updated 01:10 pm EST, Wed March 7, 2007
Rave iMac review
In brief: The Washington Times has reviewed Apple's 24-inch iMac, Kodak unveiled its EasyShare G610 photo printer dock, and All Forces released a tutorial on email security. Iconkits.com has re-launched its website while releasing four new stock icon collections, and MacSpeech released a ScriptPak for Toast 8. In a rave review of Apple's 24-inch iMac, The Washington Times dubs the largest consumer-oriented desktop system "nearly perfect." "It's taken 25 years or thereabouts from the arrival of my first computer, a Sanyo MBC-1000, but I believe my search for the 'perfect' desktop one is over," the reviewer wrote as he praised the "massive" 24-inch liquid crystal display. The review model featured 2GB of memory, a 500GB hard drive, and a SuperDrive CD/DVD burner. The sound quality of the iMac's built-in speakers is deemed "astonishingly good," and despite its "hefty" price the reviewer insists that "frankly, you get what you pay for."
Kodak ships EasyShare G610
Kodak has begun shipping its EasyShare G610 photo printer dock, enabling users to print high-quality 4x6-inch photos within one minute, according to the company. The prints are both waterproof and laminated to survive a person's entire lifespan, and the dock prints directly from any EasyShare camera while cahring those models with lithium-ion batteries. Kodak's new dock is expected to ship in April for $130.
Kodak also unveiled a new line of NiMH Digital Camera Batteries for those cameras that use disposables, offering AA- and AAA-sized rechargables that keep their power for up to four times longer than other brands, the company claims. The batteries are designed to last through approximately 300,000 shots, and Kodak expects to release packs that include 1-hour and slower value rechargers for $30 and $16, respectively.
Email security tutorial released
All Forces has posted a tutorial on how to send secure emails using Apple Mail's built-in support for encryption and verified signatures. The document covers signing up for a free account at Thawte, a website offering free personal email certificates, as well as requesting a personal email certificate.
The tutorial also discusses why an encrypted message offers a higher degree of security, and reinforces reader confidence by pointing out the signs that a message is in fact encrypted.
Iconkits.com re-launch, MacSpeech
Iconkits.com has re-launched its website and simultaneously released four new stock icon collections. The company also unveiled a new free subscription service enabling users to download numerous stock icons at no cost.... MacSpeech has released a new ScriptPak for Toast Titanium 8 ($10), adding nearly 60 commands to iListen that allow users to do virtually anything in Toast that could they could normally do using the keyboard or menus.