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Tuesday, June 17, 2003

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The Key To Innovation
by Sandy McMurray, Globe And Mail
For now, the Innovation Advantage belongs to companies that control both hardware and software development. In this regard — until Microsoft buys HP, or Sony buys Microsoft — Apple stands alone.

Adventures In Downloading Haydn
by Anne Midgette, New York Times
This isn't all Apple's fault. It's just the way classical music is made.


Apple Director To Speak At Digital Music Event
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Peter Lowe, Apple's director of marketing for Applications and Services, will be a keynote speaker at the Jupiter Plug.IN Conference & Expo.

University Of Winsconsin Hosting WWDC Keynote
by MacMinute

Apple Responds To Microsoft Dropping Internet Explorer
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
"The Safari beta program has been an incredible success, and we will be releasing Safari 1.0 soon. Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit felt it was a good time to reassign their resources working on IE to the revenue-producing Mac products they are working on, such as the next versions of Office, Entourage (including an Exchange client) and Virtual PC."

Apple To Broadcast Jobs Keynote From WWDC
by MacNN
Apple will provide a live satellite broadcast of Steve Jobs' keynote address from its Worldwide Developers Conference next week.

Apple Store Coming To Burlingame, CA
by MacMinute

iPod, iTunes Put Apple At Core Of Music Industry
by Stephen Williams, Newsday

Supply Snag Slows Down Mac Cloner
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
John Fraser's one-mac Mac clone business has been put on hold after a key parts supplier became the target of Apple's legal team.

iTunes Independent-Lables Move
by Macworld UK
Apple has published a Knowledge Base document for musicians wishing to make their music available through iTunes Music Store.

Mac OS X Gains Reporting
by Lisa Vaas, eWeek
Sybase is bringing graphical reporting capabilities to the Mac OS X platform.


The New Void In The Web Browser Market
by Stephanie Losi, E-Commerce Times
Safari is not currently available for Windows, but a case can be made that Apple could benefit from porting it to the Microsoft platform.

Why I Love The iPod
by Gareth McLean, Guardian
When you see someone on the street, white buds in their ears, it's a thrill to know that they are part of the brotherhood. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that my iPod has changed my life.

The Microsoft Watch: Will You Miss Internet Explorer?
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl

Info With A Ball And Chain
by Steven Levy, Newsweek
We do need legislative help in keeping DRM under control. But ultimately, its fate will be determined by our own actions.

Microsoft Shows True Color: Yellow
by Tig Tillinghast, MediaDailyNews
We are entering a tech world in which means of distribution trumps marketing and even trumps product quality.


Mask Pro 3
by Gary Coyne,
What Mask Pro offers is more tools to assist the user in the art of extraction.

Aladdin Spring Cleaning 6.0
by Brian Burnham,
Spring Cleaning and its trusty side-kick iClean remain the safest way to scrub out uesless files and polish the performance of your Mac.

TouchStream For 15" PowerBooks
by R. Emory Lundberg, O'Grady's PowerPage

by Don Briggs,
It shwos the strengths of Aqua and AppleScript. It follows the UNIX way: simple-seeming but powerful tools that interoperate freely.

Replacing A Power Mac G4 Power Supply
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
Most everyone else will probably be happy that the new power supply and fan are indeed quieter, even though this replacement won't eliminate jealousy over the silence of the fan-less Power Mac G4 Cube and older iMacs.


Tuesday, June 17, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE : I really hope that iTunes for Windows will be available for Windows sufferers outside of the U.S., because none of the Windows MP3 players that I've tried matches the quality of iTunes.

Just don't use metal inferface on Windows. I've checked. There's no such thing in the Windows HCI guide.

Update: If this is true, then I worry. :-)

THANKS, DAN, now I need to go get myself a camera-phone.

SIMILARLY, IN SINGAPORE : there is also a right-of-reply policy for reporting on the Government. I don't think there is a policy of a right-of-reply for any individuals, companies, or organization, though.


Microsoft Takes Spam Fight To Court
by Paul Festa, CNET
Intensifying its campaign against spammers, Microsoft announced Tuesday that it has taken legal action in the company's home state of Washington and in the United Kingdom.

Microsoft Go Direct To Drive Profits
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Microsoft has a new strategy to boost its sales and fend off rivals: go direct.

West Virginia Drops Microsoft Appeal
by Reuters
West Viriginia's attorney general said Monday he would drop the state's appeal of the landmark Microsoft antitrust settlement, leaving Massachusetts as the final hold-out pushing for stricter sanctions.

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