The New iMac

An all-in-one computer that put everything — display, processor, graphics, storage, memory, and more — inside one simple, stylish enclosure.

The new iMac includes the most advanced, most brilliant desktop display Apple ever built, and it’s filled with the latest high-performance technologies. Yet it’s just 5 mm thin at its edge with up to 40 percent less volume than the previous generation.

New Google webapp comes to iPhone and iPod touch

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The new Google experience is integrated to make it quick and easy for you to find, use and switch between Google’s mobile applications including Search, Gmail, Calendar, Reader and more.

From Apple web site:

About Google Search
Get the answer you’re looking for – fast. Anything from flight updates and sports results, images and weather reports to web and mobile web pages is just a click away. We’ll also make sure that pages are formatted appropriately for your iPhone.
Local listings at your fingertips. Search and locate everything from restaurants to a local dry cleaner. Google will suggest businesses in your area and remember where you are. So the next time you search, you’ll get to the listings you’re looking for faster and easier.

What’s New in this Version
– The new Google experience is integrated to make it quick and easy for you to find, use and switch between Google’s mobile applications including Search, Gmail, Calendar, Reader and more.

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Copy Music from iPod to PC in 5 Easy Steps

ipod_appleby: Mark O’Neill

I’m a big fan of the iPod but what I don’t like is Apple not being very forthcoming about how to move music from the iPod back to the PC. They’re quick enough to tell you how to move the music from your PC to your iPod but when you want to do the opposite, Apple clams up tight.

Their reasoning is probably that the only reason you’d want to take your music off the iPod is to copy it and illegally distribute it. But that is really an insult to the music buyer. There are plenty of legitimate reasons why you would want to move your music from the iPod back to the PC. For a start, what if your hard-drive crashed and the only copies of the music were on your iPod? Or you accidentally deleted a song from your hard-drive and you wanted it back, without having to buy another copy?

It has taken me ages to work out how to get the music off the iPod and onto the computer but I have finally got it. This is how to do it on a Windows PC. Since I don’t have a Mac, I can’t help there.

The easy five-step guide to moving your music from your iPod to your PC

1. In Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options > View. In the Advanced Settings list, under Hidden files and folders, check the radio button for “Show hidden files and folders”. Then click OK. You’ll get a Windows security warning but it’s safe enough to disregard it as we will only be disabling this function for a short while.

2. Plug in your iPod. In Windows Explorer, a folder will now appear with the name of your iPod. Double-click on that. Go to the sub-folders “iPod_Control” and then “music”. You’ll find your music there randomly scattered across multiple folders and with scrambled file names. But don’t worry, the ID3 tags are still fully intact and we are now going to “unscramble” the files.

3. But first copy all the music from those iPod folders into a new folder on your hard-drive. Move all the songs into one single folder and discard all the folders that your iPod made. By the end, you should have one folder in your hard-drive with all the scrambled files together.

4. Open up iTunes and do the following : Go to Edit > Preferences. Under the Advanced tab, under the General “sub-tab”, select the local folder where you have copied the music from your iPod (by clicking Change…).

Check the box “Keep iTunes Music folder organized” and click OK. Also make sure you have wiped all previous music from iTunes so your playlists are blank. Continue reading