Animations for Your Color iPod

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Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 05:48
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Tian at Kisky recently put a site together dedicated to sharing animations and other sequential ephemera for your color iPod. Click through for the link…

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HOW TO Make a PowerBook in to a Wi-Fi Access Point

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Date: Wednesday, August 24th, 2005, 07:17
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MAKEZine has posted a tutotial on how to turn your PowerBook into a WiFi access point.

if you have a Mac Powerbook with PC card slot and a EVDO card you can make the same thing, broadcasting free Wi-Fi for anyone around! Here’s how

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iPod Video… Details?

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Date: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005, 14:57
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SmashWorld: Apple is in a rush to gather content for a portable video solution. I spoke on the phone with a contact working at Apple and uncovered some pretty interesting stuff!

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New Notebook Clock Devices Cut Power Consumption in Half

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Date: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005, 11:14
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Macsimum News has the juice on new notebook clock devices that promise to reduce power consumption dramatically in notebooks.

IDT (Integrated Device Technology), a communications IC company, has introduced new notebook clock devices that purportedly reduce power consumption by up to half that of previous generation products.
The new low-power PC clock devices support Intel Centrino mobile technology-based laptops, which are built upon the Intel ?Napa? platform and will also support Intel?s next-generation computing architecture. Since Macs are moving to Intel chips, it seems likely that future Apple laptops will utilize the IDT technology. And power consumption in portables has been one of the company?s biggest concerns.

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High-Definition Audio Coming to a PowerBook Near You?

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Date: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005, 10:03
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Macsimum News is reporting that new Hi-Def audio codecs could find their way into future Apple portables. Digital microphones offering high-definition audio input in laptops would improve voice quality for applications such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), voice instant messaging (IM) and speech recognition according to the article.

SigmaTel, which makes mixed-signal integrated circuits for the portable consumer electronics and computing markets, has introduced a new family of high-fidelity high-definition (HD) audio codecs. Ron Edgerton, president and CEO of SigmaTel, says the new codecs will allow for digital microphone capabilities and the ability to implement audio and modem functionality directly on the computer motherboard.

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Kyocera KPC650 EVDO Card Fully Supported on PowerBooks

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Date: Monday, August 22nd, 2005, 23:40
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The Mac EVDO Experts at EVDOinfo.com who in the past have shown us how to make every Verizon BroadbandAccess card work on the PowerBook, is now reporting that software is available that brings full support of the Kyocera KPC650 to PowerBooks. Click through for the link…

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HOW TO: Replace Lost PowerBook G4 Feet on the Cheap

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Date: Thursday, August 18th, 2005, 09:06
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PowerBook FeetMAKE Blog: has a tip for you if your PowerBook suffers from podiatry issues.

One of the complaints about the first-generation PowerBook G4 is that the rubber feet easily wear down/tear off leaving the owner with a very hot machine that sits directly on the table. Not good for the table, not good for the machine. Here’s a HOW TO on replacing them, cheaply…

Jump over to MAKE Blog for the link.

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Apple on PowerBook Care and Feeding

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Date: Wednesday, August 17th, 2005, 08:00
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PowerBook Aluminum Top ViewApple has a page on their support Web site detailing how to properly care for a PowerBook that is required reading for all PowerBook owners – because most people never even touch the manuals. It’s mostly obvious stuff like “Avoid getting moisture in any openings” and “Do not spray liquid directly on the screen,” etc. but there are a couple of gems in there, like “Always leave space around your power adapter. Do not use this equipment in a location where airflow around the power adapter or computer is confined.” This is spot on. My 65 watt AC adapter got solar hot recently when it was wedged between the pillows on my couch for about an hour.
One they forgot to add: “PowerBooks don’t like coffee.”

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Using the Linux Framebuffer for Mac Media Player

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Date: Monday, August 15th, 2005, 13:19
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Use the Linux kernel framebuffer to display graphics — and discover the alarming truth behind the framebuffer’s so-called “standard” mode. This article shows you how to make efficient, direct use of the framebuffer to display JPEG files. Read More…

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TechRestore Announces Free Overnight Pickup Service

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Date: Tuesday, August 9th, 2005, 07:31
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TechRestore (a PowerPage sponsor) announced a free overnight pickup service for PowerBook and iBook repairs. Part of TechRestore’s PowerBookRestore overnight repair and upgrade program the new service offers PowerBook and iBook owners in the continental United States a “no cost” solution to have their machines delivered to TechRestore for repair. You can choose from a priority 24-hour turnaround service for US$79 or 48-hour turnaround service for US$49. Completed repairs are shipped back via overnight delivery for free.

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