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Wednesday, December 18, 2002


New Microsoft MacBU Manager Named
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Roz Ho, an eleven-year Microsoft veteran, has been named general manager of the company's Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU).

Connectix Unveils Virtual PC 6.0
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Virtual PC 6.0 continues to blur the lines between Mac OS and Windows.

Cherry Hill Students Might Receive Laptops
by Barbara S. Rothschild, Courier-Post
The school district could launch a pilot program as early as this spring to provide wireless laptop computers for every student and teacher beginning in fourth grade.

Compromised In A Flash
by Robert Lemos, CNET
A flaw found in Macromedia's animation software leaves Web surfers vulnerable to attack when they visit an Internet site or, possibly, open an e-mail, a security firm said Tuesday.

NoteTaker 2003 Released For Mac OS X
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
NoteTaker 2003 is a Mac OS X product for managing personal notes, Web site URLS, lists, outlines, projects, and information of any type that can be stored on a computer.

Macromedia Releases Director MX For OS X
by Remy Davison, Insanely Great Mac
Macromedia has announced the immediate availability of Director MX for OS X, its professional application for creating interactive content for web, kiosks and optical media.

Apple Specialist Haddock Opens Fourth Store
by MacNN


OS 9: Alive Or Dead?
by Marc Zeedar, MacOPINION
The bottom line is that it will cost Quark in the long run.

So Where Does The Buck Stop?
by Charles Wright, Sydney Morning Herald
"In the end, either you stand behind the product or you don't. And I decided that if you want to stay in business, you stand behind the product."

There's No Middle Ground For Apple
by Andrew Leckey, Chicago Tribune
What's the outlook for Apple Computer?

DoCoMo And MPEG-4 And QuickTime (Oh My?)
by PlaybackTime
It's gutsy to try and spin the DoCoMo announcement as part of an Apple master plan, since DoCoMo's plans to support 3GPP had nothing to do with Apple or QuickTime.

Where Are All The Good Apples?
by Mike Berman, osOpinion
I want the Mac those folks on TV are using.


New On DVD: A Slideshow Of Your Family's Vacation
by Walter S. Mossberg, Wall Street Journal
The Mac produced by far the best slideshow discs, not only because they were burned onto DVDs instead of VCDs, but because the iDVD program has the handsomest and most professional-looking options for menus and backgrounds.

Gateway And Apple: Substance Vs. Style?
by David Sheets, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
When it comes to Gateway's Profile 4 series and Apple's iMac, the question as to which quality is most apparent between the two becomes as broad as the audience both are trying to reach.

Hopelessly Addicted To .Mac Online Services
by Julo Ojeda-Zapata, Saint Paul Pioneer Press


Wednesday, December 18, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

MY EYES ARE ON YOU : The FBI has a new way of tracking terrorists... that you will never even notice.


The New Electric Company
by James Surowiecki, Wired
Microsoft is a 21st-century utility — fat , slow, and vulnerable.

Microsoft 'X#' On Tap?
by mary Jo Foley, Microsoft-Watch
Could Microsoft be working behind the scenes on another new programming language?

German City Drops Windows For Linux
by John Blau, InfoWorld
A community of 36,000 in southern Germany, plans to build its entire IT infrastructure on the open source Linux operating system, replacing Windows from Microsoft Corp.

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