Sure, most Mac faithful will get the post-keynote blues when an expo doesn’t introduce major hardware improvements. But wouldn’t it be nice if suddenly 17″ SuperDrive iMacs started selling for $1199? That’d increase Mac market share! Heck, much as I like my PowerBook sitting atop its Lapvantage Dome, I’d go get one! PowerPage Plausibility Meter is only reading about 5 out of 10.
The new version of iSync (1.0) appears to DELETE the Datebook, ToDo, and Address conduits for the Palm Desktop Application. In reality these have been moved to a disabled conduits folder and can be re-enabled by moving them back. They are in Library/Application Support/Palm Hotsync/ directory. Just move the conduits from the Disabled Conduits directory to the Conduits directory. PS – the old iSync uninstall application works, but it doesn’t restore the conduits as one might expect.
SMH.com.au reminds Internet users of an important birthday they forgot: the 20th birthday of the Internet (or at least the TCP/IP Internet). On January 1, 1983, the net switched to the TCP/IP protocol. (Hey, younger readers: anybody out there share that birthday?) Prior the switch, computers connected via the previous NCP (network control protocol) to what was then the ARPANET was below 1,000, says SMH. You can thank TCP/IP’s credited designers, the legendary Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn. Sounds like the perfect geek New Years’ Eve: no sleep, in machine rooms trying to manage the switch! Now, to check eBay for a “I Survived the TCP/IP Transition” t-shirt.
This week, Inside Mac on CNET Radio will host Adam C. Engst of TidBITS, Ilene Hoffman of The Hess Memorial Macworld Party List, Ron Margolis of The DV Guys, Chuck Joiner and Lorene Romero of the Apple User Group Advisory Board. You can call in at 1-888-599-CNET (2638). The show airs from 11:00am PST to 1:00pm PST on Saturday. Enjoy the show and I will have the MP3 file up sometime Saturday afternoonso in case you miss it you can listen to it in iTunes or on your iPod.
We’ve covered insurance and Safeware before, but it’s probably worth repeating. The ultimate conclusion, incidentally, was that you’re probably much better off with personal property insurance from a provider like State Farm. These plans cover all property you travel with, PDAs, cameras, iPods, and laptops (provided you’ve saved your purchase receipts), for only a little more than Safeware. Safeware’s restriction on even warranty repairs seems particularly frustrating. That said, many Powerpagers have been happy with Safeware. Click ‘read more’ for the full story.