Kibbles & Bytes Archives

Subject: Kibbles & Bytes #396: The Mac Year in Review, RSS & Podcasting, Project Center, Product Review, New Products
Date: January 7th, 2005

Hello, everyone!

Don has headed off to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and
then on to Macworld EXPO in San Francisco. Before he left, he penned
his annual Year in Review, so you will still hear from him. The CES
show is becoming one of the most popular conventions. Bill Gates gave
the keynote address again this year alongside Conan O’Brien, the host
of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. I found this note about the keynote
at Redherring.com:

"Mr. Gates had less luck, suffering through a series of technical
difficulties while attempting to run a slideshow in a Windows Media
Center PC demonstration as well as a frozen tablet PC gaming
demonstration. 'Who’s running Microsoft?' quipped Mr. O’Brien after the
second failed attempt to run images from a new Microsoft-enabled Nikon
camera."

There was also a quote from an analyst that Microsoft needs partners
and that MS can't reinvent the wheel each time it goes into a new
market. Since when did MS invent the wheel? Hasn't all MS's glory been
from stealing the wheel in the first place? :)

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2004: The Mac Year in Review Don Mayer (Don@smalldog.com)

2004 was a banner year for Apple. Here's our annual Mac Year in Review:

JANUARY

MacWorld Expo always headlines the new year, and 2004 was no exception.
Here's a recap of the announcements and their impact at MacWorld 2004

iPod Minis

The biggest news of the show and perhaps of the year was the
introduction of the iPod mini in five colors. This tiny yet powerful
version of the iPod defied skeptics, including many here at Small Dog,
who wondered why anyone would pay $249 for a 4GB iPod when for $50 more
they could purchase a 20GB full scale iPod. Boy, were they wrong. From
the day of its introduction, demand for the iPod mini has been so
strong that few Apple stores and fewer Apple resellers are able to keep
them in stock. We purchased way more than we thought we would need and
yet throughout the year we seldom had stock of iPod minis for more than
a few hours.

While Apple had already launched the digital music revolution with the
iPod, the iPod mini was a booster rocket that propelled the iPod into
the hip status symbol it has now become. As I flew out to Macworld Expo
last year, I was the only person on the plane who had an iPod. In
December when I flew to Bonaire, I would guess that 25 percent of the
people on the plane had iPods!

Apple also announced their collaboration with HP in bringing out the HP
iPod by Apple, which accounted for a good chunk of iPod sales in 2004.

iLife '04

Apple updated all of the iLife applications and added GarageBand to the
mix, too!  GarageBand has been a hit with those who have musical talent
or want to develop it. Apple has introduced more add-ons for GarageBand
over the year. Not being musically talented, I haven't had the
opportunity to "grok" GarageBand, but the customers who are using it
rave about the capabilities that are now available as part of iLife.

Xserve G5

Apple is slowly but steadily making progress in the enterprise server
market with the Xserve. The G5 Xserve brought the power of the IBM G5
processor to the server platform, with increased performance and speed.
Apple continued this trend this week by introducing even faster G5
Xserve models.

Apple celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Mac in January!

FEBRUARY

Fred Anderson announced his retirement as Apple's CFO and Apple
promptly put him on their Board of Directors in recognition of his
significant contributions to the company.

Small Dog Electronics announced our iPod battery replacement program
and sold hundreds of batteries with kits and instructions.

Apple paid off their remaining debt and became a debt-free company.

Small Dog launched the customer review facility on our web site, where
you can review any of our product offerings.

Apple scored the highest (74 out of a possible 100) among PC makers in
the latest Consumer Reports desktop support survey.

Gracie Rose, my second granddaughter, was born on February 29th --
making her a leap-year baby!

MARCH

Apple's common stock reaches a 52-week high of $25.16.

Mac OS X is three years old.

APRIL

The eMac is updated with up to 1.25GHz processors.

Apple introduces Final Cut Pro HD, Motion, Shake 3.5, and DVD Studio
Pro 3 at the NAB convention. It also announces XSAN and wins six awards
at NAB.

Apple refreshes the iBook and PowerBooks, with the most dramatic change
being that the iBooks now sport faster G4 processors. The move from the
G3 stimulated iBook sales for the remainder of the year. Apple
speed-bumped the PowerBooks with up to 1.5GHz G4 processors.

