story. :-)

P.S. Here's the complete list from Paul English, just in case you need to call some other companies other than Apple.

Think Twice Between You Plug In That iPod Cable

Dave Winer: Arrrgh, I plugged my new iPod into my old Mac and lost everything on it. Never got a confirmation dialog asking if it was okay if it wiped out the music and audiobooks that I painstakingly took hours of my time to set up. Never mind that the originals are on the other side of the United States. Honestly, how dare they design software that's so brutal?

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