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DECEMBER 2002 

www.macaddict.com 



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Tested: All Three New Dual -Processor Power Macs. 



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A BETTER MACHINE. A BETTER MAGAZINE. 




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84CAN'T-MISS 
HOLIDAY GIFTS 

•Awesome Oddities 
•Personal Printers 
•PowerBook Bags 
•iPod Accessories 
•Digital Cameras 
•Cordless Mice 
•Killer Games 
•and a whole lot more! 



DON'T GET 
SCROOGED 

How to use Excel to 
manage your money 



•Why Macs are 
less expensive 
•Helping PC users 
move to Mac 
•Why PowerPC 
kicks Pentium’s 
scrawny butt 




REVIEWED: 

Photoshop Elements 2, Premiere 6.5, Boa FireWire CD-RW 
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CONTENTS” 

a better machine, a better magazine. 



25 The Truth 

Learn why you should love your Mac even more 
than you do and convince those in the dark why 
the Mac is the best computer in the world. Plus, 
get advice on howto help them switch over to 
the Mac if they haven't already, 
by Deborah Shadovitz 



32 Holiday Wish Lists 

All we want for the holidays is peace, love, and 
happiness—oh, and a 2506B FireWire hard drive, 
a laptop bag, a spiffy new $99 
Palm, one of those awesome 
"4 new Sony entertainment 

/'V displays, and a whole lot 

more. Check out our first- ‘ 
annual holiday gift guide, 
by the MacAddict Staff 



HRPPV HOLianZE 



DECEMBER2002 

N0.76 • VOLUME?* 1SSUE1 2 



ON THE COVER 



Cover illustration by 
Oliver Wolfeon 



SECURE 



FEATURES 



18 

Keeps hackers 
out>~and 100 
percent certified 
organic. 



If only the chumps at Arthur Andersen had Macs. 



Because 
we care 
enough to 
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COVER STORY 



1 8 Protect Yourself! 

If you’ve ever had a virus on your Mac, had your identity stolen 
online, or been forced to stop using a perfectly good email 

account because the offers for 
free Webcam sex got out of 
control, it’s time to get serious 
about your Mac’s security. 

We show you how. 
by Susan Ashworth 



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HOWTO 

58 Ask Us 

Apple built Mac OS X on Unix foundations— so we’ll help 
you learn its powerful intricacies at our new “Unix 
University,” which offers a solution to a Unix quandary 
every month. Also, find out how hot is too hot for your 
Mac, how to eject a CD right from the menu bar, and how 
to make executable files, by Buz ZoUer 

60 Manage Your Money 
with Excel 

If you’re feeling like the economy’s out to Scrooge you, 
design a budget report in Excel or AppleWorks so you 
can take a long, hard, detailed look at your expenses. 

by Kris Fong 

64 Create an Animated 
Holiday E-Card 

Show off your gumption and imagination to family and 
friends by sending them more than just a generic holiday 
e-card. We supply the software and instruction, you 
provide the weepy sentiment, by Chris Florio 



December 2002 MacAddict 03 








Microsoft User Data Sharedl 
Movies Sites | 
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from this month's issue 



Don’t Buy More Than 
You Need 

get;Photoshop 

features aplenty for even the most 
advanced hobbyist. From ftewews, p40 



External DVD/GD 

burners, such as HIHIHHkliiM 
the owe Mercury Pro, are super— but 
burn CDs at only 8X. Ifs good to have a 
DVD burner and a fast CD-RW drive. 
From Reviews, p52 



Save Time by Not 
Converting Audio 

Don't bother converting hefty AIFF or 
WAV files to MP3 format when creating a 
Flash movie. Rash will automatically 
convert them during the export process. 

From “Create an Animated Holiday 
E-Gard,”p64 



Send Spam to the Feds 

The Federal Trade Commission wants to 
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spam. Send it to 
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Prove Your Mac’s Value 



CONTENTS 



a better machirie. a better magazine 



EVERY MONTH 



Directory info 



Use Terminal to Find 



To see a list of a directory’s contents when 
youYe in Terminal, just type I s in the 
Terminal window. From Ask Us, p58 



94 Log Out 



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, Editor 



94 letters 

The iPod saves the day at a Nordstrom. AirPort livens 
up a trip to the john. Did aliens kidnap Steve Jobs? 
Was he the target of a Cupertino coup attempt? 

And finally, a minor error in one of our reviews brings 
a reader great joy. 

94 Reader Poll 

Are you ready to ditch OS 9? 

94 Contest Winner 

The force is with Stephen Janssen, who won our 
Extremely Fanatic Star Wars Trivia Quiz. 

95 This Month’s Contest 
Bulk up your library with five new books 
from Peachpit Press. 

96 Shut Down 

A one-finger farewell to OS 9, 
redisseration, and gag-inducing foot 
odor— come join us for the fun. 



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54 The Hot List 

The best of the best from recent reviews. 

If the editors of MacAddict \Nent shopping, 
this is what we’d buy. 



OK, hon, rm ready to 
start caulking! 



08 Editors’ Page 

Intel’s “Megahertz! Megahertz! Megahertz!” mania can 
dupe even smart Mac addicts. Don’t let It fool you. 



10 Get info 

We bring you something old (the Newton), something 
new (Destineer’s Dungeon Siege), something borrowed 
(warchalking), and something blue (custom-designed 
Macs). Also, find out how Macs make the Chicago Bulls, 
Bears, and Blackhawks look good. 



39 Reviews 



50 Axeledge 3D~animation software 

49 Boa FireWire CD-RW 48Xii2Xf48X drive 
44 Dtmage 7i S-megapixel digital camera 

41 Qua! 1.25MHz Power Mac G4 tower 

50 Hexa Media Drive flash-memory reader 

42 Max Payne first-person shooter 

52 Mercury Pro DVD-RW FireWiie drive 
40 Photoshop Elements 2 image-editing software 
46 Premiere 6.5 video-editing software 
52 Toshiba PDR-T10 2-megapixel digital camera 
48 WarCraft 111 real-time strategy game 
50 XPlay iPod-for-Windows uUlity 



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MacAldict 

THE TEAM 

PUBUSHER Chris Coelho 
EDITOR IN CHIEF Rik MysIewsW 



HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPS 

This month the Disc is packed with 87 apps to help you and 
your Mac do more than you ever thought possible. But even 
such a rich assortment has its standouts— and this month’s 
heavyweight champs are Photoshop Elements 2, Giants: Citizen 
Kabuto, Rash MX, and RleMaker Pro 6. 



EDITORIAL 

MANAGING EDITOR Jenifer Morgan 
EXECUTIVE EDITOR Cathy Lu 

SENIOR EDITORS Kris Fong, Narasu Rebbapragada (news) 
ASSOCIATE EDITOR Niko C^oucouvanls (reviews) 
RESIDENT SANDAL-WEARER Cyrus Farivar 
EPONYMEDITOR Max 

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Raf AnzovIn, Steven Anzovin, 
Joseph O. Holmes, Frank O’Connor, Angus P^dean, Ian 
Sammis, Deborah ShadovHz, Andrew Tokuda, Buz Toiler 




Giants: Citizen Kabuto Demo 




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SimpleSynth 0.6 
Sound Studio 2.0.4 
Sound Studio 2.0.4 (OS X) 
SpeakNSave 1.1.2 

DEVELOPMENT 

Flash MX trial 
Freeway 3.5.5 trial 

FUN & GAMES 

Bounce Out demo 
Brickles3000 2.01 
Brickles3000 2.01 (OS X) 
BridgePro trial 
Christmas Super Frog 1.6.1 
Christmas Super Frog X 1.6.1 
Giants: Citizen Kabuto demo 
ILuxo 1.8 

Our Neighbours 1.0 
TAOS 1.2 

WingNuts 1.2.2 demo 



Click ’N Design 3D trial 
ClipLinkVIewer 020916 
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Photoshop Elements 2 trial 
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PTMac 2.0 (Classic) 

PTMac 2.0 (OS X) 

PTMac Tutorials 
Slick Sampler 
Vacation Viewer X 1.0.1 

INTERFACE 
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Biobber 2.0 
Candy Bar 1.0.1 
ChangeDesktop 2.2 
DeskShade Pius 1.0.1 
Desktastic 2.0 
FocusLayer 1.2 
iChoose 0.5 
Iconit 1.1.8 
Startup Syringe 1.0.3 
xBack 2.1.1 

INTERNET & COMMUNICATION 
Chimera 0.5 
MacReporter 1.1.2 

PRODUCTIVITY 
AccountEdge 2 (OS Y) trial 
AquiiaCalendar 1.25 
Chartsmith 1.0.1 demo 
Day Lite PE 1.0.5 trial 
FastTrack Schedule 8.0.1 trial 
FileMaker Pro 6 (OS X) trial 



Friendlier Claris It 1.6 
iCal Services Pack 1.5 
KoalaCalc 1.1 
Mellel 1.3.1 
My DVD Library 2.2.1 
OmniGraffie 2.0.8 demo 
SimpleKeys 1.0.6 
StlckyBraln 2.0.1 (OS X) demo 
Voice Stickles 1.0.1 

UTiUTIES 
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Classic? 2.1 
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iMeMiner 1.1.2 demo 
Lockout X 4.4 
MacStumbler 0.6b 
NetBarrier X 10.0.4 demo 
Pop-Up Zapper Lite 1.1 
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EDITORS’ PAGE 

a message from the kernel 



A Better Machine 



T here 1 was, enthusiastically rooting for 
my daughter’s high school volleyball 
team (go Red Devils!) as they were equally 
enthusiastically crushing yet another hapless 
opponent, when one of the other parents 
turned to me and said, ‘Tknow, I really 
like Macs, but I wish Apple would use more 
up-to-date components.” 

“Oh, no,” thought I, “another victim of 
megahertz madness.” 

Now I know this guy (hi, Jonl). He’s a lover 
of all things Mac, a devoted MacAddict reader, 

Every once in a while, the 
truth needs to be restated. 

a smart man, a successful businessman, and 
nobody’s fool. But—and I’m sorry 1 can’t put 
this more kindly— he’s been duped. Intel’s hell- 
bent-for-leather drive to create microprocessors 
with stratospheric clock rates has clouded his 
thinking— just as Intel hoped it would. 

Yes, Intel processors, such as its top-of-the- 
line Pentium 4, run at mind-boggling speeds. 
The ugly little secret, however, Is that they have 
to. In developing Its last couple of generations 
of processors, Intel made a calculated gamble 
to focus on high clock-cycle ratings over other 



microprocessor-design improvements, betting 
that people would be so dazzled that they 
would ignore other performance metrics. 

Intel won that bet. Big time. Today, even 
Mac addicts like Jon feel their precious Macs 
are lagging behind those multigigahertz PCs 
that that clown from Dell is hawking. So, thanks 
to my chance encounter with Jon, 1 decided 
to do something about my fellow Mac lovers’ 
Intel-inspired angst. Luckily, executive editor 
Cathy Lu and contributing editor Deborah 
Shadovitz were already working on “The Truth” 
(see p25), a comprehensive feature about why 
Macs are superior to PCs and how you can help 
your friends make the move to Mac. This story 
gave me the opportunity to shed some light on 
the megahertz myth. After you read my 
contribution, titled “PowerPC vs. Pentium 4” 
(p31), let me know if it provides you with 
sufficient ammunition to silence the next 
supercilious peecee weenie who berates you 
for using a “slow” Mac. 

But while you’re educating the 
aforementioned weenie, I advise you to 
avoid being drawn into an argument based 
on mere speeds *n’ feeds. There’s far more 
to the Mac’s superiority than Just raw 
performance. You know this. 1 know this. 



Rlk does his 
imitation of 
an Intel exec 
pimping a 
highHslock- 
rate CPU 

And, in their secret heart of hearts, I’m willing 
to bet that most peecee users know it as well. 

Look at the facts: Macs are easier to use, 
better designed, and equipped with a broader 
range of out-of-the-box capabilities than 
any personal computer. They run the most 
advanced and stable operating system on the 
planet. Using a Mac is an aesthetic Joy— and if 
you’ve been forced to use a Wintel box at some 
benighted place of employment, you know how 
stultifying it can be to stare at Windows all day. 

I’ve never been one to indulge in pointless 
Mac-versus-PC bickering, but every once in 
awhile, the truth needs to be restated. As this 
magazine has said in every issue since our 
debut in September of ’96, the Mac Is simply 
a better machine.— /?//cyWys/ews/c/ 




STAFF 

RANTS 



Q1: Why do you use a Mac? 

;Q2: Have you ever had to use a PC? 



Max 

The mere suggestion that I, Max, the very 
embodiment of Mac addiction, might have 
ever soiled my fingers by touching a PC 
keyboard makes me pale with indignation! 




Niko Coucouvanis 
Refibrillator 

Why do you ueo a Mac? 

My people are educators 
and scientists, so I pretty 
much grew up with Macs. 

That, and Johnny Cash 
told me to in a dream. 

Have you ever had to use a PC? 

Only briefly, doing some freelance work. 

I insisted on tetking it home so I could 
keep my state sufficiently altered while 
using it. I lost a year or three there, but 
now OS X’s spinning beachball/pinwheel 
shenanigans have given me back some of 
that time In the form of nasty flashbacks. 



Leslie Osborn 

ApplB Ingenue 

Why do you use a Mac? 

School started me young. 

I used my first Apple lie 
when I was six. Luckily 
the machines have 
amped up since then. 

Have you ever had to use a PC? 

In college, when I worked for a print 
shop run by color-blind brothers. We 
made proofs on a bubble-jet printer. 
Somehow, a PC seemed appropriate 
for a place like that. 



Kris Fong 

Politically Aware 
But Not PC 

Why do you use a Mac? 

Apeiron, Digital 
Performer, SimStapler— 
are you kidding?! They 
just don’t make this kind 
of stuff for a PC. 

Have you ever had to use a PC? 
Unfortunately. My initiation came via a stint 
as editor of Digital Musician, a cross-platform 
mag. My loaner PC was not only plagued 
with the Chernobyl virus, but also it had over 
75 Microsoft ones. Thanks to Bill Gates for 
validating my computer of choice. 



Chris Imlay 

Of The Hill Peoples 

Why do you use a Mac? 

Because... the sky 
is blue? 

Have you ever had to 
use a PC? 

Six months of Photoshop 
4 on a PC. When I came back to Mac, it 
felt like I was getting Into a BMW M3 after 
driving around in a cheaply tricked-out 
Honda Civic. You know, like with the neon 
lights and day-glow wiper vents? 







Cathy Lu 

iChatty Cathy 

Why do you use a Mac? 

Because it makes 
everything so much 
easier, thus giving me 
more time to troubleshoot 
my parents’ PC. 

Have you ever had to use a PC? 

Yes, and I got a virus that erased my hard 
drive as well as the hard drive of our VP 
of finance. Luckily, the company was a 
dot-com, so we didn’t have any finances. 




Narasu 

Rebbapragada 
Self-Expressitor 
Why do you use a Mac? 

Why did Van Gogh use 
a paintbrush? 

Have you ever had to 
use a PC? 

No, I like my ear where it is, thank you 
very much. 




Jenifer Morgan 

Aspiring Taoist 

Why do you use a Mac? 

It tricks me into thinking 
life Is simple. 

Have you ever had to use 
a PC? 

Yes, at a former job. 

Analogies that come to mind include eating 
rusty barbed wire, noticing a hangnail while 
stuck watching a parade, and enduring a 
neighborhood car-alarm party. 




Cyrus Farivar 

The Glowering Interno 

Why do you use a Mac? 

Who wouldn’t want a 
computer designed by a 
guy who has his own 
personal “reality 
distortion field”? 

Have you ever had to use a PC? 
Only when I really needed to play 
Minesweeper. That’s pretty much all 
Windows is good for, anyway. Well, 
maybe Solitaire, as well. 




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THE NEW NEWTON THING 




The Old Apple PDA Is Alive and Kicking 



N ewtons have always been ahead of 
their time. Sir Isaac Newton invented 
calculus and discovered gravity. The 
Rg Newton was healthy and low-fat well before 
we started to care about all that. Juice Newton 
was— well, never mind. This brings us to the 
Apple Newton, the discontinued PDA that 
thrived long before the Palm revolution. 

What we affectionately call the Newton is 
really two lines of hardware, the MessagePad 
and the eMate, that run the Newton operating 
system. In 1993, Apple launched the original 
MessagePad, and in 1994 it revamped the 
hardware and software with the MessagePad 
120 and the Newton 2.0 operating system. 

The line peaked in 1997 with the education- 
targeted eMate 300 and MessagePad 2000 

Even after death, 
the Newton lives. 

and 2100, but died young when Apple 
discontinued development in 1998. 

MessagePads look a lot like Palm OS- 
based handhelds, just bigger and chunkier. 
eMates have an integrated keyboard. As with 
the Palm devices, you can use both Newtons to 
schedule appointments, store contact info, 
and write notes. Because you can connect 
Newtons to modems (even wireless ones), they 
make great e-machines for surfing the internet, 
sending email, and transmitting faxes. 

The MessagePad was even designed to 
learn your natural handwriting overtime, 
although some users never really got this 



feature to work and either 
dumped their Newtons or used 
an optional keyboard instead. 

Still, some swear by the 
Newton's handwriting 
recognition as opposed to 
Palm's nonintuitive Graffiti 
input language. “Everyone 
uses Palms and so on, but isn't 
[Graffiti] the wrong way?” says 
Stefan Eschenbach, a 43-year- 
old German graphic designer. 

“The computer should learn 
the writing of his master.” 

Eschenbach formerly used a 
MessagePad 130, but 
upgraded to a MessagePad 
2100 for the faster processor. 

Even after death, the 
Newton lives. Woo Lee, 
president of the Los Angeles 
Newton Users Group (LANUG), 
has four Newton MessagePad 
2100s, two with Pixsolution 
(www.pixsolution.com) 

215MHz processor upgrades, as well as two 
eMate 300s. He syncs information with Palm 
OS, Mac, Windows, and Unix platforms, 
and accesses AirPort Base Stations using 
wireless cards. 

All work and no play make for a very 
boring Newton, so Lee uses his devices 
to playgames, control his entertainment 
devices remotely, and listen to music via an 
iTunes plug-in. The Mad Newton and Mad 



Max MP3 Player software (www.40hz.org | 
/MADNewton) can transform a MessagePad | 
2000 or 2100 Into a jukebox. g 

The Newton community is very active. In | 
the last year, Newton developers have | 

released Web-server software, ATA flash-card ^ 
capability, and games— and the LANUG gets 
an average of one new member a week. As Lee 
points out, “Not bad for a forgotten platform.” 
—Narasu Rebbapragoda 



How the Newton Stacks Up Why You Might Want to Hit eBay Before Voyaging to Circuit City 



Name 


NEWTON MESSAGEPAD 120 


MESSAGEPAD 2100 


TRE0180 


SONY CLiE PEG-SJ30 


PALM 1705 


Company, URL, Price 


Apple, www.apple.com, $50 
(eBay) or $600 (original) 


Apple, www.apple.com, 
$90 (eBay) or $1 ,000 
(original) 


Handspring, www.handspring 
.com, $349 (with service) 
or $549 (without service) 


Sony, www.sonystyle 
.com, $299 


Palm, www.palm 
.com, $399 


OS 


Newton OS 2.0 


Newton OS 2.1 ■ ■ 


Palm OS 3.5.2 or higher . 


Palm OS 3.5 


Palm OS 4.1 


Built-in Keyboard 


No 


No 


Yes 


No 


No 


Handwriting Recognition 


Yes 


Yes 


Graffiti only 


^ Graffiti only 


Graffiti only 


RAM 


2MB 


4MB 


16MB 


16MB 


SMB 


Expansion Slots 


PCMCIA Type II slot (one) 


PCMCIA Type II (two) 


None 


Sony Memory Stick 


SD/MMC : 


Size 


8 by 4 by 1 .2 inches 


8.3 by 4.7 by 1.1 inches 


4.2 by 2.8 by 0.82 inches 


4.1 by 2.9 by 0.7 
inches 


4.65 by 3.06 by 0.61 
inches 


Connectivity 


IR beaming and optional 
modem cards 


IR beaming and optional 
modem cards 


Built-in antenna 


No 


Built-in antenna 



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single dial on the side adjusts color, 
brightness, and picture settings. 



M odifying computer cases, or case 
modeling, isn’t just a PC geek's 
pastime. There’s a whole Mac-mod 
community, whose creations range from the 
complex to the sublimely simple. Here’s a 
trio of impressive examples. While these 
Macs definitely void the warranty, we think 
they’re worth the risk.— Cyrt/s Farivar 



Bluelce G4 

MODDER Kent Salas 

MOD CONSTRUCTION TIME One month 

MOD MAKEUP This Mac is proof positive that it doesn’t take 

an electronics genius to make a good-looking mod. Kent first 

installed a glowing blue internal light and added five USB ports 

to the front of the tower. He then painted the USB hub silver 

and replaced the Internal speaker with a 5-inch LCD. For more 

information, see Kenfs Web site (www.kentsalas.com/blueiceg4). 



You’ll never find me at the Apple Store. 



iiluminatedMac 

MODDER Matthew Riley 
MOD CONSTRUCTION TIME One hour 
MOD MAKEUP In this cheap yet effective 
mod, Matthew tricked out his CRT iMac DV 
400 MHz with the computing equivalent 
of underbody auto lights. These neon 
strips light up the computer and most of 
the room— all for only about $60. See 
Matthew’s page (www.applefritter.com 
/hacks/illuminatedmac/index.html) on the 
AppleFritter site for more Information. 




This Mac could have 
its own sideshow. 




Keyboard, shmeeboard. 



Mac Slate Tablet 



MODDER JeffParadiso 
MOD CONSTRUCTION TIME Ten 
MOD MAKEUP Starting with a first- 
generation iBook, into which an LCD 
touchscreen had already been installed, 

Jeff modded it by cutting away the outside 
shell of the iBook and turning the 
touchscreen around so it faced outside. 

