MacBook Pro Battery: Time for Warranty Replacement

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Date: Monday, January 1st, 2007, 08:00
Category: Sighting

A brief article on digg.com shows pictures of a MacBook Pro 15″ laptop’s battery swollen to incredible proportions even when disconnected from power.
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If you have an original MacBook Pro with the Intel Core Duo processor, check with Apple about its battery exchange program for these units.
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Visage Login 2.4.1 Released

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Date: Monday, January 1st, 2007, 08:00
Category: Software

Sanity Software has released version 2.4.1 of Visage Login, a shareware program that allows users to customize their login screens as well as run screen savers as a desktop background and personalize system alerts.
The new version, a 2.4 megabyte download by way of , adds the following bug fixes:
-Non-admin users can now replace the login screen background image.
-Fixed issue where characters such as parentheses in the login panel text message could prevent the message from being displayed on the login panel.
-Fixed rare issue where Visage could crash on launch.
The latest version of Visage Login requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to run while older versions of the Mac OS X operating system can run older versions of the software that incorporate a preference pane for their functions. The software is written as a Universal Binary that runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based hardware and is available for a $9.95 shareware registration fee (payable either through Paypal or a credit card) after a seven day trial period.
Organizations can purchase Visage Login for 50+ machines on a wider software license for $29.95. The software comes with a 30 day money back guarantee.
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Carputer: Subaru Combined with a Mac Mini

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Date: Monday, January 1st, 2007, 08:00
Category: Sighting

An article on GThing.net shows a Mac user who’s integrated a Mac Mini into his Subaru and put in some extra hardware and software to create both an entertainment system as well as a utility that can access the Internet at broadband speeds on the go, get directions, check local gas prices, etc.
The system uses the following hardware and is powered by Mac OS X, AMP 1.0 (a software front end that functions like a more powerful version of Apple’s Front Row), DisplayConfigX to allow Mac OS X to function with the 7″ Lilliput Touch Screen and a BlueTooth connection to a cell phone to share wireless broadband Internet.
The entire package runs just under $1,400.




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