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Laser etched powerbook June 30, 2006

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laserpowerbook.jpgEtching the Son of Man on the back of an Apple Powerbook? That’s pure genius. If we were this smart we would have gotten more from the insurance pay-out from burning down the old Gawker HQ. Also, we wouldn’t have just revealed that we committed insurance fraud. C’est la vie. – Jason Chen

Dan’s laser etched powerbook [Flickr via TechEBlog via Make]


iPod Nano Now iPod Sport Kit Compatible June 29, 2006

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nikenano.jpgFive weeks after the initial announcement of their partnership with Nike, Apple has released the required software update for its iPod nano that allows it to interact with Nike’s Moire running shoe. Christened by both companies as the iPod Sport Kit, the iPod nano + Moire marriage lets runners keep tabs on various statistics, including length of run, distance of run and current speed thanks to a small sensor inserted inside the shoe.

Today’s iPod software update includes iPod nano software version 1.2, which, in addition to support for the iPod Sport Kit, fixes several bugs as well as introduces a volume limit for the iPod Shuffle. ITunes was also updated, to version 6.5, which lets users sync their exercise data to nikeplus.com.

The iPod Sport Kit is expected to ship in July. – Nicholas Deleon

How to fix your frozen ipod June 29, 2006

Posted by farshadf in iPod, Uncategorized.

1. Check that your hold switch is off by sliding the switch away from the headphone jack.2. Press and hold the following combination of buttons buttons simultaneously for approximately 10 seconds to reset the iPod.

  • iPod 1G to 3G: “Menu” and “Play/Pause
  • iPod 4G+ (includes Photo, Nano, Video, and Mini): “Menu” and “Select
  • Shuffle: Turn it off, turn it on. Done.

If you have an iPod Mini or 4th gen iPod or higher, then you need to press the Menu and Select buttons, not the Menu and Play button, to restart. The Select button is the center button in the middle of the wheel. Upon reset, your will see the iPod name and the Apple logo. You may have to attach your power plug in your iPod to make this work. Your iPod should mount on your computer now. If not, keep reading.3. The iPod name and the Apple logo will briefly appear upon a successful restart before advancing to the Main Menu.

s your iPod Frozen? Methods & Resources to fix your frozen iPod!

So your expensive and cherished iPod is frozen, here are a few methods and resources to revive your frozen iPod to its former glory.

——- More info incase above does not work

How to unfreeze your iPod, in no particular order:
1. Wait until your iPod battery runs out, charge your iPod and turn on your iPod.
2. Hold down the menu and middle buttons on your iPod for 10-20 seconds.
3. Apple’s official “Reset iPod” Article
4. LifeHacker: “How to reset your frozen iPod
5. Command-Tab “Fixing a Frozen iPod


6. About.com: “How to Reset/Restart a frozen iPod Video

7. Occasionally an iPod, iPad or iPhone may freeze or fail to respond to your commands. This can happen for a number of reasons and does not necessarily indicate a serious problem. Sometimes they just need a restart   much like the way your computer needs a reset once in a while.Read more: http://www.methodshop.com/gadgets/ipodsupport/restart/index.shtml#ixzz1odHP9qbF


One of the most frustrating problems to have with an iPad is when it becomes frozen, especially when the iPad freezes on a regular basis. Luckily, this is usually an easy fix. When an iPad becomes stuck or frozen, it tends to be an issue with multiple apps conflicting with each other or an app leaving behind a bit of corrupted memory.


How to stop your iPod automatically updating itself June 29, 2006

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With manual updating, you can add music to your iPod directly using iTunes, and you can delete music from your iPod as well. The iPod name appears in the iTunes Source list, and you can double click to open it, displaying the iPod playlists.


How to convert WMA to MP3 or M4A June 29, 2006

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About EasyWMA

EasyWMA allows you to convert wma, asf, and wmv audio files to mp3, m4a, or wav so that you can play your favorite songs in iTunes or any other player on your Mac. EasyWMA can be helpful if you need to play wma files on your iPod.EasyWMA has a very simple user interface, full drag-and-drop support, and can even do batch processing to convert your whole library of wma songs in one click. It’s also super easy to install: just a simple application to drag-and-drop on your harddisk.Main features- Input formats: wma, asf, wmv, wav- Output formats: m4a, mp3, wav- Manual or automatic bit rate selection from source (32-320kbps)- Batch processing- Drag-and-drop of files and folders- ID3 tags support– iTunes integrationWhat’s New in this Version– Added Dutch localization (Thanks to Menno Jonkers)

Get TV shows off of your TiVo and onto your iPod June 29, 2006

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3060000000049739.JPGYou may or may not agree that $1.99 is a fair price to download an episode of Lost, but you’ll certainly agree that Apple’s initial video library is quite sparse. Well, I’ve got good news for those of you with a networked Series 2 TiVo – all you need are TiVoToGo and a few software tools and you’ll be watching Monster Garage on that shiny new iPod in no time.

As with all video conversions, there are many ways to skin this cat. Below you’ll find my preferred method, which I use because of its high rate of success, relative ease, and low cost (free). I’m operating under the assumption that you’ve already figured out how to use TiVo’s Desktop software to transfer shows to your PC and have had success in playing them back. Sorry Mac users, TiVo has forsaken you.

I. Strip TiVo Metadata

TiVo doesn�t want you trading shows on BitTorrent, so they�ve gunked up a typical MPEG2 file. Let the de-gunking begin�


How to hide a folder on a Mac June 29, 2006

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Sometimes you have a folder of data that you really don’t want someone to see or use on your computer. This could be financial data, old email, files you shouldn’t have, or, well, porn. Whatever it is, and we’re not judging, you need a way to keep others out of it and so I’ll run over some tips and tricks for keeping prying eyes from poking around.



MIT trys doing some photoshop with video June 28, 2006

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you dont need sound.


It could only be Heineken! June 28, 2006

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Some really cool Heineken Adds.


A video about new type automatic door June 28, 2006

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