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ITbits: Putting IBM MobileFirst in (Apple’s Enterprise) Context

Much has been made of the announcement that Apple and IBM will work together to bring iOS devices and applications into the enterprise via IBM’s MobileFirst program. Systems administrator Andrew Laurence examines Apple’s enterprise history and strategy, and explains how the deal with IBM fits in.

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Mac OS X 10.7.4 Finally Fixes WebDAV (and iDisk)

Just in time for its obsolescence, iDisk gains the speed boost it has always needed, thanks to a WebDAV update in Mac OS X 10.7.4.

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Daylight Saving Time Saved

Apple last week released a set of updates which reflect the changes in Daylight Saving Time that go into effect this year in the United States and elsewhere (for additional information, see my article "Daylight Saving Time May Bite the Out-of-Date," 2007-01-29)

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Daylight Saving Time May Bite the Out-of-Date

Beginning this year, Daylight Saving Time in the United States begins earlier and runs later than in prior years. Under the new rules, Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November

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Audio Bliss: Sonos Digital Music System

Let's get this out of the way: the Sonos Digital Music System is expensive. If you just want speakers for your iPod, I won't hold it against you if you skip this article

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Squeezebox Gets New Design, Software Upgrade

Squeezebox Gets New Design, Software Upgrade -- Slim Devices has released the third generation of their Squeezebox network music player (see "Squeezebox2: Long Live Rock" in TidBITS-782)

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Sleeptracker: How Dick Tracy Goes to Sleep

If you're like me, an alarm clock wakes you at the same time five days a week. Usually I feel like I've been kicked in the head by a mule. I have to sit on the bed for a spell before my brain realizes that the eyes are open and it's time to start processing data

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Squeezebox2: Long Live Rock

When it comes to playing computer-based digital media in the home theater, there are generally two types of solutions: local playback and network streaming

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EyeHome 1.5.1 Improves Interface, Media Support

EyeHome 1.5.1 Improves Interface, Media Support -- Elgato Systems' EyeHome media server has received a major update in the recently released 1.5.1 version (see "EyeHome: So Close, Yet So Far" in TidBITS-741)

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Squeezebox Adds New Display, Features, Colors

Squeezebox Adds New Display, Features, Colors -- Slim Devices has spiced up the Squeezebox (see "Good Vibrations from the Squeezebox" in TidBITS-726)

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Home Theater Harmony

In my review of Elgato's EyeHome (see "EyeHome: So Close, Yet So Far" in TidBITS-741), I referred to the extreme disgust most of us feel when confronted by the remote controls for most consumer electronic devices

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EyeHome: So Close, Yet So Far

I have a dream. It's a simple dream, really. I dream of a device that will bring my digital media - music, movies, photos - to my home theater system with its comfy couch, audiolicious speakers, and large-screen television

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Good Vibrations from the Squeezebox

(When last we left our intrepid music junkie, he was annoyed that the Slim Devices SLIMP3 streamed MP3 music, rather than being a disk-based storage and playback device like his beloved TiVo

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SLIMP3: MP3, Get Thee to the Hi-Fi

Hi. My name is Andrew. I'm a music junkie. Because my wife and I own upwards of 1,000 CDs, storage has become a problem, not to mention a decorating nightmare

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TiVo: Freedom Through Time-Shifting, Part 2

In last week's issue, I discussed the barriers presented in our lives by the television schedule, and how a Personal Video Recorder's (PVR) trick play functionality adds new flexibility to the television experience