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Apple Quietly Drops PowerBook Prices

Apple Quietly Drops PowerBook Prices -- Just over a month ago, Apple increased the speed and hard drive size of its iBook consumer laptop models, keeping the same pricesShow full article

Microsoft Settles with AOL for $750 Million

Microsoft Settles with AOL for $750 Million -- Last week, Microsoft Corporation announced it would pay AOL Time Warner $750 million as part of a wide-ranging settlement of AOL's 16-month old antitrust lawsuit against the company, ending one of the most troublesome legal disputes to come in the wake of the long-running federal antitrust case against MicrosoftShow full article

Virtual PC 6 Updates

Virtual PC 6 Updates -- In these transition months before Microsoft takes over the Virtual PC line (see "Microsoft Acquires Virtual PC" in TidBITS-668), Connectix isn't sitting stillShow full article

Bare Bones Software Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Never let it be said we don't play well with the younger kids. Despite TidBITS being an official teenager now, Tonya and I had a great time at the Bare Bones 10th anniversary dinner on 19-May-03 with Rich Siegel, Meredith Taitz, Patrick Woolsey, and the rest of the Bare Bones crew, along with a few other guests like Andy "America's 42nd most-beloved industry personality" Ihnatko and Steve "MrShow full article

iTunes 4.0.1 Restricts Music Sharing

Only a few weeks after releasing iTunes 4 in conjunction with the iTunes Music Store, Apple has released iTunes 4.0.1 via Software Update, rolling in a few bug fixes and steamrolling Internet sharing of music by restricting sharing to a single subnet on a local network. One of the innovative features in iTunes 4 was the capability to share music with anyone on the Internet; you chose Connect to Shared Music, entered their IP address, and watched their shared playlists appear in your playlist paneShow full article

Wireless Grab Bag: Old Macs, Mac OS X, and More

I've been collecting bits and pieces of interest to wireless network users for a while now, and have come up with information about connecting older Macs - in either Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X - to wireless networks, ways of improving wireless reception for the Titanium PowerBook G4, instructions on how to dissect an AirPort Extreme Base Station, and a speed-enhancing product of which every wireless network user should be aware. Non-AirPort Adapters -- Owners of older Macs that don't accept AirPort cards have had to work hard to find appropriate wireless network adapters: PC Cards for older PowerBooks, PCI cards for older Power Macs, and USB adapters for older iMacsShow full article

Crosswords Online: Cruciverbalizing on the Web

Many things can be converted into bits and transferred over the Internet, which is one reason why small pockets of special interests, hobbies, and pastimes flourish on the WebShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/02-Jun-03

Classical music for the digital lifestyle -- Annoyed at how the digital lifestyle seems to favor rock and pop over classical music? So are some TidBITS Talk readers, and Greg Sigman's manifesto may be the seed of a future article about the problem and how to fix itShow full article

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