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http://www.spymac.com/gallery/showph...t=1&thecat=500
http://www.spymac.com/gallery/showph...t=1&thecat=500
http://www.spymac.com/gallery/showph...t=1&thecat=500
http://www.spymac.com/gallery/showph...t=1&thecat=500
http://www.spymac.com/gallery/showph...t=1&thecat=500

Someone save them fast.

Pal. It's an Internet service software that is basically the "Mac Desktop" for the Internet. Not a .Mac-like thing. Completely new thing. Coining the terms:"Illuminate the Internet.""See the Light" "Green Light to the Internet" Should be able to be used on Windows. Should be a "switching" tool to get Windows users on a Mac-based subscription.

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It could all be a cruel hoax... Damn you Adobe for creating Photoshop!!!

It certainly looks genuine. The question is... what does it do?

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Green Light...
the Internet...

Forget discs. Forget synching...

Pal takes your desktop and puts...
your fingertips using Mac OS X 10.3...
can take your life on the road...
use your computer and Pal to fix...
problems. So what are you waiting...
see the light.


It's all very cryptic.
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Originally posted by Barto
Green Light...
the Internet...

Forget discs. Forget synching...

Pal takes your desktop and puts...
your fingertips using Mac OS X 10.3...
can take your life on the road...
use your computer and Pal to fix...
problems. So what are you waiting...
see the light.

It's all very cryptic.

No, its not. Sounds like online User profiles. Sort of like under NT. only available through internet. Would be real cool. If its true.
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post #6 of 149
this is the link which gets my juices running:

http://www.spymac.com/gallery/showph...t=1&thecat=500

over the air syncing...

oh please be true!
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post #7 of 149
It's very vague, but the look very authentic.
post #8 of 149
if these are pack shots (thats a big 'if'), then the product must be pretty ready to roll. for 'it' to work it needs:

-- 10.3 (announced WWDC but shipping when?)
-- new isync

plus a *big* RDF special launch event...

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Everybody on spymac that's commenting on those pictures is suddenly pointing out 'rendering artifacts' claiming that they are rendered in some 3D app. What they are pointing out look to compression artifacts to me, the ones from saving jpg's. I don't really believe 100% that they are real, but I haven't seen great reasons why not yet.

Edit: Actually I have some issues with the corners and shadows on this one in particular. Whatever, we'll see, eventually.

Edit 2: Forget it, I don't believe the most of it. But I still don't know where a 'render artifact' would be seen. Now I'm tired and confused.
post #10 of 149
The fact is, the pictures are not obviously fake. Anything which could be a rendering artifacts could also be from the camera or the compression.
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post #11 of 149
the text mentions things which Harald and others have talked about in numerous threads; over the air syncing etc. not proof, but makes me think it might have a ring of truth to it
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To me it all just looks too... well, clean.
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FAKE?
REAL?

Doens't sound like something new and groundbraking to me. Maybe just another name for iSync. Big deal.

Looks kinda fake. Is that supposed to be a picture of the box itself or a picture of a banner with the box on. To me the corners seems too sharp. On real boxes they are rounder than that.
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The two last ones are already removed.

That means Apple sent some lawyers to Spymac...no?
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they are all gone...
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Originally posted by othello
they are all gone...

That was fast. Looks like the leaks have finally begun.

I am silently thanking the heavens if will be labeled "Pal" instead of "iPal".

Can anyone describe what the pictures contained?
post #17 of 149
...and for the love of god, next time CAN SOMEONE SAVE THEM?

i just missed all the fun

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post #18 of 149
What was in the pics that were pulled?
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post #19 of 149
a front pack shot of a box (or maybe manual) for something called 'Pal'. it had an 'aqua' look lightbulb logo on it in green

a similar shot with little orange blobs under the lightbulb and 'sync over the air' written underneath

a half obscured advert/manual cover/advert listing the features. requires 10.3 and syncs your user/home profile/directory type thing between computers.
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FAKE?
REAL?

Doens't sound like something new and groundbraking to me. Maybe just another name for iSync. Big deal.

Looks kinda fake. Is that supposed to be a picture of the box itself or a picture of a banner with the box on. To me the corners seems too sharp. On real boxes they are rounder than that.

