Pixar's The Incredibles Enjoys US$70M Opening Weekend (Updated)

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Date: Sunday, November 7th, 2004, 23:44
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Pixar's The IncrediblesPixar’s latest animated feature film The Incredibles had a US$70 million opening weekend. Although I haven’t had a chance to see the movie yet, worth a look are the numerous trailers that you can download from the Pixar Web site. Read more…

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Freescale's Dual Core G4 in a PowerBook

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Date: Sunday, November 7th, 2004, 23:12
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MacSlash has a story about Freescale working on dual core G4s. “Some people have predicted that the Dual Core G4s will be used in PowerBooks/iBooks because they are supposed to create less heat than IBM’s G5s.” For the links click through to MacSlash. If the PowerBook G5 slips to summer, a DC Freescale ‘Book might have to tide us over. Would you buy one?

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Mac OS Updated to 10.3.6

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Date: Sunday, November 7th, 2004, 23:20
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Mac OS 10.3.6 Build 7R28Apple on Friday released the latest update to Mac OS X with version 10.3.6. The 10.3 update (build 7R28) is available from Apple or via the Software Update system preference. The “delta” update (Mac OS X 10.3.5 to 10.3.6) is 34MB and the “combo” update (any version of 10.3 to 10.3.6) weighs in at 92MB.

The 10.3.6 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther” and is recommended for all users.
Key enhancements include:
? improved file sharing for Mac (AFP), UNIX (NFS) and PC (SMB/CIFS) networks
? more reliable network automounts and launch of network applications
? improved OpenGL technology and updated ATI and NVIDIA graphic drivers
? additional FireWire audio and USB device compatibility
? updated Calculator, DVD Player, Image Capture, and Safari applications
? improved compatibility for third party applications
? previous standalone security updates
For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n300080
For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798

So far no problems with it on my PowerBook G4 15-inch 1.5 GHz…What about you?

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PowerBook G4 Aluminum Lower RAM Slot Issue

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Date: Sunday, November 7th, 2004, 23:18
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MacFixIt has been covering an issue where some readers with Aluminum PowerBook G4 computers have reported that the lower of the PowerBook’s two RAM slots is no longer recognizing RAM.

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iPod Remote no Worky With Photos

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Date: Friday, November 5th, 2004, 20:33
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The remote(s) for the iPod do not advance, play or stop photos on the iPod photo. Quite a bummer. Read more…

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My Favorite iTunes Feature: My Ratings

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Date: Friday, November 5th, 2004, 07:12
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iTunes My RatingsI almost gave up on iTunes ratings entirely after losing all of them (and play counts) during a hard drive upgrade/iTunes library move. Now I can’t live without them. Read More…

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Using USB Chargers With the PowerBook G4 Aluminum

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Date: Friday, November 5th, 2004, 07:12
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Mac OS Hints reports having problems using USB chargers with the PowerBook G4 Aluminum and Mac OS 10.3:

For years, I’ve traveled with a USB charger for my cell phone and PDA — it saves on lugging extra adapters when I travel. Once I switched to a 15″ Al Powerbook (with OS X), my USB adapters stopped working.

I use a USB charger for my Sony Ericsson T630 when I travel and have never had a problem. In fact, a USB charger is one of my single biggest recommendation to PowerBook users, just keep it in your bag and your never without power for your mobile phone. The best part: I picked mine up for US$11 on eBay.com, just search for “USB Charger” and your phone’s model name.

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Linux now Supports PowerBook Sleep

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Date: Friday, November 5th, 2004, 07:28
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MacSlash is reporting that PowerBook users running Linux can (finally) use the sleep command:

Jeff writes “PowerBook owners could be interested in this: Linux finally gets support for sleep on PB. iBook support will come soon. This is a new little step you may like.” Only for ATI chipsets, though.

Click through for the link.

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iPod Mini-Based Mobile Phone Mockup

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Date: Thursday, November 4th, 2004, 10:46
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Applele hiPod R2Applele‘s Isamu Sanada has posted a beautiful mockup of an Apple mobile phone based on a color iPod mini with a keypad attachement. Based on Apple’s previous position on PDAs (Steve hates them) it’s hard to image Apple ever producing such a device, although the iPod Photo is creeping closer and closer to becoming a “multi-purpose” device. If you would have told me that Apple’s best selling product would be a music player four years ago I would have called you crazy. Don’t rule it out…
[Via Engadget, Cult of Mac]

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New PowerBooks with 64-Bit Processor?

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Date: Thursday, November 4th, 2004, 10:00
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AMD 64-bit PowerBookMarkus Weimer Online provided a link to this ad for AMD that shows a PowerBook G4 Titanium as a device that uses the AMD 64-Bit processor. The distinctive vents on the rear door give it away. A larger image is here.
Maybe AMD uses Microsoft’s advertising agency?

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