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Hey students, buy a Mac and get a free iPod nano

Apple is currently running a promotion (which goes until September 16, 2006) that many college students will like. Buy a Mac and an iPod to qualify for a $179 dollar rebate. Apple is advertising this as getting a free iPod nano, but the rebate can b...

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Rig of the Day: One more TV rig

Ok, just one more TV rig, we promise.* Flickr user beenester asks, "Is it overkill to use a 1.8GHz Powermac G5 as a TV computer?" We say, "Heck, no!" "Overkill?" posted by beenester. If you'd like to see your own rig featured here, simply upload ph...

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She said yes!

Remember the dude that proposed via Apple's time lapse video outside the new Fifth Avenue Apple Store? Kottke.org received an email from his fiancé, Uschi Lang. That's right, she said yes! James, that's the name of the man in the photo, had be...

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MacBook Final Cut Studio benchmarks

While some of us are content taking Apple's word that the MacBook isn't so good for Final Cut Pro, the people at Creative Mac decided to do some testing. They pitted a MacBook, a MacBook Pro, and a dual G5 PowerMac (2.0 Ghz), all with 2 gigs of RAM,...

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The Power Mac stands as the last PPC Mac

Oh, the poor Power Mac G5. Apple's "Big Kahuna" now looks downright elderly, being the only Mac that isn't sporting a rockin' Intel chip. I'm guessing that Apple's pro level machine won't make its Intel debut until January's Macworld Expo, but it's f...

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Rig of the Day: Thomas Dolby's setup

Yes, that Thomas Dolby. Flickr user randomduck snapped a shot of his on-stage rig which consisted of contemporary and (modded) vintage equipment, all of which is controlled by a dual-processor Power Mac G5. For a more detailed run down of what's pic...

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Video of a MacBook Pro stomping a PowerMac G5 compiling Java

What's a big news day without a little bit of a hardware smack down? Call me crazy, but I just found this Gear Live site through diggdot.us, and these guys posted a video podcast in a variety of formats of a MacBook Pro with a (comparatively) measly ...

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What a convenient coincidence..."Conroe" and WWDC

Just wanted to point something out, folks: Today, Intel took the wraps off several new "Core"-based processors, including Merom (mobile), Conroe (desktop), and Woodcrest (server). Conroe, which is said "to offer 40% more performance at...

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Rig of the Day: Serious video editing

Could you put together a sweet holiday DVD for grandma and grandpa with this set up, or what? Flickr user and TUAW reader trancepriest shows off his Power Mac G5, two huge Cinema Displays, iSight, video editing keyboard, a couple of cameras and othe...

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Rig of the Day: A nice home studio

Flickr user, TUAW reader, and slayer of the living dead Zombie Killer is responsible for today's Rig of the Day. His home studio features two 20" Cinema Displays, a dual 2.0GHz Power Mac G5, a couple guitars, a couple of basses and a whole rack...

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Rig of the Day: The studio

Today's rig features one serious G5-powered home studio. A huge Cinema Display surveys its domain from on high. Not being a professional musician, I don't even know what most of that stuff is, so maybe reader metanut can enlighten us? "Studio&q...

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Rig of the Day: Group photo

Ok, everyone gather around for a group photo. Cinema CRT...you stand it the back, you're tall. Pictured here we find a 17" Apple CRT Cinema display connected to a dual 2.5 Power Mac G5, three sibling Powerbooks, plus an iBook, iSight, six iPods...

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Quad G5 almost fast enough

When is a Quad G5 Power Mac the first Mac that is just fast enough for a user's purposes? Perhaps you're thinking of folding proteins, modeling the human genome, or searching for intelligent life in the Universe? Nope, when you're a very fast typist....

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Apple trademarks "Mac Pro" in New Zealand

Listen hither, ye name-bashing heathens: Apple made a gutsy move kicking creativity in the crotch by axing the "PowerBook" moniker on the pro laptop line and changing it to "MacBook Pro," but Steve made his intentions very clear d...

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Big Fat Hard Drives for your PowerMac G5

If you bought a PowerMac G5, or if you're still going to buy one because you hate all that is Intel and you suspect Apple will switch over their desktops next, be sure to check out some of the SATA hard disk options currently on the market. If you ch...

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Rig of the Day: Mind the Mac, Chewie

Last week we posted a rig that prompted reader minty95 to comment, "Loving the rig pictures, but hey guys, what's with being so tidy? How about a few messy desks over the next few days..." Ask and you shall receive. Today's rig comes from ...

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