8 GB Is the New 8 MB

At what point do USB flash drives replace iPods, external hard drives or laptops? M-Systems has announced the 8GB DiskOnKey USB drive and promises a 128 GB version by the end of the decade. AS EverythingUSB comments: their announcement reminds us how far they’ve the NAND industry has come. In 2000, the Israeli-company brought us a …

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Apple and Google AdWords

Further to my piece about Apple going after web sites using “iPod” somewhere in their name, is the company Apple going after third party developers using Google AdWords? A piece in TidBITS (“Apple Cracks Down on Google AdWords”) paints a worrying picture of trademark protection gone mad: some recent unsettling events indicate that Apple may …

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The Anti Anti iPod Backlash

 More on the Neistat Brothers and their complaint about an iPod battery. Seems there’s something of a backlash brewing by folk who feel they didn’t have much of a case. (beautiful website, that one, by the way).   Note to subscribers to the blog. For now I’m sending these updates directly to you since there …

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News: Invasion of the iPods

 Apple have also just released 20GB and 40GB models of its best-selling iPod digital music player. The new 40GB iPod holds up to 10,000 CD-quality songs in an enclosure that is lighter and thinner than two CDs. iPods are available in three models: a 10GB model for just $299 (US), the new 20GB model for …

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