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Mix: Hot unpluggable, iConcertCal, Zune exec, Red 5 Studios

Apple recently filed for a patent for a hot unpluggable iPod. “The filing lays out improved techniques for rendering a peripheral—such as an iPod or iPhone—removable from a host computer without the user first having to perform preparatory unmounting actions through software.”

iConcertCal is a new iTunes plug-in that “monitors your music library and generates a personalized calendar of upcoming concerts in your city.” The plug-in is available for both Windows and Mac OS X.

A senior Microsoft executive in charge of the new Zune digital media player is leaving the company. Microsoft said Bryan Lee, corporate vice president at Microsoft’s entertainment and devices division, is leaving the company to “pursue personal interests.”

Game developer Red 5 Studios is sending out customized iPods to potential new employees. “They are on some sort of recruiting blitz, trying to nab devs from elsewhere. Included with the iPod is a personal web link tailored to the recruit, with details about the job they are hoping the recruit would be interested and background on the company.” [via Airbag]

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Comments

1

D@MN!  New iPods to “POTENTIAL” new employees…

Wish they’d consider me.

Posted by 3rdeye on February 2, 2007 at 2:03 PM (CST)

2

the picture of the ipod looks more like a dock

Posted by Tim on February 2, 2007 at 2:24 PM (CST)

3

It’s an iPod shuffle, if anybody was wondering.

Posted by aaronsuspect on February 2, 2007 at 3:19 PM (CST)

4

Regarding Bryan Lee, the perennial question: Did he jump or was he pushed?

Posted by beetsnotbeats on February 2, 2007 at 7:56 PM (CST)

5

At Wideload Games, they’ll give YOU an 80GB iPod if they follow your job referral.

Posted by Whyren in Midwest on February 2, 2007 at 9:23 PM (CST)

6

Regarding Bryan Lee, the perennial question: Did he jump or was he pushed?

That would depend on whether he had anything to do with the positively awful Zune software.

Posted by flatline response on February 3, 2007 at 5:00 AM (CST)

7

The filing lays out improved techniques for rendering a peripheral—such as an iPod or iPhone—removable from a host computer without the user first having to perform preparatory unmounting actions through software.

You mean like how a Zune already disconnects; no software dismount is needed (assuming of course that one can GET the Zune to properly connect to that vile management software in the first place).

Posted by flatline response on February 3, 2007 at 6:44 AM (CST)

8

Well, the iPod doesn’t need to dismount either, UNLESS you are using it as a hard drive or you are manually managing your music. Since officially, the Zune can’t be used as a hard drive (I know there are hacks, but that’s unofficially), it doesn’t really need to be dismounted.

Posted by Nobody on February 3, 2007 at 8:42 AM (CST)

9

I never dismount my iPod before disconnecting it, and it’s never given me a single problem about it.

Posted by Cad on February 3, 2007 at 8:56 AM (CST)

10

if iconcertcal works as it is advertised, it is possibly the greatest invention ever. better than the wheel and the ipod. somehow i suspect it won’t be that fantastic, but i’ll still be downloading it.

Posted by Nuke666 in Melbourne, Austalia on February 4, 2007 at 1:50 AM (CST)

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