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Mac: PodWorks 2.8.3 released

I thought that you could use the Ipod as a hard drive on Macs as well as PCs…

Posted by Billy Sardar on May 13, 2003 at 1:43 PM (CDT)

CNET: Hackers: iTunes can be shared over Net

What I don’t understand is all the hubub about “hacking” and “hidden” or “secret” features in iTunes.  While the SpyMac search function definitely takes things a few steps into this realm, let’s please not get too in awe of the people who merely stream iTunes libraries over the Internet.  Keep in mind that the iTunes “Advanced” menu has a “Connect to shared music…” option built right into it which allows anyone the full capability to stream another Mac’s music without the need for any “hacking” or poking around.  Apple clearly had no intention of “hiding” this feature.

All that most of these sites do is collect IP addresses and preface the URLs with a “daap:/”.  That’s not hacking.

Posted by Dave in MPLS on May 13, 2003 at 1:07 PM (CDT)

iTrip Hacked

You had better hook me and the rest of the guys that ordered on for our original pods first buddy, i’m waiting and waiting here!!!!!

on another note, maybe only members posting replys was a good thing (see post 2)

Posted by Dean on May 13, 2003 at 11:32 AM (CDT)

CNET: Hackers: iTunes can be shared over Net

Unfortunately, even streaming requires a license from the copyright holder.  It makes no difference that the file is not actually saved on the recipient’s computer. Any “broadcast” of copyrighted music would be a copyright violation.

Posted by Warlock on May 13, 2003 at 11:14 AM (CDT) is launched

There seems to be a new similar site at  Can bookmark sites and search by location and connection speeds.

Posted by Ben on May 13, 2003 at 8:08 AM (CDT)

Audible: Free month trial and more for new iPod owners

Kudos to Apple for supporting I’ve been a happy Audible member for two+ years, and it was the support that finally got me to shell out the $$ for an iPod.

Posted by dacloutier in Brookfield on May 13, 2003 at 7:35 AM (CDT)

Apple: iPod (with Dock Connector) Manuals Posted

I found something interesting…One the manual it says to charge iPod, but says on the Mac you can just plug it into your computer because the computer charges it…but the Windows computers do that to…
Also I love how they don’t call it “the iPod” , but just “iPod”.

Posted by mongoos150 in Tucson, AZ on May 13, 2003 at 7:24 AM (CDT)

Windows: DeviceLink 1.0 for MoodLogic Released

I don’t know about limitations with the trial, but I used the devicelink to transfer all of my songs to the new iPOD, not just playlists.  It worked perfectly.

Posted by NelBar on May 13, 2003 at 7:15 AM (CDT)

CNET: Hackers: iTunes can be shared over Net

Well, i remember to recall people streaming files and other people just converting that stream to a file on their disk. Depending on the ‘quality’ of you stream, i suppose you could be ‘downloading’ the file through the stream ...

Correct me if i am wrong too :)

Posted by Oenie in Belgium on May 13, 2003 at 7:03 AM (CDT)

Windows: DeviceLink 1.0 for MoodLogic Released

I have used the devicelink trial.  For one thing, it’s buggy as hell.  the other thing is it’s pretty bloody expensive (20 bucks) for something that simply loads playlists onto the ipod.  No option to add songs.  Money better spent on Xplay.

Posted by AJ in NYC on May 13, 2003 at 7:02 AM (CDT)

Windows: DeviceLink 1.0 for MoodLogic Released

I have used Moodlogic for about 6 months, and I find it very usefull.  It does have a few bugs.  I have about 1375 ripped CD songs, and Moodlogic has “activated” 98% of them.  I have a fairly broad variety of music, from Beethoven. to Hank Williams, to The White Stripes.  The “activation” percentage has gone up dramatically over the time I have subscribed, particularly in the past couple of months.  I recently bought the new iPOD and transferred all my music to it using Moodlogic’s Devicelink.

Posted by NelBar on May 13, 2003 at 6:57 AM (CDT)

CNET: Hackers: iTunes can be shared over Net

I believe that it only is sharing, not copying. So if you’re just sharing music (streaming it) then you’re fine. Correct me if I’m wrong though.

Posted by kainjow on May 13, 2003 at 6:26 AM (CDT)

Windows: DeviceLink 1.0 for MoodLogic Released

Actually, I just finished trying it out, and I have to recant my previous statement.  The program does not look great at first glance.  It is heavily dependent on what seems to be a very invasive subscription service.

The “free trial” program will first find your music files, and then it spends about 3-5 minutes “activating” about 100 of your songs.  This activation process is crucial - only activated files are eligible for the program’s features.  You have to spend more money for “song credits” if you want more than the allotted number activated.

Before using any of the program’s touted features, including automatic file renaming and auto playlisting, you have to pay at least $29.99.  And then, you can only use their features on your “activated music” if you are connected to the internet.

Also, it seems that only certain songs are in their database (naturally), and presumably this database is what allows for automatic file tagging and other features to work.  Of the songs that were selected for activation in my trial version, more than half of them did not have automatic information available for them.

