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2008-12-17 08:25:00

A small update to Apple's Leopard operating system is causing an enormous amount of problems for users, including broken Bluetooth connections, large popping noises during boot-up, and dead USB ports.The company says the OS X 10.5.6 update is supposed to improve a number of features, including synching between the address book and the iPhone, roaming capabilities of AirPort connections on Intel-based Macs, an encryption alert that appeared in the chat window of iChat, and improvements to...

2008-11-12 15:00:12

Growth in the PC notebook, storage, peripherals, and industrial market sectors continues to propel the IEEE 1394 (FireWire) standard to another strong year of growth. New notebook PCs from global leaders such as Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, Toshiba, Sony and others incorporate FireWire -- and the 800 Megabit/second version (S800) is now a virtual standard in storage systems from leading manufacturers. The number of 1394-equipped notebook PCs has increased by approximately 20...

2008-11-11 06:00:10

Logitech (SIX:LOGN)(NASDAQ:LOGI) today unveiled the newest addition to its line of award-winning diNovo keyboards - the Logitech(R) diNovo Keyboard, Mac(R) Edition. In addition to offering the exceptionally comfortable typing experience of the Logitech PerfectStroke(TM) key system, the cordless diNovo Keyboard, Mac Edition provides the convenience of a 3-year battery life and an integrated number pad. "With the recently released diNovo Edge(TM), Mac Edition, and now this diNovo Keyboard,...

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2008-10-16 09:40:00

Tired of being the target of Apple Inc's ads portraying PC users as uncool, Microsoft is doing something about it in a very political way. Just a few weeks ago, the company released a series of upbeat commercials stressing the diversity and hipness of Windows users. However, shortly before this week's huge product announcement from Apple, Microsoft started playing dirty. An email released Monday evening from Microsoft, titled "Why You'll Find Better Value in Windows PCs than Macs," is trying...

2008-10-15 09:00:11

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Demand for better visual computing performance continues to grow as more and more applications tap the massively parallel processing power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for more than just graphics. As gamers, video enthusiasts, designers, and now creative professionals require optimized PC solutions, the NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 9400M GPU brings a 5x performance increase over integrated core-logic to today's sleek notebook designs....

2008-10-14 15:15:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) today unveiled an all new MacBook(R) family that redefines notebook design, and at the same time dramatically lowers the entry price for advanced notebook features including all-metal enclosures and pro-performance notebook graphics by $700 to make them far more affordable. The new MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro both have a precision unibody enclosure crafted from a single block of aluminum, resulting in thinner, more durable and...

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2008-10-15 08:15:00

Apple Inc. slashed prices on its entry level notebook computer with a slight nod to the economic turmoil that might push consumers to spend less this holiday shopping season. But shares of Apple, which grew to 20 percent since the company revealed its new notebooks last week, fell 3 percent in heavy trade on the Nasdaq. "Bad for the stock today, good for the stock over the next couple of months," said Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who said that the new machines looked good even if the...

2008-10-10 18:00:15

California's Apple Inc. Friday posted notice it would extend free repairs to MacBook Pro owners with NVIDIA graphics processors. The company admitted in July that its 15-inch and 17-inch laptops with NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphic processors were experiencing "a higher than normal failure rate ... due to a packaging defect," the company said. Consumers found the graphics either "distorted or scrambled," Apple said. Others had no video displayed on the screen or external displays even...

2008-10-10 10:00:00

California's Apple Inc. has invited the news media and industry experts to an event analysts say will be the introduction of a low-priced laptop computer. The invitation shows a solitary spotlight highlighting the Apple logo on a notebook computer, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Analysts expect Apple is poised to offer a laptop with prices around $800 for what could be a new MacBook or a new MacBook Pro, the Journal reported. Computers are still the core of the Apple business...

2008-10-07 12:25:00

When they're not hand-wringing over the recent drop in Apple's share price, Mac enthusiasts have been transfixed lately by the mystery product, code-named "brick," that's due for release later this month. Some bloggers and pundits have suggested it might be a new iteration of Apple TV or an updated Mac Mini. But according to a report on 9to5Mac.com, "brick" refers not to what it is, but how it's made. The Web site, which cites an anonymous source, says the code name has to do with a...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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