iTunes 4.9 Now with PodCasting!

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With iTunes 4.9 you can now browse, find, sample and subscribe to thousands of free podcasts — radio shows delivered over the Internet to your computer — then sync them to your iPod and listen anytime, anywhere. [Link]


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RadioLover

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I have been listening to the online radiostation KCRW all morning and its great. BUT, some of the cool shows are on at times I am not near a computer or if I am I can’t listen to them loud. So, I wanted a software that would allow me to record radio streams as MP3 and then put them in iTunes for me so I could then throw them onto my iPod. After a bit of searching and asking around I found the software I needed, RadioLover. RadioLover is very easy to use, all you need to do to start recording a stream is to drag and drop the stream from iTunes into RadioLover. Then you just hit record OR you can schedule it to record at a certain time. Whats also cool about RadioLover is that it will automatically tag the songs with the artist, album, radio station and track number. Very practical and its just for $15. Now I will be able to record various cool radio streams and dump them into my iPod so I could listen to them in the car or at work. It only works on Mac’s though, sorry PC users. [Link]


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foofpod

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foof

I think I am going to get me one of these foofpod ipod sleeves. They look very cozy and snugly, just need to figure out which color goes better with my blue mini.. or maybe it doesn’t have to match.. [Link]


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Pepsi + Apple

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pepsi ipod

Pepsi have a promotion going on where if you send them an SMS you have a chance to win an iPod shuffle. When I first saw the ad I thought they had a Pepsi iTunes promotion going on like the one in the States.


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Mac OS X Speed

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OS X feeling slow? Check this huge list to see what might be the problem. [Link]


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Apple to Use Intel Microprocessors Beginning in 2006

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It’s official… [Link]


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WWDC 2005

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Tomorrow is the World Wide Developer Conference and Steve Jobs will be giving his famous Keynote. Usually the days leading up to the event are filled with rumors on what Apple might be releasing or upgrading etc.. This time though its been very strangely quiet. I couldn’t find a single reliable rumor of anything anywhere. Very strange.. I did find a cool cartoon though at Joy of Tech. Most of you might not get it but Steve Jobs always wears the same clothes during his keynotes, black turtle neck and blue jeans. Here is the cartoon.


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Super OS X Menubar Items

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A whole bunch of various nifty OS X menubar items for you to download, most are for free. I just downloaded Tiger Launch and I really like it. [Link]


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Got Spam?

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I have a couple of email accounts which I check on my Mac using Mail.app. The problem is like many I get a lof of spam through out the day. I already trained Mail.app to spot junk emails but its not perfect and so I decided to find a better solution. A while back I found a software called JunkMatcher. JunkMatcher is a software that integrates with Mail.app. It gives you a lot more junk mail options and it already comes built-in with a whole set of rules. With my upgrade to Tiger, JunkMatcher stopped working but recently they updated the software and now its Tiger compatible. So download it and try it, you won’t even notice its there. [Link]


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Another New Apple Store

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I met with Nibaq awhile ago for lunch. He had been walking around Muthana complex trying to kill time until it was time for me to have lunch. While walking around he found a new Apple store that was still being worked on. The place is called Solize and is not connected to any of the other local dealers. We spoke to the guy incharge who was busy displaying mac hardware and he seemed like a nice person ALTHOUGH when Nibaq asked him if he supplied RAM for the powerbooks the guy asked is it Apple? Like duh… Anyway the store had two cool things. First they had second hand macs for sale although not cheap. One was a Graphite G4 500mhz powermac for 300KD. The second was a Dual 800mhz Quicksilver powermac for around 430KD. He also told me he had a Dual 1GHZ mirrored door powermac inside, but I didn’t see it nor did I ask its price. Another good thing he had although once again not cheap was Sonnet Encore CPU upgrades for older powermacs. A G4 1.4ghz upgrade would set you back 190KD at solize compared to the 450$ on amazon. The store will be completed within a week. I personally think this store will NOT succeed due to the terrible location. Its in Muthana Complex, Mezzanine 1, right in the back behind Steps and near the Asus and As Seen on TV dealers. Impossible to find and even if it was located at the main entrance, I doubt the people who frequent Muthana are potential Apple users..

Here are some pictures I took


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