Poll: Waiting for “Penryn”?

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Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 17:44
Category: Poll
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With Intel’s next generation of processors on the horizon for the second half of this year, we ask whether this changes your plans towards buying an additional Mac or an upgraded unit:


Has the introduction of Intel’s 45 nanometer “Penryn” chips, due later this year, made you reconsider getting a Mac or delaying your purcase?
Definitely.
No, I still plan to buy a Mac soon.
I’m going to wait a few weeks/months and see.
I’m going with an AMD-based PC given the new information.
  


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Differentiating the Old From the New

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Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 11:35
Category: News

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Engadget has run a helpful article as to how to differentiate the original silver matchbook-sized iPod Shuffle from the recently-released new version, which arrives with higher quality earbud headphones.
The new silver iPod Shuffle box now feaures silver-tinted graphics as opposed to the original silver Shuffle’s green-tinted graphics. A picture’s worth a thousand words, so take a gander and let us know what you make of the new Shuffle if you get your hands on one.

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Thinklabs Releases Stethoscope iPod Accessory

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Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 09:09
Category: News

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This just in from The Unofficial Apple Weblog; Thinklabs is bundling a ds32a Digital Stethescope with an XtremeMac MicroMemo converter and a 2 gigabyte iPod Nano. The combined package creates a digital stethoscope recording system that retails for $495.
Not a bad idea and it’ll be interesting to see how the device imports the recorded files into a Mac or PC.
If you have any comments or feedback, let us know.

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iPhone Theme Available for Motorola RAZR

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Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 09:52
Category: News

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Myiphone.com has posted an article about an available iPhone theme for the Motorola RAZR cell phone.
The theme may void the RAZR’s warranty and probably isn’t kosher according to Apple’s legal department, but interested parties can still download and install the 371 kilobyte file from here.
A full discussion thread is also taking place on motox.info. Since the iPhone’s introduction back in January, a slew of look-alike themes have cropped up for cell phones and PDAs such as Windows Mobile devices, the Sidekick III and the Blackberry 7100.
If you have any comments or feedback, let us know.

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FCC Looks Towards Reconfiguring Cell Phone Markets

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Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 07:19
Category: News

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An article on USA Today’s web site discusses the current cell phone market, the infamous Carterphone (a device that could pull in radio transmissions and connect them to a phone network), the monopoly known as AT&T which hated the Carterphone and a 1968 FCC ruling that declared that anyone could make devices to tie into a telephone network.
The change paved the way for new devices such as inexpensive phones, answering machines, fax machines and modems to be present on the same network while AT&T lost the position it once held.
The article discusses how cable television could become unbundled this year to allow devices such as Tivos and Media Center PCs to be able to descramble cable signals without a cable box, thereby finally backing an as-yet unenforced provision in the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
Click the jump for the full story…

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