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Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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Has OS X Joined The Band?
by Daniel Keller, Electronic Musician
So here we are, more than a year and a half later, and only a handful of audio applications have placed both feet firmly on the good ship OS X. Hardware drivers and plug-ins also remain a crapshoot. While the rest of the Mac world has been moving to OS X with only minor hiccups, most audio-related companies have lagged far behind. What's the holdup? The answer, as you might expect, depends on whom you ask.

What's In The Cards
by Philip Michaels, Macworld
No one can say with certainty what to expect from Apple in 2003 — no one outside of the immediate vicinity of Steve Jobs's office, anyway. But we've managed to find a dozen people willing to give it their best guess.


Macs Making Music: From Twisted Sister To Sesame Street
by David Ellefson, MacCentral

Screen Supplies 3-D Without Glasses
by Craig Crossma, Knight Ridder Newspaper
Three-dimensional viewing has been around for some time now. What makes these screens really stand out is that they require no special glasses to be worn to see the 3-D images.


The Ghost Of Predictions Past
by Philip Michaels, Macworld
Who could have predicted that 2002 would bring Mac users a flat-panel iMac, a dual-1GHz Power Mac G4, and the ubiquity of OS X software? Last year's panelists, actually. Here's a look back at some of last year's more notable hits and misses.


Dr. Mac's Favorite Mac Books
by Bob LeVitus, OSXFAQ
I love them and try to read at least a couple each week. So here's a list of the best I've read.

iPod, Optical Mouse Among Best Products
by Melissa L. Jones, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
I canít wait to see what comes up next year.

Battling Spam Not Hopeless Scenario
by Mark Kellner, Washington Times

'Tis The Season To Empty The Warehouses
by Matt Foster, Ocala Star Banner
Thereís hardly a computer retailer on the North American continent that isnít coming up with some sort of deal to clear old inventory out of the warehouses.

... While Visions Of PowerBooks Danced In Their Heads
by Troy Dreier, PC Magazine
Apple's latest high-end PowerBook is an excellent machine—one with greater power and a lower price. Many users will be persuaded to ditch their giant desktops for portability when it's time for the next upgrade.

The Tops In Tech, Tweeters To Printers
by stephen Williams, Newsday
So shockingly fashionable, it made the cover of Time magazine right out of the box. But more than a style statement, the New iMac is still pound for pound the most alluring personal computer on the shelf.

Understanding Weblogs
by Wei-Meng Lee, O'Reilly Network
In this article, I'll show you how to build a simple weblog using Radio UserLand, then I'll spend some time explaining the fundamentals behind weblogging.


Tuesday, December 31, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

WHAT MAKES IE SO FAST, or Microsoft's arrogance and confidence.

MUSIC HIGHLIGHT : Andrew Sullivan names Steve Jobs as one of the top ten winners of 2002, "for the iPod alone".

ALWAYS A GOOD RESOLUTION : Windows XP is full of security holes that make life easier for those who would snoop on you. Time to get off the Microsoft bandwagon and switch to Linux, FreeBSD, or Mac OS X.

AND ONE MORE THING... : Remmeber to mop drool off keyboard, desk and flooor, after installing Mac OS X.

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