Posted Thursday, November 03, 2005

Two Quick Hits: Flickr Does Printing, PowerBook Performance

We're all busy; I'll be brief.

Flickr beyond the computer. Flickr, the planet's most innovative and addictively fun photo-sharing service, has unveiled some cool new services. You can print books and photo-mosaic posters, make DVD slideshows from Flickr photos, and put your photos on US postage stamps. Check them out.

More on new PowerBook performance. My colleagues at Macworld Lab have put Apple's new PowerBooks through their paces, and the results aren't surprising: the 1.67Ghz 15-inch PowerBook performs roughly identically to its predecessor.

Alas, Macworld didn't test the 100GB, 7200-rpm drive that's available as a build-to-order option. As my Xbench tests showed, the 100GB drive delivers read/write performance that's up to twice as fast as the stock 80GB drive.

As you were!