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<Bleep>ing GarageBand!

ing GarageBand! Apple Computer today announced the availability of Bleeper, a free innovative Audio Units plug-in for use with Apple's entry-level digital music program, GarageBandShow full article

"Take Control of Your Island Nation" Released

"Take Control of Your Island Nation" Released -- Needless to say, few of us actually have our own island nations, but with this latest installment in our Take Control series of electronic books, we're branching out into the rough-and-tumble world of business self-help books like "First, Break All The Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently." Written by legendary business consultant Michael Milkem, the hidden force behind NeXT's acquisition of Apple Computer and the AOL/Time Warner merger, "Take Control of Your Island Nation" draws comparisons between orchestrating an overthrow of a corrupt banana republic government and regaining authority in an out-of-control businessShow full article

Canned Spam Can Can Spam with CAN-SPAM

Canned Spam Can Can Spam with CAN-SPAM -- Hormel is expected to announce today their campaign to can spam using their canned Spam with the aid of the CAN-SPAM legislationShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: Autographed Spam

This week we have a special one-day DealBITS drawing! In conjunction with Hormel's anti-spam campaign, we're giving away one can of Spam, the real stuff, a $2.95 valueShow full article

iChat AV 2.2 Public Beta Adds MSN Support

Apple today released a public beta of iChat AV 2.2, the company's popular instant-messaging and audio/video conferencing application. In addition to providing a handful of bug fixes, the update incorporates support for Microsoft's MSN text messaging network. Previously, the MSN network was unavailable to iChat users because iChat uses the AIM (AOL Instant Messaging) network, and the two protocols are incompatibleShow full article

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Standardizes on Macs

Cast your mind back to September of 1999, when we reported on a highly publicized move by the U.S. Army to transition its primary Web server from Windows NT to Power Macintosh G3s running WebSTAR (then from StarNine Technologies, now owned by 4D)Show full article

CountDown G5 Enables Mac OS 9 Booting for Power Mac G5s

The French start-up software company Freedom Technologies today announced the immediate availability of CountDown G5, a controversial firmware update which enables users to start up Apple's Power Mac G5 systems using either Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X. As shipped by Apple, Power Mac G5 systems can start up using only Mac OS X (although they can run older software in the Classic environment)Show full article

The Second Experiment Is Over

Almost 10 years ago, I wrote an article for TidBITS called "The Experiment Is Over" about the end of the governmentally funded, usage-restricted Internet backboneShow full article

Please Take Your SEETS

If you've ever been a part of a decentralized working group, you're undoubtedly aware of the utility of shared conference calls; I've spent many an hour on conference calls for a variety of projectsShow full article

Tes-La Charges Laptops Wirelessly

Building on the success of short-range induction charging, such as is used in the MobileWise wire-free electric power technology, Posicharge, Inc. has introduced the latest advance to wireless networking technology: the Tes-La passive energy charging systemShow full article

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