If you have ever wondered at the difficulties and grief that seem to be created as a matter of fact by the ever changing standards landscape of the computer industry, maybe the following story can give hope that newer doesn’t mean automatically trashing your perfectly good, but slightly out-of-date hardware. I thought that I would write about a recent experience connecting legacy hardware to a recent iMac, in the hopes it might help out some of your loyal readers.
It’s rumor-quashing time again: Apple’s Greg Joswiak, Senior Director of Hardware Product Marketing, tells MacCentral that Apple is “set for some months now” on its hardware line, having updated PowerBook, iBook, Power Mac (dual 1GHz), and, of course, iMac in the last two months.
The phrase ‘What’s on your PowerBook’ takes on chilling meaning when an Apple laptop is lost, stolen, or damaged. We’re dependent on our computers as our life and livelihood, and homeowners insurance may not provide the kind of comprehensive coverage and quick replacement we need. We want to know what insurance you use, and if you’ve ever tested its coverage when disaster hits. Click on the feedback link and let us know. In the meantime, here are some ideas to get you started.
The US$17.99 Personality Pack by Parallel Design has been updated for the Palm m505 and IBM c505. It consists of a flip-up cover that clips to the top of the Palm. The clip-on cover clicks into the utility slot at the back. It has no spring and works by friction. Covers come in either black or translucent colors. The translucent covers let you see your Palm screen without having to flip up the cover, convenient for checking to see if it’s switched on.
The NBA All-Star Game (and all of its associated parties) are in Philadelphia this weekend, so your Editor is going to take some time to enjoy the festivities. I am leaving you in the capable hands of Peter and Joe, who will be minding the shop until Monday or so. Tune in often, real-time publishing is in effect. Also, be sure to post your PowerBook rant or goofy weekend thought in the Newswire, we just may publish it. Hit me on AIM if you need me 🙂