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Monday, November 18, 2002

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Online Casting Calls Snub Apple
by Stefanie Olsen and Evan Hansen, CNET
Last week's slight from Hollywood is an embarrassing rebuff for Apple, which has positioned itself as the computer maker of choice for consumers hungry for digital media.

A Whole New Initiative
by Eric Fetters, Daily Herald
Renee Radcliff envisions a larger role for computers in the classroom in her new position with Apple Computer.


Apple Offers 'X For Schools,' 'X On Campus' Promotions
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral

Apple Expands AppleCare Protection Program
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
The plan features several enhancements for the mobile and desktop user alike.

Apple Extends Mac OS X Up-To-Date Program
by MacMinute
Upgrade orders must now be postmarked or faxed by November 30.

Apple Announces After-Thanksgiving Special Event
by MacMinute

Apple At The NSBA T+L Conference
by Apple
Apple demonstrated its commitment to helping students excel in a big way by showcasing Mac OS X, the new Curriculum Mobile Labs, and PowerSchool, and highlighting Henrico County Public School's (Virginia) one-to-one technology initiative.

Apple Xserve Server Hits The Spot
by Marc Spiwak and Mario Morejon, CRN
The new Xserve server from Apple Computer is great news for resellers that specialize in networking the vendor's computers.

Grey Matter Animates Clay For Disney
by Post Magazine
Each capture station consists of a Fuji S2 digital camera, interchangeable Nikon prime lenses, an iMac DV 500 MHz computer with a 20 GB hard drive and a minimum of 512 MB of RAM.

Laagan, Tikawali Style
by Sumit Bhattacharya, The Times Of India
An Apple Macintosh computer, a digital movie camera and five young boys huddled in front. There's nothing striking about the scene, except that the boys are from a non-descript Haryana village, and they are working on what will be the third movie written, shot and edited entirely on their own.

Fetishists Really Love Their Macs
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Some Apple devotees take their love for all things Mac farther than others. In one case, a man fell in love with his PowerMac G3.

Businesses, Big And Small, Bet On Wireless Internet Access
by John Markoff, New York Times
The next industry cycle may revolve around a wireless data technology known as Wi-Fi, which has the potential to eventually let anyone with a computer or computing device connect to the Internet at high speeds, without cables.


Waiting For The Mac Tablet
by Matthew Rothenberg, eWeek
The Mac maker isn't talking yet, but I predict it will have plenty to say about Microsoft's new portable-computing initiative next year—if the pen-driven slate takes hold in the market.


Adobe InDesign 2
by Lisa Swanson, macDVonline
The days of Quarkís arrogance are over. Adobe has come to town to slay the beast, and itís armed with the right tools.

Camera, Action! Movie-Editing On Your Desktop
by Charles Arthur, Independent
Apple's product is still the gold standard for these sort of things, and it's easy to see why.

Talking Tomes
by Lee Dembart, International Herald Tribune
The Internet offers an alternative to buying or renting audio books by mail: Download the books you want to hear.


Monday, November 18, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

LIFE, ERASED : Doc Sealrs has just lost almost all of his e-mails to Eudora on OS X. I wish him good luck in getting them back, although the tale is getting less and less hopeful as days go by.


MS Exec Rattles Sabre, Suggests Linux Could Infringe Patents
by John Lettice, The Register
The CEO of Microsoft Israel has played the FUD card against Linux, raising doubts about the provenance of the intellectual property in the software.

Ballmer: Tablets Will Erase Laptops
by Ian Fried and Stephen Shankland, ZDNet
Although tablet PCs represent just a sliver of the PC market today, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer says the new category could eventually account for one-third of all computers—by supplanting the laptop.

Gates Proposes Web-Enabled Alarm Clocks
by Mark Hachman, ExtremeTech
Do you need a Web-enabled alarm clock that can tell you traffic conditions, too? What about the luxury of carrying the Web into other parts of the house, rather than walking to and sitting down at a desk? If you answered "yes" to either question, you're just what Microsoftóand the tech industryóneeds.

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