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News Archive for Tuesday Dec. 3rd, 2002Return to Accelerate Your Mac!

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News stories of Dec. 3rd, 2002:

EyeTV 1.05 Update
ElGato has released v1.05 of their EyeTV software. The 6.24MB download is availlable at http://www.elgato.com/support/downloads.html. The readme.rft file has complete details on installation, bug fixes and known issues. (A complete copy of the readme file is mirrored here. )
I've also added this info to our previous page of EyeTV owner reports.
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OS 9 iTunes Support file for Lite-On 48125S CDRW Drive
Tomas Boden sent a Modified LiteonCDR file he edited to add iTunes burn support for the LTR-48125S drive in OS 9.x. This file replaces the LiteonCDR file already in the System Folder/Extensions/Authoring Support folder. (Like all 'unofficial' mod. files - they are provided as-is with no warranty or guarantee.)
I've added this info/file link to the FAQ's CDROM/CDR for future reference. (There's a previous 10.2/iTunes3 plugin file for this same drive there also. )
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Norton Utilities 7.03 problems w/Journaling Enabled in 10.2.2
(from a reader email - regarding the Norton Utils 7.03 update noted last night)

"I updated Norton System Works 2.0 via LiveUpdate.
Norton Diskdoctor / Speed Disk / Unerase crash after the update if you enable the apple HFS+ Journaling!
Disable it and the Norton Utilities work!
Come on Symantec put more energy in your MAC products!
With Kind Regards
Andreas Goiczyk "

Although not everyone had problems after the NU 7.03 update, I've seen two other problem reports but don't know if they had Journaling enabled. (Update - one of those two later noted he did have Journaling enabled - not sure on the other one.)

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Apple taking orders on QuickBooks Pro Edition 5.0 for Mac
(from an Apple Store email)

" QuickBooks Pro Edition 5.0 for Mac is coming soon and can be ordered now at the Apple Store for Business or any local Apple retail store. This latest edition provides advanced tools to manage your business finances and harnesses the power of Mac OS X, Apple's UNIX-based operating system built with businesses in mind. Enjoy the convenience of having all your financial information organized in one place. It's fast and easy to create reports and invoices, track expenses, and more.
Order your copy today for only $299.95. If you're a current QuickBooks Pro user, you may qualify for a $120 mail-in rebate when you upgrade by December 31, 2003 (terms and conditions apply). Start the New Year out right with all your business in order.
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Rate Your CPU Upgrade Reports Database Updated
The Rate Your CPU Upgrade database has been updated today with 3 new reports this morning. Total to date: 7,790 (Entries made today are posted the next newsday morning.)
Here's a summary of the updates added today :

  • Sonnet G4 800 in G4/350 AGP (rated 10)
  • Sonnet G4 1GHz in G4/400 AGP (rated 9)
  • Sonnet G4 800 in PowerTower Pro 200 (rated 10)

(Warning - Overclocking may not be reliable and could lead to hardware failure or corrupted data.) You can find the full reports by searching the database selecting the indicated Mac model and upgrade card brand/type. If you've upgraded the CPU on your Mac, please post an entry in the database. Search the database for entries from most every upgradable Mac model *before* you buy. (Searchable by mac model/upgrade brand). For detailed reviews with performance tests and install tips, see the CPU Upgrades page.)

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CDRW/CD/DVD/Hard Drive/Cardreader Compatibility Database Update Listing
The Drive Compatibility searchable database had 8 new reports added this morning. The database includes reports on Combo DVD-CDRW, CDROMs, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, CDRW, Hard Drives and Removables (tape drive, ORB, ZIP, MO drives, CF/Smartmedia readers, etc.) in all interface types (IDE, IDE RAID cards, Firewire, SCSI, adapters). Current total 9,177 reports.

    CompactFlash Card Reader Reports:
  • USB PCMCIA reader (generic/no brand) used w/PowerBook G4 (OS 9.2)
    (listed under "other" brands)
  • USB PCMCIA reader (generic/no brand) used w/PowerBook 3400 (OS 8.1)
    (listed under "other" brands)

    DVD-R DVD Recorder Drive Reports:
  • IDE Cendyne (Pioneer DVR-104 in box) in Dual G4 DDR (OS X)
    (listed under 'other' brands)
  • IDE Pioneer DVR-105 in Dual G4 DDR (OS X)

    IDE CDRW Drive Reports:
  • Cyberdrive CW088D (48x16x48x) in G4/AGP (OS 9.2)
    (listed under 'other' brands - no itunes/db support mentioned, not sure what actual drive mechanism in the box)
    (FYI - Illustrated CD drive install guide here covers G4 towers up to the Digital Audio Model, Beige G3 MT, B&W G3 and 8600/9600 Macs.)

    SCSI CDRW Drive Reports:
  • Ricoh MP6200S (2x2x6) used w/73-7600 (OS 9.1)
    (problems noted)

    Firewire CDRW Drive Reports:
  • Teac W216E (16x10x24x) in FW case used w/Beige G3 (OS 9.2)

    IDE Hard Drive Reports:
  • Seagate Barracuda IV 60GB in iMac slot loading (OS X)

You can find full owner reports (latest shown first) by searching the database by drive/brand/interface/mac models (the latest reports are shown first in searches). For guides to installing CD/CDRW/DVD drives or Hard drives in many mac models, see the IDE Articles page. The Firewire articles page also has guides on case kits, installing drives, etc.
If you've added a IDE, SCSI, Firewire or USB hard drive, CDRW, tape drive, etc. make sure you add a report to the database. [If you post an updated entry - make sure you use the same name, etc. as you did before so I can find your past entry. Thanks.]
(Entries today will be added the following newsday. Incomplete entries are deleted. Do not post questions in the database, it's for drive reports not questions on what drive to buy - for that try searching the database for reports from owners of your mac model on the drive type/brand/interface, etc. you're interested in.)

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News pages from 1, 2 and 3 years ago:
(Sometimes these old pages are a bit embarrassing - and in many cases the offsite links may not work and comments there were accurate only on the date posted regarding upgrade availability, etc.)

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