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Saturday, February 9, 2002

How to use an iPod on a PowerBook G3 with no built-in FireWire

iLounger, “eustacescrubb”, has posted a web page featuring suggestions, advice and tips on purchasing hardware and software for readers wanting to use their iPod on a PowerBook G3 with no built-in FireWire.

For more info…


Thursday, February 7, 2002

Apple iPod on sale for $282 with free shipping!

[Updated: 02|09|02 9:30 P.M. PST]

iLounger, James V.B., informs us that Film Quest have SOLD OUT of iPods, as noted on their website.

iLounger, Ben F., has discovered the Apple iPod on sale at online retailer, Film Quest. The price is good until February 15, 2002 with free shipping. We have confirmed the price with Sevan Fane of Film Quest.
They only accept C2it payments (similar to PayPal).

For more info…


Wednesday, February 6, 2002

Forums: Important info on a serious iPod problem and solution

iLounger, “stroft” writes in the forums:

“After using my iPod for a day or two, configuring iTunes to transfer songs manually and use the iPod as a FireWire HD, I accidentally forgot to drag the iPod icon to the trash before unplugging the FireWire cable. I started listening to some music, and everything seemed to work just fine. But when I returned to my computer (titanium pb g4), a series of error dialog boxes had popped up on the screen, prompting me to reconnect the iPod to my computer. I did as instructed, and this is when the madness started.”

Read more in the forums…


Monday, February 4, 2002

Software: iPod Free File SynX 2.2 for OS X

Changes for v2.2:

  • When the source is an iPod: Changed the way to access the music files on an iPod. The iPod helper application, which required the classic environment, is no longer necessary (hooray smile.
  • Small corrections and enhancements as always.

For more info and download…

Software: XPlay beta testers needed

Macsonly reports, Brian Landwehr of Mediafour, is seeking beta testers for their XPlay software. “Anyone interested in participating in the beta program needs to have access to both an Apple iPod and a Windows Me, 98SE, 2000 or XP system with an available FireWire (1394 or i.LINK) port.” You’ll need to fill out their questionnaire.

For more info…

Sunday, February 3, 2002

Hardware: The splash proof, Happy Aqua case from Japan

This was first reported by the Japanese iPod website, iPodUser.

Pioneer Corp., Japan is offering the Happy Aqua, a splash proof plastic enclosure with an internal speaker to connect to your MD player or other portable audio player. It’s also the perfect size for an iPod… never know when you might want to take your tunes into the shower. The website indicates it’s sold out, but would be shipping again in late January. We’re not even sure if U.S. residents can place an order. We were unsuccesful in finding any contact info. Nonetheless, it’s an interesting idea from Japan.

Translation provided by Alta Vista’s Babel Fish World Translator.
Visit the translated website…

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