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Monday, February 10, 2003

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Live The iLife
by Neil McIntosh, The Guardian
Cheap, simple video editing software, and now a cheap, simple means of distribution: it all adds up to something that's well worth making a fuss about.

Apple Upgrades Xserve, Intros Xserve RAID
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Apple Computer on Monday upgraded the company's Xserve 1U rackmount server adding a dual 1.33GHz Power PC G4 processor. The company also released the long awaited Xserve RAID, a 3U rack storage system with a 2.5TB storage capacity.


Apple Updates X11
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Apple on Monday released an update to its implementation of the X11 Windowing system, bringing the current version to 0.2.

Apple Upgrades Servers, Unveils Storage
by Ian Fried, CNET
"Apple is entering the storage market pretty late in the game at a time when battle lines have been clearly drawn and loyalties are firmly entrenched."

Fed-Up iPhoto Users Lobby Apple
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Apple today faces being swamped by angry iPhoto users demanding to know when they can expect full-feature parity with users based in North America.

Macromedia Pushes Subscription Plan
by David Becker, CNET
Software makers are increasingly turning to subscriptions as a way to generate steadier revenue by ensuring adoption of product upgrades.

New Website For Mac Users
by Massey
A new website has been developed by Massey staff member Philip Roy in response to a need for local information for New Zealandís growing Mac community.

Macromedia Unveils FreeHand MX
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
With the latest version, FreeHand joins Macromedia's MX line of products and will be included in the Studio MX package.

Apple Aims For Bigger Local Market Share
by Amit Roy Houdhury, Business Times Singapore
Apple Computer will aggressively showcase its new notebooks and mobile wireless solutions in Singapore in order to grab a bigger market share.


New Wireless 11g 'Standard' Ends In Tears
by Guy Kewney,
It is nearly a year since NewsWireless Net warned of the disasters looming if American wireless manufacturers went ahead with 802.11g - the go-faster WiFi standard. Now, we hear of incompatibility problems between rival 11g products - discovered in "secret" testing sessions. Are we really supposed to be surprised?

Apple: It's The Software, Stupid
by David Coursey, ZDNet
It's nice to report a warming of the Microsoft/Apple relationship even as Apple finds it necessary to compete even more aggressively with Microsoft products. This should be an interesting spring and summer for the two companies' shared customers.


Running To Stand Still
by Charles Arthur, The Independent
What's not so nice about iMovie is its chronically bad playback and tendency to bring on the "spinning pizza of death".

The New 12" PowerBook: Slick And Sexy, But Not Without Its Faults
by Eugenia Loli-Queru,
If you want a cheaper Powerbook to boast to your friends, or you want a fast-ish Powerbook that is able to do its job fine and be small and really be portable, this is the Mac laptop you were looking for. And no matter what, don't buy an iBook.

Freedom Force
by Kirk Hiner,
Freedom Force ends up being a game full of missed opportunities.

1.2 GHz PowerForce G4 Series 100 In A Cube
by Bill Fox, Macs Only!
The 1.2 GHz PowerLogix PowerForce Series 100 G4 CPU upgrade makes our Cube very fast. It's cool to have the fastest single CPU Mac on the planet, even if for just a little while.


Monday, February 10, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

BYE, BYE, SCI-FI : After years and years of waiting, I think we can now safely say that flying cars will not happen.

SCENTED CANDLES : My wife used to like lighting some scented candles in our bedroom. After a batch which caused us headaches, we never did anymore.

But, I would be willing to try some of there by Kottle and Meg. BBQ.... Mmmmmm....


eMachines Turns Support Into Profit
by Paul Andrews, Seattle Times
Not only is eMachines making money selling computers, it is experiencing rapid growth in a stagnant market. Moreover, it's doing so in the long shadow of the industry's Pac-Man, Dell Computer.

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