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QuickTime Integrated With AOL 9.0 For Windows
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
For the first time, AOL includes with it a QuickTime installer, and QuickTime is integrated tightly into the software.


OmniGraffle 2.2 Released
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The Omni Group has released a new version of OmniGraffle, its diagramming application for Mac OS X.

iTunes Sales Continue To Fall
by Claran Tannam, Slyck
The sales figure may reflect seasonal variance and other launch hype related factors. However there is a clear decline in place.

Pixar Moving To Mac OS X?
by Mac Rumors
Pixar's website reveals they are currently hiring a Mac OS X Migration Contractor at this time.

Glider Pro Is Now Free
by MacMegasite

There's No Other Apple Store Like David Jones
by Sarah Stokely, ARN
Apple computers are coming soon to a David Jones store near you. In fact, Sydneysiders have been able to buy a full range of Apple gear from the chain's Sydney city store for several weeks.

GraphicConverter 4.8 Adds Unskew Effect, More
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Lemke Software GmbH has updated its popular shareware image conversion and manipulation software GraphicConverter to version 4.8. As usual, the update lands dozens of changes, including new features.

PowerBooks 'In Short Supply'
by Macworld UK
Apple's popular PowerBook G4 notebooks are in short supply, according to a number of UK resellers.


Marketing The Macs: The Myths Keep People From Switching
by Jeff Adkins, Low End Mac
I think Apple ought to talk to the people who are causing the greatest problems with the end user. That would be Fred, the guy down the street who works in IT in a big company and has told you that Apple is about to go bankrupt, is incompatible with Office, cannot connect to the Internet, and/or is far more expensive than comparable PCs.

Why I'm Not Sure I Want Macs In My Classroom
by Noah Kravitz, PowerBook Central
Are iBooks and G4s worth the extra cost to schools that are already starved for funding? Have I been brainwashed into thinking that the state of Mac software is much worse than it really is?


Boswell 3.1 For Mac OS X
by Charles W. Moore,
Boswell is an amazingly powerful information managing program with a steep learning curve, but rewards for those who climb it.

Replacing Your Logic Board Can Cause Problems With iTunes-Purchased Music
by MacFixIt
If you are getting your logic board replaced — common practice for a wide range of hardware irregularities — make sure to de-authorize all of your iTunes-purchased AAC tracks.

QuicKeys X2
by James McCallum, MacSofa


Friday, August 1, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

LET'S SHOW 'EM why 1984 won't be like 1984.


Microsoft Takes Linux For A Test Drive
by John Foley, InformationWeek
In an effort to better understand its main source of competition, Microsoft has deployed Linux and other open-source software in a test center that's typically used by its business customers to experiment with Microsoft's own products.

The Coca-Cola Clue
by Dana Blankenhorn, Moore's Loore
Microsoft has tried to make everything work the way it works back home. Coca-Cola is a local company is most places. Microsoft is always American.

Concerns Mount Over Possible Big Net Attack
by Paul Roberts, IDG News Service
Security experts warn that a recently disclosed security vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows operating system may soon be used by a powerful Internet worm that could disrupt traffic on the Internet and affect millions of machines worldwide. Revamps Search
by Stefanie Olsen, CNET
Microsoft updated its corporate Web search technology this month with in-house software, its latest effort to catch up with innovations in the navigation tools market.

Microsoft Gives 12 Governments A Peek
by Reuters
Microsoft said Thursday it has now let a dozen national governments see its Windows source code in its battle to win lucrative public-sector contracts and to muffle mounting hype over rival operating system Linux.

Microsoft — The Tightfisted Giant?
by Ina Fried, CNET
Attention start-ups: Don't go looking to Microsoft for the next round of cash.

Intel Locks Up Deal For Secure PCs
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Intel has signed a deal to integrate security software into motherboards that will be used in business computers, part of a larger industry effort to improve security.

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