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Sources for 802.11n cards to install in Core Duo-based Macs Yesterday we noted that MacBidoulle posted (potentially warranty-voiding) instructions for transplanting 802.11n-capable cards from Mac Pros to older Core Duo-based Intel-based Macs.
The benefits of installing this card as an end-user are questionable; your warranty may be technically voided by the installation, and speed increases are not necessarily overwhelming depending on usage.
Still, there may be some side benefits to the new 802.11n hardware, including bug … Read more
Putting 802.11n hardware in Core Duo Macs 802.11n-ready hardware is only built into the following Macs:MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook with Intel Core 2 Duo Mac Pro with AirPort Extreme option iMac with Intel Core 2 Duo (except the 17-inch, 1.83GHz iMac)
However, MacBidoulle has posted (warranty-voiding) instructions for transplanting 802.11n cards from Mac Pros to older Core Duo-based Intel-based Macs. It remains to be seen whether third parties or Apple will begin offering the card for separate purchase.
Apple Knowledge Base updates#305100 What is a Transitional Security Network (TSN)? #30509 … Read more
Ars Technica points out that although Apple has supported IP failover -- which allows one machine to pick up services in the event another fails -- in its server lineup since Mac OS X 10.3, PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macs can't be mixed in this equation. In other words, a PowerPC-based Mac cannot serve as a failover for an Intel-based Mac, and vide versa.
An Apple Knowledge Base article on the subject states:IP failover does not work with Intel-based Macs With Mac OS X Server 10.4.7 (Universal) or later through 10.4.8, IP failover does … Read more
Quicken 2004 technical support to be discontinued Intuit has announced that the "sunset" for Quicken 2004 will occur on April 30th, 2007. This means discontinuation of technical support and online services.
An excerpt from the company Web site reads:
"As of April 30, 2007, in accordance with the Quicken discontinuation policy, online services and live technical support will no longer be available for Quicken 2004 users. These services include online bill pay; downloading financial data from your bank, credit union, credit card, brokerage, 401(k), or mutual fund accounts; downloading stock quotes, news headlines, and other financial … Read more
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MacTech to offer Visual Basic to AppleScript conversion guide We've extensively covered Microsoft's decision to drop Visual Basic support from the forthcoming version of Office for Mac OS X (Office 2008):Keeping Visual Basic macros in Office for Mac OS X: Microsoft says macros will survive translation Office 2004 with Open XML converters may be the most cross-platform compatible edition -- even after Office 2008 ships
Steve Jobs thinks DRM should be abolished In an opinion piece posted directly to Apple's Web site, Apple CEO Steve Jobs looks at the current state of affairs with regard to digital rights management. He offers an overview of the current top-to-bottom, proprietary DRM schemes used by Apple and other companies, then peers forward into some potential scenarios for future online music sales.
The idea he seems to endorse most emphatically is complete obliviation of DRM as we know it:
"The third alternative is to abolish DRMs entirely. Imagine a world where every online store sells DRM-free music … Read more