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Pippin Appears

The Pippin-platform "Atmark" developed by Apple and Bandai is now on display and for sale in Japan. But you can't just drop into your local computer store and pick one up; you'll have to either place an order at a designated dealer or call a toll-free number (something Bandai inexplicably calls a "Digital Distribution System")

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An Army of One – Japan’s PowerBook Guru

After my recent purchase of a PowerBook 540c, I immediately searched for new software and utilities to load on it. Unfortunately, much of the PowerBook freeware and shareware that I found online (at sites like Info-Mac) was mixed up with desktop software, making PowerBook-specific items somewhat difficult to find

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PowerBook 550c in Japan

Brent Bossom writes: Apple Japan has announced the latest (and perhaps last) in the 68K PowerBook 500 series; however this one will only be available in Japan

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Pioneer Mac Clones at Macworld Tokyo

Brent Bossom writes this week from Macworld Tokyo: Pioneer displayed two Mac clones with the title "Multimedia Personal Computers," the MPC-GX1 Power PC 601/66 MHz model with built-in stereo speakers, internal CD-ROM drive, and the MPC-LX100 (68LC040/33 MHz) (see TidBITS-264)