Day: November 13, 2009

Apple iTunes comp spawns Konfabulator Widget

Apple iTunes comp spawns Konfabulator Widget Apple is celebrating the imminent sale of its 100 millionth track with a massive promotional giveaway, and independent developer Jon Maddox has built a Widget for Konfabulator to help music fans get their hands on Apple’s freebies. Announcing the giveaway – which is available to customers in the UK, US, France and Germany, Apple said: “As the number of songs downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Music Store crosses 95 million, Apple will begin the countdown to 100 million songs by giving away 50 special 20GB iPods – one to the purchaser of each 100,000th...

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Apple’s ‘Switcher’ stories growing

Apple’s ‘Switcher’ stories growing Apple has published more Switch stories from ex-Wintel users. One message comes from an IT director for a Windows-based company who purchased an iMac for his children. He says: “I was instantly hooked and began touting how superior Apple products are to PCs. I have already converted several IT consultants, and now I’m trying to justify the integration of Macs into my company.” Another writer describes his experience of seeing Mac users with Apple stickers on their cars. He says: “I’d think to myself, these people are nuts – it’s only a computer.” This switcher...

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Microsoft updates Office 2004

Microsoft updates Office 2004 Microsoft has released Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.4 Update. The company describes the new software as fixing “vulnerabilities in Office 2004 for Mac that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer’s memory with malicious code.” The 57.5MB update, which is for all versions of the suite and its constituent applications, integrates all previously released Office 2004 for Mac updates, and also addresses issues in PowerPoint 2004 and Entourage 2004. The new software is available for English, German, French, Italian, Swedish, Japanese and Dutch language versions and requires Mac OS X...

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Ugly Rumours reach UK top 20 on online sales only

Ugly Rumours reach UK top 20 on online sales only An unsigned act seems set to break the top twenty in the UK charts this week, as independent label’s gather to discuss how to create an online buzz for digital music released. Anti-war activists and satirical band Ugly Rumours has released its cover of ‘War (What Is It Good For?)’ as performed during the march against the Iraq war last weekend. The band then encouraged the crowd to buy the single through the store to highlight their opposition to Blair’s war in Iraq. Ugly Rumours are a parody of...

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