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MacspeedZone - June 2002 and Earlier News Archive

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Friday, June 14

DealZone - The Calm Before The Macworld Storm? .... - This Week's Best Deals On The New G4 Towers

Thursday, June 13

DealZone - Hey Mac Stores, Are You Listening? This Week's Best (if not most exciting) Deals On The May 2002 iBooks

The Performance Edge: Comparing The Cold Hard Performance Numbers Of 25 Current And Previous G4 & G3 Macintosh Computers, And Laptops, To The New 667 MHz & 800 MHz PowerBooks

Wednesday, June 12

DealZone - Twiddling Your Thumbs! .... Having Great Bundles Is Good, But Of No Help If You Can't Get To Them - This Week's Best Deals On New iMacs

Tuesday, June 11

iMac Specifications and Reviews Page - updated with specs for the new CD-RW eMac available to the public.

DealZone - "E" Is For Everyone... This Week's Best Deals On The New eMacs

The Performance Edge: G4 vs G4, 667 MHz vs 667 MHz, New vs Old,.... PowerBook vs PowerBook - A Performance Report

Monday, June 10

The PowerBook InfoZone - The Best G4 PowerBook Information From Around The Net! - updated

Sunday, June 9

DealZone - Want To Opt For The Free RAM? One Vendor Does It Better! - This Week's Best Deals On The April 2002 G4 PowerBooks

DealZone - Great Bargains On PowerMacs Run For One More Month .... - This Week's Best Deals On The New G4 Towers

Thursday, June 6

DealZone - Slim Pickings In The Bundle Department This Week's Best Deals On The May 2002 iBooks

Wednesday, June 5

DealZone - One Week They Are Here, The Next They Are Gone! Disappearing Faster Than Road Kill In Buzzard Country - This Week's Best Deals On New iMacs

Tuesday, June 4

The Performance Edge: Comparing The Cold Hard Performance Numbers Of 24 Current And Previous G4 & G3 Macintosh Computers, And Laptops To The New eMac

Monday, June 3

DealZone - Free (yes, really free) RAM! This Week's Best Deals On The April 2002 G4 PowerBooks

Cider Press: Boys Say, Boys Say, Girls Say, Girls Say, "Office X Has Sex Appeal" .... But How Does Our Review Feel, Hey baby, hey baby, hey

Saturday, June 1

New contest. This month we are giving away the ultra compact "Cesar" CD-RW drive, provided by our friends over at Archos. Enter to win

Friday, May 31

The Performance Edge: Gumdrop vs iLamp, CRT vs Flat Panel, G4 vs G4 .... eMac vs iMac - A Performance Report - We are going to give you a preliminary look at the performance of the G4/700 eMac. Below we compare it to the flat panel G4/700 iMac

DealZone - Hey Apple, There Is A FireFly In My Soup! - This Week's Best Deals On The New G4 Towers - Apple is not price competitive on things like RAM and Hard Drive upgrades. For example 512 MB of RAM will run you $300 at the Apple Store. If you buy the same RAM from RamJet, it will cost you around $100 ... MacReviewZone

Thursday, May 30

DealZone - The Bundles Are Starting To Trickle In... This Week's Best Deals On The May 2002 iBooks

Wednesday, May 29

DealZone - Finally! Now You Can Blow A Big Wad On A New iMac! - This Week's Best Deals On New iMacs ... MacReviewZone

Monday, May 27

iBook InfoZone - The Best iBook Information From Around The Net! - updated

Wednesday, May 22

"DealZone - "Oh Yeah, We're Including An iMac With This Bundle" Bundle Sticker Shock - This Week's Best Deals On New iMacs" ... MacReviewZone

Friday, May 17

DealZone - $100 More For Last Year's Model? The Best (and worst) Deals On The December 2001 G4 PowerBooks ... MacReviewZone

DealZone - 300 Reasons To Buy Your Tower Machine Now And One Reason Not To - This Week's Best Deals On The New G4 Towers ... MacReviewZone

Thursday, May 16

DealZone - iBook Supply Continues to Dwindle... This Week's Best Deals On The January 2002 iBooks ... MacReviewZone

The X Files: The Best OS X Information From Around The Net! - updated

Wednesday, May 15

New question on our contest page and another chance to win that ultra cool FireFly drive from SmartDisk!

