- Is Apple up or down these days?, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope, 03.31. There's a real mix of good news and bad news about Apple these days. Should we be encouraged?
- One free iTune from Pepsi, but which one to choose?, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 03.31. Winning one of the 100 million free songs raises the big question - which one do you want from the iTunes Music Store?
- Upgraded Pismo or 14" iBook, more thoughts on Pismo and Lombard G4 upgrades, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 03.31. Weighing the pros and cons of a new iBook and upgrading an older PowerBook G3 with a G4 processor.
- What a long strange trip back to Pismo, Kevin Webb, The Mac Webb, 03.29. The 15" and 12" G4 PowerBooks were nice, but the old Pismo is the PowerBook that seems just right.
- Mozilla for the classic Mac OS and more reasons Mac users still use IE, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 03.29. WaMCom brings Mozilla to Mac OS 8.6-9.2, and sometimes Internet Explorer is the only solution.
- PowerBook wows Windows guy, true function keys return in 10.3.3, OS 8/9 compatibility chart, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 03.26. Another faulty iBook logic board, FrogPad adds Bluetooth, new notebook mouse, firePod FireWire/USB iPod charger, bargain 'Books from $155 to $2,796, and more.
- One area where Microsoft's standard is a good thing, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 03.26. By using a consistent file format since Word 97, Microsoft has made their .doc files a de facto industry standard.
- Why are Mac users still surfing with Internet Explorer?, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 03.24. With Safari, OmniWeb, Opera, iCab, and three Mozilla projects available, it's time to leave outdated IE behind.
- Prolong battery life, a PowerBook switcher, a Lombard G4 upgrade, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 03.22. Plus a new PowerBook stand, drive enclosure, and iBook G4 take-apart; a version of Lindows for laptops; and bargain 'Books from $400 to $2,499.
- The video iPod, Apple's next logical step, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 03.19. Adding the ability to store images and video on a color display could also pave the way for an iMovie Store.
- So long Eudora, hello OS X Mail, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 03.19. "I debated paying for Eudora again-- and then realized I'd never really tried out Mail, which is included with OS X."
- Average Joe still in the dark about Macs, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope, 03.17. The average Joe is in the dark regarding the Mac and its performance improvements over the last few years.
- Apple to buy window sucking effects from Pixar, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 03.17. Tired of the way OS X sucks windows to the dock? Then you're going to love iSuck™ technology in 10.4!
- Newton 2004: A digital hub in the palm of your hand, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 03.17. How Apple could leverage the brilliance of the Newton, popularity of the iPod, and power of the Mac to create the best PDA ever.
- Lombard RAM and CPU upgrades, Panther upgrade CDs, 10.3 on a G3, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 03.15. Getting 512 MB in a Lombard, a forthcoming G4 upgrade for Lombard, Panther on a G3, Panther upgrade CDs, Power Mac G4 upgrades, and LaserWriter problems.
- Widescreen iBook, Apple quality, PB G4 and iBook tutorials, USB Swiss Army Knife, and more, Charles W. Moore, The 'Book Review, 03.12. Aluminum drive enclosure, touch-sensitive trackpads, MacFrog keyboard, portable DVD burner, bargain 'Books from $645 to $2,499, and more.
- Nice as they are, PowerBooks still have some room for improvement, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 03.12. Heat, battery life, and squeaky hinges are some of the things Apple should try to fix in the next generation PowerBook.
- Using the QuickCam Orbit on a Mac, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 03.12. Logitech's latest QuickCam adds face tracking, but how well does it work on a Mac?
- Thoughts on Panther upgrades, music production on a PowerBook G3, and CPU upgrades, Charles W. Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 03.08. Benefits of upgrading from Jaguar, upgrade vs. full install CDs, music software for older 'Books, and Pismo upgrade makers and vendors.
- Willow extends sale, a better battery monitor, 1 GB+ in iBook G4, 12" PB heat fix, and more, Charles W. Moore, The 'Book Review, 03.05. DuoDock comments, Laptop Armor, notebook in the real world, PocketDock for iPod, and bargain 'Books from $200 to $1,749.
- What's more important, physical screen size or screen resolution?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 03.05. Why display resolution is much more important than physical size for most users.
- Jobs defends Apple's use of M&Ms in "taste and feel" suit, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 03.03. "Confectioner M&M sued Apple Computer recently over unauthorized removal of green-colored M&Ms in the corporate welcome candy dish at Apple headquarters."
- Is iTunes best for artists?, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope, 03.03. Apple's iTunes Music Store is good for Apple, record companies, and consumers, but is it best for the artists?
- Pismo, Lombard, and WallStreet CPU upgrades; quiet hard drives; Panther upgrades; and more, Charles W. Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 03.01. Lots of PowerBook G3 questions and some Color Classic issues.
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