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Ten Strangest iPod Accessories

Over at TechEBlog they have posted a list of their picks for the top ten strangest iPod accessories, seven of which we have covered here at TUAW in the past. Their list is as follows: iBuzz iPod Toilet Paper Dispenser by ATech Play iPod Boxers Pause: iPod compatible bed iPod nano...

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MacBook Pro Complete Disassembly guide

Have you received your MacBook Pro? Are you saddened by OWC's lack of instructions on how to rip apart said new machine? Don't be sad, rejoice, for iFixit (the site formerly known as PBFixit) has released a screw-by-screw guide to Performing Complete Disassembly of a MacBook Pro. Each page of this...

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MacBook Pro vs PowerBook benchmarks

If you are like me and enjoy a good clean fight, check out these benchmarks at Geek Patrol using their own pre-production software: Geekbench, a multi-platform benchmarking utility. These numbers reflect benchmarking on a 1.5GHz PowerBook G4 with 1.25GB RAM vs a 2.0GHz MacBook Pro with 1GB RAM (the...

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Tie with secret iPod nano pocket

If you just can't bear to put your nano in your pocket or man-bag, luckily there is a third choice: Thomas Pink's Commuter Tie. On the back side of the tie is a secret pocket to house your iPod nano complete with a flat mounted loop of fabric to hold your headphone wires out of sight. I'm guessing...

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Powerlogix problems: overheating and kernel panics

If you have upgraded your Mac using my semi-cracky How-To you may have also upgraded your Powerlogix CPU Director software as time went along. Recently I updated to CPU Director 2.3b2, and when the drop down menu in System Preferences > Energy Saver > Options > Processor Performance...

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Is your Mac zippier since the 10.4.5 update?

Some noise around the blogosphere hints at the fact that even legacy Mac machines are faster since the 10.4.5 update this week. Users report a variety of speed boost including program loading, dock bouncing, and boot times. I haven't installed 10.4.5 (because I'm running some funky homebrew software...

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Newbie Tip: Create a customized topical screensaver

Hello to all our new-to-OS X readers! I have a quick tip for those of you that are tired of the stock screensavers in OS X. Simply compile a group of photos into a folder. I like to grab stuff from flickr; one can find rather amazing topical compilations of hi-res photos there. Once you have your...

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Widget Watch: Tetris Widget Round Up

When digging around on the net this week, I found more than one solution to TUAW reader/commenter Aaron Garn's need for Tetris in the Dashboard. First up is MiniTetris by Shock Widgets, a slightly laggy, really miniature tetris. Secondly I found LIFEwaves' fig-leaf-decorated over-priced, and...

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Chic laptop bags for that new MacBook Pro

When it comes to toting around that new MacBook Pro, you want nothing but the best to hug and snuggle your new baby computer. For MacBook Pros (and 15" PowerBooks) I am going to have to point the ladies to alex grant bags. My favorite bag is the understated Skye in gunmetal gray (pictured...

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Strange wooden velvet-lined case for iPod nano

Occasionally strange iPod cases surface (no not that pink knit case your great-aunt made you last year). Take for example this wooden velvet-lined iPod nano case engraved on the cover with the To-fu Oyako character found by Popgadget today. I find a few things wrong with this case, beyond the fact...

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