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View the documentPoll Results: Long in the Tooth
View the documentTools that Never Died: DiskTop and DiskTracker
View the documentA Handheld Surprise: The Handspring Visor
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If you don't yet have a Palm handheld, read on for Travis Butler's review of the Handspring Visor, the Palm OS-based device from the original creators of the PalmPilot. Old software also continues to hold our attention this week, as we consider the implications of last week's poll and look at the elderly DiskTop and DiskTracker, a modern competitor. In the news, we cover eMerge 1.6.2 and pass on an important warning to iBook and PowerBook (FireWire) owners.


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