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Wednesday, November 13, 2002

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Maine Spawns Budding Kubricks
by Katie Dean, Wired News
Digital cameras, laptops and Apple iMovie software help schoolkids tap into their inner filmmakers.


BareBones Releases BBEdit 7.0 With CVS Support And More
by MacMinute
Version 7.0 introduces a number of new features, including integrated support for CVS, the ability to easily configure multiple Web sites, powerful new Sort Lines and Process Duplicate plug-ins, rectangular selection support, ASP/VBScript syntax coloring support, and more.

Stephen King Lends Voice To Laptop Program
by Associated Press
Stephen King is lending his voice of support to Maine's program to equip middle school students with laptop computers. And he's even holding out the prospect of teaching students online.

Apple Releases Sherlock 3 SDK
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
According to Apple, everything required to develop a channel is provided in the Sherlock 3 Channel SDK.


An Apple For Teacher Ain't Enough
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
Neither is a Dell. A classroom computer can help, if a teacher knows what to do with it. At least here, Apple is trying.


The Best Value Apple Portables Ever
by Charles Moore, MacOPINION
Despite the rumor mills and the premature Website update, Apple managed to surprise us.

Mac OS 10.2: Breaking The iCandy Barrier
by Justin Siemens,
If you can find OS X versions of all your software, OS 10.2 will be a joy to use.

Elegant Engineering
by Garry Barker, Sydney Morning Herald
Now, listen here, Santa, mate ... !

Installing Oracle 9i On Mac OS X
by David Simpson, O'Reilly Network


Wednesday, November 13, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

SIGN OF PROBLEMS? According to Elizabeth MacDonald in Forbes...

[Had it expensed its stock options last year,] Apple Computer's 2001 earnings would have plunged deeper into the red, to a loss of $1.22 a share versus its reported loss of 7 cents a share.

CIRCLE OF LIFE : I have a lot of fond memories playing Food Chain. Now, you can get it at only $3.95. Too bad there's no Mac OS X version available...

MAC PEOPLE : Lance Bangs, videographer, "Jackass: The Movie", "Being John Malkovich", Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's wedding video.

MAC PEOPLE : Derek DeLotto and Nicholas David, publisher, "Street Style" magazine.

MOVIES MOVIES : Did you know that there is a fundamental difference in how movies are being rated in Singapore than in the States?

In the U.S., the film distributor submits a film, and gets a rating.

In Singapore, the film distributor submits a film and a desired rating, and gets back a decision: either approve without cuts, approve with cuts, or banned.


Gates' Comdex: Net Appliances Redux
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates will show off smart objects—small, Internet-enabled household items—at Comdex next week, as PC makers gear up for the second wave of Internet appliances.

Microsoft's Next Challenge: Corporate IM
by Jim Hu, Joe Wilcox and Evan Hansen, CNET
Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a new instant messaging service aimed at corporate customers, jump-starting belated efforts by the software giant to tap the fast-growing, new market for the hugely popular technology.

Start-Up To Carve Out Tablet Niche
by John G. Spooner, CNET
StepUp Computing, a start-up formed by former Emachines executives, is launching an inexpensive tablet computer.

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