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Refurb Macbook AIr $1549
Apple's online store has refurbished MacBook Air models starting at $1549, Apple Extreme wireless cards for $29, the Mighty Mouse for $59 and refurbished 4GB iPod Nanos for $99. Two MacBook Air models are available, a 1.6GHz version with an 80G 4200-rpm PATA drive for $1549, and a 1.8GHz model with a 64GB solid-state drive for $2699. Both include 2GB of RAM. A variety of refurbished iMacs are available including a 20-inch 2GHz Core 2 Duo with 1GB of ram and a 250GB hard drive for $949. A large selection of Macbooks, MacBook Pros, iPods, Xserves, Apple TVs and other refurbished items are also available.
Dell Inspiron Studio Leak
Dell's next new PC line should bridge the gap between the Inspiron and the high-end XPS line, says new leaked documents obtained by Engadget. The Inspiron Studio will visually mimic the XPS M1530 but add the customization options of the Inspiron 1525 line, extending from the multi-colored lid options to a new set of palmrest art prints designed by artist Mike Ming. The look is intended to take the Inspiron upscale while leaving the existing Inspiron lineup to budget systems.
GroBoto 3D 2.3 released
Braid Art Labs has updated its Groboto 3D imaging software to tease users with a "sneak preview" of the upcoming version 3.0. The company says it will roll out "limited implementations" of several version 3 features in the coming weeks to preview the new release. The software offers intelligent, algorithmic drawing tools called 'Bots' that create unique geometric forms ranging from organic, to abstract, to architectural. Bot behaviors, drawing shapes, and textures are adjustable in real-time and users can create and save unlimited Bot variations. The first teaser includes a revamped style editor that adds graphical and paint effects to final rendering, including outline effects, spatial lighting gradients and depth-of-field simulation.
iWeb themes for business
IPresentee is hoping to bring the simplicity of iWeb to small business. The company has released five iWeb themes -- Office, Global, Money, Illusion and Papery -- targeting small business entrepreneurs looking for an inexpensive Web presence. Each theme contains seven templates: Home, About Us, Services, Support, Clients, Contact Us and a blank template. The company says the themes can be built in minutes to "create a beautiful site with a minimum of effort."
Sequenc screen cap utility
App4mac has announced Sequence, a screenshot utility that uses multi-threaded code and 64-bit compression to capture DVD, audio and multi-media content. The developers says the software can be useful for developing training videos, because it can capture live video and audio from a webcam at the same time as their screen. Sequence was built for OSX Leopard and supports Core Animation, QuickLook, QTKit, Core Image and iChat Theater.
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