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Wednesday, June 4, 2003

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Apple Releases Keynote 1.1 Update
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
"With any update release we want to address any outstanding customer issues we're aware of. We've been monitoring feedback from our customers and testing for any issues they've reported."

Return Of The Mac
by Neil McIntosh, The Guardian
How did an ugly beige box become a fashion accessoary? The Guardian meets the man who made computers cool.

iMovie 3 Gets Performance, Stability Boost
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Refinements to the Ken Burns Effect allow greater pan and zoom control on digital images and make it easier to crop digital stills.


Apple Confirms Meeting With Indie Record Companies
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral


Apple Cracks The Music Market
by Robin Bloor,
Apple is now thinking of porting the iTunes software to Windows, and may be staring a $3 billion per annum market straight in the face. However, it may not be so easy to realise this in practical business terms. Apple has to find a way of remaining in harmony with the music industry, which means staying ahead of the music pirates.


Insanely Cut Rate
by Matthew Haughey
The titanium metal snapped clear off the LCD screen, right above the left hinge.


Wednesday, June 4, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

SWIMMING AND SINKING : I haven't told you, dear readers, but I have a new job.

No, I didn't quit. But I'm taking on a new project due to a reorganisation, together with an "emergency" thing.

Last night, I dreamt that I was sinking. Too many fishes crowding around me, chanting "me! me! me!". (No, I haven't watch Finding Nemo.)

This morning, after I wake up, I watched a rerun episode of The Simpsons to regain my sense of humor before going to work. Unfortunately, it's the episode where Bart sold his soul. :-)

AN APPLE A DAY : Useful Mac.


Ballmer Memo Targets Linux
by David Becker, CNET
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer identified Linux and open-source software as key competitive challenges to the company in a memo sent to all employees Wednesday.

Microsoft's Browser Play
by Paul Festa, CNET
Purveyors and consumers of Web content and software, already unsettled by the peace pact between Microsoft and AOL Time Warner, may be in store for an even more radical upset: The end of Microsoft's standalone Internet Explorer browser.

Microsoft Lock-In?
by Tristan Louis
This is really all about a fight for the soul of the Internet.

Microsoft Puts The Web On Your Wrist
by Michael Kanellos and Richard Shim, CNET
Microsoft's plan to bring the Internet to your wristwatch will kick off this week when the company previews gadgets based on its Smart Personal Objects Technology.

Microsoft Renews Security Vows
by Martin LaMonica, CNET
Microsoft has opened up its drive to improve software security with a redesigned software patch management system and a partnership with VeriSign to authenticate Web services.

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