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ATPM 6.09
September 2000


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by David Spencer,



Play the lottery for free!


The name of the site says it all—it’s a lottery for Macintosh products. And the best part of the deal is that it’s free. All you have to do is go through a simple registration and then pick out six of your luckiest numbers. Winning numbers are drawn every day at around 8 PM, and anyone matching four, five, or all six numbers wins a prize.



Make better educated purchases.

With so many different Mac products to choose from, it’s not always easy to pick out what’s right for you. And even when you do find the perfect item, it’s hard to know if you’re getting the best price around. Dealmac does an excellent job of sifting through all the companies and specs to help you make purchasing decisions.

There are several helpful areas to choose from:

  • Dealchat/mac, which is a forum for Macintosh enthusiasts about all kinds of Mac-related topics.
  • A consumer page, which helps the consumer deal with disputes.
  • Jobs. No, this isn’t an area all about Steve Jobs; it’s a portal to all kind of Mac-related jobs.

One of the best features of Dealmac is the option to receive an e-mail notification when a good deal is posted. Who defines a “good” deal? You do. Enter in the product and specs you’re looking for, and when it is posted on Dealmac, you’ll receive notification via e-mail immediately.

OpenTable & Foodline

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Restaurant Reservations all around America.

Both of these sites offer the same service—restaurant reservations. You can choose from a variety of US cities and then select from many different restaurants. Obviously neither site has every restaurant in all of the cities, but by having both sites bookmarked you’ll have a lot more restaurants to choose from. You can make reservations for between two and two hundred people.



Live webcams from all around the earth.

From the Big Brother cameras to the USS Intrepid, EarthCam puts you in touch with all kinds of webcams around the world. The interface has a Yahoo-ish familiarity to it, all centered around webcams. The site is clean and fast, making this one of my favorite webcam portals.



How the heck do I keep up with new versions of my software?


This is one of the most valuable Mac resources on the Net. With an enormous number of software titles out there, it would be a full-time job to keep track of which software titles have been updated. VersionTracker does just that, keeping tabs on just about every Macintosh software title. You can check the Web site for updates or receive them via daily or weekly e-mails, which are an amazingly helpful tool for staying on top of software updates.

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