Wireless Mighty Mouse Now on Sale

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Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2006, 09:15
Category: Accessory

Now you can get the world-famous Mighty Mouse without the tail. With its Bluetooth technology, the wireless Mighty Mouse gives you complete freedom of movement with no cable clutter. It features the popular Scroll Ball that lets you move anywhere inside a document, without lifting a finger. And its laser tracking technology allows it to work on more surfaces with greater precision.

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The new Wireless Mighty Mouse (MA272LL/A) features laser tracking as opposed to the optical tracking found in Wired Mighty Mouse (MA086LL/A). Also, the tech specs for the Wireless Mighty Mouse say “one or two batteries, you decide.” I guess you can run it on a single battery?

The Apple Store (U.S.) – Apple wireless Mighty Mouse

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LG Verizon Chocolate Phone

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Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2006, 09:58
Category: Mobile Phone

LG-VX8500jpg.jpgWith all the talk about Microsoft’s Zune “iPod-killer” device, no one seems to have noticed the upcoming phone/music player hybrid from LG, the VX8500. The phone is being marketed as “Chocolate” and is coming soon exclusively from Verizon Wireless.

Rumored to come stateside Via Verizon under the LG VX8500 tag, so far it is known that this phone will sport:

  • Slider Phone Design
  • On Board Media Controls
  • 1.3 Megapixel Camera
  • Micro SD Card Slot
  • EV-DO High Speed Data Compatible
  • Bluetooth

LG Verizon Chocolate Phone on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

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Apple Prepping Bluetooth Mighty Mouse

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Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2006, 08:20
Category: Accessory


In the May 6th filing, Apple provided both interior and exterior photos of the device, which it referred to as both “M6” and the “Apple Bluetooth Mouse” in accompanying documents.

Based on the photos, M6 is aesthetically equivalent to Apple’s current USB Mighty Mouse peripheral, sans the USB cable. It requires a Bluetooth enabled Mac, Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later and a USB mouse and keyboard (which are used for setup purposes), according to a draft of a user manual also made available through the FCC.

The mouse will also function as a multi-button scrolling mouse with versions of Mac OS X earlier than 10.4.6, the documents state, though other features will be disabled.

AppleInsider | Apple’s wireless Mighty Mouse revealed (photos)

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The Apple Core: Will Apple dump ATI for NVIDIA?

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Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

AMD yesterday announced that they plan to acquire Canadian video chip maker ATI for US$5.4 billion. The deal needs to be approved by stockholders and regulatory agencies. Arch-rival Intel announced that they won’t be renewing ATI’s chipset bus license as a result of the deal.
The move leaves Apple in a bit of a quandary because ATI video subsystems currently power two of Apple’s Intel-based Macs: the MacBook Pro and the iMac both ship with ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 GPUs. The Mac mini and MacBook use Intel GMA950 graphics.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


Apple Reaches 12% Market Share In U.S. Notebooks

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 10:23
Category: News

bonch writes “Apple’s U.S. notebook market share has doubled to 12% after shipping 1.33 million Macs in the quarter. Apple also shipped 8.11 million iPods, topping analyst estimates, for a net income of $472 million. Remember when Apple was dying?”

Slashdot | Apple Reaches 12% Market Share In U.S. Notebooks

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Apple Kbase doc on White MacBook Palmrest Discoloration

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 09:19
Category: MacBook

Some weeks back a reader sent a link to an Apple forums thread where some White MacBook owners reported discoloration of the palmrest area (the thread was pulled IIRC). Apple now has a kbase doc titled About white MacBooks’ palmrest area

Accelerate Your Macintosh! News Page – 7/24/06

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Fabrix MacBook Pro Sleeve

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 09:00
Category: Cases

fabrix-macbookpro-sleeve.jpgIf you’re in the market for a sleeve for your MacBook Pro, check out Fabrix. I recently got to check out their line of laptop cases, or more accurately sleeves. Sleeves are recommended for protecting a notebook computer traveling in an insufficiently padded (i.e. fashion) bag or just for extra protection in a normal computer bag.
Fabrix is known for their killer color and fabric combinations. If standard issue black isn’t your thing check out their sleeves in camo, polka dots, stripes and even denim. If you’re into the distressed look, you can even get a sleeve in denim with paint spatter on it.
Fabrix sleeves are cushioned with quilted padding providing protection against scratches, light bumps and knocks. While fairly protective, the sleeves are softer and less rigid than sleeves from Waterfield Designs, which are made of heavy neoprene.
Fabrix sleeves are hand sewn to three sizes to fit 12, 13, 15 and 17-inch Apple notebooks and comes in horizontal or vertical orientations. Optional handles are available as well.
UPDATE: Fabrix is sold out of their laptop sleeves and a note posted on their site says to check back in a week’s time. In the mean time, check out some of their colorful iPod sleeves.


PowerPage Podcast Episode 19 Available for Download

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 09:46
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoPowerPage Podcast Episode 19 is now available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
On Episode 19 (46:10, 19.08 MB, AAC) of the PowerPage Podcast my guests Rob Parker and Chuck Freedman, Youngmoo Kim and Bart Hirst discuss:
1. Apple not appealing the Asteroid case ruling
2. Apple Q3 2006 earnings
3. New iPods on the horizon
4. WWDC 2006 Predictions (8GB iPod nano, iTunes movie “rentals,” quad-core Mac Pro, new enclosure, dual optical drive bays, BluRay drive).
You can subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes (AAC) or you can add the PowerPage Podcast RSS feed in a newsreader of your choice. You can also download the file directly (46:10, 19.08 MB, AAC). Remember to vote for us on Podcast Alley.
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.


Battery Maker DynaPack Sees Robust Sales From MacBook

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 08:31
Category: MacBook

DynaPack International Technology is confident its monthly revenues will continue to grow in the second half of this year, thanks to substantial orders for battery modules for the MacBook and a new customer, according to the company.

DynaPack attributed strong revenue growth in May and June to the rapid growth of MacBook shipments. The company is positive about its shipments not only for MacBooks, but also from new orders and anticipated demand growth driven by the back-to-school season.

DigiTimes > Battery maker DynaPack sees robust sales from MacBook

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New Media and Free Market Choice

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 08:00
Category: Opinion

Here in part two, I’ll consider five examples that prove that intellectual property, while offering some new challenges, still obeys the same market laws of supply and demand. Along the way, I’ll also prove why the market has rejected digital media rentals.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RoughlyDrafted