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Thursday, May 18, 2006


Where Do iPods Cost Most — Or Least?

Several factors affect pricing of various consumer goods around the world. But don't rush overseas to shop before you've checked prices.

Ofcom Rethinks Ban On iPod Gadget

Ofcom has said it is working with other regulators to draft an EU-wide standard on the use of a gadget which plays the output of Apple's iPods on FM radios.

Apple Releases Final Cut Express HD 3.5

New features include Dynamic RT for real-time playback of mutl-stream effects, Soundtrack 1.5 with a complete suite of professional level audio production tools, and LiveType 2.1 with additional animated text and titles in the box.

Publishers File Suit Against Digital Services

A small group of independent music publishers filed a class action lawsuit May 16 against major online music services for failing to secure licenses to sell downloads.

Jobs Wins Wired's 'Steve Jobs' Trophy

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has won yet another Wired Rave Award, though he didn't turn up at the awards event to pick it up.

Analyst Predicts iPod Upgrades By Xmas

Bear Sterns analyst Andrew Neff expects iPod upgrades, an iPod phone and even more support for multiple operating systems to come from Apple this year.

Aperture Customers Seek Upgrade Path

With increased system requirements and no way to upgrade to a better graphics card, many users want Apple to either sell an individual card to upgrade their systems or take back their current machines so that they can purchase newer hardware to run Aperture as they originally intended.

Fifth Avenue Store To Boast Retail Innovations


Microsoft's URGE Digital Music Service No Threat To Apple

URGE is Microsoft trying to convince consumers that the tyranny of too much choice in music is no big deal, and that they should throw away their iPods because they need more choice.

The RIAA's Radio Lawsuit - What It Means For Your iPod

The distinction between stream and file no longer makes sense, and a blanket licensing regime — of the kind that allowed radio to flourish in the first place — is the only sensible option. However, thanks to the selfish collusion of the RIAA and the market leader Apple, we're likely to see several years of crippled technology instead.

Back In Black

Black just seems to be the right color for a computer you're going to be traveling with.

Apple Going The Way Of "Ugly PC" With MacBook In Black?

Maybe black wasn't the greatest idea.

Is White Or Black The Cooler Colour For My New Gadget?

"White looks like the sort of thing Chantelle would have." Ouch.

Apple Moniker Madness

A Paean To The MacBook Keyboard...

For years, one of the things that bugged me about both my old PowerBook G3 and my current iBook is that the keys from the keyboard can touch the screen when the computer is closed. I'm thrilled to finally see a laptop from Apple that addresses this problem in a simple, elegant fashion.

Mac Mini's Ceaseless Fan


Audio Systems Aim To End iPod Isolation

Several recently released audio systems, including one from Aple, are now lifting the cloud of iPod isolation, making it easy to fill a room with sound that was once mostly limited to earbuds or headphones.

Inspiration 8: Brainstorming Tool Shines Inside And Outside The Classroom


Presenting, The Cube

ifoAppleStore has pictures of the glass cube at the Fifth Avenue (NYC) Apple Store being unveiled. "The removal procss revealed a surprise — a large white Apple logo suspended in the upper-middle of the cube."

The New New Question

Yes, hell has frozen over, and pigs are flying all over Cupertino. But the question need to be asked, and Dori Smith is doing all of us a favor by asking: Will [the new MacBooks] able to run Vista with the Glass effects?

Lesson From The Apprentice

Always upgrade to the latest hardware and softare, and you will win.


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