We had read in a number of places that the Apple Store in the Walden Galleria, in Buffalo NY, would be opening on Friday Nov. 23. So being the geek that I am, I mentioned to my daughters, (21 & 17) that I was thinking of going to it, even though it was at 8:00 am and Buffalo is about 2 hours and a border from our home in Toronto, Canada. My kids have grown up with Macs, we got our first, a Plus, in 1985. When they heard that I was going, they demanded that I take them with me.
Not all the news for `Book toting air travelers is bad: airport security checkpoints are now more commonly equipped with bins for your computer so that it doesn’t have to travel “naked”, security personnel are often friendly and helpful, and this reader report from Patrick Murphy suggests that the experience may even be a positive one.
What a week for pro audio on the Mac: Peak DV for digital video mavens doing pro audio work ships for OS X (and 9!), SparkME for OS X offers a free downloadable version of this pro audio package, and the SampleTank Free for VST and MAS back on OS 9 gives us, among other things, a free high quality piano multisample. Fire up those broadband connections, and forget the Macy’s parade — spend Thursday playing with Mac audio!