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Wednesday, April 24, 2002

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The Art Of Compression
by Nathan Segal, Streaming Media World
When you view movie trailers from the Apple site on your computer, they look beautiful and perfect, with high quality imagery and sound. But creating those trailers involves a lot more than meets the eye.


The CG Wizard Of Harry Potter
by Barbara Gibson, Apple
"We're intrigued with what Final Cut Pro allows you to do, and with all the stuff you can do on a Mac these days."

Notes From Apple Shareholders' Meeting
by Think Secret

MPEG-4 At Vanguard Of Streaming Media Conference
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
MPEG-4 will be high on the agenda as major streaming media companies begin to announce their support for the standard.

Jay Chiat, Legendary Advertising Executive, Dies At 70
by Gary Gentile, Associated Press
Chiat, whose agency created the Orwellian "1984" television ad that introduced Apple Computer's Macintosh to the world, died of cancer at his Marina del Rey home, according to Jeremy Miller, a spokesman for the ad agency TBWA-Chiat-Day.

OmniWeb Bumped To Version 4.1sp71
by Rob McNair-Huff, Mac Net Journal

US Robotics Cloud The Mind Of Reporters
by Glenn Fleishman, 802.11b Networking News
US Robotics clouded the mind of the reporter on this piece who makes it sound as if poor old Texas Instruments was ostracized by the IEEE.


Will Apple Follow Polaroid Into Bankruptcy?
by Gregg Eshelman, Low End Mac
Polaroid was always fiercely protective of their innovation of instant photography — so protective that they never allowed anyone else to produce cameras compatible with their film or film compatible with their cameras.

More In Store?
by Scott Kelby, Mac Design Magazine
Is the answer to the future of Apple's retail stores right under their noses?

Grading Steve Jobs
by BusinessWeek
Apple's CEO could hardly be more highly regarded — at least according to the folks who responded to our survey.

Jobs And Gates: The Odd Couple Endures
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
Whether or not they renew their cooperation pact, the two bosses know that their companies' fortunes are intimately linked.

Should Apple And Microsoft Stay Hitched?
by BusinessWeek
Their five-year agreement is nearing its end, raising quesitons about this mutually beneficial but tumultuous relationship.

Hello Photoshop, Goodbye Classic
by James Davidson, O'Reilly Network
Classic is a remarkable achievement. The team that worked on it deserve all the kudos that you can give them. However, the disjoint User Interface experience between OS X and classic was never satisfactory.


Bridge Baron 12
by Erica Marceau, Applelinks
Bridge Baron continues to be a great series if you want to improve your Bridge game and you don't mind the poor graphics and lack of online play.

The Road Warrior Guide To iBook: 1999 - 2002
by Charles Moore, MacOPINION

Hewlett-Packard Photosmart 1315
by James L Kim, TechTV
Built-in features make this printer digital photo friendly.


Wednesday, April 24, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Rumormonger MacUser: 800MHz PowerBook to debut next week.

BBC: Toy Story has beaten classics such as Bambi to top a poll of the best Disney films ever.


Bill Gates Becomes The Star Of His Own Show
by David Coursey, ZDNet
The states haven't been able to portray Microsoft as the bogeyman. And the company itself has managed to avoid big trouble.

Germany Blames Microsoft For Porn
The pictures, each a photo-montage of Steffi Graf's head on another person's torso, were posted by a user in Germany of MSN.

Gates Says He Might Have To Dump Windows
by David Teather, The Guardian
Bill Gates told a federal court in Washington that he might be forced to pull the Windows operating system off the market if the penalties sought by nine US states are imposed.

States Say Gates Interpretation Of Antitrust Penalties Is Extreme
by D. Ian Hopper, Associated Press
Connecticut and the eight other states suing Microsoft Corp. tried Tuesday to show that company chairman Bill Gates is too extreme in his interpretation of proposed antitrust penalties against his company.

Q&A: Why Xbox Creator Left Microsoft
by ZDNet UK
I'm just a gamer — the reason I was doing all the press and talking to all the developers, and the reason we made the Xbox is because I'm a gamer and a game developer.

Fears About Microsoft Return, In Mexico
by Graham Gori, New York Times
A government initiative to bring Internet access within reach of 9 of 10 Mexicans has drawn criticism because to many it smacks of handing Microsoft a de facto monopoly.

Hewlett-Packard Is Accused Of Misleading Holders
by Steve Lohr, New York Times
Lawyers representing the dissident director Walter B. Hewlett delivered a sweeping attack on the integrity and credibility of the management of Hewlett-Packard.

Is Bill Gates Doing Himself Any Favors?
by Dan Carney, BusinessWeek
He's poised and confident on the stand, a far cry from his deposition during the antitrust trial. But maybe he shouldn't be there at all.

Skeptics Ask: Did Gates Lie?
by Cydney Gillis, East Side Journal
"When Gates gets up and says it's not, every engineer with a mind now has to say he either doesn't understand drivers or APIs or he's lying."

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