Hands-On with the Sony Clie PEG-UX50

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Date: Monday, August 18th, 2003, 07:02
Category: PDA

Sony Clie PEG-UX50I went over to the Sony Building in Ginza after our iChat about the new Sony Clie PEG-UX50. They had two units of the CLIE PEG-UX50 on display and there were people waiting in line to try them out as it was lunch time.
The units went on sale here last Saturday, August 9th for ¥69,800 (roughly US$580). The UX50 was very light and this is due to the abundance of magnesium and plastic used in these units. Gone is the cool metallic “weight” of the NR/NX series. Even with the power cradle (PEGA-JC40K) attached to the bottom it felt quite light. Read More…

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Media Shows iBook in MS Virus Story

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Date: Thursday, August 14th, 2003, 07:53
Category: Archive

Our friends at CNBC (MS, MSNBC affiliates) cut to video footage during the voice over for some inane banter on the status of the virus. Immediately they cut to a girl on a tangerine iBook then to an XP desktop. Apple product placement in the media gone awry, or insidious conspiracy plot against the Macintosh in big media? My money on sheer incompetence. Sorry, no screen grabs, did anyone else see it?

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Microsoft Loves Them PowerBooks

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Date: Tuesday, August 12th, 2003, 18:52
Category: Archive

I thought you may get a chuckle out of this image that appears on Microsoft.com. I could swear that it is a TiBook!

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Free AppleScripts for iTunes

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 10:43
Category: Software

Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes Posts New and Updated Scripts

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The First 3G Phone Review – NEC e606

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Date: Monday, July 14th, 2003, 16:23
Category: Mobile Phone

The NEC e606 3G phone has been reviewed at MobileBurn.

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Sprint PCS T608 Petition

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Date: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2003, 16:15
Category: Mobile Phone, User Group

A new petition has been started for Sprint PCS customers who want to see the Sony Ericsson T608 released.

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Bluetooth Mobile Phone Headsets and the Mac

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Date: Friday, June 27th, 2003, 07:20
Category: Accessory, Any Laptop Computer

I have a couple of Macs with Bluetooth connectors. I have been able to send files between the two computers. I decided to try buying Jabra’s FreeSpeak cordless headset so I could use iChat AV hands free rather than using a USB headset.
The computer recognized the headset as a BT device and I was able to get it listed but the Mac does not seem to use it properly. In the Jabra directions it says that any computer that is Bluetooth 1.1 compliant can use this device as a headset. Got any ideas or tips on how I might be able to make this work with my Mac? I think a lot of people would enjoy this capability.
There are currently no BT mobile phone headsets (that I am aware of) that will work as a headset for your Mac, but you are right – this is definitely a potential killer app. Look for updated drivers from Apple in coming months to allow you to use your BT headset with iChat AV. And if this is functionality you would like to see, please tell Apple! -jdog

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Apple Pro Card Update

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Date: Thursday, June 26th, 2003, 09:32
Category: PowerMac G5

Just a quick follow up on the Pro Card- It seems Apple will be giving it to customers preordering a G5 in one of their retail stores- even online from within a retail store, (in case you want to do a BTO) since you are directed to a (retail) store specific portion of the online Apple Store Site- this way the store still get credit for the purchase.

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Apple Announces Pro Card

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Date: Tuesday, June 24th, 2003, 11:59
Category: Archive

Apple is offering The Apple Store Pro Card, which it describes as “your passport to a world of benefits and privileges designed exclusively for the professional Mac user.

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