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iPod tax to hit New York and then take over the world

David Paterson, Governor of New York clearly isn’t out to make any friends in 2009 as he has announced the possibility of so-called “iPod tax” which will see tax being added to downloadable music.  The move comes as New York is hoping to clear up part of the states largest deficit, ever.

Downloads have previously gotten away tax-free as they were intangible, but now the Governor has requested that the download market is hit with the tax just like other musical formats.  And just when the Internet providers were hoping to control the flow of illegal downloading.

Apart from the iPod tax that the New York governor hopes to introduce, there are also hopes to bring in tax on cinema tickets, taxis, cigars, massages and wine.  The plan is also to bring Cable and Satellite television into the tax bracket as well as clothes that are under $110 that were previously exempt from tax issues.

“This is where we are.  Maybe we should have thought about this when we were depending on what we thought was inexhaustive collections of taxes from Wall Street – and now those taxes have fallen off a cliff,” said Paterson.

Paterson went on to explain how he didn’t care if the new proposition made him any new friends or not, saying, “The other day somebody threw a pair of shoes at President Bush.  At the end of this budget presentation, if that’s the most severe punishment I get, I’ll sign for it now.”

Plans are also in place to help tackle the obesity problem in America which will see taxes placed on sugary drinks like Pepsi and Coca Cola.  The new taxes will aim to cut down the consumption of the drinks by five per cent by raising $404 million in the following fiscal year.

Acting deputy secretary for Health and Human Services to the governor, Joe Baker, wanted to highlight the harm that the sugary drinks were supplying to consumers.  “People don’t really realize the amount of calories they’re ingesting through liquids.  They say, ‘Oh, it’s just a drink.’”

Obviously, the American Beverage Association doesn’t have anything kind to say about the tax, claiming that the move was being seen as unfair and that there were plenty of other fatty foods that were to blame for obesity.

The American Beverage Association announced that, “There is no science or logic that justifies it.  Rather, we need to focus on promoting balanced eating habits and more physical activity. Until we get our kids exercising more the scales will be tipped against our next generation.”

The news has been met with outrage all around the world.  Most people understand that as soon as New York start taxing downloadable music, and it brings in a nice new income for the country, then we will start seeing it throughout the rest of the world and soon the whole planet will be forced to pay stupid amounts of tax for the simplest things like thoughts and dreams.  Can’t wait.

When iPod Attacks

Japan?s Ministry of Economy has issued a warning to users of the portable music player, the iPod Nano, after at least two recent incidents of the popular device overheating and causing minor fires.

So far there have been 14 such incidents in the country, according to reports, including one that occurred in March. The latest incident prompted the Ministry to order Apple to investigate the device?s safety and report its findings within a week.

Well the verdict is in, and Apple has blamed the malfunctions on the batteries that were in Nano?s sold between September 2005 and December 2006, are to blame.

The company received very few reports of such incidents ? less than 0.001 percent of first-generation iPod Nano units, they claim, and all incidents have been traced back to a single battery supplier.

Too this point the defect has not caused any injures of property damage, the company maintained, and no similar problems have been reported in connection with any other iPod Nano model. Apple has advised owners of first-generation Nano?s to contact AppleCare for a replacement if the battery should overheat.

There has been case?s in which Apple laptops have caught on fire, and usually the source of the problem was the lithium battery powering the machine. The batteries were short-circuiting and bursting in to flames when microscopic metal particles came into contact with other parts.

IPod Data Recovery

IPod is one of the most popular digital music players that have revolutionized the digital world. IPods contain tiny hard drives that are very sensitive to drops and malfunction. It is not just computers that are at risk, but iPods too. Some common problems faced by iPod users are volume formatting, capacity error, broken hard drive, frozen ipod etc. The iPod just stops playing and freezes up in case of any problem with the device.? Fixing an iPod is no different to restoring a PC drive. Some of it can be done with specialist software, but serious mechanical faults require disassembling the drive in a dust-free Class 100 clean room.

If you have lost important videos, photos or music files from your iPod due to a crash, do not worry, IPod Data Recovery is possible. There are applications available online, that are compatible with iPods, which can help to retrieve the data back and for complex recoveries in case of physical damage to the device always trust professional data recovery services.

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