Dealmac: MegaMacs.com offers the second-generation Apple 10GB iPod for Windows for $279.99. We couldn’t find a better price for it elsewhere, although we’ve seen it for much less in the past. (The current 10GB model typically costs about $20 more.) Shipping starts around $5.
Gregory Ng at AppleMatters writes about the one million strong iPod Nation.
I couldn’t find a perfect case for my iPod so I did it myself. I’d like to share it with all of you. You can download the DIY instructions and diagram as a PDF. Have Fun!
John Corbin, the creator of the PodPac iPod wrap has announced the PodPac pattern for download for $1.35. The PDF document can be printed and used to cut your own PodPac out of vinyl.
Developer Charles Kelly has released four new AppleScripts for use with MacinTalk and iPod.
Drag-n-Drop-Text to AIFF 0.01
Drag text files and convert them to AIFF files spoken by MacinTalk.
TextEdit to MP3 0.01
Converts whatever is in TextEdit to an MP3 file spoken by MacinTalk.
TextEdit to AIFF 0.05
Converts whatever is in TextEdit to an AIFF file spoken by MacinTalk.
DJ Track Names to AIFF 0.06
Gives your iPod or iTunes a DJ announcing tunes and artists.
Coach, maker of fine leather goods has a case for classic iPods selling for $68. “The luxurious way to carry your music.” Its made of calfskin leather and is available in Red or White (strap version) and Black or Doe (belt loop version).
Last week ackNOWLEDGE announced their new iSkin eXo for new iPods and it’s now available for pre-ordering online for $29.99 and includes belt clip and screen protector. “Customers who pre-order the new iSkin will receive a free bonus MaClear iPod pouch and free ground shipping (for continental U.S. and Canadian destinations) until July 14, 2003.”
Dealmac: MegaMacs.com has used, first-generation iPod 10GB for PC MP3 players for $249.49 each. We’ve seen 10GB iPods for up to $50 less, but those offers have since expired. A 30-day MegaMacs.com warranty applies. Shipping starts at around $6.
Today through the end of June, you can get PodHolder - our popular stand/display unit for iPod - for $12.95. This is a savings of nearly 20% off our regular price.
PodHolder’s formed clear acrylic design is the perfect complement for iPod, especially the 1st and 2nd generation models. Get yours today at this special sale price while quantities last!
Jon Fortt writes about Apple’s recently announced Power Mac G5, iSight and upcoming Panther OS X. In the article, Fortt speculates using iSight with iPod for recording video.
“Slap the iSight onto a 15-gigabyte iPod and all of a sudden you’ve got a hard-drive-based camcorder that can hold hours of Quicktime video, plus play music.
Jobs didn’t have Apple build the iSight just to make a Web cam that mounts to the top of a monitor. If monitor mounting were his big stroke of creative genius, he could have simply asked a third-party developer to make monitor mounts. Jobs is thinking bigger than that, and Apple is staking out strategic territory. It’s focusing on audio, video and voice communication, which translates into MP3 players, camcorders and phones. If I were a betting man, I’d wager that an Apple-branded camcorder and an Apple-branded phone aren’t too far off.”
Dealmac: Today only, Dell Home once again offers the iPod 15GB for $359.10 in its Software and Peripherals store. Apply coupon code “1956684A00F0” and the price falls to $314.10. That’s
still the lowest price we’ve seen for the 15GB iPod. (In fact, it’s only $15 more than what most merchants charge for the 10GB iPod.) Shipping is free.
The Recording Industry Association of America, citing substantial sales declines, said it will begin Thursday to search Internet file-sharing networks to identify users who offer “substantial” collections of MP3 music files for downloading. It expects to file at least several hundred lawsuits seeking financial damages within eight to 10 weeks.
“The RIAA’s president, Carey Sherman, said tens of millions of Internet users of popular file-sharing software after Thursday will expose themselves to “the real risk of having to face the music.”
“It’s stealing. It’s both wrong and illegal,” Sherman said. Alluding to the court decisions, Sherman said Internet users who believe they can hide behind an alias online were mistaken. “You are not anonymous,” Sherman said. “We’re going to begin taking names.”“
Staff writer, David McGuire writes about the state of digital downloading, P2P and music services vying for your business.
Independent UK is reporting that Apple is delaying its European version of iTunes Music Store due to licensing disagreements.
Gizmodo reports that Apple has launched an ad campaign in Japan which rejects Sony’s Mini Disc player. The ad slogan reads, “Hello iPod, Goodbye, MD.”
iLounger ‘peacemaker’ has posted a video of the unpacking of iTrip, setup and and using it with his home stereo.
Musiconmac.com, a new website for Mac musicians, has been officially launched this week with daily news, product reviews, features, artist and developer interviews, tips, and tutorials. The site will focus on artists using the Mac as a creative tool for musicians, to compliment other resources on the web with exclusive content. Editor-in-Chief Peter Kirn is a New York-based composer and music technology educator/consultant. The site will be community-based with a full discussion board, reader submission of story ideas, and events calendars, publishing daily.
The Think Defferent Store announced today that it will be soon be selling the new iSkin eXo case. The eXo with belt clip and screen protector will start around $28.99 and comes with a free Maclear Zip case.
Today at the WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) in San Francisco, Steve Jobs took the stage to address the attendees and mentioned that the one millionth iPod would be shipped later today. Also noted, iTunes has sold over five million songs since its debut. Jobs is expected to announce the new Apple G5 Macintosh and show a preview of OS X 10.3 Panther. You can check for live coverage from the WWDC conference at Macminute.com or MacCentral.com.
Update: Apple has posted a press release declaring the iTunes Music Store has sold over five million songs.
“‘The iTunes Music Store is changing the way people buy music,’ said Steve Jobs, Apple
ackNOWLEDGE has announced the new iSkin eXo case for new iPods. “The iSkin eXo includes a uniquely designed removable screen protector (Shades) that inserts into the screen opening of the iSkin eXo, covering the iPod