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Heute unter anderem:
• Der verbotene Apple Spot
• Image Sharing mit Image Capture
• iPod Nights in London und NewYork
• Apple ist Big in Japan
• Cube bekämpft Spam
• kostenlose iPod Gravur
• Eine limitierte Apple Stoppuhr
Die Details wie immer beim Weiterlesen...

Der G5 Spot gehört sicherlich nicht zu den Glanzstücken seiner Zunft, aber ist das ein Grund ihn gleich von der Mattscheibe zu bannen? So geschehen zumindest in England:

"Computer giant Apple has been banned by advertising watchdogs from claiming its latest product is “the world’s fastest, most powerful personal computer”.
The claim was made in a television advert for the Apple PowerMac G5.
But the Independent Television Commission branded the advert “misleading” and banned it from being broadcast.
Eight viewers contacted the ITC to complain that the claim was based on the results of limited tests in which the specification of the computers used was configured to give Apple the best results.
Apple said the tests, carried out by an independent third party, were “fair and even”.
Sich daran anschließende Diskussion bei ./ .

Derrick Story erklärt bebildert und Schritt für Schrirtt bei O'Reilly wie sich das neue Sharing Feature in Image Capture nutzen lässt (gab auch schon einen Hinweis beim macosxhints):

"There are many clever features in Mac OS X 10.3 that don't appear on the cover ofApple's Panther page. One of my favorites is the new Image Capture application that enables you to network images directly from your digital camera to others who can view them with a Rendezvous-enabled browser. At first, this may seem more like a cool hack than anything truly useful. But depending on the features of your camera, this hidden Panther gem could bring new enthusiasm to your digital photography."

Zwar nicht mehr allzu frisch, dafür inzwischen ebenso in England gelandet (und nicht verboten):

"On noWax nights, mp3j's bring their iPods and wait for the automated projector above the DJ booth to flash their number. They then plug-in and mix three songs back-to-back against another mp3j. noWax is a public competition very similar to 'Rap Battles', a la Eminem's movie 8 Mile. Whoever doesn't get booed off stage and mixes the best set of songs wins," explained Jlove.
London isn't the only place where this is happening -- New York City clubs are also catching on to the MP3J trend, where some have started "iPod Nights" that allow amateur DJs to come up and spin for the crowd."
Nachzulesen bei methodshop.com.

Bei iPodlounge.com:

"Popular Science has included the iTunes Music Store in the Computing section of their annual "Best of What's New" issue (December 2003), along with the Power Mac G5. Popular Science does not provide "rankings" within the category, although the Grand Prize winner in the Computing category was 802.11g, which Apple was first to commercially adopt."

Eine Meldung, die beinahe zwingend mit 'Big in Japan' übertitelt werden muss:

"For the week of October 20-26, Apple took 8.7% of the retail PC market, coming in fourth behind (in order) NEC, Sony, and Fujitsu. Toshiba placed fifth. The single-processor Power Mac G4 1.25 GHz retained its long, long run as the best-selling Apple desktop, coming in at #9 on the desktop chart for the week, while the iBook G4 800 MHz made a rare appearance for a Mac in the Top 10 laptops, tying with a Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO model for the #5 slot."

"Talk about pent-up demand. Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar" had been taking a respectable but modest 10-13% of OS retail package sales in Japan during the weeks preceding the launch of 10.3 "Panther", distantly trailing the 76% or so commanded by Microsoft OS packages. But in the week of October 20-26, which included Panther's Japan release date of October 25, Apple OS packages snapped up 70.4% of the retail OS package market, leaving Microsoft to nurse a mauled 21.5%."
Das schreibt zumindest BitCafe.com.

Artikel in der NYT (kostenl. Reg. erforderlich) über Spamhaus:

"On the floor of Mr. Linford's houseboat office, near the Hampton Court palace of Henry VIII, just south of London, is a cube-shaped Apple computer that is the nerve center of Spamhaus, controlling servers on five continents. In its database are dossiers on the 200 most prolific spammers and the addresses of the 8,000 computers they use to inundate people with ads. Spamhaus makes the list available to Internet service providers, which use the information to weed spam from the e-mail boxes of 160 million users."

MacTechNews meldet, dass die iPod Gravur bis Weihnachten aufpreislos möglich ist.

Apple Kanada hat limitierte Stoppuhren zu vergeben, alles im Auftrag der G5 Verkaufsförderung.

Der iTunes-LAME Encoder liegt jetzt in Version 2.0.5 vor.

Außerdem (Halb-)Wissenswertes aus dem Terminal - heute:
11/11 Washington becomes the 42nd state, 1889
(So einfach ist das).

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