"Peter Max" On The Inside Mac Radio Show Saturday June 28th

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Date: Friday, June 27th, 2003, 08:38
Category: iPod, User Group

Ranking as the coolest person speaking at Macworld CreativePro, artist and “Great American Pop Icon” Peter Max will be on The Inside Mac Radio Show Saturday afternoon talking about art and Macs. Guest list, show notes, and links are all on Scott Shepard’s site. If you call in between 1:00pm and 2:00pm PDT on 1-800-490-0058 you’re eligible for Peter Max prizes, but if you miss that, an MP3 archive will be posted.


Bluetooth Mobile Phone Headsets and the Mac

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Date: Friday, June 27th, 2003, 07:20
Category: Accessory, Any Laptop Computer

I have a couple of Macs with Bluetooth connectors. I have been able to send files between the two computers. I decided to try buying Jabra’s FreeSpeak cordless headset so I could use iChat AV hands free rather than using a USB headset.
The computer recognized the headset as a BT device and I was able to get it listed but the Mac does not seem to use it properly. In the Jabra directions it says that any computer that is Bluetooth 1.1 compliant can use this device as a headset. Got any ideas or tips on how I might be able to make this work with my Mac? I think a lot of people would enjoy this capability.
There are currently no BT mobile phone headsets (that I am aware of) that will work as a headset for your Mac, but you are right – this is definitely a potential killer app. Look for updated drivers from Apple in coming months to allow you to use your BT headset with iChat AV. And if this is functionality you would like to see, please tell Apple! -jdog


The Helios Crashed

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Date: Friday, June 27th, 2003, 07:01
Category: Archive

According to CNN NASA’s experimetal solar powered ‘wing’ crashed near Hawaii. Weren’t there some Mac aboard? Maybe the plane protested when it saw the new G5’s about not having enough power!


iChatAV and MSN Messenger Reviewed in NY Times

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Date: Friday, June 27th, 2003, 01:44
Category: Software

David Pogue reviews the latest chat offerings from Apple and Microsoft in an article (free registration req’d) in the NYTimes:
Even in their preliminary incarnations, these programs illustrate two important points. First, the addition of voice and video changes the experience so profoundly, it’s not really chat any more. Second, Apple and Microsoft may as well have come from different planets.
For example, Microsoft, true to tradition, has focused on expanding its list of features, while Apple has worked toward elegance and simplicity. Messenger is a cacophony of brightly colored buttons, panels, blinking advertisements and, in the new version, animated (and even homemade) smileys; iChat AV maintains the clean lines and brushed-metal “surfaces” of its text-only predecessors. The new features of Messenger 6 include custom window backgrounds and interactive games like checkers; iChat AV is dedicated solely to communication. Messenger 6, in its ultimate form, will be free; iChat AV will cost $30 (but will be free with Apple’s next operating-system release, Mac OS X 10.3, code-named Panther, due by year’s end).