Apple introduces AirPort Extreme with power over Ethernet.

iTunes Music stores celebrates one-year anniversary with the
introduction of iTunes 4.5.

MAY

Microsoft Office '04 ships

Rob Berkey steps forward as Small Dog's new retail store manager.

Small Dog Electronics launches its eWaste initiative

.Mac adds new features

Small Dog reluctantly ceases publication of MacWomen

JUNE

Apple introduces AirPort Express, again changing the way we listen to
music. Portable networking power!

Apple introduces second-generation PowerMac G5s with dual processors
from 1.8 GHZ to the liquid-cooled 2.5GHz dual processor

Small Dog launches its newly designed web site

JULY

Apple introduces new displays that match the brushed aluminum of the
PowerMac G5s and stretches the window a bit by releasing the new
30-inch Cinema Display

Steve Jobs reviews Tiger, the new Mac OS X release at the WWDC

Apple beats the street with strong financial results -- and their stock
actually goes up!

Apple announces an iMac G4 shortage and says new iMacs are coming soon

Apple introduces new 20GB and 40GB click wheel iPods

Small Dog announces Double Dog Dare

AUGUST

Eds Up! and Kibbles & Bytes merge

Customers choose for Dawn to dress up in a dog costume and wave to
traffic on Route 100 in Double Dog Dare

Customers choose for me to get a tiger tattoo in Double Dog Dare
(coming to my arm soon!)

Apple ranks #1 in customer satisfaction

SEPTEMBER

Apple introduces the "where's the computer?" iMac G5s

Steve Jobs returns to Apple after illness and surgery

Hapy and Don receive Fortune Small Business and Winning Workplaces
"Best Bosses of 2004" award

OCTOBER

Apple adds more .Mac enhancements

Apple introduces Logic Pro 7, Logic Express 7, and two new GarageBand
pre-installedJam Packs

Classic OS 9 no longer pre-installed

Apple offers repair extension program for white spots

Small Dog Electronics wins the Vermont Business Magazine and Key Bank's
5 X 5 X 5 award

Apple smashes the street with outstanding quarterly financial results
-- stock skyrockets!

I get my new friend, Hammerhead the bulldog.

Apple speed-bumps the iBooks with up to 1.33GHZ G4 processors

Apple introduces the single-processor 1.8GHz PowerMac G5

Red Sox complete the most amazing comeback in sports history to become
World Series champs!

Apple introduces the iPod Photo and U2 Special Edition

NOVEMBER

iTunes Music Store opens in Canada

Apple stock hits $65/share

DECEMBER

iPod sales are off the charts

Rumors swirl in advance of Macworld Expo

Small Dog customer Hartley Jackson wins the Apple Specialist grand
prize

iTunes Music store tops 200 million downloads

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RSS and PodCasting Dawn D'Angelillo (Dawn@Smalldog.com)

Is podcasting a new term to you? Podcasting is a combination of "iPod"
and "casting," as in broadcasting or webcasting. In the last few months
there has been a explosion of podcasting sites on the web. Podcasting
is based on the idea of RSS, but with enclosures. Confused? Let's start
at the beginning.

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. RSS is a dialect of XML, or
Extensible Markup Language, and is the format for syndicating news.
Think of RSS as being a "mini database containing headlines and
descriptions of what's new on a website." News makes the most obvious
RSS feed, but an another example of something that could easily be an
RSS feed would be forums (such as the Small Dog Soapbox or Tech Forum).

Once a web site adds the RSS code to its content, this is then
collected by an RSS aggregator. An RSS aggregator will suck up RSS
files from providers. Examples of an aggregator are my.netscape.com and
moreover.com.

There are also RSS readers. An example for Mac OS X is NetNewsWire.
"NetNewsWire is an easy-to-use RSS Web news reader for Mac OS X. Its
familiar three-paned interface -- similar to Apple Mail and Outlook
Express -- can fetch and display news from thousands of different
websites and weblogs, making it quick and easy to keep up with the
latest news."

I downloaded the 30-day demo of NetNewsWire. There are hundreds of
sites and blogs that can be subscribed to, such as LifeSciencesWorld,
Recent Apple OS X downloads, Rolling Stone Movie Reviews, etc.
NetNewsWire is pre-subscribed to BBC News, VersionTracker, MacCentral,
Apple, MacMinute, and others. After quickly looking at NetNewsWire, I
can see that I will probably have to purchase it.

