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Mac: iLyric 0.7 Released

i downloaded this and it didn’t have the lyrics for any of my songs…. i tried ‘allison’ by elvis costello… very, very basic. nope. nothing. i tried various other songs, and nothing. suck

Posted by ctrent on June 2, 2003 at 11:23 AM (CDT)

Boston Globe: New iPod is not necessarily improved

Well… I have a new ipod.  It works great.  The batter life is not a probelm for me - as I bring it home to charge it after work.  But I guess some of us could work 10 hour days.  As for… too much storage - that is a stupid argument.  I do agree that changing the already luaded ergonomics might be difficult for some but it was perhaps to improve reliability?  Not sure about that but the specialized connector was designe for the dock and maybe - a microphone setup for recording which we have not yet seen.  So I think we need to give Apple some time to show us why they made these changes.  I don;t know if change is good- but change always brings some criticism….  Still the look is cleaner and now has no crevices where dirt could penetrate the machine.  The extra storage is a godsend.  And the lighter weight is cool too.  And lest we forget one reason why the battery life is less is because this IPOD lights up.

Posted by buckbanza on June 2, 2003 at 10:38 AM (CDT)

Boston Globe: New iPod is not necessarily improved

They don’t make upgradable computers, and everytime I needed an upgrade, I had to take it in to a professional or BUY A NEW COMPUTER


That’s funny :-) It’s not true but I still laugh at you.

Why does anyone hate Apple?

With Windoze I suppose you just upgrade it yourself and everything’s fine. What a joke!

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One thing I’ve always wanted to know: people that defend M$ and B. Gates what do they say? I mean what are the defences?

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G4’s aren’t slow clock for clock but their clock rates are defferent to Athlons and P4s. My dual-gig G4 will trounce any p4 2.5Ghz so I’ve no real problem. When the PPC970 appears all the windoze chips will be lame and then what will you say?

Anyone that like M$ now will (as before) eventually become to hate them. Everyone is just on their own learning curve. (and it’s a slow one!).

Posted by Apple hater - read this on June 2, 2003 at 10:19 AM (CDT)

Boston Globe: New iPod is not necessarily improved

I don’t care anyway. I’m not about to join some religion of Mac users when it just doesn’t make sense for me to use Apple. All of my friends use Windows, and to me, Windows is superior. I know that Macs might be “easy to use” because I grew up with a Mac. When I turned 3, my grandma bought me an Apple IIgs. I went through 5 or 6 macs, and decided that they weren’t worth defending. I switched to Windows, and now, I can play the latest games on a 2.8 gHz Pentium 4 with a Nvidia Geforce 4 graphics card, 5.1 channel surround sound, 21 inch display, and a price tag under 1600 bucks. Sure, Windows seems a little tough to use at first. Sure, Windows isn’t as “fun” to use. But when I want superior performance, modular equipment, and compatibility with my friends’ hardware, I buy Microsoft.

Bill Gates doesn’t even know how to spend his money anymore, he just gives it away.

If 95% of the world used Mac, I’m sure that Steve Jobs would be just as greedy and you all would be whining about him having a monopoly. The simple truth: IT DOESN’T MATTER.

p.s. G4s ARE SLOW

Posted by Skrit on June 2, 2003 at 9:56 AM (CDT)

Get your STUFFBAK when you lose it

Some facts:

The Washington D.C. Metro collected 25,700 items on its Metrorail system, 2,200 items in city taxicabs, and 8,200 items on Metrobuses in 2000. - The Washington Post, Jan. 2001

74 cell phones and 96 laptops were recovered at Denver International Airport’s security checkpoints over two weeks alone from 1/28/02 to 2/11/02 - USA Today, Feb., 2002

2,900 laptops, 1,300 PDAs and 62,000 cell phones were left in London taxicabs in the first 6 months of 2001 - PointSec, Aug, 2001

Only about 5% of these items are ever returned to their owners due to lack of identification and a convenient return process. The strength of StuffBak’s service is its simplicity.

