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Cary Lu - author, journalist, scientist, filmmaker, and friend - died of cancer September 23rd, 1997. A group of Cary's friends maintain an online memorial. Cary was founding managing editor of High Technology magazine, technology editor for Inc. magazine and a columnist on future technology for Inc. Technology magazine, but he was best known for his writings on computers, including his "The Apple Macintosh Book," first published in 1984, and his columns and articles for Macworld magazine. Cary's final book, "The Race for Bandwidth" was published by Microsoft Press in 1998.

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Set Time Zone Automatically in Snow Leopard

Frequent travelers may be interested to know that in Snow Leopard your time zone can now be set automatically by bringing up the Date & Time preference pane, clicking the Time Zone view, and selecting Set Time Zone Automatically. A progress spinner appears while Snow Leopard sends off information about the Wi-Fi signals in your vicinity and receives location data back.

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