Globe Trotting With T-Mobile Hotspots

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Date: Thursday, June 2nd, 2005, 09:51
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T-Mobile HotspotOne of the things that I’ve learned on the PowerPage World Tour is the value of a good WiFi hotspot. In the U.S. I’ve been using T-Mobile’s hotspot network which is prevalent at most Starbucks, FedEx/Kinkos, Borders, Hyatt hotels and airline clubs in airports. The best deal going on WiFi is for subscribers to T-Mobile mobile phone plans. You can add an unlimited hotspot account to you T-Mo mobile phone for only US$20 more per month. The great news is that you can use your T-Mo Hotspot account across Europe by simply appending “@t-mobile.us” to your user name. So for the same US$20 per month you get unlimited hotspot access in places like Amsterdam and the UK courtesy of T-Mobile’s partnership with British Telecom, BT Openzone. It sure beats payings 30 Euros per day at the NH Krasnapolsky Hotel – with a 250MB download cap! T-Mo’s $20 hotspot plan is an O’Grady’s PowerPick.

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Podcasting the News

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Date: Tuesday, May 31st, 2005, 07:25
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Check out NBC affiliate KUAM in Guam. Media director Jason Salas is now podcasting all their news. Check it! “Download KUAM content for your Apple iPod, mobile MP3 player, or just a standalone computer! Subscribe to one (or all) or our RSS feeds and get the latest news, information, and entertainment to get you through the day.”

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?Mad As Hell? Security Expert Dumps PC

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Date: Friday, May 27th, 2005, 09:49
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Winn Schwartau was so ?Mad as Hell? at his Windows/Intel (WinTel) products, he bought his corporate staff and family a host of Apple Computers and started preaching its security and cost of ownership benefits in a ?Network World? Column and on his blog, Security Awareness for Ma, Pa and the Corporate Clueless. On Wednesday, May 25, Schwartau realized he was now part of the Mac community as tens of thousands visited his blog and commented on the epic PC versus Mac battle. Read More..

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Intel CEO: Apple is the Safer Computer (Updated)

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Date: Thursday, May 26th, 2005, 14:29
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The Register: Sly Intel CEO warns that Apple is the safer computer buy
New Intel CEO Paul Otellini has flashed a level of marketing savvy unseen with his predecessor by making the unusual suggestion that consumers by Apple’s Mac computers if they wish to avoid immediate security risks.
Pressed about security by (a reporter), Mr Otellini had a startling confession: He spends an hour a weekend removing spyware from his daughter’s computer. And when further pressed about whether a mainstream computer user in search of immediate safety from security woes ought to buy Apple Computer Inc.’s Macintosh instead of a Wintel PC, he said, “If you want to fix it tomorrow, maybe you should buy something else.” Read more…

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Podcasting eBook and Tips

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Date: Thursday, May 26th, 2005, 10:49
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MacMinute: ‘Podcast Secrets Revealed’ ebook available
A new 75-page ebook is available by Jeff Mills that teaches new users the history of podcasting, as well as how to set up their own podcasts…
MAKE: Blog: GarageBand.com has a new podcast publishing feature- so I tried it out. It’s pretty easy, I recorded audio on my local system, uploaded it, then searched for a few songs that I thought were interesting (Nintendo sounding sounds / Bo Bice!) and added them to a “master playlist” from there I made a new podcast, with the playlist, set the order, typed some text and published. In about 5 minutes I made a radio show. Here it is, click download MP3 to listen. Link.

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Apple Mulls 'Switch' to Intel

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Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2005, 05:24
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Intel PowerBookWSJ.com (Paid Membership Req’d): “Analysts say Apple, of Cupertino, Calif., may be attracted to Intel’s low-power mobile processors, which slash power consumption by shutting parts of the processor off when not in use. IBM, whose legacy is in computer-server chips less concerned with power consumption, doesn’t have a comparable notebook-chip offering.”
Read More:
“Talk of Apple, Intel affiliation seems to tickle investors: Changing chips would seem a long shot, analysts caution” San Francisco Chronicle
“Why Apple Won’t Embrace Intel” Forbes.com
“Apple to Intel: Some advantage, lots of risk/Will Apple Computer go to Intel? It’s easy to think about but tough to do, warn analysts.” CNET News.com
“Intel Switch Could Cut Apple’s Component Costs” Forbes.com

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Fuel Cell Batteries Coming to Laptops

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Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2005, 05:51
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Fuel Cell Battery for LaptopsCNN has the story on a new fuel cell battery for laptops: “Cambridge-based CMR Fuel Cells said it had made a breakthrough with a new design of fuel cell that is a 10th of the size of existing models and small enough to replace conventional batteries in laptop computers… Fuel cells have for years been touted as the next big green power source. They produce electricity via a chemical reaction and emit only tiny amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) — the main greenhouse gas blamed by many scientists for global warming.”

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Lesbian Files Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit Against Apple

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Date: Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 00:35
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Acording to the PRNewswire a lesbian, formerly employed by Apple as a human resources compensation consultant, has slapped the computer giant with a discrimination lawsuit. Read more…

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Canadian Apple Store Opens

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Date: Sunday, May 22nd, 2005, 17:32
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The first Apple store in Canada opened on Saturday, May 21. Lines were out the doors, and around the parking lot! Read More…

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Apple Recalls PowerBook, iBook Batteries (Again)

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Date: Friday, May 20th, 2005, 11:53
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced an Apple PowerBook/iBook battery fire hazard recall:
Hazard: An internal short can cause the battery cells to overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Apple has received six reports worldwide of batteries overheating, including two reports in the United States.
Description: The recalled lithium ion batteries are used with the following computers: 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15- inch PowerBook G4. The recalled batteries include those with model numbers A1061, A1078 and A1079 and serial numbers that begin with HQ441 through HQ507 or 3X446 through 3X510. Consumers should remove the battery from the computer to view the model and serial numbers labeled on the bottom of the unit. No other PowerBook or iBook batteries are involved in this recall.
Sold at: National and regional resellers, catalogers, and Apple’s online and retail stores sold the computers with the batteries from October 2004 through May 2005 for between $900 to $2300. The batteries also were sold separately for about $130.
Assembled in: Taiwan and China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries immediately and contact Apple to arrange for a replacement battery, free of charge. After removing the recalled battery from their iBook or PowerBook, consumers should plug in the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives.
Consumer Contact: Contact Apple at (800) 275-2273 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday or log on to Apple’s web site at http://www.apple.com/support/batteryexchange to check your battery’s serial number and apply for a replacement battery.
Read More:
Apple recalls notebook batteries – again (The Register)
Apple recalls more G4 batteries (ZDNet)
Apple issues recall of iBook, PowerBook Batteries (Macworld)

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