Mac OS X tips
xlr8yourmac has various news on various topics, nothing revolutionary though, but you might find one or the other bit interesting, mainly OS X questions answered now.
Shacknews has a ton of news around the recently released Xbox and the games on it...Halo reviews are appearing all over the web and also the Nintendo GameCube has been released and seems to have some fun and cool games available too. I want Halo bad, but I'm not going to buy a console, especially not an MS one. Guess I'll have to wait.
Apple being protective
the register reports that Apple patents seem to trouble teh development of open-source graphics formats such as PNG and SVG. Aparently Apple is holding tight to some patents they got, which are also being used in Mac OS X. Too bad.
Sun reaches the border
the register reports that Sun is about to release their SPARC processor (now at generation IIIs) at clock speeds above 1GHz...That then makes the PPC the last RISC chip that hasn't reached those speeds on the market yet. Sux0rs.
Standard for aerial Ethernet set
MacNN reports (among others) that the successor standard for 802.11b (Airport protocol) has been set. 802.11g is backwards compatible to 11b and allows transfer speeds of up to 54Mbit/sec.
iPod for XP?
According to the register a company known as Mediafour is developing a software (XPod) to connect Apple's iPod to Windows XP machines (granted they have FireWire installed). A beta version is expected soon, as is the lawsuit from Apple (ok I made that up, but there's something to it).
In case you haven't got enough X
FS has some more introductory words for Microsoft's new console, which seems to be a success after all, thanks to a few killer apps, as anticipated by the marketing team. Why else would anyone want to buy a P3 733 these days?
MG has an editorial describing the way of Halo and how the acquisition of Bungie affected the Mac gamers view of the game and Bungie as a company.