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How to save a combodrive

By linathael. Original by Lionel - 10/05/2004 18:01:01 CEST - Category: Laptop
A new "tips and tricks" from André Sterpin. He has entirely unscrewed a PowerBook Titanium, then its combo-drive which could not read any disc anymore...
After a cleanin session, everything works again!!!

http://www.sterpin.net/

New Apple notebook in June??

By linathael. Original by Lionel - 10/05/2004 17:58:31 CEST - Category: Apple
According to Digitimes,starting from June, Compal, one of the specialist for notebook computer production should start deliver new notebook models to several companies, including Apple!!
Knowing that Apple notebook computers just got freshly revised, then we can imagine 3 hypothesis :
- this info is partially wrong (likely)
- Apple is going to store the new PowerBook G5 for a later release date (very unlikely)
- The last option which is our favorite: Apple has always used the services of Notebook assembling companies to produce iMac LCD, including Compal. So it could be the future iMac...

almost a G5...

By linathael. Original by Lionel - 10/05/2004 17:51:20 CEST - Category: Apple
Look at this photo (thanks Keaps).

This computer is entirely home- and hand-made, and based on a iMac G3 350...
this is a really nice work.
http://www.applefritter.com/

Intel falls back on its feet

By linathael. Original by Lionel - 10/05/2004 16:59:34 CEST - Category: PC
We could have thought that Intel abandoning their Tejas processor line would be a bad thing for them. But it is not so.
The company has just introduced its new processor for notebooks, the Pentium Dothan with its 2MB of L2 cache. It is engraved at 90nm and consumes 24.5W.
According to the first tests, this processor is really good, despite its frequency of ''only'' 2GHz. In fact it is way more powerful than a Pentium 4 at an equal frequency and it dissipates less heat.
To read the test:
http://www.x86-secret.com

Apple's survey for iPod owners...

By linathael. Original by Lionel - 10/05/2004 08:43:23 CEST - Category: Apple
Thomas has received the following message few days ago:

Novatris, in a partnership with RS consulting, an international consulting company is contacting you on behalf of Apple.
You have recently bought an iPod, and Apple is proposing you a survey in order to know what you think about Apple products and services.
All answers to that survey are strictly confidential, and will only be used for the purpose of that survey.
This survey should not take you more than 15 minutes, and are intended to be answered by an iPod owner.
Please click on the link below if you want to be involved in this survey, and to access directly to the questionnaire...

We have looked at all questions, really basic at the beginning (motivation, why and where did you buy your iPod), mater on more interesting question are coming...



We can only hope that Apple will take answers into account for adding new functionalities in the future iPod revision.
some questions are even more interesting...



Apple is interested to know what you are doing with your mobile phone, what are its functionalities; and finally if the iPod has now its own independence from the rest of Apple products (if it has its own marketing life).

iPod mini, not only New York

By kurisu. Original by Lionel - 10/05/2004 06:41:10 CEST - Category: Apple
NYC is apparently not the only city where the iPod mini is currently sold-out, as Antoine tells us :

I work in Los Angeles, and here too, for the past 4 weeks, there are no iPod mini to be found for sale in neither of the 6 Apple Stores in the city... Apple Stores are given a 3 to 6 weeks delivery time. However, people that "book" theirs eventually receive them after a while. So, unless things drastically change, I think it is highly unlikely that iPod minis will be available in Europe before November/December...

And we think so too. If you planned on having an iPod mini with you for the summer holidays, you might get disappointed.

More house automation for your Mac

By Moose. Original by Lionel - 10/05/2004 06:33:44 CEST - Category: Peripheral
-Perceptive Automation has released Indigo.

This software allows you to remotely control their house automation devices from a Mac running OSX.
The application is fully scriptable and can be controlled from a Bluetooth cellphone using Salling Clicker.
http://www.perceptiveautomation.com/indigo/
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