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3.08.2004

MacOrama für den 03. August 2004

macoramaDie International Herald Tribune spekuliert über die Auswirkungen der Apple-Motorola Allianz auf mobile Musikdownloads: "An Apple spokeswoman said the company would not address the possibility of eventually providing direct wireless access to the iTunes music store. But some others say that even though last week's announcement was based on connecting a cellphone to a PC by cable (or short-range wireless Bluetooth connections), it is still an important first step."
Im drunkenblog: "And there is no real blame here, the iPod's era of growth being stunted short isn't due to any fault of Apple; they aren't the only ones being caught in this squeeze. And there's remarkably little they can really do to save the iPod long term. Instead of letting the phone suck in the iPod, they could 'let the iPod suck in the phone' and add the functionality to it. But when you stop and think about that idea, besides noticing the fact that it's almost buddhist in nature you're left with the problem of everything else the phone is converging with."
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Unbedingt lesenswert bei codepoetry: "So we're in about the third year of Mac OS X now and there's one thing I've not done in this entire time: actually looked at that "other" standard palette: the color palette. I've used it to pick colors for various things and gone through the tabs to use the different methods, but I've not actually looked at the panel (like I did the font panel) since it came out. Big mistake. Huge. This thing is awesome."
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Business Week über Apple Vorankommen im staatlichen Sektor: "As the federal technology budget ballooned -- it's expected to reach $46 billion this year -- Apple's market share in computers sold to the government rose from 1.6% in the first quarter of 2003 to 2% in the same period of this year, estimates analyst Roger Kay of market researcher IDC. Today, Apple is the government's No. 6 computer supplier -- and climbing."

Und über den Bildungsbereich: "That's particularly relevant as more students carry laptops to and from their homes -- yet it's left to the school district to maintain and service them. Sonty isn't the only education-technology official thinking this way. In 2003, Apple's laptop market share in the K-12 segment grew by 3.2% over the previous year, to 26.9% of laptops sold in this category. During that period, the laptop market share of the K-12 sector leader, Dell, fell 1.1%."
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"CodeWeavers bietet seit einiger Zeit eine kommerzielle Version von Wine, der Windows-Laufzeitumgebung für Linux, unter dem Namen CrossOver Office an.[…] Nun soll eine Anwendung hinzukommen, nach der laut CodeWeavers in letzter Zeit die meisten Anfragen eingingen: Apples Musiksoftware iTunes." schreibt heise.
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Ein 'practical joke' mit Preview bei macosxhints.com .
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MP3-Info CMM liegt in Version 1.3.1 vor, neu ist: "The number of channels of MP3 files are shown (Mono/Stereo, etc); the MP3 reader will now handle files with large "PIC" tags (for album covers and such) much better; the AAC reader will now handle certain files from allofmp3 and such better."
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Real's Harmony scheint bisher bei weitem nicht überall einwandfrei zu funktionieren (ganz ohne Apples Zutun: "It detected both of my loaner iPods (a mini and the just-released full-size model with a mini-like scroll wheel) just fine, but a song purchased on the RealPlayer Music Store wouldn't sync over to either player." (via Engadget)
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Der iTMS dürfte in Japan noch auf sich warten lassen: "In the words of Apple Japan's VP in charge, despite Steve Jobs' assertion that the Japan launch would happen within 2004, things are still at square one." Bei dottocomu.
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"Apple has released its first free 'Single of the Week' track to iTunes Music Store customers in the UK." Bei Macworld UK.
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Etwas umständlich aber (wohl) machbar: 'Play Any Audio Through Airport Express', konnte es selbst leider noch nicht testen.
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Apple Computer will include AppleScript 1.10 with Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger," AppleInsider has learned. The release will include many new features and enhancements while correcting numerous problems found with AppleScript 1.9.3 and earlier versions.
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In eigener Sache: Zu meiner großen Überraschung konnte mich die Telekom positiv überraschen, der DSL Anschluss war etliche Tage früher als erwartet freigeschaltet, weshalb es im fscklog wieder wie gewohnt weiter gehen sollte.
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Und natürlich täglich weitere Fehler.
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Außerdem (Halb-)Wissenswertes aus dem Terminal - heute:
08/03 Lenny Bruce dies of a morphine overdose, 1966
(So geht das).

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