MacBook Pro Airport Reception Improved

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Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2006, 13:57
Category: MacBook Pro

A lot of people have been asking about the Airport reception in the new MacBook Pro and I’m happy to report that it’s at least 25 percent better than my PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz) in most situations. When the two ‘Books are next to each other the MacBook Pro consistently gets one more bar of Airport reception than the PowerBook G4 – sometimes two. So when the PB has three bars the MBP will have four; when the PB has two, the MBP has three (or four), and so on.
The improved Airport reception is probably partly due to the new location of the Airport antenna on the MacBook Pro. Although its location in the display hinge is significantly lower in altitude that the PowerBook’s antennas (which are located in the top edges of the display bezel) the antenna area is much larger.
Another factor that could contribute to the increase in Airport reception on the MBP is that the Airport card is now allegedly connected to the PCI Express bus – although I have not confirmed this yet.

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Full-Screen iPod 6G Confirmed a Fake (Updated)

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Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2006, 11:43
Category: iPod

ipod-video-6g.jpgBy now you have probably seen picture of the alleged iPod video 6G that got posted on Flickr. Some think it’s real others think that it’s a fake.
Personally, I don’t think Apple recycles old part numbers. The picture below shows the part number shown on the alleged iPod ( M8719Z/A) as being for Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar Server 10 Client User Edition.
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There are some who claim that the “8” is actually a “B,” but then again, there are also people who believe in the Easter Bunny
When I heard there might be a touch-screen iPod, this is what I imagined it might look like, but I think it’s a fake. (Thanks MacRumors)
UPDATE:
The mysterious person who posted the picture of a supposed new iPod has posted a video showing the making of the photo that turned out to be fake. Here it is at a mirrored site, as the original link broke down. (Thanks Digg)

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