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Boston Globe: New iPod is not necessarily improved

I own a 10 gig 2nd gen pod and my buddy just got a 10 gig 3rd gen wanna guess who’s happier? hehehe he luvs the sleek thin design but battery is abysmall, lockups remind me my old zen :) it seems that now apples main competition for the 3rd gen pods is the 2nd gen pods hahaha.  it seems that there is also room for a another mac vs pc thing here too….god I luv these :-D well here’s my 2 cents…get a clue even adobe is’t blind any more and has stated that PCs kicks mac but in speed and overall performance.  It still funny when steve heads hold up photoshop benchmarks to P4 computers, what are they afraid to post some athlon benchmarks as well?  Stop cracking on MS because of who runs because apple is guilty os the same practices only difference MS did it better (by the way I’m using Mozilla 1.4 FYI) search the web of apple related by out of various technologies over the past year.  End this now these 2 companies are here to make money and thats all if u drop ur beloved pod steve ain’t gonna be and angel and give u on out of the kindness of his heart as much as ill gates would.  Lets leave the threads to ipod related matters and not MS vs PC bashing.

Posted by Temjin on June 2, 2003 at 2:48 PM (CDT)

Boston Globe: New iPod is not necessarily improved

The battery life is an issue; I switched to an Ipod from a creative jukebox.  My jukebox had two batteries and I could go for so long between charges that I didn’t have to worry about it.  Now I have to carry wires, and adaptors with me to make sure that I can charge when I need to.  I’ve requested that Targus make an Ipod end for their plane/car adaptor.  This will help for long flights.

I like the Ipod but the lack of quality software for windows makes me wonder if I should have stayed true to creative.  I hate not being able to delete songs from my machine on the fly as my plan was to load all of my cds and delete bad songs as I found necessary making room for new cds.  I wanted to use the star rating system to tag the songs for home deletion, however the windows software doesn’t use the ratings.

Better form, worse function.

Posted by hildy on June 2, 2003 at 2:30 PM (CDT)

Boston Globe: New iPod is not necessarily improved

I love my 30G. It’s a gateway drug - I’m now buying tracks from the Apple Music Store, better headphones, thinking about cases and hardwiring an aux input for my car radio. I have about 16G of music on mine and of course it’s impossible to listen to all of it. That isn’t the point. I can listen to what I want, when I want, where I want. The battery life is fine for me.

Posted by jmk on June 2, 2003 at 1:27 PM (CDT)

Get your STUFFBAK when you lose it

Heh, cool, my very own news story :-) These aren’t that expensive, you can even get one for free! Click the “Send A Friend Labels” link.
Disclaimer: I do not have any interest in StuffBak other than I do own some StuffBak labels.

Posted by Rob on June 2, 2003 at 12:30 PM (CDT)

Update: iPod Software 1.3 vs. 2.0

For anyone with anything constructive to offer (enough of the classic-yet-pointless Mac vs Windows a la Ford vs. Chevy debate):

Sound Check quandary (for iPod

Posted by tiltaswirl on June 2, 2003 at 11:55 AM (CDT)

Boston Globe: New iPod is not necessarily improved

Uh, could we please not turn this into an Apple vs Microsoft forum?  There are plenty of other places on the internet to debate those kinds of issues. :)

Anyways, I agree with the first post—the battery life is more than sufficient for me.  I’m sure in the coming years battery life is one issue that will be improved dramatically once several other factors stabilize.

The one point I do agree with from that article though is that I do have to reset my ipod a couple of times a day.  This is starting to worry me as my old ipod never did this.

Posted by Matt on June 2, 2003 at 11:31 AM (CDT)

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!


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?


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.
What was the thinking with this new ipod? I bought the new 30g unit because my 5g’er did’nt hold enough.
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,
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.

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)

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