Taking Apart the Mac mini

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Date: Monday, January 24th, 2005, 02:01
Category: Hardware

You'll Need a Putty Knife to open the Mac miniSmashWorld has posted an instructional video and the service manual for taking apart the Mac mini, if you’re into that sort of thing. Dont worry, you won’t have to dig out the case-cracking tool from your Mac SE days either, the Mini is opened with a putty knife. Oh yeah, opening your mini will void your warranty if you break anything. You have been warned.

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iLife '05 Not Pre-Installed on Mac mini

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Date: Saturday, January 22nd, 2005, 22:12
Category: Software

New Mac mini users may be in for a slight shock when playing with their new machines: iLife ’04 is installed. Don’t panic though, Apple just didn’t have the release candidate for iLife ’05 complete when the Mac mini went into production. The CD-ROM for iLife ’05 is included in the box, just pop it in and update.

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Last PowerBook G4 Speedbump Possible Midweek

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Date: Saturday, January 22nd, 2005, 16:03
Category: Hardware, PowerBook G4 Aluminum

An update on a possible midweek refresh of the PowerBook G4 Aluminum… Click through for the skinny.

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Photos of the iPod Shuffle Dissected

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Date: Saturday, January 22nd, 2005, 00:51
Category: Take Apart

Apple iPod Shuffle's logic boardNot too long after Apple releases a product, someone figures out how to open it up so that we can see the guts. I think that it’s in our DNA or something. Well, the honor for first iPod Shuffle dissection goes to AppleMatters.com. But it’s not for the faint of heart.

“Preparing the cadaver”
The challenge is trying to figure out the first step in disassembling the object. As is expected with Apple, every detail of this design has been thought through and there are no visible cues as to how the casing comes apart.

(Thanks MobileWhack)

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Eagles Coach Tracking Storm on his Blackberry

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Date: Saturday, January 22nd, 2005, 00:40
Category: Archive

Eagles head coash Andy ReidWhen asked at a press conference about how he’s tracking the blizzard that’s forecast for Philadelphia on the eve of the NFL Championship game, Eagles head coach Andy Reid replies “I’ve got a doppler on my BlueBerry.” (Thanks NFL Network, Photo: ESPN)

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Problems with MyFi?

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Date: Friday, January 21st, 2005, 23:25
Category: Hardware

Mi-FiTwo different MyFi radios don’t work out of the cradle. Is “portability” a relative term? Read more…

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Target Selling Macs

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Date: Friday, January 21st, 2005, 22:42
Category: Archive

It appears that Apple has signed up an interesting new reseller. Target is now selling Macs.

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Mac Mini Unboxing

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Date: Thursday, January 20th, 2005, 11:46
Category: Hardware, Mac Desktop

Mac mini unboxingI just received my Mac Mini this morning and took some pictures of the unboxing.

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Enable Your PowerMac G5's 16X Dual-Layer DVD Burner

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Date: Thursday, January 20th, 2005, 09:09
Category: Hardware, PowerMac G5

Underneath the hood of your PowerMac G5 lies a 16X dual-layer DVD burner the problem is that Apple is passing it off as an 8X burner. Find out how to make it go twice as fast inside…

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Mac OS X on a PocketPC

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Date: Wednesday, January 19th, 2005, 11:54
Category: Archive

Mac OS X Running on a PocketPCWired’s Leander Kahney reports on a guy that installed a VNC server on his PowerBook at home in Vienna and controls with a VNC client on his PocketPC device:

Who says you can’t run Mac OS X on a PocketPC? Consultant and columnist Teddy the Bear managed it by setting up a remote, wireless connection to his Mac in Austria. It’s no speed demon, but Teddy the Bear can exert total control through his PocketPC. He manages e-mail, browses the web and queues up TV shows for his Mac to record using EyeTV.

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