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New Apples To Harvest

Techstination feature for Monday, October 25, 1999

Some new varieties could spur a lot of Apple picking. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. The new varieties are iMacs from Apple Computer....

"We now have not just one iMac, but actually a family of iMacs."

Apple's Mike Shebanek. All of the iMacs include a 56K modem, built in networking, USB connections and a new digital sound system. The basic iMac now sells for 999 dollars. The DV models, starting at 1299, include drives to play DVD movies and software and high speed firewire ports. They can be used to connect a variety of devices, but wait til you see what they can do with digital camcorders. Not only can you watch what you've recorded....

"But we want to make movies on these iMacs. We want to let let people take the video footage that they already have of their life and go in there and pick those perfect moments. You know, when their child takes the first step or their soccer team wins the big game."

The included iMovie software can turn you into a producer. In the meantime, for Mac fans of all flavors, Apple is out with OS9. Product manager Peter Lowe...says it includes new features to make it easier than ever to get online and find what you're looking for....multiple user configurations....and check this out...voice print security....

"So I can say for example, computer, Peter. It selects my name from the list. My voice is my password."

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