Counter-Point: PowerBook Delight

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Date: Thursday, March 17th, 2005, 12:08
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 17-Inch

Not to minimize possible problems with the January 05 PowerBook incremental updates, but one owner is absolutely delighted with his new PB 17-inch 1.67GHz and wireless home network.

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HOW-TO: Take Apart Your PowerBook 12-Inch LCD

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Date: Thursday, March 17th, 2005, 04:31
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 12-Inch

A french PowerBook site has published a page about how to take the PB G4 12″ LCD panel apart. It’s in French but full of pictures. Click through for the link…

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Apple iPad Mockup

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Date: Thursday, March 17th, 2005, 00:26
Category: Hardware

Apple iPadThe PowerPage India Bureau sends us this snippet on the rumored iPad, an Apple PDA that may have “Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB and we have no doubt that they’ll try to shove in FireWire also.” Read more…

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Diaries of a Digital DJ: Getting Started

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Date: Thursday, March 17th, 2005, 00:25
Category: DJ

Today I am introducing a new column that will cover the technology and the issues involved with being a mobile DJ in 2005. Although I still believe in (and spin) good, ole-fashioned vinyl records, there’s a trend in the DJ industry to go digital – not unlike the digital revolution that swept through photography over the past few years. Read More…

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Check, Bet or Fold: New Hold'em Game Coming to BlackBerry

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Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 2005, 19:57
Category: Mobile Phone, Software

Without question my new favorite phone is the BlackBerry 7100t, I can’t go anywhere without it and am totally hooked on having my email available to me at all times. And unlike other phones where the novelty kind of wears off after a couple of weeks, I still use most of the data functions all of the time – even after having it for more than 60 days. They call it a Crackberry for a reason! Read more…

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Cepstral Swift Text-to-Speech Supports Apple Speech Manager

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Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 2005, 17:30
Category: Software

Cepstral offers 18 voices in six languages. David, the newest voice, is optimized for reading news and browser content. The voices integrate 100 percent with Apple’s Speech Manager. Free to try, US$30 to purchase.

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Quality Issues Plague 2005 PowerBooks

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Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 2005, 08:17
Category: Hardware, PowerBook G4 Aluminum

MacFixIt has posted a special report on Troubleshooting 2005 PowerBook G4s. Some of the topics include:
* Erratic Trackpad behavior
* Oversensitive Ambient Light Sensors, solutions
* Hacking the Sudden Motion Sensor
* Kensington USB trackball issue
* Brighter screens, keyboards
* Installation and iLife on same DVD
* Developer Note for 12″ model
In related news MacInTouch’s PowerBook report digs into trackpad problems with the new models, offering some interesting insights and diagnosis. PowerBookZone is also covering the the new PowerBook’s defective trackpad.
All it takes is a brief surf through Apple’s PowerBook discussion forums and any number of troubleshooting Web sites to realize that Apple has a big problem on its hands with 2005 PowerBook G4s. One colleague had to send his brand new PB 17-inch back for a complete replacement, and there are innumerable reports of defective trackpads, bad displays and problems with hard drives. We’re starting to see a pattern here.

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TransPod Available in Black and Silver

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Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 2005, 08:05
Category: Accessory

Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO) is now offering their US$99 TransPod all-in-one car solution for iPod in black and silver. TransPod lets owners transmit, charge and secure their iPod in their car using one compact device. The DLO TransPod works on any frequency and the new black and silver colors now match most car interiors perfectly. Transpod work equally well with the 20G iPod, U2 iPod, iPod photo as well as the new iPod minis

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Shuffleshirt.com Puts an iPod Shuffle on Your Sleeve

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Date: Tuesday, March 15th, 2005, 00:43
Category: Accessory, iPod shuffle

ShuffleShirt.com announces the only t-shirts specifically designed to carry the Apple iPod Shuffle.

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Two-Way iChat at 60 MPH

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Date: Monday, March 14th, 2005, 16:08
Category: Software

Two-way iChat Video while driving 60 MPH. Click through for pictures and a movie that show it is possible.

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