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Address Book utilities -- After using the old Address Book 4.2.6 under Mac OS 9, a reader is looking for something similar that will run under Mac OS X. (2 messages)

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Other options for playing MP3s in your car -- The iPod's popularity has sparked many new solutions for playing music in the car, including in-dash receivers that include AUX inputs on the front. (4 messages)

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Campaign to make iPods greener -- A conservation group is trying to get the word out that the materials that go into an iPod could be created in a more environmentally friendly manner (although Apple has a strong environmental stance). But this begs the question: why single out iPods, when flashlight batteries and other disposables are similarly harmful? (7 messages)

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DVD Jon vs Apple -- An article about one developer's ongoing efforts to circumvent Apple's digital rights management (DRM) scheme for iTunes prompts discussion of DRM and free markets. (4 messages)

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How Might Smart Folders Change the Way We Work? Could the Smart Folder feature in the upcoming Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger be a revolution in how people interact with their Macs and their data? (4 messages)

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