Weekly News and Rumors for October 23rd

 

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As predicted, Apple announced a new line of iMacs that include an innovative LCD screen and a slick new mouse.  The big news wasn’t solely left up to the folks in Cupertino, as the online poker sites that support Mac OS X had a few announcements of their own.

Apple Announces New iMacs

The new iMacs come in either a 21.5″ or 27″ display size and feature a new LED-backlit display, each with a 16:9 aspect ratio.  The 27″ edition has a resolution of 2560 x 1440, which exceeds 1080p HD, and has a 1000:1 contrast ratio.  Included with all new iMacs is a wireless keyboard and new “Magic Mouse,” which has never-seen-before features.  The wireless mouse is the world’s first Multi-Touch mouse and has no visible buttons or scroll wheel.  However, the built-in software lets you configure the mouse to work any way you want it to and it has a smooth design that supports two-button clicking.  The hardware inside the iMac is the fastest ever released, with new video cards from ATI and nVIDIA as well as the latest Nahalem processors from Intel.  Pricing starts at $1,199 for the base model and goes up to $1,999 for the 27″ Quad-Core model.

PokerStars Celebrating NHL Alumni Night

PokerStars has a new promotion centered on sponsored friend and former NHL superstar Mats Sundin.  All players need to do is enter into the NHL Alumni PokerStars Hockey Night Freeroll tournaments and they could win a pair of tickets to a Toronto Maple Leafs home game.  You could also have the chance to play in a Grand Final against NHL Alumni, where a prize package to the “Hockey Championships” (also known as the Stanley Cup Finals) will be given away. The freerolls run from October all the way through the end of the NHL season in March.

Bodog Poker Open IV Announced

Bodog, which offers a Mac-compatible web option for poker enthusiasts to sit down and play cash games through a web browser, announced that the Bodog Poker Open IV will take place from November 1st through 8th.  The festivities kick off on Sunday, November 1st with a $100+$9 No Limit Hold’em tournament with $15,000 added by the site.  The schedule wraps up on Sunday, November 8th with the Main Event, a $470+$30 tournament that will sport $25,000 in cash added to the prize pool.

Windows 7 Released

As many PC nerds will tell you, the new operating system from Microsoft was publicly released today.  The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive for Windows 7.  Apple has stated in a support document that Boot Camp will have a solution to use Windows 7 later this year.

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