New PDAs from Palm (800/881-7256,
): The $199
Palm m105, the $399
Palm m500, and the $449
completely support Macs. The handhelds ship with a USB cradle; Mac users don’t have to buy a separate PalmConnect kit.
New color printers from Lexmark (888/539-6275,
laser printer prints 6 color and 24 black-and-white pages per minute in 2400 Image Quality mode. It comes in three models that sell for $1,999, $2,399, and $2,799. The J110 ink-jet printer features a resolution of 2,400 by 1,200 dots per inch. It prints 10 color and 16 black-and-white pages per minute. The
sells for $899; the J110tn sells for $999.
A serial adapter from Keyspan (510/222-0131,
): The $149
Keyspan USB 4-Port Serial Adapter
lets four serial devices connect to a single USB port.
Wireless-networking software from Apple (800/692-7753,
adds Point-to-Point over Ethernet (PPPoE) and DHCP client-ID support, giving the software functionality required by some ISPs. The free download requires Mac OS 9.0.4 or later.
RealBasic from Real Software (512/263-1233,
adds OS X support, a new animation engine, revamped database features, and enhancements to the Code editor and debugger. The standard edition of the object-oriented development software sells for $150; the professional edition sells for $350.
Cross-platform software from Miramar Systems (800/862-2526,
PC MacLan for Windows 95/98/Me
adds IP client, IP server, and bidirectional printer support. It sells for $199. Existing users can upgrade for $69 to $99.
A redesigned Web-tools site from Apple (http://itools.mac.com):
features a new interface with remodeled navigation bars, additional fonts and images for iCards, and added support for Japanese. The site has dropped iReview, Apple’s online Web-site review service.