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TidBITS#685/23-Jun-03

This week’s Worldwide Developers Conference spurred a bevy of announcements by Apple, and we have details of the new Power Mac G5, the preview of Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, iChat AV and the iSight video camera. But WWDC isn’t the only Mac event in this busy June: Adam reports on the MacHax Best Hack Contest from last week’s MacHack. Also, we note the releases of Safari 1.0, AirPort 3.1, iPod Software 2.0.1, and Mailsmith 2.0, plus how to get free Macworld passes!

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AirPort 3.1 Applies 802.11g Spec

AirPort 3.1 Applies 802.11g Spec -- One week after the IEEE ratified the 802.11g specification for higher-speed wireless equipment, Apple has released AirPort 3.1 for Mac OS X, which updates Macs using AirPort Extreme (see "802.11g (AirPort Extreme) Ratified" in TidBITS-684)

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iPod Software 2.0.1 Released

iPod Software 2.0.1 Released -- Apple has released iPod Software 2.0.1, improving performance and Windows compatibility for 2003 iPod models that feature a dock connector (earlier iPod models remain at version 1.3 of the software)

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Apple Announces 64-Bit Power Mac G5s

Touting them as the "world's fastest personal computer," Apple today announced its Power Mac G5 line of desktop computers with 1.6 to 2 GHz processor speeds, high-performance internals, and a 64-bit processor architecture designed to give the Power Mac line a much-needed performance boost and provide a clear road map for future development

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iSight Eyes iChat AV

If you're the type of person who bemoans the impersonal nature of email or text messaging, Apple wants to offer you a little face time. At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) today, Apple introduced iChat AV, adding audio and video conferencing capabilities to its iChat instant messaging application

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The MacHax Best Hack Contest 2003

The touchstone for the MacHack developers conference has long been the annual MacHax Group's Best Hack Contest, in which numerous Macintosh developers of all skill levels work alone or in small groups to show off their programming talents and learn new skills, all while having some fun and entertaining their friends