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Saturday, November 9, 2002

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Apple Ahead Of Pack In Eliminating Spam
by Charles Bermant, Seattle Times
The strength of OS X's spam-filtering ability is proprietary technology, something called "adaptive latent semantic analysis" that comes out of Apple's research group.


Shrine: Little iMacs Everywhere
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
When he came to America, a Brazilian-born photographer struggled to build a successful imaging business. Now he's turned his studio into a pious homage to the technology that helped him hit it big: Macs.

Shooting From The Hip
by Joseph Gallivan, Portland Tribune
If moviemaking is still the American lingua franca, then slang is definitely in.

Original Mac Veteran Leads Sun Desktop Charge
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
Sun's Desktop strategy — "Project Madhatter" — is taking shape.

Fantom Intros 52x FireWire CD-RW
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral

Maine Software Grant Largest Gift Ever To State
by Glenn Adams, Associated Press
Its attention drawn by Maine's middle-school laptop program, a Texas company said Thursday it's giving Maine schools software valued at $400 million to help the state implement its pioneering effort.

Nisus Writer For OS X Coming Soon
by Rob McNair-Huff, Mac Net Journal


Keyspan USB2+Firewire Card
by Ian Johnson, Globe And Mail

These Two Desktops Contain One-Of-A-Kind Features
by Dwight Silverman, Houston Chronicle
While the price on this may seem a little steep, particularly with the monitor added, it's actually an excellent buy considering the amount of power you get from the dual processors.

Incorporating Rendezvous Into Your Cocoa Applications
by Mike Beam, O'Reilly Network

First Look: Updated Apple iBooks, PowerBooks
by Brett Larson, TechTV
Apple sizzles with performance improvements and price cuts that are tough to resist.

Stuffit Deluxe 7.0.1
by Gary Coyne,
Magic Menu should have been fixed for X.2 as a repair, not as a paid update. Unless you need the Magic Menu and unless you are willing to risk the possible destruction of application package names being truncated, there is little need to upgrade.

Major Improvements Needed For Mac OS X's Mail Application
by Pierre Igot,
Mail has some rather major annoyances, as well as more minor flaws that get in the way of my computing activities and goals.


Saturday, November 9, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong


How many times do I have to say I'm sorry?


A Single-Minded Focus On Multiple Threads
by Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
In developing a radical new technology, Intel designers and engineers had to change the way they thought about chips.

It's Official: No Longhorn Server On Tap
by Mary Jo Foley, eWeek
Microsoft has decided to skip a Windows server release to coincide with the Longhorn client and instead jump directly to Blackcomb, company officials confirmed Friday.

Xbox Shakeup Signals Uncertainty
by Reuters
The head of Microsoft's Xbox business in Japan will step down and move to the U.S. headquarters, marking uncertainty over the fate of the company's already-weak Japanese game operations.

Dell Makes A Wireless Connection
by John G. Spooner, CNET
Dell will include the 802.11b and 802.11a wireless formats as standard features in all of its new Latitude notebooks as it releases new versions throughout the year.

Microsoft Settlement: Done Deal
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Microsoft and the Justice Department on Friday filed a revised settlement in the software giant's long-standing antitrust case.

Microsoft Picks Compliance Committee
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Microsoft said Friday it has established a compliance committee to enforce an antitrust remedy issued a week ago by a federal judge.

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