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Saturday, February 16, 2002

MP3 Developers Edge Toward Mac

iLounger, Ben W., writes in to let us know of a recent Newsfactor.com article about the iPod’s influence on MP3 developers:

Since the iPod’s introduction, many similar devices have appeared, some offering higher storage capacities and add-on capabilities at lower prices.

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Friday, February 15, 2002

David Bowie’s iPod

MacObserver reader, Randy Souther reports David Bowie received an iPod for his 55th birthday and exclaims, “Oh, happy day”. Bowie writes in his online journal:

“I wished and wished and then I wished again and there it was. From the wife, my iPod. Oh, happy day. I can’t wait to give it a test run. I’ve already listed over seven hundred or so songs to gunge it up with.”

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Thursday, February 14, 2002

Forums: Firewire Heat

iLounger, “colskee” writes in the forums about his iPod overheating.

“As I have a mac at home (which contains my iPod’s mp3s). I once used the iPod to play tracks via iTunes on my work machine (i.e play tracks while it charges over Firewire). I wouldn’t recommend doing this. The iPod got RED HOT and the LCD display darkened to almost black. I panicked for a while, but it cooled down and the LCD lightened up now. Still love the pod.”

Read the forum topic…

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

iPod goes to the Grammys

USA Today has a report on this years 44th Grammy Award performers and presenters receiving, you guessed it, an iPod in their gift baskets… should look nice next to the aluminum bust.

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Cases: The PodPac Unlimited available in colors

iPoding has a report on the new, clear vinyl PodPac Unlimited, available in four colors; Pink, Yellow, Green and Blue. John Corbin, PodPac creator, had the following to say about the PodPac and the reason behind color PodPacs.

“I like to give people options. We were able to integrate belt clips, Velcro, and then got requests for Podpacs without either, unlimited by the additions. It seems some folks like using the Podpac AND another case. They use the inexpensive Podpac Unlimited to protect the iPod from fingerprints and scratches and transport the Podpac-covered iPod in a cushioned shock-protective case from other manufacturers. The color Podpacs are an extension of these requests for an unlimited unit that can reflect the personality or mood of the iPod owner - plus they let you tell your iPod from your friends’ iPods in an instant.”

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Tuesday, February 12, 2002

iPod: The Battery Status Indicator Is Approximate

Apple.com has published an AppleCare Knowledge Base article with a step-by-step test on how to determine if your battery is functioning properly.

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Cases: Incipio Technologies ships iPod case

iPoding reports a new iPod case. Incipio Technologies, a Southern California carrying case and accessories manufacturer, have designed a pouch style case for the iPod ($16.95). Expect to see a review in the coming weeks.

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Monday, February 11, 2002

iPod: How to Get the Most Out of Your Battery

Apple.com has published an AppleCare Knowledge Base article with suggestions on extending your iPod’s battery life on one charge.

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Sunday, February 10, 2002

iPod and iMac G3 with no built-in FireWire

[Updated: 02|14|02 7:15 A.M. PST]
Yes, the Sonnett HARMONi G3 card does in fact work with the iPod, as noted by iPoding member “ckelsh”.

iPoding reports that Sonnett Technologies HARMONi G3 FireWire/processor upgrade card is claiming to be compatible for use with the iPod. The following iMac models are compatible with the HARMONi G3 upgrade card: iMac 233 MHz, 266 MHz, 333 MHz (Rev. A-D). Email us if you have any problems and/or comments using the upgrade with your iPod.

Visit Sonnett Technologies for more info…

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