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Tuesday, February 4, 2003

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Apple Trims Prices, Product Array
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Apple Computer on Tuesday simplified its consumer Macintosh line and slashed prices as it seeks to gain market share from Windows XP-based PCs.

Apple Updates The iMac; Lowers Price On iMac And eMac
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Apple Computer Inc. on Tuesday updated its flat panel iMac all-in-one consumer computer, giving the system a speed bump and many of the same technologies added to the Power Mac line last week.


Freshmen Debut First-Year-Life Videos
by Whitney Robinson, The Chronicle
The Froshlife iMovie project, sponsored by Student Affairs, the Office of Information Technology and Apple Computer, allowed freshman to create short films about "the first-year experience."

G4 Chips Smell Of Stopgap
by David Frith, The Australian
You can't help feeling these new machines are stopgap models, holding a place for Apple in the professional market until new chips become available.

No 'G' Whiz For Wireless
by John Taschek, eWeek
Sales of 802.11g-based hardware are on fire, but organizations could get burned by buying into "g" now.

Losses Grow For Corel
by David Becker, CNET
Canadian software maker Corel, in the midst of a difficult turnaround bid, on Monday reported a wider loss for its fourth quarter and 2002 fiscal year.

Jared Micah Herman: Award-Winning Director Captures Beauty WIthin Tragedy
by Stephanie Jorgl, Apple

OmniWeb 4.2 Beta Released
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The Omni Group said that OmniWeb 4.2 improves compatibility with Web servers, and adds new preferences to aid in downloading files and managing Internet plug-ins.


Living The iLife
by Michael Logan, MacWrite

New Apple Apps: The Good, The Bad, The Stupid
by Stephan Somogyi, ZDNet
It boggles my mind that Apple, the company that insists it's all about attention to detail, would ship a scheduling app that behaves so stupidly.

iPhoto 2 Steps Into The Frame
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
It's just frustrating to see a program with so many hints of greatness dragged down by what look like sloppy omissions.

iMovie, Take 3
by Jeff Carlson, TidBITS
With more work and some dedicated attention to fixing some glitches and performance issues on Apple's part, iMovie 3 could become the update I've been waiting for.

The Great Interface-Off: FireWire Vs. USB 2.0
by Cade Metz, PC Magazine


Tuesday, February 4, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

15" SUPERDRIVE GONE? : The 15" iMac with SuperDrive is gone, apparently.

APPLE STORE CLOSED : The online Apple Store is closed at this time. (8.14 am EDT) Looks like the iMac rumors may be true. Update: Okay, the iMac has been updated.

By the way, I am planning to visit The Apple Retail Store at The Grove (Los Angeles) later this month. :-)

HOTEL SUGGESTION : Hi guys, I am looking for recommendations for hotels to stay in Los Angeles.


Microsoft Warns SEC Of Open-Source Threat
by Peter Galli, eWeek
Microsoft Corp. may in the future be forced to lower its software prices as a result of the growth of open source, the company cautioned in its latest filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Xbox Losses Mount; Office Profits Up
by Reuters
Microsoft nearly doubled its losses from the Xbox video game console in the December quarter, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Microsoft Wins Stay Of Java Order
by Declan McCullagh, CNET
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted Microsoft a stay of a Jan. 21 decision from U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz in Baltimore, who gave the company 120 days to begin including Sun's latest Java runtime environment in every copy of Windows and Internet Explorer.

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