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Editorial: Best of the season
By David Leishman
This is our last issue of 2003 and we at MacCentral wish you all the best of the holiday season. We won’t be publishing again until the first week of January, from the heart of Macworld Expo in San Francisco, which promises to be an exciting show.
Jim Dalrymple, Peter Cohen and I hope you all receive new PowerBooks, iPods, or other assorted techno-goodies during this season, but more importantly, we hope you can share time with good friends and family. See you next year!
Mac OS X 10.3.2 available for download
Apple has released OS X 10.3.2, an update to its “Panther” operating system, available for download through the Software Update System Preferences pane and as a standalone installer. Changes include enhancements to the Finder, and the Address Book and Mail applications; networking, printing, and faxing; and more reliable recognition for some FireWire devices, including the iSight camera.
Apple: iTunes downloads top 25 million
Apple offers details on WWDC 2004
Apple offers G5 firmware update
Apple gets Marketer of the Year accolade
Apple Discussions support area gets revamped
Salkever: ‘maybe next year’ for G5 laptop
Toshiba prepares coin-size hard-disk drive
Toshiba Corp. plans to begin sample production next year of a coin-size hard-disk drive that can hold up to 3GB of data, the company said Tuesday. The new drive contains a disk platter that is 0.85 inches in diameter and the whole drive is about the size of a coin and has a data capacity of between 2GB and 3GB. Toshiba will demonstrate a prototype of the drive at the CES show in January 2004.
Apple offers Lord of the Rings CD-R promotion
T-Mobile, iPass team to offer Wi-Fi roaming
Trans ships Enhance mobile drive
QuickStream DV ships; camera-mountable DV recorder
Listen to your iPod in the car with TransPod FM
Apple updates Remote Desktop client
Apple on Tuesday released an update to the Apple Remote Desktop client software to bring it to version 1.2.4. The new client “delivers improvements to security, performance, and reliability of the Apple Remote Desktop 1.2 client software running on Mac OS X versions 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3,” according to Apple.
O’Reilly offers Panther edition of Mac OS X ‘Missing Manual’
Aspyr offers Indiana Jones demo
Netflix Freak helps you track Netflix queue
‘Take Control of Users & Accounts in Panther’ released
Mac OS X users can accelerate dial-up with SlipStream
Around the Web
55 operating systems on a PowerBook
Amit Singh of kernelthread.com runs fifty-five operating systems on his 17-inch Power Book tied to an external FireWire drive. He refers to the set-up as the “iPod of Operating Systems,” and addressed his “”Whys and the Wherefores of doing so’ in a FAAQ (Frequently Asked and Anticipated Questions). Among the running OSs: Mac OSs 9 and X, three flavors of BSD, and Microsoft’s DOS and Windows dating back to 1.x versions.
Turning A Mac Into A Fax Server
Happy Birthday, Mac
Fortune: iTunes Music Store is ‘Product of the Year’
Free Wi-Fi Blankets San Francisco
Apple’s Shake 3 compositing software reviewed