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Thursday, September 26, 2002

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MP3 As Family Music Tool
by Larry Magid, San Jose Mercury News
After using an iPod for a couple of weeks, I'm now convinced the category has legs.

Profits From Piracy
by Sam Williams, Salon
Evidence is mounting that cracking down on software copyright infringement may not be good for business. Case study: Microsoft in China.


.Mac Subscription Time Nears; Files To Be Purged Oct 1
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Users that don't subscribe by the September 30 deadline will lose any files, pictures and any other information stored on their iDisk, but usernames will be available indefinitely.

10 Mobile Technologies To Watch
by Jon Frott, San Jose Mercury News

Toast 5.2 Titanium Coming Next Week
by MacMinute

Macworld Show Close To Boston Return
by scott Van Voorhis, Business Today
The Hub is close to stealing an Apple from the Big Apple, in a deal that could pump tens of millions of dollars into the city's beleagured economy, sources say.

An Upgrade Card That Fires Up FireWire And USB Connections
by Stephen C. Miller, New York Times
Keyspan's USB2+FireWire Card is one way to retrofit existing systems.

Mac King
by Hamish Mackintosh, The Guardian
"Apple is like a strange drug that you just can't quite get enough of!"


Apple Losing Ground In Education: A Teacher's Perspective From The Trenches
by Jeff Adkins, Low End Mac
If you look at the decision making process at a typical two-platform school, you find that the Macs are increasingly relegated to enclaves where teachers, like myself, make a concerted effort to concentrate them in one place.

He Can't Do That!
by Michael Swaine, Dr. Dobb's Journal
I think that some people have lingered too long in the range of Steve's famous Reality-Distortion Field.


First Impressions Of .Mac Backup And Virex
by Bernie Zenis, ResExcellence
I am not impressed and sometimes disappointed.

Flat Panels Handiest In Tight Quarter
by Mike Himowitz, Baltimore Sun

Let It Rip
by Steve Makris, The Edmonton Journal
Everything about the iPod is smart.

Shootout: Final Cut Pro 3 Vs. Avid Xpress DV 3.5
by Peter May, CreativeMac
These are both capable, professional edit systems built to satisfy professional editors.

Sizing Up The .Mac Internet Service
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
After waffling for a month and a half, I subscribed to .Mac, anyway. What changed my mind?


Thursday, September 26, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Kamiloiki Elementary School has a new iMac for every teacher.

Portola Valley schools has new iBooks.


Microsoft Ponders Windows Upgrade For '04
by Mary Jo Foley, eWeek
According to developers close to the Redmond, Wash., company, a proposal to deliver a Windows 'Yukon' release—timed to tide over Microsoft and its users until the long-awaited Longhorn debuts—is on the company's drawing boards.

Microsoft, Intel Elbow Into Wireless
by Carmen Nobel, eWeek
Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are putting their muscle behind new WLAN components, but the heavyweights' actions have others in the industry worried they will complicate standards development and limit choices.

Showtime, Microsoft Style
by Rob Fixmer, New York Times
Does the world really want Microsoft dictating multimedia formats to the Internet and entertainment industries? In the end, I suspect Media Player 9's success may depend less on its many innovations than on the public's willingness to surrender so much gatekeeping authority to the Windows juggernaut.

Micosoft Posts Steps To Change XP Keys
by David Worthington, eWeek
The move, which started as a customer service to help users legitimately change keys, could actually serve as a blueprint of sorts for hackers to access XP keys, some said.

Itanium 2 Success Hinges On Microsoft
by Brian Richardson, MetaGroup
Although Itanium 2 is a much stronger hardware platform than the first Itanium, broad near-term market acceptance will now hinge on Microsoft software support.

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