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Learn Final Cut Pro, Motion, Shake, Logic and Lighting!

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Date: Wednesday, September 27th, 2006, 11:59
Category: Announcement

B&H proudly joins Apple and Lowel Lighting to present an HDV-focused seminar that will teach you the tools and techniques you need to create live performance footage, music videos, and behind-the-scenes content. This seminar focuses on workflow, hands-on experience, and camera set-ups. Shooting will be demonstrated.
In today’s music industry it is as important be seen as it is to be heard. Podcasting, YouTube, and a world of new portable video devices have opened powerful avenues for reaching your fans. The amazing quality of High Definition Video (HDV) is the hottest trend in video. Apple’s Final Cut Studio combined with affordable HDV camera technology enables you to reach through the screen and pull your audience onstage.
Date: Thursday, September 28th
Location: The New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Ave., (between 34th & 35th Streets)
New York, NY 10001
Times: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Register here
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Register here
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Photokina: Aperture 1.5 Announced

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Date: Monday, September 25th, 2006, 11:24
Category: Announcement

Apple used a media event on the eve of Photokina in Cologne, Germany to announce Aperture 1.5, an update to the company’s US$299 all-in-one post production tool for photographers. New features include:
– a new open library
– iLife and iWork integration
– XMP metadata support
– new adjustment tools
– an export API
Aperture 1.5 is available this week in English, French, German and Japanese as a free Software Update to current Aperture 1.0 customers.
The Aperture Web site has been updated and more specifics can be found on the new features page.
Additional information from Apple’s press release after the jump…


What Will Apple Announce? Chime in

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Date: Tuesday, September 12th, 2006, 09:49
Category: Announcement
What do you think Apple will announce today?
iTunes 7 with Movie Store
iPod 6th Generation
iPod nano 6 & 8GB
Airport Express Video
Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro
Core 2 Duo MacBook
Free polls from Pollhost.com


New Sony MP3 Player NW-A1200 Ready for US Market

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Date: Thursday, June 29th, 2006, 10:00
Category: Announcement

The 8GB Hard Drive Walkman MP3 Player NW-A1200 priced at $199.95 is ready for pre-order. Expected ship date is around the July 20th. At this price for 8GB – it may be a better deal than a nano!
In addition to the cool organic form factor (available in blue or pink) the display really catches my eye. It’s a 1.5 display that seems to float above the surface.
Check out the specs here.


Apple to Brief Media on Thursday 18 May 2006

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Date: Monday, May 15th, 2006, 09:07
Category: Announcement

Apple Insider is reporting that Apple will be holding a “special briefing” in Manhattan, NY for analysts and members of the media on Thursday, 18 May 2006 at 10 a.m. ET.

In the invites to the event, Apple welcomed analysts and members of the media to preview the new flagship retail location ahead of its Friday evening grand opening, but did not hint at any product introductions.

19 May 2006 is the grand opening for Apple’s new flagship retail store on 5th Avenue in New York. Some are speculating that Apple will release the new MacBook (and possibly an iPod) at the event but that has not been confirmed.


Catch me Tonight on The Tech Night Owl LIVE

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Date: Thursday, April 27th, 2006, 12:26
Category: Announcement

I’ll be a guest tonight on Gene Steinberg’s radio show The Tech Night Owl LIVE along with with industry analyst Ross Rubin and MacFixIt’s Ben Wilson. If you can’t catch it live you can hear it on Gene’s Podcast.


Apple Q2 Financial Conference Call Wednesday

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Date: Monday, April 17th, 2006, 00:23
Category: Announcement

Just a reminder that Apple is broadcasting their Q2 2006 financial conference call on Wednesday, April 19th at 2pm PDT (5pm EDT). Apple is providing a Web stream (in QuickTime, or course).


Get Published!

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Date: Tuesday, February 28th, 2006, 00:09
Category: Announcement

Do you have a story idea for the PowerPage? Get Published! The new PowerPage Get Published page is up and running. Submit a story and if it passes muster, we’ll publish it on the PowerPage. Fame and fortune await 😉


PBFixIt Changes Name to iFixIt

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Date: Friday, February 10th, 2006, 00:00
Category: Announcement

PB FixIt, maker of the revolutionary Fixit Guide series, has changed their name to iFixit.

Explaining the move, iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens said, “Why are we changing names? A few reasons. The first: iFixit sounds cooler. Secondly, Apple is discontinuing the PowerBook name and we want to stay relevant to all Mac owners. But most important, we want to keep our options open. Our team is working incredibly hard to improve our product line and develop the Fixit Guide series.”
iFixit’s revolutionary do-it-yourself laptop repair manuals, the Fixit Guide Series, will continue to be free online at www.iFixit.com/Guide.
iFixit also announced the expansion of its online products. “I’m proud to announce that we have over 600 different Mac parts and upgrades in-stock and ready to ship. We couldn’t be more excited about our market position,” said Kyle Wiens.

If you need to take apart a PowerBook, say to upgrade a hard drive or something, you really should download one of their FixIt guides. They’re free and available for the following computers:
– Mac Mini
– PowerBook G3 (233 – 500 MHz)
– iBook G3 (300 – 900 MHz)
– iBook G4 (800 MHz – 1.42 GHz)
– PowerBook G4 Titanium (400 MHz – 1 GHz)
– PowerBook G4 Aluminum (867 MHz – 1.67 GHz)


MWSF: Apple Announces Intel MacBook Pro

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Date: Tuesday, January 10th, 2006, 13:34
Category: Announcement

macbook-pro.jpg“One More Thing…”
“We’ve done everything possible” to put a G5 in a PowerBook…
Announcing the MacBook Pro
4-5x faster than PBG4
imaging 4.5x faster
floating point 5.2x faster
fastest Mac notebook ever
1-inch thin (thinner than 17-inch PowerBook)
15.4 inch as bright as cinema display
iSight camera built-in
live iChat demo with Phil
video conferencing on the go
IR sensor and IR port
FrontRow built-in
another really cool feature
Magsafe connector, magnetic power connector pulls right off if you trip on it
5.6 pounds
amazing standard features
scrolling trackpad
sudden motion sensor
DVI video out drives 30-inch
full digital optical audio in and out
$1999 – 1.67 Core Duo; 667 DDR bus, x1600
$2499 – 1.83 Core Duo; 667 DDR bus, x1600
MacBook Pro – 1.67GHz
15.4-inch TFT display with 1440×900 resolution
1.67GHz Intel Core Duo processor with 2MB shared L2 Cache
667MHz frontside bus
512MB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)
80GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive
Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory
MacBook Pro – 1.83GHz
15.4-inch TFT display with 1440×900 resolution
1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor with 2MB shared L2 Cache
667MHz frontside bus
1GB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)
100GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive
Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory
shipping in February.
Taking orders today.