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Saturday, December 8, 2001

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Apple, Sun Could Gain From Remedy
by John R. Wilke, Wall Street Journal
Apple, Sun, and other competitors could benefit directly under a proposed remedy to be presented to a federal judge by the nine states reamaining in the antitrust case.

Apple Identifies And Corrects iPod Issue
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
The company has released an iPod firmware update that fixes the bug of not waking up from sleep.

Apple Confirms iPod Problem
by Ian Fried, CNET
Apple Computer on Friday confirmed a glitch with its iPod digital music player that can lead some machines to remain in sleep mode when their batteries get low.


Everything Seems To Play MP3s Lately
by Mike Musgrove, Washington Post
MP3s aren't just for computers anymore.

Week In Review: All About Apple
by ZDNet

I'll Be Hacked For Christmas
by Jenn Shreve, Wired News
A few dedicated hobbyists are tearing tech products apart in hopes of making improvements that manufacturers either didn't think of or didn't deem cost-effective.

School District Retains Macs With 3Com
by MacNN
The Cledonia Community Schools district is retaining its Macintosh systems thanks to new hardware from 3Com.

Netscape 6.2.1 Adds Features
by MacNN
The update brings improved stability.

Deimos Rising Out As Promised
by Sean Smith, Inside Mac Games
The vertical-scrolling arcade game runs on Mac OS 8.6 or later, and natively on Mac OS X.

Apple Files Supplemental Brief In Microsoft Case
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Calling the proposal "a massive subsidy for the adoption of Microsoft technology," Apple said that only five to six percent of the "value" contributed by Microsoft would be eligible to be used to acquire non-Microsoft technology.


Can Apple Grow In India?
by R. Sririvas, India Today
Macintoshes in India are scarce, pricey and lack after-sales support. Can Apple India remodel its marketing, support and investment policies to regain market share?

Macworld: G3s, G4s, G5s, Oh My!
by Kelly mcNeill, osOpinion
Motorola's own road map, coupled with insider information and rumors around the Web, appears to confirm reports that the G5 will ship in January.

Java Or Cocoa? Mac Developers Choose Their Brews
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
Was Java up to snuff, we asked? Mostly, opinion was positive.


iPod's A Winner
by Arik Hesseldahl,
The iPod is a fantastic product that is easily topping the wish lists of many a Mac user this holiday season.


Saturday, December 8, 2001
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Sad Sad State of Browsers

Out of the all the versions of web browsers available on my Mac OS X, only one — just one — can be used to access my accounts in my bank. And that's Netscape Navigator 4.x. How sad!

Actually, I don't know what's the state on the Windows side. I used to just use Internet Explorer, and everything works.



James Davidson discovers the "fuel gauge" in the iPod is less than accurate. "If you've got a really good battery in your device [iPod] and you don't have to charge it every night, you wont."

Kevin Hemenway: Apache Web-serving with Mac OS X. It works — and is industry-strength. I use it everyday for my development work, including what you see here.

I am watching the Golden Horse Film Festival award ceremony on TV right now. My impression: horrible. Note: The Chinese movies' equivalent of the Oscar.

Is it Bin Laden or is it bin Laden?

Who says Java programmers don't have a sense of humor?


Proposal Cheers Microsoft Competitors
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
A proposal greatly restricting Microsoft's businesses practices had the company's competitors sining the praises of nine state attorneys general.

A Play For Take-Two?
by Gene Marcial, BusinessWeek
Microsoft's next move may be the games themselves.

Microsoft Finds Flaw In Outlook Web Access
by ComputerWeekly
Microsoft has warned that a flaw in the Outlook Web Access module in its Exchange 5.5 e-mail system could allow unauthorised access to users' mailboxes.

Compaq Shares Slump, H-P Up As Deal Doubts Rise
by Reuters
The stock moves came on Instinet after the Packard family foundation, a major Hewlett shareholder, said it would vote against hte companies' planned merger.

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