CONFIRMED: Apple to Switch to Intel Chips

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Date: Monday, June 6th, 2005, 13:04
Category: Archive

WWDC05 — According to CNBC Apple CEO Steve Jobs has just confirmed that Apple will drop IBM in favor of chips from Intel beginning with laptops in 2006 and across the entire Macintosh product line in 2007. More soon…

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Googlezon: Movie Predicts Google Apocalypse

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Date: Monday, June 6th, 2005, 09:02
Category: Archive

Check out this interesting flash movie of a Google controlled world, circa 2014…

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PowerBook G5 Leak a Likely Spoof

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Date: Monday, June 6th, 2005, 09:16
Category: Hardware, PowerBook G5

Apple PowerBook G5 MockupGizmodo’s story Powerbook G5 Next Tuesday? appears to be a hoax. What? You expect Apple to switch to Intel chips AND the announce the PowerBook G5 at one show? Not likely kids, think January :) Read more…

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Intel Chips Most Benefit Apple Portables

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Date: Sunday, June 5th, 2005, 18:13
Category: Hardware

There’s been a lot of discussion about Apple’s announcement yesterday that they’re switching to Intel chips. I tend to agree with a post by Ted Leung that the switch to Intel chips will most benefit Apple’s PowerBook lineup. Read More…

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WSJ Reports Apple to Switch to Intel

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Date: Saturday, June 4th, 2005, 18:58
Category: Archive

WSJ reports that Apple will announce on Monday that it is switching to Intel.

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Apple to Announce Switch to Intel at WWDC Today

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Date: Saturday, June 4th, 2005, 12:36
Category: conference

Apple WWDC 2005Apple Computer plans to announce today that it’s scrapping its partnership with IBM and switching its computers to Intel’s microprocessors. The announcement is expected at today’s WWDC keynote address by CEO Steve Jobs. Links after the jump…

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Apple Settles iPod Battery Lawsuit

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Date: Friday, June 3rd, 2005, 14:31
Category: Hardware, iPod

Apple, iPod Users Reach a Settlement Over Faulty Batteries – WSJ Online:

Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod portable-music player is a cultural icon beloved by music fans, save for one flaw: The rechargeable but nonreplaceable batteries in many early models didn’t last nearly as long as advertised, leaving some consumers fuming.
Now, Apple has effectively acknowledged the flaw, by agreeing to replace some iPods and give other consumers up to $50 in cash or credit on Apple purchases. The offer is part of a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit in San Mateo County, Calif.
A lawyer for the plaintiffs in the case estimates that the settlement may apply to as many as two million iPods sold before May 31, 2004. That means the settlement, which still needs to be approved by a judge, could cost Apple as much as $100 million.

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Review: Brenthaven Fusion Flex Messenger Bag

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Date: Friday, June 3rd, 2005, 09:43
Category: Luggage

Brenthaven Fusion Flex Messenger BagSometimes it’s hard to improve on a good thing, but Brenthaven has really out done themselves with their new Fusion Flex (US$129) messenger bag. To find it click on Shoulder Bags > Apple Cases > Fusion Flex. I am a big fan of Brenthaven’s products and am currently traveling with my trusty Brenthaven Wheelie which has room to spare.
The Fusion Flex is a departure from previous Brenthaven bag… Click through for the whole skinny.

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Globe Trotting With T-Mobile Hotspots

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Date: Thursday, June 2nd, 2005, 09:51
Category: Archive

T-Mobile HotspotOne of the things that I’ve learned on the PowerPage World Tour is the value of a good WiFi hotspot. In the U.S. I’ve been using T-Mobile’s hotspot network which is prevalent at most Starbucks, FedEx/Kinkos, Borders, Hyatt hotels and airline clubs in airports. The best deal going on WiFi is for subscribers to T-Mobile mobile phone plans. You can add an unlimited hotspot account to you T-Mo mobile phone for only US$20 more per month. The great news is that you can use your T-Mo Hotspot account across Europe by simply appending “@t-mobile.us” to your user name. So for the same US$20 per month you get unlimited hotspot access in places like Amsterdam and the UK courtesy of T-Mobile’s partnership with British Telecom, BT Openzone. It sure beats payings 30 Euros per day at the NH Krasnapolsky Hotel – with a 250MB download cap! T-Mo’s $20 hotspot plan is an O’Grady’s PowerPick.

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Mobile Phone Taxes are 22% in NY

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Date: Thursday, June 2nd, 2005, 08:58
Category: Mobile Phone

Is your mobile phone bill higher than you expect each month? Part of the sticker shock is undoubtedly taxes. Did you know that $9 on the average mobile phone bill goes to taxes? In fact, in New York city taxes amount to 22% of your cell phone bill. For more check out StopAddingToMyBill.com.

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