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.
A new PowerBook G3 bag has been developed by BagBag of Japan and I have composed a little review of it. The BagBag Web site is being updated and currently does not display photos of their products. This bag seems to be perfect for relatively light traveling and includes an accessory pouch.
Apple put the world on its ear with the introduction of the new iBook. Gone is the ridiculous proportions of the old iBook, as well as the dayglow colors. Instead, Apple has delivered a mega-machine, one that appeals to all sorts of folks. Students and schools like the price, professionals like the size and style, and everyone likes the bundled CDRW. This computer is most certainly a real step forward for Apple.