What does this have to do with podcasting? Podcasting is an RSS feed
with an attachment, in this case an MP3 attachment. These are then
aggregated, just like an RSS feed, on sites from which you can download
at your convenience. And just like RSS, there's a reader that you'll
need to subscribe and download the feeds.

Here's what Wikipedia says about podcasting:

"Podcasting is different from broadcasting and webcasting in that it
'casts' audio not by a mechanism of centrally pushing audio out to
listeners, but by the mechanism of the (distributed) listeners pulling
(downloading) the audio files automatically. Podcasters publish (or
'podcast') audio files, even in the likeness of radio shows, but it is
the individual listener who initiates the 'cast' through their
subscription and automatic download of the audio program.

"Podcasting also utilizes the combination of audio files and RSS to
publish descriptive data and metadata associated with the audio. RSS
files used in podcasting include dates, titles, descriptions, and links
to audio files. These links to audio files within RSS, which are used
by podcasting applications, are defined by the enclosure elements in
RSS 2.0 and RSS 1.0 (RDF), and all of the original podcasting proper
applications were built to work with RSS 2.0."

One Mac podcast reader is iPodderX. There is a Lite version of
iPodderX, which is free, and a full version, which is $19.95. (Until
January 8th, all income from sales of iPodderX will be donated to
tsunami disaster relief.)

iPodderX is basically a newsreader that reads RSS 2.0 feeds with
enclosures. It takes those enclosures and automatically downloads them
in the background. If the file is an audio file, it then moves it to
iTunes for download to your iPod, so with iPodderX you constantly have
fresh content to listen to. iPodderX downloads any type of file, so you
can wake up in the morning with a fresh set of audio shows, video
programs, or whatever else you’ve subscribed to.

I downloaded the demo of iPodderX and started using it. It wasn't as
intuitive as I would have liked, but I eventually figured out how the
software worked. Just like NetNewsWire, it comes set up with a
directory of potential podcast feeds. To download the files, just click
the '+' button to the left of the description. As you might imagine,
there are lots of podcasts dealing with technology (in particular,
dealing with podcasts), but there are also some interesting ones AND
there will only be more!

I subscribed to a couple of podcasts to see what it would be like. Some
files are quite large depending upon the length of the podcast, so be
patient. I set iPodderX to move files to iTunes so once the download
was complete, I could move the file to my iPod or play it on my
computer.

Now that you can download podcasts, you might be thinking about how to
make your own podcast. You're not alone. Podcasts communities are
springing up. Now everyone can take a turn behind the microphone and
compete with Howard Stern or Rush Limbaugh. I'll cover creating
podcasts in an upcoming Kibbles, following the steps that we'll use to
create a Small Dog podcast.

Info about RSS:  		http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Info
about Podcasts: 	http://www.ipodder.org/
NetNewsWire:			http://ranchero.com/netnewswire/
iPodderX:				http://ipodderx.com/

Podcast communities:

Podcast.net:			http://www.podcast.net
Podcasters.org		http://www.podcasters.org

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Using the Project Center in Office 2004 Dawn D'Angelillo
(Dawn@Smalldog.com)

I recently installed Office 2004 so I could check out the Project
Center. I have been using Apple's Mail, Address Book, and iCal, which
I'm very happy with, but the one thing that is missing is connectivity
between the applications. I want to be able to keep things (email,
events, contact information) together, along with files and other
things related to projects. I had tried some shareware that attempts to
connect the Apple applications, but it was too slow and my junk mail
kept getting in the way, even though it was marked as junk in Mail.

I turned to Microsoft's new Project Center to see if it could keep
track of everything. I tried to make the switch to Entourage complete
and not to rely on Mail, Address Book, or iCal. This resulted in
finding what I thought were bugs as well as some new support pages.
(These bugs turned out to be nothing more than user error.)

To get them out of the way, I'll mention the problems I encountered.
The first is major. All the attachments I have received that were not
Microsoft generated became corrupted. This includes .jpg files as well
as PDFs. To find a solution for this, I've searched Microsoft's support
pages, the Entourage Google Newsgroup, The Entourage Help Page, and the
Entourage-Talk Mail Archive.

