Apple Juices Up Power Mac G4s
Apple has juiced up its Power Mac G4 line to include the new Rage 128 Pro graphics card, which features a 40 percent increase in 3D graphics performance, and a digital video interface to support Apple's new digitally-driven LCD displays.
The G4 is currently available in 350 MHz, 400 MHz and 450 MHz versions. Apple Corp. also unveiled a new 15-inch, all-digital flat panel LCD display.
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Apple's blueberry iBook was the single best-selling notebook in the United States' retail, online and mail order sales outlets in October, according to research by PC Data, reports Apple. The combined sales of the iBook and Powerbook portable computer lines gave Apple an 11 percent share of the U.S. retail portable market, it says.
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Spring Cleaning 3.0 is now shipping from Aladdin Systems Inc., of Watsonville, Calif.
The program helps users organize applications, files, folders and fonts, and offers 12 utilities to clean hard drives.
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Conflict Catcher 8 TIKSOFT, of Frederick, Md., says its new software tests for conflicts at start-up, and helps manage start-up files, plug-ins and the systems folder.
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IXLA Ltd., of Australia, has released ixla Photo Easy Deluxe, which allows Mac users to capture, create and publish digital photos on the Internet.
The software includes a new Mac USB ixla Digital SuperPro digital camera, and IXLA's Special Edition Corel Custom Photo software, says the company.
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ABBYY FineReader 4.0 Sprint for Mac is a new optical character recognition software, reports ABBYY Software House.
The software will be bundled with scanners from Acer, and other companies, it says.
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USB Card Support: Apple has posted USB Card Support 1.3.5, a set of extensions that support USB adapter cards.
Card support requires Mac OS 8.6 or later, reports Apple.
The software and details can be found at apple.com.
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MacWorld convenes Jan. 5 - 8 (with pre-conference workshops on Jan. 7), at the San Francisco Moscone Convention Center and Marriott Hotel. Watch the February issue of Law Technology News for reports from the show, and about Apple's plans for addressing the legal industry. For conference details: www.macworldexpo.com
MacLaw: If you're planning to attend MacWorld, George Richardsonis organizing a dinner for the MacLaw crowd and the Berkeley Mac Users Group Legal Special Interest Group, on Thursday Jan. 6. For details, .join the MacLaw listserv bysending an e-mailing to MacLawemail@example.com.
Mac Gets Gold: BusinessWeek put Apple's iMacin its the gold medal category for good design, reports Apple.
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