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iTunes 6.0.1Man, Apple has been on an iTunes-releasing rampage as of late, haven’t they? Just a week after iTunes 6.0 was released, we have iTunes 6.0.1 available to download:

With iTunes 6.0.1, you can preview, buy, and download over 2,000 videos on the iTunes Music Store and sync your music and purchased videos with iPod to enjoy on the go. To watch purchased videos, you must have Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

iTunes 6.0.1 features several stability improvements over iTunes 6.

After purchasing music from the iTunes Music Store with iTunes 6 or later, you will also need to upgrade your other computers that purchase music from the iTunes Music Store to iTunes 6.0.1.

Go for it.


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eJamming

eJamming

Here at DigitalLife we got to experience some of the cool things already, but eJamming definitely caught our collective eyes when we saw a drummer banging on some MIDI drums.  How is this innovative? Well, he wasn’t alone.  He was jamming with 4 other musicians - but only one of them was actually near him.  Using eJamming’s software, you can actually have real time sessions with MIDI (and soon audio too) via a broadband connection.  Of course, if you want to take it to the next level, you can record your entire MIDI session and export it to your favorite editor such as Pro Tools or Cubase for further editing and mixing.  The bad part is if you’re the guitarist that likes to break amps, they will most likely be your own. Read More | eJamming
Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006

Microsoft recently announced the availability of Streets & Trips 2006 with GPS Locator. For hardcore travel or mapping buffs, this is the software to have on hand if Google Maps and Mapquest are too feature-poor for you. The new version features Voice-Prompted directions, which is nice for hands-free operation. What I like most is that the software can be cross-referenced with MSN Virtual Earth. That is sweet. The GPS Locator works on any laptop, Windows Mobile, or Windows Smartphone device. You can grab the software with GPS Locator for $129 USD, or without for just $39.95 USD.


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The WinAmp iPod plugin (aka ml_ipod) is a plugin for WinAmp. It allows you to manage your iPod from within the WinAmp media library. It supports all kinds of iPods, from the classic first generation iPods, to the iPod mini, photo, nano and shuffle and everything in between. This allows Windows users to ditch the bloated iTunes product on their platform.

  • Transcoding of incompatable files
  • Full-Album Autofill
  • CD Disc number (this will work in Winamp 5.11 and better only)
  • Fixed up dragging code for playlists
  • Other bugfixes

Read More | ml_ipod


In August, Opera Software launched it’s Opera Mini browser in a limited release - only users of Norway’s TV2 were allowed downloading privledges.  All that could change soon according to Eskil Sivertsen, public relations manager for Opera software.  Is seems that due to the ” fantastic response from content providers, operators, handset manufacturers and end-users worldwide” the software company is hoping to give Opera Mini a worldwide release by the end of 2005.  The Opera Mini browser allows users to view any HTML page from the convienience of their cell phone, allowing users to break away from WAP browsers that limit surfing experiences to WAP only pages.  Michael Gartenberg of Jupiter Research says, “I was able to hit every HTML site I threw at it including heavy lifting sites like the NY Times. This is a really big breakthrough for the mobile space.”  Soon enough, y’all will be able to read content off Gear Live, or even post to the forums, from anywhere your phone gets a signal!


Read More | Opera Blog


A couple of things just popped up in my Software Update panel. The first is a new Security Update:

Security Update 2005-008 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users.

This update includes the following components:

ImageIO
LibSystem
Mail
QuickDraw
Ruby
SecurityAgent
securityd

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798

The other is a new iPod Updater, which fixes a bug in the iPod shuffle. Others need not worry about it:

iPod software update 2005-09-23 delivers iPod Software 1.1.2 for iPod shuffle, iPod Software 1.0 for iPod nano, iPod Software 1.2 for iPod with color display, iPod Software 1.4 for iPod mini, and iPod Software 3.1 for iPod with Click Wheel.

Features of iPod Software 1.1.2 for iPod shuffle:

Bug fixes for iPod shuffle


Google Toolbar for FirefoxGoogle has improved its Firefox toolbar and taken it out of beta for it’s official release.  As an improvment to the toobar, users are now able to arrange icons they see fit. They have also added Google Suggest, which shows related search suggestions as you are typing in the Toolbar search box. I can’t remember the last time a Google product actually came out of beta.


Read More | Google Blog


1 Million Opera DownloadsSince removing all ads from its browser, Opera Software has seen over one million downloads of its desktop browser in only two days, breaking the previous record set in April when the company released Opera 8.  Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software says, “The success of our free browser proves the world is ready for a fresh option.  I’m most excited about the hundreds of thousands of new users who have discovered the speed, security and usability of our browser for the first time.” Still, it’s a long way to go to catch up to the ‘Fox.


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Firefox 90 Million DownloadsThe folks over at SpreadFirefox are announcing that the browser has reached the 90,000,000 download mark. Now, that is great and all, but what it doesn’t tell you is how many unique users have downloaded the browser. That is a figure that would be interesting. I, for one, have downloaded Firefox at least thirty times with the release of new versions and having multiple PCs. Still, it is a nice number to see.

On September 20, 2005 at 4:33:58 EST or 9:33:58 GMT Firefox Reached 90,000,000 Downloads! Only 10 Left and if we can get in before Nov. 9th then we would have 1,000,000 Downloads on the first day of 1.0 Release, 10,000,000 Downloads in the first month, and 100,000,000 in the first year!

I must say, since Opera went free, I have been using that way more.


Read More | SpreadFirefox


Free OperaI knew it was coming. When Opera was offering free registration codes for a day, but didn’t turn off the auto-generating code email address until way after the day was over, I sensed that it was going to become a freeware platform. The day has come, as Opera no longer had any integrated ad banners. I know, Firefox has been all the rage among the Internet elite, but I urge you to try Opera. It is blazingly fast, and just works. I have yet to experience an Opera browser crash, while Firefox blows up three or four times a day for me on both Windows and Mac OS’s.

EDIT: Here is a great wiki chock full o’ Opera tips.


Read More | Opera


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