Apple QuickTake 150 -- Following on the mixed success of the QuickTake 100, Apple has introduced an improved version of the QuickTake in an effort to show that it's still serious about the digital camera market. The QuickTake 150 features 1 MB of flash EPROM that can store 16 high-resolution images (24-bit, 640 by 480) or 32 standard resolution images (24-bit, 320 by 240), a close-up lens, plus a serial cable and Apple's QuickTake software to transfer your images over to any Mac with a 68020 or better processor. The QuickTake 150 should be available now and pricing is estimated to be about $700. [GD]
Improve Apple Services with AirPort Base Stations
You can make iChat file transfers, iDisk, and Back to My Mac work better by turning on a setting with Apple AirPort base stations released starting in 2003. Launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, click Manual Setup, choose the Internet view, and click the NAT tab. Check the Enable NAT Port Mapping Protocol (NAT-PMP) box, and click Update. NAT-PMP lets your Mac OS X computer give Apple information to connect back into a network that's otherwise unreachable from the rest of the Internet. This speeds updates and makes connections work better for services run by Apple.