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Friday, January 18, 2002

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iMac Hopefuls Face Longer Waits
by Tiffany Kary, CNET
Strong demand for Apple Computer's new top-of-the-line iMac means a longer wait for prospective buyers.

Jonathan Ive: Apple Of The Mac
by Caroline Frost, BBC News
With the release of the new iMac, its chief designer Jonathan Ive has cemented his reputation as the Armani of Apple. So what motivates the man whose motto remains "Sorry, no beige"?

Apple: Lofty Goals Breed Mistrust
by Elyssa Jaffe, IDEAadvisor
We are less optimistic about the near future as management has already set a precedent of failing to meet its retail goals and creating the need to backtrack.


New iMac To Remain In Homes
by Stuart Kennedy, iTnews
Apple Australia probably has a consumer hit on its hands with the 'lamp stand' iMac, but it wonít make much of a dent in the corporate market.


Expo's Other Big Hit: iPhoto
by Jim Heid, Los Angeles Times
Some of iPhoto's limitations are due to its version 1.0 status, but politics also may be to blame.

Apple's iPod Continues To Defy The Naysayers
by Kelly McNeill, osOpinion
Back in late October when Apple's new iPod MP3 player was first introduced, it was met with much fanfare, including a slew of positive reviews. Despite the high praise, anti-Apple naysayers still cast doubts on the success of Apple's latest digital innovation. But strong iPod sales and other factors have proved the naysayers wrong. As it turns out, the iPod's features could have justified a price as much as US$50 more than what Apple charged.

Apple's Financial Results And Other Thoughts
by Paul Shields, Business Mac
No matter how good you thought Apple's financial news was before reading this, hopefully you walk away with even more confidence in the results.


Usability Of OS X
by Craig Linton

Inside iPhoto: Image Management For Power Shooters
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
Since I've been using it, I'm surprised to see how refined the first version release is.

Start The Year With A Computer Cleanup
by J.D. Biersdorfer, New York Times

iPhoto: Bringing Photography Out Of The Darkroom
by Matthew Fordahl, Associated Press
The most promising features are those that link iPhoto with services on the Internet.


Friday, January 18, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

We Know It's Coming...

And it's here. Introducing, Luxo Redux.

Exploding Windows

Exploding chips could foil laptop thieves: obvious joke ó now, you really have a reason to fear the classic bomb dialog.


What's the point of the instant awake-from-sleep feature of Mac OS X, when my very first click into my web browser brings me the rainbow disc of death, and loud spinning of the hard disk for, I don't know, forever. Do you think I can use this to convince my wife that we should start budgeting for a TiBook? :-)

Scobleizer: Did I ever tell you about the time that Bill Gates personally promised me that Visual Basic would be ported to the Macintosh? He did, and it still hasn't.

You know what... I've already seen people using the acroymn ASS to refer to this wonderful Apple product. It's the backend!


US Stocks Open Down After IBM, Microosft Disappoint
by Reuters

The Meter Is Running
by Scott Berinato, CIO
Microsoft came up with a new subscription licensing model, saying it made life simple for corporate IT. But CIOs are now saying the plan is a long ride with a fare that keeps climbing.

Intel Sabotaged Solaris On Itanic - Sun
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
Intel had withheld key technical information and resources from Sun engineers, forcing Sun to shelve the project.

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