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TidBITS#140/31-Aug-92

First, the mundane but useful, with an important tip for Excel users, a clarification about Conflict Catcher, a new 32-user license for A/UX, and a report of the imminent demise of the Portable battery supply. Following that comes the cool stuff, a neat in-ear speaker and microphone (i.e. telephone) that works via bone conduction, some MacDraw Pro 1.5 speed benchmarks, and Microsoft and Tandy’s answer to Commodore’s CDTV.

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Administrivia

Mark H. Anbinder writes, "It tells you a little bit about the pervasiveness of Microsoft's products in the industry that one of the top-level options on their phone menu system is, "If you are a hardware manufacturer and would like to bundle Microsoft software products with your product, please press 4."" Information from: Mark H

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Norris Ear PHONE

One of the most interesting technologies I saw at Macworld had little to do with the Mac. So why did this company come to Macworld? The technology enhances various communications applications, and lots of Macintosh companies are working on improving communications using the Mac. The product in question comes from Norris Communications, and they call it, appropriately enough, the Norris Ear PHONE[tm]

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MacDraw Pro Speed Comparisons

I just got my upgrade to MacDraw Pro 1.5 and since lots of people on the nets wondered how fast it was compared to previous versions, I decided to try a few rough and ready benchmarks on the two versions

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Windows Does CDs

Apple certainly has the head start on the potentially lucrative (at the price of this hardware and software, someone had better make some money at it) multimedia market, but as Mark H