MacResQ Offers SuperDrive Upgrade Program

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 10:12
Category: Hardware

Our friends at MacResQ announced Friday they are now offering SuperDrive upgrades for PowerBook G4 owners. Send in your PowerBook G4 and for US$399 they’ll upgrade it to a slot-loading, DVD- and CD-burning SuperDrive with a 24-hour US turnaround. The drive features a 1-year warranty and (most thankfully) full compatibility with Apple software like iDVD.

Menu Bar Faves: MultiDockX

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 09:54
Category: Software

Sometimes one shareware download can change the way you work with your Mac so you never go back. All week this week I’ll be looking at my favorite shareware additions to the OS X menu bar. MultiDockX is the best dock switcher available now, period, thanks to its simplicity.

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New Memory Module Upgrades PB17 Capacity to 2GB

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 09:07
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 17-Inch

Now you can beef up a PowerBook G4 17″ to the same memory capacity as current Apple desktops, thanks to a new 1GB DDR333 memory module pricing and availability) The company also makes 7200 rpm drives for portables, something else we’ve been looking for. For the mortals among us, though, sticking to a 512M upgrade (for 1G total) may be enough at US$99; the 1G modules cost US$699. The price of power.

iTrip Adds Station Finder

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 09:48
Category: iPod, Peripheral

Griffin’s US$35 iTrip remains the best FM transmitter for iPods on the market because of its flexibility in broadcasting to different FM frequencies. The iTrip allows you to broadcast your iPod’s music to nearby stereos, in a car or anywhere else; competitive products don’t work well because they have a fixed number of frequencies to which they can broadcast. This week Griffin made the iTrip work even better by releasing OS X Station Finder software to look up available frequencies in 240 U.S. cities. Now all we’re waiting for is the iTrip for the newest generation of iPods, which Griffin says is shipping soon — preorder available.

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iTunes Music Store for Windows: In Microsoft's Shadow?

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 09:56
Category: Archive

Apple has reportedly gotten the cooperation of only two of the labels that jumped onto iTunes Music Store for the Mac for the planned Windows version. This week, Microsoft publicly suggested it is “considering” a Windows music store of its own, reports CNet. Is Apple’s own success making labels nervous, afraid to wake the Redmond giant?

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Shaun Jackson Big BackOffice Bag Shipping for PBG4 17"

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Date: Friday, July 25th, 2003, 09:42
Category: Luggage, PowerBook 17-Inch

The BackOffice from Shaun Jackson Design has long been one of my favorite PowerBook bags; just read my original review from January 2002. Unfortunately, I had to part with this terrific luggage when I upgraded to the PowerBook G4 17″, which so far has been short on padded bags. Now, the wait is over, and Shaun Jackson has shipped the “BIG” BackOffice.

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Palm Tungsten|T2 Released

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Date: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2003, 07:31
Category: PDA

Palm has released the Tungsten|T2, with 32MB of RAM, compact slider design, and integrated Bluetooth. A better display, Palm OS 5.2.1 and Graffiti2 input are also included.

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Sprint PCS Talks WiFi

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Date: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003, 23:16
Category: Any Laptop Computer, Mobile Phone

Sprint PCS has issued a press release regarding the availability of “WiFi ZONES” in 800 locations.

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CreativePro: Joznote Provides Panther Pearls, Software Deals, and More Benchmarking

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Date: Wednesday, July 16th, 2003, 09:34
Category: Archive

Greg “Joz” Joswiak’s “Feature” Presentation was, fortunately, not just a rehash of WWDC’s announcements. Instead, the presentation focused on news of particular interest to pros, and while no major announcements were made, there were some interesting gems, particularly some new details about Panther. Let’s forget for a moment that East Coast Macworlds used to have “Keynotes,” not Feature Presentations, and that so many press were in attendance clearly having their time wasted, and take a look at what new details did come out of Joz’s presentation.

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T610 for $249, on T-Mobile

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Date: Tuesday, July 15th, 2003, 23:56
Category: Mobile Phone

T-Mobile is now selling the Sony Ericsson T610, a small stylish mobile with an aluminum finish, a camera, Bluetooth, iSync compatibility, and a rough start. (Cingular customers can pick up its “Americanized” cousin, the T616 instead.)

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