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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.2.5
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
As expected, Apple on Thursday released an update for Mac OS X, bringing the current version to 10.2.5. The update is also available through the Software Update control panel.

Apple Offers Mac OS X 10.2.5 Update CD
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Apple on Thursday added a new product to its online store for customers running Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar: The Mac OS X 10.2.5 Update CD.


Apple Parts Ways With Some Resellers
by Ian Fried, CNET
A number of Apple Computer's resellers are no longer authorized to sell Macs as of April 1, following a shake-up that occurred during the company's annual renewal process.

Final Cut Pro 4 Wins NAB Best Of Show Awards
by MacMinute
In recognition of outstanding achievement in the advancement of the art and science of video technology.

Corel: Painter 8 Due In May, Procreate Brand Nixed
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Corel Painter 8 will be released by Corel Corp. in early May. The next version of the application that offers advanced natural-media painting and image editing capabilities will offer new mixing, brush, and sketching features, as well as a tweaked interface.

Merrill Lynch Bearish On Apple; Recommends Intel Switch
by Brad Gibson, The Mac Observer
Saying Apple's primary markets will continue to be weak for some time to come, investment firm Merrill Lynch is telling its customers Apple stock is too expensive and they should continue to stay away from owning it.

Free Games .Mac Deal
by Macworld UK
Apple is offering another deal for .Mac members — eight free Freeverse board games, plus a discount on Freeverse's 3D Hearts and 3D Spades games.

Desktops Add Biometrics To Their Lineup
by Vandana Sinha, Government Computer News
Seeing a demand from federal agencies, PC makers said they are increasingly launching new desktops that boast of biometric authentication, either embedded in the hardware or added as a separate scanner.


Apple + Intel
by Marc Zeedar, MacOPINION
I'm not ready to predict that this will (or won't) happen, but I will say that for the first time I find the idea truly intriguing and if Apple did indeed release a dual-platform Mac I'd be buying one.

The Browser Wars: First Safari, Now OmniWeb
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
So what does WebCore mean for OmniWeb?

Apple Service Price Structure... And The 4589 USD Plastic Clip
by Charles Siegel, New Mobile Computing
If you break anything on your iBook, and it's not under warranty it will cost you a minimum of $459.


How To Hook Up
by Paul Boutin, Wired
A step-by-step guide to building your own network.

Virtual PC, Airport Extreme And The 17" PowerBook Workaround
by O'Grady's PowerPage

Sherlock Or Watson? It's Elementary
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
If you like Sherlock, you'll love Watson.

PrintReady: Online Alternative To Preflighting Falls Short
by Sandee Cohen, Macworld
Some people can benefit from PrintReady, but most should either choose more-versatile preflighting software that resides on their desktops or wait until the service supports more applications and file formats.


Thursday, April 10, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

GOOGLE'S PR FIASCO : Doc Searls' advise to Google: Simply stop publishing press releases. "Trust me: They're junk mail."

Of course, "there's a reason [Google] call [Google News] 'beta'."


Flaw Leaves Windows Open To Java Attack
by Matthew Broersma, CNET
Microsoft has warned of three flaws affecting its software, the most serious of which would allow an attacker to gain full control of a PC using Java applets.

Microsoft Licenses WinCE Source Code For Commercial Use
by Tony Smith, The Register
Pocket PC manufacturers will now be able to tailor their system software to better differentiate their products, after Microsoft today said it would allow Windows CE licensees access to the OS' source code.

Microsoft Searching For Source Of Pirated Windows Server 2003 Key
by Internet Week
A Microsoft spokeswoman said every customer receives a unique keycode. Microsoft keeps track of who receives each one, and is working on tracking down the source of the leak.

Microsoft Warns Of Virtual Machine Vulnerability
by Paul Roberts, InfoWorld
Microsoft warned users on Wednesday about two new security vulnerabilities affecting its Microsoft Virtual Machine, Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0 and Microsoft ISA Server 2000 products.

Microsoft Set To Launch Real-Time Server
by Jim Hu, CNET
Microsoft on Thursday plans to announce that its Greenwich software will be renamed Microsoft Real Time Communications Server 2003, which it plans to roll out the first half of the third quarter.

Microsoft, HP Bond On High-Tech Webcast
Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett-Packard and others will conduct a live Webcast of a concert with high-definition video and 5.1-channel sound.

Microsot Plays Up PC-Phone Union
by Jim Hu, CNET
A Microsoft executive Wednesday detailed the software giant's vision of PCs and Internet-based phones working hand in hand as part of an overarching strategy to power real-time communications in the workplace.

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