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/support.aspx
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.mac.office.
entourage http://www.entourage.mvps.org/index.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/entourage-talk@lists.letterrip.com/

After a fruitless search, I solved the problem by realizing that it was
user error (or what is affectionately known as a 1D10T error). I
neglected to notice that Entourage was not completely downloading the
message from our IMAP server if the message was over a certain size.
This is done in order to keep download times to a minimum. Once I
figured out that I needed to complete the download, all my attachments
were fine.

I started using the software in 2004 and found a second "bug" when I
tried to schedule due dates in 2005. The date kept defaulting to 2004.
This seems like such an obvious bug that I wouldn't be surprised if
this too was caused by human error. After the calendar turned to 2005,
I no longer had this problem.

Now that my hiccups are out of the way, back to Project Center.

The goal of the Project Center is to keep everything related to a
particular "project" in handy reach. This includes contact information,
scheduled events, tasks, email, files, scrapbook clippings, etc. All
this Project Center does quite well.

I started by creating several projects that represent different things
that I do: Retail Advertising, Web Advertising, and Co-op. My choices
were too broad, which tended to create too much information in one
spot. I also found that the Project Center works how I work , by
creating mail folders that hold all the mail relating to a topic and
creating folders on my hard drive into which I save all my related
files. What the Project Center does is allow quick viewing of and
access to the items in the folder.

I'll walk you through the process of setting up my Retail Advertising
project. First, I created a new Project. This is a three-step process
that uses a "wizard" to help you set it up. You'll first give it a name
and due date (if applicable). You can then set a color code for it as
well as an image to customize the project. Adding an image made the
project more personal. Then you can either automatically set mail and
file folders (also known as Project Watch folders) or you can manually
set folders. Since this is how I work anyway, I had both mail and file
folders created, so I just chose my existing folders.

The final step allows you to create rules to associate email with your
project and to add a folder alias to your desktop. The only rule that I
selected was to associate email from project contacts. In other words,
when I mark a contact as being part of the Retail Advertising Project,
all of the email related to this contact will be in my Project Center.

I moved any additional files to my watch folder to make sure those were
included, and I marked any tasks and notes I had created in Entourage
to the project, and everything was in one place.

Here are some other cool features of Entourage and the Project Center:

* Threading of mail - When you view mail, the screen has three panes,
which consist of your mail folders, a subject list of what's in the
inbox, and a preview pane. The list of mail in your inbox can be
arranged by the order in which they are received, which groups messages
by day. Here's a screen shot to illustrate what I mean.

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You can also arrange your messages by sender, category, priority, etc.,
or by project.

* Alert displayed on desktop - When a new message is received, a
transparent window shows on my desktop indicating the subject of the
incoming email. I can see if I want to stop what I'm doing to read the
mail or if it can wait. You can even delete messages from the preview
without going back to Entourage. (Handy for the pieces of spam that
leak through.)

* Junk mail filter - I'm working on the lowest protection setting of
junk mail, and it seems that Entourage does a better job of keeping my
inbox free of junk mail than Mail does. Once I get used to Entourage,
I'll switch to higher settings to see what happens. There's also the
ability to add safe domains to your junk mail filter.

* Project Palette - This is a floating palette that give you access to
your projects from within Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. This is handy,
but I wish that it was available from any application. Perhaps with the
release of Tiger, Microsoft will make a widget for the Project Center.

* Tasks and Notes - I keep a paper notebook by my keyboard on which I
jot down the things I need to get done. I've never quite made the move
from this paper list to an electronic list, though not from lack of
trying. I'm making a concerted effort to use these electronic versions.

It has now been a full week since I made the switch to Entourage and
I've been using the Project Center as my main organizational tool. I
love it! I feel like I've been able to conquer that lost feeling I get
when I am unable to locate something. I think that after a few more
weeks I won't know how to function without it.

In future issues, I'll cover the other applications in the Office 2004
suite. If there are certain features that you'd like me to specifically
address, just let me know.

There is a rumor that Apple will be launching a suite of business (word
processing, spreadsheet, and presentation) products at Macworld next
week. This is just a rumor that has been volleyed around the web. If
Apple does come out with this software, I'll be sure to compare MS
Office 2004 to it.