From what I've heard from friends (and I'm not saying these pics are real - since I've never heard the word 'Pal' thrown around before) this could be much bigger than iSync. Think more along the lines of 'your home directory anywhere you have a net connection'.

Documents, preferences, the whole nine yards...

Seems like a lofty goal and would have quite a number of roadblocks (internet speed etc) but something like this would be really cool.

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post #21 of 149
Windows roaming profiles that actually work?!

Sign me up!!

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post #22 of 149
using .mac i expect
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Remembre, folks, that I can post images for hosting on AI's server. If you happened to save them to disk and are willing to share, Private Message me and I'll give you an e-mail address to which you can send them. All messages will be kept confidential.

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Windows roaming profiles that actually work?!

Sign me up!!

Screed

ActiveDirectory-based roaming profiles work perfectly fine for me.
post #25 of 149
someone please send brad the pics because I would like to see them
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post #26 of 149
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Remembre, folks,

is brad going french on us??


how was the birthday weekend son??

and has anyone sent you the photos yet??

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post #27 of 149
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It looks like nobody didn't. I didn't because I was at work, and because I couldn't host them anyways.

I know Brad, that has changed now Thank You
post #28 of 149
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Originally posted by thegelding
is brad going french on us??
how was the birthday weekend son??
and has anyone sent you the photos yet??

Ohh la la. Ze weekend was very goood.

*upload!*
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post #29 of 149
That pic that Brad posted looks to me more like a pamphlet or something showing off a new feature of Mac OS X 10.3 named "Pal", rather than some new product named "Pal". Or perhaps an advertisement for .Mac or a new .Mac/.Mac-like service or something.

But its hard to tell.
post #30 of 149
this is the only one still on spymac does anyone have the ones that were taken off by apple legal
post #31 of 149
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Originally posted by BaxterG4
That pic that Brad posted looks to me more like a pamphlet or something showing off a new feature of Mac OS X 10.3 named "Pal", rather than some new product named "Pal". Or perhaps an advertisement for .Mac or a new .Mac/.Mac-like service or something.

But its hard to tell.

The other images clearly showed a box.
post #32 of 149
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The other images clearly showed a box.

Ah. Well then. Ignore me.

/me wants to see the other pics...
post #33 of 149
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Originally posted by BaxterG4
Ah. Well then. Ignore me.

/me wants to see the other pics...

I have all of them, I'm waiting for Brad to get my PM and respond.

There's a small, not too informative article here.
post #34 of 149
My only question to this is why would Apple say forget synching? They seem to be pouring a lot of time & effort into iSync and .mac. To all of a sudden put "forget synching" on your new product doesn't make sense. I know they are working on more portable home directories for Panther but these line seems to be counter active.

Think about it!
post #35 of 149
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Originally posted by iBrowse
I have all of them, I'm waiting for Brad to get my PM and respond.

Did you know I have an email adress that brings luck to everybody who feeds it with pictures? his name is ajk@mac.com .
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Originally posted by deepthunder
My only question to this is why would Apple say forget synching?

Because your data is everywhere you go.
post #37 of 149
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Originally posted by deepthunder
My only question to this is why would Apple say forget synching? They seem to be pouring a lot of time & effort into iSync and .mac. To all of a sudden put "forget synching" on your new product doesn't make sense. I know they are working on more portable home directories for Panther but these line seems to be counter active.

Think about it!

There is a lot of things wrong. Too much text. Not tight enough. Too narrow text and it looks like they didnĀ“t get the font type quite right. So I give this 5-10% but thats HUGE compared to most rumors.
post #38 of 149
This is probably dumb, but here it goes anyway....

Looks like this light bulb logo is registered.
Is there any way to look it up?

At least it would rule out the 'fake' factor

....or would it
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Yet another update: We've been e-mailed in by a friend close to Apple who has stated that this is going to be a bootable firewire drive by Apple that lets you transfer files to and from Mac's using OS X 10.3, and also contains software that helps fix problems with your Mac by booting from the Firewire drive. This doesn't quite add up to the Box shots we were sent in earlier but we'll wait and see.

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Originally posted by piwozniak
Looks like this light bulb logo is registered.
Is there any way to look it up?

registered from Apple --> Newton & such...
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