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10.08.2004

MacOrama für den 10. August 2004

macoramaMotorola und Apple bekommen Konkurrenz in Form von Nokia und Loudeye: "Nokia has chosen to partner with digital music distributor Loudeye to develop a music download platform for mobile phones.[…] Since Loudeye is a distributor of digital music rather than a retailer, it will focus on building a platform that other companies can use to sell music, just as its recent UK acquisition, On Demand Distribution (OD2), has done in the PC download arena. Loudeye will allow mobile networks to offer own-brand music download services without having to build one themselves." Bei The Register. Details sollen zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt folgen.
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Sehr unbestätigte Gerüchte zum HP iPod: "there will be two models, a 20 GB and 40 GB version. The pricing will be $299.99 USD and $399.99 USD respectively. The 20 GB version will not come with a dock, but the 40 GB will. They're exactly the same physically as the Apple iPods, but will have the HP logo on the back." (via Engadget)
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In der September Ausgabe von Consumer Reports schneidet laut Macs Only Apple als Spitzenreiter ab: "In Consumer Reports' Quick Recommendations, the magazine notes "(Apple) has ... been among the more reliable brands of desktop... has been among the more reliable brands (of laptops) and is the leader in tech support."
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Roxio verkauft seine Software-Sparte und wird gänzlich zu Napster: "Apparently tricked by its own hype, Roxio has decided to sell off its consumer software business and focus instead on the dubious online music market. The company will go so far as to give up the Roxio name, taking on the Napster name of its music division." ist bei The Register zu lesen. Sonic erwarb für 80 Millionen Dollar unter anderem Toast etc.
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AppleInsider berichtet über QT 6.6 welches in der 10.4 Dev Preview enthalten ist: "More specifically, the new version of QuickTime will boast significant improvements to Audio, Video, and Metadata, as well as add new Cocoa APIs, and numerous other enhancements.[…] Although the software is only available for pre-release builds of Mac OS X 10.4 at the moment, sources expect several of the new QuickTime features to be made available for Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther."
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Ein Mini 10.4 Seed-Update (Build 8A171): "According to a developer note accompanying the software, the system update adds functionality for searching vCards using Spotlight and a transmits a short ReadMe file to test the Software Update mechanism in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger."
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"Apple has understood something about the future of the consumer technology business that seems to have passed everyone but the mobile phone manufacturers by. This is that the core functionality of computers and electronics is pretty well universal across all brands and makes, to the extent that these devices are now not much more than commodities, especially with China now the workshop for the entire industry. What now differentiates brands is, and will be, the implementation of those functions and the capacity to provide the consumer with value and meaning in their outward expression. Years after Apple introduced the iMac, it is incredible that others have not realized this." schreibt JapanConsuming zur Einführung des iPod mini in Japan.
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"This built-in feature lacks out-of-the-box support for Macintosh applications. With Salling's Remote Basics, we're filling the gap by adding controllers for iTunes, EyeTV, DVD Player, VLC, PowerPoint, and Keynote." Freeware für SE K700 und S700.
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Und heute mal ein sentimentaler Fehler.
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Außerdem (Halb-)Wissenswertes aus dem Terminal - heute:
08/10 Chicago incorporated as a village of 300 people, 1833
(So geht das).

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