RadTech BT510 Bluetooth Mouse Perfect for PBs

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Date: Wednesday, April 27th, 2005, 09:49
Category: Peripheral

Radtech BT510 Bluetooth MouseRadTech has announced the BT510 a mid-size, three-button, optical scrolling mouse with electronically reversible left-right buttons, and backup USB power umbilical cord. It features a scroll wheel and 800 dpi optical resolution for ultra-precise tracking. Available now for US$59.95 in black and white.

To ensure maximum battery life, the BT-510’s smart, power-saving sleep mode conserves power when idle and an easily accessible power switch allows it to be powered down when not in use. The BT-510 can also be powered via any USB port using its included power cable – so you always have the option of conserving battery life with direct power or using it as a back up to keep you up and running when batteries are low.


Is it just Ego? (Updated)

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Date: Wednesday, April 27th, 2005, 08:36
Category: Opinion

iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of BusinessApple has pulled all John Wiley & Sons books from its stores because they are publishing an unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs. (iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business, US$16.47 at Amazon.com). Was this meant to pressure the publisher into quashing the biography or is it just punishment? Apple seeks to get online journalists to disclose sources to plug internal leaks.
Was this meant to intimidate the online journalists or was it just an attempt to antagonize the mainstream press by threatening first amendment protections? Apple pursues students who post builds of Tiger to the point of bankrupting their families before settling and extracting an apology. Was ATI punished harshly for its mistake in releasing information about Steve Jobs keynote announcement back in 2000?
What in the world happened to the summer version of Macworld and could it have been handled any worse? Why can’t Disney and Pixar come to terms? Is the Jackling Estate in Woodside, California an “abomination” or a treasure? How angry did environmental protesters in foam iPod costumes make Steve at the annual meeting this month? Did Steve Jobs slap a soldier who was suffering from post traumatic stress? No, that was Lt. General George S. Patton, Jr. and he slapped two of them. Just Google “Steve Jobs angered” to get your answer to the question: is it just ego?
Read More:
– Steve Jobs continues assault on First Amendment (Ed Bott)
– Caution: Steve is Watching (ATAT)


The Value of Your Legacy Portable? (Updated)

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Date: Wednesday, April 27th, 2005, 08:17
Category: Hardware

As new machines continue to roll out of Cupertino, along with the release of Tiger this week, my old iBook Dual USB 500MHz continues to decline in value. So, what do you do with that old iBook/PowerBook that just isn’t worth getting rid of? Kitchen appliance, car stereo, stereo component? What’s your take on the use, reuse, recycle, potential for your dust attracting ‘Book? Read more for suggestions on where to send your PowerBook on retirement…


DLO Flip Clip for iPod shuffle

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Date: Wednesday, April 27th, 2005, 00:18
Category: Accessory

DLO Flip ClipDigital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO), inventors of the DLO TransPod and other accessories for the iPod, today announced the DLO Flip Clip Snap-on clip for the iPod shuffle. The DLO Flip Clip secures the shuffle to a belt, shirt, bag – anywhere you choose – with a spring loaded clasping system that points the shuffle controls and headphones right-side up. The DLO Flip Clip is available immediately for US19.99 at the Apple store nationwide, other major iPod retailers and online at www.dlodirect.com. I have been using one of these bad boys for about a week and find it perfect for using a shuffle at the gym. The clip attaches to the innovative cap and still allows easy access to the shuffle’s power switch.