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Wednesday, December 12, 2001

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Still Giving: One Woman's Legacy
by Julianne Wu, St. Petersburg Times
Her love for Seminole Elementary School continues to shine as her estate donates more in her name.


Next Byte Makes It Nine
by David Frith, Computer Daily News
Australian Apple retailer Next Byte, one of the few Apple chains to resist last year's Buzzle fiacsco, has closed one store and opened two new ones.


Games Kids Play — But Not On Macs
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
Apple needs to get game developers to release their hottest creations for the Mac simultaneious with PC versions — or first.

An Introduction To AppleScript On Mac OS X
by Brad Dominy, O'Reilly Network
Look out everyone — AppleScript is coming back and coming back big!


Discussion: Cocoa Programming For Mac OS X
by Slashdot


Wednesday, December 12, 2001
by Heng-Cheong Leong


What do you mean when you tell others that one of your hobbies is "weblog"? You like to share discoveries? You like show-and-tell? You like to surf the web? You like to keep a journal / diary? You have lots of opinions? You have lots of opinions on what's good and what's bad?

Yesterday, I had the chance to share with others what's my interest and hobbies are. At the moment of panic and/or desperation ó after seeing others put down stuff like scuba diving and tennis and travel, none of which I enjoy very often ó I just put down reading (copying from another response) and weblog. Which got me wondering: what the heck is weblog as a hobby?


As reported by MacFixIt, the recent article on Apple India's Managing Director is outdated in a way: "The interview is several months old... A new Managing Director was appointed last week."

Also from MacFixIt, a new version of RealPlayer will support Mac OS X. Good news, or simply more advertisment junk coming our way?

The end of the year is almost here, cause there are less people in the office nowadays... Clearing leave.


Mapcap Maneuvers Halt MS Hearing
by Declan McCullagh and Ben Polen, Wired News

Hackers, Programmers "Improve" Xbox
by David Becker, CNET
The Xbox has encouraged an unprecedented level of tinkering for a game machine in the few weeks it has been on the market.

Pentium 4: Too Hot To Handle
by John G Spooner, CNET
When Intel's Pentium 4 comes to notebooks next year, consumers will discover a boost in computing power — and possibly an extra fan.

Microsoft's Remedy Doesn't Budge Much
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Microsoft filed a remedy proposal in its antitrust case Wednesday that closely matches a settlement cut with federal and state trustbusters last month.

Dell In Hot Water Over DVD Drives
by Reuters
Six owners of patents related to data compression in video transmission have sued Dell Computer.

Microsoft Deal Meeting Next Week
by John Biemer, Associated Press
A federal judge is hoping an outside mediator will help Microsoft Corp reach a settlement to end dozens of private class action lawsuits.

Windows XP To Get USB 2.0 And Bluetooth
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Microsoft is to update Windows XP to allow networking using USB 2.0 and Bluetooth as well as FireWire and 802.11b.

Intel Envisions Computers That "See"
by Robert Lemos, CNET
Intel has updated its open source software to help computers use two cameras in the same way that people use their eyes to recognize objects and gain depth perception, the company said Tuesday.

Microsoft To Profile TV Viewers
by William M. Bulkeley, Wall Street Journal

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