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Apple Previews Mac OS X 'Panther'
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Highlights of the new operating system version include a revamped Finder interface that Jobs describes as "user-centric". Other new features include faster search, colored labels, and better integration with Windows network environments.

Apple Rolls Out iChat AV, iSight
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
The next version of iChat, iChat AV and a new Apple digital camera, the iSight, were unviled by Steve Jobs today.

Jobs Unveils New Power Macs
by Ina Fried, CNET
Speaking at the company's annual developer conference, Steve Jobs rolled out a new crop of Power Macs that he says can outperform any Windows-based PC on the market. The Power Mac G5 will be built around IBM's new PowerPC 970 chip and come in three flavors — a 1.6GHz model, a 1.8GHz model and a dual processor 2GHz model.


Mac OS X Users Top 7 Million
by MacMinute
The number of Mac OS X applications have also doubled to more than 6,000 during the past year.

iTunes Music Store Hits 5 Million Downloads
by MacMinute
Over 46 percent of the songs have been purchased as albums, and over 80 percent of songs available the online store have been purchased at least once.

Apple Releases Safari 1.0
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Safari has seen over five million downloads of the beta versions in the past six months; version 1.0 will be the defalt browser for the new Power Mac G5s coming in August.

Apple Introduces Xcode Developer Tools
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Xcode, Apple's new developer tools, combines a Unix-based development environment, a breakthrough — and simplified — user interface, and performance technologies including Fix and Continue, Zero Link and Distributed Build.

Apple Previews Mac OS X 'Panther' Server
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The new version includes an Automatic Setup feature, Open Directory 2, Samba 3 and the JBoss Application Server.

Musical Revival
by Dawn C. Chmielewski, San Jose Mercury News
Success of Apple's service breathes new lie into online song sales.

OpenOffice For The Mac Goes Gold
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
OpenOffice for the Macintosh is finally out of beta, just in time for Apple's WorldWide Developer Conference.

Week Ahead: Pocket PC Vs. Mac
by David Becker, CNET
Microsoft and Apple Computer are set to face off "mano a desktop" on the publicity front.

LaCie Announces 60GB Pocket Drive
by Jim Darlymple, MacCentral
The 7200rpm drive weighs in at 12.5 ounces and is small enough to fit into your pocket.

No School For The Unwanted
by Tom Pullar-Strecker, Stuff
Christchurch hi-tech research organisation Ultralab South is hoping to persuade the government to trial a British scheme for educational non-achievers called "Notschool".

Apple iPod Does A Palm
by Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Sait Paul Pioneer Press
Now Windows users can harness their iPods as personal organizers, too.


Apple And Microsoft: Can This Divorce Be Saved?
by David Coursey, ZDNet
I remain concerned tha tthere needs to be more great Apple software to help the platform along. But I don't think that Microsoft's withdrawal from that market will prove fatal for Apple.


More Than An MP3 Player
by Chris Oaten, Advertiser
Apple's new range of iPod music players are musical manna from heaven.


Monday, June 23, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

SEE YOU IN THE MORNING : Because of the time difference, I will be fast asleep when Steve Jobs unveils G5s and Panther. (And maybe iTunes for Windows, TiVo on iPod, and OS X Tablet PC Edition.) So, you'd have to go to some other places for your up-to-the-minute news.

HOGWART EXPRESS, in full QuickTime VR glory.


Microsoft Unleashes New Handheld OS
by Ina Fried, CNET
Aimed to play up its WIndows heritage, Microsoft on Monday will unveil a new version of its handheld operating system that boasts the new Windows Mobile name, but only a few new features.

New P4, Itanium From Intel
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Intel on Monday will come out with a Pentium 4 running at 3.2 GHz and will separtely discuss a new version of its upcoming Madison chip specially enhanced for dual-processor servers and workstations.

Microsoft Blog Policy Coming Down The Pike?
by Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft Watch
So far, corporate has yet to weigh in on its growing cadre of bloggers. But that may be about to change.

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