In their Pods Unite campaign, Apple and VW have partnered up to make the ultimate driving experience. With a purchase of a VW Bug, you will receive a free iPod and an iPod connectivity kit for the Beetle.
iPods have begun rolling in again at Target. I work at one of the Super Target stores in Orlando and we got our first shipment of the new iPods in last night. We received two 10GB versions which sell for US$299. I haven’t seen a new display model in the hard plastics like the last one.
Hot on the heels of the Apple PowerBook 17-inch is the new Toshiba Satellite P25, the first Windows-based notebook computer to offer a 17-inch wide screen display – making them the second computer manufacturer to achieve this feat.
Remember the good ol days? When Apple cared about their customers and valued quality and their reputation? I do; though the memory is fading into the distant past. I have been trying to give them the benefit of the doubt, but they keep letting me down; and I can’t seem to lower my expectations as fast as they can lower their realizations of them. The latest example is a long and sordid tale of “how not to manage customer relations” in regards to my PowerBook G4. iGeek
The 28 May 2003 potential launch date for the new Aluminum PowerBook 15-inch has come and gone without an announcement, so it appears that there is still enough inventory of existing Titanium PB15s to justify the delay. The big question now becomes timing. Will Steve Jobs wait until WWDC (23-26 June) and break his vow of “not announcing products at WWDC?” Tough to say. The PowerPage is betting on a special event between now and then, Friday the 13th anyone?
Biggest questions are the feature set on the new PB15. Read More…
This article from Mac Megasite (Final 802.11g spec reduces data rate) has really got me down. Airport extreme was one of the reasons I purchased the PowerBook instead of the iBook.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) has approved a new and final draft standard for 802.11g wireless LANs that will have a true throughput for Internet-type connections of between 10M and 20Mbit/sec., far lower than 54Mbit/sec. raw data rate initially billed for the standard.