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News for Wednesday 15th October

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Is Apple’s new MacBook Pro a gaming machine?
If the hardware is available will the games come? Unfortunately the Mac will not be considered a serious gaming platform until games are simultaneously released with the Windows version.

A closer look at Apple’s move to NVIDIA chipsets, DisplayPort
Design choices in the latest laptops indicate Apple’s future direction.

Apple’s U.S. Market Share Approaches 10%
The economy may be screwed but Apple continues to defy the global slowdown.

Intel Update: MacBook Airs Get Penryn, MacBooks and Pros Get Montevina Benefits
MacRumors looks at the processors inside Apple’s new range of laptops. Now that Nvidia chipsets are used will this mean a wider range of compatible motherboards for hackintosh builders?

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Software updates for Wednesday 15th October

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First look: Firefox 3.1 beta 1 officially released
New features and a much faster javascript engine in the first beta release

Adobe begins shipping Creative Suite 4
Adobe’s very professional and very expensive suite is available in four packages ranging in price from ‘ouch’ to ‘how @*%£$&# much’

Flock 2.0 released today
Social web browser now based on Firefox 3

Adobe releases Flash Player 10
Just about everyone has it installed, hopefully the mac version will perform better that version 9

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Hiding Gmail folders in Mail.app

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For the past year or so I have been using a Gmail account for the convenience of IMAP access and online backup. The irritation when using Gmail through Leopard’s Mail.app was the extra folders that show up such as All Mail and the extra unused Trash, Drafts etc. A very usefull tip turned up on Mac OS X Hints a few days ago, explaining how to enable Gmail’s Advanced IMAP controls to select which folders are displayed for remote IMAP access. Following the advice I have now removed the unwanted folders making Mail a lot tidier and the world a happier place.

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