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Sunday, June 29, 2003

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Mac's Retail Rush
by Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Pioneer Press
When Apple launched its "switcher" campaign to woo Windows users into the Macintosh camp, the stores were supposed to serve as the ultimate physical enticements for would-be defectors. But fewer than two out of a 100 non-Mac-using store visitors end up buying Macs, about the rate at which Mac-using visitors buy new machines.

Apple Exploits Open Source To Produce An Outstanding Browser
by Rob Pegoraro, Washington Post
Safari is one of Apple's finest releases, an elegant piece of work that shows a refreshing emphasis on two often-neglected qualities: simplicity and speed.


Mac Geeks Unite At Sea
by David Pogue, CBS News
Inside what looks like an ordinary classroom, students gathered for what seemed to be a usual computer seminar. But the computer users were far from common.

Oak Ridge Upgrades School Computers
by Bob Fowler, KnoxNews
Students and teachers at Oak Ridge's four elementary schools will have new wireless computers and software when school resumes in August.

Apple Wins Two Industrial Design Excellence Awards
by MacMinute
Apple received two awards in this year's Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).


Apple And Developers
by Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Network
Just because Steve Jobs doesn't have a genius for encouraging developers doesn't mean that he isn't a genius at a certain kind of marketing.


Macintosh In The Land Behind The 64-Bit Looking Glass
by Nebojsa Novakovic, The Inquirer
Combined with the compiler and software improvement, the roadmap might give us the fastest desktop platform around — but will Apple make full use of it, or screw up a great opportunity as they did many times before?

PlanarMedia 14 Audio System
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
I don't have any pretense of being an audiophile, but I know what I like. And I like the way this speaker system sounds.

Sony CD Recorder Is Good To Go
by Ric Manning, Courier-Journal
Sony's new MPD-AP20OU portable CD recorder costs more than some other outboard units, but it has several features that might make it worth the price.


Sunday, June 29, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

HACK AWAY : iTunes Music Store's digital rights management scheme.

YET ANOTHER MARRIED QUOTE : My contribution to this : "So, why not you choose what we'll have for dinner?"



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