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Archives: September 2002

  1. Get MS Office v.X for $199 with purchase of any Mac computer

    MacCentral is reporting that Apple and Microsoft will announce a deal that will allow new Mac computer purchasers the opportunity to buy Microsoft Office v. X for $199. The offer, valid from Oct. 1, 2002,… Read More

  2. Usability Shootout: Mac OS X vs. Windows XP

    We just stumbled across it, so from the “Better Late Than Never” file, we’re pointing the way to a nice, detailed piece over at where Mac OS X is pitted against Windows XP. It’s… Read More

  3. How to use your Mac as a FireWire disk

    The other day, a client came in with an iBook and needed to quickly connect to another Mac to move some files from his iBook to our Mac. Instead of going through any networking stuff,… Read More

  4. Apple .Mac subscribers pass 180,000 mark

    Apple today announced that more than 180,000 Mac users have subscribed to Apple’s .Mac suite of Internet services since it was launched in July. “The launch of .Mac has been a phenomenal success,” said Sina… Read More

  5. Steve Jobs to keynote Macworld San Francisco

    In a shocking development, IDG World Expo announced on Tuesday that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will keynote the upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. “This is the hottest Mac event of the year,… Read More

  6. Restore the Happy Mac bootup screen to Jaguar

    From Fishback Research comes, “hello Jaguar.” This software installs an edited version of the boot loader found in Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar which brings back everyone’s favorite friend, the Happy Mac. After installation, your… Read More

  7. BusinessWeek Online’s Wildstrom likes Jaguar’s easy integration with Windows

    Overly impressed with the abilty to network to Windows machines, perhaps. Still, nice to see a positive piece, even if it does largely focus on Windows integration. Imagine a world without Windows, just Macs rendezvousing… Read More

  8. iSync requires .Mac account to sync multiple Macs

    iSync is tied to .Mac, in that it requires you to sync one computer to .Mac before you can sync another Mac to it. Of course, you have to be online to use that part… Read More

  9. eWeek calls Apple Xserve impressive

    Saying that Xserve’s “blend of functionality, usability and cost is unparalleled,” eWeek calls Apple’s Xserve “impressive.” However eWeek ultimately awards Xserve “merely Rookie of the Year,” instead of “MVP” due to some shortcomings outlined in… Read More

  10. Mac poses as much of challenge to Linux as to Windows

    The Boston Globe’s Hiawatha Bray writes that “Mac poses as much of challenge to Linux as to Windows” in the 9/30 article. And we quote, “Apple Computer’s snarky ad campaign urging people to switch from… Read More

  11. ComputerWorld Hong Kong loves Jaguar and the 17” iMac

    Peppering the article with such phrases as, “OS X 10.2 has an element of raw power that’s so exhilarating it’s scary,” and “I scream around corners, hit the brakes, fishtail then heel-and-toe it, imaginary drag… Read More

  12. Apple releases iSync beta

    Apple has just released the iSync beta. iSync beta users can synchronize Address Book contacts and iCal calendars across Mac OS computers and devices, such as an iPod, iSync-compatible mobile phone, or a Palm OS… Read More

  13. Apple gives iTools users a .Mac reprieve

    Mac users who have not converted their iTools accounts to .Mac subscriptions now have a little more time. Apple said it is extending the deadline until Oct. 14 for users of the free e-mail, Web… Read More

  14. Apple playing by Microsoft’s rules; buys up and shuts down Windows versions of popular software

    Monday is the end of the road for the 70,000 estimated composers and producers using Logic on a Wintel PC. Apple bought Logic’s developer, eMagic, earlier this year. Then, Apple said it would stop offering… Read More

  15. Use iCal to Send An Email Reminder to a Mobile Phone or Pager

    If your mobile phone or pager operator allows messages to be sent to you by email, you can use the email notification feature of iCal to alert you of an event. You will need to… Read More

  16. Baltimore Sun’s Zeiler wants his .Mac

    The Baltimore Sun’s David Zeiler writes, “after waffling for a month and a half, I subscribed to .Mac, anyway. What changed my mind?” In addition to the 100 free digtal prints Apple offered to new… Read More

  17. SpyMac’s Campbell predicts remarkable delights from Apple in 2003

    Campbell’s piece explores the many ‘bits and pieces’ that Apple has been developing and putting in place for the past few years. These ‘bits and pieces,” such as Rendezvous, high-end graphics firms purchases, Inkwell, will… Read More

  18. MacWorld east coast show close to moving to Boston

    Business Today reports, “[Boston] is close to stealing an Apple from the Big Apple, in a deal that could pump tens of millions of dollars into the city’s beleagured economy, sources say. The organizer of… Read More

  19. Creating the ultimate Apple/Mac links collection

    MacDailyNews are calling upon our fellow Mac users to help us build the ultimate Apple/Mac links collection. We want them all, with no exceptions! Please review our current collection here and use the ‘got links?’… Read More

  20. MacInTouch’s Mac OS 10.2 Jaguar user report grows

    MacInTouch’s Mac OS 10.2 report starts with notes on installing Jag on a G3 Power Mac and talks about issues with Mac OS 9 and OS 10.2 systems. It continues with discussion of DVD playback,… Read More

  21. Report shows Steve Jobs highest paid CEO

    The latest Executive Compensation Index released by the Economic Research Institute found Apple CEO Steve Jobs the highest paid executive for the second quarter of 2002, who received his usual $1 annual salary, but was… Read More

  22. .Mac deadline email from Apple

    With the deadline fast approaching, former iTools users who have yet to subscribe to .Mac for the introductory price of $49.95 are receiving emails from The Mothership. Here it is in its entirety: Dear .Mac… Read More

  23. Mac OS X v10.2 introduces third screenshot method

    With Mac OS X v10.2, you now have yet another option for capturing screenshots. The first two options were available in previous versions of Mac OS X (note: Command = Apple key):1.

  24. How to zoom in and out in Jaguar with ease

    Ever want to peer at something a little more closely, but don’t want to stop, change display properties to a lower resolution, look at whatever it is, then change display properties back to your normal… Read More

  25. PC Magazine Editors’ Choice: Innovative PCs: Apple iMac

    Nice to see PC Magazine writing stuff like this: “Apple originally wowed us with the first Apple iMac and continues to do so in the consumer desktop category with its newest iteration