As expected, Apple this morning announced the high anticipated successor to the iBook notebook computer. The new MacBook (no "Pro") is available for ordering today from the Apple online store and it comes in polycarbonate black or white, just like the iPod.
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One of the hottest tidbits of Apple juice last week was a news story that Apple is working on a iPod/mobile phone hybrid device with Softbank Corp.
Phil Angell has posted the MacBook Pro Heat Page where his is posting the CPU temperature graphs of contributors MacBook Pros.
There have been several attempt at merging the iPod and the mobile phone but each has so many compromises that most people end up going back to carrying two devices.
After my piece yesterday about Jobs getting out of the Happy Meal business I heard from a source close to McDonald's that tells a different toy story.
Apparently Steve Jobs doesn't care too much for the food at McDonald's or at minimum he wants to stop using it to promote Disney/Pixar films to kids.
According to DailyTech, Intel has provided names and dates for their next generation of core processors. The new chips may ship under the Apple logo in as soon as a few months.
There is now a way to read the internal temperature of the MacBook Pro, something no other software has been able to do to date.
If it wasn't bad enough that to have processor and CPU whine, poor Airport reception and solar ambient temperatures, it appears that some early MacBook Pro batteries are now failing.
The TomTom GO 300 (MSRP US$499) is an economical Mac-compatible portable GPS receiver. If you're looking for a GPS receiver for you car that costs less than a mortgage payment, then the GO 300 is worthy of a look.