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Dog Days of Summer: Look at me! I'm a YouTube star!

While some dogs like last week's Dog Days subject Zandra work hard every day, others are busy checking themselves out on YouTube. TUAW reader Kim Frandsen sent us a photo of standard poodle Louie doing just that. Kim says that Louie's "a big fan of YouTube videos ... especially ones starring...

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High school students raise thousands of dollars repairing, selling old MacBooks

One of the best things about owning Macs is that they hold resale value far longer than many of their competitors. Students at South Portland High School took advantage of that fact, repairing the district's lot of broken MacBooks and raising thousands of dollars in the process. After converting...

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Caturday: Under the (MacBook) cover

Pink is a lovely cat who, according to owner and TUAW reader wouter, loved to sleep on his old white MacBook back when she was only about six months old. All I can say is "that can't be comfortable"! Pink resides with Floyd, naturally, in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Wouter says: We've got two...

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Flickr Find: Looking beyond a MacBook screen

This is a lovely and creative way to reflect on what is in front of you, don't you agree? Image is from Flickr member Jim....

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How many stickers is too many?

We ran a poll back in April asking how you feel about stickers on your MacBook. Not surprisingly, a whopping 41% of you said you'd never consider such a thing, while just 19% embraced the practice enthusiastically. But how much is too much? I have a feeling that the MacBook Pro pictured above...

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HEX Convertible Laptop Briefcase: A TUAW Video Review

Sometimes you need the professionalism of a briefcase to carry your MacBook; other times, you need both hands free so a backpack is the answer. The HEX Convertible Laptop Briefcase (US$109.95) provides both a clean-looking briefcase and a race-through-airports backpack in one sleek package. Check...

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Flickr Find: Even Stormtroopers prefer a Mac

You would think that, with his villainous personality, Darth Vader would force his stormtroopers to use Windows machines to keep them in a constant state of frustration. Instead, the Dark Lord allows at least one Empire soldier access to a lovely array of Macs. I bet all his trooper buddies...

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Remember back when a PowerBook could burn your house down?

Ah, the good old days. Nothing like a top-of-the-line notebook charger that may or may not be plotting to start your house on fire with you inside. [Photo credit: Dom]...

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Twelve South BookArc möd steps away from metal, embraces wood

Just yesterday we announced Twelve South's new HiRise stand Tactical Black finish and are giving one away; today we're going to take a look at a new take on the venerable BookArc MacBook stand. It's called the BookArc möd (US$79.99) and bring the warm look and feel of wood to a great...

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And the award for cheapest MacBook sleeve goes to...

I'm utterly ashamed that I didn't think of this myself. What an amazing way to recycle a pair of old trousers. Bonus points for solid sewing skills and making it look professional! [Photo credit: John]...

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Here's what your new black MacBook Air would look like, if it existed

In love with the idea of a new black Apple notebook? So am I. There's just no denying that a black MacBook would be an awesome addition to the company's lineup, though whether we'll ever be graced with such a device is anyone's guess. But just to tease the idea, I whipped up some images that show...

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Gandalf takes a break on his MacBook Pro while filming "The Hobbit"

Let the software install wizard jokes fly! What you're looking at above is Gandalf, played by Ian McKellen, using his MacBook Pro while taking a break during filming of The Hobbit. Naturally, the photo has inspired a slew of photoshopping and other creative spoofs. This one in particular is...

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The MacBooklet

Looks legit to me. I'll take 12. [Photo credit: Domramsey]...

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A MacBook with a split personality

Wow! I had never considered this as an option, but back when Apple saw fit to make black MacBooks, swapping out some of the pieces onto a white model creates a pretty cool looking final product. [Photo credit: Barjack]...

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I want a new black MacBook

There is a stark contrast between Apple's use of color on its computer hardware and its mobile devices. You can get an iPod, iPhone, and to a lesser extent, an iPad, in a number of hues, but ever since the black polycarbonate MacBook bit the dust in 2009, there's been a distinct lack of flavor in...

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