Cortado Offers Free Mobile E-Mail Service for iPhone

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Date: Friday, July 20th, 2007, 12:17
Category: iPhone

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On Friday, Cortado announced that the company has introduced its free mobile e-mail service to the iPhone.
According to MacNN, the package includes a personal e-mail address, professional spam filter, virus protection and 20 megabytes of storage space.
The program can be used in conjunction with and synchronize with iCal and Mac OS X’s Address Book program. Cortado’s service uses Microsoft Outlook Web Access and the company has spublished setup instructions to get the phone up and running through iTunes here.
If you have any thoughts or ideas on this, let us know in the forums.

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The laser etched iPhone

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Date: Friday, July 20th, 2007, 11:03
Category: iPhone


With a 35W Epilog laser 40% power, 100% speed with a 600dpi vector art image (AI) works great for laser etching an iPhone. The material on the back is a nice plastic that etched white-ish.

A video of the relatively short etching process is available on their site.

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REVIEW: Futura Laptop Desk

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Date: Friday, July 20th, 2007, 10:42
Category: Review

Anyone who uses a PowerBook or MacBook for any extended period of time know the amount of heat that they generate. If you plan on using a MacBook on your lap (which is forbayed by Apple) you need to use some sort of a stand to protect your, ahem, nether region from all the heat and EMFs that it generates.

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A cool new stand that I’ve been using is the Futura Laptop Desk from LapWorks. Similar to its Laptop Desk 2.0 and UltraLite siblings, the Futura has a dual-purpose design: a) to provides an ergonomically-sound workspace across the lap, and b) to fold into a wedge-shaped stand for use at a desk. Pictured above is the Futura in the opened configuration which leaves enough room on the side for a mouse pad and a mouse.
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Although it looks more like a futuristic mountain biking helmet, make no mistake, this is an excellent notebook stand. I don’t really use mine much in the opened configuration but instead prefer to use it in the folded “stand” position.
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Futura features several open ventilation slots which allow air to enter from underneath and rubber pads create an extra 1/8-inch air space to let air circulate under the notebook. Visible in this third picture is the adjustable “kick stand” leg which allows you to adjust the amount of angle in the stand to suit your needs.
My favorite feature in the Futura stand, hands down, is the weight and slim profile. It weighs just 16.25 ounces and folds in half to 11 x 10.75 inches and half of an inch thick so you can easily stow it in your bag with your MacBook and you’ll barely notice that it’s there.

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The Half-a-Million Dollar Mac (Updated)

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Date: Friday, July 20th, 2007, 10:13
Category: Humor

Apple_Mac Pro 8-Core (2 Quad-Core 3GHz Intel Xeon Processors) 4GB RAM, 250GB HD with Parallels Desktop and Microsoft Vista Ultimate preinstalledThere is a Mac for sale at OnSale.com for over a half million dollars… It’s got to be a mistake. Do they want the Windows people to think Macs are that overpriced or something? (Thanks Andrew).

Apple_Mac Pro 8-Core (2 Quad-Core 3GHz Intel Xeon Processors) 4GB RAM, 250GB HD with Parallels Desktop and Microsoft Vista Ultimate preinstalled Apple Mac Pro 8-Core (2 Quad-Core 3GHz Intel Xeon Processors) 4GB RAM, 250GB HD with Parallels Desktop and Microsoft Vista Ultimate preinstalled.
Two 3GHz Quad-Core 3.0GHz Intel Xeon processors, 4GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics with 256MB memory, 250GB hard drive, 16x double-layer SuperDrive

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Update: the price has been corrected to US$4,741.96.

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Top Three Notebook Drives Duke It Out

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Date: Friday, July 20th, 2007, 10:51
Category: Hardware

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The guys over at Bare Feats have ran a full comparison between the Western Digital Scorpio 250 gigabyte 5,400 rpm drive, the Seagate Momentus 7200 160 gigabyte 7,200 rpm drive and the Hitachi Travelstar 7K200 200 gigabyte 7,200 rpm drive.
The full rundown is available here and if you’re interested in upgrading your MacBook or MacBook Pro’s SATA hard drive, take a look.
If you’ve come across a killer hard drive or have thoughts or opinions on this, let us know in the forums.

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Opera 9.22 Released

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Date: Friday, July 20th, 2007, 08:55
Category: Software

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Late Thursday, Opera Software ASA released version 9.22 of its popular Opera web browser.
The new version, an 11.3 megabyte download, sports the following fixes and enhancements:
-Fix to allow toolbars to use bold fonts again.
-Tabs can be dragged between windows using the Windows panel again.
-Info panel title now correctly displays Web page title and mail subjects that contain HTML.
-Scripting and display fixes for the Silverlight plug-in.
-Multiple stability fixes.
-Improved stability and performance of BitTorrent.
-Fixed an issue that could occur when removing a specially prepared torrent transfer, as reported by iDefense.
-Prevented an issue where data URLs could be used to display the wrong address in the address bar.
-Improved the display of long domain names in authentication dialogs. Long domain names will now scroll instead of using ellipsis.
-Added Trustcenter class 3 G2 root certificate.
-Fixes for a problem with certificate import from PKCS #7 Signed and Netscape Multicert files.
Opera 9.22 requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later to run and is available for free.
If you’ve tried the new version and have either positive or negative feedback about it, let us know in the forums.

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The Apple Core: Touchscreen Differences Examined

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Date: Friday, July 20th, 2007, 02:35
Category: The Apple Core

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With differences in the iPhone touchscreens coming to life such as a checkered background and differences in brightness, it appears that some users received the better components while others became stuck with the wares of a lesser component maker.
PowerPage head honcho Jason O’Grady looks into the Apple discussion boards on the topic and looks to see whether both recipients of the “5-series” and “7-series” components are reporting similar problems over in The Apple Core.
If you’ve seen any problems on your own iPhone touchscreen or have thoughts or ideas on this, let us know in the forums.

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