PowerPage Forums Return

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Date: Monday, June 25th, 2007, 13:49
Category: Announcement

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After a fairly long hiatus, the PowerPage forums have officially returned and are up and running.
Once again, you can discuss all things Apple, Mac, portable, software, iBook, iPod, iPhone, hardware, mods, hacks, fixes, workarounds, opinions and whatever else is on your mind. The forum also features a buy and sell section as well as a stolen laptop registry where you can submit the information for a stolen Mac laptop that might have gone missing and hopefully the PowerPage community will be able to help out.
If you’re going to participate, there are a few rules to follow. PowerPage has existed as a community for 12 years now and is based on an interest in the Mac, mobile technologies and where all this is headed. You guys have always piped up with a comment, idea, suggestion or opinion and that’s kept things going. Still, it only takes a few jerks to ruin a conversation, so be warned that the forums will be monitored and anything severely off-topic, insulting to another user or smacking of spam will receive no more than one warning before being banned.
The goal isn’t to establish anything authoritarian or too tightly controlled, but something that can be participated in and enjoyed by everyone as well as serve as a great resource created by a community that’s interested in something and has suggestions as to how to make a good thing better.
So, without further ado, the forums are open and waiting.
Have at it.

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HungryFlix.com Announces Downloadable Content for iPhone

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Date: Monday, June 25th, 2007, 13:16
Category: iPhone

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On Monday, online video distributor HungryFlix.com officially announced support for Apple’s upcoming iPhone handset. The site, which distributes user-submitted content, currently supports formats for devices such as the iPod, Apple TV and the Sony PSP.
HungryFlix currently sells its downloadable content at prices starting at US$0.99 and features feature length and short films, documentaries, animations, special interest titles, sports, how-to and music videos.

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Repair your iBook’s logic board with a candle

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Date: Monday, June 25th, 2007, 12:58
Category: Uncategorized

Mark at Geek Technique received a 700mhz G3 iBook with video issues. The machine would boot, but produce no image on the display or when connected to an outside source. In fact, the issue he was experiencing has been documented by Apple, and a repair program was put in place. However, the program had expired by the time Mark received his ‘book. What’s he to do? Set that sucker on fire, that’s what.

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

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AT&T to Impose US$175 Early Cancelation Fee for iPhone

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Date: Monday, June 25th, 2007, 09:20
Category: iPhone

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You’re looking forward to the iPhone‘s release on Friday.
And you’ve given somewhat consideration to naming your first-born child “iPhone”.
According to an article on boston.com, this might be an expensive choice to get out of.
In addition to spending US$50 million to beef up its wireless network, the Boston Globe has discovered that AT&T plans to charge customers who break their two-year iPhone contracts a US$175 early termination fee. While an early termination fee is somewhat common, these are usually put into place to help wireless providers recoup subsidies and discounts offered to customers agreeing to go with the service.
According to JupiterResearch analyst Michael Gartenberg, who termed the early termination fee “a little odd”, the fee seems like a bid by AT&T to boost its revenues by providing an obstacle to cancelation and hanging onto more affluent customers for as long as possible.
AT&T has yet to disclose how it will handle or charge customers under existing contracts who want to upgrade to the iPhone early and swap out their current plan in exchange of one offered with the iPhone.

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Apple Releases Security Update 2007 – 006

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Date: Monday, June 25th, 2007, 08:14
Category: Software

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On Friday, Apple released Security Update 2007 – 006 via both its web site as well as Mac OS X’s Software Update feature.
The new update, a 2.2 to 4.5 megabyte download depending on the version of Mac OS X installed on your computer, provides changes for WebCore, Mac OS X’s HTML layout engine and WebKit, Apple’s application framework that serves as an underpinning for the Safari web browser.
According to Macworld News, the update repairs flaws in which malicious web site code can be executed that could lead to problems such as applications unexpectedly terminating and executing arbitrary code.
The update requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 on the Mac OS X 10.3 (“Panther”) end and Mac OS X 10.4.9 on the Mac OS X 10.4 (“Tiger”) end.
As always, if you’ve installed the new update and noticed any appreciable difference in how your Mac operates, let us know.

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Safari 3.0.2 Beta Released

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Date: Monday, June 25th, 2007, 08:22
Category: Software

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Late Friday, Apple released version 3.0.2b of its Safari web browser. The most recent release of the public beta for the new browser, the new version adds the following fixes and changes:
-Latest security updates
-Improved stability
-Improved WebKit support for Mail, iChat and Dashboard
Safari 3.0.2b is currently available as a free download for Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista. The browser requires Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later to run on Mac OS X and weighs in at a 14 megabyte download.
If you’ve tried the new Safari beta and had either positive or negative experiences with it, let us know.

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