iPhone to Include Components from Intel and Balda

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Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2007, 12:41
Category: News

An article on MacNN is reporting that the procesor will be made by Intel while the touch-screen will be handled by German hardware manufacturer Balda.


Apple surprised the technology industry yesterday by announcing its iPhone product, which will be released in June pending FCC approval and includes full MP3 playback capabilities, robust phone tools and what the company believes to be the best Internet features of any device currently on the market.
The iPhone will retail for $499 for a 4 gigabyte configuration and $599 for an 8 gigabyte configuration with service being offered exclusively through Cingular.


Matias Now Selling USB 2.0 Keyboard

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Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2007, 12:33
Category: Hardware

Canadian hardware firm Matias has released a keyboard with two USB 2.0 ports built into it as opposed to the standard USB 1.1 ports generally included with a keyboard.


The keyboard ships in both black and white, is compatible with both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X and is available throughout retail electronics stores as well as online for $29.95.
If you have any comments or feedback about this, let us know.


Update: Microsoft Office 2004 and Office X Updated to Version 11.3.3

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Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2007, 11:33
Category: Software

Microsoft has released another update for its Office 2004 suite for the Mac. The update, a 57.3 megabyte download containing previous fixes and updates, features “several improvements to enhance security and stability, including fixes for vulnerablities with malicious code.”


Nothing too specific, but the update is easy enough to grab via the Microsoft AutoUpdate utility in your Applications folder and simple enough to download from the company’s Office 2004 downloads page.
The patch applies to all versions of Microsoft Office 2004. A 39 megabyte patch which performs the same functions for Microsoft Office X can be downloaded from the Office X site.
If you’ve had either positive or negative experiences with the update, let us know.


PowerPage Podcast Episodes 30 and 31

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Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2007, 10:11
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoEpisodes 30 and 31 of the PowerPage Podcast are now available. You can either download them from the iTunes Store or directly:
Episode 30 (1:49’10, 27.6MB, AAC)
Episode 31 (21’52, 27.6MB, AAC)
Episode 30 is a live recording of Steve Jobs Macworld Expo 2007 keynote address at Moscone West and Episode 31 features Jason O’Grady and Rob Parker discussing the Macworld Expo 2007 announcements: iTV and iPhone.
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Thank you to The Tragically Hip for allowing us use their music in the podcast. Check out their new album World Container in stores now.


MWSF07: Day 3 About to Begin

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Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2007, 09:40
Category: Macworld Expo

San Francisco — Guys, I’m about to leave the hotel in a bit and wander over to the Moscone Center to take in more of the Expo and let you know what’s going on as much as possible.


If there’s anything you want me to look into or have specific questions about that you’d like me to look into, email me at chris (at) this site’s domain and let me know.