What's on your PowerBook?

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Date: Wednesday, September 8th, 2004, 07:03
Category: Hardware, PowerBook

Remember those old “What’s on your PowerBook” print ads? The Mothership has posted four of the original print ads on their site featuring Father Don Doll, Todd Rundgren, France Lear, Tama Janowitz, Martina Navratilova, Art Monk, Greg Catchum and Michael O’Brien. What a blast from the past. So, What’s on your PowerBook?

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Airport Express Review: Great Product, Not Insanely Great

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Date: Wednesday, September 1st, 2004, 00:17
Category: Hardware

Apple Airport ExpressApple came up with a great idea with the Airport Express but fail to follow through.
Back in June, I was planning on doing some work on my house. The big frustration for me is that I wanted to be able to distribute my iTunes music to 4 different rooms in my house. I was all set to start running audio cable through my house, then Apple announce the Airport Express, the answer to all my problems (or so I thought). I got my first Airport Express tonight and started playing around with it, and I must say it works great. The audio quality is top notch (I am a Sound Mixer in Hollywood so I am fairly critical of these things). Read More…

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NewerTech Announces High-capacity Replacement Battery for 1G and 2G iPod

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Date: Tuesday, August 31st, 2004, 06:47
Category: Accessory, iPod

Newer Technology, Inc. and Other World Computing (OWC) today introduced an ultra high-capacity 2100mAh Apple iPod Lithium-Polymer (Li-Polymer) replacement battery for all first- and second-generation iPod models.
The NewerTech battery is the highest capacity iPod battery on the market and provides 70 percent more capacity than standard Apple stock batteries. It is available immediately for US$39.95.
“The sad truth about first- and second-generation iPods is that in many cases their batteries start to fade after about 18 months, and there’s nothing worse for an iPod-user than to slowly become unable to access their digital music on-the-go,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “This new ultra high-capacity battery not only replaces the battery that died, but gives the iPod more life than it’s ever had before with 70 percent more capacity than the original battery.”
The 2100mAh iPod replacement battery uses the same high-quality Li-Polymer technology used by Apple Computer to make the original iPod batteries. The NewerTech battery also comes with two non-scratching installation tools and a detailed instruction manual to guide users smoothly through the installation process.

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AirPort Express Update 4.0.1 Released

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Date: Friday, August 27th, 2004, 08:31
Category: Archive

Waiting in for you in software update is AirPort Express Update 4.0.1:

This update is recommended for all customers with AirPort Express base stations.
Apple AirPort website at www.apple.com/airport
Apple Support website at www.apple.com/support
What’s New in this Version
  • Improvements to Profiles support in the AirPort Admin Utility
  • Improve handling of WEP keys with third-party access points

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Upgrade Your TiBook to 1GHz

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Date: Thursday, August 26th, 2004, 16:38
Category: Archive

DT&T Computer Services, Inc. is offering a PowerBook G4 Titanium motherboard upgrade service. You can now swap your 667MHz (DVI), 800MHz or 867 MHz TiBook logic board for a 1GHz model for a fee ranging from US$495 to US$650.

This is an upgrade of the new Apple logic board to a 1GHz (p/n 661-1800). The models that are compatible for the upgrade are 667MHz (DVI), 800MHz, and 867MHz. The upgrade requires that you have a good working board in exchange. If your current Titanium has a problem with the logic board,then it cost you additional $50.00 more on top of the upgrade cost.. Outright purchase, no exchange cost $750.00.These logic board are available, quick turn-around 1-2 days turnaround. 6 months warranty on parts and labor. You can get the board and install yourself or just send in whole computer to us to install for you, installation is free.

Has anyone tried this service?

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New Piel Frama Leather Case for iPod 4G

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Date: Thursday, August 26th, 2004, 08:21
Category: Archive

Piel Frama iPod 4G leather casePiel Frama has announced a new leather case for the iPod 4G. This leather case incorporates:

  • Magnet system closure
  • Rotating and completely removable belt clip (the knob is also removable)
  • 2 Credit card pockets
  • 1 Money Pocket

The new leather iPod 4G case will be available in 15 days for €50 and UPS shipping is included in the price.

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SpamSieve Update Even More Accurate

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Date: Thursday, August 26th, 2004, 08:47
Category: Archive

C-Command’s SpamSieve, an O’Grady’s PowerPick, has been updated to version 2.2 and includes the following enhancements:

  • Improved accuracy, due to better message analysis, use of the Habeas Whitelist, and leveraging of SpamAssassin’s heuristic tests.
  • Easier (more automatic) to train.
  • The corpus and rules are now searchable and AppleScriptable.
  • The blocklist and whitelist can now import addresses, and they support additional match fields: From (name), Any Recipient, Any Address, Any Character Set, and Any Attachment Name.
  • Additional notification options include flashing a Griffin PowerMate, Entourage sound sets, and access to sound files installed by your e-mail program.
  • Apple Mail plug-in now protects against Web bugs, colors messages according to how spammy they are, and moves false positives back to the proper inbox.
  • Entourage address book integration now catches spam messages that are forged to look like you sent them.
  • Can automatically whitelist the recipients of your outgoing messages.

A complete change List is also available.

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Wi-Fi Hot Spots Keep Users Online

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Date: Thursday, August 26th, 2004, 08:40
Category: Archive

With Hurricane Charley leaving behind a path of destruction and widespread power outages, public-access Wi-Fi services have emerged as a communications and Internet access tool for business users and consumers. Read the whole story at ComputerWorld.

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Intel Set to Debut Tri-Mode Wi-Fi Chips

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Date: Thursday, August 26th, 2004, 08:41
Category: Archive

In a briefing later this week, Intel is expected to announce the availability of a “tri-mode” Wi-Fi chip that supports the 802.11b wireless standard and its speedier cousin, 802.11g — as well as the less-used 802.11a. Read More at ComputerWorld.

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RadTech Announces New Line of PowerBook Luggage

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Date: Tuesday, August 24th, 2004, 09:41
Category: Archive

RadTech Curve Shoulder BagRadTech is now distributing the entire STM luggage line – STM is based in Australia. “We took a hard look at several manufacturer’s offerings and overwhelmingly choose STM as the line we wanted to add to our collection. Quality, attention to detail and retail cost were the metrics we used when scouting the vast jungle of notebook luggage.”
Stay tuned for a PowerPage review on the STM luggage in the coming weeks.

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