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Tuesday, January 14, 2003

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Mozilla Hurt By Apple Blast
by Paul Festa, ZDNet
AOL Time Warner's Mozilla project is facing new questions about quality after Apple Computer's release of a browser based on rival open-source code.

Music, Technology Groups Agree On Copyright Plans
by Associated Press
Under the plan, future generations of entertainment devices won't be required by law to have locking controls that make it more difficult to copy digital entertainment.


Digital Media Deals
by Leonard Fischer, Gannett News Service
"Consumers are the real victors here."

Apple Retail Store Coming To Burlingame, CA
by MacNN

Third Party Run Strong At Macworld
by Matthew Rothenberg, eWeek
While Apple Computer Inc. dominated last week's Macworld Expo/San Francisco with product releases that ranged from new professional notebooks to presentation and browser software, third-party developers also used the annual West Coast gathering as a launchpad for their latest Mac wares.

Macworld Expo Attracts Over 90,000 Attendees
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral

MacBowl 2003 Raises $15,500 For SF School
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Exhibitors at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Calif. took some time out on a rainy Thursday evening last week to raise $15,500 in computer equipment and cash for a San Francisco elementary school in need at the third annual MacBowl.

Apple Objects To Microsoft Settlement
Apple's complaint largely revolves around the destiny of funds that are not claimed by individuals and businesses who qualify for rebate vouchers under the $1.1 billion settlement.

Microsoft Releases Office V. X 10.1.3
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
According to Microsoft the update fixes several issues with the Italian Spelling Tool and the French Proofing Tools.


Apple's Last Minute Decision Was A Good One
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
Apple's handling of the iApps is just another indicator that this company is ready for serious business in 2003 — and that Steve Jobs is definitely still in charge.

Now That Apple Has Started, It Had Better Finish The Safari
by Mac Net Journal
If Apple's goal is to make Mac OS X the ultimate destination for both beginning as well as high end users who want to use the Mac as a digital hub then they need to think beyond the obvious first steps.

Apple Steals The Show
by James Mathewson, ComputerUser
Steve Jobs trumped Bill Gates by a longshot.

Is Microsoft Losing Control?
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Olw
A few well-aimed chinks in the armor that may, over time, begin to spread big time.

A Macintosh May Be In Your Future
by Dan Farber, ZDNet
Apple keeps setting the bar higher for the industry in personal computing. The question is whether best of breed products are sufficient to alter market dynamics and the buying habits of corporations for whom cost reduction and platform standardisation are key drivers of technology acquisition.

What Is Apple Thinking? We'll Have To Wait And See
by Andy Ihnatko, Chicago Sun-Times
Apple's sending the message that Mac OS X is big enough and strong enough that it doesn't necessarily need to suck up to Microsoft or any other industry powerhouse; bringing the same leadership and innovation to software as they have done for hardware. Or are the Apple corps just alienating some of their strongest allies?

Apple Reduces Its Microsoft Dependency
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
Call me an optimist, but I hope that Apple reducing its dependency on Microsoft will motivate Microsoft to take renewed interest in moving Office X and Internet Explorer forward in interesting and innovative ways.


StuffIt Deluxe 7.0.1
by Robert Paul Leitao, ATPM
StuffIt Deluxe 7 offers users slightly better compression than previous versions of the product and greater integration with the Unix-based Mac OS X.

Browser For Mac Users Has Good Start
by Mark Kellner, Washington Times
The new software is not — I repeat, not — quite ready for prime time. But it's a very good start.

Apple's iPhoto Superior To New Windows Offerings
by Walter Mossberg, Associated Press

New PowerBooks: Mini Me And The Lunch Tray
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
Apple was careful to provide a rational way for people to choose among Apple's iBook and PowerBook models.

Safari Bug, Enhancement And Feature Notes
by MacNN
To date, a number of bugs, conflicts and compatibility issues have been identified, and in some cases these problems have been resolved by Apple, or third-party developers.


Tuesday, January 14, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong


Apple will introduce tabbed browsing in Safari, because almost every review and every discussion forum asked for it.

Apple will not introduce tabbed browsing in Safari, because Apple's home page will look very ugly, with two rows of tabs. Reminds folks of Microsoft.

ALL THE THANKS : Steve Jobs, commeting in CARS, "You know, I do and I do and I do for you people and htis is the thanks I get?"

WHAT'S THAT ON A WINDOWS SITE? A Mac laptop? Asked Julio Ojeda-Zapata.


Phone Maker Details Microsoft Divorce
by Ben Charny, CNET
U.K.-based cell-phone maker Sendo has filed a lawsuit accusing Microsoft of engaging in a "secret plan" to push the small maker of cell-phone software into bankruptcy.

An Open Letter To Microsoft
by Kevin Bedell, O'Reilly Network
Here's my real question: When is MS going to become a Great Technology Company too?

Judge Says Trade Groups Can't Appeal Ruling On Microsoft
by Scarlet Pruitt, InfoWorld
In an opinion released Saturday, U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said that the groups failed to prove that the settlement deal impaired their ability to protect their interests, or that the settlement did not adequately represent them in the case.

Dell Seeks To Cash In With Retailers
by John G. Spooner, CNET
The company said on Monday at the National Retail Federation's Convention and Expo in New York that it would enter the market for retail point-of-sale equipment with a new line of electronic cash registers.

Time To Stop The Microsoft Merry-Go-Round
by Mike Berman, osOpinion
Let's face it: No one was really happy with the slap on the wrist Microsoft received after years of court wrangling over its dirty, monopolistic deeds. But it's time to move on to other things.

Nimble Edge Slowly Erodes For Microsoft
by Paul Andrews, Seattle Times
As bleak as the technology sector looks, there's one bright spot: The Microsoft monopoly is dead.

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