Saturday, September 14, 2002

iPod Knowledge Base Documents Updated

Cases: Number 44 iPod Case Reduced to $39.99

Mike Weiss of Number 44 Designs informs us that the price of their Number 44 iPod case has been reduced from $69.99 to $39.99. The Number 44 iPod case features a unqiue sliding cover with metal ring and leather construction.

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Software: PodUtil 1.0b Released

“PodUtil is (another) management program for the Apple iPod. It allows you to directly edit the Contacts on your iPod, presenting them in a list for one-click editing. As soon as you’re done editing, the contact(s) are saved for immediate use on your iPod. No more fiddling around copying .vcf files everywhere, PodUtil does it in one click!”

    What’s new in v1.0b:
  • Interface fixes/improvements
  • ‘Refresh’ button works properly again (broken in b4).
  • Fixed unexpected error when closing the main window while a music scan is active.
  • No longer chokes on files with embedded pictures or other large amounts of data.
  • Special characters still aren’t handled correctly.

System requirements: Mac OS 9 or higher or Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
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Friday, September 13, 2002

XtremeMac to redesign case for iPod 20GB

iLounger, “xaipemw” posted an email reply from XtremeMac V.P. Seth D. Lubin stating that they are redesigning the Deluxe case to better fit the iPod 20GB.

“Our case right now is quite a tight fit on the 20 gig. We are currently making a new design that would accommodate the 20 gig iPod better. As much as I would like the sale, I don’t recommend our case for you at this time. If there is anything else I can do for you, please let me know.”

Forum topic…

iPods Spotted at Best Buy

iLounger, “Kenal0” recently visited his Chicago Best Buy and found that they have new 10GB and 20GB iPods for sale. Apple recently released a press release announcing they have partnered with Best Buy to sell iPods. “Kenal0” posted the following in the forums:

“I was in Best Buy today and I saw the iPod there. They had a 20 gig out in the box but a supervisor told an employee to put it in the back and bring them out when someone asks for one. The signs were hand written so you could tell they just went out. I cannot wait until they are selling the rest of the Apple line.”

iCal Weblog Launched

Ole Saalmann has created a weblog dedicated to all things iCal. He has been gathering news and tips about iCal since its release. You’ll find several tips on using iCal; from importing calendars to aggregating news using RSS.

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iPod Knowledge Base Documents Updated

Thursday, September 12, 2002

Cases: Contour Design is accepting preorders for iSee

Contour Design, makers of iSee, the first hard case for iPod are now accepting preorders at $24.95. The Contour Design website states the iSee will be available the 3rd week of September. The iSee fits both 5GB and 10GB models, but not the 20GB model.

    Case features:
  • Ultra-clear carrying case
  • Stylish design allows your iPod beauty to show through
  • Protective case reduces wear & tear
  • Sleek design lets you use your iPod while in the case
  • Removable pocket clip
  • Detachable frost headphone case (included)
  • Non-slip Rubber feet

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Software: Pod2Go 0.2 Released

“Pod2Go (formerly PodHead) will download articles and fun daily info onto your iPod so you can take it anywhere to read.
It supports articles from iPoding, iLounge, PodHacks and iPodFanatic (French). There is an autosync feature which will automatically sync your iPod when it is connected to your computer.”

    What’s new in v0.2:
  • MacGeek (German)
  • MacMinute
  • MacNN
  • Mac Rumors
  • Applelinks
  • MacWindows
  • Freebie of the day
  • Famous Birthdays
  • Joke of the Day
  • Quote of the Day
  • Recipe of the Day
  • Site of the Day
  • Today in History
  • Trivia of the Day
  • Weather Almanac
  • Word of the Day
  • Preference window

System requirements: Mac OS X
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Save on a new iPod at J.U.M.P! Systems

Authorized Apple Reseller, J.U.M.P! Systems has new 5GB, 10GB and 20GB iPods at a reduced price with savings of up to $30. Prices are as follows: 5GB $377.83, 10GB $374.29 and 20GB $468.13.

Note: Click on “iPod” tab.
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iPod Knowledge Base Documents Updated

Cases: MARWARE C.E.O Classic Leather Case Released

MARWARE, makers of the popular line of neoprene iPod cases have released the new C.E.O Classic case. The C.E.O case fits 5GB and 10GB iPods (previous and new models), and is available in black leather for $34.95.

    Case features:
  • Leather outer construction
  • Leather-lined interior
  • Plastic screen protector
  • Removable lid
  • Easy access to hold button, earphone jack, and FireWire port
  • Multidapt interchangeable clip system
  • Snap closure on lid
  • Includes low-profile spring clip

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Tuesday, September 10, 2002

iCal: How to Add Your Calendar to iPod’s Calendars List

Apple has posted an AppleCare Knowledge Base Document with instructions on how to export your iCal calendar for viewing on iPod.

Export your calendar in iCalendar format.

