NewerTech Introduces Intelligent Battery Charging Station

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Date: Thursday, June 7th, 2007, 14:10
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On Thursday, NewerTech announced that it had released its Intelligent Battery Charging Station, a charger specificall y designed to charge and condition Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro laptop batteries.
The charger contains two battery bays which, according to The Mac Observer, can be used to either charge two batteries in succession or charge a single battery while conditioning the other to hold a longer charge. NewerTech has claimed that the unit can help extend a battery’s lifetime and also deliver the longest possible charge time.
NewerTech is currently selling the unit in specific models to accommodate the MacBook and MacBook Pro batteries at a retail price of US$149.95 before shipping and handling.

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Missing Sync for Palm OS 6 Released

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Date: Thursday, June 7th, 2007, 13:37
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Palm Desktop for the Mac users have always felt a mutual love and hate for their program. It works…for the most part. Still, when the time came for a specific feature or new trick, this was like trying to find a pop stand in the middle of the Sahara.
On Thursday, Mark/Space released version 6.0 of its Missing Sync for Palm OS 6.0 communication and synchronization software for Palm handhelds. The new version, a 38.7 megabyte download.
Full version notes as to changes provided can be found here.
Missing Sync for Palm OS 6.0 retails for US$39.95 for new users and US$24.95 for upgrade users. The program requires Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later, a Palm OS handheld or smartphone running Palm OS 4 or later and a USB, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection and is coded as a universal binary which functions at native speeds on both PowerPC and Intel-based hardware.
If you’ve tried the new version and had either a positive or negative experience with it, let us know.

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Miglia Announces Two New TV Adapters

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Date: Thursday, June 7th, 2007, 11:01
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On Thursday, Miglia announced two new TV tuners to their product line.
The units, known as the TVBook Pro Express and TVMicro Express, are powered by Equinux’s The Tube. The TVBook Pro Express functions via a MacBook Pro’s ExpressCard slot whiile the TVMicro Express works as a USB 2.0 device.
According to Macworld UK, the TVBook Pro Express also ships with a signal-amplifying antenna powered by the laptop’s USB port.
The TVMicro Express requires a Mac with built-in USB 2.0, a 1.25 GHz or faster G4, G5 or Intel-based processor and Mac OS X 10.4 or later to run and retails for about US$68.29 (or 34 British Pounds).
The TVBook Pro requires a MacBook Pro laptop, free ExpressCard/34 slot, USB port for the amplified antenna and Mac OS X 10.4 or later to run and retails for about US$195.96 (or 99 British Pounds).

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Wiki Site Emerges to Take on Defective 17″ Display Issue

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Date: Thursday, June 7th, 2007, 08:04
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A wiki has emerged pushing Apple to acknowledge a defect in its 17″ 1.67 GHz PowerBook G4 laptops.
According to MacNN, hundreds, if not thousands, of users who purchased the laptop have been experiencing what are known as “Bridget Riley” vertical lines on the display. The problem manifests itself as one or more vertical lines appearing. These lines span the full color spectrum and can appear as any color.
The problem appears to predominantly appear in the M9689 model, which is represented by serial numbers often beginning with “W85″. Although Apple has yet to officially recognize the problem and offer to investigate claims, the creators of the site hope that the company will eventually initiate a free repair program for affected units.
If you’ve seen this or a similar problem surface, let us know.
A wiki has emerged pushing Apple to acknowledge a defect in its 17″ 1.67 GHz PowerBook G4 laptops.
According to MacNN, hundreds, if not thousands, of users who purchased the laptop have been experiencing what are known as “Bridget Riley” vertical lines on the display. The problem manifests itself as one or more vertical lines appearing. These lines span the full color spectrum and can appear as any color.
The problem appears to predominantly appear in the M9689 model, which is represented by serial numbers often beginning with “W85″. It’s currently believed that the defective batch of computers was manufactured at a Shanghai factory around March or April of 2005. Although Apple has yet to officially recognize the problem and offer to investigate claims, the creators of the site hope that the company will eventually initiate a free repair program for affected units.
If you’ve seen this or a similar problem surface, let us know.

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Netscape, Camino Web Browsers Updated

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Date: Thursday, June 7th, 2007, 08:50
Category: Software

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Although the web browser wars may never be fully settled (and this is a good thing), some interesting new updates emerged on Tuesday that are worth looking into:
Camino, by the Camino Project, just reached version 1.5. The new version, a 14.8 megabyte download for the English version and an 18.1 megabyte download for the multilingual version, adds the following fixes and changes:
Click the jump for the full story…

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