The first items from Apple’s 12 Day giveaway

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Date: Monday, December 30th, 2013, 08:45
Category: Apps, Fun, Game, Holiday, iBook, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iTunes, Mac, music, Software

Screen Shot 2013-12-10 at 10.36.56 AMHopefully, many of you caught our article on Apple’s release of the 12 Days app in the US this year. The giveaway was kicked off the day after Christmas and, as the app’s name suggests, you’ll be able to download free things from Apple for 12 days. We have already entered day five with seven more days to go. If you are late to the party, you have missed the previous four days since the free items are only available for 24 hours.

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iBook Battery Catches Fire

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Date: Monday, June 5th, 2006, 09:35
Category: iBook

iBookFire.jpgSince notebook battery issues are near and dear to my heart I was intrigued by this story about an iBook catching fire. While it’s clearly an isolated incident, TUAW wins the award for finding the most sensational picture of the iBook actually burning. Yes, even more sensational than the picture of the roasted MagSafe adapter. You know that Apple PR is having nightmares about this one…

We hear about the occasional battery recall, and there are always the complaints that computers are getting too hot, but things went to a whole new level for a family in Minnesota. As WCCO in the Twin Cities reports, an 11 year-old boy set a running iBook down on the carpet and left the room. His mother states that they heard a popping noise, saw that the iBook had started melting the carpet and the room was filling with smoke. They quickly carried the iBook outside and remembered to bring their camera along for the show as the iBook, you can see, literally caught fire (WCCO has a video and more images).

iBook battery catches fire – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

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Repairing an iBook G3 GPU failure

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Date: Monday, April 24th, 2006, 08:00
Category: iBook

ibook_screen.jpgMacBook-fr.com has published an article about repairing an G3 iBook Dual USB video failure. The Apple Repair Extension Program is now up, so the only solution for having such an iBook to work is the “DIY” solution. One of our forums’ moderator, Pacis, has found a solution that solve this issue. It’s not expensive and it’s not hard to do.
Contributed by: Vincent, Macbook-fr.com

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“MacBook” to Replace iBook name?

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Date: Sunday, February 26th, 2006, 21:32
Category: iBook

A PowerPage reader writes:

Our Apple Rep was here (University deleted) on Friday, and slipped up a bit…
He said: “You know that Steve’s putting iSight cameras in everything. The MacBook will have it. (Short pause, while he quickly looks at his feet. Then he looks up and resumes.) The MacBook Pro has it now.”

From previous rumors it sounds like the new MacBook will ship in a single 13.3-inch widescreen form-factor with a single core Intel Core Solo processor. A machine targeted at the educational market would have to be announced in March and ship in April or risk missing the critical back-to-school buying window for most schools in the United States.
I’ve heard some rumbling that Apple may drop FireWire from the MacBook in an effort to trim costs and to further differentiate the MacBook Pro. Apple can’t drop FireWire from the MacBook unless they add an ExpressCard/34 slot which would allow you to add FireWire via an expansion card. iMovie HD features FireWire importing and has long been bundled with consumer Macs. It would be difficult for Apple to ship a notebook without some way to connect to FireWire devices.
Apple’s holding a special media event tomorrow (28 Feb) in Cupertino and there’s a 50/50 chance that they’ll launch the MacBook then.
What do you think of the name “MacBook?”

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More on the Intel Core Solo-Powered iBook

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Date: Monday, January 30th, 2006, 00:02
Category: iBook

iMacBook.jpgAppleInsider posted a juicy article on Friday with information on the new Intel Core Solo-powered iBook replacement. In addition to being reduced to a single 13.3-inch widescreen form factor and possibly shipping in both black and white AI adds some configuration details.

Although Apple has reportedly decided to base the new series of iBooks around a single enclosure and display size, it’s still expected that the laptops will arrive in at least two retail configurations — one with a SuperDrive and the other without. The latter model will fall within the sub-$1000 range currently occupied by the 12-inch PowerPC-based 1.33GHz iBook. All configurations will include an infrared sensor in the front of the laptop capable of communicating with the Apple Remote. This will allow users to control the included Front Row software on their iBook from up to 30 feet away.

