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Wednesday, April 23, 2003

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Deep Inside Apple's Piles
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
Piles were seen as complementary to the folder filing system, which was used more for archiving than grouping recently used, but related documents.


The Next Outrage In CEO Pay?
by Gordon T. Anderson, CNN/Money
Apple Computer has always prided itself on being a trend-setting company. Still, CEO Steve Jobs couldn't have been happy when recent headlines trumpeted his revised compensation package as the latest innovation in corporate gluttony.

Apple Completes Employee Stock Option Exchange
by MacMinute

FileMaker Conference Set For August 24-27
by MacNN

Macromedia Makes A Data Connection
by Dan Muse,
The goal of the development tool is to make it easier for Flash applications to integrate with a wide range of data sources such as XML documents, databases, application servers and Web services.

Schools Look To Wireless Net Access For Learning Boost
by Reuters
Most U.S. public schools are equipped with desktop computers and computer labs, but the relatively new wireless Internet technology called Wi-Fi gives pupils instant access to the Internet to help with any subject in any classroom.

FileMaker-To-Keynote Tool Released
by MacMinute
Apple database software subsidiary FileMaker has released a free FileMaker-to-Keynote tool that allows you to transform data contained within FileMaker Pro 6 databases into native presentations for Apple's new Keynote software.

Bubble Trouble X 1.0.1 Released
by Johan Hansen, Inside Mac Games

Cocktail: Access UNIX Functions Via GUI
by MacNN


A Plea For A Better Help System
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl

Apple's New Tune
by Eric Hellweg, Business 2.
Will the company's much-hyped music service help it grow market share? Doubtful, considering whom it's partnering with.

Branch Out From The Core
by Paul Gilster, News & Observer
Should a PC maker own a music company? It's a daring move, but anything is possible.

Steve, Steer Clear Of Universal Music
by Alex Salkever, BusinessWeek
Here are five good reasons why Apple should pass on this deal.


Least Expensive Laptops? Hint: It Ain't Dell...
by Jim Banahan, oscast
For the first time in my life, I found myself unable to justify the purchase of a Windows PC, instead discovering that Apple offered more for the money.

Apple 17-Inch PowerBook
by Brett Larson, TechTV
The latest portable from Apple is a home run. It keeps the best parts of the 12-inch and 15-inch PowerBooks and adds enough features to make it more desirable.

Simple, Little Machines Can Make A Big Difference
by Andy Ihntako, Chicao Sun-Times
Just how important is raw processing speed? Not very, it turns out.

Wi-Fi Antenna Enables Web Surfing By The Pool
by Mike Wendland, Detroit Free Press
I'm looking forward to wireless freedom this summer. I'm planning to write my columns as I catch some rays by the pool, providing yet another example of why Wi-Fi is so hot.

Apple 17-Inch PowerBook G4
by David Nagel, CreativeMac
The 17-inch PowerBook has it all. I'm not sure that there's any stock configuration for any notebook computer that comes close to matching the features of this machine.


Wednesday, April 23, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

INFEST, BUFFERFLY-MAN! : "Then I realized that [Microsoft] was using a bug as their mascot and the symbolism became clear," observed joaquim.


Intel Plans Itanium Course Correction
by Stephen Shankland, CNET
Intel will release software later this year designed to dramatically improve how well its Itanium chips run programs written for its Pentium or Xeon processors.

Microsoft's Security Straw Man
by Vincent Ryan,
Microsoft needs to take a more radical approach to bulletproofing its software. Until then, I and many others are not going to be very confident that the Microsoft software we use is not teeming with bugs and holes waiting to be discovered by the malevolent. Trustworthy Computing? You've got a long way to go, baby.

Latest Windows XP Patch Can Slow Down PCs
by Joris Evers, InfoWorld
Microsoft's latest security patch can cause computers running Windows XP to slow down to a crawl, affected users say.

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