Microsoft and Intel bet on 802.11

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Date: Wednesday, August 1st, 2001, 11:47
Category: Archive

Microsoft and Intel have joined the board of directors at the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA), “an industry group pushing Wi-Fi as a universal platform for small wireless networks.” Wi-Fi is the new marketing term for the IEEE 802.11 standard that we commonly know as Airport.< (more…)

Luggage Week: Banana Republic bag fits iBook

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Date: Wednesday, August 1st, 2001, 02:58
Category: Archive

I just discovered a great flat bag at Banana Republic this weekend that fits my new iBook almost perfectly on sale for US$29. Since it’s luggage week at Go2Mac, I thought I would share my thoughts about the bag.

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Lugage Week: Spire USA

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Date: Tuesday, July 31st, 2001, 15:32
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Luggage Week: Timbuk2 Sets the Standard

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Date: Tuesday, July 31st, 2001, 11:08
Category: Any Laptop Computer, Luggage

It should come as no surprise to readers of these pages that your Editor has a thing for luggage. Ok, it is actually a full-blown fetish, but that is a story for another day. That said, good luggage is easy to tell from bad luggage – it is apparent. Look at the construction, the materials and the extra features. Computer luggage is no different than clothes luggage but it needs to be held to a higher standard, after all dropping a bag full of BVDs on the pavement is a lot different than dropping your TiBook.

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Luggage Week: Marware Protects the iBook

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Date: Tuesday, July 31st, 2001, 10:02
Category: Archive

Reader Ryan Sit got the SportFolio [US$45 + S&H] from Marware online because he was searching for a case for his easily scratchable new iBook Dual USB.

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Pogo – Wireless PDA/Tablet

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Date: Tuesday, July 31st, 2001, 10:58
Category: Archive

Pogo is a new hand-held wireless device that delivers 3G-like services on existing GSM and GPRS networks. According to their Web site, Pogo Technology Ltd was founded by Razorfish in Q4 1999 “to explore and define the opportunities within the European mobile data services market. It was fully incorporated as a separate company in July 2000 as part of its seed funding arrangements.”

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iMac: A Critic Casts his eye to the Future

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Date: Monday, July 30th, 2001, 12:26
Category: Archive

I have a confession to make. I just bought an iMac. Don’t worry, it isn’t for me, not this colorful little daisy. Once a man goes Powerbook he doesn’t go back. This is for the sales staff. Staff that has never really used a Mac before, and in general, has little computer experience. And you know what? For a person who has never cared for the iMac, I am impressed.

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TiBook HDD: Philips Milk of Titanium

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Date: Monday, July 30th, 2001, 12:14
Category: Archive

Caveat: Don’t try this at home unless you feel confident you can tear apart a US$2500 piece of equipment and put it back together without pieces left over. If you would like some of the following behaviors performed on your Ti by an experienced Mac tech, this is a service I provide (to those in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area only). Contact me for exciting details.

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Thoughts of the Future of PDAs

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Date: Monday, July 30th, 2001, 12:36
Category: Archive

You might want to check out the following article in Unstrung (“When Can iPAQ My PC and Cell Phone Away?” It contains some interesting speculation regarding potential PDA evolution and some of the factors that may steer it.

The most valid point is that a lot of us need the functionality of our mobile phones and our laptops, and we will continue to carry at least those two devices (maybe in addition to a PDA) until somebody makes a single device that can replace the two or three that we are currently using.

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OfficeXP Ad: The Author Responds

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Date: Monday, July 30th, 2001, 12:13
Category: Archive

Remember our story on the ad for Microsoft OfficeXP (“OfficeXP Ad Targets Legal Profession“)? CopyGuy, the author of the ad in question reads Go2Mac and wrote us in response…

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