Rich Barron of Santa Ana College’s Marketplace Education Center wrote us to let us know that the college offers two dozen free Macintosh classes as part of their adult education program. The classes range from basic skills (in English or Spanish), through the Office 98 programs and into Photoshop, Illustrator, navigating the Internet, beginning Web design, and a new course, Macintosh Troubleshooting, designed for people who work with Macs or have one at home.
In case you haven’t noticed, people love Airport and wireless networking. This is a good thing. If you are ever in a strange (or normal for that matter) metropolitan city in the U.S. with your Airport-equipped PowerBook and need a quick fix of bandwidth, simply click on your Airport control strip and probe around for available base stations.
I’ve looked at Pocket PC users for some time with great envy, but no more! A company called Information Appliance Associates is working on a program called PocketMac that will allow you to connect a Pocket PC (like the famous iPaq and Cassiopeia) to your Mac. The program will allow Mac users to transfer files, synchronize records, contacts and notes.
InMotion Pictures will rent you a DVD movie for US$5 at 14 airport locations around the United States (with more to come soon.) You get the title for five days and a postage paid mailer for returning it.