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Vice Presidential debate available for free download

The Vice Presidential debate between Republican incumbent Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic challenger Senator John Edwards is now available as a free download in the iTunes Music Store and Audible.com.

Poetstyle announces the Hepburn Bag for iPod

pic Today we received an email from a David Wong in Hong Kong who has designed his own iPod case. Inspired by the late actress, Audrey Hepburn, David has created the sheep skin Hepburn Bag for iPod. “I love [to] design things and would like to see if a stylish design, with thoughts and characters behind it can win over the “You-have-seen-it-all-computer-accessory” stuff. After all, I love my iPod and its spirit; I really believe that it deserves a more classy fashion statement.” The Hepburn Bag includes a belt clip and detachable carry strap. The case is available for pre-order for $26 and will be available next month. Limited production of 100 only.

Analyst says iPods very popular with teens

  • October 6, 2004
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MacMinute reports “Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said today that based on a survey of 600 teenagers, Apple’s iPod is dominating “mindshare and market share.” Munster said in a research note that of all the high school students surveyed, 16 percent currently own an iPod and 24 percent plan to buy an iPod within the next year. Munster also noted that the iPod ranked fourth on the teens’ holiday wish list—behind clothes, money, and a car—even though the iPod was not an answer option and had to be written in as a response.”

Mac: iPod It 2.4.1 released

With iPod It you can take all your important information with you. Your Entourage events, e-mail and notes can be exported to your iPod and are available whenever you need them. Going on a trip? Download a forecast of the city you’re visiting. And don’t stop there; download directions so you know how to get around once you get there.

Windows: iPodSync 2.21 released

View your Outlook Contacts, Calendars, Tasks and Notes on your iPod. iPodSync is a tool for Windows users to keep your Microsoft Outlook calendar and contact information synchronized between your PC and your iPod.

London’s Playlist Club rocks iPods

  • October 6, 2004
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“London’s digital music club, Playlist, is ready to deliver more genre-busting entertainment on October 23, at its new home, The Progress Bar. Playlist invites party-goers to come equipped with their favourite 15-minute set of tunes on their iPod or other digital music player, because you are the DJ! Just sign-up to wow the crowd with your selection - you have just 15-minutes to impress the crowd, and the judges. It’s worth borrowing a friend’s music player, as the best DJs will win fantastic prizes from Rip and Burn magazine, who are offering MP3 players to the lucky winners.”

Toasted iPod

  • October 5, 2004
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picYou’re standing by and enjoying a bonfire and listening to your iPod, suddenly a friend approaches and scares you. Your iPod fumbles between your fingers as it quickly descends into a firey grave. After the fire clears, you find your iPod burnt to a crisp… but it still turns on. The hard drive creates a loud “this can’t be good” sound and the outside of the iPod looks similar to a toasted marshmallow. The moral of the story… fire + iPod = bad.

Migo Personal for iPod announced

Migo Personal for iPod transforms the popular MP3 player into more than a mobile jukebox. It allows users to harness their personalized computer settings on any PC, providing the most productive and comfortable environment possible. The Migo software stores Outlook® email, calendar and contacts. Internet Explorer favorites and browsing history as well as data files, presentations and much more on the iPod’s hard drive.

Migo Personal for iPod is expected to begin shipping in November for an estimated price of $99.95 with an introductory limited-time $30.00 rebate offer.

Windows: euPOD PRO 1.6 released

euPOD PRO (aka euPOD Volumeboost) is a small tool that will increase your iPod volume in a few seconds! This is handy for people using mp3gain or for European iPods with volume restriction.

Microsoft CEO: iPod users steal music

  • October 4, 2004
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“Speaking to an exclusive gathering of press in London on a number of issues, such as security, Steve Ballmer didn’t pass up the opportunity to take several digs at his company’s arch rival Apple. [...]

Billing Microsoft as the good guys and Apple the villains of the piece - at least as far as corporate America, rather than users, is concerned, Ballmer said: ‘We’ve had DRM in Windows for years. The most common format of music on an iPod is ‘stolen’.’”

Future iPod to add integrated radio?

  • October 1, 2004
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Apple has posted a job seeking a RF Hardware Engineer with “knowledge of communication circuits and interest in physical principles utilized in modern radio communication devices, thorough knowledge of modulation methods, coding, compression or encryption.” Could this mean the possibility of a future iPod with radio capabilites?

New smaller, flash-based iPod this Christmas?

  • October 1, 2004
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“Citing ‘numerous sources in Asia,’ Thomas Weisel analyst Jason Pflaum said Apple will use SigmaTel’s controller chips for a player it’s planning to launch this Christmas. [...]

Unlike Apple’s hugely popular iPod and iPod Mini players, the new player would use solid-state flash memory, which has less capacity but can make for a lighter, cheaper player.”

Apple changes iPod mini retail packaging

picApple has quietly changed the design of the iPod mini packaging by reducing the size of the original square box by about one third. The new package is shorter from front to back, but remains the same height as the old. The package retains its clam shell design, folding open into two halves. The iPod mini is now on the left while the accessories are on the right. There are no longer any front flaps or instruction manual/CD package obscuring the view of the mini or accessories after opening the two halves. In order to unpack the contents in the new package, you must open the flaps on top of each half, which are marked by icons indicating their contents (headphones, cables, and so on).

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