Apple is now offering the Tiger Early Start Kit. That’s right, I’m talking to all you impatient developers and non-developers out there (but don’t expect a beginner-friendly package). The Kit comes with all the benefits of an ADC Select Membership (for one year), pre-release versions of OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and XCode 2.0, access to downloadable updates and documents, one-on-one Tiger support, and a free Tiger Training DVD while supplies last. The best part is, you get all of this for only $500. Sure, that sounds like a lot, but it’s the same price that you would pay if you bought the ADC Select Membership by itself!
OQO is now taking pre-orders for their first model, Model 01. For those of you wondering what an OQO is, click the link at the beginning of this article. In short, it’s in between a notebook computer and a PocketPC. The OQO is a fascinating device designed by the brains behind the original PowerBook G4, and you really have to see it and read its specs to truly appreciate it. The OQO is available with either Windows XP Home or Pro. Sorry, no OSX. I’d love to look into one, but I’ll be too busy setting up my new iMac.
Calling all Quark users! MacMerc wants you to switch to InDesign. To promote this move, MacMerc has created The Great Quark to InDesign Migration Contest. All you have to do is fill out the form and include a short Dear John letter to Quark, explaining your frustrations with their software. One lucky winner will receive one copy of Adobe InDesign CS, one copy of Total Training Quark to InDesign: Making the Switch, one copy Total Training Complete Training for InDesign CS, one copy of Scott Kelby’s Adobe InDesign CS Killer Tips, and a one year subscription to Mac Design Magazine. Hurry, the contest ends October 31st at 11:59PM.
Welcome to the new age of the internet! It’s the age of fake identities, hidden motives, and stolen/intercepted email. In this day and age, it’s actually difficult to be certain about the origins of a recently received email. How can you trust that the email you just received is genuine? If you’re paranoid, or just want to have a little fun, check out my article, Secure Your Email, over at MacMerc.com.