In addition, the new Slate Tablet sports an 
AirPortcard, so Jeff, a Bostonian graphic designer, 
uses It to monitor his home wireless network and 
to surf the Net from his couch. See Jeffs Web site 
(www.thefreaks.com/tablet) for more information. 



SHAREWARE PICK OF THE MONTH 

iCHOOSE 

Lucky Software www.luckysoftware.dk Free 

T his menu-bar widget lets you go straight to your 
favorite Web sites with one click. iChoose is a 
system preference pane that stores your favorite 
Internet links in a pop-up list you can access from 
the menu bar. 

To customize the list, click the Add button, then 
type the link’s name and URL. If you already have the 
page open In a browser, simply drag the link icon Into 
iChoose to add an entry: Folders, subfolders, and 
separators categorize and tidy up your list. 

This is smart and 
simple integration at 
work— and best of all, it’s 
free —Andrew Tokuda 



One click in the menu 
bar takes you to your 
favorite Web site. 



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Camedia C-50 Zoom 



Olynnpus www.olympus.conn $599 

H ere’s a figure that makes our mouths water: 5 megapixels 
for $599. Olympus’s Camedia C-50 Zoom combines a 3X 
optical zoom with a 4X digital zoom, all in a slick silver body. The 
camera’s scene-program modes let you expertly shoot portraits, 
sports, and landscapes, or you can play with a full range of 
manual controls. The Camedia C-50 Zoom syncs to your Mac with 
USB and takes only Olympus’s new high-capacity xD-Picture 
Cards. It should be out by the time you read this.— A//? 



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This 5-megapixel $599 camera is cheap, but in a good way. 



Sexy Stuff We Can’t Wait to Get Our Mitts On 



T his credit card-size camera almost fits in your wallet, 
since it’s just half an inch thick. Casio’s 2-megapixel 
Exilim EX-S2 digital camera comes with only 12MB of internal 
memory but also accepts SD and MMC memory cards. It 
records up to 30 seconds of AVI video, has a digital (not the 
more desirable optical) AXzoom, and offers six image modes, 
including portrait, night scene, and retro-style sepia. The 
Exilim EX-S2 should be available by the time you read this. 
—Cyrus Farivar 



This tiny 2-megapixel camera brings new 
meaning to the term wallet-size pictures. 



WARCHALK THIS WAY 

Tagging for Free Internet Access 



A rmed with wireless-networking enabled 
laptops and pieces of chalk, urban cyber- 
snoops are spreading a new underground 
language: warchalking. 

This simple language of symbols, when 
scrawled on a sidewalk or building, alerts 
passersby to nearby wireless Internet access. 

See “Warchalking Words,” below, for definitions 
of common symbols, and check out the 
warchalking community site (www.warchalking 
.org/section/symbols) for 
more information. 

A warchalking symbol— 
for example on the 
pavement in front of a 



cafe— means that anyone in that vicinity can 
pop open an wireless-enabled laptop, scan 
for networks, and surf. Mac-using warchalkers 
sometimes equip themselves with freeware 
like MacStumbler (http://homepage.mac 
.com/macstumbler) to obtain detailed 
network Information. 

Warchalking gets its name from wardriving, 
a practice where laptop users with a wireless 
networking card drive around searching for 
available bandwidth. 

Luckily, the vast majority of warchalkers are 
benign souls looking for free Internet access 
or the thrill of bagging a bit of clandestine 
bandwidth.— Cyrus Farivar 




X marks the spot for free 
internet access. 



ON THE 

DISC 

MacStumbler 0.6b 



Warchalking 

Words 



Here’s wfi at 
the basic chalk 
symbols 
stand for: 



)( 



OPEN NODE 

A wireless network 
is available. 



0 



CLOSED NODE : 
Sorry, no dice. This .; 
network Is closed. 



© 



PROTECTED NODE 

The password for this 
node Is Inside the ckcle. 



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SHOCKING GAMES 

Free, Fun Internet Games at Shockwave.com 

I f you’re bored and broke, log onto the Shockwave Web site (www 
.shockwave.com) and play more than 100 free games in 11 different 
categories, including Action/Adventure, Puzzle Games, and Sports, (fhe 
Cash Contests games require Microsoft Windows’ Active-X—sorry.) You’ll 
have to put up with flashing advertisements and solicitations, but what 
do you expect for free?— A//? 





TAMALE LOCO: 

RUMBLE IN THE DESERT II 

Skunk Studios 
(www.skunkstudios.com) 

In this Southwestern Super 
Mario-style arcade game, play a 
mouse that builds a bum'to— all 
for the bee-yoo-ti-ful Esmerelda. 




SHOCKWAVE TETRIS 

Blue Planet Software 
(www.tetris.com) and CleverMedia 
(www.clevermedia.com) 

As in the original game, you move 
pieces to complete rows of blocks, 
all to a jazzed-up rendition of the 
original Tetris tune. 




REAL POOL 3D 

Digital Fusion (fusiongames.com) 
Thanks to Shockwave’s 3D 
graphics, you can shoot pool 
against the craftiest sharks in 
the hall. 



BOUNCE OUT 

GameHouse 

(www.gamehouse.com; demo 
on the Disc) 

Arrange rubber balls in rows of 
three or more and watch them 
bounce out of the game board. 
This game is addictive. 



DAILY JIGSAW 

Various developers 
If you like jigsaws, try Shockwave’s 
jigsaw puzzle du jour, which you 
can play at easy, medium, and hard 
skill levels. 




ALIEN X 

The Groove Alliance 
(www.3dgroove.com) 

This bona-fide first-person shooter 
comes with mouselook (for different 
viewing angles), multiple weapons, 
a bot-riddled space station, and 
cool sound effects. 





GAMES NEWS 

Dungeon Siege 

Destineer, www.destineerstudios.com, $50 
Available: Early 2003 
Here’S an RPG with testosterone 
(or estrogen, for the ladies) 
that’s heavy on fighting but light 
on the screen-loading delays. 

Alone or in a group of up to 
eight, you explore a lush 3D 
world complete with secret 

underground chasms. Strategize ^hat is your quest? 
with your band of sisters or brothers and fight in formation. 

Kick Off 

Freeverse, www.freeverse.com, $29.95 
Available: End of 2002 
Soccer comes to the Mac. This 
fast-paced footie gala comes with 
204 16-player teams, ranked 
according to the current ratings of 
the FIFA (Federation Internationale 
de Football Association). Each 
player comes with different skills 
and strengths, and there are 
one- and two-player options. 

Bugdom 2 

Pangea Software, www.pangeasoft.net, $34.95 
($30 for download) 

Available: End of 2002 

When the first Bugdom arrived, 

Mac users fell in love with the 
little bug protagonist and the 
game’s neat graphics. Version 
two of this kid-friendly title has 
more adventure. This time you 
play Skip the Grasshopper, 
who gets robbed by Bully Bee 
and conspires with talking characters to find his belongings. 

UNREAL FOR X 

Epic Games Working on Mac Version 

H ear ye, hear ye: Unreal Tournament 2003 is coming to the 
Mac. Gaming Web sites tmmpeted the news, not that it 
was easy to get Epic Games vice president Mark Rein leaked 
the information in a discreet posting on the Infogrames Unreal 
Tournament 2003 forums (www.unrealtoumament2003.com). 
Rein told us Epic Games hopes to have the Mac version in stores 
in time for Christmas— and the graphic-intensive game will be 
for Mac OS X only. 

Published by Infogrames (MacSoft on the Mac), the 
award-winning Unreal Tournament series is a gladiator-style, 
futuristic shooting frenzy. In a recent nVidia (www.nvldia.com) 
interview. Epic lead designer Eric Bleszinski said the Al of Unreal 
Tournament 2003 is more realistic than in past games, bots play 
like humans, and there’s a brand-new game called Bombing Run 
(think football with guns). 






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IN THE STUDIO 



SHOOT WITH 
THE PROS 

Photographer Bill Smith Talks Digital 



C hicago sports teams owe a lot to the 
Mac— just ask their photographer, Bill 
Smith. Smith has photographed the Chicago 
Bulls for 27 years, the Chicago Bears for 25 
years, and the Chicago Blackhawks for three 
years. If you’re a Mac fanatic like Smith, the 
excitement goes way past the arena— back to 
a one-man office stuffed to the gills with ten 
Macs, three industrial-strength scanners, two 
silver halide printers, and a Newton. 



While double-digit Macs might seem 
like overkill, they come in handy during the 
14-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week sports 
season. Smith can retouch photos on his 
867MHz Power Mac G4, edit video on his 
450MHz G4, scan slides on his 9500 and 



He has owned every version of Photoshop 
since the 0.9 beta, and he even tinkered 
with its daddy, BarneyScan XP. 



9600 Power Macs connected to Scitex 
Leafscan 45 scanners, do his accounting on 
the G3 PowerBooks, print from an iMac, and 
bum photo CDs on the road with an iBook. 
The Newton acts as a glorified message 
pad with Internet access. 

Smith’s equipment fetish originated a 
longtime ago with an Apple lie, which he 
followed up with an Apple llg, a Mac SE, 
and a Mac llfx. He has owned every 
version of Photoshop since the 0.9 beta, 
and he even tinkered with its daddy— 
BameyScan XP, bundled software that 
came with a 35mm film scanner. 

Smith prefers digital to film for his 
photo-journalistic work. “In the 35mm 
world, you’re not gaining anything by 
putting film in the camera,” he says. 



adding that digital has 
a wider tonal range in 
whites and blacks. 

However, Smith hasn’t 
abandoned film and 
still whips out a German 
Leica on two occasions: 
when he wants the look 
of film grain and when 
he’s taking wide-angle 
shots. “...In a wide- 
angle [shot], where all 
the detail is this tiny, 
minute detail, film 
probably still has the 
advantage,” he says. 

What Smith shoots 
with depends on where 
he is (see “What Bill 
Smith Uses Where, and 
Why,” below, for more 
info). For fast-action sport 
Smith uses either an 8-fps Canon EOS ID 
or a 5-fps Nikon DIH. While he likes the 
6-megapixel quality on his Nikon DIX, at 
3 fps, it’s too slow for outdoor work where 
he’s shooting sequential action. However, 
the Nikon DIX is appropriate for indoor 
events, where Smith hooks himself up 
via a sync cord 
to strobe lights. 
Since the strobes 
need to recharge 
for 2 seconds after 
each shot, he can’t take advantage of the 
Canon EOS ID’s faster burst modes, so he 
opts for the high quality of the Nikon DIX. 

Smith shoots in high-resolution JPEG 



images per football game and 250 images 
per basketball game. He stores his pictures on 
1GB LexarCompactRash cards, and shoots in 
uncompressed raw, 16-bit color mode at night 
or indoors at concerts. 

Smith also uses Macs for making prints. 
His seven-color Epson Stylus Pro 7600 
prints images 24 inches wide, and his Fuji 
Pictography 4000 II makes 12-by-18-inch 
silver-halide, continuous-tone prints— 
essentially turning his overstuffed studio 
into a poster plant. 

Smith has seen 27 years of sports one 
frame at a time. While the Mac can’t substitute 
for his expert eye, it ensures that you see 
exactly what he does— Narasu Rebbapragada 



What Bill Smith Uses Where, and Why 

All of his cameras travel a lot, but not to the same places. 



Where 


BEAR GAMES 


ROCK 

CONCERTS 


BULLS GAMES 


MAGAZINE COVER 
SHOOTS 


What 


Canon EOS 1D and 
Nikon D1H 


Nikon DIX 


Nikon D1X 


Canon EOS D60 or 
Nikon DIX 


Why 


Smith needs fast- 
action burst modes 
to capture the 
sequential events 
of outdoor sports. 


The 6-megapixel 
CCD is good 
for low-light 
situations. 


Since Smith’s hooked 
up to strobes anyway, 
the D1X’s 3-fps burst 
mode doesn’t slow 
him down. 


The Canon’s 6.3- 
megapixel CMOS chip 
and the Nikon’s 6- 
megapixel CCD offer 
exceptional quality. 



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C all them what you want: Misanthropes, Pirates. 
Losers with too much time on their hands. 
Whatever their monikers, these unsavory 
creatures of the Internet age have one major goal: to 
make your life hellish by stealing, selling, manipulating, 
and ruining your personal life via that innocuous little 
machine sitting on your desk— your Mac. 

Think Internet crime Isn’t a huge problem? Think again. 
Consider that despite extraordinary security measures, 
hackers still found a way to break into USAToday.com in 
early July to post fake news stories on the site’s home 
page. Or that a group of spammers recently sent emails 
to thousands of kids, telling them they had won new 



Sony PlayStations. When the children clicked what they 
thought was an authentic link to Yahoo.com, they were 
instead routed to a pornographic Web site. Then there’s 
the fact that thieves committing crimes via the Internet— 
specifically identity theft— have been the Federal Trade 
Commission’s top consumer fraud complaint for the past 
two years In a row. 

Great. So what’s the average Mac aficionado— one 
without bags of dough or mounds of tech experience- 
to do? Follow three simple steps: Know your enemies, 
understand how they infiltrate your computer, 
and be aware of some of the newest methods to 
protect yourself. 



by Susan Ashworth 
illustration by Oliver Wolfson 



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THE 

PROBLEM: 

SPAMMERS 

While reports of a hacker breaking into the 
hallowed halls of the Pentagon makes big 
news, smaller, less-terrorizing pests may 
be trespassing in your own space, probably 
right now. 

Defined as mass-emailed, unsolicited 
electronic messages, spam has become 
big business. Two types of unwanted 
spam typically exist: Usenet spam, which 
throws advertisements at people who read 
newsgroups, and direct email spam, which 
targets users by plopping messages into 
their in-boxes. 

But besides being annoying, what*s the 
problem with spam? It's not costing you 
anything, right? “Yeah, right,” is more like 
it. If AOL processes 10 million spammed 
messages a day, it passes the cost of 
Improving infrastructure and hiring staff on 
to you. And then there's the time you have 
to spend dealing with spam— and time is 
money, right? 

THE FIX: 

Fortunately, it's possible to deflect spam, 
or at least minimize it, from your in-box. 
Just about every email program has some 
way of dealing with junk mail. Here's how 
some of the most popular email programs 
handle the problem: 

Apple Mail 

jaguar features a new version of Mail and a 
new junk filter. “There have been a number 
of attempts to try and solve the junk mail 
problem by identifying who the junk mall 
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His profile: Spamming Sam found he could make a profit by offering illegitimate deals for free 
merchandise to consumers. 

His crime: Sam illegally purchased a mailing list with 5,000 email addresses. The addresses came 
from an online acquaintance who swiped them from a trade magazine’s circulation department. 

His talent: Sam learned several tricks of the trade, namely to set up a “dummy” email address 
that made it tough for people to find his true Identity and location. To enable him to better track who 
read his messages, Sam inserted a phony “unsubscribe” link at the end of all messages. When 
people responded, Sam added those addresses to his next batch of top priority— and high sucker 
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to evaluate whether something is junk 
or not,” said Chris Bourdon, product line 
manager for Mac OS X. “Both of those have 
been fraught with lots of problems, so we 
continue to chase after junk mail.” 

Jaguar Mail takes a new approach. Using 
a technology known as Adaptive Latent 
Semantic Analysis, Mail's filter evaluates 
incoming mail and determines the meaning 
of the message. It then analyzes the findings 
against a database to determine if the mail is 
spam. If it is junk, Mail handles it one of two 
ways: It turns the message a brown color in 
the in-box (if you're in Training mode), or re- 
routes it to a folder so it never actually lands 
in the in-box at all (Automatic mode). Best 
of all, when Mail doesn't get it right, you can 
train the program to recognize what is junk 
and what isn't. 

Microsoft Entourage 

To protect users from unwanted emails. 
Entourage, which comes with Microsoft 
Office V. X and Microsoft Office 2001, 
has a spam-detection feature that 
scans incoming messages forspam-y 
characteristics and marks mail as junk by 
highlighting those messages in a different 
color within the in-box. But first, you must 
enable the junk mail filter (Tools > junk Mail 
Filter) and set the sensitivity of the filter. 
After testing the sensitivity of the filter for a 
few weeks, you can create a rule to get the 
spam out of your face. Go to Tools > Rules, 
create a new rule, and 
select Is Junk Mail 
from the If criterion. 
Under Then, you can 
have Entourage move 



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an image URL into a 
piece of junk mail. 
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app will go out to the Internet to grab 
the image foryou, which can sometimes 
confirm your existence to the spammer. The 
fix, fortunately, is easy: Go to the Mail and 
News Preferences dialog, click the Read 
tab, and uncheck the Allow Network Access 
When Displaying Complex HTML box. 



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To help users better manage unwanted 
email, Eudora includes customizable filters 
that can either transfer mail to a different 
mailbox or delete it altogether. 

Qualcomm Eudora 
To help you better manage spam, Eudora 
Includes a customizable filtering system 
that allows you to create either simple or 
detailed filters. To create a simple filter, 
open your in-box and select a piece o* 
spam. Go to Special > Make Filter, and from 
that dialog tell Eudora to watch out for 
that specific subject, sender, or recipient, 
and to transfer that message to a different 
mailbox or delete it altogether. You can 
create a more-complex filter by going to 
Window > Filters. Click New, define the 
criteria foryour new filter (such as if the 
body of the email contains the words 
“barnyard animals”— unless, of course, 
you’re a farmer), and tell Eudora where it 
can stick that email, if you know what we 
mean and we think you do. 

In Eudora 5.1, a feature known as 
MoodWatch alerts users when an email 
contains potentially offensive terminology. 




We’re being censored I (top) But we can 
disable Eudora’s Mood Watch feature If we 
like being offensive, or offended — which 
sometimes we do (bottom). 



I n addition to setting up your email 
programs correctly, there are several 
other ways to minimize spam. 

Don’t Respond 

If have the urge to hit Reply and ask a 
spammer to kindly remove you from his or 
her email list, thank you and good day, you 
must resist This just alerts spammers that 
you exist. They then add your address to 
a “respond” list, and sell it to more spam 
distribution groups. 

Complain 

If you’re tired of spam, raise hell. One 
anti-spam site— http://spam. abuse. net— 
provides Mac-based anti-spam resources. 
Report unwanted spam at SpamCop.net, 
http://spamcop.net. Track down 
the perpetrator at Spam IDentifier, 
www.lpsci.com/spamid. Learn howto hide 
your email address from spammers at 
Sneakemail, http://sneakemail.com. 




With the goal of promoting responsible 
Internet commerce, Spam.abuse.net offers 
background on spam and tips on getting 
rid of unwanted emails. 

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Comments? 

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Bring in the Feds 

Believe it or not, the Federal Trade 
Commission actually wants you to 
send them your spam. Send It to them 
at uce@ftc.gov— “uce,” by the way, is 
guvmintspeak for “unsolicited commercial 
email.” Spam. 

Kill It Before It Comes In 

There are a few ways to put the kibosh on 
spam even before it reaches your in-box. 

For instance, you can try an anti-spam filter 
like Spamfire Pro ($29 electronic download, 



www.matterform.com), which works with 
any POP3 email account. Emaillas ($19.95 
per year, www.emailias.com) integrates a 
button in your Web browser. Every time a 
site asks foryour email address, you can 
ask Emailias to generate a unique address 
so you don’t need to give up your real 
address, just enter the one Emailias creates 
for you, and the service will take care of 
redirecting all of your communiques from 
that site to your in-box. Spamfree.net ($5 




The Emailias service allows you to generate a 
unique per-use address to plug in to Web sites 
that make you submit your email address. 

per month, www.spamfree.net) is a service 
that will filter all of your email messages 
for you. Just have all of your messages 
forwarded to Spamfree, and it will take 
care of the dirty work (or you can have it 
remotely retrieve your messages— and filter 
’em— every 15 minutes). 

THE 

PROBLEM: 
HACKERS & 
THIEVES 

While first praised as engineering whiz kids 
who could push computer programs beyond 
their limits, some hackers have morphed 
into thieves who have turned harmless 
meddling into big, scary business. 

Security is a bigger deal in Mac OS X 
than in OS 9. If you turn on a service in the 
Sharing pane— whether it’s file sharing, 

FTP access, or remote login— and connect 
to the Internet, all of those services are 
also available over the Internet, even if you 
only have a modem connection. If you have 
a LAN-based or broadband connection 
with a fixed IP address (an IP address that 
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considerably more risk, if you don’t protect 
your Mac, any dastardly baddies could 
attempt to sign onto your Mac via FTP or 
SSH or whatever you’ve enabled and try 
their bag-of-tricks on your system, in fact, 
they can walk right into your Public folders 
using file sharing’s guest access without 
breaking a sweat and leave goodies 
in the Drop Boxes. One false move (or 
misconfigured server or user account with a 
weak password) and you could be allowing 
hackers to root around on your hard disk or 
masquerade as you using your iP address. 
You can read more about Mac security 
in the book Internet Security for Your 
Macintosh (Peachpit Press, 2001)— you can 
find a chapter from the book on the Disc. 

Other thieves circumvent individual 
users altogether, hacking into databases 
of online stores to steal credit card and 
identify information. Last year more than 
700,000 consumers had credit card and 
identify information stolen. In the last two 
years, hackers and thieves banked more 
than $1 billion in unauthorized credit card 
purchases from Visa and MasterCard. 

And you wonder why you’re still in debt. 

THE FIX: 

You know how a burglar is more likely to 
break into an open car than a locked one? 
Same idea with your Mac— if you make it 
harder to access your machine, hackers 
might not try. 

One option is a NAT router with a built- 
in firewall. NAT routers sit between your 
Mac and the Internet and essentially keep 
secret the identity of the machines behind 
the router. Product options include the 
Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 
4-Port Switch ($60 ESP, www.linksys.com), 
the Belkin 4-Port Cable/DSL Gateway 
Router ($112, www.belkin.com), and the 




Use the firewall available in Jaguar to 
protect yourself from unsavory intruders. 



HACKING HARRY 

His profile: Like most hackers, Harry was on the prowl for one of two things: 
money or information. 

His crinne: A hacker who learned his trade by sharing stories and tips with other hackers via 
newsgroups and monthly group meetings (sad, but true), Harry stole nearly $5;000 from a 
handful of Internet banking account holders by hacking into their accounts. 

