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QuickTime 6.3 Adds 3GPP, Improves iApp Support, More
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
QuickTime 6.3 adds support for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standard, bridging a connection to passing multimedia content over wireless networks on devices like cell phones and PDAs.

iSync 1.1 Adds Broader Phone Support, Safari Bookmarks
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The new version supports more than 20 cell phones. iSync 1.1 also enables .Mac subscribers to synchronize bookmarks using Apple's own Safari Web browser.

Mr iMac Wins Design Prize For Banishing Beige Boxes
by Charles Arthur, Independent
Jonathan Ive is admired among designers because he pours elegance into products.

iMac Designer Who 'Touched Millions' Wins £25,000 Award
by John Ezard, The Guardian
Jonathan Ive won the Design Museum's first designer of the year award for a range of innovations from the Apple iMac to the iPod.


Bluetooth 1.2.1 Improves Phone Support
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Thr update provides enhanced stability and support for several Symbian OS-based mobile phones.

Dashboard, Interpol May Be Headed For iTunes As Apple Woos Indies
by MTV News
Apple has invited hundreds of indie label representatives to a private presentation on Thursday at Apple's campus to discuss hopping onboard and adding their content to the more than 200,000 songs already available through the service.

The World According To Quark
by Pamela Pfiffner, E-Commerce News
For the first time in many years, Quark has to deal with a viable contender to its seat at the top of the page-layout heap. Pressure from Adobe will only increase, and Quark will need to respond.

University Art Departments Requiring 17-Inch PB
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Virginia Tech's Department of Art & Art History is requiring the new 17-inch PowerBook for all of their incoming students in Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Art History.

Will The Beatles Take A Bite Of Apple Computer?
by Fox News
Soon Apple Corps is going to want something from Apple Computer besides a few laptops for its executives.

Macquarium: Swimming In Clear E-Business Waters
by Elizabeth Millard,
As Macintoshc omputers went from being small-screened beige boxes to stylish and sleek desktop machines, some Mac owners had a quandary — what to do with all those old clunkers?

B'Before Jonathan Ive, Digital Technology Was As Dull As A Suburban Cul-De-Sac'
by Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian
Ive's genius has been to make imaginative what was previously lacklustre, to give a glamorous, desirable and human face to a technology that has been all too much the domain of joyless office managers and electronic professionals for all too many years.

MacExpo 2003 Off To Flyer
by Macworld UK
MacExpo 2003 is shaping up to be a major event, with a series of high-profile exhibitors signed up to appear at the show.

Keeping The Faith In Steve Jobs
by Arik Hesseldahl, Forbes
Faith isn't about the cold reality of things like market share. And that's why Jobs, in the face of so much criticism about Apple's long-term viability in the market, still commands wide approval, whent he chips are down as well as when the chips are up.

iMac Designer Who 'Touched Millions' Wins £25,000 Award
by John Ezard, The Guardian
Jonathan Ive won the Design Museum's first designer of the year award for a range of innovations from the Apple iMac to the iPod.


I Have To Disagree With Many About The iTunes 4.0.1 Update
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
Sure, I wish Apple didn't have to limit the streaming of music. But even more, I hated how things were before April 28, and I don't want to go back. Ever.

Thinking Too Different: Why Mac Users Are Slow To Adopt OS X
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac
If Apple wants to gain converts, they need to make OS X as easy, as elegant, as simple, as powerful, as friendly, and as comfortable as the best OS these people have ever used — the classic Mac OS.

Looney Tunes
by John Gruber, Daring Fireball
Apple's disabling of Internet sharing in last week's iTunes 4.0.1 update caused quite a stir. I'm baffled — not by Apple's decision, but by much of the reaction to it.


What Does Apple's New Wireless Technology Mean For The Future Of Networking?
by Glenn Fleishman, E-Commerce News
AirPort Extreme's new speed and the Base Station's bridging option make it a natural choice for businesses or schools looking to expand their networks in a more flexible and potentially less costly way than adding more Ethernet.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
by Corey Tamas, MacHome
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is cool, original and, above all else, a whole lot of fun.

Letter Perfect: Font-Management Tools For Macintosh
by Micah Johnson,

Crosswords Online: Cruciverbalizing On The Web
by Kirk McElhearn, TidBITS
For a reasonable cost, or even for free, cruciverbalists can have their daily fix, and solve crossword puzzles either onscreen or on paper. It may seem like a niche market, and it is, but the advantages provided by the Internet allow it to turn a tidy profit, something relatively few other types of content have accomplished.


Tuesday, June 3, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

OPEN SOURCE : Dave Winer on Open Source. "I think open source is to programming as pro bono work is to lawyers."


Why Centrino And VPNs Don't Mix
by Elisa Batista, Wired News
Intel recommends that users shut down a utility for automatically switching between wireless hotspots called the Adapter Switching Feature.

Microsoft Details Exchange Server 2003
by Joris Evers, IDG News Service
Some changes have been made to the Standard Edition that could result in cost savings for users, Microsoft said.

Microsoft Recruits For New Office
by David Becker, CNET
Microsoft on Monday announced several new programs aimed at helping outside software makers build applications that work with the next version of the company's Office productivity software.

Intel Gives Centrino A Boost
by John G. Spooner, CNET
Intel launched three new Pentium M processors running at higher clock speeds and cut prices on existing versions of the chip.

Microsoft To Buyers: Open Your Wallets
by Martin LaMonica, CNET
Microsoft is trying to convince businesses to spend more money on server software, as the company readies product releases for later this year.

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