related reviews

News 09.01.02-09.06.02

Friday, September 6, 2002

Personalize Your iPod and Save

Update:iLounger, Kevin A. sent an email with some information. “I talked to someone at the Apple online store, and they told me that you need a “special promotion code” in order to be eligible for the special price.” This deal seems to have disappeared from the Apple website as well. After having called the Apple Store online, iLounge has found out that the promotion may have been announced online prematurely. A new announcement for engraving for $19 with a expiration of September 22 should be available soon.

Apple has introduced a new promotion offering personalized iPod engraving for $19.

“Add your name, initials, or a personal message for the ultimate gift. When you buy an iPod from the Apple Store between September 5 and September 22, 2002, you can make a personal statement with custom engraving for only $19 - a $49 value!”

For more info…

Refurbished iPod 5GB for $239

Small Dog Electronics have refurbished, previous model 5GB iPods available for $239. There are 162 units in stock, as of this writing.

For more info…

Red Screen iPod

iLounger, George R. has disassembled and modified his friend’s iPod screen with red acetate to give it a different look. The only drawback is that the iPod’s light has to be on to see the interface.

View the photos…

Thursday, September 5, 2002

Apple iPod Knowledge Base Documents Updated

Red Screen iPod

iLounger, George R. has disassembled and modified his friend’s iPod screen with red acetate to give it a different look. The only drawback is that the iPod’s light has to be on to see the interface.

View the photos…

Wednesday, September 4, 2002

Software: iPod tracks -> Desktop 1.1.1 Released

“The script “iPod tracks -> Desktop” is installed in iTunes script menu. This script will copy the selected tracks in iTunes (not Playlists) on your Desktop, easily. It will name the file(s) in a readable way, and will store in file comments original informations.”

What’s new in v1.1
Renamed “iPod tracks -> Choose” into “iPod tracks -> Choose…”

System Requirements: iPod Software 1.2, Mac OS X 10.1.3 or higher and iTunes 3
For more info…
Download…

Tuesday, September 3, 2002

Software: iPod Viewer 1.5

“iTunes allows you to copy MP3s from your computer to your iPod, and do everything but copy those MP3s back to your computer. But now with iPod Viewer, you can do just that. Just launch the application, import the songs from your iPod, select the songs you want to copy, choose where you want to copy the songs to, and transfer the files. That’s it!”

    What’s new in v1.5
  • You can drag an iPod into the song table to import that iPod.
  • You can search for songs in a way similar to iTunes.
  • Added toolbar to allow quicker access to common tasks.
  • Checks if there’s a new version of iPod Viewer available.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 higher
For more info…
Download…

Cases: Contour Design iSee Case

We recently emailed Contour Design regarding their new iSee iPod case. The iSee prototype debuted at Macworld New York in July 2002 and is the first hard case for iPod. Made of hard, clear plastic, iSee has full-access functionality and comes with a detachable earphone case. According to the emails we’ve recieved, the iSee is undergoing minor tweaks due to it apparently scratching the iPod’s Lucite surface after repeated opening. The updated iSee case will be available sometime after September 10. The iSee fits previous model iPod 5GB, 10GB and new 5GB models. Contour Design also noted that if they decide to make the iSee fit the new iPod 10GB and 20GB models, it could be up to a year before release.

For more info…

AckNOWLEDGE Refutes Copyright Infringement Claims by Miyavix

AckNOWLEDGE makers of the iSkin for iPod have posted a Press Release in our forums refuting statements made by Miyavix, makers of the Silicone Jacket (Groove Jacket) case. Recently, Miyavix claimed that EverythingiPod.com’s Aqua Jam Jacket and ackNOWLEDGE’s iSkin is in violation of copyright laws.

“AckNOWLEDGE would like to notify the iPod community that the claims of copyright infringements made by Myavix are unjustifiable and unsubstantiated. AckNOWLEDGE denies any claims made by Myavix of copyright infringements and will continue to manufacture, market and sell iSkin to its customers.”

Forum topic and Press release…

“Tips: Create Playlists with iTunes”

MacHome magazine has published a small article on how to create playlists in iTunes.

Read more…

iPod Knowledge Base Documents

iPod Software 1.2 Updater for Mac OS 9: Information and Download (updated)
iPod 1.2: Calendar Events and To Do Items May Not Appear Immediately (new)

Visit our Links page for a complete list of iPod related Knowledge Base Documents.

Best Buy Stores Will Sell iPods

Joe Wilcox, staff writer for News.com writes an article announcing the sales of iPods at Best Buy stores.

“Starting Sept. 15, Best Buy will carry two Windows models and a Mac iPod in more than 500 retail stores, adding to the 35 Apple retail stores and 225 CompUSAs selling the digital music player.”

Read more…

Software: xtunes Changes Name at Request of Apple

Tex9, developers of several iPod applications for Linux have been targeted by Apple’s lawyers for copyright infringement. Xtunes, Tex9’s version of iTunes for Linux, has been requested by Apple lawyers to stop using the name, change it, and redesign the user interface, so it does not look similar to iTunes. Tex9 has changed xtunes to “sumi,” the xtunes plugin to “sumipod,” and has made plans to change the interface during the month of September.

