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Archives: February 2005

  1. European Commission probes charges that Apple iTunes Music Store is ‘ripping off’ UK consumers

    The European Commission (EC) has confirmed it is looking into allegations that Apple’s iTunes Music Store discriminates against UK consumers…

  2. Die Welt: U.S President George Bush is ‘the Steve Jobs of World Politics’

    US President George W. Bush is safely back in America, but commentators continue to ponder the last leg of his European visit — his meeting…

  3. Henrico high school laptop program to continue, but will it still feature Apple Macs?

    Henrico County’s [Virginia] landmark laptop computer initiative for high-school students will continue. By a vote of 4-0 (with one abstention), Henrico’s School Board followed…

  4. Apple updates iPod photo packaging, de-emphasizes ‘photo’

    In releasing newly affordable iPod photo hardware, Apple Computer has changed the product’s packaging to a thinner and highly attractive…

  5. Dell debuts new 30GB Dell DJ music player for US$299

    Dell today took the wraps off a 30-gigabyte Dell DJ music player that sells for $299…

  6. Apple should include a combo FireWire and USB 2.0 cable in every iPod box

    With the latest iPods, Apple is no longer including a FireWire cable in the box. The music players will still work with FireWire, if a cord…

  7. Griffin debuts Dock400 FireWire cable for Apple iPods

    Griffin Technology today announced the Griffin Technology Dock400. The Dock400 is a FireWire 400 cable for synching and charging…

  8. Cobb County Georgia meeting discusses plan to equip schools with 63,000 Apple iBooks

    More than 250 parents, students, teachers and just plain taxpayers met Wednesday night in east Cobb County to learn more about…

  9. ‘iPod Halo Effect’ – sales of the iPod are spurring orders of other Apple products

    Apple Computer is benefiting from what analysts have dubbed the ‘iPod halo effect.’ Sales of the iPod are spurring orders…

  10. Happy 50th birthday, Steve Jobs!

    Happy Birthday, Steve! Today is Apple CEO and founder and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs’ 50th birthday…

  11. Analyst: With iPod, Apple’s ‘willing to do whatever it takes to maintain their market dominance’

    Apple Computer played a new tune Wednesday with its wildly popular iPod digital music player, cutting prices and adding more storage and features…

  12. Analyst: Apple’s Steve Jobs winning ‘game of chess’ against Microsoft, other iPod+iTunes competitors

    Apple slashed the price of its hot iPod Mini digital music player Wednesday to $199 and introduced a slightly larger version for just US$50 more…

  13. Apple disrespects its own Mac users with iPod’s FireWire fiasco

    FireWire is still Apple Computer’s baby, but the proud parent is cutting the cord. With the latest crop of iPods, Apple is no longer including…

  14. Dell sued over bait-and-switch marketing tactics

    Two Dell customers in California have filed class-action lawsuits against the company for what their lawyers call bait-and-switch marketing tactics…

  15. Mac vs. Windows debate is again ringing all over campus

    Many of the great pop-culture debates of our time involve intense rivalries — Yankees versus Red Sox, Britney versus Christina, Ford versus Chevy…

  16. Rumors of Apple Computer’s takeover of TiVo resurface

    Shares of digital video recording device maker TiVo (TIVO) rallied as much as 20 percent Wednesday after Inside Digital Media said that…

  17. What’s on U.S. President Bush’s Apple iPod?

    There are certain colorful aspects of the president’s life that have not been much explored, understandably overshadowed by war and a hard-fought election…

  18. Merrill Lynch analyst expects 4 million Apple iPod units to be shipped this quarter

    In a research note released to clients on Wednesday, Merrill Lynch analyst, Steve Milunovich, said his firm expects Apple to ship 1 million shuffles…

  19. Analyst: new iPod additions and changes widens the gap between Apple and its competitors

    Apple today revamped its line of iPod music players, adding new versions of its iPod mini and iPod photo units and price reductions…

  20. Apple releases iPod Updater 2005-02-22

    Apple Computer today released iPod Updater 2005-02-22 which includes new iPod mini Software 1.3 for iPod mini, new iPod Software 2.3…

  21. Petition to Apple for iPod FireWire support posted online

    Gary Reich has posted a petition on Petition Online, “Apple should bring FireWire back to iPods.” The petition reads…

  22. Apple knifing its own FireWire baby by pushing USB 2.0 as iPod’s primary connectivity option

    Apple obviously seems to be morphing the iPod family’s connectivity from FireWire-centric to USB-centric. The newest member…

  23. Apple updates ‘iPod photo’ family with new slim 30GB model, debuts new iPod Camera Connector

    Apple today updated its iPod photo lineup by introducing a new slim 30GB model, holding up to 7,500 songs, for just $349 and a new 60GB model…

  24. Apple unveils new 6GB iPod mini for $249, 4GB model now priced at just $199

    Apple today unveiled the second generation iPod(R) mini lineup with a new 4GB model priced at just $199 and a new 6GB model with 50 percent…

  25. What to do if you have an erratic trackpad issue with one of Apple’s latest PowerBooks

    The PowerBook Zone reports on a trackpad issue with Apple’s latest PowerBooks and describes the problem, “at certain points and intervals, the trackpad…

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