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    Crossover Office Releases Build 6.0rc1

    The CrossOver team has just released an update to its popular WINE-on-the-mac implementation. Along with a host of important fixes and updates, including better Half-Life 2 support, the new package boasts an experience in IE that should be entirely refreshing. With the Parallels team progressing at most alarming rate, the pressure has been intensifying for who will come out the champion in the world of Windows emulation. How befitting that the newest line of mac enthusiasts should decide who to crown the champion. Here I was thinking we bought our macs to run OS X on them What's new in this version: Modified handling of Mac Suitcase fonts so that they are available to more Windows applications. In particular, fonts should now work properly in Visio 2003. Altered menu generation so that Managed bottles produce usable menus. Extensively revised the documentation and online help. Cut/Copy/Paste keyboard shortcuts (Command-X,C,V) work better. Added several general printing fixes. Fixed several Half-Life 2 crashes. Improved support for non-American keyboards. Improved support for non-English versions of some applications. Adjusted the GUI in numerous small ways. After this version, it will no longer be necessary to quit the CrossOver CD Helper in order to overwrite CrossOver. Macs with integrated Intel graphics chips (MacBook, Mini) can run DirectX 8.x graphics. Fixed crashes and install failures due to libraries in /usr/local. Fixed crashes due to certain font files. Tool palette windows are now movable. Improved scroll-wheel responsiveness. Fixed Create Icon to preserve working directory and command arguments more reliably. Fixed handling of Caps Lock. Fixed the IE screen-flicker that appeared for pages with Flash content Many other improvements to IE behavior Improved handling of CD detection and ejection. Installers that require multiple CDs should now install more graciously. Some fixes to Outlook 2003 behavior, including printing fixes. Improved support for Equation Editor Corrected display of fonts in DirectX 8.x games, like Half-Life 2. Changes resolution in full-screen games should work better. Numerous other Direct3D improvements. Download available here.
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    MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo Released

    Apple announced today the release of the all new MacBook Pro Core 2 Duos. The machines are the second in Apple's lineup to receive the Core 2 Duo upgrade, after the iMacs received the upgrade some months ago. While speculation had existed for sometime as to when Apple might upgrade its Pro series of laptops, an October release date by the company comes as quite a surprise. In addition to the upgpraded processors, the new machines boast processor speeds up to 2.33ghz, 200 gigabyte hard drives, 6x double-layer DVD drive burning, two firewire ports (one 400 and one 800), and a price tag starting at $1,999 for the low end model, and $2,799 for the 17-inch high end model. With all the sweet new upgrades on this baby one thing is for sure, I'll be making a purchase sometime before December. http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/
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    Apple Previews New .Mac Webmail

    As a webmaster of several websites I have numerous e-mail accounts that I check with fluid ease in Apple's Mail.app. Rarely does a moment present itself when I am without my MacBook Pro, and consequently without access to my mail. But every now and again I have found myself sequestered in an Airport or Hotel lobby that just hasn't plunged into WiFi-coolness. On those rare occassions I'm resigned to beat myself up to using clunky webmail solutions like Microsoft's Hotmail and yes, even Apple's inelegant .mac interface. Now all that is about to change. With the new update to .mac webmail Apple turned its webmail interface upside down, jostled it around, whipped it about, and ended up with a surprisingly elegant solution that bears a more than uncanny resemblance to the mail application I already use and love. http://www.mac.com/1/webmail.html Any takers?
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    Bootcamp Beta

    Apple has just announced the release of a new version of its popular beta software which allows windows to run natively on Intel-based Macintosh computers. BootCamp Beta 1.1 comes with several new enhancements, including: Easier partitioning using preset buttons for popular sizes iSight camera support Built-in microphone support Right-click when pressing the right-hand Apple key on Apple keyboards Improved Apple keyboard support including Delete, PrintScreen, NumLock, and ScrollLock keys Among the list of new features, iSight and Built-in microphone support rated among the top most requested features for users of Boot Camp. Will this be a blow to Parallels virtualization software for the new Intel-based Macs? The Version Tracker link to the new beta is located here: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/29549
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    The Official WWDC Live News Thread

    Here I'll be posting news from the WWDC Keynote Address minutes (maybe seconds) after it rolls out of Stevie's mouth. And then (like BOOM!) you can all post your reactions. The format will be as close to one-liners as we can get them, so subscribe to this thread and you'll be sure to stay abreast of the latest and greatest. We are also collecting feeds from many different sources for WWDC and displaying the results in #WWDC on irc.macspeak.net with your IRC client or use our forum's java client.