O’Grady Discusses iPhone Acquisition Strategies for the 29th

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Date: Friday, June 8th, 2007, 13:32
Category: News

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First off, snagging an iPhone come the 29th is Jason’s quest, not mine. My cell phone needs still reside around an Amish level wherein I just hope my phone makes and completes a call. If my phone got any simpler, it’d be a butter churn.
Still, for those of you who are wondering about the best way to snag Apple’s newest and coolest item three weeks from today, check out The Apple Core as Jason discusses inventories, strategies, what the best workarounds might be and who might have units in stock.
I wish Jason the best of luck as he works to snag an iPhone somewhere in the tri-state area. And I feel confident that not only will he emerge with an iPhone in one hand, but a workable formula for cold-fusion technologies in the other right before someone hands him a guitar to bang out a killer 10-minute solo.
It’d make sense that way.

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Blu-Ray Read and Write Support in LED MacBook Pro?

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Date: Friday, June 8th, 2007, 12:45
Category: MacBook Pro

Apple doesn’t mention Blu-Ray support with the new MacBook Pro and I was surprised when a new MacBook Pro owner wrote that Toast 8 showed the OEM Matshita UJ-857E drive as having Blu-Ray read and write support. The UJ-857 (no E) was used in some previous MacBook Pros/MacBooks and was often maligned for things like slow write speeds (4x limited) but I could find no current specs on the UJ-857E model and it’s not currently listed at Original Equipment Optical Drives from Panasonic (parent of Matshita). (There may be a japanese page or other panasonic page that’s more current?)

New MacBook Pros Matshita UJ-857E – Blu-Ray compatible?

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CPU Crunch: MacBook Pro ‘Santa Rosa’ versus Others running Photoshop, After Effects, Compressor and Motion

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Date: Friday, June 8th, 2007, 12:55
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As we’ve said before, we are very excited about the new MacBook Pro with the “Santa Rosa” chipset (faster 800MHz frontside bus), faster graphics processor (GeForce 8600M GT), greater main memory capacity (4GB), and greater capacity 7200rpm hard drive option (160GB). In this test session, we focused on applications that push the dual CPU cores.

Bare Feats :: MacBook Pro “Santa Rosa” – CPU crunching

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3D Game Shootout: MacBook Pro ‘Santa Rosa’ versus Others

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Date: Friday, June 8th, 2007, 12:45
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We’re very excited about the new MacBook Pro with the “Santa Rosa” chipset (faster 800MHz frontside bus), faster GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor, greater main memory capacity (4GB), and bigger 7200rpm hard drive option (160GB). We’ll be posting a series of test results during the next few days. We’re starting with a page comparing the 3D Gaming Speed of the 15″ MacBook Pro 2.4GHz C2D “Rosa” to various other Macs.We even included the newest 13″ MacBook 2.16GHz C2D in the first two graphs.

MacBook Pro “Santa Rosa” – 3D Gaming

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 46

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Date: Friday, June 8th, 2007, 12:42
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoEpisode 46 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (54’37, 21.88MB, AAC).
Your panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker, Youngmoo Kim and special guest Ben Rudolph from Paralles.
Topics include: the release of new Santa Rosa, LED-backlit MacBook Pros and the release of Windows virtualization software Parallels Desktop 3.0.
Subscribe to the PowerPage Podcast directly in iTunes or add the Podcast RSS feed to the newsreader of your choice.
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.

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Poll: Will You Buy an iPhone on its Launch Day?

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Date: Friday, June 8th, 2007, 09:05
Category: Poll

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With June 29th only a handful of weeks away, we here at PowerPage would like to know where you’ll be when the iPhone goes on sale.


Will you buy an iPhone on its June 29th launch day?
Definitely.
No.
I’m going to wait a few weeks/months.
I’m camping out. The Apple Store will have a cot and a cup of cocoa waiting for me.
  


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Apple Releases Boot Camp 1.3 Beta

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Date: Friday, June 8th, 2007, 08:43
Category: News

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Late Thursday, Apple released version 1.3 of its Boot Camp beta. Introduced in 2006, Boot Camp has become extremely popular thanks to its ability to run the Windows XP and Vista operating systems on a separate partition of Intel-based Macs at native hardware speeds. The new version, a 274 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
-Support for keyboard backlighting (MacBook Pro only).
-Apple Remote pairing.
-Updated graphics drivers.
-Improved Boot Camp driver installer.
-Improved international keyboard support.
-Localization fixes.
-Updated Windows Help for Boot Camp.
Boot Camp is currently not officially supported but is available for free. The software requires an Intel-based Mac, Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later and a full version of Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2, Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2, WIndows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, or Windows Vista Ultimate to run.
If you’re tried the new version and had either a positive or negative experience with it, let us know.

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