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iPod vending machines run on Windows XP…wtf?

This is a paradox we’re sure both Microsoft and Apple don’t want to find themselves in. With the better part of their advertising campaigns trying to show the differences between the two companies, the Zoom vending machines used to distribute iPods, run on the Windows XP operating system. Isn’t it ironic? Don’t ya think? Of course, it would probably be ...

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iPod Earbud earrings defeat the purpose

The iArtifact project is a design concept that is attempting to take on the extent of Apple fandom with a twist of the extreme. The iPod earbud earrings are kinda cool looking, but whats the point? Why not just buy your own pair of earbuds for a buck, cut them, and paint them silver? Also included in the iArtifcat project ...

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Blu-Ray does Mac, just not by Apple

FastMac recently announced its release of an external Blu-Ray player for the Mac OS X, beating out Apple to the punch of integrating Blu-Ray into the Mac infrastructure. This could be a huge advantage for Blu-Ray over HD DVD now that Mac users will happily have the capability to watch their favorite Blu-Ray movie. The Blu-Ray drive upgrade will allow ...

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Apple accepting iPhone tech support job applications

And they will need all the support they can get! With a totally new interface being released to the mobile world, people are going to be in a tizzy about their iPhone. And if early word of the iPhone’s performance isn’t any indication, people are going to be up in arms about the low battery life unless they fix the ...

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Saitek Obsidian Mouse for clickless scrolling

  With news of Apple’s patent for a touch controlled mouse, other similar concepts and releases are jumping out from the drawing boards. Saitek has released its Wireless Obsidian Mouse which features a touch scroll wheel along with a high-precision 1000dpi optical sensor that operates through RF. The mouse also comes with a USB dock for charging and a spare ...

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Next-gen Apple mouse will ditch scroll-wheel for touch control

Inspired by the buzz that the multi-touch iPhone has built for itself, Apple has a next-gen mouse in the works that could utilize some of the same technology. On December 6, 2006, Apple filed a patent for their mouse design, which will be able to switch through operational modes depending on the users hand positioning on the mouse. The patent, ...

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Which tech company is the greenest? One hint: It’s not Apple

OK, well no company is not quite there in being all green, but some are definitely better than others. Green Peace released their third Guide to Greener Electronics. Apple is by far the worst offender of non-green electronics, with Panasonic and LG tied at second worst. Lenovo leads the pack as the most green of the bunch. No company is ...

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iPhone not doing so hot in testing, 40 minutes = dead battery

With the outrageous hype over the iPhone when it was first announced at Macworld, there was bound to be some negative feedback ricocheted after testing went under way. A source over at Cingular who was assigned to test out the iPhone before the product was cleared for the floor is rumored to have opened his mouth to a few choice ...

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DIY: Flash memory in (almost) any iPod

Why Apple hasn’t gotten with the program and jumped on to the flash memory train yet is beyond us. Why give themselves the extra trouble of a drive with moving parts? This hack shows you how to install flash memory into almost any iPod. Make sure you back up all your music BEFORE you start. Sadly, there are no directions ...

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