New 17inch MacBook Pro

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2.16 Intel Core Duo Processor
667 MHz front-side bus
Up to 2GB of RAM (667 MHz DDR@ SDRAM)
iSight Camera
MagSafe Power Adapter
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 PCI Express graphics 256MB
Firewire 800, Firewire 400
Bluetooth, Airport Extreme
$2799

Apple.com/macbookpro

Still waiting for the new ibooks..


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Original iPod Introduction

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This is a video of Steve Jobs introducing the iPod for the first time back in October 23, 2001. [Link]

You can also find other special Apple moments by clicking [here]

[source gizmodo]


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Mac & More

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I was just at Marina Mall and noticed Mac & More is opening soon there. The shop will be located in the area between Pearle and Tomy Hillfiger.


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10 Mac Apps

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A list of 10 necessary mac applications by Om Malik. [Link]


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The Powerbook problem

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DC-IN Board

I think I figured out what I fucked up in Nats Powerbook yesterday. I think I damaged the DC-IN Board. I managed to find some second hand ones on eBay that cost between $15 to $45 which is pretty cheap. The problem is installing it is going to be a bitch. [Link]


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Oh Shit!

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busted powerbook adapter

I think I busted Nat’s PowerBook. My creative director got a new power adapter for his Powerbook since his adapter’s head was mangled up, I decided to take it off his hands and its been with me for like 2 weeks now. I don’t know what I was thinking but for some stupid reason today I decided to see if it still worked, and I just went ahead and plugged it into Nats Powerbook. It didn’t work but when I went back and plugged Nats power adapter it also didnt work! Now I think I might have damaged her Powerbooks power socket or maybe short cicuited something. So last month I broke our dogs leg and this month I broke her Powerbook.. I hope she doesn’t believe in the 3 strikes and you are out rule…

Note: Picture above is of the adapter I plugged into Nats Powerbook…


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Installing Boot Camp will void your warranty

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According to Apple, installing “their” Boot Camp software on your Mac will void your warranty. Yes you read right, if you install Boot Camp which is an Apple software, you will void your warranty. Apple thats STUPID! [Link]

[source digg]


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iPod Hi-Fi

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iPod Hi-Fi

The iPod Hi-Fi is available at Virgin and they are selling it for KD150. It’s a lot smaller then I imagined it to be, it looks a lot bigger in the pictures.


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Oblivion and Half Life 2 running on the Mac

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Yesterday Apple releasesd BootCamp which allows you to run Windows XP on the Mac and some friends of ours from GameChew managed to get the games Oblivion and Half Life 2 running on their Macs. The games are running with the settings great quality and medium resolution. You can watch Oblivion running on the Macs by watching the 2 videos they made, check it out. [Link]

I am gonna try running Red Alert Aftermath once I get my Intel Mac!!


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Review: IPEVO free.1 Skype Phone

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Ipevo free.1

Late last month I placed an order for the IPEVO free.1 Skpe Phone and I just received it yesterday. I have to say its just the coolest accessory for my Mac, even cooler then my CueCat!

I ordered the white version while my sister ordered the black one and they are honestly both great looking. I prefer the white since all my furniture in my computer room is white plus white is more Apple like. The phone works really great with the Mac, all you need to do is install this application which runs in the background and whenever you want to use Skype you just pick up the phone and click on the Skype button which will then launch the Skype application. You can then use the up and down controller on the phone to move up and down in your Skypes contact list, once you highlight a contact you just click the call button and you are suddenly calling your contact all without even touching your computer. Say you want to dial a number that isn’t on the contact list then you just input the numbers on the phone and press the call button. Very very easy to use just like a regular phone. The build quality of the phone is just superb and combined with its looks its hard to believe it costs only $30.

I couldn’t wait to try the phone so I quickly called my brother up in Lebanon and spoke to him a bit, even when we ran out of things to talk about I tried to stay on the phone as long as I could since it felt great using it. After I was done with my brother I tried to find someone else to call just so I could use the phone again. I really love it.

In conclusion, I would definitely recommend this phone. It looks great, the sound quality is great and the phone feels much more expensive then it actually costs. Its integration with the Mac and PC makes it really easy to work and use which makes it very user friendly. The only downside I could think of is that the USB cable is too long, 2.5 meters to be exact which I guess could be a good thing for some people but not if you are planning on using it with your laptop. Another downside is expect your Skype bill to go up because you really just want to call more because of it. I hated the headphone+mic combination, it just didn’t feel natural but since this looks like and feels like a phone I am more comfortable using it. The final score is a 4.5 out of 5.

Buy the white IPEVO phone from Amazon
Buy the black IPEVO phone from Amazon
Visit the IPEVO website


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