It looks like Apple is preparing to make a big splash at Macworld Expo in January with iWork '07.
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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.
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We Macheads tend to be obsessive upgraders, we keep tabs on our favorite software and tend to keep it fanatically up-to-date. Sites like MacUpdate.com (my personal fave) and VersionTracker.com prove indispensable at tracking our favorite application versions and user comments about them. There's a new kid on the block that combines software updates with social networking and the ability to discover new applications.
Let me start off by saying that I have a bag fetish. I live for bags and love all the different options for carrying around my MacBook in style. Whether it's a shoulder bag, messenger bag or backpack, each has its place and specific application and place. A bag is a part of your wardrobe and should be treated as such.
Over at MacInTouch, reader Rickard Almqvist reports that Apple has updated the MacBook Pro logic board and that it "got rid of all whine."
DigiTimes is reporting that sales of Apple's Intel Core Duo-powered MacBook notebooks are exceeding initial estimates and that the company is consider expanding the line to include a 15-inch model. I think that it would kill MacBook Pro sales and that they should release a 12-inch model instead.
United Press International's Chris Barylick wrote an article about the recent MacBook Pro battery failures. In it he discusses the various issues that have plagued the Intel notebook's lithium power cells ("holding less than their normal charge, overheating and swelling to larger sizes"). Apparently individual cells in some of the early battery packs are susceptible to failure...
Apple has apparently had admitted that the discoloration on the wrist rests of some MacBooks (mostly white ones) is actually a manufacturing defect as opposed to a "cosmetic" problem...
A nice little bonus arrive with yesterday's release of Mac 10.4.7: two-finger right clicking for 15-inch MacBook Pro owners.
Apple's MagSafe power connector for MacBooks is revolutionary (except for a few issues, that is) but true mobile technologists spend a lot of time between wall power outlets and the lack of MagSafe adapters for cars and airplanes is starting to become a liability. Maybe Apple doesn't want us to use our MacBooks and MacBook Pros on the road?
Intel used an event in San Francisco yesterday to launch their new server chip code-named "Woodcrest." (The official name "Dual Core Xeon" is not nearly as cool, but I digress.)