REMINDER: PPUG Meets Saturday

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Date: Friday, November 4th, 2005, 15:37
Category: User Group

PPUG.jpgPPUG (Philadelphia PowerBook Users Group) will have its last meeting of 2005 on Saturday, November 5, 2005. The meeting will take place from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant. We usually have lunch (or a brew) while we talk mobile computing. We will have Jason O’Grady, editor of the PowerPage on hand to talk about his latest ventures. Topics will include the upcoming Macworld Expo 2006, new iPods, podcasting, gadgets and a question-and-answer period. Join us for a great meeting, and it’s free — open to all and guests.
You can view PPUG calendar dates or subscribe to the PPUG calendar (via iCal).


Griffin Updates Airclick USB Remote Software

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Date: Friday, November 4th, 2005, 13:44
Category: Software

airclick.jpgGriffin Technology announced today an update to the Mac OS X version of its AirClick USB Remote software. This significant revision adds support for more applications and numerous new features.
AirClick USB Remote (US$40) is unique in a crowded field of products because it uses RF signals allowing it to transmit up to 60 ft., even through walls. Most remote controls use IR technology, which relies on line-of-sight, and works only over relatively short distances. There are no line-of-sight limitations with Griffin AirClick. With the software update, AirClick USB is now more versatile and powerful.
Now where’s the hack to make it work with Front Row?


The Apple Core: Advantage – Macintosh

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Date: Friday, November 4th, 2005, 11:39
Category: The Apple Core

van_zant.jpgThere are plenty of reasons to use a Mac; great software and hardware, the iPod, but perhaps the best reason is security.
It’s pretty well known that the Macintosh is a great platform because of the lack of viruses, trojans and malware that targets it. It’s one rare case where less market share is actually good for the platform. There isn’t a huge crosshair painted on our backs by increasingly creative script kiddies dying to see their next exploit splashed on the front pages.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.