Although it looks as though the program’s advertised features might be nice, I am unwilling to spend the $30 to give it a real try.  Musicmatch’s SuperTagging feature, flawed though it is, will be my auto-tagger of choice for now.

If anyone does subscribe, please let us know your results.

Posted by Erik in Japan on May 13, 2003 at 3:39 AM (CDT)

Windows: DeviceLink 1.0 for MoodLogic Released

The “More Info” link is broken.  Try for more info.  Program looks great at first glance!

Posted by Erik in Japan on May 12, 2003 at 11:45 PM (CDT)

MacDevCenter: Goodbye PDA, Hello iPod?

str—shut up.

there was no way apple could have released this unit 6 months ago.  hard drive technology hadn’t advanced far enough.  battery technology wasn’t slim enough.  touch panels weren’t cheap enough.  shit, the 1.8” hard drives in the new ipod weren’t even released into the commercial market until TODAY.  the ipod was two weeks ahead of the TOL.

sure, they could have made it bigger, or cheaper, but then it wouldn’t have been an _iPOD_…it’d have been a Zen, or an Archos, both companies had a 30 gig solution last year.  big, heavy, slow, ugly solutions with cheap buttons, short warranties, ineffective software and lousy customer support.

as for “in development” software…anybody who thinks software should be a one off, perfect up front deal, doesn’t understand how complicated and expensive software development is.  good software takes a minimum of ten years in design and testing…or the resolve to eliminate features to make the basics as rock solid as possible.  the iPod is software isn’t perfect yet, but is better than any of my rios, and way better than my pocketpc.

you’re right, i did get appled…I got tricked into paying top dollar for a quality piece of electronics that I’m quite satisfied with and proud of.  same thing’s happened with two laptops and an xserve.  I should be ashamed to keep paying for things I want, knowing full well that something better will come out later…but, strangely, i’m not.

Posted by Matthew Mark Miller in Wynantskill on May 12, 2003 at 9:05 PM (CDT)

New cases by MARWARE

u agree i love the sportsuit convertible but those new ones are quite possibly the uggliest ones i have seen so far

Posted by lakerslover on May 12, 2003 at 9:04 PM (CDT)

Mac: iPod It 2.4.1 released

Great application, honestly, it syncs everything in Entourage. I even sold my Palm since 95% of the time I was just viewing information.  This way I can hear music and also read my information.  And carry one device!

Posted by serpico in Vancouver on May 12, 2003 at 8:23 PM (CDT)

iTrip Hacked

shutup u greedy money wh*re

Posted by Get A. Life in reality on May 12, 2003 at 7:50 PM (CDT)

"Pop" between tracks exists on all iPods?

I too hear the pop and a slight pause between songs and it is very annoying. When you play “concept” albums where songs are sequenced to overlap each other this is unacceptable. (Pink Floyd Dark Side, The Who Quadrophenia, etc) There is a noticeable and disconcerting pop and pause as the songs flow one into another. New 30G iPod, soon to be returned.

Posted by Andy on May 12, 2003 at 11:42 AM (CDT)

iPod 20GB for PC for $279

anyone know what the difference between the M8741LL/A and the M8741LL/C is?

Posted by amit on May 12, 2003 at 10:45 AM (CDT)

"Pop" between tracks exists on all iPods?

My old Rio500 makes a small “squeek” noise between tracks.

I’ve never had any probs with my 10gb iPod in that regard…

Posted by Mike on May 12, 2003 at 10:34 AM (CDT)

iTrip Hacked

We feel so exposed…

If you really want an iTrip for the new iPod just give us a few more weeks and we’ll ‘hook you up’. Till then, don’t even think about returning our beautiful iTrip all ripped up and mangled because you tried to do it yourself first ;)

VP - Marketing & Design
Griffin Technology

Posted by Andrew Green on May 12, 2003 at 8:59 AM (CDT)

"Pop" between tracks exists on all iPods?

I have a 30gb iPOD and it also has clicks between tracks - this was the reason i visited this forum to see if anyone else had the same problem - Seems like it is a common thing in te new 30gb machines -THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED SOON. Apple -  get that firmware upgrade out right away….

Posted by Spergabite in UK on May 12, 2003 at 6:22 AM (CDT)

iPod 20GB for PC for $279

just bought a 10GB gen 2 iPod for Windows off amazon for 249.99.  Not sure if they still have them in stock since the expected shipping is a week from now while the availability says it should ship within in a day.  Who knows if i’ll get it.

Posted by kinetic in sd on May 12, 2003 at 1:42 AM (CDT)

"iPod Envy: Dealing With The idea That You Can't Have It All"

I like the 2nd generation ipod way better than the 3rd generation. I want the version 2 firmaware and less weight but those are my only complaints. The old ipods look cooler have a better button arangement and cost $200 at best buy. Once again the new ipods are very ugly (who wants that)?

Posted by butters on May 11, 2003 at 7:31 PM (CDT)

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