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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

How Tough Is Your MP3 Player??

People always have little "mishaps" that happen with wallets,phones, PDA's, and MP3 players. But I could not believe what I was reading on Mac360 on what had happened to this guys new nano! His nano had gone through a complete wash and survived! Read the complete story with pictures Here.

Safari Problems
Well it seems the newest update to Safari is having problems with web sites for "The Gap," "Banana Republic," and "Old Navy" . The sites attempt to reload seemingly endlessly with no content being displayed.

Gap, Inc. sites affected:
The Gap
Banana Republic
Old Navy

But if you click over to MacFixit they have a work around for the time being.

Talk about Safari Mac OSX Hints has a tip on how to make bookmarks speakable.

UnDoing a Protected CD Problem

Question:What do you do when you buy a CD and find out you can't import to iTunes to put it on your iPod?

Answer: Complain!
That's what people are doing, and artist and even Sony BMG are giving you ways around there CD DRM (digital rights management).

As of now, the copy-protected discs work only with software and devices compatible with Microsoft Windows Media technology. Apple's software do not, and Apple has resisted appeals from the labels to license its FairPlay DRM for use on the copy-protected discs.

According to CNN,"The DRM initiatives are generating complaints from fans, many of whom own iPods. The message boards of artist fan sites and online retailers are filled with complaints from angry consumers who did not realize they were buying a copy-protected title until they tried to create music files on their home computers."

"One solution artists offer to iPod users is to rip the CD into a Windows Media file, burn the tracks onto a blank CD (without copy protection) and then rip that CD back into iTunes."

"The bad thing is that you are almost promoting what you are trying to protect against. You are upsetting the fan that went out and purchased the record."
-- Jason Brown, whose agency represents an artist whose album in among those in copy-protection suit.

Read the full story here


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