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Griffin iTrips legalized in the UK

Rejoice, British motorists! No longer will you need to cower when you spot police while listening to your iPod through an iTrip. The once illegal activity of using FM wavelengths to listen to your music on your car stereo is illegal no more, thanks to impending relaxation of a decades old law. The...

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Apple inches ahead of Dell in UK education market

I've been seeing a lot of people using Macs at the university I work at lately and that made me wonder whether this is a more widespread phenomenon. It seems that it is. According to an article at Macworld, Apple is now ranked second in the UK education market, well behind leader Research Machines...

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Disgruntled MacBook owners organising class action suit

AppleInsider has a story about a group of Mac users who have had enough of their faulty MacBooks, and they're not going to take it anymore. The group has set up a page at ClassAction.com and is looking for support to force Apple into a recall of the company's newest consumer notebook. AppleInsider...

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Studios steering clear of iTunes Store for now

If you think the iTunes Store could use a bigger push from movie studios, you'll be just as disappointed as I am to hear that most of the big players have no interest in signing on before the holidays. According to this story at the Mac Observer, analyst group Piper Jaffray met with four of the six...

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Considering the iPod's mortality

Will the iPod die? Apple's player has dominated the market for a few years now, but it's under ever-increasing attack by competitors new and old. According to this post at For Once And For All!, the iPod isn't going anywhere, and it mostly comes down to the reasons you'd imagine - people don't like...

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Top Mac feed readers face off

It's no exaggeration to say that the day I started using a feed reader, my internet life changed forever. Suddenly, instead of having to click through my regular cohort of a few dozen sites, I was able to scan hundreds of sites for the news I wanted. And while the debate over which feed reader is...

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Take Windows out of Messenger 6

At the risk of appearing to be fixated with Messenger for Mac (what can I say - despite its quirks, I like it), I'll point to a neat tip at Mac OSX Hints that allows you to throw out that pesky Windows Live logo Microsoft has foisted upon us with its latest IM client update. The solution is pretty...

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Half-Life 2 on Intel Macs

If you've sated your Tetris lust through Quinn and you're looking for something a little meatier to play, you might want to check out this kludge a CodeWeavers forumite has used to get Half-Life 2 running on an Intel Mac. Armed with the beta of CrossOver Mac, user JustinD downloaded Gordon Freeman's...

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Messenger for Mac sign-in problems

Looks like Microsoft's recent upgrading of Messenger for Mac to version 6 didn't go down as smoothly as they would have liked. Microsoft's own Messenger newsgroup is just one of the places buzzing with people having problems logging in. I found this out while struggling through this jungle of...

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Another bite of the unofficial Apple

Hey TUAW, I'm Alex, the newest blogger around these parts. The first Mac I ever handled was one of the later Performa models. It was a beige beast of a computer attached to an ABI Prism DNA Sequencer, and I remember thinking how odd it was that there was only one mouse button. This was at a time in...

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