The Macbook Pro has returned yet again…

Yesterday afternoon DHL delivered the Macbook Pro for the 4th time. I opened it up and found a list that stated at another 4 things had been replaced in the machine (I didn’t realize that the inside of the Macbook Pro had this many parts that could be replaced). It also said that the “3rd Read more…

What would 150 Apps running at once on a Mac look like? This…maybe…

This is a 2.2GHz MBP with 4GB of Ram running, reportedly, 150 Apps at once. While I’m not convinced there are actually 150 apps running there, and I’m even more not convinced that all 150 were opened at the same time without so much as a slow down, it is an interesting image, none the Read more…

The Macbook Pro has to go back one more time…

Well, for those of you following the ongoing Macbook Pro saga, it looks like I have one final round of sending off to do. The audio problem still continues to be a problem, but since they have replaced the left I/O board it no longer happens when you plug the USB mic into the left Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily 234 – Macbook Pro rant, Apple interest up, lawsuits and more!

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Turn your Apple Device into Art with Gelaskins

I’m sure some of you have seen these before, but until today, I was not aware of the amazing artwork of Gelaskins. The skins protect your iPod, iPhone, or notebook from scratches, while turning them into absolute works of art at the same time. There is some fantastic and amazing talent providing art for Gelaskins, Read more…

Apple settles “color” lawsuit

Apple has settled a lawsuit with two professional photographers. The two had charged the company with falsely advertising the quality and capabilities of the Macbook and Macbook Pro. The case was settled out of court and the terms were not disclosed. The lawsuit was filed in San Diego, Ca, and had been ongoing for 10 Read more…

Macbook Pro Adventure 2008 – The repairs continue

Austin is a very interesting city. It’s the kind of place with great art festivals, countless high end shops and restaurants, and deadlocked traffic at 3:00 pm on a Thursday afternoon. We left for Austin about 1:30pm and did not make it to the Barton Creek Mall Apple Store until 5:00 pm. The trip was Read more…

My Macbook Pro Adventure 2008 begins…

Some of you may remember my iPhone Adventure and Macbook Pro Battery Adventure from July of last year. Both of those situations were problems with my Apple products that required that I drive to Austin (a 4 hour round trip from where I am) to get parts replaced. Well, after sending my Macbook Pro to Read more…

The Macbook Pro RETURNS…but does it work? UPDATE: The Answer is NO!!!!

So, those of you interested in the ongoing Macbook Pro repair saga will be happy to know that DHL just knocked on the door and dropped it off. The real question will be…does it work? For those coming in late, Apple already dropped it off once, and all they had done was pop out some Read more…

Does Apple really need to move to Blu-Ray anytime soon?

There has been some talk over the weekend about why Apple hasn’t yet moved to adding Blu-Ray drives to its computers. Some seem to think that now that the “format war is over” that Apple should be saddling into the Blu-Ray bandwagon (which they originally committed to at the start of the Blu-Ray format) and Read more…