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Apple Explains Power Mac G4 Mobo Switch
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Reverting to the older motherboard architecture had another added benefit: Today's Power Mac G4 is dual-bootable in Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.

Beige G3 Abandoned By Panther? Is It Really Inevitable?
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac
At some point it's going to happen.


Casady & Greene To Cease Operations Thursday
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Casady & Greene, a company that's been publishing software since 1984, will offiically cease business as of Thursday.

.Mac Members Getting Renewal Notices Three Months Early
by MacFixIt
"What happened to the extra 3 months?"

Netscape 7.1 Released
by MacMinute

Pinnacle To Buy Dazzle Products
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Pinnacle Systems Inc., which makes such products as the Mac-based CineWave video editing solution, has entered into a definitive agreement to buy the Dazzle home video editing business from SCM Microsystems.

iSight, iPod, Power Mac G5 Top Apple Sales Chart
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral

Fuel Creativity, Manage Passion
by Jimmy Yap, MIS Magazine
Apple Computer attracts many bright, passionate individuals, and the big task for its Asia-Pacific VP, Tony Ho, is to manage them and harness their creative energies.

Benchmarking The Leaders
by Chris Bell, Blanche McMath, Vikki Bland, MIS Magazine
Most if not all educational organisations use the Apple Mac platform for teaching information technology and in visual arts departments.

PowerSchool Announces Student Information System 3.6
by MacMinute
PowerSchool 3.6 features "more scheduling versatility, expanding on the Master Schedule Builder of version 3.5."

Apple Kicks Off "You Save. They Rave." Promo
by MacMinute
US$99 mail-in rebate with the purchase of a Mac and an HP DeskJet or Photosmart printer or any HP all-in-one product.

MacSoft: Neverwinter Nights Coming In July
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Set in the Forgotten Realms, Neverwinter Nights is a true 3D RPG set developed using D&D 3rd Edition rules.

Macworld CreativePro To Feature FCP-Made Films
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral

Independent Bands Use Internet To Sell Recordings, Widen Their Exposure
by Christina Dyrness, News And Observer


New Power Mac G5 Triggers Wave Of Hype
by Larry Blasko, Associated Press
Processor speed is but one measure of a desktop computer's performance.

The Video Phone Meets The PC: Steve Jobs Shows How To Put THe Phone Companies Out Of Business
by Erick Schonfeld, Business 2.0
The folks who should be the most worried about this development are the phone companies.

Apple's On A Roll Again—But Is It Too Late?
by David Coursey, ZDNet
With stuff this good, Apple deserves a break.

Take Another Look At Apple
by Dan Gillmor, Computerworld
Apple can still make a case in the enterprise, targeting creative types, some road warriors and some server applications, and it's clearly not running short on innovation.

Will Microsoft's Browser Engine Backfire?
by Munir Kotadia, ZDNet UK
Microsoft may have unwittingly started a revolt against its Internet Explorer (IE) browser by discontinuing it as a standalone product and blurring the future of the current version, IE 6.

The Audiophile Future?
by Jon Lverson, Stereophile Magazine
Once the mass market has adopted an audio format it finds convenient, audiophiles are expected to grumble a bit and then get down to the business of perfecting it.

Q&A: Dan Gillmor On Apple's New G5s, Panther
by Ken Mingis, Computerworld
"Clearly on the UI front, Apple is ahead and will stay ahead. But Microsoft is nothing if not relentless. This is a long, long competition."

Analyzing Apple's Market Position
by Miguel,
I would appreciate if other marketing aspects are also brought to the spotlight, as the "lower the prices, sell more machines" argument is very simple and not well thought.

The Panther Report: Is Apple Now Cribbing Ideas From Windows?
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
This isn't the first time Apple has gone outside the company for technology and ideas.


MacAlly Noise Reduction Headphones
by Greg Gant, Inside Mac Games
The MacAllys are a solid set of headphones and pack the sound quality that should be expected for their price.


Monday, June 30, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

BRAND NEW TOY : "So, to Mac developers," advised Brent Simmons, , "I'm not saying don't use Web Kit. Use it. It's super cool."

"I'm just saying to pay attention to security."

After all, there is a reason why most of us don't use Windows by choice.

STUPID : The Malaysia government wants to put software under price control to fight piracy. I only have one word to describe this move.


IBM Takes On Microsoft: Smaller Businesses Win
by Paul McDougall, InformationWeek

Microsoft's New Interest In Washington
by Declan McCullagh, CNET

New Itanium A Breakthrough For Intel?
by Stephen Shankland and Michael Kanellos, CNET
With "Madison," Intel is hoping the third time's a charm.

A Safer System For Home PC's Feels Like Jail To Some Critics
by John Markoff, New York Times
Your next personal computer may well come with its own digital chaperon.

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