updated 11:25 pm EDT, Thu May 25, 2006
iPod tempo patent
In Brief: An Apple patent filing reveals that the Nike+iPod products may be able to choose the song playing the iPod based on how fast you are running: "One aspect of the patent is to use your running speed to set the music tempo--if you're running slowly it'll play slower music--running faster--faster tempo music.".... MacNN has reviewed the Imation Micro Hard Drive, which "fits in the palm of your hand with room to spare."... Google and Dell have agreed to a first in a series of deals to preinstall Web and desktop search software--including the Google toolbar for Web and PC search, along with a co-branded home page--on Dell's computers, including those sold to consumers as well as some corporate customers.... Upgrading to QuickTime 7.1 and/or Mac OS X 10.4.5 may solve problems where streaming QuickTime video may fail on Intel-based Macs.... The latest update to iWeb 1.1 handles apostrophes differently from previous versions and may cause problems with bookmarks: Apple recommends avoiding using them.... One reader believes that a blocked vent (with laminate) during assembly of his MacBook was the cause for his heat problems, while Apple offers tips on notebooks' operating temperature.