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Product Review - MacAlly IceCam Keith Clevenger (Keith@Smalldog.com)

I recently tested the MacAlly IceCam, a very inexpensively priced web
camera at $39. The adage "you get what you pay for" may apply to this
product.

The leading selling point of the IceCam is the versatile, flexible
connection cable. This cable allows the positioning of the attached
camera in almost any configuration, except one that is stable or
remotely functional. Connecting the IceCam to my Power Book G4/867 MHz
required it to be stretched out flat along the desk to the left like a 
severed octopus tentacle. Otherwise, it was constantly in the way. The
connection on my G4/933 MHz was even worse. It was connected to the USB
port on the back, so to gain a proper angle to be used it had to dangle
from my machine like a spider leg with a spiral fracture. One slight
touch to adjust the focus sent it into a bobbing spasm that left my
chatting friend to wonder when had I purchased a boat.

Trying to adjust the image quality by selecting the available
compression modes will provide you with the same response and
satisfaction you'd get from continually pressing the metal button at a
crosswalk. I can only assume that with each button push, a food pellet
will promptly be delivered to a hamster cage somewhere in Ohio. At
least one of us will get a tasty morsel for the effort.

I honestly don't know who to blame for this poor excuse for a web cam.
Sure, the design is faulty at best, but I would not have been  able to
even begin to test the full function of the IceCam without the software
required to recognize it as a USB camera from iChat AV. The required
software is manufactured by Ecamm and is downloadable at
<> -- regular price $9.95, or $4.95 with
the purchase of the Icecam. The best thing I can say about the software
is that it transformed a useless doodad into a frustrating doodad with
Harry-Potter-like ease.

Sometimes, first impressions are the best and in the case of the
Macally Icecam they were dead on. The IceCam is in Macally's words "an
endless way to have fun." I guess "fun" like the way the software
required to operate the Icecam with iChat AV is provided through
third-party manufacturers.

If you are looking for a camera to use with iChatAV, Small Dog
recommends Apple's iSight. Look for a future review on Logitech's
QuickCam in an upcoming Kibbles.

iSight Audio & Video for iChat - $149

To order: http://www.smalldog.com/product/12651638/atkibbles

Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 USB for Mac or PC USB - $89

To order: http://www.smalldog.com/product/42592/atkibbles

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Belkin TuneDok iPod mini Car Holder - $18 Instead of fumbling around to
find your iPod mini on the car seat or dashboard, you can now have it
conveniently close at hand. TuneDok provides security and stability,
along with flexible construction for a perfect fit in your car's
cupholder console. The innovative height-adjustment capability and the
ratcheting neck feature allow you to reposition your iPod mini quickly
and easily. The handy cable-management clips eliminate loose and
tangled cords to keep your iPod experience simple and hassle-free.

http://www.smalldog.com/product/33361/atkibbles

ADS HDTV UpConverter - $339 Maximize your HDTV investment by displaying
all video sources in high definition resolutions such as 720p and
1080i. The HDTV UpConverter will automatically convert your standard
definition video signals into 720p, 1080i and other specific resolution
timings to provide an enhanced viewing experience. Display video from
DVD players, VCRs, satellite TV, cable TV, came consoles, or any video
source in the highest resolution your HDTV was designed to deliver.

http://www.smalldog.com/product/33334/atkibbles

Kensington MIB Optical Pro - $29 No mouse ball means no moving parts to
clean Optical mouse tracks smoothly on nearly any surface Award-winning
MouseWorks software for programmable buttons High tech metallic body
with translucent blue bottom and tail light Comfortable natural shape
will fit left- and right-handed users Works with PCs and USB Macs (PS/2
adapter included for PC)

http://www.smalldog.com/product/33310/atkibbles

Harman JBL Creature II 3-piece speaker system - Black - $75 Featuring
cutting-edge sci-fi design and superior sound performance, JBL Creature
II is a unique "plug and play" solution. JBL Creature II offers
consumers cool design and exceptional sound, proving that excellence
does not have to come in an expensive package. (Supports all iPods and
all computers with a headphone port.)

