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Tech Buzz 02/05

iPods for business, protecting Linux and more

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The iPod Squad

IPods aren't just for music anymore. With a little ingenuity and the help of software applications, some people are adapting them for business uses. OS X users already know they can sync their OS X address book and calendar to their iPod. Users can also transfer files quickly over the FireWire connection and treat the iPod much like a USB flash drive. Downloading and installing an iPod Notes script from www.apple.com lets you then view notes on your device.

Some third-party applications have been developed for this market. For example, ProVue offers a $19.95 Panorama iPod Organizer, which can handle data from any program that exports into text files. That covers most database and organizer software.

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