HOW-TO Replace Your PowerBook Titanium Hinges

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Date: Sunday, September 18th, 2005, 10:39
Category: How-To

Powerbook-fr has just changed its design. The brand new site has added some new articles (with numerous pictures) explaining how to replace hinges of a PowerBook G4 Titanium and how to disassemble the PowerBook 12″ Aluminum. Click through for the links…


T-Mobile Charging Extra for WiFi Roaming

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Date: Sunday, September 18th, 2005, 04:09
Category: News

BT OpenzoneATHENS — One bad thing about air travel are delays; the good thing is ubiquitous WiFi. For a country with very little WiFi in the outlying islands, the coverage in the Athens airport is decent. Or so I thought. Read More…


Weekend Update: PowerBook Updates Imminent; Intel PowerBook in Late 2006

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Date: Sunday, September 18th, 2005, 02:48
Category: Hardware

ATHENS — Quickee update from the Athens airport. We’ve received word over souvlaki that Apple is prepping an update to the PowerBook line… Read more.


Some SMS Voyeurism for the Weekend?

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Date: Friday, September 16th, 2005, 10:50
Category: Archive

“Slogging,” the practice of sending your SMS to a public SMS log, and of reading people?s personal, private, and distinctly odd messages, is becoming rather popular. Read more…


No Jobs Keynote at Apple Expo Paris

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Date: Friday, September 16th, 2005, 10:59
Category: conference

While there will be no opening keynote presentation at this year’s Apple Expo Paris, company officials confirmed that Apple executives — including CEO Steve Jobs — will be on hand all week. (Computerworld)


Review: iPod nano not Without its Problems

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Date: Friday, September 16th, 2005, 06:42
Category: iPod

iPod nanosNow that I’ve had some time to play with my new iPod nano I felt that some observations were in order. I was surprised by a few things with the iPod mini-replacement – both good and bad.
First off the nano is tiny, I mean ridiculously tiny. The ads and the images online don’t do it justice. You have to go see one at an Apple retailer to grasp the tiny form factor. As a result, the screen is tiny too. The nano’s color display is 176×132 pixels and 1.5-inches diagonally which is about 0.2 inches smaller than the iPod mini and 0.5 inches smaller than a full-size iPod (although it packs almost as many pixels as the full-size iPod).
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Nokia Unlocked Phones in U.S.

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Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2005, 11:02
Category: Mobile Phone

AT&T customers who lost their phone or want to replace it with a new phone…


Make Your Own iPod nano Sleeve

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Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2005, 10:17
Category: How-To, iPod

Here’s a link to a story we just posted on how to make your own iPod nano sleeve…


Sonnet offers 1.2ghz upgrades for the Titanium PowerBooks

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Date: Wednesday, September 14th, 2005, 18:37
Category: Hardware, PowerBook G4 Titanium

Priced at $499 the 1.2ghz processor (w/512kb L2 backside cache) upgrade works only with TiBooks running at 550mhz to 667mhz speeds and only the VGA models. The upgrade is done in house by Sonnet with shipping done via FedEx. The upgrade is guaranteed to be compatible with the latest version of OS-X and OS 9.2.2.
You may ask: Why not the 400mhz and 500mhz TiBook models? And what’s up with only the VGA models? Well, here’s the skinny straight from the company:
“The 550MHz and 667MHz TiBooks are implemented using a 7450 CPU and these are footprint compatible with the low power 7457 CPU we are using for the upgrade. The 500 MHz TiBooks are implemented using the 7410 CPU which is not footprint compatible with the 7457. The fastest available 7410 CPU is 500 MHz, so there simply is no viable upgrade path.
The DVI version of the TiBook uses a different motherboard than our current product. This would require some reverse engineering and software patches to be developed. The DVI models operate at 667MHz and 800MHz. We discussed supporting these models, but we felt the clock speed difference between the stock 800MHz and upgraded 1200MHz did not make a compelling upgrade case. If there is sufficient interest now, we may need to re-evaluate supporting the DVI models.”
Thanks Sonnet for helping PowerPage readers understand why the upgrade is limited to the 550mhz-667mhz VGA models!
To learn more visit Sonnet’s site.


Wacom debuts two new pen tablets priced at $99 and $199.

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Date: Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, 11:09
Category: Hardware, PowerBook

For “mobile creatives” the added features make these a must have when bouncing from client to client or just chilling out at the local coffee spot.
The new tablets come in two different sizes; 6×8 and a 4×5. And like it’s bigger siblings, the Intuos and Cintiq models, the Graphire series tablets finally get two programmable “Express Keys” and a scroll wheel right on the tablet itself. The stylus has the usual 512 levels of pressure sensitivity and two side buttons that are programmable. Also included is a cordless mouse.
While pointing out Wacom’s new releases not to be overlooked are their other cool creative tools; the 6D Art Pen, and the Graphire 6×8 Bluetooth model.
As an additional note to all owners of Wacom tablets, Wacom has a “Privileges” section on their site so it’s good to check here from time to time and see what specials they are running… “Registered owners of current Wacom tablets are eligible to take advantage of special offers made possible through the combined efforts of Wacom and its partners.” Jump to the webpage