Finders of STUFFBAK

Posted by 2000NB18T on June 2, 2003 at 7:42 AM (CDT)

Enhance your MP3s with DFX

I used musicmatch and clicked on convert file. That’s where you’ll see the ‘Apply active signal enahncement’ box.

Posted by Ben on June 2, 2003 at 6:43 AM (CDT)

Get your STUFFBAK when you lose it

they are expensive damn i dont think i would do it
just ingrave your ipod i mean how many people would acualy return an ipod

Posted by Phill in Texas on June 2, 2003 at 3:30 AM (CDT)

Boston Globe: New iPod is not necessarily improved

ermmmm “skrit”???

“They don’t make upgradable computers, and everytime I needed an upgrade, I had to take it in to a professional or BUY A NEW COMPUTER.”

you’re just so wrong it hurts.

you were simply buying the wrong machines.
if you had bought a powermac tower, for example, you could have simply popped open the machine (one button) and slipped in the firewire card yourself.

instead, you didnt do your research, bought an imac and then blame apple for having non_upgradable machines.

yeah, real clever.

Posted by jack on June 2, 2003 at 1:56 AM (CDT)

Enhance your MP3s with DFX

how do i encode them

Posted by lakerslover on June 1, 2003 at 11:57 PM (CDT)

Mac: iLyric 0.7 Released

I tried using this and it didn’t find anything. So I checked out top40db, and it’s giving a message that it’s overloaded and maxed out. Guess a lot of people have downloaded this app? Will try again later…

Posted by lesliet on June 1, 2003 at 11:57 PM (CDT)

Enhance your MP3s with DFX

Re-Encoding a MP3 does not add back original quality although the DFX plugin adds its own effects it will not restore the orignal quality.

Posted by MusclePup on June 1, 2003 at 11:39 PM (CDT)

Boston Globe: New iPod is not necessarily improved

ok, put me in the middle.
I’m a switcher; defended Gates for years, but now am absolutely hooked on a functional, “digital hub” “ilife”, will likely never buy anything windows again and am appropriately cultish about Jobs and Apple.
BUT—
What was the thinking with this new ipod? I bought the new 30g unit because my 5g’er did’nt hold enough.
BUT—
Not just the battery, but the touch buttons don’t work as well, the HOLD switch is a PIA because it does’nt slide easily with your finger like on the old model, you have to use much more pressure or your nail to get it to move, the cables don’t seem as strong as the firewire,
AND—
having a charger in the car and at work and at my girlfriends house is going to cost me another $120+ bucks for a new car charger and a couple of docks.
Simply, I don’t belive that any real, significant improvement necessitated changing out the standard firewire plug (except that these are very high profit items). 
Again, I clearly love what Apple and my macs have done for my life. It’s just that after using the new ipod for a month, I like the old one better. please take this as a sincere constructive criticism and i would be interested in knowing if others who have
experienced both feel the same way.
tg

Posted by tg on June 1, 2003 at 11:36 PM (CDT)

I Lost My iPod

lol good idea and good thing u did that

Posted by lakerslover on June 1, 2003 at 11:33 PM (CDT)

I Lost My iPod

What you need is this:

-A pair of cargo pants/shorts

-An asseritve attitude

Mix together and you have a well protected iPod (cargo pocket) and your friends won’t be able to “borrow” your iPod.

My iPod got stolen a day after I bought it. The next day at school, I saw this fat joker come up to me. He knew that I knew how to work computers and stuff and he asked me to help him get “this thing” to work. He got the iPod out of his backpack and handed it to me. I went to the “about” screen and showed him my name. I labeled my iPod with my name. I punched him in the throat when he tried to explain. He stole my gym teachers keys, found the master key to all of the lockers, and went through each one stealing peoples stuff. He got expelled from school the next day.

Posted by Skrit on June 1, 2003 at 10:22 PM (CDT)

Enhance your MP3s with DFX

i dont see that box anywhere, did you buy the full version and also what are you using it for? WMP, Winamp, etc…

Posted by Sam Stringer-Hye on June 1, 2003 at 10:14 PM (CDT)

Boston Globe: New iPod is not necessarily improved

It is really depressing…. Apple is the ONLY company that can get their act together and build a good mp3 player? I wish someone else would make something to replace it, I hate Apple. I use Windows, and have for the past 2 years after switching from Apple. They don’t make upgradable computers, and everytime I needed an upgrade, I had to take it in to a professional or BUY A NEW COMPUTER. I would rather buy a $30 firewire card and throw it into my PC, than drive 4 hours to the nearest Apple store and have my iMac upgraded.


