One of the best features of Apple’s AirPort Express is its ability to stream music wirelessly to remote speakers using
AirTunes. The one drawback? You can’t control playback from your stereo as you can with products like Slim Devices’ Squeezebox and Roku’s SoundBridge. But combining AirTunes with
software lets you control iTunes on one Mac from another Mac, using iTunes’ native interface. Just bring your PowerBook into the living room, and you can connect to your music-library Mac in the study—and you don’t have to run into the other room to pick a new song.
When it comes to ink-jet printing, size is everything—drop size, that is. So
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to your iPod, and you’ve got access to 277 animal-free dishes that’ll give your cooking more “bam” than Emeril. The software includes recipes for tasty treats such as tandoori seitan, hemp pancakes, and a tofu Reuben sandwich. It uses the iPod’s Notes feature, so anyone with a 3G, 4G, or mini iPod can get in on the culinary fun. If being vegan is good enough for Steve Jobs, maybe it’s good enough for you, too.
1. Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer says “The most common format of music on the iPod is ‘stolen.’”
Ballmer added, “Having lifted interface ideas from Apple for years, I know a thing or two about stealing.”
2. Apple adds a single-processor Power Mac G5 back to its lineup.
Rumors of a Power Mac featuring half a processor with a salad or a cup of soup appear to be unfounded.
3. Apple releases a U2 iPod, which comes with a coupon for $50 off the band’s collected works.
Dell counters by releasing a Zamfir Digital Jukebox, which comes with $50 off the works of the Master of the Pan Flute.
4. Apple finally announces an iTunes Music Store for long-suffering Canadians.
Now if only Steve Jobs could do something about that NHL lockout.
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