Fujitsu to Recall 287,000 Sony Batteries

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Date: Wednesday, October 4th, 2006, 09:42
Category: Uncategorized

TOKYO (XFN-ASIA) – Computer maker Fujitsu will recall 287,000 battery packs for laptop computers made by Sony Corp, Fujitsu said.’The company is recalling all the batteries that were named by Sony in its voluntary replacement program,’ a Fujitsu spokeswoman said.Sony offered last week to replace all potentially hazardous batteries it has made.On Friday, Fujitsu announced that it would exchange battery packs used in its FMV notebook computers, although no malfunctions had been reported with them. At the time it did not say how many batteries it expected to recall.

Japan’s Fujitsu to recall 287,000 Sony batteries – Forbes.com

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Intel: Let Apple Be Apple

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Date: Wednesday, October 4th, 2006, 09:25
Category: Intel

Intel is cool with Apple keeping its entire user experience to a closed platform despite its underlying complexities, at least according to Eric Kim of Intel’s Digital Home Group. He told reporters at the CEATEC exhibition in Japan that “Clearly, Apple’s orientation is to deliver the best possible user experience from end to end by being closed. That’s what they do, and they are very, very good at it.” He went on to say: “We have a little motto inside Intel: ‘Let Apple, be Apple.’ We are happy to serve them,” he said.

Infinite Loop: Intel says “Let Apple be Apple”

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Five Ways Apple Will Change Your TV #1

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Date: Wednesday, October 4th, 2006, 00:17
Category: Opinion

Why Apple Will Change TV presented similarities between the iPod and iTV, and introduced how Apple is poised to add value to existing content using the iTV in much the same way that the iPod added value to CD and MP3 music collections. Here’s the first of Five Ways Apple Will Change Your TV.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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Apple iPhone Concepts From all Over the Web

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Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, 10:24
Category: Mock-Up

iPhone-034-Will-Reiher.jpgA blog is attempting to assemble all of the iPhone prototypes and concepts floating around on the Web. My current fave is “iPhone 034″ by WIll Reiher (pictured).

Wired has also posted a pretty impressive gallery of iMockups as well, including my favorite “true video” ipod.

What’s your favorite?

appleiphone.blogspot.com :: Apple iPhone Designs

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Where is my Tablet Mac?

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Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, 10:16
Category: Mock-Up

That’s according to rabid Apple fansites spanning the interweb. They all seem to think we’ll get our hands on an ultra-portable from the Mac makers of Cupertino at some point next year.

According to popular conjecture, the fat free portable will use flash memory to start up in a jiffy, and run a cut down version of Apple’s OS X.

We can see the appeal of a pint-sized Mac portable, possibly in tablet form. Its latest laptopsare a little on the large side, and Apple’s decision to discontinue the 12-inch PowerBook left swathes of notebook fans in mourning.

Still, we have to wonder whether Apple would be quick to jump into the UMPC pool. With relatively few exceptions, current ultra-portables leave a lot to be desired.

T3 – Apple prepping micro Mac portable?

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DVD Jon Selling the Keys to Apple’s FairPlay DRM

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Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, 10:19
Category: iTunes

dvd jon by irina slutskyDRM-buster
DVD Jon has a new target in his sights, and it’s a big piece of fruit.
He has reverse-engineered Apple’s Fairplay and is starting to license
it to companies who want their media to play on Apple’s devices.
Instead of breaking the DRM (something he’s already done), Jon has
replicated it, and wants to license the technology to companies that
want their content (music, movies, whatever) to play on Apple devices.
This may not be good news for iTunes the store, but it could make the
iPod even more popular.

GigaOM :: DVD Jon Fairplays Apple

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10 iPod vs. Zune Myths

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Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, 10:00
Category: Opinion

Poor Microsoft! Its abandonment of PlaysForSure partners and other strategies related to its solo iPod killer efforts have been mercilessly attacked before the company can even get the new device into the hands of users.
On top of that, it’s also facing stiff competition in pricing. However, according to proponents of Ten iPod vs Zune Myths, the Zune is technically superior, with brilliant wireless sharing features, and will be able to compete with Apple’s iPod as a cheap loss leader. Ahem. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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The Apple Core: How HP is different than Apple

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Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, 10:24
Category: The Apple Core

hp-leak-memo.gifOn 23 January, 2006 CNet reporters Dawn Kawamoto and Tom Krazit published a story (“HP outlines long-term strategy”) that detailed HP’s plans to improve the technology the company uses to manage its direct sales, its commercial printing efforts and acquisitions of software companies. The story was attributed to “a source with the company.”
The Smoking Gun has posted an 18-page internal HP report detailing the hunt for the corporate leaker behind the story. The document was released by the House of Representatives committee examining the company’s search, which included obtaining the private phone records for board members and journalists.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 20 (Wozcast) Available for Download

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Date: Monday, October 2nd, 2006, 12:18
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoPowerPage Podcast Episode 20 is now available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
Episode 20 (1:06:35, 31.5 MB, AAC) is a special edition of the PowerPage Podcast where I recorded Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak speaking at the Philadelphia Central Library on Saturday, 30 September 2006 to promote his book iWoz.
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 (1:06:35, 31.5 MB, AAC). Mac users should hold the Control key when clicking on the direct download link and select “Save Link As…”.
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.
UPDATE 2006-1005:
Bill Ringle has posted an excellent synopsis of the Woz talk.

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PC World: Notebook Core 2 Duo Only 7 Percent Faster; Same Battery Life

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Date: Monday, October 2nd, 2006, 11:32
Category: Intel

PC World tests indicate that you shouldn’t sweat it too much. Whereas Core 2 Duo desktops racked up dramatically higher test scores than their Pentium D-based counterparts, notebooks got only a small performance boost from the mobile Core 2 Duo… The biggest performance increase over laptops with same-speed Core Duo CPUs was 7 percent — enough to shave a few seconds off day-to-day business operations, but nothing more. PC World didn’t find any boost in battery life either. So, maybe Apple’s saving all those early adopters from a healthy does of holiday grief.

Spymac.com :: Waiting for Pro: This one goes past ‘2’

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