Non-Pro 15-inch MacBooks on tap for May?

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Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2007, 11:30
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Taiwan-based DigiTimes is back this morning with more 15.4-inch MacBook rumors. According to “industry sources in Taiwan,” Apple is prepping for a Q2 release of the bigger, badder cousin to their 13.3-inch MacBook — aligning nicely with the “May 2007″ date we heard back in October.

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Apple Store – The Laptop Battery Recycling Gap

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Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2007, 09:23
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It should be simple. When your laptop battery dies, you go to the Apple Store for a new one, and leave old one behind for recycling. Mac users like simple, elegant solutions. That’s why we use the Mac.
But it doesn’t work that way. I recently went to the Apple Store in Toronto, and was told with a shrug that no in-store recycling was available. When I asked “why not?”, I was told “we just don’t do it.”
This is something that Apple should be fixing. The environment is a critical issue right now. Laptop batteries are full of toxins and become hazardous waste if improperly disposed. One would think that it would be a simple matter to expand their in-store iPod recycling project to include laptop batteries. Or adopt a “No Battery Left Behind” policy like Newer has done. Or even just sign-on to a national program like the RBRC, which provides businesses
with collection boxes and return forms. It’s a no brainer.
Al Gore, are you listening?
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iChat … video fails often

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Date: Wednesday, February 14th, 2007, 12:58
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Ever since 10.4.7 or the recent iChat 3.0 update, video requests fail 80% or more, with the “Send / Don’t Send” bug reports to Apple. I have plenty of bandwidth, 8 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up on static ISP cable (Roadrunner So Cal).
I reboot my AirPort base stations, Sonicwall, everything and it only works once in a while.
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Why not enjoy some Apple TV?

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Date: Monday, February 12th, 2007, 23:36
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Apple’s coming iPhone has been grabbing all the attention, but at least one analyst thinks Apple TV could be a scene stealer for the Cupertino company, at least in the current fiscal second quarter.

According to a Bloomberg News report, Citigroup Investment Research analyst Richard Gardner believes Apple TV could bring in $500 million in revenue this year and as much as $1 billion next year. “Apple TV is obviously very important because it brings iTunes content into the living room,” he wrote in a note to clients, according to Bloomberg.

MercuryNews.com | Investors on hold for the iPhone: Why not enjoy some Apple TV?

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Yellow Breaks its Silence with Apple

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Date: Monday, February 12th, 2007, 10:39
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Oh Apple. Why dost thou hate me so? I am the very cheery color of the sun and a myriad of flowers around the globe. I am in almost every fast food logo, and I am many people’s favorite color. I could go on and on, but I am a color that should need no introduction. I am in fact a primary color. If you think about it, there are only two colors that are equal to me.

I can try to understand why you have picked blue for your product colors more often than any other (nine in my very rough estimate), but can’t you let me shine every once in a while? Why did you not use me when the rest of the rainbow was represented in your original iMac line? Not since you stripped the color from your original logo have I been able to show my stuff.

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Chooseco Offers Choose Your Own Adventure Game for iPod

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Date: Friday, January 19th, 2007, 10:00
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You just can’t keep a good thing from the 80′s and 90′s down.
Chooseco LLC, the company behind the Choose Your Own Adventure book series has released the first of its books (“The Abominable Snowman”) as a free download for the iPod according to a story on The Unofficial Apple Weblog. The text, which remains the same as the original format, is complimented by new sound effects and links.
The book, once downloaded, is stored in your iPod’s “Notes” folder and is available for both Mac and Windows-configured iPods.
To date, none of the other Choose Your Own Adventure books have been made into iPod games and a timeline for conversion has not been made available into iPod eBooks. Box sets of six books are available for US$27.

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iPhone Ringtone for any phone

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Date: Thursday, January 18th, 2007, 22:39
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If you liked the Apple iPhone ringtone that Steve demo’d at MWSF07, you may want to grab this little diddy before he releases the hounds.

One might remember that Steve Jobs took a call on the iPhone during the Keynote. Well there was a unique ringtone there. A ringtone of heavenly qualities in tone, rhythm, and key that Steve Jobs likely had composed by the eternally restless soul of Beethoven which he summoned with the ritual sacrifice of a Macbook (Beet is a Mac User, even as the Undead). We have it here for you.

iPhone Ringtone Sounds Like Holy Angels Tinkling: Download it Here – Gizmodo

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Apple Using “Weasel Language” with iPhone

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Date: Tuesday, January 16th, 2007, 12:36
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The Apple Blog’s Iyaz Akhtar takes issue with Apple’s iPhone naming strategy, implying that the company may not be sure about the name and wanted to give itself an easy way out if something bad happend.

When people see an iMac or an iPod for the first time they look at the device from all angles. Apple’s showpieces have their names proudly emblazoned somewhere on them. The Apple iPhone is certainly another showpiece – it is the showpiece from Macworld this year. Yet, it does not have its name etched on its backside.

“We are calling it iPhone.” That statement has a bit of weasel language. Just because “we” – in other words, Apple, Inc. – are calling it iPhone doesn’t mean its official name is iPhone. When the iPod was first introduced, Steve Jobs stated, “That product is called ‘iPod.’” The nano introduction also featured a declaration – “It’s called the ‘iPod nano,’” Steve Jobs announced. No weasel language there, but there is ambiguity in this year’s Macworld keynote.

iPhone or not: What’s in a Name? at The Apple Blog

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NYT: iPhone = “Crippleware”

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Date: Monday, January 15th, 2007, 08:51
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STEVE JOBS, Apple’s showman nonpareil, provided the first public glimpse of the iPhone last week – gorgeous, feature-laden and pricey. While following the master magician’s gestures, it was easy to overlook a most disappointing aspect: like its slimmer iPod siblings, the iPhone’s music-playing function will be limited by factory-installed “crippleware.”

If “crippleware” seems an unduly harsh description, it balances the euphemistic names that the industry uses for copy protection. Apple officially calls its own standard “FairPlay,” but fair it is not.

The term “crippleware” comes from the plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit, Melanie Tucker v. Apple Computer Inc., that is making its way through Federal District Court in Northern California. The suit contends that Apple unfairly restricts consumer choice because it does not load onto the iPod the software needed to play music that uses Microsoft’s copy-protection standard, in addition to Apple’s own.

Want an iPhone? Beware the iHandcuffs – New York Times

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iSale 4: The Best Got Better

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Date: Thursday, January 11th, 2007, 23:51
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I’m a big fan of iSale because it’s the best eBay listing software out there for the Mac and I’ve used it since version 1.0. The new version 4 adds a ton of new features including new templates, resizable images and Flickr support. If you’ve got a basement full of old Mac gear, iSale 4 (starting at US$40) can definitely help you turn it into cash.

With iSale 4, the ultimate eBay auctioning solution for your Mac, creating, tracking and managing your auctions is getting easier and easier. From start to finish – iSale is always by your side. Check out the new features that iSale 4 has to offer and explore how easy it is to sell items on eBay with iSale.

equinux – iSale 4

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