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iPods for business, protecting Linux and more

By Amanda C. Kooser

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The iPod Squad

IPods aren't just for music anymore. With a little ingenuityand the help of software applications, some people are adaptingthem for business uses. OS X users already know they can sync theirOS X address book and calendar to their iPod. Users can alsotransfer files quickly over the FireWire connection and treat theiPod much like a USB flash drive. Downloading and installing aniPod Notes script from lets you then view notes on yourdevice.

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

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