Aluminum PowerBook 15-Inch Still In Beta, PB17 EOL

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Date: Tuesday, July 29th, 2003, 07:35
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 15-Inch

According to PowerPage sources Apple engineers are still having some problems with some aspects of the new Aluminum PowerBook 15-inch. The issues are not significant but they aren’t fixed yet either. Read More…

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iSight and 3rd Party Applications

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Date: Tuesday, July 29th, 2003, 07:22
Category: Accessory

The newly released IOXperts driver, which works with any IIDC camera, and supports both OS 9 and OS X , but it is noted that the current driver doesn’t handle all of the settings 100% correctly. Read More…

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PowerBooks and Dave Matthews Band

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Date: Tuesday, July 29th, 2003, 07:32
Category: Hardware

I saw this article on the front page of the business section of the Denver Post today. It is about how the road crew of the Dave Matthews Band relies on Wi-Fi while on tour. The two photos feature an old iBook and another Apple ‘Book that I can’t easily identify. Unfortunately there is no mention in the body of the story that there is an obvious preference for Apple products on the part of the crew. They do, however, mention Intel Centrino chips.

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Movie Scoring: Is it Soundtrack or is it Live?

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Date: Monday, July 28th, 2003, 23:21
Category: Software

You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about Apple’s new movie scoring, loop-based music product, Soundtrack. So far, though, most of the buzz has been in video circles. That’s because musicians depend on synth tools like those in Reason and the interactive, live looping capabilities of Live. Soundtrack is cool, but it lacks ReWire for interoperability with other apps. Enter ReVision, a video app that works with Live and Reason which I covered today on musiconmac.com (music geeks, check that story out for the details). My guess: some musicians might use Soundtrack for light work, but most of us will stick with our preferred tools.

Conversation with Doug Engelbart

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Date: Monday, July 28th, 2003, 16:10
Category: Archive

Follow the live production for the one hour TV documentary “Conversation with Doug Engelbart”, the man who invented the mouse, word processing, web links, moving windows, email and teleconferencing. You could say he is the man behind the people behind the Mac.

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DockFun! v 4.0.4 updated

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Date: Monday, July 28th, 2003, 09:41
Category: iPod, User Group

Still hungry for more dock-switching capabilities? John MacDonnell, author of DockFun, writes us to let us know the latest developments on his dock switching utility. And since Apple still hasn’t added dock switching to Panther, we plan to leave the switching to elegant shareware.

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Free AppleScripts for iTunes

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 10:43
Category: Software

Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes Posts New and Updated Scripts

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MacResQ Offers SuperDrive Upgrade Program

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 10:12
Category: Hardware

Our friends at MacResQ announced Friday they are now offering SuperDrive upgrades for PowerBook G4 owners. Send in your PowerBook G4 and for US$399 they’ll upgrade it to a slot-loading, DVD- and CD-burning SuperDrive with a 24-hour US turnaround. The drive features a 1-year warranty and (most thankfully) full compatibility with Apple software like iDVD.

Menu Bar Faves: MultiDockX

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 09:54
Category: Software

Sometimes one shareware download can change the way you work with your Mac so you never go back. All week this week I’ll be looking at my favorite shareware additions to the OS X menu bar. MultiDockX is the best dock switcher available now, period, thanks to its simplicity.

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New Memory Module Upgrades PB17 Capacity to 2GB

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 09:07
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 17-Inch

Now you can beef up a PowerBook G4 17″ to the same memory capacity as current Apple desktops, thanks to a new 1GB DDR333 memory module pricing and availability) The company also makes 7200 rpm drives for portables, something else we’ve been looking for. For the mortals among us, though, sticking to a 512M upgrade (for 1G total) may be enough at US$99; the 1G modules cost US$699. The price of power.