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Saturday, January 12, 2002

ZDNET ranks iPod #3 among shoppers

ZDNET Shopper reports on the 50 most popular mp3 and audio players among online shoppers. The iPod tops the list in third place.

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iPod Update Archive

Josh Roberston has created a very handy website making available all Software Updaters for the iPod since v1.0.1.

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Friday, January 11, 2002

Cases: The PodPac: All-clear iPod case

The only case that does the iPod’s design justice… John Corbin has designed the all-clear PodPac iPod case ($19.99):

The Podpac is made of durable 15-mil-thick clear plastic, features openings for the scroll wheel, FireWire port, earphones, and hold button.

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Thursday, January 10, 2002

Win an iPod! Apple iPhoto Album Contest

Apple has announced the iPhoto Album Contest. Three grand prize winners will each receive a Nikon CoolPix 775 Digital Camera. Three first place winners will each receive an Apple iPod! So fire up those cameras and start shooting! You have to have an iTools account in order to upload your photos.

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Reviews:’s In-Depth iPod Review

Although the bulk of most iPod reviews were filled with words of praise, almost every article included at least one sentence that pointed out what many felt was a fatal flaw in the iPod design: it would only work with a Macintosh computer.

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Software: iPod Software Updater 1.0.4 Released

iPod Software 1.0.4 Updater adds support for iPod names of up to 255 characters, additional languages including Brazilian/Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish, and addresses compatibility and performance issues which users may have experienced with version 1.0.3.

iLounger, “markalan” had some additonal comments on the new version:

“It fixes the lag experienced in the 1.0.3 updater, but I hear (not myself,
but from other podders) that the infamous whine is back.”

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Tips & Tricks: iPod in the Mustang

iLounger, Bobby S. writes us with a tip on customizing your car’s center console to accomodate an iPod.

Looks like his iPod has a comfortable spot in his Mustang.

“Using basic craft foam I purchased in an art store, I was able to construct a secure holder for my iPod in my car’s old audio tape holder. I started with a large sheet as the bottom, cut to the shape of the cassette holder, and from there layered up with shapes to hold the iPod securely in place. The layers were all held together with basic craft glue.”

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Software: Releases iPod icons and more

Iconfactory’s resident artist Dave Brasgalla has created another set of beautiful OS X icons. The World of Aqua 3, is the third installment of a series of icons focusing on OS X’s Aqua interface. There are 2 iPod icons included in this set along with Apple’s new iMac.

Download it here…

Wednesday, January 9, 2002

Forums: New Duck Pod Case Released

iLounger, “rygar” writes in the forums:

“If your like me and tired of wondering what case to buy and don’t want to spend more than 50 cents in the first place then take my nice new invention and copy it.”

Made from the most versatile material in the world… Duct Tape!
This is a must see…

Software: EphPod beta v1.1 Released

Joe Masters, creator of EphPod tells us the new version is more stable and has lots of new features.

EphPod is a program designed to make your iPod work with Windows.

You will need a program to let you read Mac drives through Windows for EphPod to work properly.Currently, we recommend MacDrive ( It has a five day free trial, so you can try it before you have to pay for it.

For more info and download…

Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Editorial: Digital Devices

Bernell Dorrough writes:

Some Apple enthusiasts have made claims that the iPod should only work on Macs, making justifications ranging from that only Apple users deserve such great devices to that adding compatibility is not worth Apple’s time. But Windows compatibility for the iPod and future devices should not be overlooked, as it offers the potential for substantially increasing Apple’s total sales and market share, not only now but in the future.

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Sunday, January 6, 2002

Attention: New Flat-panel iMac for your iPod!
[Updated: Monday, January 7, 2002 9:59 AM PST]

See the flat-panel iMac with an iPod at

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iLounger, Jeremy reports is updating the front page. Within the alt tag of the new flat-panel iMac photo it reads:

15-inch Active Matrix LCD, 800-MHz G4 with Velocity Engine, SuperDrive (CD-RW/DVD-RW), GeForce2 MX Graphics, USB – FireWire – Ethernet, Apple Pro Speakers, AirPort ready, iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie, iDVD

We suspect this to be the high-end model.

Also mentioned in other alt tags is the Times article, a new 14” iBook, and new apps for Mac OS X.

The Time Canada website have corrected themselves and pulled the Apple article.