DJay Software for OS X

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Date: Monday, August 21st, 2006, 15:05
Category: Software

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djay is the groundbreaking new software for Mac OS X. It takes full advantage of Apple’s latest audio and graphics technologies, and runs natively on both Intel and PowerPC processors.It supports all common file formats, such as mp3, aiff, wav, aac, caf. With djay you can control and mix your whole digital music collection with two realistic virtual, interactive turntables and both record and transmit the audio in real-time over the Bonjour network to other connected djays.

Algoriddim.net >> djay home

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The Next iPod shuffle?

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Date: Monday, August 21st, 2006, 15:00
Category: iPod

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‘ve not seen one in ‘the flesh’, but the first images of the miniscule (think ‘iPod shuffle-size’) music player look very nice indeed. In particular, the OLED LCD display (similar to that used by the latest Sony music players) manages to be both attractive and clear.
Reviews have been mixed so far, software is PC-only, it won’t play AAC files, and the software and documentation appear to be flaky. But if Apple added this display techology to the iPod Shuffle…
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(Contributed by: Brett Jordan)

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The Apple Core: MacBooks and death threats

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Date: Monday, August 21st, 2006, 13:00
Category: Hack

maynor-macbook-hack.pngIn today’s episode of ‘MacBook Exposed’ fellow ZDNet blogger George Ou has taken a few journalists to task for promoting the HackBook story incorrectly leading to “a vicious orchestrated assault on researcher David Maynor and the company SecureWorks.” The dissenters are upset because they claim that Maynor and SecureWorks falsified their research presented at Black Hat 2006.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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Colin Henein’s SlimBatteryMonitor Updated

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Date: Monday, August 21st, 2006, 08:00
Category: Software

[SlimBatteryMonitor logo] Colin Henein’s SlimBatteryMonitor has been updated to version 1.4.

Takes up to 70% less space than Apple’s gauge. Monitors laptop batteries and many UPS batteries as well. Select different views for when powered, charging or on battery. Monitor can hide itself automatically when desired. New 1.4 release is universal with new shape and options.

SlimBatteryMonitor – Battery and UPS Gauge for Apple’s Mac OS X

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Apple Retail Store Opens in Atlantic City

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Date: Saturday, August 19th, 2006, 11:03
Category: retail

apple-store-ac-line.jpgWe arrived the at the grand opening of the new Apple retail store in in Atlantic City, NJ at around 10 a.m. for an 11 a.m. opening. There were only about 40 people in line. By 10:30 a.m. there were over 400 people in line and it was building fast. There was a definite herd mentality in play here, people were willing to line up because they heard that someone was “giving something away.”
apple-store-ac-repair.jpgOnce inside I was able to get a quick appointment with a Genius to look at the soggy space bar on my MacBook Pro’s keyboard. The Genius (Patrick) quickly hooked me up and ordered a replacement and told me he’d call me when it came it. I should have brought the cranky iBook G3 12-inch that is sitting on my desk… Note to self…
We’ll I’m off to snag one of the 1000 t-shirts, rumor is that there are less than 500 left. Enjoy the pictures.
Some images from the
Pre-Opening (back in July) and today’s Grand Opening – posted live from the Genius Bar.

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MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.4f10 Released

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Date: Friday, August 18th, 2006, 10:36
Category: MacBook

Apple has released another SMC firmware update, this time it appears to be just for the MacBook and not the MacBook Pro.

The SMC Firmware Update adjusts fan behavior in the MacBook. After this update has completed successfully, your SMC Version will be: 1.4f10.The updater application will be installed in the /Applications/Utilities folder.

Apple – Support – Downloads – MacBook SMC Firmware Update

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Bloggers In Blind Rage Over Digg Article

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Date: Friday, August 18th, 2006, 09:00
Category: Opinion

Uncharacteristically, the attack wasn’t just one sided; extremist advocates from both Windows and Mac camps venomously attacked the report as “lies,” “underhanded,” and “zealotry.” What was the racy subject that offended so many so quickly?
Yesterday’s Windows 5x More Expensive than Mac OS X, had rather innocuously recounted the development of Mac OS X, with comparisons between the products delivered by Apple and Microsoft since 2000. It concluded with an accounting of how much users of each platform would have to pay to stay current over the last seven years.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RoughlyDrafted Magazine

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The Apple Core: Why I don’t want a wireless iPod

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Date: Friday, August 18th, 2006, 08:39
Category: iPod

DigiTimes on Wednesday reported that a new iPod “may have wireless capabilities.” But then at the end of the same article they contradict themselves by noting that Apple Taiwan has denied it. While Wi-Fi might be cool, I sure don’t want Bluetooth wireless headphones…
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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MacBook SuperDrive and Battery Issues may be Related

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Date: Thursday, August 17th, 2006, 12:33
Category: MacBook

Evidence of battery, logic board-related issue Further evidence is appearing that would seem to indicate that at least some SuperDrive issues are related to problematic batteries or logic boards. Readers continue to report improved function after receiving replacement batteries and/or logic boards.

MacFixIt – MacBook and MacBook Pro SuperDrive failure (#3): Evidence of battery, logic board-related issue; PMU resets working for some; mo

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Wrap Your Laptop in Sushi

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Date: Thursday, August 17th, 2006, 11:05
Category: Luggage

sushi-sleeve.jpg:For all your savory endeavors, how about a colorful and tasty MacBook cover… (Thanks ^jax)

Sushi is brain food. I guess that’s why Gideon chose this print for a laptop folio. Please do not buy this unlesss you are Gideon. It’s made for gideons laptop and no one elses. if you’d like to wrap your laptop up in it’s own custom cover contact me via the link to the right and I’d be happy to make one just for you .

Saltygal’s Etsy Shop – wrap your laptop in sushi

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