iPad Tower Photos Debut

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Date: Wednesday, December 27th, 2006, 09:19
Category: Sighting

An article over at The Dubai Life shows multiple photos of the design of the iPad Tower, a Dubai-area construction project inspired by Apple’s iPod music and video players.
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Real estate developer Onmiyat Properties will begin construction on the building in 2007 and be 23 stories tall with more than 200 living units with construction expected to be completed in 2009. The structure was designed by Hong Kong architecture firm James Law Cybertecture International according to a piece on UAEPropertyTrends.com and will sit atop a “docking station” angled at six degrees to model it perfectly after the iPod.
If you have any questions or comments about this, let us know.

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Apple Shipping Misprinted MacBook Replacement Keyboards

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Date: Tuesday, December 26th, 2006, 08:00
Category: Sighting

An article on digg.com points to a possible misprint on replacement MacBook keyboards. The left parentheses symbol above the “9” on the keyboard is marked as a right parentheses.
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Although the key itself is said to function perfectly well, it’s an odd printing error that others commenting on the article claim to have experienced for themselves.
Not the end of the world, but it’s a little strange and I’ve never seen an error quite like this in my years of owning the following Apple laptops: PowerBook 145B, PowerBook 150, PowerBook 5300C, clam shell iBook, iBook G3, iBook G4 and currently a white MacBook.
If you’ve had a similar experience or have any comments or suggestions, let us know.

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Comcast Tech Mistakes Power Cable, Destroys PowerBook

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Date: Friday, December 22nd, 2006, 08:48
Category: Sighting

An article over at MacWork.com describes the full story of a PowerBook being destroyed back in November when a Comcast cable technician arrived to install a broadband connection, mated a rooftop power cable with a similar-appearing coaxial cable.
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The resulting explosion, which the user described as a “bright flash of light accompanied by a very loud explosion at the work desk. It was as loud as an illegal M-80 on the Fourth of July,” managed to damage or destroy a connected 15″ PowerBook, three external hard drives, video tapes, papers, CDs, floor, wall, radiator and desktop.
Although the user’s data was successfully recovered by Mac consulting firm OnDeckTech, Comcast, which acknowledges their fault in the incident, has been slow to repay the damage caused.
At least no one was hurt, but remember to be careful in the future.
If you have any comments, suggestions or have encountered similar incidents, let us know.

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Humor: The very definition of "misconfigured".

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Date: Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, 10:10
Category: Sighting

I was writing a report last night in Pages and had used the word “misconfigured” to describe an instance of IIS 6.0 on a Windows webserver. Pages gave me the red underline telling me it didn’t like the word, but didn’t offer up any suggestions that I thought were appropriate. I’ve used the word hundreds of times and read it thousands, and on a whim I decided to try out the “Look up in Dictionary” context menu item.
Dictionary.app launched and queried my phrase using the Oxford American Dictionary. To my delight the word not only checked out with Oxford, but it had a very relevant definition as well!

So there I sat, in my livingroom, laughing at my PowerBook. But how appropriate! Google returns only 8 instances of “Misconfigured Mac” and half of those were about MAC addresses on ethernet interfaces. “Misconfigured Windows” on the other hand turns up thousands of times. “Misconfigured’ seems to be a word that dovetails with the phrase “Microsoft Windows,” and it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that reads this website.
You may click the thumbnail for a full-size version, or merely run Dictionary.app yourself and check it out. Fantastic!

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Sighting: Lindsay Lohan's PowerBook

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Date: Friday, May 27th, 2005, 11:01
Category: Sighting

Lindsay Lohan’s PowerBook weighs more than she does. On her way to media meltdown, it appears that Lindsay Lohan will still have at least one nice asset after she starves herself. Link after the jump.

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Steve Jobs Covers

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Date: Friday, February 4th, 2005, 09:25
Category: Sighting

Sam Kuo collects magazines with Steve Jobs on the cover. So does Steve…

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Musician Watch: Mac User Don Davis Scores Matrix Revolutions

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Date: Wednesday, August 6th, 2003, 15:03
Category: Sighting

Digital Pro Sound reports that composer Don Davis will return to score the upcoming movie Matrix Revolutions, due for release November 5. The press release describes the upcoming score as ?a synthesis of classical opera and a postmodern concerto.? Davis is even writing an opera, ?Rio de Sangre,? premiering 2005 at Disney Music Hall in LA. (That?s a real hall, by the way, if you didn?t know, not part of Disneyland! Davis has an extensive history of concert music as well as being a film composer.) And, of course, what computer does Mr. Davis use? Macs?three of them in his studio alone.

Peter Frampton Plays a PowerBook G4

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Date: Sunday, July 6th, 2003, 22:16
Category: PowerBook G4, Sighting

Peter Frampton shown with his favorite things…a John Lennon Doll and his PBG4.

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Frampton tells Philly to Use iTunes

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Date: Friday, July 4th, 2003, 22:19
Category: iPod, Sighting

Frampton tells Philly to Use iTunes at Fourth of July festival at the Art Museum.

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