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Wednesday, May 1, 2002

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eMac Evokes Price Shock For Students
by Ian Fried, CNET
Some college students eager to snap up the new eMac were surprised when they tried to buy one this week from Apple's online store. The price is $50 more than announced.

Apple: When Good Things Happen By Accident
by Stephan Somogyi, ZDNet
Apple does a lot of stuff right. What's interesting to me is how often that right stuff has unintended positive consequences.

Apple Sues Sorenson To End License To QuickTime Rival
by Pham-Duy Nguyen, Bloomberg
Apple is suing Sorenson, a company that makes software used in Apple's QuickTime product, to block it from licensing similar software to rival Macromedia.


Apple Counts On Stores To Boost Sales
by Deborah Adamson, CBS MarketWatch
Even with an incredibly strong brand, hordes of cult-like fans and a charismatic leader who has brought the company back from the brink, the stock has proved to be a long-term dud.

Apple Quietly Releases iPhoto 1.1
by MacNN

USB 2.0 Will Juice Up Personal Computers
by Stephen Williams, Newsday
The reins of power are pssing, from USB 1.1 to USB 2.0. And it certainly forces the question everyone's asking: What's the fate of FireWire?

Wolfenstein Hits The Mac
by Gamespot

Sorenson Responds To Apple Lawsuit
by MacNN
Sorenson believes the lawsuit is "without merit, and if necessary, intends to mount a vigorous defense against the allegations."

Resellers Quick To Offer Bundles With The New PowerBook G4 (DVI)

Mac OS X: The Case For Carbon
by Ben Wilson, NewsFactor
Apple has been slow to promote the advantages of Cocoa, instead touting Carbon as a switft development route with little re-coding required.


Left Behind, The New Computer Game
by Stephen Van Esch, Low End Mac
This isn't the first time that I said, "If I had known," nor will it be the last.

Are We Living In Wingapore?
by MacSingapore
We should not be treated as a second-class citizens due to our choice of platform, especially when its the better one.

Apple's Hot For Teacher
by Matthew Rothenberg, eWeek
All this and WWDC, too?

Apple Harvests The Fruits Of Innovation
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
While PC saltes stagnate, Jobs & Co.'s latest wares leap off the shelves. The reason? Computers that are much more than mere appliances.


The ThinkFree Alternative
by Daniel H. Steinberg, O'Reilly Network
Although ThinkFree still has some issues to work out, it can be the right choice in many situations.

TiBook Value: New Vs. Old
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac
If you've long wanted portability but needed lots of horsepower or screen real estate, the new TiBook provides both in spades at a very realistic price.


Wednesday, May 1, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

The Educator Advantage for teachers and students in Singapore.


Error May Help Microsoft
by Jonathan Krim, Washington Post
Some potentially damaging documents that state prosecutors have gathered in the Microsoft antitrust case might not be allowed into evidence, the result of missteps by the states' legal team.

Dell Trying To Sidestep Chip "Cartel"
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Dell has opened up relationships with a wider variety of memory manufacturers to curb the effect of recent price hikes in memory chips.

Dell Sees HP-Compaq Merger As Opportunity For Gain
by Reuters
The chief executive of Dell on Tuesday said the No. 1 personal computer maker may gain market share amid confusion generated by the HP-Compaq merger.

Judge Clears Way For HP-Compaq Merger
by Jessica Hall, Reuters
A Delaware court on Tuesday cleared the way for HP's $18 billion purchase of Compaq, quashing an attempt by dissident shareholder Walter Hewlett to block the deal.

MS Still Unfair, States Declare
by Associated Press
Nine states suing Microsoft tried Tuesday to offer complaints by computer makers as evidence that the company still uses unfair business practices after settling its antitrust case with the federal government.

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