Abandoned Apple Store Redux

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empty apple store

Last year I posted pictures of the abandoned Apple store in Kuwait City and they quickly spread all over the web. The coolest thing about this dirty old store were the old Apple posters, everyone wanted to get their hands on them since they are very rare and impossible to find. So I passed by the place today during lunch time and to my surprise the posters were all taken down and the store completely emptied and cleaned. I quickly got closer to see if I could find any trace of the posters and their they were folded on the floor of the display window. So I went upstairs to the Apple stores office and spoke to this Apple tech guy whom I met a couple of times before and he told me that they had just finished repainting the store and they would be opening it up in the next few days. I asked him what they were going to do with the posters since he knows how badly I wanted them, he told me that they were going to hang them up again. SUCKS! So now I am never going to get my hands on these Apple posters nor will I be able to get my hand on Lego guy!


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Macbook Pro Magsafe Melt Down

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magsafe

Many people have been complaining about Apple’s new Magsafe power plug that come with the new Macbook’s but these pictures on flickr show their might be a bigger problem. One guy came home to find his Magsafe connecter had melted… really freaky. [Link]

[source digg]


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For Sale: 14inch Apple Powerbook G3

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14″ Apple Powerbook G3 500mhz
640MB RAM, 20GB Harddrive, Combo Drive (DVD+CDW)
2xUSB, 2xFirewire, VGA port, Ethernet, Modem

Included accessories:
1) PCIMIA card for extra USB (2 ports)
2) Original DVD drive & 250MB zip drive with 3 x 100MB disks
3) External 750 zip drive (USB) with 1 disk
4) Orginal VGA to External Display adapter

Battery cells recently replaced so great battery life. Powerbook runs OSX.

Asking Price: KD150

Here are some pictures of the Powerbook and accessories:
[1] [2] [3] [4]

If you are interested in the Powerbook and want to check it out in person you can contact the owner Anthony on 9503690 or by leaving a comment below.


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Seventeen Inch

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I have had a 17inch Powerbook with me now for a couple of days and I have to say I really hate it. I hate it so much that I am sitting here typing this post on an old clamshell ibook. I tried using the Powerbook but its just too huge and uncomfortable to use while lying down on the couch. I really tried to like it but I wasn’t able to and I kept falling back on my clamshell for my browsing. Too bad, I really liked the high resolution screen.


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Macworld Boston 1997-The Microsoft Deal

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I found this link on Digg today morning. Its the funniest Steve Jobs keynote I have watched. In it he announced his new partnership with Microsoft and then goes and tells everyone how Internet Explorer was going to be the default browser on the Mac. What I found funny is the Apple crowd, everyone was like booing and screaming out “Noooo!!”, I can only imagine how fucked up the experience must have been to them back then. [Link]


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Apple.com – 1998

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I have been flipping through some old backup CD’s for the past hour trying to find my original copy of Dopewars (DOS version) and while scrimaging through my old stuff I have been finding the strangest things. I never delete anything so I have stuff going back all the way to 1995. While flipping through one of the CD’s I found a folder containing Apple’s main website dating back to 1998 and I decided to upload it for everyone to see. Here it is [Link]


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Mac Links & One More Thing

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How to make your stolen Powerbook’s data remotely self-destruct.
Great software that will help in knocking out noise.
Software that sucks down new MP3′s from your favorite blogs.

And finally…

MC Hammer has a blog???


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iPod Diagnostic Mode

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How to quickly find out if your iPod has a hardware problem. [Link]


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Sony Ericsson K700/K750, GPRS and Macs

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Finally got my Mac to connect to my phones GPRS connection. I spent like 30 minutes now trying everything and for a while I thought it must be because both my PowerMac and Nats Powerbook are running OS10.4 but then when I tried it on my clamshell iBook which was running OS10.3 it still didn’t work. After a bit of playing around I found the solution and decided to post it here incase someone in the future does a google search looking for help.

If you have a Sony Ericsson K700 or K750 and are trying to get you Apple computer to connect to your phones GPRS connection using bluetooth, when choosing modem type choose “Ericsson R520 28.8″. I was getting a “No carrier detected” error message while using the default “Ericsson Infrared” selection for the modem which used to work perfectly fine with my older Sony Ericssons T610 and T630.


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How easy is it to replace an optical drive on an Apple Powerbook?

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The answer.. not easy at all! You basically have to take apart the whole Powerbook just to replace the drive. Check out the step by step guide, it just gets freakier and freakier the nearer you get to the end.

I was thinking of replacing my sisters non-working drive myself, but after seeing this guide, there is no way I am even going to try doing it. [Link]


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