His talent: Harry, who had done bis research, knew one of the Quickest ways to gather info 
was to break into a business database, access an individual PC, and explore the browser cache 
after an internet banking session to pick up account information and passwords. 



Proxim Netline Broadband Gateway ($130, 
www.proxim.com). If you want to go the 
wireless route, Apple’s AirPort base station 
($299, www.apple.com) supports NAT and 
can handle a mixed wired/wireless setup. 

You can also take action on the software 
side. Mac OS X ships with what Apple calls 
conservative security default settings. 
While users can set up file sharing and 
Web sharing to give outsiders access to 
a computer, the machine ships with all 
of these features disabled. Also, Apple 
ships Mac OS X with the root account 
disabled— that means that users, and 
thus hackers, can’t access by default 
the bowels of the system. 

You can also protect yourself with 
a software firewall, which prevents 
unauthorized access to or from a private 
network. Luckily, Jaguar now ships with 
the ability to configure Mac OS X’s firewall. 
Open the Sharing system preference and 
click the Firewall tab— click Start and 
select any services (such as file sharing, 
remote login, or FTP access) you would 
like to allow. 

F or those of you who aren’t running 
Jaguar or who need more protection 
than what jaguar offers, check out the 
following software: 

Symantec Norton Personal Firewall 

($69.95, www.symantec.com) 

Norton Personal Firewall system prevents 
unauthorized access, keeps a log of all 
access attempts (successful or failed), 
and can even make your Mac invisible on 
the Internet. (This also comes as part of 
Symantec Norton Internet Security 2.0, 
$99.95, which includes Norton AntiVirus.) 

Intego NetBarrier 

($59.95, www.intego.com) 

NetBarrier offers a personal firewall to 
protect and monitor incoming and outgoing 
data; an anti-vandal feature that blocks 
break-in attempts; an Internet filter that 
analyzes data as it leaves your Mac to 
prevent unauthorized export of credit- 




Use NetBarrier to bar unwanted visitors 
from your Mac. 

card data, passwords, and so on; and an 
Internet privacy feature that blocks ad 
banners and spam. 

Sustainable Softworks IPNetSentry 

($35, www.sustworks.com) 

IPNetSentry watches for suspicious 
activity and bans potential intruders when 
triggered. Users can help IPNetSentry 
define what is suspicious activity. At press 
time the company was working on a Mac 
OS X version. 

Open Door Networks Who’s There? 

($49 for Mac OS X version, 
www.opendoor.com) 

This software works with certain firewall 
software (like Norton Personal Firewall 
and Sustainable Softworks IPNetSentry) to 
analyze and advise you about the risk level of 
unwelcome attacks. It’ll even locate the jerk 
who tried to break into your Mac and draft an 
email to his or her network admin. 



To choose hard-to-break 
passwords, follow these 
guidelines: 

1. Mix upper and lower case. 

2. Include punctuation marks, numbers, 
and/or symbols in the middle of the 
password (not at the end) . 

3 . Choose an obscure phrase and then 
use the first letter of each word in that 
phrase. Or choose two unrelated words 
and mangle them in such a way that you 
would never find them in a dictionary. 

4 - Choose passwords that are at least 
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Who’s There? helps you figure out what’s 
going on with all of those access attempts. 

Marcadesign Ciboulette 

($10, http://software.marcadesign.com) 
This shareware will encrypt personal files 
that sit on your hard drive or ones you send 
via the Internet. 

Maui Software Lock Out X 

($15, www.mauisoftware.com) 

More robust than Apple’s Keychain, this 
shareware security application helps keep 
snooping coworkers and family members 
from using your Mac when you step away 
from your desk— but it’s nice enough to let 
them leave you messages on your screen 
while you’re away. 




Lockout allows others to leave you 
messages while you're getting your 
lunchtime Happy Meal. 



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PROBLEM: 

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Like a real, living virus, most of the 60,000 
computer viruses that exist today are 
designed simply to replicate themselves 
and create a little havoc along the way. 

But aren’t Macs more difficult to infect 
than PCs, you ask? Sort of, although much 
of that has to do with the fact that the 
twisted morons who write viruses are going 
after the biggest audience— Windows users. 
But now that the Mac OS is sitting on top of 
Unix, virus creators could take more of an 



VIRUS-SPREACER VINNY 

H|s profile: A hacker, spamm|r, and thief;alf rolled into one, Vlnny hacked Into an online 
commerce site, stole email Presses and spammed unsuspecting users with an email that 
contained a virus. 

His criitie: Knowing that many users were becoming savvier when it came to virus-protection 
software, Vinny created a new virus that affected JPEG files. 

fils talent: Because he knew what kind of virus-protection software was out there, Vinny wrote 
a virus code that existing software couldn't detect. As a result, when users opened the JPEG file, 
their computers got infected. 



Interest In the Mac. They may know Unix, 
and their audience has grown. It’s kinda like 
going from an LA Clippers to an LA Lakers 
game (not that Mac users are losers). 

Accordingto Henry Schaup, Norton 
Antivirus program manager, the most 
common viral threat in Mac OS X is still 
the most common threat in the Classic 
operating system: macro viruses. This 
kind of virus is specifically embedded 
Into Word or Excel documents that use 
macros, a program or code segment written 
in the internal macro language of an 
application. As soon as you open a macro- 
virus-infected Word document, your Mac 
gets infected. "That’s the main thing we’re 
looking out for in Mac OS X,” Schaup said. 
“There are a lot more macro viruses out 
there than there were even a year ago.’’ 
Another potential problem for Mac 
users to watch out for are viruses that 
take advantage of AppleScript. In 2001 an 
AppleScript-specific virus, known as the 
MacSimpsons virus, made the rounds. The 
virus opened Microsoft Outlook Express 
or Entourage, scanned through the user’s 
address book, and sent a copy of itself to 
everyone on the list. 

THE FIX: 

While Macs may not be as appealing a 
target as PCs, the last thing you want is 
to actually catch a virus. Virus-scanner 
programs are fairly cheap, easy to use, 
and were designed with the 
age-old cliche "better safe 
than sorry’’ in mind. Plus, the 
problem will only get worse. 
Accordingto MessageLabs, 
a service provider 
specializing In email security 
(www.messagelabs.com), 
currently one in 300 emails 
contains a virus. By 2007, that 
number is expected to be one 

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automatically to ensure viruses 
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in 10 emails. The number rises to one in 
two by 2013. 

At Mac Expo in July, Apple introduced its 
.Mac Internet service (at a steep price of 
$99.95 a year), which includes new Virex 
virus protection software from McAfee 
Security. Here are some other options: 

Symantec Norton AntiVirus 

($69.95, www.symantec.com) 

Norton AntiVirus automatically scans and 
protects any file being written to a disk or 
modified. It also includes automatic virus 
definition updates. 



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files without holding you up. Thanks, 
preemptive multitasking! 

Intego VirusBarrIer 

($49.95, www.intego.com) 

VirusBarrIer checks for and repairs all 
infected files. 

McAfee Security Virex 

($33.25, www.mcafeeb2b.com 
/default.asp) 

Screw .Mac! We mean, you might be 
interested in getting Virex as a standalone 
product. It protects from virus infection 
by scanning every file you download from 
any source. 

Though this article clearly suggests she was a 
nasty hacker in a previous life, Susan Ashworth 
is now focused on the somewhat tess-lucrative 
career of freelance technology journalism. 




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W e’ve all been there at that moment when a business associate 

mentions his PC is down again, that he can’t get data for you now, or 
that a virus is running rampant through his hard drive. He’s not terribly upset; 
he’s gotten used to it. But your heart breaks because you know there’s a 
better way. 

Then there’s that time when your neighbor mentions she’s in the market 
fora computer. You want to (forgive the ’60s phraseology) turn heron to the 
mind-bending, life-changing understanding of how much more amazingly 
cool and easy the Mac is. But you’re not sure where to start. 

So what do you say when your business associate asks if he can run Access 
on the Mac? How do you explain it when your neighbor questions why she 
should switch to the Mac when Pentium 4s are running at twice the clock 
speed of PowerPC G4s? 

You tell them the truth. 

We’ve put together this guide to arm you with the info you need to convince 
your PC-using (note we didn’t say PC loving— those folks are lost causes, but 
fortunately there aren’t many of them) coworker, neighbor, friend, or foe to 
switch to the better platform. We also set you up with all the information you 
need to complete the move from a PC to a Mac. And for those of you who only 
surround yourselves with Mac users? Read on for a little insight into why the 
computer in your life is the best computer on the planet. 



by Deborah 
Shadovitz 



Step 1 : 
Converting 
the Masses 

When you’re talking to PC users, it’s Important to remember one thing: Most of 
them have been fed misinformation or have been trained by their corporate IT 
personnel to believe that Windows is the on/y viable operating system for real 
work. So how do you educate people who, for years, have been browbeaten 
into acceptance? You learn the cold, hard facts about why the Mac is better (our 
apologies to our sister publication Maximum PC, but the truth hurts). 

Now, we know it’s not nice to stereotype people, but forgive us in this case. 
We do so only to make it easier for you to identify the needs of your friends, 
coworkers, or clients, and to provide them with the facts that can improve 
their lives. 



December 2002 Mac/lddict 25 



The Truth 



Target: Mr. or Ms. Mod 

Trademark characteristics: These guys are constantly opening 
up their boxes to get the latest, greatest 2-percent speed 
increase. They want every gadget— even though they may 
have no practical use for them. 

What they’ll say: “Macs are no fun. You can’t 
upgrade them.” 

How you’ll convince them: First off, know what you’re up 
against. When PC users say “upgrade,” they usually mean an 
Ethernet card, sound card, USB, or FireWire. Ora better sound 
card, video card, and so on. Kindly mention that Macs come with 
that stuff— and always with top-quality products, so moving up 
isn’t necessary. 

Remind them how hard it is to upgrade a PC. Scott Webster, an 
IT guy at a major Los Angeles film and television studio that uses 
both Macs and PCs, says “Hell yeah, adding cards to a PC is a 
pain. Certain brands of cards seem to like being only in a certain 
slot. So you’ve gotta delve deep into all the undocumented stuff 
and figure it all out— and that doesn’t even include driver issues.” 

Ask your targets what it takes to perform their upgrades: 
steps, issues, problems getting Windows to recognize the 
hardware, and software/hardware incompatibility. (Warning: 
Clear your calendar— this may take a while.) Then tell your targets 
you can pretty much pop any PCI card into any PowerMac 
tower, and it’s good to go. Or you can usually plug in any USB or 
FireWire device and the Mac recognizes it (with rare exceptions 
like SmartMedia card readers). 

If they are sf/7/ stuck on the idea of upgrading a machine, 
show them the model-by-model processor upgrade listings 
on the Sonnet Technologies (www.sonnettech.com) or Other 
World Computing (www.otherworldcomputing.com) Web sites. 
For example, our old 7600 runs flawlessly as a G3, thanks to a 
CPU upgrade card, and is replete with USB and FireWire as well. 
How’s that for some upgrade action? 

Wanna have fun? Mention dual monitors. Your targets’ faces 



PARALLEL APRS 

One Of the biggest worries for PC users who want to make a 
switch is that they won't have the tools they need to perform 
their tasks. We’ve listed some of the most common PC apps and 
their Mac alternates. For more info, go to Apple’s Made4Mac site 
(www.apple,com/guide/u$) and choose Business And Enterprise 
from the Software page. 



If they use: 


Suggest: 


Microsoft Access 


FileMaker Pro {$299, www.filemaker.com) 


Microsoft Publisher 


Apple AppleWorks ($79 or free with new Mac, 
www.apple.com/appleworks) 


Microsoft Visio 


Omni Group OmniGraffle 2 ($60, www.omnigroup.com) 




Blacksmith Chartsmith ($129, www.blacksmith.com) 


Microsoft Project 


AEG Software FastTrack Schedule ($299, www.aecsoft.com) 


Microsoft Frontpage 


Adobe GoLive ($399, www.adobe.com) 


Nullsoft Winamp 


Apple ITunes and QuickTime (free, www.apple.com) 


Best Software Act 


Power On Software Now Up-to-Date & Contact 
($130 for CD version, www.poweronsoftware.com) 




Marketcircle DayLite Personal Edition 
($95, www.marketcircle.com) 



will probably crinkle In question— or In painful memory of 
attempts they have made. Webster recalls having problems 
adding a second ATI card in one of his Dell’s docking stations 
even though the internal card was also from ATI. “Same brand! 
And we still had conflicts.” Mention (don’t brag) that all we do 
is pop a second video card into a PCI slot, slap the case closed, 
and plugin the monitor. If you really want to cause some pain, 
remind your targets that all the current Power Mac towers have 
built-in dual-monitor support! 

If your targets argue that Macs are more expensive to 
upgrade, ask them how much their upgrades really cost after 
factoring in the downtime, calls to tech support, and hiring of a 
tech to do the installation. Then tell them that with a Mac, they 
could have opened up the machine themselves, popped In the 
card, closed it, and gone to the beach for the rest of the day. 

Finally, they may protest that you can’t custom-build your own 
Mac. Actually, you can. If so-inclined to play Dr. Frankenmac, 
they can stock up on used parts from Shreve Systems 
(www.shrevesystems.com) or MacResQ (www.macresq.com) 
and go at it. 

Target: Home/SoHo Users 

Trademark characteristics: They want the easiest, cheapest, 
no-nonsense system out there. Unfortunately, they’re 
usually misinformed. 

What they’ll say: “With a PC, I have friends to call 
for help.” 

How you’ll convince them: First off, let them know they simply 
won’t need as much help with a Mac. Recommend AppleCare, 
which provides extended support for three years. Tell them 
about the Apple Consultant Network (ACN)— Apple lists certified 
or registered specialists on its Web site. Also mention the 
Apple-Store Mac geniuses, who are prepared to answertheir 
questions. Tell them about the amazing user-group community 
and help them find a local group at www.apple.com/usergroups. 

What they’ll say: “There are too many issues with 
peripherals. I’ll have to buy new ones if I buy a 
Mac, and there aren’t as many for that platform.” 

How you’ll convince them: In terms of peripherals, age is key. 
Although an old device may be incompatible with a new Mac, 
it likely would also be incompatible with a new PC. But some of 
the hardware they already have may work cross-platform. For 
example, they may be using a printervia the parallel connector, 
but that printermay also have an Ethernet or USB connector that 
should work with a Mac. 

As for the question of whether there are fewer Mac 
peripherals, a few years ago this concern was somewhat valid. 
But now that Apple has standardized on USB, FireWire, Ethernet, 
and IDE hard drives, most peripherals are cross-platform. Mac 
OS X has built-in drivers for most of these items, so they usually 
work without driver installation or restarts. 

What they’ll say: “PCs are faster than Macs.” 

How you’ll convince them: First explain that megahertz does 
not equal performance— It’s just one of many contributing 



26 MacAddict December 2002 





factors. The PowerPC’s unique architecture does more with less 
(fora detailed explanation of how, see section “PowerPC vs. 
Pentium,” p30). Plus, all of the current Power Macs ship with 
dual processors, which allows applications to benefit from both 
processors simultaneously. 

What theyll say: “Macs are more expensive 
than PCs.” 



How youUl convince them: Here’s where a little math will go a 
long way. Price out the components, and you’ll find that Macs 
are actually a similar— if not better— value. 



System 


Apple Dual- 
867IWHzG4 


$1,699 


Dell Precision 
340 


$1,444 


CPU 


Two Motorola 
867MHz G4s 


Included 


Intel 1.80GHz 
Pentium 4 


Included 


Memory 


256MB DDR 
SDRAM 


Included 


256MB Rambus 
RDRAM 


Included 


HO 


60GB 


Included 


40GB 


included (no 
60GB option) 


Optical 


DVD/CD-RW 


Included 


DVD/CD-RW 


$179 


Graphics 


nVidia 

GeForce4 MX 


Included 


nVidia 
Quadro2 EX 


Included 


Modem 


56KV.92 

Data/Fax 


Included 


56KV.90 PCI 
Data/Fax 


$49 


Keyboard 


Apple Pro 


Included 


Quietkey keyboard 


Included 


Mouse 


Apple Pro 
Optical (optical, 
not two-button) 


included 


Dell mouse 
{two -button, 
not optical) 


Included 


FireWire 


Two 


Included 


Three 


$49 


USB 


Two 


Included; 
to upgrade 
to USB 2.0. 
add $49 


Four USB 2.0 


Included 


Ethernet 


10/100/ 

lOOOBase-T 

(Gigabit) 


Included 


10/100Base-T 


Included; to 
upgrade to 
Gigabit, add $99 


Sound 

Card 


Built-in 


Included 


Sound Blaster 
Live 


$79 


Total 


Mac 


$1,748 


PC 


$1,899 



Note: Prices listed here were the prices as of press time and may have changed. 



Target: Corporate Suits 

Trademark characteristics: Their mantra used to be: “Nobody 
ever got fired for buying IBM.” Like lemmings, corporate suits 
do things because everyone else is doing it. 

What they’ll say: “The PC has more business 
software.” 

How youHl convince them: Ya know, maybe the PC does have 
more business software, but it doesn’t have beffer business 
software. Ask what software they use. When they name Microsoft 
Office, Outlook, and Internet Explorer, point out (nicely) that the 
very same apps exist on Mac. You might even show them features 
that make the Mac versions better— like IE’s Scrapbook for 
holding files and pages for future reference or Office’s formatting 
palette. If you don’t know of an equivalent program on the Mac, 
check out our “Parallel Apps,” p26, for some alternatives. 

One more thing: Don’t forget to mention all of the cool apps 
that come with Macs, such as iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes, iChat, and 



iCal, Show them how easy it is to build a Web page full of photos 
or a resume page using a .Mac account. Oh, and especially for 
anyone with children, show them those cool Apple photo books 
you can lay out via iPhoto. That gets ’em every time. 

Target: Hardcore Gamers 

Trademark characteristics: These people stay up all night to play 
WarCraft III, have at least two game systems, and probably stood 
in line all night at some point in their lives to buy a game console. 

What they’ll say: “All the best games are 
on Windows.” 

How you’ll convince them: The top 5 best-selling games, perthe 
NPD Group (www.npd.com), are The Sims, The Sims: Vacation 
Expansion Pack, The Sims: Hot Date Expansion Pack, Medal 
of Honor: Allied Assault, and WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos. All 
are available for Mac. What’s number 6? Harry Potter & The 
Sorcerer’s Stone— and that’s available for Mac as well. 

In fact, Mac users tend to get all the best PC games— without 
the crap— thanks to several dedicated developers. Blizzard has 
always been Mac-friendly, releasing WarCraft III for Mac (OS 
9 and OS X) and Windows on one hybrid CD. One of the most 
highly anticipated games of 2003, Doom III, is expected to come 
out for Mac and Windows (Id Software founder John Carmack 
even previewed it at Mac Expo Tokyo 2001). Epic Games* Unreal 
Tournament 2003 is due for Mac OS X— and this time. Id is 
developing it in-house instead of having a third party port it. 

Then there are the development and publishing houses 
devoted to porting PC games to the Mac. Companies like Aspyr, 
MacPlay, MacSoft, and Destineer’s Bold label have been doing 
a good job of closing the gap between the time PC-version and 
Mac-version games ship. 

Target: IT Geeks 

Trademark characteristics: PC IT administrators know little 
about the Mac. Working in a Windows world provides them with 
job security, which— let’s face It— everyone loves. 

What they’ll say: “Macs don’t have TCP/IP,” “Macs 
don’t have POP mall,” or “Macs can’t do Windows 
file sharing.” 

How you’ll convince them: Simple. Tell them they’re dead wrong. 
Apple Integrated MacTCP in System 7 back in 1993 at the same 
time, if not before, Windows 3.11 or its third-party stacks came 
around. And Emailer, under Fog City, handled POP email since at 
least 1995 with System 7. 

And networks? For many years, we’ve had the ability 
to mount Macs on PC networks via Thursby’s Dave ($149, 
www.thursby.com) or Miramar Systems’ PC MacLAN (for PCs; 
$189, www.miramarsys.com). With OS 10.2, you can see 
a Mac on a Windows network and vice versa without any 
additional software. 

And throw in this III’ fact: In the first half of 2002, 19 of 
the NPD Group’s top-20-selling software titles were either a 
Windows license or a virus utility. (That’s software variety we 
don’t need— or want!) Number 21 is Microsoft Office, and we’ve 
got that one on the Mac side as well. 



December 2002 Mac>Addict 27 



The Truth 



Step 2: 
Making the 
Switch 

Congrats! Either you’ve made the switch or you made it happen 
for your friend, coworker, or son’s soccer coach. The hard part is 
done— now all you have to do is copy files from the PC and put 
them on a Mac. 

If you only want to move folders containing letters, graphics, 
and other files you’ve saved, this can be relatively simple. But 
(and there’s always a but, isn’t there?) if you have Internet 
settings, browser bookmarks, email. Quicken files, and more, 
you’re in for a longer ride. 

Another factor is price: If you’re willing to break out the 
plastic, there’s an easy way to move files. If you want to do it on 
the cheap, there’s a more-difficult, do-it-yourself way. 

The Easy Way 

To go along with its switchers campaign, Apple commissioned 
Detto Technologies (experts in PC-to-PC migration) to develop 
Move2Mac ($59.95, www.detto.com), a smart, automated way 
to move your files. Move2Mac can move email from Outlook 



MACS IN BUSINESS 

Who says you can’t run an entire office on a Mac? The following two f; 
examples prove that Macs are easily up to the task of office work. 

Accounting 

The Weston Group, a 60-person West Los Angeles advertising 
agency, manages its entire bookkeeping system on Macs. The 
. company uses Clients & Profits on the Mac (from $3,500, www 
.clientsandprofits.com) to handle all account management, except 
for payroll. The company decided that Windows -based Paylink 
by Paychex was stilt the best payroll solution, so they run Paylink 
from an iMac in Connectix Virtual PC ($219 to $249 depending on 
Windows OS version, www.connectix.com). never worked with 
Mac before I started here/' says Controller Ahou Nabifar. “I was 
under the impression [that using the] Mac is a lot more difficult, but 
Tve found it’s easy and Mike it. Now I don’t want to go back to PC.” 
Smart man. 

