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  • News: Leopard launch details, iPhone, iTunes and DRM, Barbie iPod Dock
  • Switchers Corner: Address Book, iCal, O2M
  • Software Review: Typinator, TextExpander, TypeIt4Me

In the news this week:

  • Leopard launch 26th October. Apple retail stores will close at 4pm. They will re-open at 6pm and remain open until 10pm. Apple premium resellers will also commence selling Leopard at 6pm
  • Apple and its wireless partner in France, Orange, will sell an unlocked version of the iPhone. www.macworld.com/news/
  • Third Party applications on the iPhone – Open letter from Steve Jobs on www.apple.com/hotnews
  • iTunes Plus DRM free tracks reduced by 20p to £0.79 ($0.99 in US)
  • The Good: Apple releases Leopard guided tour video
  • The Bad: Some reviewers are knocking the iPod Touch as just a crippled iPhone
  • The Ugly: The Barbie iPod dock Yes its pink and flowery

Switchers Corner

  • Address Book and iCal
  • Using O2M for importing contacts and calendar items from Outlook www.littlemachines.com
  • Useful features include multiple calendars, calendar sharing and publishing, colour coding, easy to backup (Price: $10)

Software Review

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