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.

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Amazon Spills the Beans on new G5 Configuration (Updated)

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Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2005, 10:40
Category: Hardware, PowerMac G5

Amazon Leaks New Apple PowerMac G5 ConfigurationsAmazon has spilled the beans on a new G5 configuration.
Part Number: M9749LL/A
Dual 2.7 GHz PowerPC G5 processors
512MB of DDR SDRAM
250GB hard drive
16x Dual Layer SuperDrive (CD/DVD+RW)
Ships with Mac OS X10.4 Tiger
Amazon is selling the machine for US$2,994.99, but it is not listed in stock as of yet.
[Update]
Amazon has posted pages for new dual 2.0GHz and dual 2.3GHz machines:
Mac OS X10.4, code named Tiger
Dual 2.0 GHz PowerPC G5 processors
512 MB of DDR SDRAM
160 GB hard drive
16x Dual Layer SuperDrive (CD/DVD+RW)
Mac OS X10.4, code named Tiger
Dual 2.3 GHz PowerPC G5 processors
512 MB of DDR SDRAM
250 GB hard drive
16x Dual Layer SuperDrive (CD/DVD+RW)

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Apple Store To The Rescue

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Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2005, 10:13
Category: Archive

After two weeks at Apple Depot awaiting a back ordered motherboard, the Santa Rosa Apple Store retreived it and gave me a new PowerBook. Read More…

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My Motorola DCT6412 DVR Mea Culpa (Updated)

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Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2005, 09:49
Category: Consumer Electronics

Motorola DCT6412 PVR on ComcastBack in April I was highly critical of Motorola’s new DCT6412 DVR (being distributed by Comcast in my area). I had a lot of problems with my first and second DCT6412 units (freezing, audio dropouts and missed recordings) but after swapping the second out for the third I couldn’t be happier.
Some background is in order here. I used to be a die-hard TiVO loyalist until my trusty 35-inch Mitsubishi cabinet television blew a picture tube. Like most families that enjoy TV this was both a curse and a blessing. It was a curse because TVs are expensive, a blessing because we got to have the “HDTV discussion.” Since it was December and the Eagles were on their way to the Super Bowl, it wasn’t much of a discussion, really – we were going HDTV. Ok, so it was again a curse because HDTV brings up a whole other debate – tube, DLP, or plasma. We decided on a Sammy DLP (a Samsung HLP4674W) but that’s a discussion for another time.
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Review: Comcast DVR – Skip it (Updated 3x)

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Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2005, 09:49
Category: Consumer Electronics

Motorola DCT6412 PVR on ComcastThe Comcast DVR (a Motorola DCT 6412) has more bugs in it than a picnic basket left out on a summer day. And I left TiVo for this?!

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My PowerBook's Adventure in Las Vegas

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Date: Monday, April 25th, 2005, 23:12
Category: Archive

This article relates my experience with using AppleCare to have my PowerBook repaired while I was on vacation in Las Vegas last week. Read More…

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Test Headline 2005-0425

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Date: Monday, April 25th, 2005, 22:42
Category: Accessory

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Elgato EyeHome Media Centre

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Date: Monday, April 25th, 2005, 22:14
Category: Consumer Electronics

John from OziMac has posted a review of the Elgato EyeHome Media Centre:

As I’ve now come to expect from Elgato, the out of box experience was great. The product has the same industrial design as the EyeTV, which is great. I was a little disappointed that Elgato chose not to include the standard Yellow, White and Red cables to hook the unit up to my TV, but I guess it’s excusable given they also offer other connections like SCART and Optical Audio. They do give you an ethernet cable and the power adapter obviously! There is also a similar remote to the EyeTV comes with.

Read the full review at Ozimac.com.au.

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Tiger Deals From MCE Tech

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Date: Monday, April 25th, 2005, 22:43
Category: Software

MCE Technologies (a PowerPage sponosor) is offering some deals on Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) where if you buy one of their 8X Double-Layer SuperDrive upgrades for the PowerBook G4, iBook G4, Cube, iBook G3, iMac G5, or iMac G3 (slot-loading) you can get Tiger for US$79 which is US$50 off the retail price. If you buy one of their 16X SuperDrive upgrades for the PowerMac you can get Tiger for US$99 (US$30 off retail.)

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Google Sightseeing

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Date: Monday, April 25th, 2005, 17:43
Category: Uncategorized

Google SightseeingI am currently hooked on Google Sightseeing, a Web site that takes you to the best tourist spots in the world via Google Maps’ satellite imagery. Their moto is “Why bother seeing the world for real?” Interesting locations include: Crater Lake (the deepest in the U.S.), the 32-story Memphis Pyramid Arena, Cape Canaveral and several Nuclear power plants. Kind of like looking at Sim City but real.