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“Apple Expands iPod Offering and Consolidates Its Strong Position”
Van Baker writes for GartnerG2, “Apple is not resting on its past success, and is defending its market dominance with refreshed versions of its iPod mini and iPod photo lines. Apple already owns 65% of the MP3 market, and will strengthen this position with a new broad range of price points and portability features.”
Down Low with High Def
The latest attraction at the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium is not a rare and exotic fish, but something no less alluring: a looping, 4-minute high-definition video, rear-projected onto a special floating screen, that introduces visitors to the wonders of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.


The Authentic Voices of “500 Nations”
Bringing together a wealth of stirring stories in a powerful Discovery Channel special, W.T. Morgan unburies the authentic voices of Native American history. “Not understanding the first people of this continent is a major travesty,” he says. “The more I got into the project, the more it seemed that this is the American story.”
The Wound Healer
Dr. Stephen Harlin specializes in what most fascinated him as a student the human body’s still-mysterious capacity to heal itself. His paperless, wireless, Mac-driven office helps him devote his undivided attention to helping that process along.


February 23, 2005
New iPod mini Unveiled
The second generation iPod mini lineup features a new 4GB model priced at just $199 and a new 6GB model priced at $249. Both iPod mini models feature increased battery life of up to 18 hours, USB charging and an ultra-portable, lightweight design available in four vibrant colors.


iPod photo Lineup Updated
Updating the iPod photo lineup, Apple introduced a new slim 30GB model, holding up to 7,500 songs, for just $349 and a new 60GB model, holding up to 15,000 songs, for $449. iPod photo features a stunning high-resolution color screen for displaying photos and enhancing the entire iPod music experience. Both models hold up to 25,000 digital photos and can import photos from your digital camera via the iPod Camera Connector, arriving in March with new iPod photo software, for instant viewing and slide show playback on iPod photo.


WANTED: “New to Mac” Stories
If you’re a PC user who’s recently bought a Mac, we’d love to hear from you. Let us know what made you get a Mac instead of a PC. Did you fall in love with your iPod and then buy a Mac? Were you looking for a computer that’s more stable and secure than your old PC? What’s it feel like to go from Windows to Mac OS X? What do you use your Mac for managing your music, editing photos, creating movies, recording your own songs? What can you do on your Mac that you couldn’t do on a PC? Share your story.