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Wednesday, March 20, 2002

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How Apple's iMovie Made Me A Spielberg — In Just One Hour
by David Coursey, ZDNet
If you're buying a computer to make digital home movies, buy a Mac.


Apple Goes Hollywood
by Penelope Patsuris, Forbes
A tiny, recent acquisition by Apple Computer hints at how the niche computer maker plans to dominate Hollywood with its technology.

What's Behind That Apple Curtain?
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Apple is definitely up to something here at Macworld Tokyo.

Teen Reporter With Web Site Counts STARS Among His Fans
by Greg Hernandez, Los Angeles Daily News
Fred Medill will easily be the youngest journalist at Sunday's Academy Awards, wearing a tuxedo as he files celebrity inteviews for his popular FredTV Web site.


Secure Mail Reading On Mac OS X
by Jason McIntosh, O'Reilly Network
In this article I describe a danger inherent in most mail-reading methods, and ways to work around it on OS X, using the Macil program.


Wednesday, March 20, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Idiots Running The Show?

Is Apple trying to prevent people from attending its seminar?

I've just registered for this event, which required the user to first create an account with Apple first. As a Mac user, I already have an account, so it's fine. I wonder how many non-Apple users (which seems to be the target of this seminar) would bother creating the account.

But the worst has yet to come. Well, actually, it arrived ó in my mail box. The confirmation e-mail actually asked for me to print it out, and present at the seminar for a pass. Except that the e-mail contains my password, in plain text.

I hope nobody will steal all these sheets of paper at the seminar, and use them to, say, buy stuff from Apple's online store.


I'm so addicted to this game — which is so remarkably simple.

My past-addictions include Marathon and Starcraft, where complexity level is, well, at least one notch up.

Where's My Windows

One of the greatest problem I have with the new Luna interface of Windows XP is figuring which is the active window.

Odd, I wound imagine that I will have the same problem with Aqua, but that never happened.


Microsoft Judge Throws Out Testimony
by Associated Press
Written testimony from RealNetworks vice president David Richards could not be admitted because Richards did not have direct knowledge.

Ex-Chief Of Netscape Criticizes Microsoft's Penalty Proposal
by Amy Harmon, New York Times

Microsoft: Java Is Sun's Worst Problem
by Reuters
In antitrust hearings, Microsoft portrays Java as inherently flawed.

Charter Delays Using Microsoft TV Software - WSJ
by Reuters
The change in plans is significant because analysts had seen Charter's commitment to Microsoft's software as a big vote of confidence in Microsoft's TV program.

It's Deja Vu In Microsoft Antitrust Case
by Henry Norr, San Francisco Chronicle
"There's a remarkable similarity between the conduct in the record and the conduct being employed today and what will be available to Microsoft in the future."

Microsoft Hasn't Been Able To Stifle Linux's Growth
by Byron Acohido, USA Today
If Microsoft has tried to squash the Linux OS by bullying computer and chip makers into snubbing it, it hasn't succeeded.

New Beta Of Visual J#.Net Released
by Wylie Wong and Stephen Shankland, ZDNet
Microsoft has released a new test version of a programming tool aimed at luring Java developers to the company's .Net Web services strategy.

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