Battery Maker DynaPack Sees Robust Sales From MacBook

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 08:31
Category: MacBook

DynaPack International Technology is confident its monthly revenues will continue to grow in the second half of this year, thanks to substantial orders for battery modules for the MacBook and a new customer, according to the company.

DynaPack attributed strong revenue growth in May and June to the rapid growth of MacBook shipments. The company is positive about its shipments not only for MacBooks, but also from new orders and anticipated demand growth driven by the back-to-school season.

DigiTimes > Battery maker DynaPack sees robust sales from MacBook

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REVIEW: STM Alley is a Perfect Fit

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Date: Tuesday, July 18th, 2006, 08:00
Category: MacBook

Looking for the perfect fit for your new MacBook? Look no further than the small Alley shoulder bag made by STM and distributed by RadTech. I like to keep my mobile load light and this bag weighs in at a svelte one pound six ounces. More than just a laptop sleeve, the Alley has a nice zippered compartment in the outer flap, the ability to hold letter size documents and a small phone pouch on the strap.

Priced at only $39.95, the Alley is as much a bargain as the MacBook itself. This vertical shoulder bag reminds me of the similarly bargain priced TiBag, designed specifically to fit the Titanium G4 PowerBook a few years back. While STM does not deliver the high style of fellow Australian bagmaker Crumpler, they provide a trim understated solution that protects your MacBook with a minimum of fuss. It is available in black or green and my only suggestion would be to replace the green with a light gray or silver color and to provide a contrasting lighter color fabric for the bag interior.

Combine the small Alley case with a BT510 mid-size Bluetooth mouse, to keep your MacBook mobile and light. Available in black or white to match the MacBook I find the size and simplicity of this mouse a perfect compromise between portability and useability. In fact, this mouse and bag combination seem tailor made for the new MacBook and it would be hard to find a better fit for what may be the best Apple value ever in a notebook computer.

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Do MacBooks Make Business Sense as PC Laptops?

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Date: Friday, July 7th, 2006, 09:00
Category: MacBook

I arranged with Apple Enterprise to obtain four MacBooks for a month long trial to determine if Apple’s new Intel based laptops could replace PC laptops in a business environment running Windows. Here’s an introduction to what I learned in using MacBooks and BootCamp to run Windows.
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The Apple Core: MacBook sales explode; 15-inch version due?

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Date: Wednesday, July 5th, 2006, 08:00
Category: MacBook

DigiTimes is reporting that sales of Apple’s Intel Core Duo-powered MacBook notebooks are exceeding initial estimates and that the company is consider expanding the line to include a 15-inch model. I think that it would kill MacBook Pro sales and that they should release a 12-inch model instead.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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New MacBook Configurations

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Date: Wednesday, July 5th, 2006, 00:38
Category: MacBook

A new 2.0GHz white MacBook configuration packs an additional 512MB of RAM and 20GB of extra hard disk space, for a total of 1GB of RAM (via two 512MB SODIMMs) and 80GB of storage.

The new model retails for $1449, or $150 more than the 2.0GHz white MacBook with 512MB of RAM and a 60GB hard disk. Both configurations included Apple’s SuperDrive optical disc drive.

AppleInsider | Apple adds new MacBook retail configurations

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Squishy Trackpad Fix for MacBook

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Date: Tuesday, July 4th, 2006, 23:47
Category: MacBook

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It appears that a number of MacBook users have been experiencing a “squishy” or unresponsive track pad button. On affected systems, the button makes a “ratchet type” sound and sticks if its triggered in certain places, making double-clicking difficult or impossible.

The malfunction does not affect all MacBooks, but can appear in any of the three models. Some users have had success getting their machines replaced, while others have been turned away.

One user, who had no success rectifying the issue during a Genius Bar visit. has detailed a creative solution,

AppleInsider | MacBook users develop solution for trackpad woes

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One Solution for MacBook Discoloration: a Sticker

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Date: Thursday, June 29th, 2006, 09:22
Category: MacBook

There have been pictures of white MacBooks with “oil” residue from
hands resting on the notebook, and I can see small spots where this
could eventually evolve into something nasty on mine.

Enter
the Marware Protection pack for the white or black MacBook. It includes
a wrist rest and a microfiber laptop keyboard cover. It says that it
leaves no residue when removing. Sounds like the perfect solution.

MacBook – Protect from yellow

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MacBook Discoloration Issue or Non-Issue?

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Date: Thursday, June 29th, 2006, 09:56
Category: MacBook

AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is replacing some discolored MacBooks:

Some Apple MacBook owners who have seen portions of their shiny white notebooks discolor prematurely are finding success in getting those machines repaired.

According to AppleCare support representatives, Apple has been investigating the matter but has not been able to determine the source of the problem.

Nevertheless, the company’s support divisions in some regions have been offering to replace affected MacBook enclosures with few questions asked. Customers are typically sent an Apple case number and the necessary materials to ship their notebooks to Apple’s repair depot.

AppleInsider | Apple replacing some discolored MacBooks

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Apple: It’s Normal for MacBooks to Moo

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Date: Thursday, June 22nd, 2006, 12:34
Category: MacBook

If you’ve been keeping up with MacBook sans-Pro news, you may have heard something about an infamous “moo”-like noise coming from the fan. Basically, the fan goes on and off and on and off and on and off continuously, in a vain attempt to keep the machine cool. Now, I’m no engineer, but it certainly doesn’t take one to recognize that this isn’t normal behavior.

I took my black MacBook to the Genius at the Apple store (Oakbrook,
by the way) to get this fixed, and his response? “It’s normal. A fan
will do what it needs to do to keep the machine cool.” Gee, thanks.

Apple Genius says: Moo’ing normal – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

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Stained MacBook Info Site

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Date: Wednesday, June 21st, 2006, 09:14
Category: MacBook

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This site was born as a way to give pressure to Apple regarding recent QA issues with the new white MacBook. Many people all over the world are complaining about stains appearing in their newly acquired piece of
Apple hardware.
Basically, many users around the globe are finding that their white MacBooks turn into a yellowish/grey/pink dirty computer in those areas where hands rest.

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