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PowerPage Forums Open for Business

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Date: Tuesday, January 10th, 2006, 11:30
Category: Announcement

The PowerPage Forums are open for business today and provide a place for mobile technologists to discuss everything related to Apple’s mobile products: PowerBooks, iBooks, iPods and just about anything else. There’s even a dedicated forum to discuss everything going on at Macworld Expo San Francisco 2006.
Got an old PowerBook or some Mac parts sitting in your basement or garage that you want to get rid of? Who doesn’t! If you don’t have the time to cobble together an eBay auction post them in the Swap Meet Forum and find them a home.
Have you had your Mac gear stolen? Post the serial number(s) in the Stolen PowerBook Registry Forum so that someone doesn’t buy your gear from a shady criminal.
So hurry up and register your preferred user name before they’re all gone. See you there.

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FiOS is Available!

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Date: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005, 11:03
Category: Announcement

FiOSlogo.gifA Verizon press release states that the company’s wicked-fast fiber optic broadband service, FiOS, is now available to residential customers in Bergen, Mercer, Camden, Morris, Somerset, and Monmouth counties in New Jersey. The Verizon FiOS pages allow you to check your phone number or address to see if you qualify for the new service.
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New PowerBooks; PowerMacs and Photo Editing Software

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Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2005, 14:15
Category: Announcement

NEW YORK — I’ve posted live coverage of the Apple media event at the Jacob Javits center in Manhattan today announcing new PowerBooks, PowerMacs and a new all-in-one post-production application for photographers called Aperture on my ZDNet blog.
Come back to the PowerPage this afternoon for a photo gallery from today’s event and follow-up articles on the new hardware and software.

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The Apple Core: Another week another Apple announcement

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Date: Monday, October 17th, 2005, 10:01
Category: Announcement

Macworld is reporting that Apple’s media event on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 will be to unveil “Apple

New PowerBooks and PowerMacs on Oct 19?

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Date: Saturday, October 15th, 2005, 15:57
Category: Announcement

According to MacCentral Apple is having another media event on October the 19th (next Wednesday). The invitation asks to join them as

New Video iPods, iMacs and iTunes 6.0

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Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2005, 13:54
Category: Announcement

Apple announced the following at a media event at the California Theatre today:

- iMac – 1.5GHz – 2.1GHz, 17″ and 20″. Now comes with built-in iSight camera and wireless remote control. Prices: US$1299 to US$1759. More info: Apple’s iMac product page and press release.
- iPod – Video playback, QVGA 320 x 240 resolution, 2.5-inch screen, MPEG4, TV output, 30% thinner. 20GB – $299, 60GB – $399. Shipping next week. Still a “music-first” device. More info: Apple’s iPod product page and press release.
- iTunes 6.0 – Major update to Apple’s music player and online music store arrive after only a month after iTunes 5.0. Over 2,000 music videos are available at a cost of US$1.99. You can purchase TV shows for US$1.99 also, including: Desperate Housewives, Lost and three other ABC/Disney shows. All are premiering on iTunes in native QVGA resolution. More info: Apple’s iTunes 6.0 product page and press release.
- Front Row – A combination slender, six-button remote control and exclusive software that turns the new iMac into a media center.
- Photobooth – New application for taking snapshots with the iMac’s built-in camera. It uses the screen as a giant flash bulb to light the subject and comes with dozens of effects like Warhol.

Apple.com and The Apple Store have been updated…

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Apple Store Down

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Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2005, 13:54
Category: Announcement

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In preparation for the announcement…

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Microsoft and Yahoo Agree on IM Standard

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Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2005, 11:06
Category: Announcement

According to the Wall Street Journal “Microsoft and Yahoo plan an alliance so that users of their instant-messaging services can communicate directly with each other.” It’s a good start, but what we really need is AOL < -> Yahoo < -> MS interoperability.

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Apple Shares Fall After Earnings Report

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Date: Tuesday, October 11th, 2005, 23:41
Category: Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) – Apple Computer Inc. shares lost more than 10% of their value after the closing bell Tuesday after the company’s revenue failed to meet analyst expectations, while Advanced Micro Devices Inc. shares lost ground despite the company’s surging profits.
The Nasdaq-100 After Hours Indicator, which tracks the evening action of the technology-heavy index’s leading shares, was down 7.9 points to 1,531.40.
Shares of Apple Computer fell to $46.05 in late trading after reporting a fourth-quarter profit of $430 million, or 50 cents a share. Excluding a 12- cents-a-share tax benefit, the company earned 38 cents a share to beat estimates of analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call, who forecast a profit of 37 cents a share.
However, Apple’s revenue of $3.68 billion was shy of analysts’ $3.74 billion average estimate.
Shares of PortalPlayer, which supplies components for Apple’s market- leading iPod music players, shed 9% to $23.90 following Apple’s earnings results.

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Welcome to PowerPage 10.0

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Date: Tuesday, October 11th, 2005, 23:42
Category: Announcement

Welcome to the new PowerPage layout. First, I need to make the obligatory disclaimers that nothing works. Seriously, just about everything is being worked on as we speak and features will magically begin to roll out in the coming days. I’m happy to be live with the new design (Thanks Jimi!) in time for the Apple announcements tomorrow morning and in advance of our 10th year anniversay in Decemeber. Ammad also deserves an extra thanks for pulling everything together at the last minute.
So sit back and enjoy the ride, I hope that we can enjoy it with you for another 10 years to come.
-Jason

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