RAM Slots Failing in Some PowerBooks

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Date: Friday, April 8th, 2005, 09:25
Category: Archive

MaxFixIt is reporting that RAM slots are failing in some PowerBooks:

We continue coverage of an issue where the lower (or less frequently, upper) memory slots in some PowerBooks fail, leaving users with less available RAM than is actually installed. As previously noted, some users are not aware of the issue until they check the “About This Mac” pane accessible via the Apple menu or experience significant slow-down in a particular application.
It now appears that there are two causes, and two very different solutions to most cases of this issue.

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The New Bluetooth: More on the Beam

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Date: Friday, April 8th, 2005, 09:43
Category: Archive

A BusinessWeek article “The New Bluetooth: More on the Beam” goes into some of the benefits Bluetooth 2.0 and discusses some of the accessories:

Although Microsoft (MSFT) is a “promoter member” of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group that’s responsible for the standard, Bluetooth support in Windows remains primitive.
Not so with Apple Computer (AAPL). The technology is standard in many Apple Macintoshes and optional in the rest, and with its new line of PowerBook laptops, Apple is the first to use a new, faster version of Bluetooth. If a Mac detects a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse during setup, it will automatically link to them.

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REVIEW: Noreve Traditional Leather iPod Case

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Date: Friday, April 8th, 2005, 01:31
Category: Cases

Noreve Traditional iPod CaseNoreve has launched a beautiful line of leather cases for the iPod and my personal favorite is their new iPod 4G 20GB Tradition (Model# 4102T1) which fits my iPod photo 60GB perfectly. The case retails for EUR 39.90 (~US$51.47) and features a flip-up lid and openings for the dock connector and headphones. Read More…

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REVIEW: Waterfield Vertigo and Cargo PowerBook Cases

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Date: Friday, April 8th, 2005, 00:39
Category: Luggage, PowerBook

Waterfield Designs VertiGo BagOkay, full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of any product designed by WaterField Designs. Their sleeve cases are to die for. But what I really want is a nice laptop bag. Something that won’t hurt my back, and will look slim and clean. About a year ago I picked up WaterField’s VertiGo bag. Read More…

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More Google Maps Goodness

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Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2005, 17:01
Category: Software

Google’s satellite photos aren’t just of the United States. They span the entire earth (although they’re lower resolution outside North America). Read More…

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AppleCare. That Much?

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Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2005, 06:23
Category: Archive

UK AppleCare buyers, who currently pay a massive

A DIY guide to Transparent Screen Photography

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Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2005, 01:37
Category: Archive

MacMerc.com has posted a tutorial detailing how you can create a transparent desktop optical illusion by creating a desktop picture of whatever is behind your screen.

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Google Elmer Fudd Interface

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Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2005, 00:55
Category: Software

Google Lava LampWell those crazy kids at Google are at it again. You probably already knew that you can set Google‘s homepage, messages, and buttons to display in your selected language via the Preferences page. But did you know that you can set Google’s interface language to Elmer Fudd, Pig Latin and Swedish Chef? (Bork, bork, bork!)
“I’m Feewing Wucky”

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TUNEWEAR Transparent Silicone Case for iPod Shuffle

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Date: Wednesday, April 6th, 2005, 02:06
Category: Accessory, iPod shuffle

ICEWEAR Shuffle Silicone CaseTUNEWEAR has announced a high-density transparent silicone case for Apple’s iPod shuffle called the ICEWEAR shuffle. ICEWEAR shuffle will be available by the end of May 2005 for US$19.95. Read More…

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Keep an eye on Your Neighbor With Google Maps (Updated 3x)

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Date: Wednesday, April 6th, 2005, 00:04
Category: Software

Google Maps Satellite ImageBack in February we mentioned Google Maps an excellent new mapping site from the search engine giant. I am happy to report that one of my suggestions has been added to the new mapping service – satellite images. GMaps now allows you to view satellite images for almost any US address down to about 500 yards visibility. Read More…

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