New iPods & iTunes 4.9
Apple decided to (finally) eliminate the distinction between the [iPod](http://web.archive.org/web/20041130040940/http://www.apple.com/ipod//) and the [iPod photo](http://web.archive.org/web/20041130085903/http://www.apple.com/ipodphoto/). Now, there is only an [iPod](http://www.apple.com/ipod/) - all color screens, and with the photo capabilities that no one really uses. They did something slightly odd, though - they again discontinued a configuration (the 30gig) in favor for the cheaper 20gig model - that makes both the 20gig and 40goig (which I have) models old and worth money on Ebay (I wish). And just a $100 difference in price! Kind of wish I waited till now to buy the $399 60gig model (gee, I think I paid $499 for the 40gig model way back in January!!). Apple has released iTunes 4.9 - the main new feature is [podcasting](http://www.apple.com/podcasting/). I will have to test it to see if it is better than the podcasting support in [NetNewsWire](http://ranchero.com/netnewswire/). I need to spend quality time tonight with my computer as I was out of town and out of touch for the last few days.