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18.08.2004

MacOrama für den 18. August 2004 [Update]

macoramaApple verstärkt seine Jobangebote für die Koordination der europäischen Retail Stores, so werden in den Niederlanden sowohl ein Regional Sales Executive wie ein Product Fulfillment Specialist/Planner gesucht, was auf mehr (neben London) und bald hoffen lässt. Zu finden auf den ifoapplestore.com Retail Store Administrative Job Positions Seiten.
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Motley Fool Schreiber Tim Beyers verärgert mit FUD-schreiendem Artikeleinstieg: "Shortly after we came back from our big vacation overseas in May, my Apple PowerBook was hit with a computer virus. I can't tell you which one, but it was enough to cripple my Microsoft Office for the Mac software. Symantec's Norton Anti-Virus found the bug, and then eradicated it by exterminating my entire in-box. (Thanks, guys.)" Woraufhin eine Überleitung zur steigenden (wohlgemerkt Windows-seitigen) Virenplage folgt. Übel.
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TMO hat weitere (durchaus bekannte) Apple Patente und Trademarks ausgegraben, was allerdings diesmal nur leidlich spannend ist: 'Apple Patents Zooming Controller and Lighted Keyboards' und 'Apple Files for Trademarks on iWork, ProBand, and Pods'
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sonos
Sonos wird wohl doch nicht von Apple verklagt.
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Mit Nicecast lässt sich nicht nur so ziemlich jede Audioquelle über iTunes an die AirPort Express Station senden (wenn auch mit kurzer Verzögerung), sondern ebenfalls mehrere AX-Stationen gleichzeitig ansteuern, wie in diesem macosxhints-Tipp beschrieben: "The music wasn't completely in sync between AXs -- probably due to buffering -- but it played nonetheless."
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Inside Mac Games listet die dümmsten mails an die Redaktion:
"Question: Why is your site so lame? I know, because you never update it. right! right! thanx
Answer: It's lame because we have to contantly answer stupid questions like the one you just asked and never have time to update the site. right! right! thanx"
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As the Apple Turns berichtet vom 24-hour sales tax holiday, der auch in den drei Massachusetts Apple Stores stattfand: "...and the activity didn't die down much until about 4 AM-- and people were still coming in. They were primarily students, it seemed, most of whom were probably coming from nearby Boston College; a few were drunk, and at least one was barefoot, but they all wanted Macs, or as one particular customer put it, "I need one of those laptops, the Power thing with the Super?"
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Zum iPod Einkleiden:
cronson
"...made to resemble cozy hoodie sweatshirts... They even have a drawstring and little pockets for an added dose of playfulness." Oh, how fucking precious! I'm running out to get one right after I finish vomiting." bei Gawker natürlich.
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"Ever wonder how iTunes knows the name of the audio CD you just put in? Or why it may not remember the name of some burned CDs? If so, then read on."
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Danke an Roger für den Hinweis auf einen Artikel bei 20min.ch: "Apples iTunes Music Store und der RealPlayer Music Store sollen in den kommenden Monaten auch in der Schweiz lanciert werden."
Apples Planung für den Start des paneuropäischen Stores lag bisher bei Oktober.
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Ein Tipp zur Beschleunigung von Safari's Seitenaufbau, der minimales Prefs-Gebastel, bzw. Terminalgebrauch erforderte ist nun in Programmform wiedergekehrt.
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Analyst Gene Munster bei Piper Jaffray mit positiven Prognosen: "According to Piper Jaffray's research note published this morning, industry data suggests that the creative professional computer market has rebounded. Apple Computer is expected to witness healthy demand for its hardware and software over the next few quarters due to the recovery in the creative professional computer market, the analyst says."
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John Dodds wechselt zum Mac und schreibt im Independent darüber: "It was the sight of a friend's new company laptop on his study desk that did it. It had only a 12-inch screen, and the keyboard was tiny and cramped; it just wouldn't work for a non-touch typist like me. It seemed like miniaturisation gone mad - but it also emphasised the sheer bulkiness and age of my three-year-old Gateway desktop running Windows 98."
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Und natürlich ein bauteiliger Fehler.
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Update: Auch wenn das MacOrama ein wenig aus den Nähten zu platzen droht, folgendes musste ich einfach noch nachschieben:

Streamingmedia.com wirft einen Blick auf die Verteilung der Media Player: "250 million and 93%. Those are just two of the figures given by Microsoft, Apple, Real, Macromedia, and others in reference to the number of people who have downloaded their media players. This is a realistic look into what those numbers actually mean." (Mehr als Binsenweisheiten kommen dort allerdings auch nicht gerade zum Vorschein)
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Sony will seine Marketing-Muskeln zeigen, um den lahmen Connect-Service und seine Non-MP3-Player zu pushen: " In a move that shows how major companies with fingers in many pies can utilise their cross-branding power to stimulate or affect a market, the report also reveals that: "A focus on brand placements through Sony Pictures," is planned. "The Walkman products will get a very aggressive campaign using the total power of Sony, from its [label] artists to its movie studio", the report reveals." Bei Macworld UK.
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Alle iPods werden irgendwann PDAs:
"As the pods go up in gigabytes," says Jakob Nielsen, an IT-usability expert, "it's inevitable that they will become general purpose storage devices. Add a colour screen and they become photo viewers." Mr Nielsen also believes PDA-type features are a convenient adjunct to these devices and that convergence is inevitable: "All a PDA needs to become a music player is a higher quality chip and a headset plug." steht zumindest in der FT.
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"Capacity Meter displays and tracks information about your PowerBooks battery, including capacity, amperage, current, and voltage. Using this information and your machine's specifications, Capacity Meter will let you know the current status of your battery and track degradation over time." 2MB groß, Freeware und noch keine Zeit zum Testen.
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Frisch bei Fontshop, die Olympukes:
olympukes
"Wir lieben die Olympischen Wettkämpfe und finden die unsauberen Randerscheinungen zum Kotzen. Darum hat FontShop-Partner Virus Fonts (Jonathan Barnbrook, Marcus McCallion) eine Sammlung kritischer Olympia-Piktogramme entworfen (Olympukes = Olympiakotze), die Sie hier kostenlos downloaden können." (via Schockwellenreiter)
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The Register berichtet von einem dual-core G4: "The dual-core PowerPC may also mark the next major leap in Mac notebook G4 processors before Apple gets G5 chips from IBM that are capable of integration into a top-spec portable computer."
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heise über den deutschen Online-Musikmarkt: "Der Apple iTunes Music Store stellt laut Phonoverband mit durchschnittlich rund 570.000 Songs pro Monat mehr als die Hälfte der Downloads und ist mit Abstand Marktführer unter den deutschen Angeboten." Das wären knappe 150.000 in der Woche nach 250.000 in der ersten Woche.
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Außerdem (Halb-)Wissenswertes aus dem Terminal - heute:
08/18 Meriwether Lewis born, 1927
(So geht das).

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