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Tuesday, September 17, 2002

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Pioneer Warns Of "Hot" DVD Drives
by Richard Shim, ZDNet
Pioneer Electronics said Tuesday that its DVD rewritable drives can cause PCs or DVD players to overheat when recording on certain high-speed disks.

.Mac Subscribers Top 100,000
by MacMinute
Apple today announced that more than 100,000 users have signed up for the company's .Mac Web services since it was launched in July.

Apple Readies First Jaguar Update
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
The Mac OS X 10.2.1 update, which includes bug fixes and enhancements, would come less than a month after Apple launched the desktop and sever versions of Jaguar.


Apple Plays Up .Mac Subscriptions
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
While .Mac signups may be progressing slowly, the move to paid services also is the right thing to do, say analysts.

Apple Mac Treat For The Avid
by James Norman, The Australian
In the same way that Photoshop overtook Paintbox in the last decade as the industry and consumer standard in image manipulation, high-quality digital video editing software is becoming much more accessible to the mass market.

Are Apples Good For Your Teeth?
by Peter Sayer, IDG News Service
"Today, people are more likely to buy a Macintosh because it's beautiful, it makes the [dental] consulting room more attractive."


Switcher Stories Follow Up
by Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Network
A lot of people responded to that column, and I'd like to post some of their comments here, as well as invite the rest of you to weigh in.

Mac OS X On X86 Could Be A Good Idea
by Robert Accettura,
No matter what happens with the AIM (Apple, IBM, Motorola) alliance and the future of the PowerPC, Apple would have a business plan.


by Scott Dewbre, MacDirectory
iPhoto takes the drudgery out of organizing your digital photos and makes it fun to view and share your pictures with the rest of the world.

Ultimate Home PC Showdown: Apple iMac Vs. Gateway Profile 4
by Gene Steinberg, Gannett News Service
In our own tests, the Gateway still bested the iMac, but our results, which duplicated some of Gateway's tests and added some others, showed it was no slam-dunk.

Two More Tools For Fixing Photos
by Miami Herald
While Elements 2.0 requires more learning, it is stuffed with far more effects, tools and improvements.

Avid Xpress DV
by Brett Larson, TechTV
With a price tag of over $1,000, Xpress DV won't find itself in the hands of as many people as Final Cut Pro or Premiere, but it will suit the needs of its owners just fine. Its flexibility, compatibility, and real-time effects will be a dream come true for many video editors.

Final Draft Could Provide A Hollywood Ending
by Andy Ihnatko, Chicago Sun-Times
If you're an aspiring screenwriter, though, you've lucked out. You deserve the perfect tool. Scrape together $249 in tip money and buy Final Draft.

UC Berkeley's Harvey On The Logo Experience
by John Jerney, The Daily Yomiuri
In addition to being interactive, where you enter statements using the keyboard and watch the results appear immediately on screen, Logo has two addition features that make it an obvious selection for kids.

by Jon Gales,


Tuesday, September 17, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong


The sad, sad tale of a Windows household.

Mac People: Humberto Cuentas's role is to "use the understanding of hipo-hop to include with the teaching of the school..."

An Apple A Day: Living on a thin line between sanity and insanity: diaries of the unsane ones.


PC Squeeze Means DVDs For The Masses
by John G Spooner, CNET
Budget PC buyers could land a once-luxury DVD burner as computer makers use lower prices to chase sales ahead of the holiday season.

Future Intel Chips - Hacker Proof?
by Matthew Yi, San Francisco Chronicle
Intel Corp. will begin hard-wiring security features into future generations of chips in order to help fend off hackers and viruses, Intel President and Chief Operating Officer Paul Otellini said Monday.

Sun Expands StarOffice Giveaway
by Stephen Shankland, ZDNet
Sun Microsystems will give away its StarOffice software to ministries of education in Europe and Africa, the company is expected to announce Tuesday, in an effort to undermine rival Microsoft.

A Microsoft Pioneer Leaves To Strike Out On His Own
by Steve Lohr, New York Times
Charles Simonyi's start-up is called the Intentional Software Corporation. Its goal is to build software tools and technology to make the task of programming less complicated and more productive.

Getting Started With C#, Part 1
by Jesse Liberty, O'Reilly Network
Find out how to write your first C# program in this book excerpt from Learning C#.

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