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Monday, June 17, 2002


Microsoft Updates IE For Mac
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
The update comes as browser competition begins to heat up on the Mac.

Academic Outwits Burglar With Magazine Ad
by Ananova
A New Zealander who had his computer stolen found the thief by placing an advert in a computer magazine.


Some Thoughts On The New PowerBook Posmo G4 Processor Upgrades
by Charles W. Moore,

Being A Paper Hog Keeps Him So Happy
by Roger Harris, Ventura County Star
Remember the paperless society?


MP3 Devices, Prices All Over The Place
by Jefferson Graham, USA Today
The iPod's tiny hard drives come from Toshiba, an the competition didn't emulate size because "we have patents pending" on the internal design.

QuickTime 6 — Not So Fast
by Jan Ozer, PC Magazine
QuickTime 6 is worth considering for publishiners who stream video to a range of devices, including wireless ones and set top boxes, where the access and simplicity of supporting one format may outweigh MPEG-4's royalty fees and inferior video quality.

Zend Studio
by Elizabeth Fulghum, New Architect
2.0 development tools for PHP grow up.


Monday, June 17, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Apple In The Orchard

If you read all the way to the end of this article, you'd find that there will be a new Apple Computer concept store right at the heart of Singapore's shopping district.

What I hope to see is a more browsable shop design, which current Apple retailers lack. I wonder if this new Apple retail shop (which, I heard, is not by Apple Computer, Inc.) will be large enough to copy the Apple Retail Store's layout.

Colors On My Screen

Darn, today I just discovered that the combination of Windows XP and IBM ThinkPad would not allow me to switch to 256-grayscale colors on the laptop. Not even 256 colors — that would require a trip down to Compatability Wizard.

Isn't it just yesterday we used to turn off color to speed up graphics performance?


The Dell Curve
by Michael Schrage, Wired
Michael Dell built a radical and profitable direct sales machine. So why hasn't the world jumped on his business model?

Intel Builds Servers, Block By Block
by Stephen Shankland, CNET
Intel is releasing several "building blocks" to make it easier for business partners to build servers using Intel processors, the company will announce Monday.

Pet Peeves About Each .NET Language
by Jose Mojica, O'Reilly Network
Each language has things that annoy me so much about them that they keep me from fully committing to them.

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