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Thursday, April 4, 2002

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Apple Gobbles Up FireWire Company
by Margaret Kane, CNET
Apple Computer said Thursday that it has acquired Zayante, which makes chips and software that enable the high-speed data transfer standard known as FireWire.

iMacs Arrive In US 'by Truckload'
by Dominique Fidele, Macworld UK
"The iMac G4 waiting list is history. Customers have been very patient waiting for these awesome new iMac G4s."


Adapter Sends Music To FM Radio Without Wires
by Brian McDonough, Wireless NewsFactor
For consumers, the new adapter offers a wire-free way to turn the factory-standard FM stereos in their cars into CD or MP3 players.

Inside The SuperDrive
by Apple
Is it a CD burner? Is it a DVD burner? Yes, it's both.

Microsoft Expected To Stay With Mac
by Ian Fried, CNET
Kevin Browne, head of Microsoft's Mac Busienss Unit, is expected to reaffirm Microsoft's commitment to the Mac, but the two tech giants are not exepcted to sign a new pact.

USB Device Gives Mac Users Another Wireless Option
by Ian Austen, New York Times
A tiny USB device from D-Link and a free software download from Apple now allows owners of newer Macintosh computers to use Bluetooth. They may, however, have trouble finding something to do with the technology.

iMacs Arrive In US 'by Truckload'
by Dominique Fidele, Macworld UK
"The iMac G4 waiting list is history. Customers have been very patient waiting for these awesome new iMac G4s."


Apple Ties The Wireless Knot — Again
by Michael Swaine, Dr. Dobb's Journal
Apple is already all over the Wi-Fi wireless standard.

Top Five Things You Can Do On A PC, But Not On A Mac
by Brett Larson, TechTV
I'm a true blue Mac lover, but even I must admit that there are some areas on which a Mac is lacking.

Understanding Apple's Technical Support And Customer Service
Be nice. Use your best judgment.

What The Heck Was Apple Thinking?
by Eric Schwarz,
Apple needs to sell computers and win converts from the Wintel world.


iMac's Monitor Bends To User's Will
by Rebecca Freed, PC World
Eye-catching Apple is a powerful home computer at a reasonable price.

OS X Email Client Showdown
The number of quality email clients available for the OS has gone from zero to a handful or so of very good quality clients.

Rip 'N' Roll: A Date With 8 Jukeboxes
by Wilson Rothman, New York Times
The iPod is still the best for gloriously seamless interaction with Mac desktops and laptops.

All Those Megabytes Fit On A Key Chain
by Carlos A Soto, Washington Post

Direct To The Small Screen: Major Studios Try Online Delivery
by Mike Langberg, San Jose Mercury News
CinemaNow and Intertainer, two online movie services, are just now providing access to major studio releases.

An Online Course In Digital Video
by Leonard Fischer, USA Today


Thursday, April 4, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Had my wisdom tooth taken out this morning — so I'm not allowed to eat any solid food until Saturday. The experience was, well, better than I imagined. Not too painful. Man, the dentist is good. (If you lived around the northern region in Singapore, e-mail me if you want the know the clinic.

Of course, now I dread having to go back next week to remove the stiches.


Signs Of 'Trustworthy Computing'
by Paul Boutin, Wired News
NEC has announced a trial program in which Packard Bell PCs will be equipped with keyboards that include secure smart-card readers.

Gateway Waves Goodbye To Tech Support Firm
by Drew Cullen, The Register

Microsoft Says Court Should Not Design Computer Systems
by Amy Harmon, New York Times
Microsoft's lawyer said that stripping components out of Windows would prevent a separate set of third-party programs that depended on them from working.

The Next Round In The PC Wars
by Economist
As the final salvoes are fired in the battle by HP to merge with Compaq, Dell prepares to take on both firms. The contest will be fierce, because the rising cost of components is pushing up computer prices.

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