http://www.smalldog.com/product/33335/atkibbles

NEC LCD2060NX 20.1in LCD 1600x1200 - $805 The NEC MultiSync LCD2060NX,
NEC's first 20-inch enterprise flat-panel monitor, features a
thin-frame design, comforting design elements, superior screen
performance, and intelligent technologies to help you work smarter.
This model's digital and analog inputs ensure compatibility with
today's and tomorrow's computer systems, and XtraView technology allows
for wide-angle views up to 170 degrees.

http://www.smalldog.com/product/33345/atkibbles  (silver/white)
http://www.smalldog.com/product/33346/atkibbles  (black)

NEC Mitsubishi LCD 1770NX 17in LCD 1280x1024 - $415 The 17-inch NEC
MultiSync LCD1770NX, a flat-panel monitor featuring a thin-frame
design, enhances your visual experience with superior screen
performance, advanced technologies, and comforting design elements.
This model's Ambix dual-input technology ensures compatibility with
today's and tomorrow's computer systems, while an integrated USB 2.0
hub connects you to all of your peripherals.

http://www.smalldog.com/product/33340/atkibbles

NEC Mitsubishi LCD 1770NXM 17in LCD 1280x1024 - $450 Arm yourself with
the ultimate in monitor technology with the versatile 17-inch NEC
MultiSync LCD1770NXM. Features of this flat-panel model include
superior image quality, front-firing speakers, an integrated USB 2.0
hub for easy connections to peripherals, cabinet color options, a
height-adjustable stand, and Ambix dual-input technology for wide
compatibility.

http://www.smalldog.com/product/33342/atkibbles  (silver/white)
http://www.smalldog.com/product/33344/atkibbles  (black)

NEC Mitsubishi LCD 1770v 17in LCD 1280x1024 - $380 Move into the next
generation of monitor technology without paying the price with the
17-inch NEC MultiSync LCD1770V, a value-driven LCD monitor that saves
you tons of space as well as money. This model enhances your visual
experience with superior screen performance, advanced technologies, and
a user-friendly cabinet design.

http://www.smalldog.com/product/33337/atkibbles  (silver/white)
http://www.smalldog.com/product/33338/atkibbles  (black)

LaCie CD Duplicator 1 to 5 - $749 Designed to handle professional
needs, the LaCie Dupli Disc CD125 features a unique LCD user interface
and intuitive smart controller. With this autonomous, stand-alone
duplicator, fast CD duplication begins with the touch of a button.

http://www.smalldog.com/product/33379/atkibbles

Maxtor 250GB or 300GB Maxline III 7200RPM ATA 133 16mb Cache - $219 or
$269 MaXLine III drives provide large-capacity enterprise disk storage
ideally suited for midline and nearline applications that require
increased performance beyond traditional optical and tape solutions, as
well as higher reliability than traditional desktop hard drives.
MaXLine III drives provide IS managers with faster, more efficient
alternatives to traditional backups, such as point in-time copies,
snapshot clones, and remote replication.

These third-generation MaXLine drives offer up to 300GB storage
capacity and are designed for mean time to failure (MTTF) of 1 million
hours (based on a statistical sample) for lowI/O duty cycle midline and
nearline applications.

http://www.smalldog.com/product/33331/atkibbles   (250GB)
http://www.smalldog.com/product/33332/atkibbles   (300GB)

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Specials!

This week's specials are valid through January 13th or while on-hand
supplies last. Be sure to use the wag URL or mention Kibbles & Bytes to
get this special pricing.

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Brand-new 14-inch iBook G4/1GHz 256/40/Combo/AirPort Card and AppleCare
Protection Plan - $1299

To order: http://www.smalldog.com/wag15135/atkibbles

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12-inch iBook, Pink iPod mini, and AppleCare Protection for both -
$1299

To order: http://www.smalldog.com/wag15136/atkibbles

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Old-style but new Apple Cinema 23-inch HD LCD Display 1920x1200 - $1495

To order: http://www.smalldog.com/wag14291/atkibbles

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Get 2005 off to a clean start with these computer-cleaning supplies and
utilities!

