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Sunday, December 9, 2001

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Apple Store Polishes Computer Maker's Image
by Julie Moran Alterio, The Journal
If you've resisted buying a home computer or use a Windows PC, Apple Computer has you in its sights.

Apple Opens 25th Store In Salem, NH
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Jobs had said that the company would open 25 stores by the end of the year. It's now clear Apple will exceed those initial expectations.


Lawndale Kids Give Time, Get Treasure
by Donna Freedman, Chicago Tribune
Bill Goosby runs the North Lawndale Time Dollar project, which lets young volunteers earn a refurbished Macintosh computer in exchange for 20 hours of pitching in.

LF Graduates Honored At 2001 TIE Conference
by Dawn Hernandez, Morrison County Record News
"The finished product was amazingly cool... It was superior in both quality and content."

The iPod Arrvies
by MacSingapore
At a price of S$748, the iPod has arrived in Singapore.


The Days Of Wine And OSes
by David Nagel, DV Format
With the power, stability and stunning interface of OS X now coupled with the applications you need to get your work done, you are about to see fulfilled what digital technology has been leading to all along.

Cocoa's Documentation Gets A Much Needed Improvement
by James Davidson, O'Rielly Network
From flipping through the documentation I can say that it is much better than it used to be and the writers at Apple should give themselves a pat on the back.


World Book Mac OS X Edition
by Henry Bortman, Macworld
Solid research reference for young students and a worthy successor to the hardbound version.

Microsoft Office V. X For Mac
by Troy Dreier, PC Magazine
While the four programs each have novel and useful improvements, they lack the kind of compelling giant steps that make people upgrade.


Sunday, December 9, 2001
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Random It appears we can expect Mac OS X 10.1.2 to be released at any moment.

Scobleizer: Any Windows acolyte who says "Macs are just toys" haven't checked out OS-X yet. Of course, the same thing is true when Mac users say "Windows crashes a lot." That's not true either.

Glenn Fleishman: The mainstream media is treating Wi-Fi the way the Internet was treated originally. The technical details coupled with scattered widespread and disparate methods of adoption and deployment lead to articles that try to exemplify a trend, but only illuminate a tiny aspect of it.


Compaq May Be Better Off Alone, Analysts Say
by Alex Pham and Dave Wilson, Los Angeles Times
Compaq could thrive catering to large corporations instead of consumers, but would face significant challenges amid technology industry's worst downturn.

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