PPUG post-Macworld Meeting is TODAY

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Date: Monday, January 10th, 2005, 12:47
Category: User Group

Bad news – we got bumped from our normal room and will be meeting out in the “Patio” room. This may end up being a big round table discussion instead of a presentation. O’Grady will be there.
The Philadelphia PowerBook User Group will be meeting at the Manayunk Brewery on Saturday 15 January at noon. With Macworld announcements there should be loads to talk about!
For directions visit ppug.net

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Fixing Your PowerBook G4 15"

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Date: Tuesday, August 26th, 2003, 05:53
Category: PowerBook 15-Inch, User Group

We’ve talked about some of the wear and tear that can occur on the Titanium PowerBook G4 15″ laptops, especially early models. Our friend Troy Kingsbury at Small Dog Electronics has figured out how to repair Titaniums that come unglued, have latch problems, or get scratched so you can finally make your Ti as good as new again. I liked his tips so much I got special permission to reprint it here on the PowerPage.

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PowerBooks in Short Supply

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Date: Friday, August 22nd, 2003, 02:26
Category: User Group

A source in the Apple retail market has provided information to support upcoming updates to the PowerBook line. We have posted numerous screenshots from major Apple supplier websites showing highly depleted stock. READ MORE.

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Wireless Local Number Portability (WLNP) Coming Soon

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Date: Monday, August 4th, 2003, 20:58
Category: iPod, User Group

A Businessweek article “As Number Portability Nears” discusses the recent FCC ruling that mobile phone operators must allow customers to keep their phone number when changing providers. The new rule takes effect 23 November 2003. Read more…

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UK Bans iTrip FM Modulator

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Date: Saturday, August 2nd, 2003, 22:05
Category: iPod, User Group

A gadget that lets you send songs from Apple’s iPod music player to an FM radio has fallen foul of UK laws.

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DockFun! v 4.0.4 updated

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Date: Monday, July 28th, 2003, 09:41
Category: iPod, User Group

Still hungry for more dock-switching capabilities? John MacDonnell, author of DockFun, writes us to let us know the latest developments on his dock switching utility. And since Apple still hasn’t added dock switching to Panther, we plan to leave the switching to elegant shareware.

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Sony Ericsson T608 Rumors

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Date: Tuesday, July 15th, 2003, 14:31
Category: Mobile Phone, User Group

(Sprint PCS confirmed the handset was going to be made available, and now, according to MobileTracker, it wont be. No source was listed, and I will contact Sprint PCS business services again to see what the status is. SprintPCS has the phone on their website for $229, though some of the information is not correct. You can also watch the hand-wringing in real-time on T608 Users if you are interested. -Emory)
A recent MobileTracker story says that the T608 is not coming (despite a recent rumor here at the PowerPage). Their source is a Reuters story that mentions cost cutting moves.

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Ask PowerPage: Tips on Buying a PowerBook Via eBay (or Private Parties)

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Date: Monday, July 14th, 2003, 16:18
Category: Any Laptop Computer, User Group

With increasing fraud on eBay, is it even safe to try to buy PowerBook through them? Is escrow service the way to go? There seem to be some good deals on eBay or other classified services – some frankly seem to good to be true. Any tips on protecting a purchase from the evil doers who are out to rip off Mac fans? I’m considering a transaction with a seller in UK and I’m planning to use uk-escrow.com for escrow proctection. Any advice? Ed: Login to add comments to this story, and tell us what you think. -PK

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MWNY03: Snatching Hope from the Joz of Defeat

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Date: Wednesday, July 9th, 2003, 22:10
Category: iPod, User Group

We can dream, right? Sure, there’s an excellent chance that next week’s Macworld keynote will be nothing other than a rehash of Apple’s blockbuster WWDC announcements. But Apple will have a big crowd assembled at the Javits Center Tuesday morning, so why not make a little big splash? The company has been known to make announcement at shows other than Macworld. Here’s what I’d like to see make the list.

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Sprint PCS T608 Petition

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Date: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2003, 16:15
Category: Mobile Phone, User Group

A new petition has been started for Sprint PCS customers who want to see the Sony Ericsson T608 released.

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