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
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.


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.


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.
Read more…


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.


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. and The Apple Store have been updated…