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Airport Express Now Shipping

According to several reader reports, Apple has begun shipping the much-anticipated Airport Express wireless base station. The Express offers 802.11g wireless networking for up to 10 computers, as well as a USB port to connect wirelessly to printers, but most importantly works as a wireless audio bridge to home stereo equipment via an 1/8" audio line-out jack. Working with AirTunes, the Airport Express offers another link in Apple's "digital hub" model, providing a way to move music from the PC to the stereo. The Airport Express is cross-platform compatible, offering its services to Macs and PCs alike. AirTunes is built into the current release of iTunes for both Mac & PC.

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