Horizontal White Lines on new 15-Inch High Res PowerBook

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Date: Wednesday, November 30th, 2005, 09:47
Category: PowerBook

Engadget points to a report that some of the new higher resolution PowerBooks are having display issues. Specifically a “weird horizontal line issue.” The problem only seems to manifest itself on new 15-inch models and the 17s appear to be immune, so far. Check out the comments at Engadget for more…


The Apple Core: Mac Mini to go Intel in January

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Date: Wednesday, November 30th, 2005, 00:59
Category: The Apple Core

mac-mini-200.jpgThinkSecret is reporting that Apple will announce an Intel-based Mac mini in January – presumably at Macworld Expo in San Francisco. According to the story, which I confirmed with another source, the new Mac mini will pack a bunch of new features not found in the original.
In addition to being the first Macintosh to ship with “Intel inside” the 2006 Mac mini aspires to be the digital entertainment hub in your living room. Already embraced as the center of many Mac-ophiles home entertainment systems, and even some cars, the Mac mini is a natural in the role of entertainment hub: it’s small, headless and inexpensive.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


Griffin Announces New Shuffle Accessories

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Date: Wednesday, November 30th, 2005, 00:20
Category: iPod

griffin-powerblock.jpgTwo new items have been added to Griffin Technology’s catalog of iPod gadgets and they both have a special place in their cybernetic hearts for Apple’s forgotten iPod–the iPod shuffle. The PowerBlock is an AC adapter and charger that accepts the shuffle directly into its USB port and adapts to a range of other iPod models via an included cable. The second new item brings to the shuffle user the special joy of lanyard mounted earbuds that had previously been reserved for iPod nano users. The Griffin TuneBuds‘ lanyard and earbuds attach and route sound via the shuffle’s USB port. and may almost make owning a shuffle feel cool again.
[Via MacMerc.com]