Dear Apple: Enough With the Pulsing Lights!

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Date: Friday, January 28th, 2005, 10:02
Category: Hardware

Since we know that the Apple brass likes to read the PowerPage I’d like to pass along a tip that the company has ignored on their support forums and feedback pages for years: enough with the pulsing sleep lights already!
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Extreme Runtime

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Date: Monday, January 24th, 2005, 23:22
Category: Hardware, PowerBook G4 Titanium

Putting the most powerful battery available into the slowest TiBook yields impressive results. Read on……….

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Taking Apart the Mac mini

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Date: Monday, January 24th, 2005, 02:01
Category: Hardware

You'll Need a Putty Knife to open the Mac miniSmashWorld 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.

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Last PowerBook G4 Speedbump Possible Midweek

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Date: Saturday, January 22nd, 2005, 16:03
Category: Hardware, PowerBook G4 Aluminum

An update on a possible midweek refresh of the PowerBook G4 Aluminum… Click through for the skinny.

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Problems with MyFi?

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Date: Friday, January 21st, 2005, 23:25
Category: Hardware

Mi-FiTwo different MyFi radios don’t work out of the cradle. Is “portability” a relative term? Read more…

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Mac Mini Unboxing

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Date: Thursday, January 20th, 2005, 11:46
Category: Hardware, Mac Desktop

Mac mini unboxingI just received my Mac Mini this morning and took some pictures of the unboxing.

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Enable Your PowerMac G5's 16X Dual-Layer DVD Burner

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Date: Thursday, January 20th, 2005, 09:09
Category: Hardware, PowerMac G5

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…

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Apple QPromo for Q1 2005

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Date: Monday, January 17th, 2005, 12:40
Category: Hardware

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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Mac mini Pictures

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Date: Saturday, January 15th, 2005, 11:28
Category: Hardware

Mac mini logic boardMacnews.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…

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Pimp My Mac mini

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Date: Friday, January 14th, 2005, 13:01
Category: Hardware

Apple Mac miniGizmodo 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

Mac mini rear shotThe 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?
Further Reading:
What the Mac Mini Is and Is Not (eWeek)

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