updated 08:05 pm EDT, Tue March 18, 2008
In brief: We have a review of Madden NFL 08, one the best of the Electronic Arts Intel only Mac titles so far, the Fujitsu ScanSnap S300M is now available, MAXPower wireless hardware price drops are in effect, a quarter million users have downloaded bento, and MP3-based swim workouts have been released ... We have posted a review of Madden NFL 08, one the best of the Electronic Arts Intel only Mac titles so far. Madden requires a simple drag-and-drop install. Before you play, you must enter the authentication code, register it on the site, and we recommend you check for updates. Madden NFL 08 has a memorable soundtrack, offering a mix of rock, rap, and R&B tracks. The tracks were not jarring or obtrusive
Fujitsu ScanSnap S300M now available
Fujitsu has announced the general availability of the Fujitsu ScanSnap S300M mobile scanning solution. The ScanSnap S300M is the world's smallest color, duplex ADF (automatic document feeder) scanner for Mac users. Serving the needs of small and home offices, mobile business people and consumers alike, the ScanSnap S300M provides the Mac community with a new and valuable mobile productivity tool. As an added benefit, the ScanSnap S300M can also function as a compact desktop scanning solution. The device is priced at $300.
MAXPower wireless hardware price drops
Newer Technology has announced new lower pricing on its MAXPower 802.11n/g/b Wireless line of router and adapters. MAXPower delivers up to 4 times the range and the fastest data transfer rates for wireless home and office networking. The NewerTech MAXPower 802.11n/g/b Wireless Line includes: MAXPower Router: MAXPower 802.11n/g/b Wireless Router, now priced at $90, and MAXPower 802.11n/g/b Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter and Extension Cradle, now $58.
A quarter million users download Bento
Over 250,000 users have downloaded Bento, the new personal database for Mac OS X Leopard, FileMaker announced today. The majority of the downloads have come from sales and trial downloaders of Bento in North America, and the company is just now beginning to distribute Bento around the world. In addition to English, Bento is now available in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese. Bento is personal database program.
iPod swim workouts debut
H2O Audio has teamed with iTrain, (the leading provider of digital content fitness programs) and Olympic Gold Medalist, World Champion and World Record Holder, Natalie Coughlin, to deliver the a series of downloadable swim workouts for in-the-pool inspiration and power coaching. Coughlin began working with H2O Audio in October '07 as its new swim gear design and development advisor and has just completed her first swim and fitness workout program for iTrain. The product is now available as an mp3 download.