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TidBITS#703/27-Oct-03

Panther rules this issue! Jeff Carlson leads off with a look at some of the major features with an eye toward helping you decide to upgrade. Then Adam delves into smaller details that can make or break an OS upgrade. We also formally announce our first Take Control ebooks, which have already helped thousands of readers. In the news, we cover new iBook G4s, iSync 1.3, cheaper eMacs, and essential upgrades for Default Folder X and QuicKeys X in Panther.

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Apple Unveils G4 iBooks

Apple Unveils G4 iBooks -- Apple Computer announced major revisions to the iBook line last week, upgrading all models to G4 processors and adding USB 2.0, Combo CD-R/DVD-ROM drives, and a minimum of 256 MB of RAM

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Apple Reduces eMac Prices

Apple Reduces eMac Prices -- Apple also reduced the price of the all-in-one eMac last week. The entry-level configuration, which includes 128 MB of RAM, a 40 GB hard drive, and a Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW), now costs $200 less, at $800

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Apple Releases iSync 1.3

Apple Releases iSync 1.3 -- Hot on the heels of iSync 1.2.1's debut earlier this month, Apple has released iSync 1.3 for Mac OS X 10.2.5 and higher, adding the capability to synchronize data with new phones such as the Bluetooth-enabled Sony Ericsson P900 and T630, as well as the Nokia 3650 and N-Gage smart phones

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First Two Take Control Ebooks Take Off!

Perhaps we can't quite compete with the sales volume of the iTunes Music Store's first few days, but the sales of our first two Take Control ebooks have still utterly exceeded our initial expectations, with nearly 3,000 copies sold so far

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Mac OS X 10.3 Panther Unleashed

Mac OS X 10.3 Panther bounded out of its lair over the weekend, giving us the opportunity to start using the shipping version and see how it compares to what was promised by Apple at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June (see "Mac OS X 10.3 Panther Springs at WWDC" in TidBITS-685)

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Interesting Bits of Panther

Jeff Carlson has walked you through the marquee features of Apple's new Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, but my experience with the previous version, Jaguar, was that the changes that made the difference for me were more subtle

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/27-Oct-03

New Power Mac G5 keyboard -- Readers weigh in on the new keyboard that Apple ships with the Power Mac G5. (7 messages) Take Control comments -- The comments fly fast and furious as readers give their opinions (most highly positive, thank goodness!) about our new Take Control electronic books