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Wednesday, June 18, 2003

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Apple Stock Jumps On Analyst Upgrade
by MacMinute
Shares of Apple hit a 52-week high Wednesday after Charles Wolf of Needham & Co. upgraded the Mac maker to "buy" from "hold," citing strong iPod sales and a potential Power Mac rebound.


Sony Unveils Fingerprint Identity Package For OS X
by MacMinute
The package is an easy-to-use solution for securing access to desktops, Web sites and other critical applications.

Making The Cut: Producing A TV Series On The Mac
by Ric Getter, MacDirectory
"We decided to go with Macs for everything and I'm very glad we did."

iPod Muzak Isn't Same Old Song
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Instead of piping bland background music over tinny speakers, enterprising music promoters are loading hundreds of hours of hip tunes onto iPods and renting them to restaurants, nightspots, clothing boutiques and hair salons.

More Universities Hosting WWDC Keynote
by MacMinute

Apple Upgraded At Needham & Co
by MacMinute

Mac Advocates Launch New Publication
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
6 Years Ago: Mac Today will hit newsstands later this week that will argue the case that Apple isn't in trouble, it's just misunderstood.


Apple Sometimes Get It Wrong
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
Apple has had its share of missteps over the years. That the company is still here, however, is a tribute to the brand's mystique and the quality of its products.

iTunes — The "i" Doesn't Stand For Innovation
by Sahar Akhtar, Salon
As songs are increasingly sold one by one online, the musical creativity and risk-taking associated with the album format will decline.

Apple's Real Worry Isn't The Loss Of IE
by Alex Salkever, BusinessWeek
Far more daunting is the prospect of Microsoft abandoning the Mac version of its popular Office software. That's because Apple hasn't yet shown it can replace Office for most of its users. And without Office, Apple's whole "switchers" program to convert Windows users will probably run aground.


First Impressions Of A Low-End eMac
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac

JBL Invader
by Tim Morgan, Inside Mac Games
All in all, while certainly a noteworthy 4.1 system, after shelling out $180, it may leave the buyer wishing for a more memorable aural experience.

Reason To Believe...
by Walter S. Mossberg, Smart Money
Apple store provides a much better experience than bootleg services such as Kazaa — and it'sguilt-free.

How To Manage Large Image Libraries With iPhoto 2
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
iPhoto 2 includes a few key improvements to help manage large image catalogs.


Wednesday, June 18, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

MAYBE WE SHOULD BE SMILING when Microsoft stops developing IE for Mac. After all, you don't want to go through this experience when you visit your parents.

I CAN'T BELIEVE that MacSurfer's actually took my link that points to a 6-year-old article and reprint the link as if it's current news. :-)

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