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Tuesday, August 5, 2003

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Where "Think Different" Is Taking Apple
by Jane Black, BusinessWeek
Rather than accept being a niche PC maker, Steve Jobs is transforming his baby into a high-end consumer-electronics and services company.

Picking Apple As A Server Solution
by Olga Kharif, BusinessWeek
Some companies are finding that OS X and Xserve are a viable, sometimes cheaper, alternative to Windows-based networks. That could be a big help.


Metrowerks Announces CodeWarrior Development Studio 9.0
by MacMinute
New features in this release include the Metrowerks PowerPlant X C++ framework, which allows developers to write native Mac OS X code using Mac OS X supported features.

iPod (And Mac) Shortage In Ireland
by MacNN
"Australia has not had half the problems that we have had."

Tinderbox 2 Improves Weblog Tools
by TidBITS
In addition to gaining an overall speed boost and interface polish, the new version includes the Tinderbox Weblog Assistant for setting up a personal weblog.

EA, Adobe, Apple Lift Index
by Bloomberg

Back To Future For XPress 6.0
by Macworld UK
Public demand has prompted Quark to post a free XTension to provide XPress 6.0 users with similar image-editing functionality they enjoyed in pre-6.0 versions.


Why I Am Not Continuing My .Mac Subscription
by TheMacMind
I can pay less and get more 'technical' features at the same time using another service.

Sun, Apple, And J2ME, Oh My!
by Bill Day, O'Reilly Network
It's in Apple's best interest to give developers access to the J2ME tools they want on Mac OS X, so that they'll use Macs for their development and for deploying the server portions of their mobile Java applications when the time comes.

Most Never Consider Macs
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
Apple's biggest problem is that the vast majority of potential customers rarely consider a Mac in the same breath as a PC. Not that Apple isn't doing some degree of promotion. But a cool ad for the iTunes Music Store or the iPod isn't necessarily going to change perceptions right away or ever.

Why I Have To Write About Apple
by Stephen H. Wildstrom, BusinessWeek
Innovation and influence — rather than paltry market share — are the true measures of this computer company.


Study Hall: School Supplies Beyond Pencils And Paper
by Leo Timmins,
Getting educated doesn't have to dreary — not with new software to ease the pain.

Understanding Pageouts In Mac OS X 10.2.x
by MacFixIt
For a handful of users, various applications seem to skyrocket in their usage of available physical RAM for no apparent reason, resulting in an increased number of pageouts, and therefore overall system slow-down. Vs. iTunes Music Store
by James Kim, TechTV
New, reliable offers hundreds of thousands of tracks, but coveted Windows market still up for grabs.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003
by Kirk Hiner,
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 doesn't revolutionize computer golf sims as I expected it would, but it at least sends them in the right direction.

Another Quantum Leap For Apple With Flawless Videoconferencing Tool
by Andy Ihnatko, Chicago Sun-Times
iChat AV isn't the first videoconferencing tool, but it's the first to flawlessly integrate multimedia into the chat model.

New Twist In Tale Of Cube Upgrade
by Mark Kellner, Washington Times
My Cube is a larger, beefier machine, and we're not done yet.


Tuesday, August 5, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

RENDEZVOUS, or Zeroconf, for your Windows.

SONY: THE APPLE OF THE PC WORLD? : You know what, but the new Sony Vaio TR: PCG-TR1 (who come up with this designation?) is something that is actually beautiful.

Too bad it can't run OS X.


Microsoft Adds P2P Tools For Windows
by Martin LaMonica, CNET
Microsoft is beefing up the peer-to-peer capabilities for its Windows XP operating system.

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