Catch me Tonight on The Tech Night Owl LIVE

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Date: Thursday, April 27th, 2006, 12:26
Category: Announcement

I’ll be a guest tonight on Gene Steinberg’s radio show The Tech Night Owl LIVE along with with industry analyst Ross Rubin and MacFixIt’s Ben Wilson. If you can’t catch it live you can hear it on Gene’s Podcast.

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New SleeveCase for 17 inch Apple MacBook Pro

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Date: Thursday, April 27th, 2006, 12:00
Category: Luggage

waterfield_sleevecase_17.jpgWaterField Designs will begin shipping their notebook SleeveCase designed specifically for the new MacBook Pro 17-inch on Wednesday May 3, 2006.

The MacBook Pro SleeveCase is a slim, durable covering made of a sturdy ballistic nylon shell and a high-grade neoprene interior that envelopes itself around the MacBook Pro for a snug fit. It can be used as a stand-alone case, or can be inserted into briefcases, messenger bags, or backpacks. Customers have the option of personalizing their MacBook Pro SleeveCase to match their own needs.

The 17-inch MacBook Pro is slightly deeper than the PowerBook G4 that it replaces, so if you’re upgrading it’s important to check if your previous case will fit.
MacBook Pro 17″ 15.4″ (W) 10.4” (D) 1.0″ (H)
PowerBook 17″ 15.4″ (W) 10.2″ (D) 1.0″ (H)
WaterField SleeveCases comes in either a vertical or horizontal orientation and you can customize it by adding either a front flap for added protection, or a strap for carrying the SleeveCase by itself when not inserted into another bag. A detachable gear bag, the Piggyback, is also available to carry accessories.
WaterField produces over 40 different sizes of SleeveCases for MacBook Pro, iBook, PowerBook, and PC models. The MBP17 SleeveCase starts at US$40.

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The Apple Core: Apple’s lawyers at it again

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Date: Thursday, April 27th, 2006, 11:21
Category: The Apple Core

Apple’s lawyers are apparently at it again as iPod enthusiast site iPod Garage has announced that it will “voluntarily” change its name to iProng next week. Publisher and founder Bill Palmer maintains that iPod Garage wasn’t his first choice and that he settled on it “at the last minute while I was in the shower “after a squatter took his first choice, “iPodLand.”
I asked him if the change to iProng was prompted by a request from Apple legal…
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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