TinyBuddy Yet Another AIM Client for iPhone (from AOL)

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Date: Friday, July 27th, 2007, 09:19
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There’s a new web-based instant messaging client for the iPhone, and it’s kind of, sort of, from AOL. It’s TinyBuddy, written by AOL employee James Burke and hosted by the AOL Greenhouse.
It’s not an official AOL project, but Burke’s used his up-close knowledge of how AIM works to make a instant-messaging client for iPhone that’s a bit different than all the others when it comes to security.

iPhone Central: TinyBuddy: AIM for iPhone from AOL, sort of

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Get a Mac ads in other markets

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Date: Wednesday, July 25th, 2007, 08:31
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As we here in the United States have been obsessing with Apple’s greatest introduction the iPhone, the rest of Appledom has not been languishing in remorse, although they have been anxiously following our inputs on the iPhone while eagerly awaiting the announcement of when it will be available in their region. One of the ways we can observe their activity is the recently released Apple ads. Our friend Coal in Japan (mikikaoru on YouTube) has graciously translated the Japanese Get a Mac ads and has given us permission to present them to you. For reference our brothers across the pond have also updated their Get a Mac offerings:

http://www.apple.com/uk/getamac/

It appears that Apple is really targeting the bloatware trial software shipping with Windows PC in all markets. But, why do they get the “Office Posse” (UK,JP), “Art Language” (UK), and “Artist” (JP), we need to be reminded in those areas also. As more ads become available we will make them available to you.
(The four newly translated Japanese ads have been placed in Jason’s .Mac public folder/NewMacAds JP)
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SunRocket Internet Phone Service

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 10:51
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Sunrocket VoIP service just closed it’s doors on Friday 20 July 2007 leaving 200,000 customers without phone service. Sunrocket was the second largest provider in the U.S. behind VONAGE. There is a lot of conjecture as to why it failed and why others might be close on their heals. It appears as if the biggies: Verizon, AT&T, and local Cable companies are putting extreme pressure on the independents, some using patent infringement as a club. (Thanks Kenn M.)


IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SUNROCKET

After significant effort by the Company to avoid this result, SunRocket is in the process of discontinuing its operations as you know it. Therefore SunRocket will no longer be able to provide its customers with the phone service that its customers have been accustomed to.
However, two service providers are assisting and offering to provide SunRocket customers the opportunity to sign up for their services. Both providers have agreed to become preferred providers with special pricing for the SunRocket customers to enable them to migrate their telephone service. Of course, there are other providers and each individual customer can make their own decision as to which carrier they wish to transition to.

SunRocket Internet Phone Service

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Multi-Touch On MacBooks In October

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Date: Monday, July 2nd, 2007, 11:45
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Back on June 20, I reported that there’d be new, slimmer MacBooks coming in October that along with being made from new materials would also feature some “speeds and feeds” updates to the internal components. Today, another “trusted source” told us this was correct and added that the iPhone’s multi-touch technology is theoretically supposed to roll out with all the new laptops, including those coming out in October. The feature will be built into the touchpads, allowing you to navigate through your notebook’s files, applications, etc. the same way you can on the iPhone.

CrunchGear :: Multi-Touch On MacBooks In October

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iFixIt disassembling iPhone Live at 6p.m.

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Date: Friday, June 29th, 2007, 09:33
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iFixIt will be live blogging the disassembly of an iPhone shortly after its release at 6:00 EDT on June 29.

You can watch live streaming images and their description of the disassembly here. Their technicians will be analyzing the internals and posting component descriptions and a design analysis.

They have posted an email notification service so that you can be the first to know.

iFixIt :: iPhone Disassemby Event

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Repair your iBook’s logic board with a candle

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Date: Monday, June 25th, 2007, 12:58
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Mark at Geek Technique received a 700mhz G3 iBook with video issues. The machine would boot, but produce no image on the display or when connected to an outside source. In fact, the issue he was experiencing has been documented by Apple, and a repair program was put in place. However, the program had expired by the time Mark received his ‘book. What’s he to do? Set that sucker on fire, that’s what.

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

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CPU Crunch: MacBook Pro ‘Santa Rosa’ versus Others running Photoshop, After Effects, Compressor and Motion

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Date: Friday, June 8th, 2007, 12:55
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As we’ve said before, we are very excited about the new MacBook Pro with the “Santa Rosa” chipset (faster 800MHz frontside bus), faster graphics processor (GeForce 8600M GT), greater main memory capacity (4GB), and greater capacity 7200rpm hard drive option (160GB). In this test session, we focused on applications that push the dual CPU cores.

Bare Feats :: MacBook Pro “Santa Rosa” – CPU crunching

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3D Game Shootout: MacBook Pro ‘Santa Rosa’ versus Others

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Date: Friday, June 8th, 2007, 12:45
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We’re very excited about the new MacBook Pro with the “Santa Rosa” chipset (faster 800MHz frontside bus), faster GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor, greater main memory capacity (4GB), and bigger 7200rpm hard drive option (160GB). We’ll be posting a series of test results during the next few days. We’re starting with a page comparing the 3D Gaming Speed of the 15″ MacBook Pro 2.4GHz C2D “Rosa” to various other Macs.We even included the newest 13″ MacBook 2.16GHz C2D in the first two graphs.

MacBook Pro “Santa Rosa” – 3D Gaming

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New MacBook Pros on Tuesday?

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Date: Friday, June 1st, 2007, 09:02
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While we had heard convincing reports that the MacBook Pro updates would have to wait until WWDC (June 11th), a few new reports have started trickling in that the MacBook Pro could see updates as soon as this Tuesday (June 5th).

There is some speculation that Apple may be releasing MacBook Pros next
week rather than at WWDC to coincide with their Educational Back to
School Program which launches next week. (If Apple waited until WWDC,
the MacBook Pro specs would change a week into the Back to School
promotion.)

Mac Rumors: New MacBook Pros on Tuesday, June 5th 2007? [Updated]

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Firefox 2.0.0.4 Released

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Date: Thursday, May 31st, 2007, 08:35
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On Wednesday, mozilla.org released Firefox 2.0.0.4, the latest version of its free web browser.
The new version, a 17 megabyte download, adds Windows Vista-specific fixes and enhancements, provides support for the Afrikaans and Belarusian localizations and repairs the following security holes:
-XUL Popup Spoofing
-XSS using addEventListener
-Path Abuse in Cookies
-Persistent Autocomplete Denial of Service
-Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.8.0.12/1.8.1.4)
Firefox 2.0.0.4 requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later to run.
If you’ve tried the new version and have feedback about it either way, let us know.

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