Watch: Revved iBook a Big Hit - Apple's refreshed
800MHz iBook is #4 in notebook sales in Japan. The 12.1"
model is the most popular, with other iBooks not making
the top 20 Previously, the 14.1" high-end iBook
and the CDRW iBook have been very popular.
Hack: CDRW into Fruity iBook Does Go - Fearless
MacBidouille hardware guy Denis (surname supplied, but
withheld for security reasons) has installed a CDRW
into an original Blueberry iBook 300.
College Education, Get Free iBook - kraksmoka writes
""The Chronicle of Higher Education has an
article about how Saint Leo University in Florida is
offering an iBook laptop to every incoming residential
student and full-time faculty member. '... the draw
of the iBooks has encouraged some of the more than 1,700
students at the university's main campus who would otherwise
commute to live in dormitories
Laptops: IT Takes a Village - The enormous
undertaking hasn't been easy. But recent visits to a
handful of Maine schools show that with the right mix
of time, resources and community support, the laptop
investment pays big dividends.
SpeedZone: The New iBooks And Game Performance -
How Much Difference Does The New Graphics Card Make?
.... A Performance Report - Below we take a look at
performance of two different games when running on each
of the new iBooks. We have also included some scores
from the previous generation of iBooks
Don't People Like iBook CD Trays? - What we want
to know is, why? What do people have against the cute
little things? And why would anyone want to break a
single thing in a pretty new Apple store? Maybe people
are just careless, except the word from schools where
kids are using iBooks every day is all about how durable
Wireless Problems Persist, While iBook Exceeds Expectations
- the iBook apparently "exceeds industry specifications"
in its implementation of 802.11b. The original model
iBook (1999), which was the first Mac to support Airport,
also delivered impressive wireless range, with the antenna
built around the screen
NoteBooks Vs. PowerBook + iBook = No Contest - As
the Newsfactor article notes, Sony's FireWire-equippedVaio
can't compete with the iBook on weight, and the 3.6lb
Dell Latitude costs a cool $1K more than the icy iBook
iBook Musings - No Fork In the River This Time -
Two years ago, I wrote a The Road Warrior column entitled
"A Fork In The River" on a theme of whether
upgrading my then 20 month old WallStreet PowerBook
would make more sense than buying a new iBook
report: school district moves to Macs - he
majority of computers purchased are either Apple iBook
or eMac machines. Several eMac labs have been established,
while the iBooks are used primarily by teachers for
lesson administration via AirPort
offers iBooks to students, faculty - Florida-based
Saint Leo University is offering every incoming residential
student as well as full-time faculty an iBook
for all? 'Stupidest idea' makes grade - Educators
from across the country - as well as from Scotland,
Canada and France - have come to Maine to study the
novel plan to boost computer literacy, instituted with
foundation help from Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.
This fall, as 18,000 seventh-graders added Apple laptops
in neat black cases to the school supplies they tote
home each night, the missives to King's office took
on a new tone
12.1in Combo - The difference on the entry-level
model is more noticeable, although still quite subtle.
All the surfaces that had a metallic appearance on the
old iBook have been replaced with plain white plastic.
The outer casing of the machine is solid white, rather
than translucent plastic with a white layer underneath,
like the old model, and even the hinge that holds the
screen in place is now white rather than silver. In
addition, the newly whitened hand rest surfaces, as
well as the trackpad button, have more of a rougher
matte feel to them than the old model with its smooth
Invade iBook - xkranda writes "Seriously ...
this is off the Apple Discussions site. Apparently some
poor sap's iBook became infested with ants
to Apple. Getting PHP & MySQL on my ibook -
Think about this. Here is a big company that instead
of trying to cover up or dismiss an incompatibility
"Note: There is an known incompatibility between
PHP 4.1 and MacOS X version 10.1.2." it steps up
to the plate for the users, says there's a problem and
not only helps insure you can get around it, but tells
you that Joe Blow hacker (Marc) in this case has a fix!
MacSlash: Unix Geek Buys iBook, Now What? - Anonymous
Coward writes "I have just ordered an iBook. It'll
be here tomorrow. I'm a Unix geek, who is used to all
the nice free software like emacs, gcc, imagemagick,
mozilla etc pp. Now, I ask myself: where shall I start?
I've bought the iBook for its unixness, but I am willing
to switch some tasks like email into the Apple world.
What do I need to get started
computes: Laptops equal better learning - "All
the evidence suggests that when [certain] conditions
are met, technology has an impact. One of those conditions
is, of course, access," Prof. Soloway said. "There
is absolute data that say, indeed, computer technology
leads to increased understanding and leads to increased
effectiveness in the
tech to college - Computers, laptops and cell phones
are no longer optional accessories for today's college
for secondary teachers enhances ICT - Teachers will
have a choice of an Apple, Compaq/hp or Toshiba laptop.
Trevor Mallard thanked all the companies involved in
providing the laptops. "They have shown a real
commitment to the education sector and that is appreciated."
Forever (iBooks Too!) - There was a rumor afoot
last week that Apple would roll out new PowerBook and
iBook upgrades last Wednesday. It didn't happen, but
it wouldn't surprise me at all if we do see upgraded,
'Books before Christmas. The current rumored target
date is now November 5th. We shall see