I've been using a Novatel V640 EVDO ExpressCard/34 for a while now on the Verizon network and it's fantastic. It allows you to get online anywhere where there's high-speed EVDO coverage and it fits in the skinny (34mm, hence the name) ExpressCard/34 slot found in the MacBook Pro.
The Apple Core
Apple technology keeps gaining respect in the executive suite, with businesses and in the data center. Jason O'Grady and David Morgenstern deliver critical news and penetrating analysis that managers need to succeed.
Jason D. O'Grady
Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 18 years.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.
U.S.-based DRAM manufacturer Super Talent Technology has announced a range of Solid State Disks (SSDs) that utilize the industry standard Serial ATA (SATA) interface. Clearly there's a movement afoot toward SSDs for notebook/tablet/portable applications and the parade of new flash-based media offerings is sure to keep the ultra-light, diskless MacBook rumors burning brightly for the foreseeable future.
Waiting in your Software Update is Mac OS 10.4.9. Resist the urge to install it tonight, people.
The Apple UK Store accidentally posted a graphic that suggests that new 8-Core Mac Pros are coming soon. The new Intel Xeon 53xx series chips use the same socket as current Mac Pros fueling speculation that current owners could upgrade to the new chips.
A reader sent me this picture of his swollen MacBook Pro (17-inch) battery.
Intel today jumped into the NAND flash drive market with the announcement of their Z-U130 solid state "drives" (SSDs). It's conceivable that the Intel Z-drive could land in Apple's nanoBook by the end of 2007 or in January 2008. NanoBook in time for Macworld Expo '08? It could happen...
According to Reuters European Union consumer chief Meglena Kuneva has come out swinging against Apple's increasingly powerful iTunes/iPod combination.
DefectiveByDesign.org (a "broad-based anti-DRM campaign that is targeting Big Media, unhelpful manufacturers and DRM distributors") has challenged Steve Jobs to put his money where his mouth is regarding his February 6th open letter "Thoughts on Music."
Shaw Wu, an analyst at American Technology Research says that a new notebook, which I've been calling the nanoBook, will finally ditch the spinning hard disk drive mechanism in favor of faster flash memory. A news item on Reuters by Philipp Gollner explains: Apple Inc.
Apple last night released the second software update for the AirPort Extreme. AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002 weighs in at 6.5MB and is recommended for all Intel-based Macs and "improves compatibility with AirPort Extreme base stations and networks."