SmashWorld has posted an instructional video and the service manual for taking apart the Mac mini, if you’re into that sort of thing. Dont worry, you won’t have to dig out the case-cracking tool from your Mac SE days either, the Mini is opened with a putty knife. Oh yeah, opening your mini will void your warranty if you break anything. You have been warned.
Underneath the hood of your PowerMac G5 lies a 16X dual-layer DVD burner the problem is that Apple is passing it off as an 8X burner. Find out how to make it go twice as fast inside…
Every quarter Apple unloads excess product inventory via a sale to employees and friends called “QPromo.” To order any of the following you’ll need to have a friend inside Apple that is willing to order it for you. QPromo always provides an interesting peek into what Apple products aren’t selling so well and to what products may be coming.
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Macnews.de has posted a bunch of pictures of the Mac mini. Including tons of the innards. And guess what? The logic board’s blue… Since the mini enclosure is sealed it looks like someone voided their warranty. Tsk tsk…
Gizmodo has a story about one of the first efforts to install the new Mac mini in a car. (Am I the only one that wants to call it the iMac mini?) You know that it’s only a matter of time before the mini shows up on MTV’s Pimp My Ride.
The commodity nature of the Mac mini may be just what automotive hackers need to come up with a unified set of sensors, software, and hardware to turn road rockets into dork dragsters. – Gizmodo
The Mac mini seems like a natural for automotive applications but c4r h4x0rz should watch out for a few things: the mini’s massive AC adapter, sealed enclosure and fines for removing airbags to make room for LCDs – a no no in the U.S. kids.
What do you have in mind for your Mac mini?
What the Mac Mini Is and Is Not (eWeek)
The Mac Observer has posted an interesting comment from an Apple VP about the upcoming PowerBook G5:
When Rob Steerum of Fulcrum Global Partners asked Tim Cook, Apple’s VP of Worldwide Sales and Operations, about the chances of a G5-based PowerBook anytime soon, Mr. Cook admitted Wednesday such a project “would be the mother of all thermal challenges.”
When asked if he meant there will never be a G5-powered PowerBook, Mr. Cook said, “I don’t want to go further in the comment.”
The comments came during Apple’s conference call Wednesday discussing its first quarter fiscal earnings with analysts.
The PowerPage maintains that we’ll see one more round of speed bumps for the existing PowerBook form factor before we’ll see the PowerBook G5 sometime in the summer.