Apple Releases Backup 3.1.1 Update

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Date: Friday, March 2nd, 2007, 14:24
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For the .Mac subscribers out there, Apple has released version 3.1.1 of its Backup utility program. This program, a 5.5 megabyte download, allows users to back up important files remotely to a .Mac server or locally to hard drives, CDs, DVDs and flash drives.
The new version provides fixes for backup and restoration to external drives, improved memory management and better restoration of bundled file types.
The update can also be found via the Software Update feature if the user is already a .Mac subscriber.
.Mac subscriptions retail for US$99.95 per year and Apple’s Backup program requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 to run under Mac OS X 10.3 (“Panther”) and Mac OS X 10.4.2 (“Tiger”).
If you’ve had any positive or negative experiences with the new version of Backup, let us know.

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Poll: Your 2007 Apple Shopping List

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Date: Friday, March 2nd, 2007, 14:16
Category: Poll

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Between the iPhone, rumors of a thin MacBook Pro and Intel’s Core 2 Quad processor finding its way into new computers, 2007 is shaping up to be a promising year for Apple’s gadgets and we here at the PowerPage were wondering what item or items would probably find their way onto your shopping list.


Which of Apple’s Upcoming/Rumored 2007 Products Do You Plan to Buy?
iPhone
Apple TV
12″ MacBook Pro
Core 2 Quad-Powered Mac Mini
Upgraded Mac Pro
Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard”
Upgraded iMac
Widescreen iPod
802.11n AirPort Extreme
  


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Adobe to Release Free Online Version of Photoshop

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Date: Friday, March 2nd, 2007, 09:03
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On Thursday, Adobe announced that it will release a free, online version of Photoshop within the next six months. The version will be a bare bones variant of the program’s full version according to an article on CNNMoney.com.
Though unconventional, the move is part of a larger effort to draw users toward the program, enticing them to purchase the full packaged version as well as to lure online advertising dollars.
Last month, Adobe announced an upcoming partnership with online image and video hosting site Photobucket to provide free access to its online version of Photoshop to the site’s 35 million strong user base.
The firm has also announced that it will announce similar partnerships with other Internet-based companies in the coming months to attract additional users towards Photoshop.
Adobe Photoshop CS2, the current version, currently retails for US$649 for a full copy and US$169 for an upgrade version of the program.
Stay tuned for further news on this when Adobe launches the site.

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VMWare Releases Beta 2 of Fusion

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Date: Friday, March 2nd, 2007, 08:22
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On Friday, hot on the heels of Parallels’ 2.5 update of Desktop for Mac, VMWare released a second beta of its Fusion virtualization program for the Macintosh.
The new beta incorporates the following changes:
-Experimental 3-D graphics support – Play a selection of DirectX 8.1 games in Windows XP Service Pack 2 virtual machines.
-Snapshot feature – Roll back your virtual machine to a known good state when something goes wrong in your virtual machine—for example, when your virtual machine picks up a virus, or when a software upgrade causes problems.
-Improved networking – Automatically bridge to the computer’s primary network interface.
-Full support for Airport wireless networking, including virtual machines behind a NAT firewall and bridged to the local Airport network.
-Support for up to ten virtual network interfaces.
-Improved Microsoft Vista support – Support for Microsoft Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions.
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JAJAH to Offer VoIP Support for iPhone

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Date: Friday, March 2nd, 2007, 08:57
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Voice over Internet Protocol provider JAJAH has announced support for Apple’s upcoming iPhone via a blog entry on the company’s web site, as mentioned on myiphone.com and MacDailyNews:
We are announcing today that we are going to support the iPhone as soon as it becomes available in June 2007.
Like the rest of the known planet, we just watched Steve Job’s introduction of the Apple iPhone. The JAJAH office is buzzing with excitement. It might be one of the most beautiful products ever created. And if you are in the business of bringing mobile VoIP to everyday people like we are, this is exciting news.
It’s not every day that someone changes the landscape of an industry with a single product announcement, but Apple has become known for it. The iPhone promises to change the way we think of mobile computing and communication the same way the iPod changed the way we think about music.
We are going to bring JAJAH Mobile to the iPhone as soon as it becomes available. iPhone users will be able to make free or very low cost global JAJAH calls with a single click, without a special download, other equipment, wi-fi or broadband access. You’ll just need to be a registered JAJAH user – and registration is free.
If you’re a JAJAH fan, you already know we have an Mac Address Book Plugin and JAJAH user, Greg Smithies has recently pulled together a Mac OS X JAJAH Widget. The iPhone solution will further extend our commitment to the Mac community.
Many of us at JAJAH are long-time Mac fans and we couldn’t be happier that Apple is bringing their design and innovations to the world of telephony.
Thanks Apple, and welcome to the world of Voice 2.0.
Like the current JAJAH system, iPhone users should be able to point a browser to mobile.jajah.com, log in (registration is free) and begin a VoIP-based phone call.
If you have any thoughts on this, let us know.

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