The real question is what are they going to name it? My guess is that it’ll be the iMacBook. All the professional Macs will be called Macs (like the MacBook Pro) and the consumer machines will be called iMacs (hence the iMacBook). Any thoughts? Post them in the comments below.

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iMacBook Mockup

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Date: Monday, January 30th, 2006, 00:01
Category: iBook

iMacBook.jpgA Flickr user who goes by the name troelsbay has posted one of the best mockups yet of the presumably-forthcoming 13.3-inch widescreen iMacBooks (ny name) based on the Intel Core Solo processor. Remember kids, it’s only a mockup.

I made this today by tweaking and manipulating current iBook material. It’s a 13.3″ MacBook, it’s thinner than the current 12″, widescreen, with iSight and frontrow-support (IR). The mockup is based on the Appleinsider rumor.

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13.3-Inch Widescreen Intel iBook

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Date: Tuesday, December 13th, 2005, 07:57
Category: iBook

ThinkSecret is reporting that Apple plans to shuffle the screen sizes of the iBook lineup when they release the first Intel portable at Macworld Expo next month in San Francisco. According to TS Apple will replace the 14-inch iBook with a 13.3-inch widescreen model sporting “WXGA resolution of 1280×720, serving up about 15 percent more pixels than the current 14.1-inch model.” TS goes on to say that the 12-inch iBook may be in the process of being phased out. As I reported on my ZDNet blog, sources tell me that Apple is phasing out Firewire from the iBooks as a way to keep costs down and to further differentiate the PowerBook as the professional-level Apple portable.

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Turn an iBook 12" Into a PowerBook 12" (Updated)

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Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2005, 09:30
Category: iBook

ibook-g4.jpgA story at HardMac details how to turn an iBook 12-inch into a PowerBook 12-inch.

The iBook 12″ is an excellent compromise between mobility, robustness, performance and price. It can also be transformed to become a strong competitor for its brother, the PowerBook 12″. However, it is impossible to equip the iBook 12″ as a PowerBook 12″ via the BTO from the Apple Store. So, it can be tempting to buy a basic iBook 12″ model and upgrade it yourself into a highly performing mobile computer. This article is intended to provide you help to perform such transformation. This transformation is not a “piece of cake”, and requires skills, knowledge and tools.

After the above modifications the only real difference between the iBook and the PowerBook is monitor spanning

Skeleton iBook: More Mac Nudity

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Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2005, 05:57
Category: Hardware, iBook

Skeleton (Clear) iBookFollowing-up on last week’s Mac Porn feature on the nude iBook, my favorite Mac hacker, Kodawarisan, has posted some pictures of his “Skeleton iBook,” an iBook with a clear enclosure.

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The new iBook G4 – Live Wirelessly for Less

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Date: Monday, October 25th, 2004, 07:39
Category: Hardware, iBook

Apple has re-opened its online store with new speed-bumped iBook G4s available to order. The three new iBook configurations are:

iBook 12-inch
1.2GHz PowerPC G4
512K L2 cache @1.2GHz
12-inch TFT Displays
30GB Ultra ATA drive
Combo Drive
US$999.00
iBook 14-inch
1.33GHz PowerPC G4
512K L2 cache @ 1.33GHz
14-inch TFT Display
60GB Ultra ATA drive
Combo Drive
US$1299
iBook 14-inch
1.33GHz PowerPC G4
512K L2 cache @ 1.33GHz
14-inch TFT Display
60GB Ultra ATA drive
SuperDrive
US$1499

According to an article in Macworld this will be Apple’s last portable announcement in 2004.

If you are planning to purchase an Apple portable for Christmas but want to wait to make sure a new model isn’t released at the last minute, you can rest easy — Apple says this is their holiday line-up.
“This new line-up of iBooks, along with the current PowerBooks we have will make-up the complete portable line-up we will be offering for the holidays,” said Moody.

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