PowerPage Podcast Episode 1

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Date: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005, 02:05
Category: Podcast

PowerPage PodcastWe’re happy to announce that PowerPage Podcast 1.0 is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
Episode 1 of the PowerPage Podcast features the Mighty Mouse, Sony VAIO notebook engineers being courted by Apple and features an interview with Paul Alfieri, Director of Communications & Public Affairs at Motorola Connected Home Solutions. In this episode we’ll take you on an audio tour of the latest gear from Motorola connected home products, including the Ojo Personal Video Phone, the Homesight monitoring, security and control system, DCT6412 dual tuner, high definition DVR and Motorola and Oakley’s RAZRwire Bluetooth sunglasses.
It’s far from perfect but it’s a good start. Our next episode will feature a mobile technology roundtable discussion and we’re working on an article that will detail how to create your own Podcast on a PowerBook.
Subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes. (OPML file)
(Thanks to Jimi Robinson for creating our Podcast logo)

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TechRestore Maxes Out 4G iPod Battery at 1000mAh

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Date: Monday, August 1st, 2005, 11:24
Category: Hardware, iPod

TechRestore (a PowerPage sponsor) has begun offering a new overnight iPod battery upgrade service for 4th generation “click-wheel” iPods and all color screen iPod models. The service includes the replacement of the standard iPod battery with a TechRestore 1000mAh high capacity battery with over 50% more charging power than the original 4th generation iPod battery and 38% more charging power than the original color iPod battery acccording to TechRestore.

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The Laptop Bait and Switch

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Date: Monday, August 1st, 2005, 09:11
Category: Opinion

In a story for the Washington Post “It Takes a Discerning Eye to See Through Laptop Lingo” Rob Pegoraro explores the Dell and HP practice of shipping laptops “with batteries that will expire before you can finish watching a movie.” Read More…

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Notebook Computers With Financial Aid

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Date: Monday, August 1st, 2005, 09:38
Category: Hardware

“Laptop or beer?” should never be a decision that a student has to make. According to a story in the Chicago Tribune many higher education institutions (i.e. Northern Michigan University, Indiana State, Wake Forest, and New Jersey’s Seton Hall) are now requiring laptops for incoming freshman. While not surprising, the interesting wrinkle in this story is that requiring a student to buy a notebook computer makes the sometimes expensive hardware eligible for financial aid. “By making laptops part of the tuition and fees requirements, we can offer financial aid for them. We couldn’t do that if they were optional,” he said.

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Judge Blocks Cobb County iBook Plan

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Date: Monday, August 1st, 2005, 09:36
Category: Archive

According to the Associated Press Judge S. Lark Ingram has blocked a laptop computer program in Cobb County because “school officials did not tell voters they what they wanted to do with a special sales tax approved by voters.”
The original plan included US$76 million for technology and school officials estimated they would spend US$32 million on 30,000 computers for students and tens of millions more to “refresh” equipment, such as printers and servers. Part of the tax money was to be used to buy every teacher in the school system a computer.
After voters approved the tax, the school system came up with a new plan that could have eventually distributed 63,000 Apple iBook laptops to all teachers and all students in grades six through 12.

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Podcast Tuner

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Date: Monday, August 1st, 2005, 08:03
Category: Software

Pariahware, Inc’s Podcast Tuner provides a different approach to listening to podcasts. Instead of making the user look for the content, Podcast Tuner brings the content to the user.

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