Friday, November 8, 2002
Windows: iPodSync 1.8 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 v1.8:
- Recurring appointments are now synchronized using standard iCalendar recurrence.
- Fixed a problem with blank addresses showing up on the iPod as a series on semicolons.
- New Reset button in the Advanced options to remove existing Outlook content from the iPod.
- New option to allow you to specify if you want notes to appear at the top or the bottom of the contacts list.
- Miscellaneous user interface improvements
System Requirements: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Outlook 2000, Outlook XP and XPlay or iPod For Windows
iLounger, Todd K. imforms us that MUSICMATCH Jukebox 7.5 has been released with iPod support. “It includes support for the iPod and will recognize the serial number that comes with the WIN iPod. It adds some features that weren’t in 7.1 and also seems like it initializes the iPod faster.”
“MusicMatch Jukebox is a digital jukebox in the truest sense of the word—it will play all of your digital audio files, from MP3 clips to audio CDs to RealAudio content. Playing audio content is just the beginning, though; integrated encoder and CD ‘ripper’ tools allow you to record CD music to your computer in MP3 or RealAudio format.”
- What’s in v7.5:
- New: Portable Device Manager
- New: Enhanced CD Printing
- New: Improved Super Tagging
- New: New Interface
- mp3PRO Support
- Volume Leveling
- Internet Radio
- Burner Plus Features
License: Jukebox Plus $19.99, Jukebox Basic Free
System Requirements: Pentium Class 300MHz processor or better, Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP, 96 MB RAM (32 MB for Win98), 50 MB hard drive space (400 MB recommended for radio usage), video display card, soundcard, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later.
Thursday, November 7, 2002
“It’s not only possible; it’s free. Thanks to a special offer from Audible.com, you can take advantage of a free, one-month trial subscription to the audio version of the New York Times and digitally download the Times audio digest directly into iTunes. Have an iPod? Then you’ll also be able to listen to the New York Times on the way to work or during your morning jog.”
Wednesday, November 6, 2002
In the latest Apple Store eNews newsletter, Apple has announced a holiday special for engraving a new iPod for $19.95. The discount is applied at time of check out. The offer is good between November 6, 2002 and January 7, 2003.
“Beyond MP3s: iPod Holds Genome”
Wired News reporter Kristen Philipkoski has written an article about a researcher who uses his iPod to hold the entire human genome.
“Yes, all 3 billion chemical letters—A, T, C and G, which represent adenine, thymine, cytosine and guanine, the chemicals that spell out human genes—fit on the iPod.”
Tuesday, November 5, 2002
Cases: New Cases for iPod by Case Techworks
Austin, Texas based Case Techworks, Inc., designer, manufacturer and suppliers of custom cases, have announced three cases for iPod.
The Holster with belt clip is a basic sleeve case available in black leather for $29.99.
The Head Case for iPod is a bifold case available in black leather without belt clip for $24.99 or with belt clip for $29.99.
The iPod Flip Head Case has a front flip lid and is available in black leather without belt clip for $24.99 and with belt clip for $29.99.
Monday, November 4, 2002
Windows: iAppoint 0.5 Released
“iAppoint is a small utility to export a data range of appointments
in Outlook 2000 or Outlook XP into one vCalendar file.
Till now this software can be used as freeware. Later improved version will be
charged. Let me know if you use the program on:
What’s new in v0.5:
Choose calendar and saving path added, selection of calendar name in export file.
System Requirements: “Currents version is only tested on a Win2000 machine with Outlook 2000. I recieved messages that it will not run with Outlook97.”
Which? Magazine Awards iPod “Best Buy”
Macworld UK reports that UK Consumer’s Association’s Which? magazine has awarded iPod “best buy” for MP3 players.