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eBay sees its iPad listings increase ten-fold over last year

Apple set March 7 as the date for its big iPad announcement. Eager customers are looking to sell their older iPads in anticipation of buying the latest model. Instead of dealing with Craigslist spammers and deadbeat auction buyers, many people are turning to eBay's InstantSale program to get quick...

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Flowfold turns scrap sailcloth and recycled plastic into an attractive iPad 2 sleeve

If you're looking for an eco-friendly case for your iPad 2, you should take a closer look at Flowfold for the iPad. It's an attractive sleeve made of reclaimed sailcloth and recycled plastic bottle felt. This combination of recycled materials produces a sleeve that's weather-resistant on the...

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Eco-friendly iPhone case made from trash

For those of you who are eco-conscious and are looking for an iPhone case, you may want to check out the Re-case. The Re-case is made from rice agricultural waste that is added to post-consumer thermo-plastics resulting in a case that is literally made from trash. Besides its environmentally fr...

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Apple expands recycling options for old computers, mobile devices

Apple announced today that is is expanding and updating its Reuse and Recycling Program. The updated service allows anyone to send their old computers and monitors to Apple to be recycled for free -- regardless of brand. Previously Apple offered free recycling of old Macs and PCs for free for t...

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Twelve things to do with an old Apple computer

As I type this article on my MacBook Pro, I can't help but glance over at my poor PowerBook Lombard G3 with its awesome translucent bronze keyboard, sitting in its dusty laptop bag. The battery is long toast. When I last booted it up, the clock thought that the system time was close to 1970 thanks t...

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Over a dozen uses for old Macs

So let's say you finally decided to let that strawberry iMac go into the great off position in the sky (probably because you bought an iPad, right?). You're not going to unceremoniously dump that thing in the garbage, are you? You may not know it, but there's a healthy modder community for Macs, plu...

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Cool ways to reuse an old Mac

Most Mac users will be among the first to tell you that they can be a little overprotective about their hardware. Of course, Apple has a great recycling program for older computers. But for some, sending off their old Mac that way would be a little like sending off your old faithful car to cash for...

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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 this Apple logo-labeled sidepanel from an old Power...

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G4 tower table

The door to my garage doesn't have one of those elf doors or a potted plant or concrete gnome. A couple of years ago I acquired a dead G4 tower, the model affectionately termed "mirrored drive door G4." After gutting it down to the fan and a few cables, I set it outside my door. Why? Sometimes I'm c...

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Renew your old iPhone with Flipswap

Yesterday, we asked iPhone owners who intend to upgrade just what they'll do with their 1st generation iPhones. Thousands of you answered, with Ebay drawing the top score. Of course, Ebay will be flooded with iPhones soon, so consider alternatives like Flipswap. They offer cash for iPhones (and othe...

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TUAW Poll: What are you doing with your original iPhone?

After looking over the iPhone 3G information here on TUAW and on the AT&T website yesterday, I started thinking about what my wife and I should do with our "old" original iPhones. Without a SIM and phone service, the original iPhone essentially becomes an iPod touch. You can still update it to ...

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Bird-Electron EZ17-B iPod Recycling Speaker

I like the planet as much as the next guy (unless I'm standing next to the commander of an alien force bent on destroying the Earth, in which case I like the planet much more than the next guy), and since Apple is trying to be more environmentally friendly I figured I might as well give it a go mys...

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Reminder, 10% off new iPods with trade-in

If you're shopping for a new iPod this week, Daniel Jalkut at Red Sweater reminded us that you can get a 10% discount on a new iPod any day at your local Apple Store if you do one simple thing: bring in an old iPod to trade in. The program's been around since 2005, but it's always worth another ment...

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How to safely dispose of an old Mac

The fun of technology is how quickly improved products are released. The downside is the same. So-called "E-Waste" is a huge problem. Before leaving that old Mac at the dump, consider these alternatives: Sell it. A couple of years ago, we wrote a very thorough how-to on selling an old Mac. You p...

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exPhone: don't throw that old cell phone away

Apple has sold many, many iPhones in the past few days, and you know what that means! Lots of phones that were, up until last Friday, perfectly capable have been tossed aside for a new love (a touchable love at that). This leaves us with one question: what the heck do you do with that old phone? Luc...

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