Power Klean Kit for complete computer cleaning - $25

To order: http://www.smalldog.com/wag15132/atkibbles

iKlear Screen Cleaning Singles (3 packages of 12) - $23

To order: http://www.smalldog.com/wag14197/atkibbles

iKlear Cleaning kit for iPod, iBook, and PowerBook - $15

To order: http://www.smalldog.com/wag15133/atkibbles

Symantec Norton Systemworks/Personal Firewall Bundle - $135

To order: http://www.smalldog.com/product/33045/atkibbles

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Used iBooks and PowerBooks

Here's our current collection of used laptops:

iBook 12in G3/500 128/10/Combo . . . . . . . . . . . .  u      1  
569.00 iBook 12in G3/500 128/10/Combo/OS9 only . . . . . . . . u      5
  569.00 iBook 12in G3/500 128/10/DVD/OS9 only . . . . . . . . . u     
1   519.00 iBook 12in G3/500 320/10/CD/OS9 only . . . . . . . . .  u   
  1   539.00 iBook 12in G3/500 64/30/CD/OS9 only . . . . . . . . . . u 
    1   549.00 iBook 12in G3/600 128/20/CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
u      1   549.00 iBook 12in G3/600 128/20/Combo . . . . . . . . . . .
.  u      1   599.00 iBook 12in G3/600 640/30/Combo/Airport/OSX only .
. . . u      1   749.00 iBook 12in G3/700 128/20/CD/OSX only . . . . .
. . . .  u      1   579.00 iBook 12in G3/700 128/20/combo/OSX only . .
. . . . . . u      2   599.00 iBook 12in G3/700 128/20/Combo/OSX only .
. . . . . . . u      5   599.00 iBook 12in G3/700 128/20/DVD . . . . .
. . . . . . . .  u      1   599.00 iBook 12in G3/800 128/30/combo/OSX
only . . . . . . . . u      7   649.00 iBook 12in G3/800
640/40/combo/OSX only . . . . . . . . u      1   749.00 iBook 14in
G3/800 384/30/combo/OSX only . . . . . . . . u      2   849.00
PowerBook 12in G4/867 256/40/Superdrive . . . . . . . . u      1 
1099.00 PowerBook 15in G4/500 256/20/DVD/OSX only . . . . . . . u     
1   649.00 PowerBook 15in G4/550 256/20/Combo/OSX only . . . . . . u   
  1   799.00 PowerBook 15in G4/1GHz 512/60/Superdrive/OSX only . . . u 
    1  1349.00 PowerBook 15in G4/1GHz 512/60/combo/AP/OSX only . . . .
u      1  1379.00 PowerBook 15in G4/1GHz 512/40/Combo/OSX only . . . .
.  u      1  1199.00 PowerBook 15in G4/500 512/20/DVD/Airport/OSX only
. . . u      1   819.00 PowerBook 15in G4/550 512/40/Combo/OSX only . .
. . . . u      1   849.00 PowerBook 15in G4/867 512/40/combo/OSX only .
. . . . . u      1  1179.00

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Xerox Phaser 8400N Solid Ink Printer, Ethernet, PostScript 3 - $1299*

*There is a $300 rebate available on this printer, which is perfect for
small business and will save long term when compared to an inkjet
printer!

To order: http://www.smalldog.com/product/46589/atkibbles

To learn more about the efficiencies of a solid ink printer, visit the
Xerox web site:

http://www.office.xerox.com/products/8400/8400vsinkjet.html

+-------------------+

EZQuest EZ-Disk 1gb USB 2.0 Flash Drive - $125

To order: http://www.smalldog.com/wag15137/atkibbles

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Bestselling Items of the Week

We've collected a very large number of donations for Doctors Without
Borders/Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) in the past week, which propelled
this charity to our number-one position.

1. Donation to Doctors Without Borders 2. Original Apple AirPort Card
802.11B - $119 3. iPod Replacement Battery for 3G slim iPod - $29.95 4.
Matias Tactile Pro USB Keyboard - $79 5. AppleCare Protection Plan -
iBook - $209 6. Leister Reunion 8.0 Genealogy Software - $89 7. iPod
Replacement Battery for original iPod - $29.95 8. PC133 DIMM 512mb -
$103 9. 076-1073 PCEBA Reed Switch with Cable for Dual USB White iBook
- $20 10. PC133 SO DIMM 512mb - $119 11. Microsoft Virtual PC 7.0
Upgrade - $84

To order any of the above: http://www.smalldog.com/topseller

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Next week is Macworld EXPO. Hopefully, we'll have lots of new products
to talk about. Until then, enjoy your Mac!

Dawn, Don, Holly, and Keith

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