If the Philips HDD100 takes off, or Apple doesn’t put that new OLED technology in the new iPods, I will stop buying Apple.

Posted by Skrit on June 1, 2003 at 10:10 PM (CDT)

Apple Store: Refurbished iPod accessories

Wooo, my post ^_^

Posted by Mark on June 1, 2003 at 9:29 PM (CDT)

Enhance your MP3s with DFX

I encode all my files at 192kbps and just re-encoded them at 192kbps with the ‘Apply active signal enahncement’ box checked. Choose the dfx preset you like first. I used the Metal/Hip Hop Big Bass preset. Try one track first. I loved the results.

Posted by Ben on June 1, 2003 at 8:49 PM (CDT)

Enhance your MP3s with DFX

I was just wondering… What settings you use in DFX and how you encode the mp3. I dled the plugin but how do you encode them.

Posted by Sam Stringer-Hye on June 1, 2003 at 8:40 PM (CDT)

Boston Globe: New iPod is not necessarily improved

Battery life reduction for a sleeker design is acceptable for me, but they shouldn’t reduce any further.  Belkin makes a few battery backpacks that increase battery life to 15-20 hours.  So there are alternatives for the not so short-sighted individuals.

I for one like the new design, but it makes it difficult for case designs.  I am hoping that Apple rethinks the 4 button design and go with an all-in-one design again on the next go around.

Not sure if everyone is aware of it, but Comp USA offers a technology warranty that allows you to recoop your entire purchase price toward a future product.  Pricing is based upon original purchase price and term of warranty.  I have upgraded twice with this warranty from 10Gb to 20Gb to 30Gb without spending anything more than the original purchase price and the cost of the warranty.  Since this is a one-time-use warranty, every time I have upgraded, I had to purchase a new warranty.  The last go around cost $59.95 for two-years.  Well worth it.  If rumors are correct about having a new iPod by early or mid 2004, I will be ready.

Posted by Styx on June 1, 2003 at 8:36 PM (CDT)

Boston Globe: New iPod is not necessarily improved

I think this is one of those cases where previous experience skews your judgement.  He seems to rate many things as ‘worse’ simply because they’re different, where an unbiased user trying both types for the first time might well consider the new iPod to be better.

I’ve just got my first iPod, and I know I did the right thing by choosing one of the new ones, whatever Mr Prager says.

As to battery life, well, longer is always better, but I doubt the difference is that significant to most people.  As long as it lasts between charges, that’s long enough.

Posted by Gidds in UK on June 1, 2003 at 8:36 PM (CDT)

Boston Globe: New iPod is not necessarily improved

I don’t care about the short battery life. Can you actually sit there and listen to an IPOd for 8 to 10 hours straight. I can’t! The reason for reduction in battery life is to make it more compact. I do have the new 30Gb and it does have its flaws but its tolerable enuff until the new update comes out. I dont use it for all those features it offers but only for music. I always bring my car charger and if I go on a trip I’ll take my World travel adapter kit. I am not worried about the battery and if it goes before warranty I’ll replace it. If a newer model comes out I’ll go buy it. So there!

Posted by DJ_JUST in New Jersey on June 1, 2003 at 7:46 PM (CDT)

Enhance your MP3s with DFX

no try the free version and re-encode one track and see if it makes a difference. i can hear all the parts in the music now. the free version is good enough to make a huge difference in the music.

Posted by Ben on June 1, 2003 at 7:26 PM (CDT)

Enhance your MP3s with DFX

or a commercial, whichever you prefer… ;)

Posted by contagion in FL USA on June 1, 2003 at 7:13 PM (CDT)

Enhance your MP3s with DFX

Sounds like a commerical…  :)

Posted by contagion in FL USA on June 1, 2003 at 7:13 PM (CDT)

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