Prosoft Announces Universal Binary Version of Data Rescue II

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Date: Tuesday, April 11th, 2006, 22:58
Category: Software

Prosoft Engineering has announced that the latest version of their excellent data recovery tool Data Rescue II now supports Intel-based Macs. Data Rescue II is an easy-to-use application for Mac OS X that can recover files and folders from crashed or corrupt hard drives, floppy drives and removable media. Current owners of Data Rescue II can download an update from the Prosoft Web site. A bootable Data Rescue II CD is available for US$5 (download) or US$10 (shipped).
Prosoft’s Data Rescue II won a PowerPick Award in 2006 and Drive Genius won a PowerPick Award in 2005.

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Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) 3 Released

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Date: Tuesday, April 11th, 2006, 19:33
Category: Software

ard3.jpgApple today announced a large update to their popular remote desktop management system. Apple Remote Desktop 3 (ARD) is now Universal Binary for Intel Macs and features over 50 new features, including better remote software updates and installations and a curtain mode that prevents remote users from seeing what you’re doing. The online tutorial provides a nice overview. The unlimited client version costs US$499, 10 clients are US$299.
UPDATE:
Apple apparently hasn’t offered any upgrade pricing for ARD3 even though they go through the expense of printing proof of purchase cards and inserting them into each box. So if you just purchased a copy or ARD2 you’re going to have to shell out the full price for ARD3.

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AirTunes, with a Twist

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Date: Tuesday, April 11th, 2006, 08:00
Category: iPod

Apparently Apple is talking to third party IFE (inflight enterntainment) companies such as Thales and Panasonic with a view to porting a version of iTunes to allow downloads onto your iPod in your passenger seat. As this will probably come with a built in dock connector, it will most likely charge your iPod as well, so you will be fully juiced and ready to rock by the time you land!
Follow the link for the full story.
Contributed by: taxiwayalpha

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The Apple Core: Decoding your Mac’s serial number

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Date: Tuesday, April 11th, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

baccode.gifThere has been a lot of discussion lately about Mac serial numbers. Specifically, how the MacBook Pro serial number relates to the version of the logic board contained within it. In a PowerPage article I mentioned that Apple changed the MacBook logic board to “Revision D” beginning with models starting with a W8611 serial number.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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What Killing Politicians has to do with Computing

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Date: Tuesday, April 11th, 2006, 07:00
Category: Opinion

OSNews’ Thom Holwerda has taken a stance against Apple in the Apple vs. Does case. He draws a comparison between the political assasinations in The Netherlands in the past few years, which were attempts at opressing free speech. According to him, Apple’s attempts at silencing the press are the same; different in means, but the same in goals. “Apple is trying to silence people, trying to work its butt around free speech, just because the company itself is failing in keeping information from leaking to the outside world.”

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