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Wednesday, May 29, 2002

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Flying High With AirPort
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
"I am waiting for Apple (Mr. Jobs, actually) to start an advertising program to let the people know that you can operate Macs and PCs together. And that if you use AirPort hardware, it makes the process SO much easier."


VirtualPC 5.0.3 Fixes Bugs, Adds Features
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral

Apple Offers No-Fee FireWire Brand License
by MacNN
The 1394 Trade Association and Apple today announced that the FireWire trademark, logo and symbol have been adopted as a brand identity for the IEEE 1394 connection standard in a no-fee license agreement.

Anti-Snooping Operating System Close To Launch
by New Scientist
Computer activists in Britain are close to completing an operating system that could undermine government efforts to wiretap the internet.

For The Students, By The Students
by Radha Basu, Computer Times Singapore
Students at Maris Stella High School are using Apple technology to create movies that help reinforce their science and geography lessons.

'Advanced Filemaker Pro 5.5' Book Released
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Targeted at FileMaker Pro users, the book covers topics such as relational theory, data modeling, security, audit trails, recursive relationships, advanced portal tricks and script control techniques.


Apple's Xserve Enough To Generate Conniption
by Bob LeVitus, Houston Chronicle
Of course it's better looking than any server I've seen, but more than that, it's one rockin' fast Macintosh.

Apple Plunges Back Into Servers
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
The powerful, relatively inexpensive, and easy-to-use Xserve could be the glue schools are looking for — and it might be just what Apple needs to persuade administrators to stick with the Mac.

Mac OS X: Is It The Best Of Both Worlds?
by Betsy Waliszewski, O'Reilly Network
It was exciting to see the community building that was going on around the Mac OS X operating system.

Ultimate Mac OS X Experience
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
"Really, a conference on Mac OS X? That sounds worth exploring." (Inside my head I'm thinking, "Geez, it's about time!")

Internet Advertisement Hitting Rock Bottom
by Matthew Haughey
In business, if you need money and don't have it, and you can't secure a loan from the bank, you call the mob for an emergency loan you'll soon regret.


PowerBook G4/800: Speed Bumped Or Supercharged?
by Bare Feats
The performance improvements to the 2002 PowerBook are significant.


Wednesday, May 29, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Dave Winer: Why did I think it would work if I did what the software told me to do? Because I was trained by the Macintosh where things like this just work.

An Apple A Day: my iPod blog. News about iPod, things you can do with your iPod, music for your iPod, new software for your iPod, and, of course, hacks for your iPod.

Do you know you can also read Macintosh news via MacNewsWire?

Brent Simmons: If you could read minds, would language matter?

JP: You'll get a million e-mails complaining that your article wasn't long enough.


Can Windows Seize The Data Center?
by David Berlind, ZDNet

Xbox 'Mod Chip' Delivers Stolen Goods
by David Becker, ZDNet
The first Xbox add-ons that purportedly allow the console to play illegally copied game software have gone on sale, but analysts say they're unlikely to inspire a Napster-like wave of copy infringement.

Intel To Offer Some Pieces In A Puzzle
by John Markoff, New York Times
In a four-page press release, Intel goes to great lengths to compare the new Itanium chip with both its previous Itanium and to a competing chip from Sun. Missing in the document, though, is any reference to Intel's own industry-leading Pentium family of microprocessors.

Is The Desktop .Net's Secret Weapon?
by Eric Knorr, ZDNet
Microsoft plans to make deskbound data more easily shareable as information elements dubbed Web Parts.

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