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Sunday, November 10, 2002

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Connecting To The Schools: Studnet Information Systems On The Rise By Districts In The State
by Gretchen Fowler, The Grand Island Independent
The days when students could try to hide their report cards from their parents or skip out of school are quickly slipping away.


Macs Sound Out Success For Musician And Engineers
by Apple
"It would be hard to imagine a movie, TV spot, or television show today that has not been touched in some way by Pro Tools... and most of it's done on Macs."

District 54 Students To Take Laptops Home If Parents Agree
by Alan Crowell, Maine Today
Students will be able to take their Apple iBooks home after they and their parents attend a family orientation meeting and parents sign a form taking responsibility for the machines.

Fighting Microsoft The Open-Source Way
by Erick Schonfeld, Business 2.0
Apple, IBM, and Sun have opened up their software code to the public in their battle against Redmond. It just might work.

Q&A With Adobe's Susan Prescott
by Andrew Shalat, Macworld
Macworld recently spoke to Susan Prescott, Adobe's vice president of cross-media publishing, about her company's efforts to attract new users to InDesign, XML support in the page-layout application, and Adobe's network-publishing strategy.

Xerox Settles, Apple Awaits
by MacUser
Xerox is the latest company to settle a dispute over a printing technology patent held by Pitney Bowes.


The Friendly TiBook - iBook Rivalry
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
I'm sure to the eyes of uninformed visitors who surf the Apple Store, the iBooks are the "entry level" notebooks and the Titanium PowerBooks are for pros. Ha! Nothing could be farther from the truth.


'Rapunzel' CD-ROM Lets Barbie Free Her Prince
by Gene Emery, Reuters
So how does Barbie respond to this devastating tragedy? She redecorates, of course!

Speakable Web Services
by Jon Udell, O'Reilly Network
Apple has done a marvelous job with the recognition and control systems, and now that you can script the Internet so easily in OS X, it's straightforward to build useful voice-driven commands that invoke external as well as local services.


Sunday, November 10, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

GET CONTENT SIZE : According to this web application, 55.88% of MyAppleMenu home page is pure content.

Take that, Applelinks. :-)

A MATTER OF TASTE? : Somehow, Mac Net Journal looks better when the author ditches Radio Userland and moved on to Tinderbox. It is looking cleaner and friendier.

Userland has always been a company that doesn't care much about the desktop user interface. Its Mac applications doesn't look like Mac applications, while its Windows applications doesn't look like Windows applications.


Can Tablets Cure PC Industry?
by Walter S. Mossberg, Wall Street Journal
So, if you pine to take digital notes at meetings, or do a lot of on-screen reading of long documents and don't mind spending an extra $250 or so, the Tablet PC may be for you. For everyone else, I'd advise waiting until these things get better.

Tablet PCs Mix Science Fiction And Real-World Fiction
by Rob Pegoraro, Washington Post
In trying to combine the simplicity of paper with the power of a computer, they lose both qualities.

MS: Still A Smartphone Player?
by Elisa Batista, Wired News
Shortly after one of Microsoft's key partners unceremoniously dumped its software for one made by Nokia, the company said it remains a player in the combination cell-phone and PDA smartphone market.

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