MacTurkey: Cooking With a Mac in the Kitchen

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Date: Wednesday, November 24th, 2004, 15:49
Category: Archive

These days with the amount of home magazines and home remodeling shows out there, its not hard to come up with good ideas for a kitchen remodeling project. We’ve decided on custom cabinets, some walnut, some antique white. We’ve chosen neutral colored granite countertops, an extra six inches deep to accommodate my wife’s endless baking projects. (I must say the extra six inches is well worth it, I would prefer a half-foot of extra depth over a foot of extra linear space).
I’m very satisfied with all the ideas we’ve come up with, and we have a box full of tattered magazines and articles that were great resources in helping us come to these great conclusions. But where are the resources for incorporating a Mac in the kitchen? Read More…

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Mobile DJ: MegaSeg 3 Arrives

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Date: Wednesday, November 24th, 2004, 10:22
Category: Software

Looking for an easy-to-use mobile DJ software solution that will play songs you’ve purchased from iTunes? MegaSeg 3 was announced a month ago, but it’s shipping now. The biggest new feature is a redesigned dual-deck interface which makes this already-friendly interface even easier to approach: it looks just like a dual-CD DJ rig. There’s insane playlist-management features including HTML logging and printing, plus new direct playlist opening/saving from iTunes.
Check out our report at createdigitalmusic and stay tuned for a review.
What are your interests for mobile DJing? Hard-core vinyl-style scratching? Occasional playlist playing to upgrade iTunes? Let us know by hitting comments; PowerPage and createdigitalmusic are planning ongoing mobile DJ features and would love to know what you want to read!

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Keeping Your Mobile Computer Secure

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Date: Wednesday, November 24th, 2004, 10:25
Category: Archive

A MacInTouch thread on Mobile Security discusses some tips for keeping the data on your PowerBook, iPod or USB Flash ROM safe while traveling. In light of today being the most traveled day of the year due to the Thanksgiving holiday (in the United States) it makes some sense to take precautions if you travel with your data – and who doesn’t.

#1 The recent NSA report explains how to place Mac OS X keychains on USB tokens. Encrypted disk images can also be placed on tokens, including iPods. Either approach can make encrypted credentials portable across Macs.
#2 If you need to be able to use random PCs, too, consider carrying a bootable Live CD or USB token. For example, this article: “Linux on a flash drive” describes how to place SLAX on a USB token. Also, look at the Tinfoil Hat project for a thoughtful, full-out attack on the mobile security problem. This approach allows you to carry a complete, trusted software baseline with you, and bypass the hard disk in that random PC.

Click through for the links and don’t eat too much turkey.
Note: The PowerPage will be publishing on a limited schedule until Monday, please enjoy the Holiday and spending some time with your family and friends.

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Apple Releases Bluetooth Firmware Update 1.2

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Date: Wednesday, November 24th, 2004, 09:40
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Apple released Bluetooth Firmware Update 1.2 yesterday for D-Link USB Adapters (revision B2 or later) and Apple internal Bluetooth modules on PowerBooks and Power Macs.

The Bluetooth Firmware Updater is for D-Link USB Adapters (revision B2 or later), and Apple internal Bluetooth modules on PowerBooks and PowerMacs. This firmware update will improve connectivity between the computer and the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse. Use this updater for the modules specified above; this updater is unsupported with any other Bluetooth modules.
Important: Applying this firmware updater to a D-Link USB to Bluetooth adapter will make it incompatible with non-Macintosh systems.

Be sure to note that last part about the update making D-Link Bluetooth adapters “incompatible with non-Macintosh systems.”

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