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Prodigy Stumbles… Again

On some days, Prodigy representatives tell us they're running "the Disney Channel of online services." On other days the service is touted as a forum for "the free expression of ideas." But management has missed the conflict between these two missions

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Far Side Calendar

Like thousands of other people, one of my first actions every morning is to tear off the page on my Far Side Daily Calendar for a bracing dose of Gary Larson's inspired lunacy

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NewsBITS/04-Nov-91

Mark H. Anbinder forwarded us this useful bit of information. Apparently you cannot set up either the Quadra 700 or 900 as a headless file server (i.e

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SevenBITS/04-Nov-91

With Finder 7, Apple changed a number of interface elements to make it easier to use, or at least that's their story. For instance, I'm sure you've noticed the rename delay that prevents you from accidently renaming items on your desktop

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Apple ELF Information

Remember the hullabaloo concerning the extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields that monitors, televisions, and electrical appliances emit? Well Apple has released a statement of its policy on the issue

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Quadra Impressions

I have been salivating over the idea of a 68040 Macintosh for nearly two years. I've saved my nickels and dimes and must have been good because "Christmas" arrived yesterday in the form of a Quadra 700 with 4 MB and a 160 MB hard drive! The local stores don't even have demo models yet, so somebody up there must like me. I have one immediate gripe (not with the Quadra, it is marvelous!)

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MailBITS/28-Oct-91

Hoo boy, it's correction time again. You can tell I'm still slightly out of touch because I made the excellent suggestion that Apple bundle AppleTalk Remote Access with the PowerBooks and a modem

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Downline 1.1.1 Review

Downline 1.1.1 Eric Bloodworth Morpheus Systems P.O. Box 10991 Blacksburg, VA 24062-0991 [email protected] or eric%[email protected] [email protected] Rating: 9 penguins Every now and then I see a freeware or shareware application that impresses me

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Quadra Quirks

The Quadras and PowerBooks are out and I actually saw some of them recently at the dBUG Hardware SIG, thanks to a local dealer. By now most people probably have a decent idea of what each machine offers, so I won't talk about that any more

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Claris Goes Windows

By now, if you've been paying attention (and there will be a quiz), you know all about the Apple/IBM deal and the two new companies, Taligent (the operating system spin-off) and Kaleida (the multimedia spin-off)

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Little Mac Book Fiasco

I've never promised to be completely accurate (we're all human), and occasionally I have to decide whether to use a story one week or to put it off for a week to gather more information

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MailBITS/21-Oct-91

This issue is on the small side and I would like to point the finger of blame directly at the folks at Delta Tao Software. They asked if I would like to take a look at their games, Spaceward Ho! and Strategic Conquest, and of course I agreed, not being stupid

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NewsBITS/21-Oct-91

I suppose it's official by now. Apple has released the new Quadras and the PowerBooks at COMDEX. Quite frankly, I'm not there and I haven't seen them yet, so I can't say anything new about them other than a rumor I heard that they have a different startup chord

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HP Deals & Info

HP just doesn't give up. The DeskWriter was a pretty cool printer when it first appeared, but HP added AppleTalk support, increased the amount of ink in a cartridge (but made it impossible to refill them in the process) and later came out with the DeskWriter C, dropping the prices all the time

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Transparent DiskDoubler

I tell you, our timing is just wonderful! ;-). As I'm sure most of you know, we just released an overdue comparison of two of the coolest utilities on the market today, SuperDisk and DiskDoubler (and a comparison of two more great ones will be coming soon - Super Boomerang vs