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TidBITS#598/24-Sep-01

Apple loves showing fast CPUs helping Macs win Photoshop duels against PCs. But you’ll gain more speed from using Photoshop effectively, aided by this week’s collection of tips from Iain Anderson. Also in this issue, Jeff Carlson squints at the Palm m505 handheld, DriveSavers aids victims of the 11-Sep-01 tragedy, and the Interface Mafia comes to town. Important releases include Interarchy 5.0.1, Rumpus 2.0, StuffIt Deluxe 6.5, and the Palm m125 organizer.

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Palm Releases Palm m125 Organizer

Palm Releases Palm m125 Organizer -- Adding a bit of spit and polish to its entry-level line of handhelds, Palm has introduced the Palm m125, incorporating the expansion and connectivity features of the Palm m500 series

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Rumpus 2.0 Offers Industrial Strength FTP Server

Rumpus 2.0 Offers Industrial Strength FTP Server -- Showing no fear of the built-in Unix FTP server in Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server (at least the former of which is notable for lacking MacBinary support), Maxum Development has released Rumpus 2.0, a significant update to the company's high-performance Macintosh FTP server

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Interarchy 5.0.1 Fixes Bugs

Interarchy 5.0.1 Fixes Bugs -- Stairways Software has released Interarchy 5.0.1, fixing a number of bugs in the popular Internet file transfer and utility application but adding no new features (see "FTP Disk Feature Highlights Interarchy 5.0" in TidBITS-593)

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Interface Mafia Goes After Bad Interfaces

Interface Mafia Goes After Bad Interfaces -- Macintosh users are unusually informed and opinionated about interface design, and even though Macintosh developers are usually equally as sensitive to the interfaces of their programs, creating good interfaces is difficult work

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Palm m505: A Slightly Dim Bulb

Even when I'm testing various models of handheld organizers for books and articles I write about Palm OS-based handhelds, I keep my Palm Vx nearby. I have to return devices when I'm done reviewing them, and so far the Palm Vx is the only one for which I've shelled out my own money: it's thin, lightweight, and has enough memory to store the data I need