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TidBITS#652/21-Oct-02

Macworld Expo is returning to Boston – but is Apple? We look at the brouhaha so far to see what all the keyboard rattling could mean for future Mac trade shows. Also in this issue, Mark Anbinder examines Palm’s new Zire handheld, Adam analyzes the steps required to solve any troubleshooting problem, and we note the release of important Microsoft Office updates, Apple’s X for Teachers deal to get Jaguar for free, and Apple’s fourth quarter $45 million loss.

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Apple Posts $45 Million Q4 Loss

Apple Posts $45 Million Q4 Loss -- Apple Computer last week announced a net loss of $45 million for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2002, although Apple's net numbers for the entire fiscal year were positive, with $65 million in earnings on $5.74 billion in revenue

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Apple, IDG World Expo Play Hardball Over Macworld Expo

Would Macworld Expo be the same without Apple? That's the question Mac users and vendors are asking themselves as Apple and conference organizer IDG World Expo publicly trade barbs about Apple's participation in upcoming trade shows. The brouhaha erupted late last week, when IDG World Expo announced that the 2004 East Coast expo would move from New York City, where the event has been held since 1998, to the show's original East Coast venue, Boston

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Palm Offers Low-price, No-frills Zire Handheld

These days, personal digital assistants (PDAs) do just about everything. Recent handhelds from Palm, Compaq, Sony, Handspring, and others can not only organize users' lives, but also take pictures, check and send email, surf the Web, show off color photo albums, play music, or serve as a cell phone

Adam Engst No comments

TidBITS Troubleshooting Primer, Part 1

There's no point in pretending that problems never happen. Although this may be a typically male viewpoint, life - computer life and life in general - can be seen as nothing but problems ("challenges," "opportunities") and solutions