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Friday, April 25, 2003


Billboard To Reveal Apple Music Service Plans Today
by Macworld UK
US Music-industry bible Billboard is to publish details of Apple's new digital-music service at 8pm UK time -? but only to subscribers of the Premium Services section of

Apple Extends X For Teachers Deal
by Macworld UK

Tech Writer Axed For Thinking
by Ashlee Vance, The Register
The San Francisco Chronicle today sacked technology reporter Henry Norr in an apparent response to his protests against the US-led invasion of Iraq.

WSJ: Apple Signs Eagles, No Doubt For Music Service
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Pui-Wing Tam reports for the Wall Street Journal that Steve Jobs' personal involvement has helped Apple's as-yet-unannounced music service secure rights to most of The Eagles' recordings.

Griffin Ships iTrip FM Transmitter For iPod
by MacMinute
The iTrip rests atop the iPod and attaches securely to the headphone jack and can broadcast to any available frequency on the FM dial.

Apple Store Break-In
by MacNN

Public Beta Of Nisus Writer Express Available
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Nisus Writer Express sports a new and customizable interface that's designed to capitalize on Mac OS X's Aqua interface. It offers support for plain text, RTF (Rich Text Format), and Unicode support. Nisus Writer Express is fully scriptable (AppleScript, menu-based, and Perl macros) and can open and save as Microsoft Word documents.

Apple Confirms 'Some' Interest In Online Music Service
by William Selway, Bloomberg
pple Computer Chief Executive Steve Jobs said some of the reports about the company's interest in the music business are true.

Apple Vote: Treat Options As Expenses
by Ian Fried, CNET
Defying company management, Apple Computer shareholders on Thursday approved a resolution calling on the Mac maker to treat stock options as an expense.

NetNewsWire And Spring Earn Top Awards In Inaugural Mac OS X Innovators Contest
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network

Henry Norr Fired: His Statement
by John H. Farr,
"I consider this punishment a violation of my rights as a citizen and as an employee, and I intend to fight it with all the means available to me."


Thoughts On Apple's Music Plans
by Arik Hesseldahl, Forbes
Given the associated costs—infrastructure and royalties, among others—the key to that will be a huge volume of downloads. And the only way to guarantee that is to reach out to Windows users.

Who Knew Making A 3-Minute Digial Movie Could Be So Complex?
by Doug Kim, Seattle Times

Is It Worth It To Upgrade Your Older Power Mac?
by Adam Robert Guha, Low End Mac
If you have never upgraded your system in the past, you might want to think twice about upgrading it now, especially if it was a low-end model to begin with.

Buying Vintage Apples On eBay
by John Ward, Vectronic's Apple World
eBay is a great place for collectors to find vintage Apple computers.


Optic Verve
by George Emerson, The Globe And Mail
Digitizing all those snapshots gathering dust in your basement is now fast and easy, thanks to a nifty new scanner from Hewlett-Packard.


Friday, April 25, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS : Why are so many of today's movie trailers features so many short scenes spiced together that I cannot appreciate even a single scene? My head goes dizzy and painful after watching them.

I AM LEARNING that curl is indeed a good tool.

Except that it reminds me of Vignette every time I use it.

MICROSOFT IS VISIONARY : Wow, somebody in Microsoft has been planning for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition since 1995. (scroll down)


Ballmer: We're More Innovative Than Linux
Just how long fence-sitting CIOs will take to heed that message and upgrade their existing servers is the big wild card.

Microsoft Pulls Patch That Can Slow Windows XP
by Paul Robert and Joris Evers, IDG News Servcie
Microsoft is working on a revised patch for Windows XP Service Pack 1 and will re-issue that patch when it has been completed and fully tested, the software maker said.

Sure, Windows 2003 Scales, But Will It Sell?
by Aaron Ricadela, InformationWeek
Microsoft is tapping into corporate anxiety in its launch of Windows 2003. It says the software is about doing "more with less."

Dell Demos Itanium 2 Server
by Tom Krazit, InfoWorld
Dell has expressed support for Intel's Itanium 2 processor in the past, but has been reluctant to share details about its plans for the chip. Thursday's demonstration didn't mark a change in that strategy, as Dell spokesman Bruce Anderson declined to comment about the server's price, configuration, or specific launch date.

Cisco Flaw Touches Windows Servers
by Patrick Gray, CNET
A potentially critical vulnerability has been found in Cisco Systems' Secure Access Control Server for Windows servers, which is used to control devices such as routers in large networks.

Microsoft To Delay Office Debut
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Microsoft is preparing a new test version of its upcoming Office 2003 desktop software, which will delay the final release of the product until later this year.

Patch Issued For Windows NT Flaw
by Robert Lemos, CNET
Microsoft on Thursday released an update for Windows NT that fixes the critical vulnerability that allowed an intruder to sneak onto a military server running Windows 2000.

Ballmer: Right Product, Right Time
by Joe Wilcox and Michael Kanellos, CNET
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Thursday launched Windows Server 2003, a new version of the company's server operating system, which he described as "the right product" to help companies stretch their IT budgets.

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