Saturday, November 16, 2002
Mac: Open Pod 0.51e Released
“OPEN POD is a virtual can opener for your iPod. OPEN POD copies all entries of your iPod library into a new playlist which ist called “OPEN name_of_your_iPod”. With this playlist you have full access to all mp3s for drag an drop, further scripting, reveal in finder and anything else you’re used to do with songs in iTunes. Each time you run this programm it will delete the old OPEN POD playlist an will create a new one.”
What’s new in v0.51e:
Now works in Jaguar with iTunes 3
System requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.x and iTunes 3
iPod Knowledge Base Document Updated
Dr Bott Cuts Prices on iPod Connection Kits
Dr. Bott LLC. has reduced prices on its iPod Connection Kits:
iPod Connection Kit with FM Transmitter is now $44.95 (was $49.95)
iPod Connection Kit with Cassette adapter is now $39.95 (was $47.95)
Wednesday, November 13, 2002
iSee Case for iPod 20GB Coming Soon
Contour Design has emailed us with an announcement that they will soon be releasing an iSee case to fit iPod 20GB model.
“Currently the iSee fits all 5GB and 10Gb iPod models. In early December we will be shipping the new iSee 20GB version. This new version will fit all iPod models. For the different size iPods, we include free inserts with every iSee case for a great fit.”
Tuesday, November 12, 2002
“Apple Reclaims the Innovation Lead”
BusinessWeek online has published a special report by Alex Salkever, Technology editor which talks about Apple and its innovative ways.
“Until a few months ago, Adam Singer had little use for anything Apple. “I always thought highly of Apple products,” says Singer, a New York City Web developer who mainly used Windows machines. “But they didn’t do what I needed them to.”
iRock, PowerPod and iPod 20GB for $499
Deals On The Web reports:
“Amazon.com is offering a Free iRock Wireless FM Adapter & PowerPod Auto Charger with either a Mac or Windows 20GB iPod Purchase at $499.00. Purchased seperately, the two freebies will run you about $40.00. Enter coupon code “TRAVELBNDLPD” during checkout to get the free offer. As with most items over $25, you’ll also get Free ground shipping. Expires 12/31/02.”
iPod 10GB for $269.00
Deals On The Web reports:
“ClubMac is offering the open box original 10 Gigabyte iPod MP3 player for $269.00. It’s the lowest price we’ve seen by $30.00. Stock is limited and will likely sell out quick after this post. Search for item 974038 to find the deal.”
Monday, November 11, 2002
Homemade iPod CD Cassette Adapter Mount
Justin Pinder has informed iLounge of his homemade iPod cassette adater mount.
“I was using a CD cassette adapter, but I found it to be a nuisance to connect and difficult to see and control the iPod while driving. One day it struck me that I could use the CD cassette adapter to support the iPod, and I set out to create a simple (and inexpensive) design incorporating this idea.”
Mac: iPod2iTunes 1.8 Beta 1 Released
“iPod2iTunes is the only utility which provides real synchronization of tracks and playlists from your iPod(s) to your Mac(s).
The synchronization ensures that no duplicates are produced as it is easily possible if files are copied from the iPod via other blind methods.
iPod2iTunes can be used to keep music on different Mac’s up to date, to do a full restore of tracks and playlists after a hard disk failure, to revert accident deletion of tracks or to clone an iPod.”
- What’s new in v1.8 Beta 1:
- Playlist Synchronization:
- Massive speed increase. A quick comparison between 1.7 and 1.8 showed 600% more speed. I will do more detailed speed tests in the next beta since it is expected to add even more speed.
- Synchronization of tracks with ‘special’ properties.
- Cleanup is many times faster. This is especially notable with a large iTunes library.
- Subsequent playlist synchronizations have not worked in iTunes 2.x.
- In some sutiations a timeout error happened.
- iPod2iTunes picks up the original folder automatically in case the iTunes music folder is an alias.
- iTunes version check showed in some cases “iTunes not found”.
- OS version check failed in some cases. Hopefully fixed.
- Other fixes and improvements.
- Documentation updated.
System requirements: Mac OS 10.1.2 up to 10.2.2, iTunes 2.0.3 up to 3.0.1 and iPod firmware 1.0 up to 1.2.2