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Monday, March 25, 2002

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Volume Control Knob Turns Heads
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Who but a jewelry designer could create a computer product that seems useless but is fast becoming a hit based on its good looks?


QuickTime Coming To PDAs
by Matthew Borersma, ZDNet UK
A California company says it is developing software that plays Apple's QuickTime video format on handheld computers.

The Five Most Popular Computer Accessories
by Jay Lyman, NewsFactor

Retailers To Hike PC Price Tags
by CNN/Money
After free-falling for more than a year, prices for PCs appear to be on the rise amid soaring component costs and a resurgence in demand.

Apple Fills Mac Cavity With Bluetooth Amalgam
by The Inquirer, Mike Magee
Jobs stirred a bit of controversy by saying it's more suitable to connect peripherals to the Mac using the still-rather-unready Bluetooth than 802.11b.

Mac OS X Version Of Mail Program Released
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Bare Bones Software released the first Mac OS X version of MailSmith.

Dashboard Confessional, Custom, Abandoned Pools Don't Need No Stinkin' Band
by MTV
"Now with Pro Tools and a Macintosh, you can bungle your way through creating things in your head without hiring 50 players and spending $2,000 a day for a 'real' studio."

Apple Computer Accelerates Innovation For Next-Generation Computing
by Yang Sung-Jin, Korea Herald
Is Microsoft closing the gap with Apple? The answer from Apple's top executive: "Not at all."

Taiwan Maker Of Notebook PC's Thrives Quietly
by Mark Landler, New York Times
Quanta Computer, a 14-year-old company based in Taiwan, is perhaps the most important, least well-known computer maker in the world.

Rising Costs Of LCD Screens Could Raise PC Prices
by Michelle Kessler, USA Today
Other PC and monitor makers could follow the lead of Apple Computer in raising prices to counteract increased component costs.

Getting Fired Up About FireWire
by Jim Heid, Los Angeles Times
Any device that deals with lots of data is an ideal candidate for the high-speed add-on connection interface.

Surrealist Views From A Real Live One
by Linda yablonsky, New York Times
At 91, Ms. Tanning is one of the only three surviving members of the art movement that the French writer Andre Breton founded with several friends in Paris in the 1920's.

Wireless Technology Helps To Make Gov. King's Vision A Reality
by David Sharp, Associated Press
Fast-growing wireless technology means there is no spaghetti-like jumble of cables in the classrooms in Auburn Middle School.


The Great Industrial-Design Shift
by Rodney O. Lain, Low End Mac
Apple has proven time and again that style sells when coupled with the right features and specs.

Discussion: Apple Wants Your Input
by Slashdot


by Stefano Scalia, TheMacMind

Apple Power Mac G4 (Dual PowerPC, 1GHz)
by Barry Lubov, CNET
If you can wait for a major revision that might provide more far-reaching performance boosts, we think you'll want to hold off for a bit. This is fast and solid machine, but we hope it's a sign of even greater things to come.

Readers Suggest Methods For Quieting The PowerBook G4

Mac: Lights, Computer, Action
by Jules Allen, St. Petersburg
Apple's iMovie and iDVD are a powerful video editing combintation for the home user.

Apple iBook G3: The New Generation
by Edward Taylor, Jamaica Observer


Monday, March 25, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong


Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?

If you were at the Oscar, you would have gotten an iPod in your gift basket.


Doc Searls: Here's how think the wi-fi is here: I'm posting this from a stall in the men's room... I hear keyboards tapping in both of them... How much you wanna bet that this gets quoted more than anything I'm writing today that's actually meaningful?


A Test For Antitrust Laws
by Amy Harmon, New York Times
The federal judge presiding over the Microsoft trial has postponed ruling on the case's most contested question: how broad is the scope of this remedy proceeding?

NEC Plans To Raise PC Prices
by Reuters
NEC said Monday it plans to increase the suggested retail price on its PC due to rising prices of parts ushc as DRAM chips and LCDs.

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