Lesson: If you Steal an iPod, Don't try to Ransom it

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Date: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005, 23:46
Category: iPod

Two 16-year-old Philadelphia boys were arrested in an undercover sting operation yesterday after holding a female college student’s iPod for ransom since this past weekend. The iPod was recovered unharmed.



Building the US$200 OSx86 Mac

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Date: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005, 22:41
Category: Hack


In the following article I will discuss how to build a Intel based computer that comes very closely to meeting the specs of the OSx86 Development machines. We will discuss exactly WHAT hardware you want, WHERE to find the software, and HOW to install it…”



Two new Apple Stores coming to New Jersey

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Date: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005, 08:39
Category: retail

Having just relocated from Philadelphia to the Garden State, I found this AI story (via TUAW) about two new Apple stores coming to New Jersey particularly appealing.

According to this article at AppleInsider, Apple may be a part of the major retail renovations that are planned for Atlantic City’s Pier at Caesars. The four-story retail hub is scheduled to open next year and feature a variety of high end stores, like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and others. AppleInsider notes that job postings for the development include Apple retail positions, though their lease has not yet been finalized.

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)


PowerPage Podcast Episode 8 Available for Download

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Date: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005, 00:41
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoPowerPage Podcast Episode 8 is now available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
On (the real) Episode 8 of the PowerPage Podcast my guest is Rob Parker from ParkerDigital.net. On today’s Podcast Rob and I discuss cool features in QuickTime Pro, putting iMovies on the iPod video, Vodcasts (the next big thing?), the crappy iPod video case, the death of the remote port and FireWire on the iPod, no charger, no dock, no booting, Dvorak’s column on Media Bias toward Apple, WiFiPod, Bricking your PSP and the Video Airport Express.
You can subscribe to the PowerPage Podcast via iTunes.


Tidbits Compares Three PowerBook AC Adapters

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Date: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005, 00:28
Category: Accessory

lucille.jpgTidbits has a excellent piece by Travis Butler comparing three PowerBook AC adapters, including the new Lucille AC adapter from Madsonline:

Back in the days of the Wallstreet PowerBook G3, the best AC adapter I could find was the MicroAdapter by MadsonLine. It was about half the size of the power block that Apple used at the time, and even smaller than the yo-yo adapter that Apple switched to later. When the white iBook and Titanium PowerBook G4 came out, with a different-sized power socket, MadsonLine went their previous adapter one better by making the power tip – designed at a right-angle to reduce the amount of clearance needed – a machined aluminum piece instead of molded plastic. Unfortunately, the G4 MicroAdapter didn’t produce enough power to run and charge simultaneously a last-generation Titanium PowerBook, or the 15-inch and 17-inch PowerBooks. And so for a couple of years, I’ve been operating without my preferred adapter, and missing it.

Read the rest of Travis’ piece on Lucille, the Kensington Universal AC/Car/Air Adapter and the MacAlly AC Adapter for PowerBook G4 at Tidbits.