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Happy Birthday Powerbook

Powerbook 2400
 
The year 1997, the day May 8th, same as today,  when the first Powerbook came into the world. Powered by a PowerPC 603e 180 MHz processor, this Powerbook 2400 model had 10.4 inch active matrix display, and could be upgraded to 80 MB of RAM.

 

Happy Birthday Powerbook, or should we say Macbook now? :)

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How to get Macbooks & Apple Gear Cheap: Real Cheap!

Apple products aren't cheap. But, if you are planning to buy a Macbook, an iMac or an iPod shuffle, there is a place to get it cheaper, really cheaper. For example,  you could snag a   15" Macbook Pro for $1699 (300$ cheaper than the list price),  an Apple iPod Shuffle for $49 (50% off the regular price) or an 20" Apple Cinema Display for $699 (list price $1299). Sweet, isn't it?

So how exactly do you get these deals? Nah, there are no coupons, contests to play or mail back rebates. It's easy - Think refurbished. Think Apple's certified refurbished products from Apple's Online Store; all of which come with limited 1 year warranty, and can be extended with Applecare.

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Buying a Macbook Pro? Here's how you can save over $600!

It's not cheap. But, you have been lusting at the  new MacBook Pro for a little time and now you have decided to take the plunge.  But, wait  do you want to save some hard cash? Then, follow the link at the end of this post.

Here's a sample of what you can save:

MacBook Pro 17" - save $619.27 (includes $150 rebate)
MacBook Pro 15" - save $555.76
Mac Mini - $158
iMac 17/20" - $323/401

Applies only to US and the deal comes from Amazon. Click here to save!

RockBox: Hack your iPod with a new firmware

RockBox is an open source replacement firmware for hard-disk digital audio players, which include the Apple iPod, Archos Jukebox 5000, 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder, Recorder V2 and Ondio MP3 players. While it adds features in some cases the RockBox firmware improves on the player abilities.

On the Apple iPod for example, RockBox adds gapless playback, OGG/Vorbis, FLAC, AC3 file format decoding, a 5-band parametric equalizer, replay gain as features. On the Archos Rockbox improves playlist loading speed, provides automatic volume control and even adds a sleep timer.  

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iPod nano cases that change color - automatically

Can't decide what color case to choose for your iPod nano? What about a white case? Okay, how about a case that changes color then?

Proporta's color changing iPod nano just do that; though currently they only change from a color to white, as the temperature rises or decreases; turning lighter as it get hotter and vice versa. The moulded case also protects the iPod nano and is currently available from Proporta in hot pink, deep blue and charcoal base colors for USD 19.95. 

MacBook Pro 17-inch is here: It's Faster, Brighter and still 1-inch thin!

Macbook Pro 17
 It's finally here. The 17-inch Macbook Pro from Apple has been announced, and may we say it's a beauty.

Powered by a 2.16 GHz Intel Dual Core processor, the 17 inch model bundles 1GB of memory running at 667 Mhz, an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor with 256MB video memory, two firewire ports (one 400 and one 800 Mbps), three 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports, an ExpressCard slot, 120 GB hard drive, 8x DVD+R Dual Layer super drive  and a built-in iSight camera.

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