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Thursday, September 12, 2002

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A Happy Geek
by Scott Bradner, NetworkWorldFusion
So I'm in hog heaven, even if I'm almost alone in Harvard's central administration in using a Mac.

Web Services Frustrates Microsoft
by Mike Ricciuti and Charles Cooper, ZDNet
One of Microsoft's top executives said his company is frustrated by the slow adoption of consumer-oriented Web services, once heralded as the future of online commerce.


Adobe Still Struggling Against Economy
by David Becker, CNET
Publishing software giant Adobe Systems reported third-quarter earnings Thursday in line with lowered expectations.

Maya 4.5 Shipping For Mac OS X September 23
by MacMinute
Version 4.5 offers a number of new features, including Maya Fluid Effects, which allows users to create atmospheric effects, pyrotechnics, space effects and a new Ocean Shader tool.

Electronic Music Pairs With Dance For A Show Of GIve, Take
by Elaine Guregian, Beacon Journal
One of the key figures in GroundWorks Dancetheater's performances this weekend and next at Akron's Ice House won't be standing on stage.

Apple Store To Open New Outlet In Troy
by Neal Haldane, The Detroit News
After launching its first Michigan store last month at Twelve Oaks Mall, Apple Computer will open its second retail store in Metro Detroit on Oct. 12 at the Somerset Collection in Troy.

Mac Heads Immortalized In Pixels
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
An enterprising graphic designer from upstate New York has updated and democratized portraiture with a cut-rate service that turns ordinary people into icons for their computer desktops.

Banks Account
by Hamish Mackintosh, The Guardian
What keeps Mac users like you loyal?

New Computer Service, Retail Store Opens In Nashua
by Brad Leighton, Telegraph
Gary Leighton was a pharmacist who became addicted to Apples — the computers, not the food.

Gartland Makes Hollywood Trip
by Jake Krob, West Branch Times
Tom Gartland, a local business consultant and the city's website developer, recently traveled to Hollywood for Apple's "switch" campaign.

Sybase Ships RDBMS For Jaguar Server
by Web Host Industry Review
An enterprise-class relational database management system (RDBMS), ASE is designed for transaction-intensive applications and includes advanced e-business capabilities.


Interview: Cocoa Guru Andrew Stone Of Stone Design
by Carlos Camacho, iDevGames

Leaving The Past Behind
by Stephen Van Esch, Low End Mac
Many people will complain, but eventually the need to be productive will outweigh the need to keep the flame burning.


iPhoto The Missing Manual
by Jon Gales, MacMerc
If you are an aspiring digital photographer, or just have a lot of digital photos hanging around on your computer, iPhoto The Missing Manual is for you!

Mac OS X V 10.2
by Brett Larson, TechTV
It's a completely cleaned-up, optimized, feature-added release of the Mac OS, and well worth the $129 price.

iPhoto 1.1 For Mac OS X: Visual Quickstart Guide
by Dawn C. Schultz,

Adobe FrameMaker 7.0
by Bill Briggs, Macworld
FrameMaker is overkill if all you need is a simple word processor or page-layout application. But if you maintain documents that are both long and long-living, such as books or technical manuals you want to repurpose, you owe it to yourself to check out FrameMaker 7.0, and for authoring structured documents, it's the only game in town.

Apple's New iPod For PCs May Leave Rest In The Dust
by Matthew Fordahl, Associated Press
It works just as well as the Mac iPod — so well, in fact, that other Windows players will be eating dust.


Thursday, September 12, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

3G and Location-Based

What will the killer app for 3G, with its bigger bandwidth and location-based services? Not some boring marketing campaign dreamt up by some desk-bound marketer, offering discount coupons to buy yet another cup of Starbuck once you get near to a shop. It's (once again) games, and it's time to get physical.

The key to the treasure is located 3 miles north of where you are. Get there now!

You are in a maze with twisting corridors, all different.

Oh, and porn too. I just haven't figure out the "location-based" part.


Security Vulnerabilities Persist After IE 6 Patch
by Paul Roberts, InfoWorld
Only three days after the official release of the first patch for Microsoft's Internet Explorer Version 6 Web browser, security experts are raising concerns about security vulnerabilties that were not addressed by the company.

Microsoft And The Portal
by Jim Ericson, Line56
.NET strategist slams portal frameworks as throwback to mainframe mentality; should the portal be deployed bottom up or top down?

Promises, Promises
by Dawn C. Chmielewski, San Jose Mercury News
Does Microsoft's new media player deliver? Well, not exactly.

Can We Count On WiFi In Emergencies?
by Ben Charny, ZDNet
Intel thinks Wi-Fi is a key to pinpointing a cell phone's location.

MS Intros Ultra-Liberal 'Write Your Own Licence' Scheme
by John Lettice, The Register
Hurry hurry hurry, before Microsoft changes its mind and abandons DiY licence agreements.

Open Source .NET Supports Office Challenge
by ComputerWire
A desktop challenger to Microsoft Corp's Office has adopted an open source version of .NET, potentially increasing its appeal to a cross-section of developers.

Internet Explorer Subverts Error Messages
by William Crawford, O'Reilly Network
So that's today's bit of web development wisdom: don't override the standard error codes for your own application.

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