Apple has released the iPod Hi-Fi, “the stereo for the new century.” According to MacMerc:
Apple is reinventing the home stereo with the new iPod Hi-Fi, the first iPod accessory that adds true high-fidelity sound quality to the iPod. iPod Hi-Fi’s unrivaled acoustic performance and stunning design is at home in any room in the house.
The iPod Hi-Fi “delivers crystal-clear, audiophile-quality sound in a clean, compact design,” and is available starting at $349.
Apple has released the first Intel-based Mac minis. According to MacMerc:
The new Mac mini is now up to four times faster with the Intel Core Duo, includes even greater expansion in the same incredibly compact design, and is the most affordable way to enjoy Front Row and iLife â€˜06.
The 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo (dual-core) Mac mini is available starting at $799 and the 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo (single-core) Mac mini is available starting at $599.
Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:
- Owen discovered some very interesting stamps.
- Bonnie discussed “free speech” and blog comments.
- Khaled began to redesign FoFRedux, a free web-based news aggregator.
- Jim needs beta testers for the next release of Cache Out X.
- Chris shared his approach to content organization, and he is requesting feedback.
- Angsuman discussed ZDNet’s list of the “best of breed Web 2.0 applications”.
- And, Tom reviewed Google Pages.
I have been so busy lately that I forgot to mention Rick’s recent tutorial on how to effectively use Photoshop’s Extract filter. If you have always wanted to learn how to extract items from your photos with Photoshop, then this is the tutorial for you! For more blockbuster Photoshop tutorials, see Attack of the iPod People, Comic Art Effect, The Lord of the Rings Tutorial, Matrix Code Retooled, and the MacMerc.com Graphic Tips and Tutorials archive.
Celestia has been updated to v1.4.1. This update fixes several bugs and adds a few minor enhancements. The release notes are available here. Read the Favored Freeware entry for Celestia here.