    1. Open iCal.
    2. Select the calendar you wish to export from the Calendars list in the iCal window.
    3. Choose Export from the File menu.
    4. Type a filename in the field when prompted.
    5. Click Export.

Copy the iCal (.ics) file to iPod.

    1. Connect iPod to your computer using the FireWire cable that came with it.
    2. Double click the iPod icon on your desktop, or from a Finder, window to view its contents. (You must first set up iPod to be used as an external hard disk. See technical document 61131, “iPod: How to Use iPod As an External Hard Disk”.)
    3. Drag the .ics file you saved from the step above to the Calendars folder on iPod.

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Cases: Burst FlipPad for iPod from Japan

Update: Burst Co.,Ltd emailed us the following: “Unfortunately, our company is very small and orders from outside Japan are very few. As a result, there is no system that allows us to take orders online for shipping overseas.”

Japanese case/bag maker Burst has released the leather FlipPad for iPod. It’s similar to most flip-top lid cases on the market, but the difference is that the iPod is inserted from the bottom of the case and the flip-top is actually a bottom-flip lid. This allows for full-access functionality while attached to a belt or shoulder bag strap. Just unsnap it and fold down for access to the iPod.
The FlipPad fits 5GB and 20GB iPods. An optional spacer is also available to fill the space when using the thinner iPod 10GB for a perfect fit. iLounge has emailed Burst to find out if there are any US distributors.

English translation by Babelfish

iPod for Windows Knowledge Base Documents Updated

Refurbished iPod 5GB for $219

Small Dog Electronics has dropped the price of factory refurbished iPod 5GB to $219. One year warranty applies. Quantity remaining: 131 as of this posting. Offer expires in 20 Days.

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Software: Apple iCal Released

“iCal is an elegant personal calendar application that helps you manage your life and your time better than ever before. iCal lets you keep track of your appointments and events with multiple calendars featuring at-a-glance views of upcoming activities by day, week or month.”

  • Keep track of your schedules, events and appointments, with at-a-glance views of upcoming activities by day, week or month
  • Manage and view more than one calendar at a time from within a single unified window to quickly identify schedule conflicts and pockets of free time
  • Share your calendars online with your colleagues, family and friends, using your .Mac account
  • Subscribe to other calendars to keep up with work schedules, family and school events, and more
  • Send standards-based email event invitations to people listed in your Mac OS X Address Book
  • Keep your priorities straight with built-in To Do list management
  • Get notification of upcoming events on screen, by email or via text messaging to a mobile phone or pager
  • Use a lightning-fast search tool to quickly locate any event, task or name entered into iCal

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.2
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Monday, September 9, 2002

Tips & Tricks: Directly access iPod MP3 files in the 10.2 Finder

iLounger, Thomas O. has emailed a tip he discovered while using Mac OS X 10.2

“In the new Find option in Jaguar, choose your iPod under “Specific places.” You can then search for and copy MP3s without the use of third-party software or the Terminal.”

Linux iPod How To

An anonymous email has informed us of a website by Ashish Gehani describing the neccessary steps to setting up iPod on Linux. You will need the following: 2.4.19 kernel + latest Firewire driver + Wine + EphPod.

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Sunday, September 8, 2002

Software: iPod2iTunes 1.7b2

“Within iTunes or the Finder it is not possible to transfer tracks or playlists from your iPod to your Mac(s). iPod2iTunes (i2i) is the only utility which allows you not only to copy but to synchronize tracks + playlists from your iPod(s) to your Mac(s). All within iTunes. The synchronization ensures that you don’t produce duplicate MP3 files on your disk as it is easily the case if you just copy files from the iPod via other methods.”

    What’s new in version 1.7b2:
  • Progress display in the status playlist.
  • In seldom cases it could happen that iTunes loosed track of files copied by i2i (problem in iTunes). i2i has now a reliable workaround for that.
  • In some cases it could happen that tracks which should be in theiPod Track playlist wast listed there.
  • i2i shows a meaningful error message if the iPod is not correctly mounted in iTunes (it should help to connect the iPod to another Firewire port in that case).
  • Some small improvements regarding Mac OS X 10.2.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1.2 – 10.2 and iTunes 2.0.3 – 3.0
For more info…


Dennis Lloyd

I'm a passionate, long-time lover of Apple products, and was a civil draftsman and graphic designer before creating the iLounge web site. My prior projects include work for The Los Angeles Times', and the company Creative Domain, where I developed websites for clients including Columbia Pictures, Disney, Fox Studios, Universal Pictures and Warner Brothers. As the Publisher of iLounge, I direct the site's community forums, photo galleries, iPod User Group, and general business affairs, which have grown under my watch to over sixteen million page views every month. I'm happily married with one daughter, one dog (Rocket the Wonderdog), one cat (Ferris), many iPods, iPhones, iPads, and two turntables.