News and updates
xlr8yourmac notes that Apple has released Mac OS 10.1.1, which aparently fixes quite a lot of minor and major issues (always depends on whether you have the issue or not, right?), then there's a new Airport base station with Firewall and 128bit encryption (finally) (MacObserver has more) and some reader tips on the iPod, both about downloading MP3 from it a well as using it with legacy macs and clones.
FiringSquad has some first news from this years bigger part of the Comdex expo family (the smaller one being Orbit I mentioned in September). The expo also felt the crisis in the industry, but nevertheless, there are some interesting things to find out. Tomshardware also has a lot of posts with Comdex announcements. Even AMD's Duron and Athlon chips have gone mobile now at 950MHz and 1.2GHz respectively.
MG has along various news around games also put up a short interview with Brian Sounder of CreativeLabs talking about the progress of the SB Live! drivers for Mac OS 9 and X.
MOSR has some more (a bit too) unbelievable stuff on the G5, the G6 and even the G7, claiming that the G5 reached anotehr stepping (0.8) and a clockrate of up to 2.8GHz with aims on other chips being up in the 20GHz range...As always, it keeps you from sleeping if you think about it, so probably just don't read it and see what will actually be released when it's done.