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Monday, June 2, 2003

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Apple Switches On PowerBook Cuts
by Ian Fried, CNET
"We want to get to a point where we are selling as many notebooks as desktops, and you need to do some stuff to make that happen."

Apple Drops 12, 15-Inch PowerBook Prices Up To $300
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The 12-inch PowerBook G4 is available from $1,599, a price drop of $200. What's more, Apple's 15-inch PowerBook G4 is now available from $1,999 — a drop of $300.


Formac Introduces New FireWire TV Recording Solution
by MacMinute

Apple's Ive Wins 'Designer Of The Year' Award
by MacMinute
Jonathan ive, Apple's chief design guru, has been named "Designer of the Year" by london's Design Meseum.

Apple Canada Cuts Laptop Prices Even Further
by MacNN

Xserves Power iTunes Music Store, 'America 24/7'
by Jim Darlymple, MacCentral


Lower Your Blood Pressure
by Sandy McMurray, The Globe And Mail
I've switched to the Mac because it works and because it doesn't make me miserable.

Apple, Amazon In Online Music Talks
by Tim Arango, New York Post
Apple and are working on a deal that will make Apple's popular new online music store available on Amazon, The Post has learned.

Resistance Really Was Futile
by Andrew Leonard, Salon
Far from admitting guilt, it looks as though Microsoft took advantage of AOL's need for cash to establish another major beachhead for its products.


Snowball Run
by Karen Halloran, Inside Mac Games
It's a solid game that's well worth purchasing, especially considering the amount of entertainment you'll get at the price point.

by MacGamer

iBook 14.1in 900Mhz
by Kenny Hemphill, MacUser UK
If you want a robust, reasonably powered low-cost portable, this iBook won't let you down.

Snowball Run
by Mark Lowe, Mac Game Database
Nice idea, but looks like it didn't finish its beta cycle.

D2 External FireWire CD-RW Drive
by Dan Boland, ATPM
At a reasonable price, this speedy drive will make anyone who burns CDs extremely happy with the results.

NetNewsWire Lite
by Byron Hinson, TopTechTips
There are no better RSS news readers around at the moment, and I certainly can't find any faults with NetNewsWire at all.

Need For Feed
by Shyma S, Rediff
News aggregators provide an easy and efficient way of surfing the Internet.

Snowball Run
by Kirk Hiner,
The monotonous gameplay wasn't incentive enough to keep me playing.


Monday, June 2, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

WHY OH WHY : Upgraded to Mozilla 1.4rc1 on my Windows XP machine... Why oh why must the Mozilla people change things around in every upgrade? The way unloaded images are rendered (I turn off graphics when browsing) has been changed again, and I'm totally lost.

SWITCH ON/SWITCH OFF : The Scobleizer asks, "can you turn of your geek gene when you get home from the office?"

You can't, but I find a pretty good distractor that comes pretty close. :-)


Digital Media Becomes Focus As Microsoft And AOL Settle
by Steve Lohr, New York Times
The corporate armistice declared last week between Microsoft and AOL Time Warner reflected two companies moving from the past to the future.

Internet Explorer 7.0
by Joel Spolsky
Considering that AOL spent $4.2 billion to buy Netscape, you'd think somebody would have noticed that they already have a browser component.

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