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MailBITS/01-Aug-94

We're in Boston for Macworld Expo this week, which means several things. First, although we are receiving email, replies may be delayed. Secondly, since this is the first time we've created and released an issue completely on the PowerBook 100, there may be some glitches, and in particular, we can't double-check URLs contained in this issue. If they don't work, try stripping off the last item in the URL and navigating in manually the last step of the way. Third, for those who would like to stop by, I'll be participating in a conference discussion on the Internet at 4:00 PM on Tuesday (you need a conference pass to attend), and Tonya and I will both be around the Hayden booth at various times. I'm sure some sort of signing will be scheduled, but don't know any details. [ACE]

Going to Macworld Expo? Don't forget to bring along the latest Newtonware offering by Bill Kearney <wkearney@access.digex.net>, a $5 shareware guide to all the exhibitors on the two show floors. You can view by exhibitor name or booth number, there are checkboxes to record which you've visited, and each entry has a notes field where you can jot your own comments. If you pay for the guide, you will receive an export utility to convert your exhibitor list into Names entries. Look via FTP on <newton.uiowa.edu>. [MHA]

Aladdin Systems reports that they have released a bug fix update to StuffIt Expander and DropStuff with Expander Enhancer (see TidBITS-235 and TidBITS-236). [ACE]

ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/leonardr/Aladdin/DropStuff_with_EE_3.5.1_Installer.hqx
ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/leonardr/Aladdin/StuffIt_Expander_3.5.1_Installer.hqx

The Quadra 660AV has a new lease on life. Apple's announcement to dealers that the Quadra 660AV 8/500/CD model (M2691LL/A) is being replaced with a similar model (M2691LL/B) containing a tray-loading CD-ROM drive, effective today, suggests that the machine will be around for a while longer. (Its cousin, the Quadra 660AV model with 8 MB of memory and a 230 MB hard drive, was converted to the Apple CD300i Plus tray-loading drive a while back.) The Quadra 660AV models cost several hundred dollars less than similarly configured Power Macintosh 6100 models. [MHA]

No Trackpad on the PowerBook 150 according to Apple. Apparently a popular weekly paper publication slipped up and incorrectly stated that the new entry-level notebook computer sports one of the touch-sensitive devices found on the 500-series PowerBook models. In fact, the 150 has the same rolling trackball found on most previous 100-series models. [MHA]