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February 2005

For the Japanese schoolgirl in your life

Ipod Kitty

Yes, its time for the “Hello Kitty” iPod mini. If you want one of the 2,000 available, go to Japan with about $400 on April 10th. At least it’s a new 6GB model.

Another “and I thought I was a geek”

This guy has me beat too:
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Although, I might have done this when I was younger. I like to think I would have.

And, Apple updated the iPods today, as expected. With mostly capacity and pricing tweaks and no major upgrades, this refresh was kind of well, boring. The new iPod mini is available in four colors (they dropped gold) and comes in 4GB and new 6GB sizes. And, the new iPod photo now comes in 30GB and 60GB models and had a price drop. Plus, usb 2.0 connectivity for Mac or Windows.

The expected minis with color screen didn’t happen and no bluetooth either (yet). The new minis also have a greatly improved battery life, up to 18 hours, from 8. And, coming in March, new iPod software lets you choose new slideshow transitions on the go and new hardware lets you upload photos directly from your camera using the optional iPod Camera Connector accessory.

Hold me back. I would still like to get an iPod Shuffle. Maybe after tax time.

Another “and I thought I was a geek”

This guy has me beat too:
10

Although, I might have done this when I was younger. I like to think I would have.

And, Apple updated the iPods today, as expected. With mostly capacity and pricing tweaks and no major upgrades, this refresh was kind of well, boring. The new iPod mini is available in four colors (they dropped gold) and comes in 4GB and new 6GB sizes. And, the new iPod photo now comes in 30GB and 60GB models and had a price drop. Plus, usb 2.0 connectivity for Mac or Windows.

The expected minis with color screen didn’t happen and no bluetooth either (yet). The new minis also have a greatly improved battery life, up to 18 hours, from 8. And, coming in March, new iPod software lets you choose new slideshow transitions on the go and new hardware lets you upload photos directly from your camera using the optional iPod Camera Connector accessory.

Hold me back. I would still like to get an iPod Shuffle. Maybe after tax time.

Paris Hilton Hacked! That’s Hot (or not)

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I can’t resist. Paris Hilton’s T-Mobile sidekick was hacked before and now it has been hacked again. This time, all of her personal info (email, address book, photos) are all over the net.

I actually feel bad for her if this isn’t a giant publicity stunt. With all the celeb phone numbers (or at least purported celeb phone numbers) that got leaked, she might not be getting any more numbers after this. Paris Hilton with no friends? Can this really happen? Is it the sign of the apocalypse? Also, T-Mobile released a statement regarding the incident and here it is:

“T-Mobile is investigating the reported disclosure of Paris Hilton’s information. T-Mobile’s computer forensics and security team is actively investigating to determine how Ms. Hilton’s information was obtained. This includes the possibility that someone had access to one of Ms. Hilton’s devices and/or knew her account password. Given the sensitivity of the situation, and to protect our customers’ information, we are not able to provide specific details of the investigation at this point.”

Wow, I’m really glad I use a Treo 650 and not a Sidekick. Not that I have any nude pix of myself on my Treo (nor would you want any, believe me).

Paris Hilton Hacked! That’s Hot (or not)

Hiltonsk1

I can’t resist. Paris Hilton’s T-Mobile sidekick was hacked before and now it has been hacked again. This time, all of her personal info (email, address book, photos) are all over the net.

I actually feel bad for her if this isn’t a giant publicity stunt. With all the celeb phone numbers (or at least purported celeb phone numbers) that got leaked, she might not be getting any more numbers after this. Paris Hilton with no friends? Can this really happen? Is it the sign of the apocalypse? Also, T-Mobile released a statement regarding the incident and here it is:

“T-Mobile is investigating the reported disclosure of Paris Hilton’s information. T-Mobile’s computer forensics and security team is actively investigating to determine how Ms. Hilton’s information was obtained. This includes the possibility that someone had access to one of Ms. Hilton’s devices and/or knew her account password. Given the sensitivity of the situation, and to protect our customers’ information, we are not able to provide specific details of the investigation at this point.”

Wow, I’m really glad I use a Treo 650 and not a Sidekick. Not that I have any nude pix of myself on my Treo (nor would you want any, believe me).

New iPods or more?

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Apple is asking dealers to return their current stock of Photo iPods and U2 iPods and is not filling orders for any new ones at the moment. Could this be the prelude to the bluetooth iPod that was leaked a short time ago?

Or, could this mean the release of the much anticipated (and wanted) home integration device like an Apple-style TiVo which integrates audio, photos and video to become your digital hub? Maybe not that far but something is definitely up. We should know soon.