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15.11.2004

MacOrama für den 15. November 2004

macoramaAuch die Börse ist derzeit ziemlich iPod anfällig, so treiben wirre Spekulationen um ein Spieledownload-Angebot für den iPod die Aktien von Digital River Inc. in die Höhe: "There are several reasons why he's skeptical that Digital's software has been selected by Apple to sell games that would run on the iPod through its iTunes Web site, including internal work by Apple and the fact that consumers prefer to play games on cell phones rather than portable music players." Andere Analysten glauben allerdings daran: "We actually believe this rumor, as management has suggested this was in the works in recent conference calls and investor conferences," analyst George Sutton of Craig-Hallum Capital Group wrote Friday." Zumindest würde es das Farbdisplay des iPod Photo versinnvollern.
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mekentosj.com: "On June 29th we won the Apple Design Award in the category "Best Student Mac OS X Project" for our program 4Peaks. With the prize came a beautiful metal cube as trophy that glows when you touch it. While showing the cube to everyone, most people asked if we knew what was inside and how it worked. How did the cube notice that it was touched?" Aufbrechen? Nein, zu brutal. Ab zum CT Scan damit (via Daring Fireball Linked List).
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IT-Enquirer interviewt den Europa Chef von HPs Mac Connect Abteilung: "Today, Tilke said, HP has 144 products that are Mac OS X compatible. Only two of HP’s product line-up are PC-only, and those two are facsimile machines; “products a Mac user would never buy anyway,” according to Tilke. Why HP is so interested in the small market that Mac users effectively represent, is no surprise for Tilke: “About 80% of photographers and graphics designers use Macs for their creative tasks, and that market is still growing fast,” Tilke said."
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"SideTrack is a replacement driver for the Apple PowerBook and iBook trackpads. With SideTrack installed your standard trackpad becomes a powerful multi-button scrolling mouse." Jetzt bei 1.0 gelandet (und Shareware geworden).
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Warum ist das hölzerne Regal in Delicious Library so auffallend hässlich? Damit man einen Design Wettbewerb veranstaten kann (natürlich). "Delicious Monster and MacThemes.net are pleased to announce a design contest to promote Delicious Monster's debut application, Delicious Library. Artists can design and submit shelf themes from November 15th through November 22nd, replacing Library's wooden shelves with modern or quirky alternatives.
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Neues zu Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates im Angesicht des iPod-Erfolges (Walkman of the 21st century) heute in der New York Times: "Microsoft is working hard to make sure that the iPod is less like the Walkman and more like the Betamax, Sony's videocassette format that was defeated in the marketplace by VHS."(jpf)
Darin ein besonders schönes Beispiel für 'Reverse Rumorology': "Longtime Apple watchers say they recognize a pattern. In the past, they say, Mr. Jobs has often dismissed a market as irrelevant before introducing just such a product, with a great flourish. He then explains that he has solved the problems his lesser competitors couldn't. It worked stunningly well with music. And many expect that he will try again, with some products related to television."
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Gerüchte um einen Flash-basierten iPod halten sich hartnäckig, AppleInsider sieht diesen inzwischen als 'confirmed' für kommendes Frühjahr. 2 Millionen sollen angeblich schon einmal vorproduziert werden: "The iPod flash will retail for below (US)$200 and sport a similar user interface to the company's ubiquitous iPod and iPod mini." Dabei soll er zwischen 256 MB und 1GB Platz bieten.
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Apple enthüllt in den 'Terms and Conditions' der Wundertüten, die bei der Eröffnung des Apple Store London am nächsten Samstag wieder zum Einsatz kommen, deren Inhalt: "Airport Express, Wireless Mouse, Wireless Keyboard, D-Link, Keynote, .Mac, iLife, iSight Camera, 20GB iPod, Silver iPod Mini, JBL on Tour, GarageBand Jam Pack, Limited Edition iPod Case, Limited Edition iPod Mini Case, ProCare, 10% off coupon, Insider’s Guide to London DVD or a World Book Encyclopedia." Die zwei iPods werden sich natürlich nur in einigen Lucky Bags finden. (via ifoapplestore.com)
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The Mac Observer "Of the over two million total downloads of Firefox 1.0, 8.2% were downloads of the Mac version, Ben Goodger, Lead Engineer for Mozilla Firefox told TMO. He called that number "significant". That would put the number of downloads in the first two days of its release at around 170,000, he said."
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Think Secret sinniert über den Prozessor der kommenden kommenden PowerBooks, ein 'low-power' G5 sei zwar in Entwicklung, sollte dieser jedoch nicht fertig werden, dürften wir eine weitere PowerBook G4 Revision (vermutlich im Januar) sehen: "The processor is pin compatible with the PowerPC 7447A used in current PowerBooks, will exceed 1.5GHz, and feature 1MB of L2 cache, double the amount of the 7447A. The PowerPC 7448 will also be manufactured on 90nm silicon-on-insulator process technology, delivering improved power savings over the 130nm 7447A."
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Telepolis hat Airport Express mit Blick auf dessen Audiofunktion im Test und kommt zu einem zwiespältigen Ergebnis: "Somit ist die Audiofunktion von Airport Express zwar eine nette Zugabe für den, der einen günstigen und kompakten WLAN-Accesspoint sucht, ohnehin in einer Apple-Rechnerumgebung arbeitet und ab und zu Musik von einem Rechner in einem anderen Zimmer hören will. Als schicker Schnurlos-Ersatz für störende Audiokabel ist sie dagegen schon vom Funktionsprinzip her leider nicht wirklich geeignet." Die Computerzeitschrift iX hat in ihrer aktuellen Printausgabe Notebooks verglichen, im Test war auch ein 17 Zoll Powerbook. Das Ergebnis: Vorteile sind der große Monitor und das gute Display, Nachteile ein hoher Preis und fehlender Dockinganschluss.(jpf)
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TMO: "As for technical support, Apple had a score of 76 -- the highest of any PC manufacturer. Consumer Reports subscribers who used Apple tech support gave a 'better' rating (the highest possible) in getting their problems solved, shortest time spent waiting on support phone calls, experienced and knowledgeable support staff, and best Web support. No other PC company received a 'better' rating in any category. Dell was second receiving a score of 57 and no better than an 'average' rating in any category. Because of good reliability and tech support results, Apple portable and desktop PCs were recommended by CR as 'best pick'."
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The True Story of Audion, die Software die beinahe iTunes geworden wäre, sollte man gelesen haben: "Jobs wanted to know how big we were, and how long we've been doing this. He wanted to know a few more things that I can't even really remember. I remember he asked, "Do you have any other ideas for apps you want to work on?" I replied, genuinely, "Well, we've got an idea for a digital photo management program..." and he replied with a simple, "Yeah. Don't do that one." Everyone in the room laughed but I had no idea why — remember, my head was still exploding — so Steven Frank had to explain to me that he meant, basically, it was already being made and, of course, it would be called iPhoto. Oh. I get it now."
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