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iTunes Music Store Sells 100 Millionth Song

iTunes Music Store Sells 100 Millionth Song -- Apple's iTunes Music Store sold its 100 millionth song on Sunday, 11-Jul-04, to 20-year old Kevin Britten of Hays, Kansas, making Kevin the winner of a 17-inch PowerBook, a 40 GB iPod, a 10,000-song iTunes Music Store gift certificate, and the opportunity to create his own celebrity playlist in the iTunes Music StoreShow full article

digital.forest Celebrates 10th Year

digital.forest Celebrates 10th Year -- Congratulations to Chuck Goolsbee, Chris Kilbourn, Bill Dickson, and our other friends at digital.forest, who are celebrating the company's tenth year in the Web hosting and server co-location businessShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: disclabel Winners

DealBITS Drawing: disclabel Winners -- Congratulations to Al Guild of mac.com, Michael J. Amato of comcast.net, and Miguel Angel Vazquez of macmail.com, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing, and who will each be receiving a copy of SmileOnMyMac's disclabel 2.1Show full article

Adding Ethernet to a Power Mac

Why would you want to add a PCI Ethernet card to a Power Mac? Although you can take advantage of some tweaky multi-homing possibilities with multiple Ethernet cards, in my case it was much simpler: a lightning strike near our house fried my Power Mac G4's onboard Ethernet! I actually saw the lightning hit an ash tree on the other side of our driveway, or rather, I heard the simultaneous blast of thunder and saw a chunk of bark blown off the treeShow full article

AirPort Express's Dangling Wires

Apple's new AirPort Express Base Station combines streaming music, USB printer sharing, and wireless networking - but with only a single Ethernet portShow full article

The Simple Brilliance of Webstractor

Sometimes a new idea is so simple, you can't believe no one's thought of it before. Sometimes a simple idea is so ingenious, it feels magical. When an application embodies a new idea of that sort, you may not realize right away what it does: it lives just outside your accustomed paradigms, so at first you keep trying to see it as something it isn't, like a child stuffing a square peg in a round hole. Softchaos's Webstractor is like thatShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/12-Jul-04

Although I will continue to monitor TidBITS Talk while I'm at Macworld Expo in Boston this week, my torrid schedule along with two days of travel on trains that aren't equipped with Wi-Fi (see contributing editor Glenn Fleishman's New York Times article about wireless Internet access for commuters), will likely mean somewhat more sporadic moderation. The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design. Postini-like anti-spam services -- After our announcement that we would be testing Postini, several people wrote into alert us to alternative anti-spam servicesShow full article

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