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The Wall Street Journal just posted this article: “Facing a backlash from early buyers of the iPhone, Apple Inc. said it would issue a $100 credit for Apple Stores to iPhone users who paid full price for the product. The move, announced by Apple CEO Steve Jobs in a letter posted on Apple’s Web site, […]

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Looks like Apple is trying to make sure that today’s iPhone price cut isn’t seen as a sign of flagging iPhone sales. From the New York Times: On Wednesday, Apple executives insisted that the price cut had been planned long ago and that the strategy had been conceived in part to keep the iPhone’s pricing […]

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iPods Are Heart Smart

We’ve heard of baseball players using iPods to improve their pitching, and cricketers using iPods to improve their, um… cricketing. Now we have this report from Temple University about a medical professor and cardiologist there who’s using the iPod to teach his students how to recognize various heart murmurs.

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Nike reported their third quarter 2007 earnings last Thursday, and during the follow-up conference call with anaylists, CEO Mark Parker revealed that all Nike running shoes will be Nike+iPod compatible by the end of this year: When I took this job 15 months ago, I said Nike’s focus was on generating top line revenue and […]

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They Want Your Pod!

I saw this photo on Flickr a few days ago and bookmarked it, thinking it would make a good post here. As happens with most of my bookmarks, it was forgotten 15 minutes later. Luckily, a story on Macworld UK today reminded me of the photo and pointed to a fun article on the appearance […]

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Cover Flow Coming To iPods Soon?

Gizmodo posted a short item today suggesting that an iPod firmware update is coming soon which would enable the “Cover Flow” view of album art, similar to the feature currently in iTunes. No word on whether the update will only apply to the 5th Gen iPod with video, or if the current nanos will also […]

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Lake Wobegon Podcast

Another great public radio podcast comes to iTunes: A Prairie Home Companion’s News From Lake Wobegon. It’s not the entire Prairie Home Companion radio show, just the seventeen-minute-or-so News From Lake Wobegon monologue that Garrison Keillor delivers during each broadcast. And that’s just fine by me. Most of the time I can do without the […]

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For those of you who have been eyeing the Nike+iPod Sport Kit but couldn’t justify buying all the other stuff that goes with it, today might be your lucky day. Smalldog Electronics is offering a sweet deal through Dealmac which includes everything you’ll need to get started: A first-generation 1GB iPod nano, the Nike+iPod Sport […]

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As much as I dislike linking to an article on Foxnews.com, it’s only fair when they come up with a good iTunes scoop. Reporter Roger Friedman claims Apple Corps executive Neil Aspinall confirmed to him that the Beatles core catalog has been remastered and is ready to release via online music stores. “All 13 core […]

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iPod nano (2G) Software Update…

Looks like Apple has quietly released a minor software update for the second-generation iPod nano. When I connected my nano to iTunes this evening I was greeted by software version 1.1.2. Unfortunately, Apple’s not very forthcoming about what issues are addressed by the new version, and I wasn’t able to find any details on Apple’s […]

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Daring Fireball has posted a thorough summary of Steve Jobs’ recent Thoughts On Music article, as well as some of the Internet reaction and analysis. It’s a good read, though for some, Daring fireball can be an acquired taste. I used to stay away from the site, because it seemed like everything I read there […]

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Sure to light up the Internet for days to come, Steve Jobs has posted a message on the Apple website laying out his (and the company’s) position on Digital Rights Management (DRM) and “closed” music distribution systems. In it, Jobs reminds readers that it was the music companies who demanded DRM be put in place […]

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