Tuesday, May 14

The Mac Partisan: Keeping & Expanding The Mac In Education - The Best Information Resources For The Teacher, Student, Education Administrator

Deep In The Zone: Comparing 12 Current & Former Power Macs, iMacs, PowerBooks And iBooks When Running OS X - A Performance Report

Monday, May 13

DealZone - Now Available Everywhere And With More Bundles Than Ever! This Week's Best Deals On The April 2002 G4 PowerBooks ... MacReviewZone

Sunday, May 12

The eMac InfoZone - The Best eMac Information From Around The Net! A Resource



Friday, May 10

DealZone - In The Sea Of Upgrade Insanity The Towers Are Becalmed - This Week's Best Deals On The New G4 Towers ... MacReviewZone

The X Files: The Best OS X Information From Around The Net! - updated

Tuesday, May 7

Hard Cider - Syd Field Talks About, Screenwriting, Final Draft And The Mac - Though I've only recently started using Final Draft software, I've been reading Syd Field's books about screenwriting since I was a creative writing student at Florida State University.  Anyone who knows screenwriting knows Syd Field because his books (including Screenplay, The Screenwriter's Workbook, ' and Selling a Screenplay) are the screenwriting textbooks.  Though he's been a confirmed believer in the power of Final Draft software since version 4 (see my reviews of Final Draft 5 and Final Draft 6 ), his support of the software has evolved into the creation of a new story formatting component of FD6 dubbed "Ask the Expert." ... MacReviewZone

DealZone - What Is Going On With The iBooks? This Week's Best Deals On The January 2002 iBooks ... MacReviewZone

DealZone - Is The Classic Mac On Its Way Out? - This Week's Best Deals On New iMacs ... MacReviewZone

Sunday, May 5

DealZone - They're Out, They're Here, And They Have Bundle Deals Up The Wazoo -This Week's Best Deals On The April 2002 G4 PowerBooks ... MacReviewZone

Friday, May 3

Mac Reference Desk: The April 2002 PowerBook G4/667 and G4/800 Information on the fastest PowerBooks yet out of Cupertino.

The X Files: The Best OS X Information From Around The Net! - updated

DealZone - The Insidious RAM Installation Charges. How Can You Avoid Them? By Wise Shopping - This Week's Best Deals On The New G4 Towers ... MacReviewZone

Thursday, May 2

DealZone - Are New iBooks On The Way? This Week's Best Deals On The January 2002 iBooks ... MacReviewZone

Cider Press: Have Laptop, Will Play Games - One Of The Best Games Out There Makes Nice With Your Laptop And OS X - Escape Velocity: Nova Review ... MacReviewZone

Friday, April 12

DealZone - Where You Can Get A $130 Instant Rebate On A G4 Tower! - This Week's Best Deals On The New G4 Towers... MacReviewZone

The Performance Edge: iMac vs 800 MHz Tower - Which Machine Gives You More Bang For The Buck, A Performance Report - They both have the same processor, running at the same speed and they both lack a L3 backside cache. So in raw processing power they should weigh in about the same. They do in some of our tests below, where only raw processing power is called for. However in many of the tests we ran, that are also processor focused, the iMac ran about 10-15% behind the Power Mac Tower

Save Over $200 On Your Next Laser Printer! Specs, Availability And Low Price Information ... MacReviewZone

Thursday, April 11

Bottoms Up! - A Peek Inside The New G4 iMac - This is the last in our series of pictures of the new G4 iMac. It is doubtful that most iMac owners will look at the bottom of their iMac more than a handful of times during the life cycle of their machines. Apple doesn't care. Apple has brought the same attention to design detail to the bottom of the iMac, as they have brought to the rest of the machine

DealZone - Save $100 At The AirPort This Week's Best Deals On The January 2002 iBooks ... MacReviewZone

Wednesday, April 10

DealZone - Apple Cuts Its Own Throat To Keep iMacs Flowing To Retailers - This Week's Best Deals On New iMacs And Where You Can Still Find G4 iMacs At The Old Price ... MacReviewZone

Tuesday, April 9

The Mac Partisan: The Mac And The Creative Professions - Why Macintosh Is The Tool Of Choice For Most Artists Who Use A Computer: A Resource

Friday, April 5

AppleTalk: Is That An iMac In Your Pocket ... Or Are You Just Happy To See Me - Reader Report Dispels The Myth Of The Phallic iMac. Does That Mean We're Removing Our NC-17 Rating? ... MacReviewZone

The X Files: The Best OS X Information From Around The Net! - updated

Buyer's Guide: Twice the Speed For Just $10 More! Six CD-RW Drives Compared ... MacReviewZone

Wednesday, April 3

iMac Zone - The Best iMac Information From Around The Net! - Updated

The G4 iMac Up Close And Personal ... Very Personal! - You know how you always feel Jobs is going a little overboard at Macworld when he claims that whatever product he is introducing at the time as "I think this is the best thing we have ever done at Apple"? You feel a little embarrassed for the guy, gushing like a school girl in love for the first time. Then you get that product in your hands, and after a brief period of examination, you swoon too

