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Saturday, May 7th, 2011
11:53 am
Thursday, April 5th, 2007
5:26 pm
My Mac mini has been totally possessed since the last OS upgrade. I have apps launching themselves, keys on the keyboard triggering the wrong events etc.

Besides this comm what other Mac mini community do you recommend for forums? My favorite BYODKM is gone.
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
12:24 pm
Safari problems
I prefer using Safari v.2.0.4 as my default web browser although I have installed both Firefox and Opera (I find the latter's download manager to work better than Safari's for particularly large downloads) but recently have encountered a problem that is most annoying and cannot seem to find the problem behind it - when I want to upload media, Safari crashes immediately.

Initially I thought that it was a problem with the particular website, as it occurred with the image hosting website I use, but last night I wanted to attach a word document to an email, and the very same thing happened.

Please, if you can help, I would greatly appreciate it.

Cross-posted in macaddicts
Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
1:35 pm
MiniStack V2 now available at OWC

Press Release:
Other World Computing (OWC) and Newer Technology Inc. (NewerTech) today announced the highly anticipated immediate retail availability of the miniStack(TM) V2, the 2006 upgrade to the award-winning miniStack computer enhancement storage solution.

The newly upgraded NewerTech miniStack V2 is engineered to increase drive capacity 80- to 500GB while adding integrated 2-Port FireWire and 3-Port USB 2.0/1.1 powered hubs that are ergonomically divided between rear and side configurations.

Although designed to maximize the Apple Mac mini, the NewerTech miniStack works with any Apple or PC computer with an available FireWire or USB port including any iMac, iMac Intel, mini PC, desktop PC, or portable MacBook Pro (Intel), iBook, notebook, or PowerBook.

The NewerTech miniStack was named Accessory of the Year by 123Macmini, Editors' Choice by MacAddict, and Top Product by Macworld in 2005.

OWC and NewerTech premiered the new 2006 sleek upgraded miniStack V2 design at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco and the Showstoppers media event at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

"The NewerTech miniStack V2 is more than a new design, it's a newer design from NewerTech. The miniStack V2 is an improvement on a revolutionary NewerTech design that has already been proven to be one of the most valuable storage solutions available," says Larry O'Connor, CEO of OWC.

The NewerTech miniStack(TM) V2 retails for only $135.99 for an 80 Gigabyte (GB) version and is available in capacities up to 500GB at 7200RPM. An economical 'add your own hard drive' kit is available for $79.95. The advantageous dimensions of the NewerTech miniStack(TM) are 6.5 inches x 6.5 inches x 1.5 inches. ...

Monday, January 9th, 2006
2:53 pm
miniStack v2
NewerTech will debut its upgraded design for the miniStack at this week's Expo. The miniStack v2 is engineered to increase drive capacity 80GB to 500GB while adding multiple FireWire and USB port options. Designed to work with the Mac mini, it features data buffers of 2MB or 8MB (depending on drive size), an Oxford911+ chipset, and integrated 2-port FireWire and 3-port USB 2.0/1.1 powered hubs. In addition, the NewerTech miniStack features a smart power switch so the drive turns on and off with its corresponding mini or PC as well as a thermal probe that automatically regulates and varies fan speed according to the temperature. The miniStack v2 measures 6.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches, and retails for $140 for an 80GB version; it is available in capacities up to 500GB, while "add your own hard drive" kit is available for $80.

Saturday, January 7th, 2006
4:19 pm
old news, new article
Green House Co. Ltd.: Japanese accesory maker Green House showed two interesting iPod speaker systems, one a wearable pendant portable speaker for the iPod shuffle, and the other a small, Bose Sounddock-like system for dockable iPods.

Most interesting, though, was the company’s modular Mac mini hard drive, amplifier and speaker system, which includes three potential parts: an external drive, a speaker and amplifier system, and a subwoofer. Buy all three parts and stack them, or just buy the parts you need. A really nice design - whether it will be sold in the United States is a question mark.

Friday, January 6th, 2006
7:11 pm
DRM-free movie, TV content from 4Flix.net
4Flix.net has announced a new Macintosh- and iPod-friendly video download service without Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions. Hundreds of feature-length movies, TV shows, independent films and more are now available for playback, and will be compatible with the "upcoming Mac Mini," placing 4Flix.net in direct competition with Apple and its own iTunes' video download service, which delivers content with DRM restrictions, limiting playback to up to five computers. Customers may download their purchases-- priced at $1.99 or less each- to their computers and then move the files freely between viewing devices, including portable media players and living room-based media centers. 4Flix.net's advanced video compression codec allows for high resolution at lower bitrates, enabling smaller file sizes with superior quality. Besides the video iPod, the DRM-free media files are cross-platform and play on any Mac or PC with Apple's QuickTime 7 installed. The DRM-free service helps to break the 'content logjam' by providing consumers with control over their digital media, according to the company.

Monday, September 26th, 2005
3:54 pm
question about upgrades!
So, I've heard rumors that the mac mini line will be upgraded. I just bought my mini two weeks ago. Does anyone know if I'll be able to exchange it when the new one comes out? I've heard that such a policy may exist. Anyone know for sure?

