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Annual MacMod Challenge kicks off August 1st under sponsorship of Other World Computing and (August 01, 2006)
Nashville, Tennessee (Aug 1, 2006) -, a premier internet source for technical news and advice on the latest techniques and products for upgrading and modifying Apple Macintosh computers, today announced the rules and entry requirements for "The Great Mac Mod Challenge 2006 Sponsored by Other World Computing and" an annual competition in which Apple Computer and iPod owners are recognized in various categories for their creativity and ingenuity in the upgrades and modifications made to their systems to improve performance, appearance, and functionality. Coinciding with the contest, which begins taking entries August 1st, the month of August has been designated "Modify Your Mac Month."

Macintosh modification is more popular than ever, and the challenge has become an intensely competitive event.  This year, entrants are looking to trump previous champions such as the Necronomicon G4, Wallstreet RoadWarrior and the Millenium Falcon Mac mini.   

"Modding is among the hottest new hobbies for Mac enthusiasts," says Anthony King, Director of Marketing and co-founder of

"Modders" can submit up to three entries. Modification categories include Internal Changes, External Changes, iPod Modifications, Peripheral Modifications (mice, Airport, etc.), and Miscellaneous Modifications. Entries are judged on level of difficulty, creativity, integration, and functionality.

In the spirit of fun, the panel of judges will also name "Wackiest Mod," "Most Creative Mod" and "Most Useless Mod."

This year's competition is under the sponsorship of Other World Computing (OWC), the industry's leading technology solutions provider, and, OWC's Internet sales portal that specializes in upgrades and peripherals for Macs and iPods.  

"Other World Computing and are recognized for our dedication to providing the best products to the Mac Community since 1988 and we are extremely proud to partner with to celebrate the ingenuity of Mac users," said Other World Computing CEO Larry O'Connor.

Grand prize will be a $1,000 prize package from primary sponsor Other World Computing and MacMod also welcomes the sponsorship of Griffin Technology, maker of popular Macintosh, PC and iPod accessories, and RamDirect, manufacturer of quality Apple memory products.  The challenge will feature over $6,000 in cash prizes and awards this year.
Entries must be submitted no later than August 31 and the winners will be announced September 6. Entrants should visit for complete rules, prize details and instructions.

Home to "The Great MacMod Challenge" and the "Mod of the Year" award, is a community dedicated to providing Mac users with the ability to share information and identify resources they need to personalize, customize, and modify Mac systems. The site features detailed mod guides, hardware reviews, software reviews, and forums. Launched in June 2004, MacMod is recognized as the world's leading Mac modding site.  

About Other World Computing
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer universe since 1988. The Illinois-based company had revenues exceeding $35 million USD in 2005. OWC operates the popular e-commerce portal which features one of the largest online catalogs of computer and iPod enhancement products including Mercury, Neptune, and NewerTech acceleration and FireWire product lines. OWC is a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member and provides extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world. The company management umbrella includes leading Internet Service Providers and, and is the area's leading technology employer as ranked by McHenry County Business Journal.

OWC press release and product images can be found at

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