Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Personal Technology -- Personal Technology from The Wall Street Journal.

Personal Technology -- Personal Technology from The Wall Street Journal.: "This week, Apple Computer announced that it sold a staggering 14 million iPod music players over the recently ended holiday quarter -- more than 100 every minute. But as popular and well-designed as the iPod is, it's not perfect. There are a couple of aspects of the way it works, or doesn't work, that are becoming increasingly annoying as people acquire both more iPods and more computers." When I saw this article, I thought of the number of students and teachers who may be using iPods for their ability to store and transfer lectures and podcasts. Since you cannot use an iPod on multiple computers, a flaw (in my opinion) built into the iPod by Apple to minimize the possibility that songs will be illegally shared, I found the solutions offered by 3rd party folks to be of interest. For windows users, there is CopyPod - designed to assist by letting you share music on more than one computer. For Macintosh users you may use PodWorks to do the same thing. These utilities should help teachers and students in using educational media between machines.

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