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Briefly: Apple big in Japan

updated 07:20 pm EST, Fri February 29, 2008

RAM for new MacBooks

In brief: Apple ranks 15th in Web traffic in Japan, RAM for new MacBooks, MacBook Pros is available, Freeway 5 beta 3 has been released and Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition debuts ... Apple ranks 15th in Web traffic in Japan according to new statistics release by comScore. Apple garnered 15,633,000 unique visitors in Japan in January. comScore reports "January saw increased visitation to education, career, automotive and real estate sites as many people in Japan focused their Internet activity on planning for the New Year. Several news sites, including,, and, saw significant gains in January, with elections in Osaka, the Sumo wrestling tournament, and the Chinese food scandal being major topics in the news."

RAM for new MacBooks, MacBook Pros available

Trans International has announced the worldwide availability of 1GB and 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC-5300) SO-DIMMs for the newly released Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro (all speeds, screen sizes and colors). The MacBooks and MacBook Pros have two memory expansion sockets for main memory expansion. 2GB and 4GB kits are priced at $50 and $100 respectively.

Freeway 5 beta 3 released

Softpress Systems has released the third public beta of Freeway 5, the award-winning HTML generator. Using a traditional page layout approach, Freeway makes it easy to create dynamic websites without the need to write code. "We're in the final stages of the Freeway 5 development now," Softpress Managing Director Richard Logan said, "As we get closer to launch, we need the help of our users to ensure Freeway 5 is the best it can possibly be." The new release includes many fixes and improvements.

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition

New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue has written a new book on switching to the Mac that claims to "get you past the three major challenges of switching:" transferring your stuff, assembling Mac programs so you can do what you did with Windows, and learning your way around Mac OS X. "When you get right down to it, the job description of every operating system is pretty much the same…In other words, Mac OS X offers roughly the same features as recent versions of Windows. That’s the good news," Pogue says in the first chapter.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Zkatz007

    Joined: Dec 1969


    ok, ok

    if no one else is going to mention Tom Waits, then I will! "I'm big in Japan" is the fist song on Mule Variations. Jeez, people! Get some music in y'all!

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