MacBook Pro Runs Vista Better Than Vaio VGN-A790

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Date: Tuesday, September 12th, 2006, 08:54
Category: MacBook

Still, in 2006, this is where we stand: Apple’s hardware runs Windows, and does so quite well. In fact, the MacBook Pro I bought in May is better equipped to run Vista than the Sony Vaio I bought less than a year ago. At the time, the Vaio VGN-A790 was pretty much a top-of-the-line machine from Sony, with a 2-GHz Pentium M chip from Intel, 1GB of RAM, a 7,200-rpm hard drive and 256MB of dedicated video RAM. I have since doubled the RAM to 2GB.

Computerworld > Hands on: Running Vista on a MacBook Pro

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Merom MacBooks Delayed/Not Delayed?

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Date: Monday, September 11th, 2006, 23:40
Category: Intel

The Inquirer.net originally reported that Apple’s Core 2 Duo notebooks would be delayed until 2007, but then updated their post claiming that MeromBooks would indeed arrive in 2006. Maybe they’ll arrive… tomorrow?

Unless you have had your head buried in the sand, you know that Woodcrest is getting the lion’s share of production, over 70% of Xeons will be new. Conroe is next in line with 20+%, followed by a syphilitic trickle of Meroms. The keen among you will notice that these proportions are in relation to the pain Intel feels from AMD.

Apple to delay Merom notebooks

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BBEdit 8.5 Rocks

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Date: Monday, September 11th, 2006, 23:45
Category: Software

It’s no secret that I love the BBEdit. I’ve been using it to write and edit the PowerPage since it’s inception and simply can’t live without it. Today Bare Bones Software released BBEdit version 8.5 with some pretty cool features including Code Folding which collapses sections of text, Clippings which provide quick access to frequently used pieces of text and a greatly improved (and searchable) preferences panel.
All-in-all BBEdit 8.5 includes nearly two hundred new features, refinements and user interface improvements. For an exhaustive list of what’s new, see the current release notes.
Upgrades are US$30 from version 8 and US$40 from version 7. A new license costs US$125.

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Why Apple is Winning in Media Downloads

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Date: Monday, September 11th, 2006, 19:10
Category: Opinion

Apple has taken ownership of the music download market by using some of the same principles used by Microsoft to build support for Windows. RoughlyDrafted Magazine presents an interesting look how Apple took the lead, why there is so little effective competition, and why things aren’t likely to change. Why Apple is Winning in Media Downloads. Also presented: A Visual Comparison of CD, DVD, HD and iTMS downloads.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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The Apple Core: Apple-Expo 2006 predictions

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Date: Monday, September 11th, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

crystal_ball.jpgOne side effect of announcing the new Core 2 Duo iMacs and faster Mac minis last week is that it effectively removes them from contention for debut at Apple’s media event tomorrow.
This combined with the company’s less-than-subtle “It’s Showtime” theme make predictions a little easier than usual, although there are some wild cards at the end. Without further ado, here’s what I think that Apple will announce tomorrow:
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo) Disassembled

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Date: Sunday, September 10th, 2006, 22:15
Category: iMac

Back in January 2006 he disassembled the iMac (Intel Core Duo), now Kodawarison disassembles the iMac 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. He’s only posted the “pop the top” photo so far but promises that the others are coming really soon.

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The Apple Core: Apple files patent for “multi-functional hand-held”

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Date: Friday, September 8th, 2006, 11:36
Category: The Apple Core

According to MacNN Apple filed a patent in March 2006 for a “Multi-functional hand-held device, the patent was published on 7 September 2006 by the the US Patent & Trademark Office.
The new patent puts even more attention on Apple’s “It’s Showtime” media event scheduled for Tuesday 12 September 2006 as it implies that Apple is prepping an smartphone product (finally, the alleged iPhone?).
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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SendStation Giving Away 1,000 Free PocketDock iPod Adapters

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Date: Friday, September 8th, 2006, 10:49
Category: iPod

SendStation Systems is giving away 1,000 free PocketDocks FW, the legendary thumbsized iPod FireWire adapter. Offer available while supplies last or until September 13, 2006, limited to one PocketDock per person. To get the free PocketDock simply fill out their order form.

US and Canadian customers can also purchase a smartCharge iPod Car Charger, including 25 free iTunes codes for only US$24.95.

The PocketDock FireWire is an indispensable add-on for the iPod & iPod mini, Apple’s sensational and wildly successful MP3 player. The tiny PocketDock FireWire lets you connect the new iPod’s docking port to a standard 6-pin FireWire cable, thus delivering on the iPod’s promise of freedom and independence.

When you’re on the road with your iPod, listening to your favorite hits, you may unexpectedly want to connect to another Mac or PC — to exchange files, or maybe just to charge the iPod’s battery. When you need it most, you’ll probably find that you didn’t bring the special iPod docking cable — it’s at home connected to your computer.

SendStation – Products – PocketDock FireWire

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CrossOver Mac Beta Available

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Date: Friday, September 8th, 2006, 09:15
Category: Software

We are providing a free time limited beta version of CrossOver Mac to anyone that is willing to test CrossOver.

CrossOver Mac will be the very best way to run your Windows applications on your Intel based Mac. It will let you install and run Windows programs as though they were native, all without having to buy or run a copy of Windows itself.

This beta version will give you a taste of the promise of CrossOver, but should be considered an early test release – we intend to make substantial further improvements before we ship a production version.

CodeWeavers – Beta Center – CrossOver Mac

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CoreDuo Temp 1.0 Released

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Date: Friday, September 8th, 2006, 09:13
Category: Software

CoreDuoTemp 1.0 monitors the temperature of Intel Macs, including the iMac (2006), Mac mini (2006), MacBook Pro and MacBook. The new version includes a menubar application, floating palette and a widget. CoreDuoTemp use SpeedIt, a framework by Increw Team. Well worth the 288k download for Core Duo users.

What kind of temps are you seeing?

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