Mighty Mouse – More Pixar than Terrytoons

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Date: Wednesday, August 10th, 2005, 08:32
Category: Hardware

Apple?s new Mighty Mouse while long overdue, is unique and better in a number of ways than my current favorite, the Logitech MX510. Aesthetically minimalist, it loses the transparent outer shell of the old optical mouse gaining side buttons and a tiny track ball. Functionally it has some unique strengths and quirks. Read more…

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Steve Jobs is Crazy

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Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 2005, 07:12
Category: Opinion

Crazy like a fox, and the fox is in the proverbial henhouse. If you take the latest Intel announcement at face value, the roadmap for Intel chips is better suited to Apple future products. Well, what are those products? Apple does not like to talk about future products, but we sure do. Read on…

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Is it just Ego? (Updated)

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Date: Wednesday, April 27th, 2005, 08:36
Category: Opinion

iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of BusinessApple has pulled all John Wiley & Sons books from its stores because they are publishing an unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs. (iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business, US$16.47 at Amazon.com). Was this meant to pressure the publisher into quashing the biography or is it just punishment? Apple seeks to get online journalists to disclose sources to plug internal leaks.
Was this meant to intimidate the online journalists or was it just an attempt to antagonize the mainstream press by threatening first amendment protections? Apple pursues students who post builds of Tiger to the point of bankrupting their families before settling and extracting an apology. Was ATI punished harshly for its mistake in releasing information about Steve Jobs keynote announcement back in 2000?
What in the world happened to the summer version of Macworld and could it have been handled any worse? Why can’t Disney and Pixar come to terms? Is the Jackling Estate in Woodside, California an “abomination” or a treasure? How angry did environmental protesters in foam iPod costumes make Steve at the annual meeting this month? Did Steve Jobs slap a soldier who was suffering from post traumatic stress? No, that was Lt. General George S. Patton, Jr. and he slapped two of them. Just Google “Steve Jobs angered” to get your answer to the question: is it just ego?
Read More:
– Steve Jobs continues assault on First Amendment (Ed Bott)
– Caution: Steve is Watching (ATAT)

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Google Montage

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Date: Monday, March 21st, 2005, 22:16
Category: Software

It’s not directly from Google, but it’s cool nonetheless. Check out Grant Robinson’s Google Montage.

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The Graphing Calculator Story

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Date: Tuesday, December 28th, 2004, 17:10
Category: Archive

Pacific Tech’s Graphing Calculator has a long interesting history. My friend Keith Chirco sent this to me since he knows I’m a Mac fan. Read about it at the Pacific Tech Web site. It’s a good read. -Ed

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New iSight pricing?

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Date: Sunday, November 14th, 2004, 13:01
Category: Archive

I bought an iSight yesterday from my local CompUSA in Atlanta and it was $99.99. Was there a national drop in price, did my local one mess up or did they drop the price in anticipation of the new camera we’ve heard rumours about? Has anyone else seen this?

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Find the Perfect Airline Seat

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Date: Wednesday, September 8th, 2004, 12:07
Category: Archive

For those of you who enjoy travelling with your portable accessories but are frustrated by the bad seats on airplanes, lower headroom due to video equipment, no power outlets, bathroom noise and smell, etc. I thought you might like Seat Guru. They list by airline and airplane the best seats, the worst seats and which ones have a power outlet.

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PowerBooks in Short Supply

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Date: Friday, August 22nd, 2003, 02:26
Category: User Group

A source in the Apple retail market has provided information to support upcoming updates to the PowerBook line. We have posted numerous screenshots from major Apple supplier websites showing highly depleted stock. READ MORE.

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TouchStream for 15" Powerbooks

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Date: Monday, June 16th, 2003, 22:42
Category: PowerBook G4, User Group

If you have been wanting a zero-force keyboard with support for mousing and even gestures built into your Powerbook G4 (15″) then it’s coming next month: the Fingerworks TouchStream MacNTouch is available for pre-order. (Read more)

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Nokia 6600 – The 3650 for the Rest of Us?

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Date: Monday, June 16th, 2003, 20:29
Category: iPod, User Group

Nokia has announced the coming release of several new handsets Monday. The most exciting to me is the Nokia 6600. Another camera-equipped Symbian Series60 mobile phone with a better display, more versatile camera, and less child-like apperances. My observations and summary are available on my website.

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