Current Mood: awake
Saturday, September 24th, 2005
8:44 pm
it's a bit late of a post.. but can't hurt
If you have a local Fry's Electronics in your area, you might check them out.

Our local ones here in DFW had a sale this weekend, the oringal version of the mac mini (256 meg, 1.25ghz, combo drive) selling out all remaing stock at $299. Limited to on hand stock.

Unfortantly by the time I saw the add and called them, they were sold out at my local store.

Might be worth calling around if you have a fry's in your area and want a cheap mini.

Dang, I'm mad I missed this sale...

Current Mood: annoyed
Thursday, September 15th, 2005
11:45 am
mac mini modding question
if i had an old tie dye imac special edition models lying around, would it be possible for me to open it up, and then hook the monitor up to the mac mini, thereby simply using the imac as a monitor?

thanks for any help you can give me relating to this; i am trying to decide how to go about setting up a mac-mini; (monitor and such) and that would be really handy if it would work. thank you.
Monday, August 29th, 2005
11:11 am
iPod Earbuds
With all the problems that people seem to have with their iPods; dropping them or hitting them too hard and having them break I thought that it'd be funny to point out as an intresting side note the fact that the other day I got drunk and left my iPod Earbuds in my pants pocket and consequently washed them the following day, but when they got out of the drier I tried them and noticed they still work!!!

That's durability. If only they made an iPod that can take as much abuse as the earbuds
Sunday, August 14th, 2005
9:14 pm
Mac Mini refresh issued today

From my post on Infinite Loop:

Apple has also released new Mac Minis. Both models, still priced at US$499 and US$599**, have 512MB of memory built-in. There are now two variants of the 1.42GHz models, one with a simple combo drive and one with a superdrive, labeled “Superdrive Mini.”

Airport and Bluetooth are still build-to-order on the low-end model, but seem to come standard on the two “high-end” minis. Video is powered by a ATI Radeon 9200 with 32MB of RAM (no change, I believe, please let me know if I’m wrong here).

** $599 price is speculation as the Apple store is still down.

A good day for beefier Minis! Unfourtunately we didn’t see any specialization in the Mini. I’m still looking forward to the day we see the HTPC Mini straight from Apple ;)

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9:14 pm
Mac mini installed in kitchen wall

A clever lad has installed a Mac mini in his kitchen. What’s cool about that? Well he’s placed the actual mini out of sight and installed ports and connectors directly into the wall! It makes a for a pretty cool looking kitchen and all you see is the LCD mointor sitting on the counter.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005
6:16 pm
my wife wants a new computer desk since I bought her a powerbook and also gave her my mac mini. Not only is she a convert now, but she also wants a cooler desk for her apples ;) Do any of you know of some good looking desks that would match the astetics of apples design?
Thursday, July 14th, 2005
1:29 pm
I bought a NewerTechnolgy Ministack this week. Does anyone know of where I can find a ministack icon for the desktop?
Tuesday, July 12th, 2005
5:56 pm
New Mac Mini's coming soon?

Only 7 months after their initial launch, there are several indicators pointing towards a refresh of the Mac Mini line. A forums poster on the Mac Bidouille forums tried to place an order for a Mac Mini recently and received the following notice:

J’ai une commande en cours sur l’Apple Store.


Est. Build On or before 11/07/2005

Replaced with new product

July 11th is a Monday, not the prime day to announce a new product, but many people there may be a dearth of announcements coming out of Apple during the week of July 4th to the 8th (mostly about iPhone stuff) and the Mini might be riding the coattails.

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5:55 pm
123MacMini: First review of the Macpower M9-DX Mini Pod

The guys over at 123MacMini have posted the first review of the Macpower M9-DX Mini Pod, one of the many external firewire drive/USB Hub/Firewire Hub devices that match the Mac Mini’s unique style:

The M9-DX is a great looking enclosure. There’s a single blue LED indicator light on the front of the M9-DX with no logos. The top cover has a raised lip around it to hold the Mac mini in place when it is stacked on top of the M9-DX.

This unit is really slick looking and has a ton of cool features we’ve covered in the past. Still no word on pricing or when you can go buy one, but Otherworld Computing will be the US retailer whenever they arrive.

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5:55 pm
Shimura Power Guard Mini

123MacMini gives us the heads up on the Shimura Power Guard Mini which, by the way, looks freaking awesome. The case looks like something out of a Terminator movie and will make your little mini the envy of all your friends:

The Power Guard Mini comes in three models. The Standard, Moon Light, and Air Light type cases. The Standard case is completely sealed with slots for the optical drive and back ports. The Moon light case has additional slots to let the Apple logo show through. The Air Light case has slots to let the Apple logo show through. It also has slots going down the top sides of the case to allow for better Airport reception. All three models have a cool looking handle and “shock safety zones” inside the case to protect the Mac mini. Some of our translation may be wrong, but you get the general idea.

The Mac Mini Guard retails for 21,800 JPY or $194 and is unavailable in the U.S. at this time.

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Thursday, June 30th, 2005
11:36 am
Anyone know of a quick way to restore the automatic playlists that come when you download iTunes (Top Rated, Recently Added etc...)

I deleted 'em but now they'd probably come in handy
Monday, June 27th, 2005
6:22 pm
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