For more info…

Monday, September 2, 2002

Software: iPod tracks -> Desktop 1.1 Released

“The script “iPod tracks -> Desktop” is installed in iTunes script menu. This script will copy the selected tracks in iTunes (not Playlists) on your Desktop, easily. It will name the file(s) in a readable way, and will store in file comments original informations.”

    What’s new in v1.1
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the copy with some strange characters in file name.
  • Added the version of the script that will let the user choose the preferred destination.
  • Increased the speed of the copy: now tracks are copied to the maximum speed available with an iPod.

System Requirements: iPod Software 1.2, Mac OS X 10.1.3 or higher and iTunes 3
For more info…
Download…

Software: iPod Linux Command Line Utility Released

“The iPod command line utility provides full iPod support for Linux users including copying songs to and from the iPod, removing songs, creating and deleting playlists, and displaying information about the current state of the device.”

System Requirements: iPod (mac version), latest Linux kernel (2.4.19 recommended), Linux-supported FireWire controller, x86 compatible system
For more info and downlaod…

Sunday, September 1, 2002

Software: OutPod 0.3 Released

“OutPod is a program that allows users of MS-Outlook on Windows PCs to save their contact information as iPod-readable vCards.”

    What’s new in v0.3:
  • Change: Use FileAs instead of FullName as filename for the vCard files.
  • Change: Calendar entries are now saved with Subject and Date as Filename. This allows to save multiple appointments with the same subject but different dates.
  • New: Appointments can be displayed using Display Appointment.
  • New: Categories are now displayed for contacts and appointments.
  • Change: Outlook folders are no longer imported on startup. This improves speed if you have lots of folders, especially in “Public Folders”. They are now imported, when a node gets expanded.

System Requirements: Windows 2000, Outlook 98 or higher
For more info…
Download…

Software: PodHead 0.1 Released

“PodHead is a small, easy to use application that will download onto your iPod the five newest articles from:”

  • iPoding.com
  • iLounge.com
  • iPodHacks.com
  • iPodFanatic.com (French)
  • Read the included read me for more information.

System Requirements: Mac OS X, iPod Software 1.1
For more info…
Download…

Homemade iPod Stand

iLounger, “RObot” has created himself an iPod stand from a metal picture frame.

“Hello, I just bought a 5gig iPod. I love it but I never know where to place it when I am using it. I use it at my desk and in my car. I was looking at the available desk stands and I felt all the designs were overkill or ugly. I wanted something that was simple that didn’t take away from the great design of the iPod. Plus I wanted the iPod to compliment my Sony ClieT 665 when it was sitting in the cradle. So I made this from a metal picture frame. The black material is a spongy foam rubber, so it grips the ipod from sliding off. I also lined the bottom with this.”

Forum topic…
Photos…

 

Next: News 09.08.02-09.14.02

Previous: News 08.25.02-08.31.02

related reviews

Verizon sponsoring ad-free listening to all U.S. iTunes Radio users
Microsoft, Yahoo hope to replace Google for Safari default search?
T-Mobile required to fully disclose throttled data speeds
Steve Jobs biopic picked up by Universal, Fassbender to star
Handbrake updated to 0.10, adds new encoders + more
Report: ‘Deep Organizational Issues’ at Apple affecting iCloud progress
Apple announces Product(RED) Gift Cards for Black Friday
Apple unveils Product(RED) apps for World AIDS Day 2014
Apps of the Week: Sago Mini Road Trip, Football Manager Handheld 2015, Deliveries 6.0 + more
Square plans to accept Apple Pay in 2015<

related reviews

Verus Case Damda Slide for iPhone 6 Plus
Heckler Design @Rest Stand for iPad (2014)
Kerf Case Wood Cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Urban Armor Gear Folio for iPhone 6 Plus
ZeroChroma FluxStand-Compatible Car Vent Mount + Reflective Armband
Griffin Slim Folio and Survivor All-Terrain for iPad Air 2
ZeroChroma Slide-Mount Combo Pack for iPad Folio-Slide Cases
G-Project G-Go Outdoor Wireless Speaker (2014)
SteelSeries Stratus XL Gaming Controller
Belkin/Jarden Mr. Coffee 10-Cup Smart Coffeemaker<

related reviews

Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 8.1
An Easy Guide To Setting Up + Using Apple Pay In iOS 8.1
Ten Things You Didn’t Know About iPad Air 2 + iPad mini 3
Mind The Gap: What’s iPad’s Role In An iPhone 6 (Plus) World?
Editorial: Why I Switched To T-Mobile (And You Might, Too)
The Early Guide To Apple Watch Apps
iLounge’s Top iPhone 6 + iPhone 6 Plus Case Picks (Fall 2014)
Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 8.0
Multi-Editorial: On Apple’s iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus + Apple Watch
What’s New In Apple TV 7.0<

loungeStore