Wondering about a Mac option for payroll? Jeff Kozuch of the 
Apple Consultants Network recommends CheckMark Software’s 
Payroll ($249, www.checkmark.com) for small- and medium-sized 
companies. It can post payroll to most accounting apps or work 
directly with CheckMark’s MultiLedger ($399 or $548 if bundled 
with Payroll). 

More options for bookkeeping include Intuit QuickBooks 
($200, www.intuit.com), MYOB’s FirstEdge ($99, www.myob.com) 
or AccountEdge ($249), or Nano Software’s Accounts ($35, 
www.nano.com.au). 

Law Firm 

Josh Wines has run a 13-attorney L.A. law firm for 14 years on 
Macs, in that time/’ he tells us, ’ our Macs have not let us down.’' 

The firm primarily uses Word and FileMaker Pro, but the other 
Microsoft Office apps and Adobe Acrobat get good workouts too. 
FileMaker helps the office keep track of things such as attorney 
and staff time, and trial documents. For more information about 
running a law firm on Macs, check out MacAttorney.com. 





Move2Mac makes things easy for even the brain-dead. Simply 
plug in the cable when prompted (top) and watch your files leave 
the darkness of the PC for the comfort of the Mac (bottom). 
Express to Mail (those are the only programs the company would 
commit to as of press time, although it is planning others); 
transfer contacts to your Mac OS X Address Book (again, it 
may support other apps later); move personal files with folder 
structures intact; and deliver your browser favorites, dial-up 
Internet settings, TCP/IP settings, and even Microsoft Office 
user dictionaries— all to the right places. 

Move2Mac, which should be out by the time you read this, 
involves just four easy steps: 

Step 1. Install Move2Mac on your PC and launch it. 

Step 2. Select the file types and folders to move. 

Step 3. Install Move2Mac on your Mac and launch It. 

Step 4. When instructed, connect the Included cable between 
your two machines. Move2Mac supports migration from any 
Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000 PC that has either a USB or parallel 
port. On the Mac, plug the cable into USB. According to Detto, it 
takes about 20 minutes to transfer 500MB. 

The Hard Way 

If you’d rather not invest $60 in Move2Mac, you can move the 
whole enchilada yourself. You can do this in one of a gazillion 
ways, including using Ethernet and jaguar’s built-in Windows 
file sharing; your .Mac account’s IDisk; some sort of external 



28 MacAddict December 2002 




media such as CD-Rs or Zip disks (although that could be 
painfully, forfurot/s/y slow); or an external hard drive. One thing: 
Windows-formatted hard drives should appear on your Mac 
(if it's formatted as a Fat32 drive, not NTFS), but if your hard 
drive is formatted for the Mac with HFS+, you need MediaFour’s 
MacDrive 5 ($50 for download, www.mediafour.com) in order to 
mount the hard drive on the PC. 

Once you figure out what media you're going to use, it's time 
to start sifting through all of your files and manually setting up* 
your Internet access. Just to warn you, this process is tedious- 
make sure your dinner date knows you might be late. 



Step 1. Deal With Dastardly Documents 

These are the files you've accumulated over time— your Barry 
Manilow MP3s, pictures of mom, and love letters to your 
schmoopie. You can place these files anywhere on your Mac, 
although Apple does offer some sense of organization to help 
keep you sane. 

•On your PC, copy the entire contents of the My Documents 
folder, as well as any other files you've stored elsewhere. On 
your Mac, put them into your Documents folder, which is In your 
User folder. 

•Depending on which Windows version you're using, you 
may have folders called My Pictures inside My Documents, or 
elsewhere. On your Mac, move the contents of My Pictures into 
Pictures, which is in your User folder. You can then go on to 
organize them in iPhoto, but that's another story. 

Note: If you've viewed your images as Thumbnails in 
Windows, you'll find two extra generic-info documents with the 
ending /$DA7A along with each picture. Delete those files from 
your Mac. 

•You may have a folder called My Music on your PC. Take the 
contents of My Music along with any other music files (although 
this might be a good time to purge the machine of all those 
Duran Duran tunes you downloaded in a fit of '80s nostalgia), 
and drop them onto the iTunes icon in the Dock. iTunes will 
launch and copy the music files into the appropriate folder and 
add them to its Library. 

•If your PC has a FileMaker Pro database, copy the entire 
database's encompassing folder and move it to your Mac along 
with all the other documents. Chances are, the database folders 
are in the My Documents folder anyway, so you've already 
copied them. 



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COMMAND CENTER 

Are you or your switching friends worried about learning a new 
' OS? To help you out, we've put together this cheat sheet of PC 
commands and their Mac equivalents. Feel tree to cut it out (as 
long as you don’t mind defiling your MacAddict Issue — though 
you can always buy another copy of this month’s Issue) and stick 
it to your brand-new Mac, 









The PC has: 


The Mac has: ^ , : v 


My Documents folder (on desktop) 


Documents folder In your User folder 


My Computer (on desktop) 


The Desktop (all drives appear there 
by default) Tip: No need to open My 
Computer to see CDs or external disks; 
they’ll be on the desktop. 


My Network (on desktop) 


Network Preference in System 
Preferences 


Recycle Bin (on desktop) 


Trash can (in Dock) 


Minimize button at top right (sends 
window to the Start bar) 


Yellow Minimize circle at top left (sends 
miniature version of window to Dock) 


Maximize button (opens window 
full screen) 


Green Maximize circle (opens window to 
the size needed to show its contents, or as 
large as possible horizontally or vertically) 


Close (X) buttons (one closes the 
window, one closes the application) 


Red Close circle (closes the window) 


Right-click 


Control-click or right-click on 
two-button mouse 


Control-drag to create a copy in the new 
location 


Same, but Option-drag 


Start menu to launch apps 


Dock 


Start menu to shut down or restart 


Apple menu 


Control -Alt-Delete (to open 
Task Manager) 


Command-Option-Escape (to open Force 
Quit window) 


Right-click and choose Create Shortcut 
to make a shortcut 


Control-click or right-click and choose 
Make Alias to create an alias 


Control Panels 


System Preferences 


Control-C, etc (keyboard commands for 
cut, copy, paste, save, and such) 


Command/Apple key-C, etc. 



Step 2: Emancipate Your Email 

The last thing you want to do when you change computers is to 
try to re-create the gazillions of email addresses and messages 
you’ve accumulated on your PC. Since most Windows users opt 
for Outlook Express as their email client, and many new Mac 
users will gravitate toward Apple's included Mail program in Mac 
OS X's jaguar, that's what we focus on here. 

To get your addresses from Outlook Express, go to Tools > 
Address Book. Select all addresses you want to keep and drag 
them all to the shared disk, iDisk, or external volume you're 
using. This creates vCard files. To get your addresses into the 
Mac's Address Book, select all the vCards and drag them onto 
your Mac OS X Address Book in the Dock— this makes all of the 
contact info accessible to you in Mail and iChat. ^ 



December 2002 MacAddict 29 



The Truth. 



As for your email messages, unfortunately, using Outlook 
Express’s File > Export Messages command is rather nebulous. 
You can try it, but neither we nor anyone else we know of on 
this planet had any luck getting the export to happen. If you try, 
choose the file export format called PSL 
Instead, we found success with Apple’s method of using 
a .Mac account as the go-between. Get instructions at 
www.apple.com/switch/howto/mailbox.html. 

Step 3: import IE Paves 

If you’re a bookmark junkie, you’ll want to nab your links and 
move them on over. On the PC, launch Internet Explorer, choose 
File > Import And Export. In the step-by-step wizard, choose 
Export Favorites, highlight the Favorites folder, make sure your 
favorites land in the My Documents folder as a file (should be 
preset), and rename the file Favorites.html. 

Copy that file to the Mac. Then move Favorites.html into 
/Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences/Explorer. Note: 

This will replace any favorites you already have on your Mac. 




Deep within your Users folder— in a galaxy far, far away-— sit 
your Internet Explorer Favorites. 



Step 4: Transfer Other Custom Data 

Many of you probably have a number of other files and 
settings you’ll want to move. Here’s a look at some of the 
more common issues. 

Palm Do a final hot-sync between your PC and your Palm. 

Then set up your Palm software of choice and hot-sync your 
Palm to the Mac. Done. 

Quicken Due to feature differences between Windows and 
Mac versions, you cannot simply copy your Quicken files to 
the Mac, nor can you transfer all of your Quicken data. You 
can, however, export your main Quicken data— Accounts and 
Transactions (complete with Categories, Classes, and Securities 
within)— then import that info on the Mac. Intuit provides 
instructions on how to do this at www.intuit.com/support 
/quicken/2003/mac/2159.html. 

Access Databases Since there is no Mac version of Access, 
you can either run Access in Virtual PC or build a new database 
and then export the data from Access and import it into your 
new database on the Mac. 

If you want to run Access in Virtual PC: While on the PC, copy 
the folder that contains the database. Then run Virtual PC on the 
Mac, install Access, and copy your databases into Windows in 
Virtual PC. 

A third option is to convert your databases to java using 
Access Converter by Diamond Edge ($520 to $695 depending on 
version, www.diamondedge.com). You’ll do the conversion first, 
then copy the results from the PC to the Mac. See the software 
documentation for details. n 



PowerPC vs. 
Pentium 

Pentium processors run at faster clock 
speeds than PowerPCs. Here’s why that 
shouldn’t bother you. 

A s marketing mantras go, “Megahertz doesn’t matter” 
has a bit of a defensive ring to it. We cynics fret, “If 
megahertz really, truly doesn’t matter, why does Apple make 
such a big deal about it? Why does Intel make such a big 
deal about it? Why do our PC friends so enjoy rubbing their 
2.8GHz Pentium 4 machines in our faces?” 

We’re here to tell you that megahertz doesn’t matter— 
except when it does. 

Confused? Let us explain. 

Although the following explanation is a drastic 
oversimplification, basically a microprocessor does four 
things. First, \t fetches an instruction from main memory or 
from its own cache. Second, it decodes that instruction into 
a form that its own innards can understand. Third, it executes 
that instruction. Fourth and finally, it writes the results of 
that execution back to memory. In a simple, straightforward 
world, each of these four steps would take exactly one clock 
cycle to work its mojo before the next step took place. 

The problem Is that the world of modern microprocessors 
Is neither simple nor straightforward. 

This basic four-stage pipeline may be the foundation of 
every modern microprocessor, but a microprocessor today 
with a simple four-stage pipeline is a rare bird, indeed. At 
today’s high clock rates, most processors simply can’t get 
enough work done in a single clock cycle to complete a 
pipeline stage, so designers add stages. For example, the 
execute stage (which is nearly always divided up into parallel, 
specialized execution u/?/fs— but that’s a story for another 
day) is usually enhanced with added stages. 

As a result, the processor that powers most high-end 
PCs— Intel’s Pentium 4 (sorry, AMD)— and the processor 
that powers most high-end Macs— Motorola’s PowerPC 
MPC745X— have pipelines with more than four stages. The 
Pentium 4 breaks up the work of its pipeline into a full 20 
stages. The PowerPC, on the other hand, adds a relatively 
modest three stages, resulting in a seven-stage pipeline. 

More is not necessarily better in terms of pipeline stages or 
clock speed. 

By this point, it’s probably dawned on you that if two 
different processors are accomplishing essentially the same 
tasks; and if those two processors chop that work into seven 
and 20 steps, respectively; and if each step takes one clock 
cycle to perform, then, ipso facto, the processor that takes 20 
steps must run at a much faster clock- cycle rate just to keep 
up with the processor that takes only seven steps. If that’s 
what just dawned on you, you’re right: To accomplish the 
same amount of work, a Pentium 4 has to run at a faster clock 
rate than a PowerPC. 

Well,..more or less. Microprocessors are fiendishly complex 
little buggers, designed by some of the finest minds that ever 



30 MacAJdict December 2002 




punched the Enter button on an HP 49g graphing calculator. 
There’s a lot more to processor performance than either clock 
rate or pipeline length (or “depth,” as it is usually called). The 
MPC745X, for example, comes equipped with what Apple’s 
marketing department calls a Velocity Engine and its engineers 
call AltiVec. Simply put, this execution unit can apply the same 
instruction to a whole load of data in one clock cycle, using a 
technique called SIMD (single instruction, multiple data). 

It’s killer for processor-intensive tasks such as image and 
media processing. 

The Pentium 4 has some tricks up its sleeve, as well. For 
example, it speeds fetching, decoding, and scheduling (the 
smart part of assigning instructions to the proper execution 



unit in the proper order) by using what’s called a trace cache. 

In a nutshell, the P4’s trace cache helps reduce the bane of 
deep-pipeline processors: the dreaded performance-sapping 
pipeline bubble (see “Pizzas and Pipelines,” below). 

So when does megahertz matter? The answer to this 
question is, to put it mildly, a bit anticlimactic. Megahertz 
matters when comparing processors with similar architectures. 
When comparing dissimilar processors, clock-rate comparisons 
are deep, steaming heaps of marketing muck. 

That said, remember that this discussion is waaaaay 
simplified. If you want to dig into the subject further, 
check out the excellent work by the folks at Ars Technica 
(www.arstechnica.com).— /?//cyWy5/ews/f/ 




We explain pipelines in a language everyone can understand: pizza 




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At the PowerPC Pizza Palace, the conveyor belt moves at a leisurely 1 billion 
stages per second. At this relaxed rate, there’s plenty of timeTor each chef at 
each stage to properly prepare and place his or her ingredient on the crust, 
and for the pie to move to the next station. At Papa Pentium’s Pizza Pies, the 
conveyor moves more than twice as fast as the conveyor at the PowerPC Pizza 
Palace— Papa Pentium’s harried crew can each do only part of the ingredient- 
distributing work at each stage, and some stages are devoted just to moving the 
pie from one stage to another. 

When all is humming along smoothly, both parlors efficiently produce 
deliciously greasy artery doggers. There’s a problem, however, when the chef at 
the first stage either doesn’t know whether the crust should be white or whole 
wheat, or makes an incorrect decision and puts the wrong crust on the conveyor 
belt. At the PowerPC Pizza Palace, a missing or wrong crust will only waste seven 
clock cycles...uh, pizza-building operations. At Papa Pentium’s, on the other 
hand, a mistake means a full 20 Idle pizza-making cycles, or even more when 
they can’t rectify the mistake in a single cycle— and God forbid that Papa P. might 
need to send a waiter out into main memory...uh, the dining room. ..to ask what 
the customer really wants. 

Substitute a microprocessor’s pipeline bubble for an empty pizza-machine 
conveyor-belt slot, and you’ll understand why shorter pipelines are less affected 
by performance-robbing bubbles. 



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Deb Shadovitz wonders If she counts as a switcher because she made the jump from DOS to Mac System 6 back before anyone was duped by Windows. 



December 2002 MaCiAddict 31 






The MacAddict 
staff gets greedy 
and picks the 
gifts they want 
to find in their 
stockings this 
holiday season. 



Y %s indeedy, the holidays are upon us again— and you know what that meansr 
irs the time for giving, or more important, getting. it*s time to hit up parents, 
spouses, children, and friends— and your rich, eccentric Unde Bill who lives on a 
i B^m lfihorida— for that perfect something or other youVe been ogling but just 
hav^’t gotten around to buying (or can never buy as long as you’re toiling away 
at your current job). 

If you*re short on gift ideas, take a gander at our own wish lists. Based on our 
own personalities, each of the editors and art staffers here aX MacAddict up 
with a list of stuff we hope to unwrap this December, Our staff is as diverse as the 
population of the state of New Jersey (alth ough we don^gfgy^iiy mall chicks), 
so you should find a gift that suits your price range andyouV giftee^s personality. 
And hey. Mom, if you’re reading this.,. we love you very, very much. 



ON THE 

DISC 



AutoTuns RTAS 3.1 demo, CUck 
’H Design 3D trial, Desklastio 
ZO. Oianis: Citizen Kabuto demo. 
IViacRepmler 1.1Z, Slick Sampler, 
and Wingf^uts 1.2.2 demo 



32 December 2002 




RIKMYSLEWSKI 
RESIDENT GEEK 

My basement is full of boxes packed with 
nothing but cables. Digging into them is 
an exercise in historical geekology. In the 
top layers you’ll find FireWire and USB 
cables, along with a few Ethernet patch 
cables. A bit further down is a tangle 
of SCSI, ADB, video, R)-ll, serial, and 
AppleTalk cables. Next come Centronics, GPIB, and RS-232 
cables from the days when I built my first CP/M computer with 
parts from Godbout and Cromenco. In short. I’ve been a geek 
fora long, longtime. I love taking things apart. The gifts I seek 
this holiday allow me to indulge both my inner nerd and my love 
for my TiBook, with which I have a deep, personal relationship. 




APC Back-UPS ES 500 Uninterruptible 
Power SupplyO 

$59.99, www.apc.com 

Although my battery-powered TIBook doesn’t 
need it, I’d love to have an uninterruptible power 
supply that will power my home broadband router 
long enough to search the Web for the reason my 
powerjust went out. 



Apple Pro Keyboard (White Keys) 

$59, www.apple.com 
With my TiBook perched on my Griffin ICurve (see below), a new Apple 
Pro Keyboard will be an ergonomic delight— and its black letters on 
white keys are much easier for my myopic headlights to read. 



Griffin Technology ICurve 
PowerBook StandC 

$39.99, www.gritfintechnoiogy.com 
Not only is this Lucite wonder a beauty to behold, 
it also elevates my TiBook to a height where I don't 
have to hunch over it to read the display. 



Elme One Touch Band/4 Antistatic Wrist 
Strap with 1502 Wire Banana/15-4 Cable 

$10 ($5 each), www.esd.tv 

It takes a finely tuned fashion sense to recognize 
that this elegant antistatic wrist strap is the perfect 
accessory to wear while rooting around inside an 
old Mac. 



Kingston KTA-PBG4/512 512MB SODIMM RAM Card 

$272, www.kingston.com 

My TiBook deserves a happy holiday too. With an upgrade to 640MB 
of RAM, it’ll run Jaguar much more effectively. 



Mateo Tools Ratcheting Bit Drive Screwdriver 
with Three Bit Magazines 

$90.75, www.matcotools.com 

Any self-respecting computing-equipment disassembler 
deserves a fine screwdriver set. 



Wacom Graphire2 Graphics Tablet 

$99.95, www.wacom.com 

Now that Jaguar has Inkwell handwriting technology, I’m 
dying to find out if it’ll recognize my idiosyncratic scrlbble- 
scrabble, or whether it’ll create Newton-like nonsense. 
(Futon-lies nonstop?) 



8» at Suit 
Cwapouiid 



RadioShack Silicone-Base Heat Sink CompoundO 

$1.99, www.radioshack.com 

When you love to take your Mac apart, you’d better have 
a tube of this stuff on hand to ensure that your heat sink 
will work If and when you get around to putting it back 
together again. ^^,3 „|, 5, gg^ j, 

can help protect your $2,000 IMac. 



When your power 
goes out, an extra | 
5 minutes of Juice 
can be a llfesaver. I 



Rest your 
beloved TiBook 
upon this 
crystal- clear, 
bulletproof, 
Lucite throne. 



NIKOCOUCOUVANIS 
MOBILE DUDE 

There’s a reason my main Mac is a mobile 
one— I’m a busy man, always on the go, 
with things to see and people to do. I use 
my PowerBook for everything— work, fun, 
and occasionally posing at Starbucks. Of 
course, part of being a mobile man of means 
is traveling light— as I could do with my 
IPod and that tiny camera I’ve been eyeing. So what else could I 
possibly want? Power, baby— it’s all about power: sucking it from 
a car or airplane seat, adapting to those wacky foreign-country 
plugs, or even pinching it directly from the sun. And a pony. I still 
want a pony. 




FowerQwest Sun Catcher Professional 

$269.95 ESP, www.powerqwest.com 

This portable solar-power rig would let me go anywhere on the planet and 
not worry about plugging in my PowerBook 



Apple World Travel Adapter KitO 

$39, www.apple.com 

This kit will help if I get stuck where the 
sun doesn’t shine — I mean, If I want to use 
my TiBook’s white power brickette in North 
America, Japan, China, the United Kingdom, 
Europe, Korea, Australia, or Hong Kong. 




MadsonLlne Auto/AIr Adapter 

$78, www.madsoniine.com 
When your battery lasts longer than your flight 
(or drive), you’re not really traveling. This gadget 
includes surge and short protection, and a little green LED indicates power. 



nubs will power me 
around the world. 



Kensington FlyFan USB FanQ 

$24.99, www.kensingtonxom 
Slide this into my stocking, and I’ll 
stay cool all year. 



Toshiba FDR-T10 Camera 

$299, www.toshtba.com 
It may not be the best 2- megapixel 
camera in town, but its sneaky size and 
optional chameleonic faceplates make 
this camera perfect for a sgave mobile guy 
like moi (see Reviews, p52). 




My biggest fan. OK, my 
only fan— sad; Isn’t it? 



Apple IFod Remote and Earphones 

$39, www.apple.com 

I still love my 5GB iPod, and I wanna treat it right. Plus, I’ve heard that the 
new buds rock (see Reviews, Oct/02, p53). 



TiFaint Touch-Up Kit 

$19.95, www.tipalnt.com 

Bones heal and chicks dig scars, but carrying 
around a scratched-up TiBook? Don’t go there! 



owe Laptop Screen Frotector® 

$14.95 iBook, $17.95 PowerBook; 

www.otherworldcQmputing.com 

Yeah, It’s just a low-tech strip of leather, but have 

you looked at your ’Book’s screen lately? 



Apple .Mac Membership 

$99.95 per year, www.mac.com 

Webmail and online storage are musts for road 

warriors, vacationing or not. 



Ho naugas were 
harmed in the 
making of this swath 
of genuine leather. 



