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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Power Mac 1.8GHz Energy Saver problem

Seems like Apple finally offically came out and admitted a energy saver problem with the 1.8ghz G5.

In their release it says:
Some 1.8 GHz models of Power Mac G5 (Late 2004) computers may experience any of the following symptoms:

The computer may freeze when performing certain video-intensive tasks for extended periods of time, such as a full screen slideshows, QuickTime playback, or some games.
The optical drive may not eject when you've been using the computer for about two hours.
Internet Connect may become unresponsive when you've been using the computer for about two hours.
(This issue can affect either internal or external modems that use PPP as well as DSL modems that connect using the PPPoE protocol.)
Attached displays may not wake up properly after the computer, running Mac OS X 10.4, has been sleeping for an extended period of time. The computer seems to wake up, but the display doesn't.
These symptoms only occur with the 1.8 GHz model of Power Mac G5 (Late 2004) computers. Apple Engineering has identified the cause of these symptoms and is developing an update to address the issue. At this time we can not provide a specific date when the update will be available, but this document will be updated as more information becomes available.

In the interim, making the the following changes in the Energy Saver pane of System Preferences may reduce the occurrence of these symptoms until the updates are available:

From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
Click on the Energy Saver pane.
Under the Sleep tab:
Drag the slider under "Put the computer to sleep when it is inactive for:" to Never
Drag the slider under "Put the display to sleep when the computer is inactive for:" to Never
Under the Options tab:
Set Processor Performance to the "Highest" setting instead of "Automatic".

Still Battling Over 99¢
Seems like BisinessWeek has something to say about it now. Saying "In principle, Bronfman may be right. Some books cost $25, others $15. There are magazines that sell for $4.95 a copy, while others go for $2.95. And who hasn't secretly perused the bargain racks of CDs, looking for a $5 disc from that hair-metal band you loved so much in the '80s? All Bronfman suggested was creating an environment where some songs would command a premium and others would do the equivalent of filling the bargain CD bin.

As it turns out, iTunes is already pricing some items higher than others. Look carefully, and you'll find occasional examples of albums priced at $11.99, $13.99, or $6.93. Clearly not all albums are created equal on iTunes. Some have fewer songs, some are incomplete, some are double albums and sell for $19.99."

But as it also notes the main battle seems to be over single songs. Being that not all artist's are making CD's that consumers are willing to buy the whole album, Making the greed factor comes in because Edgar Bronfman Jr., chief executive of Warner Music seems to want more. Not saying that the artist would get more of that profit, just Time Warner.

I still question the stats from Ipsos-Insight saying

°"62% favored the free file-sharing services"

°"Take file-sharing off the table, and 44% say they wouldn't bother downloading music at all"

and only
° "39% say they prefer iTunes-like pay-per-download services over subscription services."

But wait lets not just worry about iTunes single song prices, now lets also worry about Apple getting a price discount on flash chips when everybody goes out and buys a Nano this Christmas.

It's Funny how Apple went from a "laughing stock and the company that will die and go away" to "beware Apple is gonna crush us in sales this Christmas"

So Now people want to accuse Samsung of damaging Korean firms by supplying Apple with extremely cheap NAND Flash Memory for its new iPod Nano MP3 player will strangle small or medium-sized local MP3 companies.

Again somebodys worrying about Apple be dominate. Sorry I give no apologies to anyone who saw Apple stock as scratch paper and now that they have none and/or might lose bisiness to Apple want to whine and complain. "waaaa, I won't have flash memory for my cheesy mp3 flash player!"

Suck it up and get your company to do something inventive, instead of acting like 3rd rate politicians whining trying to find somebody to listen.

Talk about Listening
Well listen and watch this spoof on the Nano, its Funny.

get it here

Your gonna laugh because according to Zdnet you can't scare Mac users.


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