updated 01:35 pm EST, Fri January 27, 2006
Intel Macs, MacBowl
In brief: Pangea Software announced the release of Otto Matic 3.0 ($20), a new Universal binary version of its popular game.... The new Intel Macs are selling strongly, ahead of Apple's initial expectations.... Apple execs are said to be "thrilled" with the numbers of orders and pre-orders for the new iMac Core Duo and MacBook Pro.... Google's attempt to take on iTunes is "stumbling" in its first few weeks, with users reporting difficulties finding prime time TV content... Amazon is set to offer its own version of a video download service. Options on the table include offering video downloads to customers who are waiting for the arrival of their purchased hard-copy DVD... This year's sixth annual MacBowl bowling fundraiser raised $27,000 in cash and equipment directed at San Francisco's Marshall Elementary School, which serves an at-risk community, and stresses a strong emphasis on science, math, and literacy; funds and equipment raised through the MacBowl event allow students to receive training and access to the lastest and best technologies.