Crumpler Very-Busy-Man Laptop Bag 

$125, www.crumplerusa.com 
A busy man on the go needs a big purse — er, 

laptop bag— to keep all his booty In tow. This one even has a special portal 
to accommodate the cords for my earbuds and remote control. 



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Say goodbye to software 
faders—this baby lets 
you mix and master 
audid with feal^hande^ 
soundboard contfols. 






JENIFER MORGAN 
MS. PRACTICAL* 

The truth of the technological matter is that pretty 
is as pretty does. Just as that petite lobster bisque 
at Chez Paris would ultimately leave me poor and 
hungry, splurging on that zillion-dollar, zillion- 
megapixel cam and then doing dishes to earn cash 
for memory cards just isn’t practical. There are many 
advantages to living by the form-follows-function 
mantra— like you get to use the phrase ‘’It’s your basic bird” when 
describing your equipment. Value is a beautiful thing, and as my list 
reveals, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re stuck with the ugly duckling. 



Hewlett-Packard PSC 950 
$349.99, www.hp.com 

Break down the price of this multifunction device, and you get four 
separate machines (printer, scanner, copier, and fax) at less than 
$100 each. 

Wiebetech DesktopGB 80GB 

$209.95, www.wiebetech.com 

Practical in both capacity and price, this 80GB hard drive offers 
FireWire, USB 1.1, and USB 2.0 interfaces and is user upgradable 
when I need more room to store my 50 -year plan. 

Palm ZireO 

$99, www.paim.com 

A perfect candidate for the "your basic bird” comment, the 
Zire sports a simple, lightweight design; comes with software, 
games, and cables; and holds 6,000 addresses and 3,000 
appointments. Feel free to throw in the minimalist blue Palm Zire 
“caselet” ($19.95) to protect it, come rain, sleet, or sharp object. 



Norton SystemWorks 2.0 

$129.95, www.symantec.com 

Warm disk-repair goulash for those rainy system-error 
days: SystemWorks contains Norton’s old reliables, plus 
DiskWarrior Recovery Edition (a $78 value) and the shorthand 
version of Dantz’s Retrospect Backup (a $49 value). 

Intuit Quicken 2003 for MacO 

$49.95, www.intuit.com 

This money-management software can organize, track, and 
update investments and finances ail under one software roof, 
helping me sock away cash to buy those (hopefully few) things 
that don’t make their way down the chimney. 

Dr. Bott T7 Hub 

$47.95, www.drbott.com 

The ultimate in preparedness, this seven-port powered USB 
hub is ready for any multitasking that comes its way. 

Belkin SurgeMaster II 

$43.99, www.beikin.com 

With winter storms threatening us nonequatorial types, 
nothing is more practical than a surge protector. This 
one has eight outlets, matches my iMac, and carries a 
lifetime warranty. 

Linguisoft Grammarian XO 

$49.95, www.iinguisoft.com 

This universal-application grammar checker keeps struggles 
with grammar gremlins from clouding creativity, checking 
everything from comma placement to euphemisms. 

Jian Get Organized 

$19.95, www.jian.com 

In case that meditation Internship at the monastery doesn’t 
work out, this personal-development software provides tools 
that help you reduce stress and use time and other resources 
more effectively. 

*Referenc 0 S for n/ce (as opposed to naughty) behavior In 2002 
available upon request. 



inspired. 

DeZired. 



Quicken 2003 
helps you find 
the end of the 
rainbow; advice 
on outsmarting 
leprechauns 
not included. 



The patronizing 
cap-and-gown 
box design 
is a friend in 
need, but the 
Grammarian X 
software is a 
friend indeed. 



rl 



KRIS FONG 
AUDIO-VIDEO 
CHICK 

thousand smackeroos. That's 
the amount my band shelled out to 
studios to record a polished* five- 
song demo and shoot a tow-budget 
music video. A new Power Mac 
'6100, QuickCam ball, and yWacs/br/?£//r?m/es book later, 
we decided to play recording engineer and video director 
ourselves— badly at; first, but we got better. The biggest 
benefit? Our savings put an end to our 50-cent burrito 
and Top Ramen (aka noodle (jrick) days. Since then, 

I’ve upgraded my audio-video home studio to include a 
400MHz G4 with 512MB of RAM, MOTU Digital Performer, 
Pro Tools, iMovie, and a Sony DV camera— but if Santa, 
family, friends, orany philanthropic elves are listening, 
here’s some more stuff I’d be thrilled to have. 



Digidesign Digi 0020 

$2,495, www.digidesign.com 
The next best thing to a full TDM 
system, this FireWire Pro Tools 
all-in-one recording studio puts 
an end to mouse-driven recording 
and includes an awesome $2,250 
software bundle. 

Stomp Ciick ’N Design 3D 

$19.95, www.stompinc.com 
Design labels with photos, art, and 
3D graphics, and plaster ’em on 
CDs and DVDs for that pro look. 



Optech Tripod Strap 

$25.50, www.optechusa.com 

Because climbing up a rock with a tripod in hand during a video 
shoot is not fup. 



Antares 
Auto -Tune 3Q 

$359, www.antarestech.com 
This magical software 
fixes wrong notes (singers 
won’t have to hear me say, 
fUh, let’s do that again”). 



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GeeThree Slick 
Transitions and 
Effects Volume 4 



Every singer’s best friend, 
this software can right ail 
wrong notes. 

$54.95 (for CO), www.geethree.com 

This “Hollywood” collection of special effects plug-ins lets you 
add bluescreen effects, mattes, motion overlays, and more — all 
in iMovie. 

MCE QuickStream DVQ 

$499, $599, or $799, depending on 
capacity; www.mcetech.com 
This drive captures and digitizes video 
on the fly from a camera’s FireWire port for 
immediate editing, so you won’t have to waste 
time waiting for iMovie or another editor to suck in 



DV footage. 

Saeco Vienna de Luxe 

$629, www.saeco-usa.com 
Gotta have the caffeine charge. 

This puppy grinds and brews coffee, 
espresso, lattes, and cappuccinos, 
and then cleans itself — *nuff said. 



This nifty device 
can save hours of 
video-digitizing 
time so you can 
complete your 
edits and get home 
before dawn. 







CHRIS IMLAY 
ART GUY 



My list is best characterized by the 
tension between technology and 
aesthetics. Well, my aesthetic anyway, 
which is apparently informed by 2001: A 
Space Odyssey (my folks took me to see 
it when 1 was five). Tm the sort of idiot 
who’s going to buy an iMac just because 
it’s designed well and looks like it belongs on the Orion I 
spacecraft. It’s a curse, really. Anyway, the need for some real 
computing muscle, a vast screen area, and expensive gadgets 
goes with a desire for all things well designed, minimalist, and 
cool. I guess I just want to have an office on a space station 
filled with Eames furniture. Sigh. In the meantime I’ll settle for 
these devices. 



Apple Cinema HD Display^ r- 

$3,499, www.apple.com 
Absolutely the coolest surface in 
your studio. ..unless you live on the 
surface of the moonl 



Sony PremierPro Series 
24-inch GDM-FW900 
CRT Monitor 

$1,999.99, www.sonystyle.com 
For color- correction 
perfectionists. It's ugly, though, 
so recess it Into the hull. 



Earth’s finest 
display of 
crystal liquid. 



Adobe InDesIgn 

$699, www.adobe.com 

Get out of the Dark Ages (QuarkXPress) and into the // 
Renaissance. Go with the future. Go with the Monolith. 



Kensington StudioMouseO 

$65.99, www.kensington.com 

Cool design, but I want this mouse mostly for its 

preprogrammed functionality with design programs 

like Photoshop and illustrator. 



Canon PowerShot S330 Digital Eiph Camera 

$399.99 ESP, www.canon.com 

This small digital camera Is Ideal for capturing visual 

ideas and roughing out layouts. 



Epson Stylus Photo 2200 Color Printer 

$699, www.epson.com 

This printer provides the best proofs for a client or 
potential client, or for printing out your favorite HAL 
9000 screens. 



The center 
touchpad is 
the coolest 
bad idea I’ve | 
ever seen. 



FontsO 

$25 to $1,000; www.fontbureau.com, www.fontfont.com, 
www.myfonts.com, www.berthotdtypes.com 
A font sample book or a new collection of fonts is a 
treat for graphic designers. Check out Eurostile — 
very Zero Gravity Toilet, indeed. 



Apple iPod 20GB 

$499, www.appie.com 

If you work in more than one location and you love 
music, this Is the most important tool of all. Listen 
to Also Sprach Zarathustra as you shuttle 500MB 
of Photoshop files home for a weekend of work. 



Pantone Survival Kit 

$239, www.pantone.com 

These color-matching books are especially useful for 
all the out-of-work Web designers out there. 



In the 

Fontbureau 
coilection book, 
you’ll find some | 
of the coolest 
fonts around— 
like Stainless, 
which we use 
on MacAddict 
covers. 






* ‘ NARASU 
REBBAPRAGADA 
GOOD-TIME GIRL 

Entertain me. That’s my motto. Get me 
games, toys, gadgets, widgets— anything 
that amuses instantly. By the way, 1 bore 
easily, so I’ll need lots of different games. 

I’m also a sucker for eye candy, so make sure 
my graphics are good. Here’s my list. I’ve checked it twice. Oh, 
and feel free to throw in a manicure, since my fingers get awfully 
callused during those all-night shooter sessions. 



MacPIay Giants: Citizen KabutoO 

$19.99, www.macplay.com 
Monsters, sea reapers, wry British humor, 
and a tropical island all add up to a fun 
game of action and adventure. This game 
is Mac OS X only. 

Freeverse Software WingNuts 

$24.95, www.freeverse.com 

This hilarious arcade-style air-combat 
game is light on the system requirements, 
so you can play It anywhere. Fight the Baron Von Schopwatch’s robotic air 
force and thwart his ransom demands for cash and Beanie Babies. 

Aspyr Return to Castle Wolfenstein 

$49.95, www.aspyr.com 
Staying up all night killing Nazi zombie 
badasses is my idea of fun. Going to 
bed at dawn with the sounds of gunfire 
ricocheting around my brain is a little 
rough, though. 



ITI kiii you.. .with humor. 



Sony Personal Entertainment 
DispiayO 

$999, www.sonystyle.com 
Officially called the Sony SDM-V72W, 
this display is a gamer’s dream. This 
17.1 -inch-wide LCD connects to every 
gadget I’ve got: TV, DVD, Mac (through VGA), 
camera, and any other composite, S-Video, or Simost 

component device, it’s got built-in speakers, too. anything into this 

btack beauty, 

Aspyr American McGee Aiice 

$19.95, www.aspyr.com 

A dark and demented Alice fights her way through Wonderland to save 
critters and her sanity. 

nVidia GeForce4 Titanium Graphics Card Kit 

$399, www.nvidia.com 

Doom III Isn’t out yet, but when it is,iril need this state-of-the-art 
graphics card. It’s got 128MB of DDR SDRAM, plus ADC and DVI ports 
for dual-monitor satisfaction. 



Logitech MX700 
Cordless Optical MouseO 

$79.95, www.iogiteGh.com 

While I wait for Mac OS X drivers for my game pad, 

I’ll take this rechargeable cordless mouse with a 
6-foot range, and 125 location reports per second for 
fast, fluid mouse action. And it looks really good. 



This mouse should 
help kicksome 
majoigame putt. 



Cambridge SoundWorks MegaWorks 
21 OD 2.1 Speaker System 

$251.99, www.hifi.com 
This 270-watt system with 8-inch subwoofer provides some of the best 
sound you can get out of your Mac. It’s got a remote, too. 

Neiman Marcus Manicure and Pedicure 

$65, www.neimanmarcus.com 
Gaming can be grueling. 



December 2002 










mekuik. 



CATHY LU 
NEUROTIC VIRGO 



CYRUS FARI VAR 
STARVING STUDENT 



Having been born on August 27, 1977 

(OK, yes~one of those dates is a lie), I ^ 

consider myself the quintessential Virgo. . 

For those of you who don’t believe in 

all this astrological stuff, the following ^ 

characteristics define a Virgo: analytical, 
detail oriented, and careful. Forthose of 
you who are Virgos or endure the constant company of a Virgo, 
you know that actually means we’re obsessive-compulsive, 
neurotic organizational freaks. That’s why my dream holiday 
stocking would be filled with a cornucopia of gifts to help me 
(further) organize my shelves, my desk, my desktop, my hard 
drive, my.. .well, you get the picture. 



Our great forefathers at Apple, Woz and Jobs, 
had their humble beginnings at UC Berkeley, 
and as a true Mac addict, I have chosen to 
become educated at that fine institution. 

However, the warning light on my student bank 

account is flashing, so 1 need to think about 

where my next meal is coming from before I’m 

forced to pawn my precious Power Mac G4. 1 don’t need much this 

holiday season— just a cheap word processor that can read those 

awful .doc files my unenlightened classmates send me, some low- 

cost software, and a few Items for entertainment and sustenance. 



ThinkFree OfficeO 

$49.95, www.thinkfreeoffice.com 
This sweet littie word processor, spreadsheet, and 
presentation application is as Microsoft Office- 
compatible as you can get without buying a 
Bill Gates product. 



Handspring Treo 270® 

$499 (with service activation), 



The Handspring 
Treo replaces 
your cell phone 
and PDA with one 
does-it-all device. 



This color-screen ceil phone 
and PDA allows you to keep 
addresses and phone numbers in 
one device. Simply heaven for the 
compulsive organizer. 



Lemke Software GraphicConverter 

$30, www.lemkesoft.com 

The finest piece of German engineering since the 
Mercedes Benz, GraphicConverter is a fantastic 
image-editing program. If I had it, 1 could use it to 
resize all my digital photos in a single batch. 



Mmmm... 
250GB of 
backup 
storage 
space. 



Maxtor Personal Storage 5000 
XT 250GB Hard Drive® 

$399.95, www.maxtor.com 
This FIreWire/USB 2.0 external drive 
is a Virgo’s best friend— it’ll back up 
all of your files using Dantz Retrospect 
Express (included) at the mere press of 
a magic button. 



ThinkFree Office 
has an interface 
that would make 
Bill Gates jealous, 



Inferiis MacReporter 

$12, www.inferits.com 

This nifty littie Dock app lets you know when your 
favorite Web sites get updated and provides quick 
access to the latest headlines. 



SonicBlue RioVolt SP350® 

$179.99, www.sonicblue.com 
Not only does this fantastic CD player read 
both MP3 and WMA file formats, it comes with 
an FM radio! 



Aspyr The Sims series 
(The Sims, Livin’ Large, 

House Party, Hot Date, and Vacation) 

$169.75 ($49.95 for The Sims, $29.95 for each expansion pack), 
www.aspyr.com 

The Sims (and four add-on packs)— a game that lets you control the 
lives and actions of virtual people— should satiate the control freak 
in every Virgo. By the way, feel free to give me half the games for the 
holidays and the rest for my birthday (again, that’s August 27). 



Logitech Cordless 
Navigator Duo® 

$79.95, www.logitech.com 
Cords are our enemy. 

A cordless mouse and 
keyboard will go a long way 
to clearing up that behind-the- 
desk mess. 



Two cords 
contained, 
a million 
more to go. 



Case Logic CDY-128 CD Wallet® 

$29.99, www.casedirect.com 
if there’s one thing that makes uptight people 
cringe more than the site of ungainly software 
boxes, it’s loose CDs. Case Logic’s CD wallet 
stores 64 sets of discs and liner notes (or 128 
CDs) in a dark- blue portable case. 



Rival Electric Hot Pot 

$9.99, www.bedbathandbeyond.com 

1 could use this to make piping -hot water for my hot chocolate, coffee, 
or tea at any time of day. Unfortunately it doesn’t interface with my Mac. 
Oh, and while you’re at it, could you throw In some Top Ramen, the ^ 
staple of college students everywhere? 



IKIear Apple Polish Kit 

$24.95, www.apple.com 

This kit comes with ail the cloths, solutions, and 
wipes any dust-obsessed Virgo needs to keep iMac 
and iPod screens zestfully clean. 



Sporty and 
cute — just 
how I like my 
CD wallets. 



Sony CD Series Headphones MDR-CD180® 

$19.99, www.sonysfyie.com 

An inexpensive upgrade from earbuds, these ’phones 
would cover my ears and let me crank my music while 
my roommate sleeps. 



Panic Desktastic 

$8.95, www.panic.com 

Goodbye, unruly Post-it Notes I Desktastic earns the “tastic” by 
letting you write notes that appear on your desktop. It’s just like a 
virtual whiteboard. 



Penguin Caffelnated Peppermints 
$12 for a four-pack, www.peppermints.com 
A quality student fuel— get your breath to smell good 
while staying up to finish those late-night papers. 



Great for tuning out 
annoying roomies. 



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LESLIE OSBORN 
LIVING IN THE PAST 



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The other day, I tried to run Illustrator 

10 on my Yosemite G3 (aka blue-and- 

white Power Mac). It did the Type 2 

tango over and over until I felt utterly 

overclocked. Clearly, it was time to 

get with the program and do some 

serious upgrading. But being a humble 

associate art director, not privy to the free schwag that 

comes and goes here at the Galactic Headquarters, I decided 

it was time to hit up the other perennial free ride: good old 

Saint Nick. Til make sure to put in a word with his pals down 

at the mall, just to be sure. 



It's hard to be true to yourself when you're 

a world-famous mascot. Ask the San 

Diego Chicken. Fans assume he's just a 

fun-loving goof, but he tells me he'd really 

rather be debating Heidegger's postulates 

on hermeneutics than belly-slamming 

unsuspecting umps. The Phillie Phanatic? Into 

18th-century needlepoint. Smokey the Bear? A cranky drunk. Me? 

Well, to be honest. I'm a lot like you—except that I have a melon-size 

white head, no hair, and a limited repertoire of expressions. Other 

than that, I'm a Mac junkie, a lover of way- cool stuff, and a seeker of 

computing power— and the items on my wish list feed all those needs. 



Microsoft Wireless 
IntelliMouse ExplorerO 
$74.95, www.inicrosoft.com 
I hear the two-button mouse Is the wave of 
the future. 



ScotteVest 2.5s Sport Wired WindbreakerO 
$129.99, www.scottevest.com 

My tux is quite debonair, I know, but I need more pockets for all my gadgets 
and gizmos. This vest not only has 22 pockets, it also provides a Personal 
Area Network so I can get all my cables and wires in order. 



Sonnet Technologies Tempo Trio ATA/ 
133, USB 2.0, and FireWire PCI CardO 

$179.95, www.sonneftech.com 
Hey, it’s cool that my new Power Mac has upped 
its primary hard-drive bus to ATA/100, but I want 
more. With the Tempo Trio, I get two ATA/133 
buses (plus USB 2.0 and FireWire). Of course, 
a pair of Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB, 
7,200-rpm UltraATA/133 drives would also help 
me out ($599.90 for the pair, www.maxtor.com). 



Sonnet Encore/ZIF G4 

$199.95, www.sonnettech.com 
Maybe ol’ bluey just needs a shot of nitro. This 
upgrade card should do the trick by bumping me 
up to a 400MHz G4. 



It's optical, 
It's wireless, 
and it's not 
the puck! 



Other World Computing 
256MB PC133 SDRAM Memory 

$42.99, www.otherworldcomputing.com 

Remember when 64MB was a lot of memory? Well, that time be over. 



Two FireWire 
ports, two USB 
2.0 ports, and two 
ATA/133 ports— it’s 
a speedburner's 
^ream date. 

The Apple Lisa, which will turn 20 next year, was the 
first mass-market personal computer with a graphical user interface— that Is, 
if you can consider anything that Initially cost $9,995 “mass market.” I’ve 
always wanted one. 



XGaming 

X-Arcade 

Universal 

Arcade 

Controller® 

$179.94, 

www.x-arcade.com 
My one concession 
to nostalgia: the X-Arcade 
controller and Galaga on 
MacMame. Aw, yeah! 



Dr. Bott ADC Extension Cable 

$59.95, www.drbott.com 

I’ve never owned a Mac as fast as my new dual 1GHz 
Mirrored Door Power Mac— but I’ve never owned 
one as loud, either. With this 10-foot ADC extension 
cable, I can keep my Cinema HD Display and Apple 
Pro Keyboard and mouse far from the madding fans. 



This controller takes me 
back...way back. 

Blizzard Entertainment WarCraft III 

$59.95, www.blizzard.com 

Imagine my surprise when I discovered this mighty role-playing 
game had sequels. 



CompuCable onCue USB Start-Up Key® 

$16.99, www.compucabie.com 

After I move my new Power Mac far from my Cinema 
HD Display, it’d be nice to have a way to turn on 
the Power Mac from the keyboard. With an onCue 
attached to my Apple Pro Keyboard, 1 can, 



Apple blew It 
when the company 
removed the power- 
on button from Its 
keyboards. This USB 
switch fills in nicely. 



SmartDisk FireFly 5GB Portable FireWire Drive 
$199.99, www.smartdisk.com 

You can have my Zip disks when you pry them from my cold, 
dead fingers. Unless you give me this. 



Sony Noise Canceling Fontopia Earbud 
Headphones MDR-NC11 

$149.99, www.sonystyle.com 

As a final defensive measure against fan noise — heck, 
against any ambient sound, whether it be traffic 
noise or a hair-band-loving upstairs neighbor — I'll 
stuff these noise-canceling earbuds into my 
capacious canals. (See Reviews, Oct/02, p53.) 



Toshiba PDR-3300 

3.2- Megapixel Digital Camera 

$349, www.toshiba.com 

I will miss the nice photo lady at Walgreens. 
Eh, not really. 



Glico Men’s Pocky® 

$1.79, www.maruwa.com 

Since I’ll be spending a lot more time in front of 
the screen, I’ve gotta keep the sugar flowing. 



CafePress “Place on Head (an Aid for PC 
Users)” Baseball Hat® 

$17.99; www.cafepress.com/macmania, thereforeiam 
,mac1,mac2 

It’s not that I enjoy ridiculing poor, misguided 
peecee owners.. .well, actually, it/s because I enjoy 
ridiculing poor, misguided peecee owners. 



