PowerPage Podcast Episode 16 Available for Download

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Date: Monday, June 5th, 2006, 10:21
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoPowerPage Podcast Episode 16 is now available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
On Episode 16 (37:16, 17.6 MB, AAC) of the PowerPage Podcast my guests YoungMoo Kim and Chuck Freeman discuss:
– The Appelate Court’s ruling in the Apple vs. Does case
– MacBooks (Black tax, RAM, glossy screens
– MagSafe annoyances
– Apple Store 5th Avenue
– iPod + Nike announcement
– QT 7.1.1 update
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You can also download the file directly (37:16, 17.6 MB, AAC).
A special thank you to The Tragically Hip for letting us use their music in the PowerPage podcast. Check out their first DVD/CD Box Set Hipeponymous.


Fabrix’s Killer MacBook, MBP Sleeves

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Date: Monday, June 5th, 2006, 09:51
Category: Cases, Luggage, MacBook Pro

Fabrix-MacBook-Sleeve.pngThese are some badass looking sleeves for the MacBook and MacBook Pro. If you’re looking for something other than boring black – check them out! Click through for the link.

Fabrix today launched its new collection of laptop cases built specially for Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro (MBP). Each laptop case is cushioned with internal quilted padding that provides the laptop with protection against scratches and light bumps.

MacNN | Fabrix launches MacBook, MBP cases

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iBook Battery Catches Fire

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Date: Monday, June 5th, 2006, 09:35
Category: iBook

iBookFire.jpgSince notebook battery issues are near and dear to my heart I was intrigued by this story about an iBook catching fire. While it’s clearly an isolated incident, TUAW wins the award for finding the most sensational picture of the iBook actually burning. Yes, even more sensational than the picture of the roasted MagSafe adapter. You know that Apple PR is having nightmares about this one…

We hear about the occasional battery recall, and there are always the complaints that computers are getting too hot, but things went to a whole new level for a family in Minnesota. As WCCO in the Twin Cities reports, an 11 year-old boy set a running iBook down on the carpet and left the room. His mother states that they heard a popping noise, saw that the iBook had started melting the carpet and the room was filling with smoke. They quickly carried the iBook outside and remembered to bring their camera along for the show as the iBook, you can see, literally caught fire (WCCO has a video and more images).

iBook battery catches fire – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

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Kitten vs Frontrow

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Date: Monday, June 5th, 2006, 09:08
Category: MacBook Pro

A YouTube “knutmo” has posted a video of his kitten playing with his MacBook Pro while he works the remote control for Front Row. It’s pretty funny. I just hope that the cat has SoftPaws on.
My cats really liked the Marine Aquarium screen saver from Serene Screen, which I eventually had to turn it off…


The Apple Core: Sticky space bar

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Date: Monday, June 5th, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

As you can probably guess I use my MacBook all the time. It’s my primary machine and blogging for ZDNet, editing the PowerPage, email and IM keep me pretty busy. A couple of weeks back my MBP keyboard started acting a little wonky.
I use the MacBook’s built-in keyboard about 75 percent of the time (the other 25 percent of the time I use an Apple Bluetooth keyboard) and about three weeks ago the space bar started sticking. It wouldn’t stick entirely, but instead would come up very slowly after being pressed. While not a problem initially, it started coming up slower and slower and often wouldn’t return to the “unpressed” position by the time I needed to use it again resulting in a lot of sentences withoutspacesinthem.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.