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H.264 in every Mac?

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After eighteen months of happy Maccing, I’ve become a Mac maniac, and I’m never going to use anything else but OS X. That’s the good news, at least for those who also use a Mac. The bad news is that one never knows when to upgrade.
I know that I’m going to swap my 20 inch G5 iMac for a brand new Intel powered 24 inch , but the big question is: when?
I’m not waiting for a 30 inch, because it wouldn’t fit on my desk under the open stairs in the living.
But behind that bigger screen, a lot of hardware might always change very fast. There’s always an Apple event or keynote dawning behind the horizon, and I’ve learned the bad way not to buy anything in the months before super seller Steve has left the stage.
Yet faster Intel chips, who knows an iMac with two dual core processors, quicker than the quickest Mac Pro.
My choice as well as my timing are even more difficult now that I’ve read that Cupertino plans to add H.264 hardware support to its entire line.
At least, according to Robert X. Cringely: The Great Apple Video Encoder Attack of 2007.
Now what?
Translation in Dutch at @ Dutch Cowboys

New in Gmail: The Mail Fetcher

logo1.gif There it was again early this morning, in one of my Google applications; a announcement in red font: ‘New Features‘.
This time a feature that many people, not able to either forward or redirect from other accounts, impatiently have been waiting for: ‘Get mail from other accounts’.
This is a beautiful option, as it enables you to check for the mail you receive at your other email accounts from within Gmail.
Gmail: You can retrieve your mail (new and old) from up to five other email accounts and have them all in Gmail. Then you can even create a customized ‘From:’ address, which lets you send messages from Gmail, but have them look like they were sent from another one of your email accounts. Please note that you can only retrieve mail from accounts that have POP3 access enabled.
The feature is currently only enabled for a limited number of users. Google says it’s working on making it more available soon. As I don’t know how big this limited pool of users i, you’ll have to check yourself under the ‘Accounts’ tab in Settings.
Link: How do I set up Mail Fetcher?
Translation in Dutch at @ Dutch Cowboys