Monday, April 1

The Performance Edge: Faster Than A Speeding Bullet, Or Slower Than Molasses In A Juno Winter? - Virtual PC Performance On The New G4 Tower Macintoshes - Well it actually falls somewhere between these two extremes. For the test results below we ran Virtual PC 5.0 with Windows 2000 on each of the new Tower machines

DealZone - Apple Introduces New 1.0 and 1.3 GHz PowerBooks This Week's Best Deals On The April 2002"Platinum" G4 PowerBooks ... MacReviewZone

Apple Sent Me A Pornographic Object d' Art Without A Plain Brown Wrapper! - Undressing The New G4 iMac - The more sensitive of you may be disquieted by the way the G4 iMac comes packaged ... as a 75 year old grandmother pointed out to us "It is rather suggestive, isn't it!"

The Cold Hard Performance Numbers Of 22 Current And Previous G4 And G3 Macintosh Computers And Laptops, Compared

The New G4 Towers, 800 MHz, 933 MHz And Dual G4/1GHz Compared To 14 Previous And Current Macs - A Performance Report

Eeny Meeny, Miney Moe - All The New G4 Towers Go Toe To Toe - A Performance Report - We finally have benchmark results for all three of the new Tower Power Macs. In general the results confirm our feelings about each one of these machines

The Mac Press. Spoiled Rotten? Pampered? Coddled? Treated Like Royalty? You Bet! But Don't Come Down Too Hard On US .... It's Only Twice A Year - For the most part, if you are a member of the Press covering Macworld, you will be be coddled, massaged and pampered. Nothing but smiles and encouragement will greet you as you walk the floor of Macworld. Ebullient Apple employees will welcome you to Steve Jobs Keynote like Moonies inviting you to join them on a little 'retreat'

OS X At Macworld - Beyond The Bread & Circus Atmosphere And The Blender Salesman, It's Really About People And Their Work - On Tuesday at noon Philip Schiller, Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing at Apple and Avie Tevanian, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering (the wunderkind behind OS X), gave a presentation on the 'Power of OS X'. It was great to see these two in a relaxed atmosphere, away from the canned speeches and remarks of a Keynote

Hard Cider: It's A Lamp! It's A Computer! No, It's ... A Lamp Computer? The New iMac Shown Gracefully In Picture - Apple pulled two jack rabbits out of the hat during Steve Jobs keynote at Macworld this morning, and one bunny. The biggest, of course, is the radically redesigned iMac

Getting Reliable Performance from Classic Applications - Making it possible to run older Mac programs under Mac OS X is one of the main factors that will ease migration to the new operating system. Rather than fret over what works and what doesn't, the most efficient way to run Classic right now is bare bones. Here's the ideal way to set it up for maximum compatibility

Classic Environment Limitations - As seamless as switching to a Classic application may seem there are limits to compatibility, more so than with the switch from 680x0 to PowerPC. Although you can run most of your applications with good performance, some programs just won't run until updated for the new operating system. Here's the short list of potential problems

The 2002 Palm Lineup Including The Elusive m130 and m515 - Six of Palm's latest PDA's compared.

Mac Reference Desk: The Dual Processor G4/1 GHz Power Mac - This latest round of Power Macs are the first to break the elusive (for Motorola at any rate) "Gigahertz barrier." The new lineup consists of a G4/800, a G4/933 and a Dual G4/1GHz. all three use Motorola's new MPC7455 processor, aka Apollo."

Power Macintosh 8500/150 Upgrade & Information Page - Performance Of Latest G3 & G4 Processor Upgrades

iMac Specifications and Reviews Page - From The Bondi G3/233 To The "Luxo Jr." G4/800 - A Comparison Of iMacs Past And Present.

Deep In The Zone: iMacs, iBooks, PowerBooks & PowerMac - These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things - A Performance Report.

Power Macintosh 7600/132 Processor Upgrade Information Page - Performance Of Latest G3 & G4 Processor Upgrades.

Kick Your Older PowerBook Into High Gear - A Review Of Sonnet's Crescendo WS G3/500 Upgrade Card.

Power Macintosh 7500/100 Upgrade And Information Page - Performance Of Latest G3 & G4 Processor Upgrades.

A Comprehensive Review Of The Dual G4/800, G4/867 & G4/733 Power Macs - QuickSilver Is Just Another Name For Mercury ..... - The first thing that strikes you about Apple's the new Quicksilver Power Macs, is their sheer beauty. The highly polished bodies glistens like blown glass. The subtle tones of silvery grey combine with clear plastic to form an object of high industrial art, complete with sculpted handles at each corner.

Power Macintosh 7300/200 Processor Upgrade And Discussion Page - Performance Of Latest G3 & G4 Processor Upgrades