Apple Logo in UMG Story on Lower CD Prices

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 21:00
Category: Archive

Check out the Apple logo in this Universal Music story about lowering CD prices. Hmmm sound familiar?

Universal Music Group, the world’s largest recording company, is slashing its wholesale US compact disc prices from 16-24 per cent and recommending that retailers cut theirs by more than 30 per cent in an attempt to lure music fans back into stores.
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Safari Doesn't Auto-Complete www.ebay.com

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 20:29
Category: Software

I think there is a bug in Safari when typing in www.ebay.com
Really. It is not a joke, I tried it on two machines. Try it out for yourself.
Usually Safari will auto-complete (finish typing) an address for you if you have been there before or if is in a bookmark. Except www.ebay.com
I know the originator of eBay was an Apple employee at one time. (Correct: eBay chairman Pierre Omidyar was a developer for Claris, a subsidiary of Apple.)
Its just odd that Safari won’t work with that particular address.

What’s weird:
It will auto-complete ebay.com (without the “www.”)
It will also auto-complete *any* other “www.” domain name…
Does anyone have a sound explanation for this? Register and comment below.

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Micro Fuel Cells Promise 40 Hour Laptop Run Time

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 10:49
Category: Accessory, Any Laptop Computer

Several articles have been cropping up recently about the use of micro fuel cells to power the next generation of laptops. Fuel cells work by converting hydrogen found in methanol into electricity through an electro-chemical reaction. No recharging is needed, just replace a fuel cartridge and go!
The technology which has the potential to yield 40 hour laptop run times was first shown in a laptop by Toshiba then by NEC in June 2003. Casio, Sony and Hitachi and Samsung of Korea are also working on micro fuel-cell technology according to Wired.
Although the technology is promising, don’t expect it to appear in the forthcoming update to the PowerBook 15-inch or any PowerBook soon for that matter. Micro fuel cells still have to overcome safety and regulatory issues and aren’t likely to go main stream until late 2004 or 2005.

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Did Blaster Contribute to the Northeast Blackout?

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 09:56
Category: Archive

An article on ARS Technica explains how “network congestion brought on by the Blaster worm might’ve contributed to the cascading effect that brought down the power grid in much of the Northeast recently”

The online news scene is full of stories right now about how August was the worst month in computing history for computer viruses. What’s amazing to me is that none of the major viruses has yet had a payload that’s designed to wreak serious havoc, like formatting hard drives, subtly altering numbers in Excel spreadsheets, or otherwise messing with people’s data in a way that might really mess up major industries. But of course, it’s only a matter of time.

Exactly why I use a Mac.

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PPC 970: Is It Enough?

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 09:48
Category: Hardware, PowerMac G5

Any editorial at Mac Buyers Guide discusses issues surrounding the performance of Apple’s ne PPC 970 (a.k.a. G5) processor.

Even before their June 23rd announcement by Apple (following a widely reported leak the previous week!), it was well known that the next generation of Power Macintosh computers would be based on the PowerPC 970 chip. This IBM-developed chip, which Apple calls the G5, is much more powerful than the chips referred to as G3 and G4. In this article, we’ll look at the new chip, its features and performance.
What IBM Said
In early March 2003, a press release from IBM suggested that the Power PC 970 would be clocked up to 2.5 GHz. Mac rumor sites immediately announced that the 2.5 GHz chip was already running in the lab and that Macs based on this part would soon be blowing away Intel’s fastest chips. Although the real story turned out a little differently, Apple can still claim “the world’s fastest personal computer.” Read more at MBG…

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Wired News "Cool Hunters" Like Apple's Shine

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 09:45
Category: Archive

According to this article in Wired market research groups specifically targeting youth, have found Apple to be the most admired brand.

During the summer, Apple became one of the coolest companies in America. At least that’s what youth marketing experts who follow the tastes of teenagers say.
Thanks to the iPod, the iTunes Music Store and the PowerMac G5, Apple is one of the hottest companies in youth culture, say so-called “cool hunters,” researchers who track buying trends among young people.

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PB17 Wear & Tear: Escape Big Bertha's Bezel Bite, pt. I

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 07:00
Category: Archive

“Gee, Jason,” I said to the PowerPage’s fearless editor-in-chief at Macworld CreativePro, “you know, I’ve got these funny dark marks on my PowerBook [17"].” Springing into action, Jason got a mad look in his eyes and said, “My friend, you’ve got Bezel Bite.” Opening my `Book, sure enough, there were the dark vertical lines on the wrist rest-area of my machine. Feeling a bit as though I’d just been identified with an STD, we talked to the team at RadTech, whose WildEepz are the only known cure for Bezel Bite.

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Menu Bar Faves: iClock

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 07:04
Category: Archive

If iClock gave you nothing more than an update on Apple’s tired “Show time in Menu Bar” option in OS X, it’d already be a worthwhile download. Finally, you can have the date displayed next to the time so you don’t have to click the clock to find out today’s date. But the developers didn’t stop there: iClock includes an arsenal of useful features that make it an absolute must-have, and a no-brainer for inclusion in the prestigious ranks of PowerPage Menu Bar Faves.

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Sonnet Aria – The Sound of 54MBits

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 04:34
Category: Accessory, PowerBook 15-Inch

PowerBook users pre-Airport Extreme can join in on 802.11g networks now with a new product from Sonnet, the Aria.

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More on Turtle Man in Cupertino

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Date: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2003, 09:47
Category: Archive

As Apple Turns reported on Friday, a week ago a large man dressed as a turtle stood outside Apple Headquarters in Cupertino with a sign and distributing flyers that read: “Five million people fly each day. Give them a Mac experience during their flight. Turn bored passengers into switchers. United, American and Delta go face-to-face with over 100,000 passengers per day. Compare that to the number of people who shop at Apple Stores. See what we do www.deltabeta.com. Put Mac in the Sky the easy and fun way.