MacTel? Jam Box? What's in a Name?

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Date: Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 10:27
Category: Archive

It looks like Apple is considering branding its new line of Intel-based Macs under the “MacTel” moniker. MacSlash and CNet have posted that Apple has filed a trademark for the term. Does anyone else out there think that MacTel sounds horrible? What about the “MacIntel?”
Or “Intelintosh?”
Or just “InTosh?”
Ok, product naming is not my strong suit, Ok?
Read on for more on (GASP!) Asteroid…

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Mac OS X for Intel Running on Tablet PC

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Date: Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 09:29
Category: Archive

Check out this interesting post over at MacDailyNews about Mac OS X running on a Tablet PC:

“So, Apple has released their dev kits for OS X on Intel hardware and I was lucky enough to be the recipient of one. I took a disk image off of this badboy and loaded it onto my tablet. It booted but unfortunately the tablet’s screen didn’t work. I tried booting with an external monitor and… it actually worked. Having configured linux in the past to recognize the wacom digitizer I set to work on getting it up in OS X. This proved none too difficult as the tablet essentially just has a serial port to which the digitizer is connected. The standard wacom drivers for OSX worked fine once I configured it for this port,” Charles Alexander writes in a posting over at Tablet PC Buzz.

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Three Strikes: Analysts Wrong on Apple

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Date: Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 01:59
Category: Archive

RoughlyDrafted: For the last two decades, legions of industry wags have kept repeating three things Apple needed to do in order to survive. But they were never right, and even when they appeared to be right, they weren’t.

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Analysts Fail to Predict Apple's Success with iPod, QuickTime, iTunes

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Date: Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 01:12
Category: Archive

RoughlyDrafted: Analysts comfortable with predicting Microsoft’s impending takeover in new markets are sweating bullets. For years, they’ve felt safe in discouraging any potential competition to Microsoft, and instead forecasting an inevitable domination of any and all markets to which the software giant shows any interest in entering.

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Dvorak: Spyware and Viruses to Emerge on Mac

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Date: Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 23:49
Category: Opinion

PC Magazine: “In his latest column for PC Magazine, John Dvorak envisions a scenario where spyware and viruses emerge on the Mac platform. Dvorak believes PC users will inevitably find a way of installing Mac OS X for Intel on their generic machines. As a result, Apple will likely release a version of Mac OS X for PC users, rather than lose sales to piracy. “To many Mac aficionados the uniqueness of the platform will be lost forever [...] The big problem that Mac users will have to face is the emergence of virus code and spyware aimed at them.” eWEEK columnist Jason Brooks shares Dvorak’s view on Mac OS X for PCs. He believes Apple will eventually release “OS X Unbound” — a version of its operating system for PCs. Apple will then face several issues, such as cannibalization of Apple’s hardware sales.”

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How-To: Dissect Your PowerBook Battery

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Date: Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 23:35
Category: Hardware

Apple PowerBook Battery ExposedCult of Mac‘s Leander Kahney: “It’s complete surprise to me that the iBook’s battery pack is filled with ordinary-looking rechargeable batteries. Apparently this is also the case with the PowerBook. And I thought they’de be filled with a rectangular battery — dense and compact — like the iPod. It’s so un-high-tech.”
Read more at Cult of Mac including a link to an AppleFritter forum with some handy hints for do-it-yourself repairs of iBook and PowerBook batteries.

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iPod's Biggest Threat: The Music Phone

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Date: Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 02:45
Category: Mobile Phone

Sony Ericsson W600 Walkman PhoneThe biggest threat to the iPod is a combined mobile phone/music player. Let’s face it, if you pretty much take your cell phone everywhere, why take along another piece of hardware to play music? Read more about why Cupertino is scared of the Sony Ericsson W600…

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Sony Ericsson and Nokia Unleash More Music Handsets

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Date: Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 01:26
Category: Mobile Phone

Sony Ericsson J210, Z520, K680 and S600Mobile giants Sony Ericsson and Nokia today unleashed a bunch of new mobile phone handsets. Sony Ericsson announced five new mobile phones and Nokia introduced seven. More on a couple of potential iPod-killers after the jump…

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Steve Jobs Commencement Speech at Stanford (Updated)

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Date: Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 00:45
Category: Archive

MacDailyNews: Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave a somber and intensely personal commencement speech at Stanford on Sunday,” Tanya Schevitz reports.
Click through for an audio download link and the full text of the speech….

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Steve Jobs' Gives Commencement Speech at Stanford

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Date: Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 00:45
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MacDailyNews: Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave a somber and intensely personal commencement speech at Stanford on Sunday,” Tanya Schevitz reports.
Other good links:
Be a dropout, says Jobs – Edmonton Sun, Canada
Dropping out of school is good thing, says Steve Jobs – Inquirer, UK
College dropout Steve Jobs speaks to graduates – Houston Chronicle, TX
Dropping out suited me: Jobs – Sydney Morning Herald

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