iFixit has done the unthinkable to a unibody 17-inch MacBook! Removed the battery

OK, we used up all of our good jokes in the title…and it wasn’t even that good.  But if you want to know what the inside of your MacBook 17 inch looks like, have a gander at iFixit’s take apart.

It really doesn’t look like rocket science to pull out the battery – it even has a nice lil’tab to help those with meat hooks.  For all of the griping about a non-removable battery, it doesn’t seem like it is that "non".

They also show you how to add a $99, 500GB hard drive.

 

Quick Toy Alert: $99 iPhone refurb at AT&T again

From the Toys section, get an 8GB (refurb) iPhone for $99.  Damn the analysts!  This is the lowest price you’ve been able to get an iPhone for since right after Christmas when AT&T briefly had them at this price. 

More details

With activation of new voice and data plans, AT&T Wireless has several refurbished models of the iPhone 3G on sale, with prices starting at $99. With free shipping via 2-day delivery, that’s $50 off our mention from last week and tied with our December mention as the lowest total price we’ve seen. Sales tax is added where applicable. It features compatibility with AT&T’s 3G network, built-in GPS navigation with Google Maps, enhanced enterprise support, a 3.5" touch screen, at least 5 hours of talk time, and more. Note that a $36 activation fee applies. The deals:

10 great iPhone concepts

You’ve probably seen some of these before.  A few of these show some interesting thinking.  What is your favorite?

From Toxel.com

10 Beautiful Apple iPhone Concepts

 

While the world is waiting for the announcement of the next generation Apple iPhone, we decided to showcase our favorite iPhone concept designs. Enjoy!

 

iPhone Concept from Japan

Apple iPhone concept by Japanese photographer Isamu Sanada [link]

iPhone Concept from Japan

iPhone Concept from Japan 2

Apple iPhone Nano Concept

Creative iPhone Nano concept with microphone integrated into the earbuds designed by Tracy Hall. [link]

Apple iPhone Nano Concept

Apple iPhone Nano Concept 2

iPhone Slider Qwerty Concept

Apple iPhone Slider Qwerty concept designed by Aaron Besson. [link]

iPhone Slider Qwerty Concept

iPhone with iChat Concept

Designed by Rodolphe Desmare, this Apple iPhone concept was inspired by the curves and tapering of the Macbook Air. [link]

iPhone with iChat Concept

iPhone ELITE Concept

iPhone ELITE concept, designed by Mat Brady, comes with optional slide out keyboard and front-facing camera that enables video conferencing. [link]

iPhone ELITE Concept

iPhone ELITE Concept 2

iPhone Pro Concept

Extended version of the iPhone ELITE concept with added direction pad and two buttons for better gaming. [link]

iPhone Pro Concept

Titanium iPhone Concept

Beautiful titanium Apple iPhone concept designed by Jim Young. [link]

Titanium Apple iPhone Concept

Titanium iPhone Concept

Titanium iPhone Concept 2

Titanium iPhone Concept 3

iPhone Air Concept

This is the iPhone Air, a duel touch screen iPhone with a clam shell design to protect both screens. When closed you can still see and control what is playing on your iPod as well as see an incoming call. [link]

iPhone Air Concept

iPhone Nano Concept

Another beautiful Apple iPhone Nano concept design. [link]

iPhone Nano Concept

iPhone Nano Concept 2

 

See-through Apple iPhone concept designed by Robert Davis. [link]

Futuristic iPhone Concept

Microsoft introduces WM6.5, Windows Marketplace, $250,000 bounty on Conflicker hacker

Microsoft is having a busy morning.  They introduced Windows Mobile 6.5 (which looks a bit like another phone OS weve seen)  and Windows Marketplace/Myphone, a unified storefront for the over 20,000 Windows Mobile applications.  Those copy machines never quite stop. 

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3240086&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1
Windows Mobile 6.5 Running on HTC from Jesus Diaz on Vimeo.

They also announced, this weekend, a $250,000 bounty on the people involved in creating the Conflicker worm that has brought down millions of Windows Machines.  Nice work.

NVIDIA releases $99 (mouthwatering) Tegra 600 series platform

NVIDIA today introduced a new platform based on the NVIDIA Tegra 600 Series ARM based computer-on-a-chip that enables a $99, always-on, always-connected HD mobile internet device (MID) that can go days between battery charges.  NVIDIA says that this platform will enable OEMs to quickly build and bring to market devices that carriers can offer for as low as $99 (so subsidized real price being closer to $299) —bringing broadband connectivity and all of the Web’s HD content to the masses.  Could Apple be interested in something like this?  Sure.  But where would PA Semi fit into the whole thing?

The NVIDIA Tegra MID delivers:
* 720p and 1080p video playback
* Days of use between charges
* Full Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity
* Optimized hardware support for Web 2.0 applications for a true desktop-class internet experience
* A complete software solution including Microsoft Windows Embedded CE OS (bleh!), application viewers, full Internet browser, UI framework, board support package (BSP), software development kit (SDK), Web mail client, and more

You have to admit these specs look pretty tempting!