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Thursday, January 23, 2003

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Apple Delays iLife Launch
by Ian Fried, CNET
Apple Computer has delayed by a week the scheduled launch for iLife, its collection of programs for playing music, making movies, editing photos and creating custom DVDs.

Apple's Office Politics
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
As crazy as this made-in-Cupertino-office-suite theory may sound, Apple has made a habit in recent years of making unexpected strategic moves, such as launching a chain of retail stores and building a portable MP3 player. Why not AppleWorks Pro?

Mac Users Find Glitches With Keynote
by Ian Fried, CNET
Apple Computer originally created its new Keynote software to allow its boss, Steve Jobs, to make it through speeches without a hitch. But now that the company has released the presentation program to the public, early customers say it is anything but bug-free.


'We Will Build A Business-Friendly Environment': Apple Japan President
by Nobuo Hayashi, NikkeiBP

Apple: First 'School Night At The Apple Store' Jan 29
by Ron Carlson, Insanely Great Mac

Vintage PC's, Fondly Collected
by Phil Patton, New York Times
The holy grail of computer collectors is the Apple I, with only about two dozen in existence.

12" PowerBook In Stock At Apple Stores
by MacMinute


Apple's Chess Game With Microsoft: Check!
by John martellaro,
Of course, all this is just a fantasy. A conjecture. And the Macworld San Francisco Keynote 2003 was just a smoke and mirrors show by a checkers player. Right?

Poll: Desirable 12-Inch PowerBook Edges 17-Inch
by Macworld UK
Answering Macworld's online poll "Which PowerBook is for you", 39 per cent of readers plumped for the compact 12.1-inch PowerBook G4 - narrowly beating the preferences of the 34 per cent who'd rather have the new 17-inch PowerBook.


The Little iTunes Book
by Jon Gales,

Nostromo N50 SpeedPad
by Greg Gant, Inside Mac Games
Rarely are gamepads entertaining to use, but the n50 is an exception. The only thing holding it back from widespread adoption is the fact that it is designed for first and third person shooters. Fortunately Mac gamers can still get plenty of use out of it.

Switching From A PC To A Pair Of Macs
by Kevin Webb, Low End Mac
Friend buys a Power Mac and an iBook — and uses FireWire Disk Mode to tie them together.

The Next Front(ier) In The Disruption Of Traditional Media
by Rusty Coats, American Press Institute
The power of RSS goes beyond websites to applications that are designed to parse headlines from numerous sources.


Thursday, January 23, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

YES, I'M CONFUSED : If I had too much money to spare right now, I would have a very hard time deciding on whether to get the new 12-inch PowerBook, or the 12-inch iBook.

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE : Patrick Berry speculates that RIAA is more involved in Apple's game plan than it appears.

MEANWHILE... : Do consider electing Steve Jobs as the next president of the United States.


New Microsoft Flaw Exposes Servers
by Robert Lemos, ZDNet
Microsoft warned system administrators on Wednesday that a new flaw in its Windows 2000 and NT domain controllers could leave their networks open to attack.

Microsoft Appeals Java Ruling
by Reuters
Microsoft asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to shelve a lower court order that would force it to start incorporating Sun Microsystems' Java programming language into its Windows operating system.

Sputering Growth Sparks Changes At MSN
by Jim Hu, CNET
Microsoft is rethinking the marketing strategy for its new MSN 8 Internet service, amid signs of stagnant growth and just months after launching a $300 million advertising campaign aimed at closing the gap on rival America Online.

Microsoft Loses Showdown In Houston
by Byron Acohido, USA Today
The nation's fourth-largest city rebuffed Microsoft's offer and has embraced an obscure competitor called SimDesk. SimDesk delivers software over the Internet at a fraction of the cost of Microsoft's Office, a software suite used on 94% of America's office personal computers.

Cisco, Microsoft Zero In On IT
by Ben Charny, CNET
Cisco Systems said Wednesday that along with partner Microsoft it had begun offering businesses a new blueprint for installing office systems based on Windows 2000 and hardware from both companies.

Microsoft Auto Software Hits Exit Ramp
by Margaret Kane, CNET
Microsoft is selling its Dealerpoint software business to Reynolds and Reynolds in a deal worth about $7 million, the companies said Wednesday.

Dell Throws Weight Behind Clusters
by John G. Spooner, CNET
Dell Computer is adding more hardware to its high-performance clusters, aiming to up the number of computers that share heavyweight computing jobs.

AMD Talks Up Opteron Chip
by John G. Spooner and Stephen Shankland, CNET
Though the new processor won't make its debut until April, AMD is talking it up in front of the crowds at this week's LinuxWorld trade show here.

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