The iTablet, Circa 2004

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Date: Wednesday, May 11th, 2005, 23:41
Category: Hardware

Apple iTabletMacMod (circa December 2004):

Close to 12 years ago I caught wind of an Operating System called PenPoint. This was one of the first pen driven operating systems out there. I had contacted them and spoke of how so many people had been left out of the technological revolution and I had thought it was due to the awkwardness of the current state of hardware and software design. At that time I would have hoped Apple would have risen to the challenge to develop a Tablet but as it turned out it was Microsoft who took the chance.
Working with a computer all day long, I have to say that there is nothing quite as pretty as OS X. It is by no means perfect, as a Photographer running 4 Epson printers and depending on the quality of output, it is a continuous frustration and I am afraid the fault lies with Apple not Epson.
As a Photographer and a Dyslexic the idea of being able to use a Tablet as a platform for showing photographs, editing, and an extension of my badly organized memory is very appealing. I had purchased an early QBE, which I was happy with, except for the problem of going between the QBE and all my other desktops which are Apples, it was always the odd man out, in addition to the frustration of finding cross platform software. So taking matters into my own hands I cut into a Dual USB iBook and didn’t look back. Read the rest of the tale of the first Apple tablet at MacMod.

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Next Wave of Apple Retail Stores

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Date: Wednesday, May 11th, 2005, 22:43
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Apple Retail StoreThe PowerPage has learned that a new Apple Retail store is coming to the Northbrook Court a mall in the affluent Chicago suburb of Northbrook. Trivia: there’s no arcade in the Northbrook Court but they did film Weird Science there (remember the escalator scene where Kelly LeBrock’s high-fiving everyone?). The store opens in July.
An Apple Insider story from back in January dissects Apple’s plans to build an elegant retail store in midtown Manhattan. “Specifics are lacking, but one source claims Apple will give the exterior of the store a look similar to the glass Pyramid found in the Louvre’s cour Napol

Best Tiger Price: US$79 (Updated)

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Date: Wednesday, May 11th, 2005, 22:02
Category: Software

Overheard at the PowerPage meetup in Chicago tonight: I got Mac OS Tiger from my local MicroCenter for the lowest price I’ve seen, US$129 minus a US$50 mail-in rebate, for a net of US$79. Check it out.

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Apple Granted Patent for Tablet Mac

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Date: Wednesday, May 11th, 2005, 11:44
Category: Hardware

Apple Tablet Patent FilingMacObserver: Late on Tuesday, we reported that Apple Computer was granted a patent application for a device whose Illustrations clearly indicate it to be a tablet-style Macintosh.
According to a comment: “What’s new is that Apple has been granted the patent, and some illustrations that demonstrate the product. The illustrations, in particular, are important in that they definitely show the product as a handheld device with a touch screen. This was not shown in the original patent application.”

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Hydrogen Batteries on the Horizon

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Date: Wednesday, May 11th, 2005, 08:39
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HERA has information about a new rechargeable Ni-Hydrogen battery and yes, it’s going to be added to our PowerBook Wishlist later in the week. Read more for the links…

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Local TV Station Podcasts the News

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Date: Wednesday, May 11th, 2005, 00:41
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A local television news station in Baltimore (WBAL-TV) has begun to Pocast their news.

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