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MacOrama für den 13. August 2004

macoramaJura-Professor James Boyle in der FT über Apple vs. Real-Harmony: "The first lesson of the story is how strangely people use the metaphors of tangible property in new economy disputes. How exactly had Real “broken into” the iPod? It hadn’t broken into my iPod, which is after all my iPod. If I want to use Real’s service to download music to my own device, where’s the breaking and entering? What Real had done was make the iPod “interoperable” with another format. If Boyle’s word processing program can convert Microsoft Word files into Boyle’s format, allowing Word users to switch programs, am I “breaking into Word”? Well, Microsoft might think so, but most of us do not."

AppleInsider über den verbesserten Installer in 10.4: "Installer 2.0 will gain support for file version checking, ensuring that installers only replace outdated files on the user's machine, leaving up-to-date files alone. The software will also allow developers to create application upgrades that let the user select the application to be upgraded, whereas previously users could only select installation volumes."

Ein Stanford Doktorand macht sich Xgrid zunutze: "I started out by putting together a few machines on my own, and then began adding the Web site Relevant Products/Services from InterLand Business Hosting Services in my e-mail signature on mailing lists," Parnot explained. In a matter of months, he had jumped to 100 machines running at any given moment. He credits the success in generating participants on some postings on public Internet discussion boards in the Macintosh community." Bei MacNewsWorld.

iPod Updater 2004-08-06. "Improved connectivity with some FireWire cards using the VIA chipset; improved connectivity with FireWire hubs, and with 4-pin FireWire ports; improved power management; enhanced performance with the optional external battery pack; and removing headphones while the hold switch is on no longer wakes iPod." Harmony funktionsuntüchtig?

Apple ist sich des Problems der nichtschlafenwollenden Power Macs G5 (1,8GHz) zwar bewusst, hat aber wohl noch keine Lösung parat.

Designer Hüllen für den iPod in New York's CITY Magazine:
"The iPod has become as ubiquitous in 2004 as the boom box was during the ‘80s. So how to distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack? Choose a cover that reflects your singular style."

Dunhill stellt ebenfalls eine iPod Tasche her. (via Boing Boing)

Griffin's Road Trip, ein hässliches Monster, aber effektiv: "The RoadTrip is a great all-in-one connection for the iPod in the car, but what makes RoadTrip truly unique is its removable transmitter module that can also broadcast music from a Mac or PC. The package includes a combination USB power and audio connector cable that attaches any USB equipped computer to the module. Users can then play their iTunes music, movie audio or presentation sound to any FM stereo close by."

"What happens when 500 networks in a building are called “linksys,” “default,” or “netgear”? Robert Moskowitz, a security expert, has argued for unique network names out of the box for new Wi-Fi gear, and Apple is one of the only consumer companies I’m aware of that chose that course. Apple gear has an SSID of Apple Network 012345 where “012345” is replaced with the last six digits of the base station Wi-Fi adapter’s unique network hardware identifier." schreibt Glenn Fleishman.

Und natürlich ein gemeinschaftlicher Fehler.

Außerdem Wissenswertes aus dem Terminal - heute:
08/13 Berlin wall erected, 1961
(So geht das).

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