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Apple Boot Camp Public Beta1

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Apple has just released Boot Camp. It lets you dual boot easily Mac OS X and Windows XP (Pro or Home with SP2). This is just a beta version of the software. It will be included in the new OS 10.5 Leopard. All you need is an Intel Mac and a Windows XP CD.

I am really looking forward to this. If Apple added a right click to the MacBook Pro, everyone would want to buy one. Personally, as soon as Adobe releases Photoshop and Studio 8 (perviously by Macromedia), I will be buying a 20" iMac. I think I'll keep my little 12" PowerBook G4 around. It's perfect for note taking and checking my mail on the road.

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iPod Scare

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I got out of my car this morning with the intent of listening to my iPod Nano (4GB), and the LCD screen just flashed the dead battery icon. I had just charged it full since it was dead last time I went to use it. I figured it was just because I had left it plugged into my iTrip Nano. So I was about to go buy a new iPod Nano (1GB this time... little short on cash right now) when I realized that my alarm on my iPod was waking it up and playing it until it died.

The moral of the story: If your iPod dies a few times in one week, check the alarm clock.

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The Motorola ROKR

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Motorola ROKR

The Motorola ROKR is amazing! I upgraded my Motorola V180 to it a few weeks ago and I love it. It got bad reviews saying that it wasn't a true iTunes phone. I agree. It is a phone with iTunes. Even if it didn't have iTunes, it is still a sweet phone. I like a ton more than the RAZR, even though that is one awesome phone. I have heard that the ROKR is just like the SLVR only thicker and the ROKR doesn't have FireWire.

Anyway (back to the ROKR), when you plug it in through USB, it shows up like an external hard drive. I can drag wallpapers, ring tones, pictures, etc. to it and drag my pictures off it to my desktop. That alone is amazing. I have spent hours making ring tones with Audacity.

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