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.

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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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Apple Notebook Sales Jump 94% for April

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Date: Friday, May 25th, 2007, 08:24
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Apple’s laptop retail sales jumped 94% for the month of April according to an NPD report.
For the full story, check out Jason O’Grady’s Apple Core web blog and if you have an opinion, we’d love to hear it.

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Pro Application Support 4.0 Released

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Date: Wednesday, May 9th, 2007, 21:24
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Since Chris is probably going to be swamped answering requests for Joost invites, I figured that I’d post that Apple released Pro Application Support 4.0 via Software update tonight.
The 7.6MB update is recommended for all users of Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Aperture, Final Cut Express HD,
Soundtrack, Logic Pro and Logic Express.
Aperture freaks rejoice.
So far no major difference here (plus no reboot required). If you have any feedback on the update, drop us a comment.

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Microsoft Releases Office 2004 11.3.5 Update

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Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2007, 16:19
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On Tuesday, Microsoft released a version 11.3.5 update of its Office 2004 suite for Mac. The update, a 58.5 megabyte download, repairs security-related vulnerabilities that can cause file contents to be overwritten by malicious code.
According to Macworld News, the update also corrects a bug that can increase the use of system resources when files or objects are dragged to an Office application windows. Other fixes include a patch for Excel which would prompt the program to suddenly open workbooks or other files, a patch to reduce PowerPoint’s number of unexpected quits and an update which improved responsiveness in Microsoft Entourage.
The update can be downloaded via Microsoft’s web site or through the Microsoft AutoUpdate program. Office 2004 for Mac requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later to run and retails between US$149.00 and US$499.00 depending on version purchased.
If you’ve tried the new version and have comments about it, let us know.

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