Friday, January 31, 2003
Mac: Pod Manager 1.4.1 Released
“Say you want to retrieve music stored on your iPod while you’re on the road …or at a friend’s? Pod Manager is the perfect application for this task!”
- What’s new in v1.4.1:
- Window close button is now activated and quits the application
- Improved drag&drop support
Thursday, January 30, 2003
Pyrim Introduces Enhanced Ear Buddy
After listening to customer feedback about the recently released Ear Buddy caddy for earbuds, Pyrim improved the design and are now announcing a new enhanced model. Made of molded white plastic, the Ear Buddy attaches to the back of iPod and provides a storage disk to wrap your earbuds. It’s available for $9.99 or purchase the i-Track organizer case and get a free Ear Buddy for $54.99.
Wednesday, January 29, 2003
“iPod wants to be seen and heard”
The Bangkok Post reviews the iPod 20GB and mentions our iPods Around the World Photo Gallery.
“It is said that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ So what does a gallery of 799 images in an Internet collection of photographs called ‘iPods Around the World’ say about Apple’s hot little MP3 player?
I believe that it speaks a lot as to how the device makes both a fashion and a lifestyle statement, and it surely reflects the enthusiasm that iPod owners have for the little music player that can have a big repertoire.”
Mac: iPod Access 1.0b23 Released
“This app can be used to transfer songs from your iPod to your computer organized by artist/album, play songs directly from your iPod and save the last song listing gathered to make application startup quicker. “
- What’s new in v1.0b23:
- Added a Scan button to rescan for available iPods
- Ability to check internet for new iPod Access version
- Numerous bug fixes
- Improved User Interface
Tuesday, January 28, 2003
Mac: iPod Free File Sync 2.3.3 Released
“iPod Free File Sync (iPFFS) is the only utility that allows synchronizing music from any iPod to your computer with ease. It shows you exactly which of the MP3 files on the iPod are not on your computer. After synchronizing, you can browse through the new files directly in the application you’re familiar with – iTunes 2.”
- What’s new in v2.3.3:
- Minor corrections.
- Documentation corrected & expanded.
Refurbished iPod 10GB for $329
“The Apple Store offers the factory-refurbished iPod 10GB for Mac for $329 in its “Special deals” section, as several readers found. It’s the lowest price we know to be available; we’ve actually seen it for $5 less sold as new, but that deal has since expired. (Mac iPods can easily be switched to PC use, and vice-versa.)”
Audible.com Offers 50% Off First Purchase
Do you listen to audio books on your iPod? Audible.com is offering 50% off thousands of titles on your first audio book purchase.
Monday, January 27, 2003
Donny Osmond Checks Out Jack Osbourne’s (40GB?) iPod
Update: An iLounge reader notes that in the video, Donny Osmond says that Jack Osbourne has a 40GB iPod. Turn up your volume and listen carefully.
You may have seen the Pepsi Twist commercial featuring the Osbournes and the Osmonds during the Super Bowl game. An exclusive behind the scenes video titled “Battle of the Bands” reveals Donny Osmond checking out Jack Osbourne’s iPod and wishing he had some Donny Osmond music on it. Donny goes on to say that he has Ozzy Osbourne on his iPod, but Jack has no Donny Osmond on his iPod. Donny wishes that Jack would “reciprocate” and put some of his music on his iPod. Jack replied, “I’ll get right on it.”
The ABCs of MP3
BusinessWeek online talks about the size of MP3 players and mentions iPod and other brands.
“If a quick glance around my gym is any indication, Apple Computer’s sleek iPod remains the undisputed king of the digital-music-player market.”
Get an iLife at iDay 2003
iLounge highly recommends attending the upcoming iDay 2003 seminar in Palo Alto, California to learn about the latest versions of Apple’s iApps; iPhoto 2, iMovie 3, iDVD 3 and the current version of iTunes 3. You’ll also get tips for iPod and Photoshop tips with longtime Photoshop guru, Steve Broback . Your host for the day is renowned Mac author Jim Heid, contributing editor for MacWorld magazine and author of the upcoming book, The Macintosh iLife (aka The Macintosh Digital Hub, 2nd Edition). For more information and schedules visit the iDay 2003 website.