Apple IMac with 17- Inch LCD 

$1,999, www.apple.com 
If you don’t feel like going to the hassle of 
gathering all the different parts for my upgrade, 
feel free to get me this instead. I’ll deal. 



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users need a little 
technical assistance. 



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really gender 
nonspecific. 



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S omething old. something new. something fast, something. ..something for Windows, too! 

Don’t fret— we’re not reverse-switching, we just found an awesome utility that allows iPod 
owners to use their little buddy on a Windows PC at work and still sync it with the Mac back 
home— something you can’t generally do with a Windows- (or Mac-) specific iPod. In the fast 
department, we review the top-dog Power Mac, a CD burner that may be too fast, and the 
fastest digital camera we’ve seen yet: the Dimage 7i (shown here). In the near future, we’ll 
check out some awesome audio and video software, as well as storage options big and small, 
like an external DVD-RW drive that solves the iDVD support problem by including its own 
DVD-mastering software. 



ThisMonth 



50 Axeiedge 3D-animation software 

49 Boa FireWire CD-RW 48X11 2XI48X drive 
44 DiMage 7i 5-megap/xe/ digital camera 

41 Dua! 1.25GHz Power Mac G4 tower 

50 Hexa Media Drive flash-memory reader 

42 Max Payne first-person shooter 

52 Mercury Pro DVD-RW FireWire drive 
40 Photoshop Elements 2 image-editing software 
46 Premiere 6.5 video-editing software 
52 Toshiba PDR-T10 2- megapixel digital camera 
48 WarCraft III real-time strategy game 
50 XPlay iPod-for-Windows utility 

PLUS: 

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Y ouMI love Adobe Photoshop Elements 
2 so long as you understand what it is 
and what it isn’t. It is a user-friendly image- 
editing application for digital-imaging 
enthusiasts, it/sn’fa complete substitute for 
Adobe’s professional Photoshop product. 

Installation was easy in both Mac OS 9 
and OS X. In Mac OS X, two VISE installer 
icons appeared in the Dock: one icon for 
installing Photoshop Elements and another 
for installing multilanguage support. 

The first new thing we noticed about 
Elements was the Rle Browser; while its 
interface smells slightly of Windows, it’s 
nonetheless useful for browsing, organizing, 
renaming, and rotating images. Plus, the File 
Browser displays any selected image’s EXIF 
(exchangeable image file) data in the lower- 
left panel. Note that if you’ve already 
cataloged your pics in iPhoto, you can set 
Elements as the default editing app in iPhoto. 

The resemblance 
between Elements and 
Photoshop is easy to 
see, as Elements has 
most of the same tools, 



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Just like the big guys, Photoshop Elements 
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Photoshop Elements doesn’t provide all of its namesake’s tools, but it has a lot of 
them— including File Browser. 



palettes, and filters as its big sibling, with 
notable exceptions including the healing 
brush, patch tool, and Brushes palette. It also 
shares most of the pro version’s brightness, 
contrast, and color controls, as well as a few 
unique tools, like a brush for red-eye removal 
and a selection brush for selecting or 
masking image areas. 

One very important feature 
Elements does not have, however, is 
CMYK color support, which is crucial 
for professional designers looking to 
output their files to a professional 
printer. In addition, several tools and 
palettes aren’t as rich as their Photoshop 
counterparts. Elements’ many palettes 
behave much the same as Photoshop’s; 
you can nest them all in the toolbar or 
arrange them in tabbed, multipalette 
windows to suit your work habits— but 
the default arrangement presents just 
the Hints and How To palettes onscreen, 
with the remainder crammed into the 
toolbar where new users might never 
find them. Also, you can’t save multiple 
Workspaces (palette arrangements) as 
Photoshop lets you do. 

Elements contains many help tools 
for the digital photography hobbyist. For 
example, the Quick Fix dialog’s Enhance 
menu lets you try out brightness, color, 
and focus settings before you commit to 



the adjustment, and also provides a tip on 
what the selected tool (Fill Flash or Adjust 
Backlighting, for example) does. Once you 
learn your way around, you can bypass the 
Quick Fix window and invoke tools directly 
from their respective toolbars and menus. 



The How To palette has Recipes (mini how- 
tos) for common photo-editing fixes and 
crafty projects like creating a coloring book, 
as well as a direct link to more Recipes 
available on Adobe’s Web site. 

Photoshop Elements is best suited to 
propping images either for output on an 
inkjet printer or for the Web. For printing, a 
feature called Picture Package (in the Print 
Layouts menu) allows you to print multiple 
pictures on one page. For the Web, a Save For 
Web option sports a two-up preview window 
and an option to create a Web photo gallery. 

While hardly a substitute for the 
professional Photoshop product. Elements is 
the best combination of bang for the buck 
and user friendliness we’ve seen in image- 
editing software. With a powerful set of tools 
and a ton of self-help features, it can make 
any hobbyist look like a professional pixel 
pusher.— A/arasa Rebbapragada 



Elements offers the best 
combination of bang for the 
buck and user friendliness. 



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COMPANY: Adobe Systems 
CONTAa; 800-833-6687 or 408-536-6000, 
www.adobe.com 
PRICE: $99 (SRP) 



REQUIREMENTS: PowerMac, Mac 
0S9.1 or 10.1.3 or later, 128MB of 
RAM, 350MB of free hard disk space 



GOOD NEWS: Has most of the features in the full version 
of Photoshop for about $500 less. 

BAD NEWS: No CMYK support Color-theory and 



photography lessons not included. 



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Dual 1.25GHz 
Power Mac 



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G4 TOWER 

fter last month’s Power Mac love-fest (“The New Power 
^Macs: Inside and Out,” p20, and Reviews, p40), there’s 
not much left to say. The latest crop of Power Macs 
represents a giant leap for Apple, both in terms of breaking 
the gigahertz mark the company finally reached some six 
months back with the Quicksilver series, and in the new 



Fast, Faster, Fastest 

When we tested all three members of the 
new Power Mac line, the results weren’t 
surprising. On tests that stressed the 
processor, the 1.25GHz model showed 
its stuff. On tests that Involved more-general 
resources, the differences in performance 
were less obvious. 



With a combined 2.5GHz of G4 processing 
power, this Power Mac was born to run. 

lineup’s advanced architecture, which it shares with the 
industrial-strength Xserve (see Reviews, Nov/02, p43). 

Besides its extra megahertz muscle, the 1.25GHz 
dual has a couple other advantages over the dual IGHz: 
a bigger hard drive (120GB versus the IGHz model's 
80GB); more stock RAM (512MB versus 256MB); and 
the real performance booster, 2MB of Level 3 cache— 
twice as much as in this generation’s lower-level Macs. 

There’s really nothing more to say, other than the 
obvious: Take a look at the speed chart below, then go 
out and getyourself one.— /V/ko Coucouvanis 



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All machines were running Mac OS 10.2 
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(e;cceptthe 867MHz model, which had 
256MB). We performed the Photoshop 7 
tests on a 115MB file; these included 
Gaussian blurs with a radius of l and 25 
pixels; a rotation of 90 degrees; an 
Unsharp Mask with an amount of 200 
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Max Payne 

FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER 

A mbush! Bad guys come pouring through 
doors, blasting you from all directions. 

In a panic, you hit the Bullet Time button. 
Everything freezes. Action grinds to a crawl. Bad 
guys and their lazy bullets move like molasses. 
Spent shell casings float through the air. A 
heart beats slowly (thump, thump), keeping 
time. Only one element moves at natural 
speed— you. And abruptly youfre in charge, a 
one-man wrecking crew, pumping lead into 
each of the slow-motion bushwhackers. 

Max Payne is a stunner, a two-fisted crime 
story set in New York's seamy underbelly, 
larded with cops, narcotics, gangsters, blood, 
and quirky adult themes (rated M for mature). 

It also introduces a neat new graphic wrinkle 

If you’re an FPS fan, Max 
Payne will blow you away. 

called Bullet Time, a time-stretching innovation 
that turns a dark film-noir story style of the 
1940s into a more modem Matrix-st/\e tale 
of the 1990s. And it makes even the grungier 
New York locales look gorgeous. 

Max is a former cop who finds his wife and 
baby savagely slaughtered by whacked-out 
junkies, high on a new drug called Valkyr. 
Devastated, Max blows the junkies away, 
then goes deep undercover to track down the 
kingpins; along the way, he gets framed for 
killing a police officer. Hunted by both cops and 
mobsters, Max goes on a vengeance spree, 
simplified by a grinding snowstorm that keeps 
Innocents off the streets, making anyone who 
moves friirgame. 

This story-driven shooter handles plot 
progression neatly. Max narrates most of it, in 
a dry monotone 
reminiscent of old 
Sam Spade and 

Max wears a 
perpetual scowl of 
disgust, as If he*s 
tasted something 
that should have 
remained In the 
kitty-litter box. 





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Comic panels, complete with voice-acting and sound effects, pop up frequently to keep Max 
Payne’s plot moving. 



Lew Archer movies. Max also utters outrageous 
metaphors and hammy cliches, but that’s part 
of the 1940s-style fun. Colorful comic-strip 
panels, complete with sound effects and 
melodramatic voice acting, pop up periodically 
to illustrate complex story elements. 

It’s a dark and depressing criminal world, 
but it’s very easy on the eyes. The action is 
intense, with slickly rendered villains swarming 
through dark 3D subways, snowy streets, and 
seedy hotels. They’ll pursue you over rooftops, 
through warehouses and nightclubs, and in a 
mansion— subjecting you to one bloody 



encounter after another. Bullets chew up walls. 
Explosions light up the night. True-to-life guns 
rattle away with muzzle flash and ejected shell 
casings. Villains lurk everywhere, eager for your 
blood, if it weren’t for Bullet Time, the game 
might be too tough. 

How big a kick Is Max? Like firing both 
barrels of a double-barreled shotgun. Just 
about everything is on target— the hard-boiled 
story, the cutting-edge technology, the nonstop 
carnage, and the heart-stopping thrill of Bullet 
Time. If you’re an FPS fan. Max Payne will blow 
you away— John Lee 




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Bullet Time is the great equalizer. Not only is slow-motion 
shooting great fun, but it’s absolutely vital to your health. 

Without the ability 
to slow enemy 
action, lyiax 
would die over 
and over. Even so, use it 
with care. You have only a 
limited amount of Bullet 
Time, and once It’s gone, you 
have to kill a batch of baddies 
to build it back up again. 

Fortunately, you can turn to a secondary device called 
Shootdodging, If you hit the slow-mo button at the same time as a 
movement button, your character floats forward, to the side, or backward 
with guns blazing. It’s wild to watch and has the same freezing effect on 
enemies as normal Bullet Time, but lasts only until the dodging movement 
ends, conservingyour Bullet Time reservoir for moments of sheer panic. 



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REQUIREMENTS; 450MHz G3, Mac OS 9.1 or 
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900MB of free hard disk space, 16MB Open 
GL-compatible video card 



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DiMage 7i 

5-MEGAPIXEL DIGITAL CAMERA 

T he Minolta DiMage 71, an upgrade from 
its successful predecessor, the DiMage 7, 
has a similar body and still packs a whopping 
5 megapixels. But the new DiMage surpasses 
the old with some stellar new features such 
as ultra high-speed shooting and a three- 
sensor autofocus that’s twice as fast as the 
DiMage 7’s. 

One of the first things we noticed using 
the DiMage 7i is that the viewfinder looks 
more like a video camera’s than a digital-still 
camera’s. Minolta calls this mini-LCD a Digital 
Hyper Viewfinder— it can rotate upward 90 
degrees, allowing you to look down into 
the viewfinder from above the camera. The 
electric viewfinder mimics the larger LCD 
on the back of the camera, and can display 
information such as a histogram, a frame 
number, and menu options. It’s a cool idea, 
especially when bright sunlight washes out 
the LCD, but visualizing your subject matter 
through this bionic eye takes some getting 

This camera can shoot 
continuously at unbelievable, 
breakneck speeds. 

used to. We’d prefer having the electric 
viewfinder as an option alongside a 
traditional optical viewfinder. 

The DiMage 7l has an astounding 7x 
optical zoom, equivalent to a 28mm-to- 
200mm zoom on a 35mm camera. The 
camera is also equipped with a 2x digital 
zoom for further enlargement. Add to that a 
maximum aperture of f-2.8to f-3.5 and macro 
capability, and you’ve got a very versatile 
lens. The souped-up autofocus works twice 
as fast as the DiMage 7’s. You can even use 
the Direct Manual Focus ring to fine-tune the 
autofocus manually. 



The DiMage 7i also offers an enhanced 
movie mode. Not only does the device 
capture 60 seconds of footage with sound. 

It can also shoot in Night Movie Mode and 
create time-lapse movies. 

This camera can shoot continuously at 
unbelievable, breakneck speeds. In Ultra 
High Speed (UHS) continuous-advance 
mode, it shoots 7.14 frames per second. 

The image-quality setting you’ve chosen 
determines how many shots total you can 
take in this mode before the camera needs to 
take a break and save them all. In Standard 
quality you can shoot up to 15 frames, and in 
Economy, 39. The best part is that you can 
also save the lot as a separate VGA (640 by 
480) movie. 

The DiMage 7i saves images in one of five 
different quality settings: Raw, Superfine, 
Rne, Standard, and Economy. You can only 
open Raw images with the included DiMage 
Viewer software; the camera doesn’t process 
these images at all, so they reflect the raw 
data captured by the CCD. A Raw image is 32- 
bit color as opposed to 24-bit. It also allows 
you to apply settings such as exposure, 
contrast, and white balance to the image 



after the fact without any loss of quality. 
Superfine quality saves images as TIFFs, and 
all other quality settings save them as jPEGs. 

The DiMage 7i comes with a built-in flash 
and a hot shoe for attaching additional 
Minolta flashes. You can also sync it with 
studio strobes, making it a viable option 
for a studio setting. 

Add the DiMage 71 to the ever-growing list 
of high-quality prosumer cameras. If you’re 
not ready for digital SLR but nevertheless 
crave the big-time megapixels, speed, and 
features required for entry-level studio work, 
this device is a worthy candidate. 

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COMPANY: Minolta 
CONTACT: 201-825-4000, 
www.minoltausa.com 
PRICE; $999 (SBP) 



REQUIREMENTS: USB-equipped 
Power Mac, Mac OS 8.6-9.X or 10.1 
orlater, 128MB of RAM 



GOOD NEWS: Ultra High Speed mode shoots up to 7.14 frames 
per second. Can create time-lapse movies. 7x optical zoom. 

BAD NEWS: Disconcerting digital viewfinder. Long delay when 
using built-in flash. 



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T he new Adobe Premiere 6.5 reminds us of 
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video affordably on your Mac. Now, all Macs 
ship with the free and easy-to-use iMovie, 
and big shots flock to Rnal Cut Pro. Avid*s 
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competition. So does it make sense to place 
bets on the veteran Premiere, or should you 
lay your money on one of the fresher faces in 
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Rest assured that Premiere is still in great 
fighting form. It’s a mature, full-blown video 
editor with plenty of refined, sophisticated 
features. For example, you can capture video 
from any DV camera or analog-video source 
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real time, apply keyframe video-filter effects, 
and build and animate text titles. Plus you 
can save your edited masterpiece back to 
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preview just about anything, including 
transitions, effects filters, motion effects, 
time effects, and titles. The preview feature 
works decently even on older G3s and G4s 
(forthe record, Rnal Cut’s real-time preview 
does less and demands beefier hardware). 

Premiere’s other big improvement is in 
the title-design department— no longer do 
you have to boot up Photoshop to add style 
to text. Instead, just open the new Adobe Title 
Designer window, and you can format text 
using 21 premade styles or create your own. 
You can control your text's kerning, leading, 
and tracking; skew text; place It on a curve; 
and either add outside artwork Oike logos) to 
your titles or use standard drawing tools to 
create new art on the spot. You can also scroll 
text across the screen or roll it vertically, but 
it’s still difficult to create standard credits 
with custom tab and alignment settings. 

Premiere shows some weakness when 
you want to do higher-end editing work. For 
instance, it can’t match Rnal Cut Pro’s color- 
correction features and it can’t work with HD 
video. Also, if you're interested in editing film 
digitally, then doing the actual cutting and 
splicing on your film negative so you can 
project it on a movie screen (this is how most 
films are still made). Premiere can’t generate 
a cut list to follow (Apple’s Cinema Tools adds 
this feature to Rnal Cut Pro for a cool grand). 

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royalty-free music called SmartSounds. 

this moderate update out the door, and the 
PC version already includes a couple of nice 
features we’d love to see on the Mac, such as 
a free DVD-authoring program. One curious 
insult: We had to install Windows Media 
Player to watch the training videos on the CDl 
But none of this takes away from 
Premiere’s editing prowess, it’s still a world- 
class contender forthe majority of editing 
projects you can throw at it (with a few 
specialized exceptions). And at $500, it 
won’t KO your budget.— He/muf Kobler 



COMPANY; Adobe Systems 
CONTACT: 800-833-6687, www.adobe.com 
PRICE: $549 (SRP), $149 and up (upgrades) 



REQUIREMENTS: G3, Mac OS 

9.2.2 or 10.1.3 or latei; 64MB of 
RAM, 600MB of free hard disk space 



GOOD NEWS: Tons of features. Bargain price. 
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WarCraft III: 
Reign of Chaos 

REAL-TIME STRATEGY GAME 



The Craft of War 



T he wait Is over for WarCraft and StarCraft 
fans. The epic battle between Humans 
and Ores is reborn in WarCraft III: Reign 
of Chaos. The world of WarCraft has a new 
threat, as a mysterious prophet warns of 
the advancing demonic Burning Legion. The 
story unfolds with four points of view that you 
can play: the Humans, attempting to save 
their kingdom; the Undead, in league with 
the conquering demons; the Ores, searching 
for a new home; and the Night Elves, 
defending their homeland against the 
invading races and demons. 

The thrill of gathering resources, 
assembling forces, building structures, and 
researching technology for smashing your 
opponents remains in this version, and 
intermittent rescue and survival missions 
expand upon the story line. Along with the 
real-time strategy elements, youTl also 
encounter role-playing elements reminiscent 
of Blizzard's Diablo series. A hero can gain 

WarCraft III raises the bar 
for real-time strategy games. 

experience, advance levels, use items, and 
develop skills and spells. Under the new 
Upkeep rule, high volumes of personnel 
require high upkeep— meaning a big leech 
on your gold reserves. While a bit of a downer 
at first, this new system prevents massive 
hordes from devastating the landscape, 
making you use your forces and heroes more 
effectively, especially for online play. Features 
such as an Idle Worker button. Auto Cast 
settings for spells, and Auto Repair for 
workers near a damaged building provide 
much better ways to control your minions 
than WarCraft II and StarCraft offered. You 
can even save a replay of your gam es and 
either examine where you need to Improve 
or just gloat over your victory. 

We commend Blizzard's efforts in 
updating a great 2D strategy game while 
retaining the original's feel and playability, 
but the results are mixed. The game is 



Kiss your social life 
good-bye: WarCraft 
III is here, and it’s 
every bit as time- 
consuming as Its 
predecessors. 

astounding in three dimensions, but units 
can be difficult to see, even with the tiltable 
viewpoint. And even on a reasonably 
powerful eMac (a 700MHz G4), the game’s 
movement and animation get a little choppy 
when you have many armies onscreen at 
once. This can be frustrating attimes when 
you need every split second to attack your 
opponent effectively while keeping control of 
yourtroops— especially online, where chaos 
in the ranks means defeat. 

The cinema cut scenes are marvelous 
and worthy of a big-budget film, engrossing 
you in the WarCraft world. The superb sound 
immerses you even more deeply with a 
wonderful soundtrack, good voice acting, 
ambient sounds (wind, birds, and so forth), 
and great sound effects. Also, the character 
designs look great and are both imaginative 
and functional. WarCraft 111 possesses a level 
of personality and quality that raises the bar 
for real-time strategy games. 

When you finish the single-player 
missions, you can set up a single or team 
match between you and the computer, or 
go online and fight for fun and glory. Feel 
creative? Make custom maps and missions 
to modify your gameplay, then try them out 
on Battle.net (WarCraff s free online gaming 
service) and test your fellow players' mettle. 
LAN play is also supported. 

WarCraft doesn't take itself too seriously, 
which Is a refreshing change— and a lot of 
fun— In this conquer-the-world genre. It 
might not be the breakthrough video-game 
experience everyone was hoping for, but 
WarCraft III is a rewarding and addictive 
challenge.— yWoff Osborn 



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HUMAN ALLIANCE 
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fightl Humans are the 
most versatile, with good 
ground and air support, 
great siege weapons, 
and magic. 



ORCISH HORDE Ores 
have the most powerful 
melee ground forces, 
but have weak air and 
ranged weapons. Magic 
makes them stronger 
and meaner. 



UNDEAD SCOURGE 
Well balanced, with 
powerful air and ground 
units. Necromancers can 
raise the dead of friend 
or foe, and the undead 
have the advantage of 
vast numbers. 



NIGHT ELF SENTINELS 
This race concentrates on 
ranged firepower and 
mobility. What they lack in 
the melee department 
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REQUIREMENTS: 400MHz G3. 
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of RAM, 16MB ATI or nVidia 3D video 
card, 700MB of hard disk space 



GOOD NEWS: Endless, addictive play. Oozes personality. 
Great sound. Beautiful cut scenes. 

BAD NEWS: Choppy if you don’t have a decked-out Mac. 
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48X/12X/48X DRIVE 



H oly hyperspeed, Batman! 48X disc 
burning? Believe it, and the latest 
generation of EZQuest’s Boa CD-RW backs 
up this insane bum speed with 48X read and 
12X rewrite speeds. A 2MB bum-proof buffer 
spared us any burned bums. 

The Boa includes everything you need in 
the box: a RreWire cable, a power cord (a nice, 
brickless one— the transformer is built into 
the drive’s oversize case), and CharisMac’s 
Discribe 5.0.18 disc-mastering software for 
Mac OS 9 jc and OS X. Just how oversize is 
the case? At 10.8 by 8.5 by 2.8 inches. It 
probably won’t break your back, but if ll surely 
warp your backpack. Despite its bulk, the 
case is attractive both visually (with a smooth 
graphite exterior) and functionally (with dual 
RreWire ports and stereo-RCA outs). 



