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Turn that old Mac into a functioning clock

Let's say you have a Mac collecting dust in the corner of your garage. Rather than succumb to your spouse's demands and send the old friend to computer heaven, why not re-purpose that Mac into something both functional and beautiful? Cult of Mac...

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PowerMac panel reused as Nerf backboard

Cult of Mac comes up with yet another classic re-use of an old Mac: they posted about this PowerMac G5 sidepanel that's been turned into an office space Nerf basketball backboard. The cardboard setup apparently broke down, so they replaced it with...

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Connecticut man consults Apple Genius and gets arrested

Editor's Note: Some comments to this post suggest that TUAW is "giving advice to pedophiles" by reminding readers that sensitive information could be read or copied by service technicians when you bring your Mac in for repair. While one assumes...

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Seagate continues to communicate bad news

There has been plenty of confusion over the continuing saga of Seagate hard drives with firmware problems that can lead to eventual failure and data loss. We've followed the story here and here. It hasn't been pretty for either Intel or non-Intel...

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MacMods of the Year for 2008 announced

MacMod.com has announced their honorees for the best mods on Macs that they saw last year, and you can see all of the hacks and mods over at their site right now. Most of the mods are case modifications, like the very slick iPhone custom, and the...

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Battery calibration recommended by Apple, why no utility?

Like virtually all mobile computer manufacturers, Apple recommends that users calibrate their laptop batteries every few months, as Scott pointed out a couple of years ago. Unlike many manufacturers, however, Apple does not include a utility to...

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Blu-ray recordable drive for Macs

Is it time to finally put your HD mountain biking documentary on Blu-ray? Apple upgrade vendor MCE Technologies announced availability of a totally Mac-compatible Blu-ray recordable drive for Mac Pro and Power Mac. The $499 (internal) drive is...

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Hang Your Mac - Sonnet MacCuff Pro

It's common knowledge that Mac Pro is one of the most powerful pre-configured desktop computers out there, but who knew it was hung? With a little help from Sonnet Technologies, your Mac Pro or PowerMac G5 can hang elegantly from under your desk...

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Photoshop CS3 Rocks on the Mac Pro

With the Mac world all aflutter about the release of a Universal Binary beta of Photoshop CS3, the excellent Mac performance enthusiast site Bare Feats has some hard numbers comparing the CS3 beta on the Mac Pro to CS2 and CS3 on the Quad G5...

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Apple announces PowerMac G5 Repair Extension Program for Power Supply Issues

Earlier today Apple announced their The Power Mac G5 Repair Extension Program which applies to Power Mac G5 systems that have "power-related issues as a result of a specific component failure within the computer's power supply." In other words, if...

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Rig of the Day: Film pro rig

Most of our Rigs of the Day are about fun, but this one is all about business. Creative business, perhaps, but it is business nonetheless. Powerd by a 2.0Ghz G5 PowerMac pushing pixels to a 22 inch and 23 inch Cinema display and a bunch of video...

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AnandTech reviews Mac Pro

Have you been searching for an exhaustive review of the Mac Pro that compares it, inside and out, with the PowerMac G5? Search no more! Those wacky kids from AnandTech have gotten their hands on a brand new Mac Pro and put it through the paces. The...

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Intel's Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme chips

Today Intel took the wraps off their 10 chip Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors. Expect fast processing and lower power consumption to be hallmarks of these chips that have a host of technologies with names like 'Intel Intelligent Power...

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Rumor Mill: Mac Pro in new enclosure at WWDC

ThinkSecret is saying that Apple will announce the Mac Pro and a newly designed enclosure at its World Wide Developers Conference next month. The Mac Pro is the rumored name of the Intel machines that will replace the PowerMac G5's. According to the...

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Liquid cooled Power Macs are leaking

Imagine waking up one morning to find that a glowing green goo was dripping from the cheese-grater bottom of your shiny Power Mac. Horrible even to imagine, I know. Unfortunately, this has become a reality for some owners of recent liquid cooled...

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600 PowerMacs used for 007 Ultimate DVD Collection

Eureka! After all this MacBook/Intel Mac news lately, we finally come across some news about the good ol' faithful PowerMac, or to be more specific: 600 of them. Taking a cue from Microsoft Vista naming conventions, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment...

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