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Apple deals under $2,000
Apple's online store currently has a wide selection of refurbished Mac computers for under $2,000. MacBooks are now available starting at $899 for a 2.1GHz processor, 1GB of memory and 120GB hard drive with combo drive in white. For $1,099 is the 2.4GHz model with 2GB of memory, 160GB hard drive and 8x SuperDrive also in white ; and finally the black 2.4GHz model with 2GB of memory, 250GB hard drive and 8x SuperDrive for $1,299. Aluminum cased iMacs start at $999 for 1GB of memory, 250GB hard drive and 2.4GHz processor, and the MacBook Air is only $1,499 with a 1.6GHz processor, 2GB of memory and 80GB hard drive. The Mac Pro Quad with 2.66GHz processor, 1GB of memory and 250GB hard drive is $1,999 and the 15-inch MacBook Pro is available for $1,699 with 2.4GHz processor 2GB of memory and 200GB hard drive.
Intel Core i7 Name
Intel on Sunday quickly confirmed recent leaks with official word that its next-generation Nehalem processor architecture will be named Core i7. The move continues the Core name despite a major platform change and signals the new line's status as Intel's seventh major architecture since it began with the 8086 decades earlier. The highest-performing versions of the processor line will still add the Extreme Edition badge to reflect their extra features, which often include a speed multiplier unlock friendly to overclockers.
LG enV2 and Keybo Review
LG's first attempt at a hybrid phone with the original enV was, for the most part, successful in hooking phone users who spend most of their time sending text, but for actual calling was often too big and difficult to control. The enV2 (known as the Keybo in Canada) aims to solve many of the outstanding problems of the original device in one fell swoop. LG manages to accomplish many of its goals, but whether these changes are enough to sway those who were sitting on the fence the first time around is another matter to be left to Electronista's full device review.
MacPractice can ePrescribe
MacPractice has announced eRx NOW support for its medial practice applications. eRx NOW is a free system for prescribing medications electronically, developed by Allscripts, a member of NEPSI (National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative). eRx NOW records prescription histories, alerts users to drug interactions and is available via the internet. Due to Legislation passed in July that will reward physicians who ePrescribe starting in 2009 and penalize those that don't ePrescribe starting in 2010, Mac Practice saw the need to begin supporting ePrescribe options, starting with eRx NOW.
DimDim adds Mac support
DimDim has announced DimDim 4.0, an update that adds Mac compatibility to its browser-based web-conferencing platform. DimDim 4.0 features text chat, video conferencing and desktop sharing over the web. Video conferencing is offered via webcams, and desktop sharing works across both Mac and Windows desktops. DimDim 4.0 also records and plays back meetings, including video.
Gabob intros Now Boarding
Gabob has introduced Now Boarding, an airport management game that places gamers in charge of a major airport. The game challenges users to reorganize a badly managed airport. Users have to organize passengers, rout plane schedules and hire employees from a cast of unique characters to keep customers happy. Now Boarding allows gamers to expand into new cities and offers different versions of gameplay, including free play and survival modes. It also offers unlockable rewards and achievements for excellent play.
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