The main problem with this 
ridiculously fast burner isn’t the 
bumef s fault at all: For straight 
disc-to-disc copying at 48X 
speed, you’ve got to feed data to 
the drive at speeds most drives EZQuest delivers the fastest CD-RW we’ve ever seen — if s 

only dream of— including the also the largest. 

drives Apple builds into Macs, which can’t read the connected Mac’s hard drive On just over 3 

data (and hence feed it to the burner) faster minutes), but creating the disk image first 

than 32X. The Boa’s 2MB cache buffer doesn’t added 10 minutes, 
completely bridge the gap between 32X 

and 48X but granted us fast 40X speed, This thing burns CDs faster 

duping a disc from an iBook s 24X read thgp your mama bumS tOaSt. 

drive. The supplied Discribe software 

provides both Check Speed and Test Write The Boa bums CDs faster than your mama 

options for extra insurance against wasted bums toast— you’d need to step up to a 

discs. To eke the maximum speed out of this dedicated disc-duplicating device to beat 

burner, we burned a 625MB disk image from its speed.— N/7co Coucouvanis 



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COMPANY: EZQuest 

CONTACT: 714-694-0031, www.8zq.com 

PRICE: $219 (SRP), $190 (street) 



REQUIREMENTS; G3. 128MB of RAM, 



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Axeledge 1 .5.3 



3D-ANIMATION SOF=TWARE 



A xeledge is a 3D-development and 
-animation program from MindAvenue 
that offers one of the best solutions yet 
for delivering 3D content on the Web. The 
foundation of Axeledge Is a 3D modeler with a 
full suite of features, including primitive curves 



Axeledge is one of the 
best solutions yet for 3D 
on the Web. 






and surfaces, character animation with inverse 
and fon/vard kinematics, and a particle system 
that makes creating raindrops and snowflakes 
child’s play. 

The user interface is 
surprisingly simple, with 
the standard four-pane 
model view and intuitive 
tools for visually 



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manipulating vertices or 
creating wired-sprite-style 
interactivity inside your 
model via drag-and-drop 
attributes. Anyone who’s 
used Macromedia Rash 
orDirectorwillfindthe 
program’s traditional 
keyframe animation 
methods familiar. 

AxelEdge’s claim 
to fame is its ability to 
publish 3D content to 
the Web. The initial 1.5 release could only 
publish content in the Axel format, which 
required a plug-in for viewing, but over the 
past few months MindAvenue has released 
updates adding Rash (SWO output, as well as 
an autodownloadable QuickTime component. 




An easy-to-use interface and a full suite of 3D toois make Axeledge 
a good tooi for creating 3D graphics on the Web. 



Axeledge is a nice 3D-creation and Web- 



publishing hybrid. Designers coming from 
either side of the table will find the application 
very powerful and easy to use. The addition of 
QuickTime and SWF delivery also makes it a 
much more viable tool for creating 3D for the 
Web. If the latter notion excites you, Axeledge 
is one of the best ways to start publishing 3D 
Web content today.— /?/ck Sanchez 






COMPANY; MindAvenue REQUIREMENTS; 450MHz 03, Mac 

CONTACTi866-64M283, OS9.2or10.1 orlaler. 128MB of RAM, 

www.mindavenue.conn QuickTnM 5 

PRICE; $950 (SRP) 


GOOD NEWS: Easy to use. Feature rich. Exports in 
SWF format. Imports Lightwave 3D. 

BAD NEWS: Native Axel format requires a plug-in. 
Inverse kinematics limited to two bones. Expensive. 


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Hexa Media Drive 



FLASH-MEMORY READER 



G adget junkies, listen up. You’ve got 




I digital-lifestyle gadgets and flash 
memory cards out the proverbial wazoo. 

Your digital camera uses CompactRash, 
your MP3 player uses Sony Memory 
Stick, your PDA uses Secure Digital, your 
other digital camera uses SmartMedia... 

If this is you, you need LaCie’s Hexa 
Media Drive; ifs the most versatile card 
reader we’ve seen yet, handling CompactRash I and II, Sony 
Memory Stick, 3.3V SmartMedia, SD Card, MultiMediaCard and 
IBM’s Microdrive. Every supported card we fed it mounted on our 
desktop and launched OSX’s Image Capture when appropriate. 

Our only gripe with the Hexa Media Drive is that ifs painfully 
slow-but thafs due mostly to USB and flash memory of all kinds. 
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COMPANY: LaCie 

CONTACT: 503-844-4500, wwwJacle.com 
PRICE; $59.95 (SRP) 



REQUIREMENTS: Mac with USB port 
Mac OS 8.6 -9x or 1 0.1 .2 or later 



GOOD NEWS: Supports six different media 
types. Bus-powered. Palindromic SRP! 

BAD NEWS: S-L-O-W. 



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IPOD-FOR-WINDOWS UTILITY 

ac addicts stuck on Wlntel PCs 
at work or school rejoiced 
when Apple unveiled the Windows- 
compatible iPod— until they found out 
you can’t use a lone iPod on both Mac 
and Windows systems. 

Plan B comes from Mediafour; 

XPlay turns your iPod into a true double 
agent, capable of philandering with every 
Windows box in town and still playing nicey-nice with your Mac at 
home, though like any iPod It can only autosync with one computer, be 
it a Mac or a PC. XPlay lets Windows recognize your Mac-formatted iPod 
as a RreWire drive or as the MP3 player of its dreams via Windows 
Media Player. Obviously, there’s no iTunes for Windows, but XPlay gives 
you direct access to your various music and contacts directories so you 
can easily manage the files within.— /V/7co Coucouvanis 



Why endure Windows 
atone when you can bring 
along your iPod? 



COMPANY: Mediafour 
CONTACT; 515-225-7409, 
www.mediafour.com 
PRICE; $29.95 (SRP) 



REQUIREMENTS; iPod. Windows PC 
with certified IEEE 1394 (RreWire) port 
Windows 98SE, ME. XR or 2000 



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Mercury Pro 
FiteWite DVD-RW 

FIREWIRE DRIVE 

W e love the idea of burning digital video 
onto DVD disks, but if you can’t spring 
fora new Mac with Apple’s DVD-burning 
SuperDrive, OWC’s Mercury Pro external 
RreWire burner provides the same 
functionality».almost. 

The good news is that the Mercury 
incorporates Pioneer’s DVR-104, the very same 
drive mechanism that Apple passes off as its 
SuperDrive. And while a handful of other 
companies (such as Formac) sell Pioneer’s 
mechanism in their own casing, the Mercury’s 
sub-$400 price tag makes it one of the 
cheapest external superdrives. 

Now the bad news: You still can’t create 




The Mercury Pro has the heart of a SuperDrive, 
but not the brainy software. 



backup tool, since the disks hold about 4.3GB 
of data— as opposed to a CD’s measly 700MB. 
A jack of all trades, the Mercury can bum 
regular music and data CDs as well (CD-Rs bum 
at 8X speeds, CD-RWs at 4X). 

But this drive is really about burning 
DVDs, and as long as you can bring your own 
authoring software to the party, it’s currently 
the best value around for teaching an old Mac 
some cool new tricks.— Helmut Kobler 



your own interactive DVDs 
unless you spend another 
$999 on Apple’s high-end 
DVD Studio Pro 1.5 
software, which lets you 
author the interactive buttons, menus, and 
custom code that make DVDs do their thing 
(sadly, Apple’s other DVD-authoring program— 
the free, fun iDVD— is available with and 
supports only SuperDrive-equipped Macs). 

Besides burning (and playingj standard 
DVD movies, the Mercury can bum everyday 
Mac data to DVD-Rs or DVD-RWs using the 
included CharisMac Discribe 5.0 software for 
Mac OS 9 and OS X. This gives you a great 



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COrmCT; 800-275-4576, 
www.otherworldcomputing.com 
PRICE: $399.97 (SRP) 



REQUIREMENTS: RreWtre-equipped Mac. 
Mac OS 8.6-9X or 10,1 or later 



GOOD NEWS; Low price. Ships with 5 blank DVD-Rs 
and 25 CD-Rs. Audio-out jacks tor home-stereo playback. 
BAD NEWS: Poor documentation. Drive’s enclosure 
is a tad bland. 



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light photos come out a little noisy, this is 
typical of a 2-megapixel camera. The load time 
between shots is a bit long, however, even for 
a budget camera. 

Despite its problems, the PDR-TIO is 
fashionably fun, portable, and easy to use. If 
you’re interested in anything more than simple 
snapshots, however, you may want to pass- 
hard as It is to say no to such a pretty face. 
—Leslie Osborn 



Toshiba PDR-TIO 



2-MEGAPIXEL DIGITAL CAMERA 



W ith its groovy 1960s-style faceplates and 
an incurably kawaii (that means cute) 
Japanese form, we were excited to see if the 
Toshiba PDR-TlO’s performance would live up 
to its good looks. If s a spunky little camera, 
but in the end, form and funkiness trump Its 
basic functionality. 

The interchangeable faceplates are 
definitely cool. Toshiba gives you two, and you 

Form and funkiness trump 
its basic functionality. 

can buy up to eight others (available in packs 
of four)— all nattily designed, although 
personally we would pass on the zebra skin. 
On Its backside, theTlO sports an innovative 
and easy-to-use touchscreen menu system, 
the first we’ve seen on a camera; its operation 



requires only a finger or the 
supplied stylus, which 
hangs from the camera 
strap. Anyone with a basic 
grasp of iconography will 
find the touchscreen’s 
menu interface intuitive. 

TheTlO most notably 
lacks a manual viewfinder- 
bad news since bright sunlight completely 
washes out the LCD, making outdoor 
photography a largely push-and-pray affair. 
Also, while the camera’s shooting options are 
sufficient for basic snapshots, it has little in 
the way of advanced features— for instance, it 
lacks even a tripod screw. 

The TlO’s photo quality isn’t pro level, but 
if s fine for casual use; the flash and white- 
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COMPANY: Toshiba America 


REQUIREMENTS: USB-equipped 


GOOD NEWS: Wee. Fun. Hip. Near-perfect menu 


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THE EJEa BUTTON 

Does Jaguar include any new ways to 
eject a CD from the drive? 

jaguar brings you a Menu Extra that gives you 
access to your Mac's internal optical drives 
right from the menu bar. Go to the System > 
Library > CoreServices > Menu Extras folder 
and double-click the Ejectmenu item, which 
installs an eject icon in your menu bar. This 
shortcut works only on internal drives and 
won't control your external USB and RreWire 
drives. By the way, if you install a second 
optical drive in your new Power Mac 64, you 
can control that drive by holding down 
Option-eject on your keyboard. 




Eject a CD from your Mac OS X menu bar. 



RESTORATION HARDWARE 

Why can't I boot up from the restore 
disk that came with my computer? 

You used to be able to boot up your Mac 
from a restore CD to restore all the software 
that originally came with your computer. 

Not anymore. Apple has 
recently changed the way 
you restore software. Rrst, 
you must perform a clean 
install of Mac OS X. If you're 
a Mac OS X user, upgrade 
to version 10.2 Oaguar) to 
get the Clean Install feature. 

Next, install the Restore 
application from the first 
restore CD and run that 
application. It will prompt 
you for the subsequent 
restore CDs and reinstall 
your software. Is this a 
better method? Only time 
will tell. 

EXECUTE YOUR FILES 

How do you make executable 
files in Mac OS X? 

An executable file is one that your computer 
runs like programming code. Many shell 
scripts must be executable to run. In 
Terminal, you can use the chmod tool 
with the -X switch to make a file executable. 
For example, the following line makes a 
file called backup.command executable: 

chmod “X backup.command 

Use the Is -I command to confirm that 
the executable property has been 
set. The Is command should show an 
X in the permissions to the left of the 
file's name. 



ICONOCUST 

How do I keep my desktop icons 
from organizing themselves in neat, 
little rows? 

You have the right to an anarchic desktop. In 
Mac OS 9, choose View Options from the 



View menu and set Icon Arrangement to 
None. In Mac OS X, choose Show View 
Options from the View menu and make sure 
Snap To Grid is unchecked. 

CABLE SELECT 

Why do some Power Macs require 
that you set their internal drives to 
Cable Select? 

All Apple computers ship with IDE optical and 
hard-disk drives, also referred to as ATA 
drives. An IDE bus can connect to only two 
devices, distinguished by master and slave 
designations. You set up this configuration 
via special jumpers on the drives themselves. 
This system is simple but not perfect. If you 
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Can I use Terminal to automate a system backup? 

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a directory's contents and maintains a file's resource fork, which 
contains programming information such as 
formatting codes, Here's the command line for 
backing up your Microsoft User Data folder 
(which contains Entourage or Outlook Express 
email) to a second hard disk: 



ON THE 

DISC 



Cronnix 1.5.1 



ditto -V -rsrc ^/Docum8nta/"Mlcrosoft User 
DataV^Office X Identities” /Volumes/”Other 
HDVEMAILJACKUP 

This copies the contents of the Microsoft User Data folder to a folder 
called EMAIL_BACKUP on the drive named Other HD. Paste this 
command into a blank TextEdit document and name the file 
emailbackup.command or any other name with a .command suffix. 
This makes the document executable (see “Execute Your Rles 
above, for more information). You can now execute this file with a 
Cron utility like Koch und Schmidt Systemtechnik’s Cronnix (free, 
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HOW TO 59 



addressed this issue in its newest 
Power Mac G4s (the dual 867MHz, 
IGHz, and 1.25GHz Mirrored Door 
models released in August 2002) 
with an IDE cabling method called 
Cable Select. You simply set the 
drives to Cable Select, and your Mac 
decides whether they should be 
masters or slaves. All current IDE 
drives have a Cable Select jumper 
setting, and all G4 Mirrored Door 
models have drives set this way. 

THE ALL-SEEING LS 
COMMAND 

What is the Terminal command 
for viewing a list of files? 

Type Is in the Terminal window to see 
a list of a directory’s contents. For 
more-detailed information, such as 
the name of the file’s owner and the 
permissions information, use the 
long-format switch by typing Is ^1 in 
Terminal. Typing Is -al lists all files— 
even hidden ones—in a directory. 

THE SAFE HOUSE 

What is the safest place to store 
computer equipment? 

Store your equipment in a climate- 
controlled location, since extreme 
temperatures and humidity are the 
two biggest threats to your Mac’s 
well-being. Apple provides storage 
temperature and humidity 
requirements for every Mac 
model in the Apple Spec 
Database (www.Info 
.apple.com/support 
/applespec.html). For 
example, a slot-loading 
iMac requires a 
temperature between 
-104°Fandll7°Fwitha 
noncondensing humidity 
of 5 to 95 percent. 



computer sluggish, you can disable It. 
Take a quick trip to Terminal and type 
the following command: 

defaults write com.apple.finder 
AnimateWindowZDom -bool false 

Restart your Mac or log out and log 
back in to see the changes. You can 
turn window zooming back on by 
typing this command: 

defaults write com.apple.finder 
AnImateWindowZoom -bool true 

SOFTWARE BASE 
STATION IN X 

How do I set up a software AirPort 
Base Station in Mac OS X? 

With jaguar, you don’t need a $299 
AirPort Base Station. Setting up a 
software Base Station allows any Mac 
with an AirPort card to act as a Base 
Station and provide Internet access to 
other Airport-enabled Macs. In Mac OS 
9, go to AirPort in the Apple Menu and 
click the Software Base Station button. 
In Mac OS 10.0 and 10.1, Apple 
removed this feature. In Jaguar, it’s 
back. Connect one Mac to the Internet 
via Ethernet or modem, and then start 
Internet sharing via the Internet tab in 
the Sharing system preference. Next, 
set the other Macs to use AirPort in the 
TCP/IP control panel and configure 
them using DHCP. 




60 Manage Your Money with Excel 

If you’re having one of those “Where did all my money 
go?” moments, this little exercise in creating a budget 
report will reveal the (potentially painful) answer to that 
burning question. A latte a day keeps the savings away... 




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ZOOMING 



How do you disable window 
zooming in Jaguar? 

jaguar marks the return of zooming 
windows: Double-clicking a folder icon 
triggers an animation in which the 
window enlarges to reveal its contents. 
Window zooming is far subtler than 
the Genie Effect, but it’s there. If you 
find it distracting or if it makes your 



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HOWTO 

manage your money with Excel 




CALCULATOR 



AUTOSUM 



TOOLBAR 



FORMULA 

BAR 



ROWS 



CELL 



Strapped for cash? 
Rather than hire a 
pricey financial 
advisor, plot your 
expenses in a 
spreadsheet so you 
can see exactly 
where your 
compulsive 
spending habits lie. 



Manage Your Money with Excel 

by Kris Fong 



WHAT YOU NEED 

• Microsoft Excel, any version ($399 
individually, $499 for the Office suite, 
www.microsoft.com/mac) 

H ey, big spender— It’s that one-two-sucker-punch-to-the- 

pocketbook time ofyear where you can pretty much kiss your 
assets goodbye. On the one hand, you’ve got December’s 
holiday gift-buying obligations creeping around the comer; on the 
other, January’s joyous anticipation of Steve Jobs’s “One more thing...” 
Should you selflessly lavish gifts on friends and family, or squander an 
entire paycheck or two for your own benefit? Generous. Greedy. 
Humane. Human. Wait— why choose? You can have the best of both 
worlds if you budget your finances with the help of a spreadsheet. 



While we can’t tell you specifically that you, say, need to cut down 
on your Starbucks spending sprees, we can show you howto create 
a simple but dynamic Excel spreadsheet that will display your yearly 
income and expenses, month by month, and automatically calculate 
your finances by month and by year to date. Use it diligently, and it 
can help you figure out where to cut back. 

You can apply the same steps to an AppleWorks spreadsheet, 
though there are some differences (see “AppleWorks: The Budget App 
for the Budget Conscious,” p62, for the workarounds). Even if you 
don’t want to manage your money, you can use this information to get 
familiar with spreadsheet basics, and then tuck this knowledge in your 
back pocket should you ever need to generate a spreadsheet report. 




1 Title Your Report Launch Excel 

and open a blank spreadsheet, a document 
made up of cells (boxes) referenced by a 
column letter and row number (Al, F18, JV16, 
and so on). Name your budget report by clicking 
cell Al and typing a title. To change the title font, 
highlight the text, click the Font disclosure triangle in 
the Formatting Palette (select Formatting Palette from 
the View menu if it’s not displayed), and select a new 
font from the Name drop-down menu. Change the 
font size by selecting a number from the Size drop- 
down menu or by typing a number in the Size field. 
Press Return and save the spreadsheet with an 
appropriate title. 



ExctI File Edit View Insert Format Tools Data Window Help 

1 ^ Q y ^ cb fc - . -| I - 




Use the Formatting 
Palette to change the 
appearance of text 
(such as its font, 
color, and alignment) 
in a cell, row, 
or column. 



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HOW TO 51 



2 Add the Months Create a header of months, one 
month per column, across one row. Since column A will 
ultimately display a list of income and expense categories, 
start with column B.Type 1 in B2 and click the green 
checkmark in the Formula Bar. From the Format menu, select Cells. In 
the dialog that appears, click the Number tab and select Custom 
from the Category list. In the Type field, type mmm, then click OK— 
“1” will automatically become “Jan.” Edit the date in the Formula Bar 
to read 1/1/2002. Highlight the row of cells from B2 to M2, and from 
the Edit menu, select Rll, then Series. In the dialog that appears, 
select Rows, Date, and Month, and click OK. In cell N2, type Year End 
Total. To make the text fit, click the letter N at the top of the column. 
From the Format menu, select Column, then AutoFit Selection. 




Rather than type 
in months 
manually, let 
Excel’s formatting 
feature create the 
months for you. 



3 Doll Up the Row Since your report is mostly 
numbers, edit the appearance of certain cells to make 
their information stand out. To call attention to the row 
of months, click the number2 at the far-left side of row 
2 to highlight the entire row (this lets you edit all selected cells at 
once). In the Formatting Palette’s Font panel, choose a bold font 
and size, then click the Font Color swatch and choose a bright 
color from the palette. Click the Text Alignment disclosure triangle 
to open this panel, then click the align-center button next to 
Horizontal. Click the Borders And Shading disclosure triangle. In 
the Shading 
pane, click the 
Color swatch and 
choose black. 



To center text 
within a cell, 
click the align- 
center button in 
the Formatting 
Palette. 




4 List Your Cash Flow 

items In column A, list your 
income sources, fixed expenses (the 
one-payment-a-month stuff, like rent 
and utilities), and variable expenses (the garbage 
pit of your spending habits, like groceries, gas, 
and pet psychiatry bills). Click cell A3, type 
INCOME, and press Return to jump down one cell 
to the next row (A4). Type Paycheck (Net) (or the 
like) and press Return. List other sources of 
income in subsequent rows. Type TOTAL INCOME: 
as the last entry of the Income section. Skip a 
row, then type CASH WITHDRAWALS. Skip a row, 
type FIXED EXPENSES, press Return, and list these 
items in separate rows, ending with TOTAL FIXED: 
in the last row. Skip a row, type VARIABLE 
EXPENSES, press Return, list your spending-habit 
categories, and end with TOTAL VARIABLE:. Skip a 
row, then type MONTHLY TOTAL:. 



List your income and expense sources— 
the more categories you supply, the 
easier it is to see where your dollars go. 





