Take Back the Night With Your TiBook

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Date: Tuesday, August 26th, 2003, 05:56
Category: News, PowerBook 15-Inch

Want the sex appeal of a backlit keyboard but don’t have the cash for a new 17″ PowerBook G4? Russ White from
Small Dog Electronics walks us through the process of installing backlighting on other Apple portables.

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Live WWDC Keynote Coverage

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Date: Sunday, June 22nd, 2003, 23:00
Category: News

It is now 8:40 AM, and I’m standing outside the Apple Store at The Grove in Los Angeles, California. Unlike our live MacWorld reports, we know for a fact that we have reliable AirPort coverage in the Apple Stores.

There are 6 other fanatic Mac users are here with me, ready to enter the store promptly at 10:00 AM to view the Grand Pubah’s keynote from the Worldwide Developer Conference held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.
8:55 AM – The crowd is now up to 10 fellow Mac freaks. Below is the first official PowerPage WWDC photo – including yours truly on the bench with the 17″ Al-Book!


9:50 AM – the doors are open, there must be at least 250 or 300 people in line.
Please use this link and minimize page loading until the event begins:
http://www.powerpage.org/wwdc/2003/

WWDC: Where to See the Keynote (Updated)

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Date: Friday, June 20th, 2003, 01:28
Category: News

In addition to Apple Stores equipped with theaters (see our earlier story), there’s a growing list of locations to watch Monday’s WWDC keynote. MacNN lists UW Madison, University of Michigan, SIGMAC at Case Western, University of Central Florida, Ohio University Athens, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Winona State, and Minnesota State Moorhead. (Thanks, Richard.) MacMinute has a list of 20 universities, but the page wasn’t loading at press time.
Here are some exclusives of our own: MyMacDealer in Calgary, Alberta has a brand new satellite dish and will be showing the event live (call for seating availability). Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois will be broadcasting in Horrabin Hall Room 53. (Thanks, Brian Frost.) Haddock Computer Center will have a feed at both their Witchita, KS, and Oklahoma City, OK retail locations, or in Iowa you can check it out at either University of Iowa or Iowa State University. Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA will have their feed in the Stern Center, room 103. (Thanks, Dan Buchan.)
Lastly, our friends at MacMerc will have a play-by-play there, perfect if you’re stuck at work (and weren’t able to convince your boss you have to leave for religious reasons, as Joy of Tech suggested in 2001). As long as their server stays up, Jonathan Gales will have his coverage going.
And if you manage to miss all of that, there will be a replay webcast from Apple in QuickTime MPEG-4. Just try not to tune in here if you want to be surprised.

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Price Drop on 12" and 15" Powerbooks

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Date: Monday, June 2nd, 2003, 08:25
Category: News, PowerBook G4

Apple has sliced US pricing of the PowerBook G4. The new pricing is US$1599 for 12″/Combo Drive, US$1799 12″/SuperDrive, and US$1999 15″/Combo. No break on the 17″, folks. Individual education pricing is now discounted from the new prices, on top of the existing $200 rebate on new iPods and $100 off Canon printers for portable buyers. The new pricing seems to encourage rumors of an impending addition of 15″ Aluminum models, but in the meantime, finally makes the very-cool PowerBook G4 12″ more price competitive with iBook.

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Dude, You?re NOT Getting a Dell

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Date: Monday, May 5th, 2003, 23:48
Category: News

The Mac guy who ALMOST ordered a Dell. Uh-Oh, what caused this? What prevented it?

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17-Inch PowerBook Hissing/Crackling Noise

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Date: Monday, May 5th, 2003, 00:00
Category: News, PowerBook G4

I just got my 17-inch PowerBook and I notice a very quiet hissing/crackling noise coming from the area near the hinge for the screen.

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