Wouldn't you know that almost immediately after I post my review of the Verizon Wireless V640 EV-DO Express Card/34 from Novatel, they announce the successor? Moore's Law at it's finest.
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In a previous blog posting ("Migrate your iTunes library off your local hard drive") I wrote about how to free up a bunch of hard drive space by moving your iTunes library to an external USB hard drive that you then attach to the new 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBS). Stop the presses!
Just when you thought that a 200GB notebook hard drive was enough, along comes a larger 300GB drive that shatters the former ceiling by 50 percent.
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.
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.