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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Which Mac is Right for You??

Well what Mac should you pick? Some want processor power but really don't need it to use Microsoft Word and e-mails. So MacWorld republished Adam C. Engst e-book Take Control of Buying a Mac. A guide to help you pick what Mac is best for you. You can read the whole story Here.

Exclusive Interview

Was given to Bobbie Johnson of Guardian Unlimited from Steve Jobs about his drive to make technology simple.

A quote from the article:
"Some people thought we got really lucky with the iPod, and we did," says Jobs. But, he adds, real winners don't just enjoy the breaks, they exploit them. It is necessary to stay on top, especially when everybody's out to get you. As he puts it: "We have world-class competitors trying to kill us."

Goes on to quote steve:
"There's a very strong DNA within Apple, and that's about taking state-of-the-art technology and making it easy for people," he says. Jobs's targets are busy, modern consumers; "people who don't want to read manuals, people who live very busy lives".

Read the full article here

Mac mini quiet update?

Think Secret seems to have a inside source saying the low-end Mac mini will be upgraded from a 1.25GHz G4 processor to a 1.33GHz G4, while the high-end will see a bump from 1.42GHz to 1.5GHz.

Hard Drives will go from 4,200-rpm drives to 5,400-rpm, mid-range and high-end models will receive a new AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth module featuring Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and high-end model will see its 4x SuperDrive upgraded to an 8x dual-layer model. Prices their source says will remain the same at $499, $599, and $699.

What's Out?

Well Firefox has been updated to 1.0.7. While this update contains fixes for two critical security bugs in the software, it's been a bugger on me when it comes to adding pictures to this blog through bloggers post creater. Well to put it bluntly, it doesn't work anymore. Hopefully 1.0.8 fixes it.

Doom 3 Demo was released from Aspyr today.
The demo version lets you play through the first chapter, and includes three levels.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.8 or later, G4/1.5GHz or faster, 512MB RAM, 2GB free hard disk space, ATI Radeon 9600 or Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 or better 3D graphics with at least 64MB VRAM. The demo measures 463.5MB.

You can get the demo here

ARS Technica has a review of 8 RSS (Really Simple Syndication) or Atom readers for the Mac. both of which are based on XML.

And if you did not know, if you want a news feed from this blog, just click on button that says "feed" on the side bar.

HandBook for Bloggers
and Cyber-Dissidents

Copies of Reporters Without Borders' "Handbook for Blogger and Cyber-Dissidents" the handbook are displayed at the Apple Expo computer show in Paris.

"Bloggers are often the only real journalists in countries where the mainstream media is censored or under pressure," Julien Pain, head of the watchdog's Internet Freedom desk, writes in the introduction.

Included in the booklet is advice about how to blog anonymously, as well as how to identify the most suitable way to circumvent censorship.

It also outlines some help on developing ethical and journalistic values.

In June, Microsoft's MSN Spaces site in China started to block blog entries which used words such as "freedom", "democracy" and "demonstration".

RSF, an outspoken critic of media and online censorship, said the French Foreign Ministry helped pay for the booklet's printing costs.

you can download the book here


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