MCE Technologies has announced the release of a DVD-R/RW video authoring and data solutions for Apple PowerBook (FireWire) and PowerBook G3 Series — 1999 (Bronze/Lombard) machines. The MCE Expansion Bay DVD-R/RW drive includes Macintosh DVD-authoring software for the creation of DVD-Video discs, playable in most home and computer DVD players, in addition to software for burning data DVDs of 4.7GB and CDs of up to 700MB. The MCE Expansion Bay DVD-R/RW drive is a portable DVD-Video and data solution that fits into the PowerBook’s right-side expansion bay slot and can be used wherever the PowerBook is taken. The suggested retail price of the new drive is US$449.