The Apple Core: Top 10 Stories of 2006

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Date: Friday, December 22nd, 2006, 11:00
Category: The Apple Core

It’s almost the end of the year so I thought that it would be a good time to recap your favorite stories from The Apple Core in 2006.
10. Apple partners with Nike on iPod for runners
The Nike+ iPod kit is a boon for runners and one of the tightest and most technical iPod integrations yet. The partnership between Apple and Nike was also significant because they’re two of the most influential brands on the planet. Too bad it doesn’t work on bicycles…
9. Sony rips off MacBook design
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Sony’s VAIO N10-Series is practically a dead ringer for a white MacBook. Maybe Apple should get them back by cloning the VAIO VGN-UX280P 4.5″ notebook PC.
8. Silent recall on MacBook Pro batteries
Probably the most serious story of 2006 is the massive battery recalls from Dell, Apple and almost every other notebook computer manufacturer. Since defective batteries can explode and cause fire, it’s essential that you check your iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 battery serial numbers immediately.
7. MacBook Pro Photoshop benchmarks
If Apple’s move to Intel processors is the biggest hardware story of the year, then the release of the Intel-native build of Photoshop CS3 has to be the biggest software story. So what if it’s a beta.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


It’s almost the end of the year so I thought that it would be a good time to recap your favorite stories from The Apple Core in 2006.
10. Apple partners with Nike on iPod for runners
The Nike+ iPod kit is a boon for runners and one of the tightest and most technical iPod integrations yet. The partnership between Apple and Nike was also significant because they’re two of the most influential brands on the planet. Too bad it doesn’t work on bicycles…
9. Sony rips off MacBook design
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Sony’s VAIO N10-Series is practically a dead ringer for a white MacBook. Maybe Apple should get them back by cloning the VAIO VGN-UX280P 4.5″ notebook PC.
8. Silent recall on MacBook Pro batteries
Probably the most serious story of 2006 is the massive battery recalls from Dell, Apple and almost every other notebook computer manufacturer. Since defective batteries can explode and cause fire, it’s essential that you check your iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 battery serial numbers immediately.
7. MacBook Pro Photoshop benchmarks
If Apple’s move to Intel processors is the biggest hardware story of the year, then the release of the Intel-native build of Photoshop CS3 has to be the biggest software story. So what if it’s a beta.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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