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1 


1 SET THE R 




3 


INCOME 


4 


Paydiack (Net) 


5 


Freeience 


6 


Other Income 


7 


TOTAL INCOME: 


8 




9 


CASH WITHDRAWALS 


10 




11 


FIXED EXPENSES 


l2 


Rent 


13 


PQ&E 


14 


H20 


15 


Qarbage 


16^ 


Phone 


17 


Cell Phone 


18 


Cable TV 


19 


Cable Internet 


20 


Car Insurance 


21 


Health Insurance 


22 


TOTAL nXED: 


23 




24 


VARIABLE EXPENSES 


25 


Qroceries 


26 


Oas 


27 


Dinners Out | 


28 


Movie Tlx 


29 


Club Fun 


30 


Clothes 


31 


Pet Stuff 


32 


Car Maintenance 


33" 


Office Supplies 


34 


Salon Visits 


35 


Sundries & Stuff 


36 


Miscellaneous 


37 


TOTAL VARIABLE t 


TT 




39 


MONTHLY TOTAL: 







Apply AutoFIt and Make Over the Text 

The contents of your list is spilling over Into column B. To resize the 
column to fit the lengthiest text entry, click and drag cell A3 down to 
Monthly Total. From the Format menu, select Column, then AutoRt 
Selection to change the width. Change the column’s font and size to match your 
month header text. For the Income, Cash Withdrawals, Rxed Expenses, and 
Variable Expenses cells, click each cell and change the font and shading color to 
add emphasis. Change the font color of each section’s Total cell, and finally 
change the Monthly Total cell’s font color, size, and shading to make it really 
stand out. 



Make section 
headers stand 
out by adding a 
color shading 
to these cells. 





6 Format the Cash Cells 

To format cells to display currency, click cell B4, 
labeled Paycheck (Net), and drag the cursor down 
all rows and across all months and the Year End 
column to highlight them. From the Format menu, select 
Cells. In the Format Cells dialog, click the Number tab, select 
Currency from the Category list, enter 2 in the Decimal Places 
field, and select the dollar sign ($) from the Currency Symbol 
pop-up menu. Then choose how you want Negative Numbers 
to display (we chose red numbers between parentheses). 



Click OK. 



If you format cells to 
display currency, you 
can simply type 1245 
and Excel will format 
it to display $1,245.00. 




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V manage your money with Excel 



7 G©t Totdl AttOntiOn with the cells still highlighted, 
click the align-right button (next to Horizontal) in the Text 
Alignment panel to make the decimal points align vertically, and 
change the font to a nonbold font. To call attention to each row 
displaying totals, hold down the Command key, and then click and drag 
across every row with Total in its name, as well as the Cash Withdrawals 
row, from January to Year End Total. Then change the font to a boldface 
one. For the Monthly Total row, pump up the font size. In the Year End 
Total column (N), click 
the N to select the entire 
column, and change 
the font and size to 
match that of your 
Monthly Total row. 



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8 Do the Math Hate number crunching? Set Excel 
to calculate section subtotals, monthly totals, and year- 
end totals automatically so you don’t have to. Click 
January’s Total Income cell, then click the autosum tool 
in the toolbar (the Greek sigma). Click and drag over every income 
source cell for January (the formula displays in the formula bar), 
then click the checkmark ($0.00 displays in the cell, since you 
haven’t entered figures yet). To apply this formula to the other 
months, highlight the Total Income row across all months to Year 
End Total. From the Edit menu, select Rll, then Right. Repeat with 
the Total Rxed and Total Variable rows, using their respective cells. 






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Excel crunch 
numbers in 
selected cells 
all on its own. 



9 Finish the Formulas For the monthly totals, click 

January’s Monthly Total cell, click the autosum tool, and then click 
January’s Total Income, Cash Withdrawals, Total Rxed, and Total 
Variable cells, one by one, to build the formula. Click the checkmark. 

Then highlight the Monthly Total row across all months to Year End Total; from 
the Edit menu, select Rll, then Right. For the Year End Total column, click cell N4 
(the Paycheck Year End TotaO, click the autosum tool, click and drag from cell 
B4 to M4 ^our paycheck amount for all months), and click the checkmark. 

Highlight column N from cell N4 down to your Monthly Total row; from the Edit 
menu, select Rll, then Down. In column N, clear the formula from cells in spacer 
rows (those that don’t include any income or expense data). Save your file. 

Tally individual celts by selecting the autosum tool and then 
clicking each cell to add it to the formula. 



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AppleWorks: The Budget App 
for the Budget Conscious 



Excel may be the standard in the workplace, but at $399 for the 
single app alone, we’d rather buy Apple’s cheap yet nifty alternative, 
AppleWorks ($79 orfree with an iMac or iBook, www.apple.com), and use 
the money we saved to splurge on a 5GB iPod. If you’ve got AppleWorks, 
you can apply our Excel instructions to an AppleWorks spreadsheet 
Launch AppleWorks and click Spreadsheet from the Starting Points 
dialog. The app opens a blank spreadsheet and interface that’s almost 
Identical to Excel’s. If you want to build the same type of budget report 
you created in Excel, here 
are a few workarounds 
for the differences you 
may encounter. 



AppleWorks’ spreadsheet app does most of what Excel does 
for less than one-fifth the price. 



ENTERING MONTHS To create the months header, type it in 
manually. Click cell B2, type Jan, press Tab. type Feb, and so forth, 
until you finish with Year End Total in column N. 



DOLLING UP TEXT Instead of putting the tools for changing fonts, 
sizes, text color, and alignment in a Formatting Palette, AppleWorks 
throws them into the Format menu. 



ADDING COLOR TO 
CELLS If you want to 
change a cell’s fill color, 
open the Accents window, 
click Rll, and choose a color 
from the palette. You can 
also change text color here. 



Use the Accents window (from the 
Window menu, select Show Accents) 
to change a cell’s fill or text color. 



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HOW TO 53 



^ Freeze the View Because data for the latter 

■ ■ months of the year are so many columns away from your 

I M ■ income and expense column, it*s difficult to view both 
■ without having to scroll back and forth to plug in figures. To 

combat this, freeze the panes. To make your income and expense list and your 
months header stay put while you scroll through data, click cell B3. From the 
Window menu, select Freeze Panes. (To unfreeze the column and rows, click 
cell B3 and select Unfreeze Panes from the Window menu.) 




Eliminate 
constant window 
scrolling by 
freezing panes. 



Roil In the Dough Time to plug in 
the numbers. Go through your list of income and 
expenses and type in the appropriate figures. 

For all income, type in your figures normally— for 
example, type ISOOto represent $1,500.00 or 3540.6S to 
represent $3,540.68. For expenses and cash withdrawals, type 
a minus (-) sign preceding all figures. For example, we typed 
-63.62 for our October PG8iE bill; Excel converted the cell to 
display ($63.62) in red, meaning this figure was negative cash. 
Notice that your spreadsheet dynamically recalculates your 
totals as you plugin numbers. 



Type a minus sign before 
each expenditure or cash 
withdrawal; otherwise, Excel 
will read your erroneous entry 
as positive cash flow. 



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most of you gas up your car and make Twinkle runs more than 
once a month. Though you have single cells for Gas and 
Groceries entries, you can enter multiple receipts within them 
even if youVe previously put in a figure. To add an additional receipt for, say, 

Octobers Groceries expense, click the cell, then click the calculator tool in the 
formula bar; the current figure displays in the calculator screen. Add the new 
receipt by clicking the plus (+) sign in the Calculator, typing the figure preceded 
by a minus sign, and clicking OK. Your new figure displays in the cell; to view a 
breakdown of individual expense entries for an item, click its cell and view the 
info in the formula bar. Rnally, select Save As from the File menu and rename the 
sheet with 2002 in its title (use your original file as a template). Now comes the 
tough part— figuring out where to cut back. 

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RESIZING COLUMNS AppleWorks features two commands— 
Autosize Columns and Autosize Rows— that work the same as Excel’s 
AutoFit feature. Rnd these in the Format menu. 



FORMATTING CELLS FOR CURRENCY Select the targeted cells and 
choose Number from the Format menu. In the Options dialog, choose 
Currency from the Numbers drop-down menu, and select your number 



display preferences. 

CREATING SUBTOTAL 
FORMULAS AppleWorks 
features an autosum tool 
similar to ExceTs, but it 
works a bit differently. 
When creating the formula 
for each section subtotal- 
say, Total Income— first 
click and drag over all 
mcome source cells, 





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including the Total Income Add individual cells to build an 
cell, and then click the accounting formula by merely 

autosum tool to add the clicking them. 



formula. To apply the formula to other cells, highlight the targeted 
bunch; from the Calculate menu, select Rll Right (or Rll Down). 



CONFIGURING MONTHLY TOTALS For Monthly Total, you need to 
enter the formula partly manually. Click January’s Monthly Total cell 
and type -SUM( i n the entry bar. Then click the Total Income, Cash 
Withdrawals, Total Rxed, and Total Variable cells in January’s column 
(the app automatically inserts a plus sign in the formula). Type^ in the 
entry bar to end the formula, and press Return to add it. Then highlight 
the entire row, and select Rll Right from the Calculate menu. 

MAKING MULTIPLE ENTRIES To add another receipt to, say, 
February’s Groceries cell, click the cell. Then type an equal (=) sign in 
the entry bar before the current figure; type a plus sign after the figure; 
type in the new expense, preceded by a minus sign; and press Return 
to calculate the new total. 



Though 
AppleWorks 
lacks the cool 
Calculator tool, 
you can calculate 
multiple figures in 
one cell by typing 
a simple formula. 



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^ > V create an animated holiday e-card 




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Animated Holiday E-Card 

by Chris Florio ^ 



WHAT YOU NEED 

• Macromedia Flash — or trial version 
($499, www.macromedia.com) 

• An audio file or mic 
(built-in or external) 

•An audio-recording app (optional) 

ou say if s your birthday Of s my birthday, too, 
yeah), or your anniversary, or Valentine's day— so 
what do you do? You park your butt in front of 
your Mac to see what animated e-card curiosities found 
their way into your email box. After subjecting your eyes 
to quirky characters who dance the robot to circus-style 
computer tunes and then mouth ridiculous sentiments 
rivaling bad kung-fu movie overdubs, you start thinking, 
“I can make a better card than that.” So do it— if s not 
that difficult and it won't cost you a penny. 

To celebrate the holidays, we show you how to use 
Macromedia Rash to design and 
send your own e-card, complete 
with music and animation— feel 
free to copy our design or apply 
our instruction to your own 
creative brain bursts. 



ON THE 

V DISC 

Rash MX trial, MacMdict 
E-Card Tutorial, Sound 
Studio Z0.4 





Don’t worry about drawing 
a perfect stage-filling 
rectangle— you can make 
it fit precisely afterward in 
the properties window. 




1 Create a Background Launch Rash. In the Timeline, click the 
keyframe (a tiny circle) in frame 1 of Layer 1. From the toolbar, select the 
rectangle tool. In the properties window, click the stroke color swatch and 
select the no-stroke swatch. Then click the fill color swatch and select any 
color from the palette for your background (we chose dark blue, 000033). Click and 
drag the cursor on the stage to create a full-screen rectangle. Then align the rectangle 
and make it fill the entire 



screen by selecting all 
(Command-A) and entering 
the following numbers in 
the corresponding fields of 
the properties window: 
W=550, H=400,X=0,Y=0. 
Name the layer by double- 
clicking Layer 1 In the 
Timeline and typing 
Background, and then 
save your file. 



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2 Add Sweet Nothings To add a greeting, insert 
a new layer by clicking the insert-layer icon in the Timeline. 
Name this layer Text, Select the text tool from the toolbar; the 
properties window displays the text options. In the upper-left 
drop-down menu, select Static Text. From the drop-down menu to its right, 
select a font. To its right, enter a number to change the font size, and to 
the right of that, click the text (fill) color swatch and choose a color. Then 
click anywhere on the stage and type a brief greeting, like Happy Holidaze. 
If you want to boldface the text, stylize it, or Martha Stewart it in any other 
way, highlight your greeting and modify the appropriate settings in the 
properties window. Use the arrow tool to move the text into place. 



lype a short 
greeting, and 
then move It 
to the perfect 
spot on the 
stage with the 
arrow tool. 



5 Gimme Some Lip To make your 

character speak or sing, create a mouth 
graphic in a separate layer and then turn it into 
an animation loop. Insert a new layer at the top 
of the Timeline and type the name Mouth, Click frame 50 
of that layer and, from the Insert menu, select Keyframe. 
Then select New Symbol from the Insert menu. In the 
dialog, type Mouth again for the Name, choose Graphic 
as the Behavior, and click OK. YouTl be presented with a 
new Timeline for the Mouth symbol. Click frame 1 and 
use the pen or pencil tool to draw the same closed mouth 
you made when you drew your character. 

Create New Symbot 

Name; Mouth 
Behavior. Q Movie Clip 

O Button 

0 Graphic f Advanced ) 

To make a character appear to speak or sing, create 
a three-frame animated symbol for the mouth. 



6 Make it Talk Click frame 2 and, from the Insert 
menu, select Blank Keyframe. Click the onionskin icon 
in the Timeline to see your closed-mouth drawing 
from frame 1 as a semitransparency. Now draw a 
slightly open mouth directly over the semitransparent one. 

Then add a keyframe in frame 3 and draw a wide-open mouth. 
Click the onionskin icon again to turn it off, and then click Scene 
1 under the Timeline to return to the original Timeline. To add 
the Mouth animation symbol to your e-card. Shift-click frame 55 
of each layer and select Keyframe from the Insert menu. Then 
click frame 50 in the Mouth layer and select Library from the 
Window menu. Drag the Mouth icon from the Library onto your 
character’s mouth onstage. If you need to resize it, select the 
free-transform tool and adjust the bounding box to scale the 
mouth for the face. Press Return to check your work. 



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drag the symbol 
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4 Add Character Depending on your artistic skills, you can either 
draw your compulsory cutie with the pen tool, which uses Bezier curves to 
help you form precise shapes, or select Smooth from the Options pop-up 
menu and use the pencil tool to draw freehand. Insert a new layer, give it 
the name of a character, click frame 50 of its layer, select your tool of choice, change 
color and stroke size in the properties window, and sketch your character with a 
small, closed mouth. If you’re in a hurry, draw a simple happy face. To color in your 
character, select the paint-bucket tool, click the fill color swatch in the properties 
window, select a color from the palette, and click inside an area to fill it with color. 
When you’re finished, copy 
your character (Command-C), 
click frame 1 of its layer, and 
select Paste In Place from the 
Edit menu to make the 
character span frames 1 
through 50. 

Add color to your 
character by filling 
in sections with the 
paint-bucket tool. 




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greeting by making the text slide into place from the 
right. Select the Background layer, click frame 50, 
and, from the Insert menu, select Keyframe to add a 
keyframe. Then select the Text layer and use the arrow tool to 
move your greeting to the desired final position. Click frame 
50 in the Text layer; from the Insert menu, select Keyframe. 
Then click frame 1 and use the arrow tool to Shift-click the 
text on its left side and drag it completely offscreen to the 
right. Drop the text with the cursor offstage but still in the 
workspace window, or the text will bounce back. Click frame 1 
again and, in the properties window, select Motion from the 
Tween pop-up menu. Press Return to eyeball your handiwork. 



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Grab your text greeting from the far left and drop it 
offstage but with the cursor still in the window, or the text 
will bounce back. 



December 2002 MacAidict 65 





LL A HOW TO 

V create an animated holiday e-card 



7 Add Your Two Conts personalize your card 
even further by adding a personal greeting in your own 
voice. To record a greeting, use a mic (built-in or external) 
with a sound-recording app, such as AudioXorSound 
Studio (on the Disc), orthe Mac’s Sound control panel (in OS 9). 
Launch your sound app or control panel, click the Record button, 
and speak or sing whatever comes to mind, keeping it relatively 
short Oess than 30 seconds is good). If you want to use a preexisting 
sound or music file, use your sound-recording app to edit the piece 
to under 30 seconds. Save the recording or edited sound file in AIF, 
WAV, or MP3 format. 




We used Sound Studio to record our voice and create a personal 
greeting for the e-card. 



8 Bring In da Noise To add the sound, in 
Flash, select Import from the Rle menu. In the dialog, 
navigate to and select your sound file, then click OK to 
store it in the Library. Insert a new layer and type in the 
name Sound. Click frame 50 of the Sound layer, add a keyframe, 
and then select your sound from the Sound pop-up menu in the 
properties window. From the Sync pop-up menu, choose Stream. 
The audio waveform for your greeting appears in the Sound layer 
in the Timeline. 




HRPPV HOLIDRZE 




Sync your vocal 
greeting with the 
mouth animation’s 
first frame by 
creating a 
keyframe for the 
sound at frame 
50 and selecting 
the sound in 
the properties 
window. 



9 Tie Up Loose Ends To make your e-card animation end 
close to when the sound file ends, insert extra frames in all layers 
except for the Sound layer. Flash’s default frame rate is 12 frames 
per second, so add 12 frames for every second of sound beyond 
frame 50. For example, if your sound is 10 seconds long, add 120 frames to 
the Background, Text, character, and Mouth layers by Shift-clicking all layers 
on frame 170 (50 plus 120) and choosing Frame from the Insert menu to add 
frames. To view the length of your sound file, click the Sound layer’s frame 
50 and view the time in seconds in the properties window. From the Control 
menu, select Rewind and then press the Return key to watch and hear your 
character jabber on. 



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and ended our e-card movie at frame 194 (50 plus 144). 



E-Cards for Everyone 

Not everyone has a broadband Internet connection, and if you’re looking 
to create e-cards that perform well with both DSL dashers and dial-up 
poke-alongs, you’ll want to read up on how to create ActionScripts In 
Flash before you publish your e-card. If you’re feeling ambitious, find our 
advanced addendum in the MacAddict E-Card Tutorial in the From The Print 
Side folder on the Disc; this shows how to script an e-card with stellar 
performance on all connections. 



Present Your Card to complete 

■ ■ the e-card, select Publish from the File 

I ■ m menu. Using the default settings. Rash 
I exports your creation into a Shockwave 

Rash (S\Nf) file and creates an HTML page with your movie 
embedded in it. To publish the e-card on your Web site, upload 
both of those files to your server with any FTP software and 
email the HTML page hyperlink to your recipients (don’t forget 
to tell them they’ll need Macromedia’s Rash Player to view it). 
If you’re not happy with the default compression settings, 
select Export Movie from the Rle menu and tweak the settings 
to your liking. To send the e-card via email, attach the SWF file 
and dispatch it to play in all of its glory. 




Flash crunches 
audio files into 
teeny 16-Kbps 
MP3 files as a 
Publish default; 
select Export 
Movie if you 
want to change 
these settings. 



Multimedia Mac maven Chris Rorio (wwwxhrisflorio.com) Is the 
director of IDV Media and Passion Records in Boston. 



66 MacAddict December 2002 





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My iPod saved the day here at 
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Tm the maintenance manager. 
The PC that plays the in-store 
music (from MP3 files) was down 
one day. I had previously ripped 
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101 TIME-SAVERS 

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would have taken me months to 
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We live to serve.— /Wax 

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World Computing because 
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My astute wife noticed, as she 
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With the release of Mac OS 10.2 and the 
G4 towers: The Next Generation, Apple has 
made it even more difficult to “live” in its 
Sumerianesque operating system, Mac OS 
9. I’ve been hearing a lot of complaining- 
limp, pathetic whining about the impending 
and inevitable extinction of OS 9: The 
Original Operating System. Resistance is 
futile. Evolve or be replaced! “There’s no 
option to boot into it,” you say. “We can’t 
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you moan. “Me wants my preciousssss OS 
9— it’s mine!” you snarl. What is wrong with 
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still be rolling 20-sided dice! 

Yes, Apple has retained the senile 
operating system formerly known as OS 9, 
under the appropriately ineffectual moniker 
of Classic. Yes, it’s next to impossible 
to get the crotchety old system to boot 
on your new G4. Yes, yes, yes. So what? 
These circumstances, I believe, represent 




Apple’s righteous gauntlet, thrown down in 
challenge to all you Mac dinosaurs: Excrete 
or get off the pot. There is no OS 9 any 
more— deal with it. 

What’s that awful noise? It’s the welcome 
death rattle of the old tyrant 9, mingling 
with a chorus of whining, emanating from 
evil alternative-universe Hobbit holes 
everywhere. Silence, denizens of Dorkdom! 

Oh, and another thing that’s been 
bothering me: paper money. Can’t we 
just get over this obviously outdated 
attachment to ye olde tymes? Use a 
credit card, for pete’s sake! Not only can 
you purchase anything you want, you 
can also simultaneously earn flight miles 
for those times when your travel plans 
take you outside the range of your 
horseless carriage. 



INSIGHT Apple Engineering 



HOW WE 
DIBIT 

A S you probably 
know, all new Macs 
introduced after January 
2003 will be unable to 
boot in Mac OS 9. What 
you may not know is that 
this limitation of options 
wasn’t an easy technical 
feat for us wizards of 
Cupertino to pull off. First, 
we had to redisserate 
the confluction of the PowerPC G4’s metatarsal 
pipeline— and that, of course, was not a just simple 
linear tonseration, if you know what we mean (and 
we think you do). Secondly, the cadence of the 
I/O ASIC had to be protonormalized, which was 
challenging in light of the exceptionally top-heavy 
and artensic nature of that ASIC’s propensity to 
gigaclove. We are pleased to announce, of course, 
that the torquensis of its retinoidinally prolensing 
UART remains logarithmically toasty— and we can all 
breathe easier because of that, right? Right. 




INTERN EXILED 
TO AFRICA 




A fter being subjected to two months of incessant sandal-wearing, the 
MacAddict magazine staff has sent its Resident Sandal-Wearer, Cyrus 
Farivar, on an eight-month reassignment in Senegal. 

The magazine staff stated that Farivar ignored repeated requests to wear 
shoes, and in a closed-door meeting last month, the staff decided it would be 
better for everyone if Farivar experienced a native sandal-wearing environment 
for “a taste of his own medicine.” 

“I sat across from him in 
the office, and I just couldn’t 
take being within a 6-foot 
radius of those feet!” said 
Senior Editor Kris Fong, 
waving residual stench from 
her face. “I mean, the rest of 
us wear shoes, what makes 
him so special?” 

Even Max, who recruited 
Farivartothe magazine, has 
since rescinded his decision. 

“I hoped it would all work 
out,” Max said, “but he took 
offensive odor to a whole 
new level. We just couldn’t 
handle gagging anymore.” 



96 MacAldict December 2002 









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