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Saturday, November 23, 2002

Mac: iPod It 1.7.1 Released

“iPod It gives you the ability to transfer all of your Entourage information to your iPod. It also lets you transfer any number of driving directions and weather forecasts to your iPod. Now you can have all of the information you need right at your finger tips and all through one application.”

What’s new in v1.7.1
This is a maintenance release. There are few subtle additions (e.g. you can
remove alarms from subscribed iCals) but the purpose of this release is to
fix a few problems. Most people won’t have any problems but if you have a
space in your iPod name or live outside North America, this fix is for you.

License: Shareware
System requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher, iPod v1.1 or higher and Microsoft Entourage X

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Friday, November 22, 2002
Griffin Releases Total Remote for Pocket PCs, No PodMate for iPod

Griffin Technology had developed a prototype remote control attachement for use on iPod. First seen in our Macworld SF 2002 report, Griffin had intentions of releasing the PodMate to the public but eventually haulted development. The PodMate never developed into a product for iPod users but instead, Griffin has recently released the PodMate as the Total Remote for Pocket PCs.

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Ellen Feiss Interview Published

The elusive Ellen Feiss of Apple “Switch” ad fame has finally given in to being interviewed by The Brown Daily Herald of Brown University. According to the interview Feiss says Macworld was boring, yes she was on drugs in the “Switch” ad (Benedryl for her allergies), and had this to say about the iPod she recieved, “It’s like the coolest thing ever.”

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iCal World Website Launched

We recieved a press release about the launch of a new website dedicated to iCal calendars. Contribute your iCal calendar to iCal World and be entered for a chance to win an iPod.

“Officially launched today, iCal World combines news, tips, help,
applications, public, private, pay, and secure calendar hosting and an
extensive iCal calendar library in a sleek, fast, easy-to-navigate
user interface.”

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Thursday, November 21, 2002


Cases: Glow-In-The-Dark Cases for iPod

While browsing the Fall 2002 issue of MacDirectory magazine we discovered an ad for a new case for iPod by Global Century, Inc. (page 189). The Carry Podder (Harry Potter?) case which is similar to other silicone cases on the market comes in five, glow-in-the-dark colors and has protruding, corner protectors. It also features rubber feet on the back of the case, attachment for a carry strap and FireWire port protector.

The case is made in Japan by Century Corporation. There are photos and information about Carry Podder albeit in Japanese. The case is only available for 5GB and 10GB iPods. Translation provided by Babelfish.

We have emailed Global Century for more information and requested a review unit. Stay tuned for more.

Century Global, Inc U.S…
Century Corporation Japan…

Mac: iPod Song Entsorger 1.0 Released

“iPod Song Entsorger is an iTunes script that removes one or more tracks which you have selected on your user playlists AND removes those songs from the library as well, so you don’t have dead linked songs laying around that you meant to be deleted.”


License: Freeware
System requirements: Mac OS X 10.0 or later.

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“Ingredients for Luscious Listening”

The New York Times has published an article listing the Apple iPod as one of its “Ingredients for Luscious Listening.” Free registration is required to view the article.

“Now that the Apple iPod music player comes in both Mac and Windows versions, nothing stands in its way. “

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Refurbished iPod 5GB for $199

iLounger Justin informed us that Apple Store online has refurbished iPod 5GBs in stock. Check the Special Deals section.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2002

“Apple’s new iPod packs more fun than a barrel of monkeys”

Jeremy S. Hainline gives the iPod 20GB four apples in his review for macHOME magazine.

“At $499, this top of the line iPod might be too costly for many folks, but if its feature set appeals to you and you’re a bit stretched for dough, fear not-Apple makes cheaper 10GB and 5GB units ($299 and $399, respectively. Whatever your cash situation, the iPod is music to your ears, providing hours and hours of great tunes no matter where you are. It even manages to pack in productivity features: Oh darn!”

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002

“Latest MP3 players are smaller, cheaper, better”

Jefferson Graham for USA Today has written an article highlighting several MP3 players.

“The iPod is the smallest hard drive unit around; Apple has access to minuscule hard drives from Toshiba, drives competitors haven’t been able to get. The iPod came out last November, with rave reviews for its design, functionality and size. Apple has dominated the MP3 player market this year. The iPod is the No. 1 unit, with a 15% market share, says NPD Intelect.”

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iPod 20GB for $449.00 shipped

Dealmac reports:

“Buy.com offers the Apple iPod 20GB MP3 player for $499 with free shipping. Add any item costing $1 or more to your cart and use this $50 off coupon for a net price of $449. It’s the lowest total price we know to be available by $30.”

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Monday, November 18, 2002

Mac: iPod It 1.7 Released

“iPod It gives you the ability to transfer all of your Entourage information to your iPod. It also lets you transfer any number of driving directions and weather forecasts to your iPod. Now you can have all of the information you need right at your finger tips and all through one application.”

    What’s new in v1.7
  • You can now subscribe to published iCals (including popular news feeds) and export them to your iPod. You can include as many iCals as you like and have them automatically update every time you Sync.
  • There are a number of user interface enhancements, including keyboard shortcuts for all of the main window’s options
  • All of the Entourage categories in the calendar list now start with “*” so that they always appear at the top of the calendar list.
  • There are a number of bug fixes to ensure proper processing of weather and continued support for version 10.1.x of OS X.


License: Shareware
System requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher, iPod v1.1 or higher and Microsoft Entourage X

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DVBase iPod Stand Coming Soon

iLounger, Jake R. tipped us off about a SpyMac.com Gallery post with information on a new iPod stand by startup company DVForge.

“DVBase is CNC machined from a solid billet of T6 aircraft grade aluminum to snugly fit and hold an iPod. It’s then hand polished to a high shine, and is triple nickel plated. The final touch is laser engraving of the DVForge mark, using the same technology Apple uses to mark the rear of its iPods.

DVBase will be introduced as a limited edition, serial numbered production run of just 1,000, and will be available at www.dvforge.com starting December 1st.

Regular production products will be available January 15th, from Best Buy, CompUSA, or Apple retail stores, or online at www.dvforge.com.”

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