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Friday, October 18, 2002

“iPod an ‘unbelievable hit’”

Macworld UK reports that iPod has become an ‘unbelievable hit’ according to Yankee Group analyst Ryan Jones.

“The MP3 player’s success is borne out in the Japanese market where it became the biggest selling MP3 player in September with 42 per cent of the market. Apple’s chief financial officer Fred Anderson said: “We’re clearly very interested in gaining market share in the whole MP3 space.”

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Mac: PersonaPodX 2.1 Released

“PersonaPodX is a helper application that gives you alarm, notes and contacts management for your iPod and Mac.”

    What’s new in v2.1:
  • Now works with iPod firmware 1.2
  • UI has been improved.
  • Alarm can be saved to the iPod
  • Notepad gives a visual representation of iPod screen so you can gauge where text will wrap.

License: Shareware
System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher and iPod Firmware 1.2 recommended

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Thursday, October 17, 2002

iPod Knowledge Base Documents Updated

iPod: Not Recognized in iTunes and/or Finder
iPod: How to Play Songs While Charging
iPod: How to Restore
iPod: Only Apple Logo and iPod Name Appear on Display When Turned On
iPod: Does Not Appear in iTunes or on Desktop, Exclamation Point, or Sad iPod Icon Appears on Screen Save $30 on iPod Engraving

Deals On The Web reports:

“ Save $30 on the $49.00 engraving fee for iPod MP3 players. For Mac compatible iPods, use coupon code “KHHGTBS7Q7”, for Windows compatible use coupon code “KHJSUCS3LU”. Expires 10/31/02.”

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Windows: iPodSync 1.4 Released

“iPodSync is a new tool for Windows to keep your Microsoft Outlook calendar and contact information synchronized between your PC and you’re iPod.”

What’s new in v1.4:
The ability to sync Outlook Notes with your iPod.

License: Freeware
System Requirements: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Outlook 2000, Outlook XP or XPlay

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Taiwan gets iPods

Marie Feliciano, staff reporter for Taiwan News writes about the release of iPod in Taiwan titled, “Apple bets success on iPod.”

“It’s definitely a ‘must-have’ toy for Taiwan’s music and tech-crazy set,” Apple Taiwan General Manager Jack Tong said following iPod’s launch in Taipei yesterday.

“We are very bullish. We are confident we will sell bushels of it.”

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“Doing the iPod shuffle”

David Kushner, Digital Beat columnist for Rolling Stones magazine reviews iPod 20GB.

“For the past week, I’ve been acclimating myself to the iPod lifestyle, courtesy a new twenty gig player. And let me say without hesitation, this gets my vote as the most mind-blowing invention since the water bong.”

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iPod Tops Top 10 Must-Haves List

The CNET staff has chosen iPod 10GB as their number one electronic gagdet.

“It’s elegant, compact, and easy to navigate, and it can hold 10GB of MP3s—all reasons why the iPod has topped our most-wanted list for several months running.”

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Windows: iPodSync Public Beta (formerly iOutiPod) Released

“iPodSync is a new tool for Windows to keep your Microsoft Outlook calendar and contact information synchronized between your PC and you’re iPod.”

License: Freeware
System Requirements: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Outlook 2000, Outlook XP or XPlay

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Sunday, October 13, 2002

Windows: OutPod 0.4 Released

“It is now possible to store all exported items into one single file. Outpod also supports the calendar feature of iPod. It is possible to export appointments to different calendars (like iCal). The appointments can be exported by calendar name or by category.

An experimental feature is the export of textfiles into vCard format (like text2iPod).

Some bugs were also fixed.”

License: Freeware
System Requirements: Windows
For more info…


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