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Thursday, August 7, 2003

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Why Mid-Size Company Is Sticking By The Mac
by Antone Gonsalves, Internet Week
The bottom line is, for a company the size of Pentagon, Apple, and now Linux, works. And its unlikely the company will change anytime soon.

The Image: Cracking The Code Of Advertising
by Frank Ahrens, Washington Post
Successful businesses need strong icons, and Apple's guitar is the first memorable icon associated with a pay Internet music site. The fact that BuyMusic attacked Apple's guitar is proof of its nascent power.

US Navy Buys Linux On Apple Kit
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
Terra Soft Solutions has announced that Lockheed Martin will buy 260 Xserve servers running its Yellow Dog Linux, with the eventual destination being the US Navy's submarines.


The Omni Group Releases OmniWeb 4.5
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
OmniWeb uses Webcore and JavaScriptCore, two open source code frameworks available from Apple itself.

Computer Mice Make New Moves
by BBC News
Microsoft is preparing new versions of its mouse that will be fitted with wheels that tilt as well as roll. The innovation means that users will be able to scroll vertically as well as horizontally without using on-screen navigation bars.

Is Apple The Lonely Rolls-Royce Of The Computer World?
by Sarah Fraser, NewsFactor
While Apple must keep an eye on quarterly revenue and profit targets, its long-term success is inextricably tied to its market strategy and product innovation.

Laptops Reach Prices A Parent Can Love
by Reuters
Notebook computers with the kind of performance that will satisfy most students now carry a price tag that won't make a parent cringe.

Sun Takes Crack At Desktop Windows
by Mark Hachman, eWeek
Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice-president of Sun's software group, said that practically every Sun employee owns an Apple desktop at home. "We would love to partner with Apple. They're everyone's favorite company, and iTunes is really cool."


Is Microsoft's Hegemony Over?
by Computerworld Malaysia
Open-source software is threatening Microsoft's stranglehold in the office productivity suite market.

Sun-Apple Rumors Set Markets Jangling
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
So, egos not withstanding, why aren't they friends?

Mac.Ars Takes On Best Buy, Priacy
by Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica
If Apple and Best Buy can work together to stay on top of sales/quality issues and Apple isn't as draconian about inventory issues, this will at the very least put iMacs and iBooks in front of eyeballs that would otherwise never looked at Macs of any ilk.


Ultimate iPod Accessories
by Eliot Van Buskirk, CNET
Whether you're looking to turn the iPod into a fully functional stereo or just want to wrap it in a cool, scratch-resistant casing, you'll find the answer here. Just one caveat: Some of these accessories can be used with only the original model.

CodeWarrior LE 3 By Metrowerks
by Sacha Saxer, iDevGames
If you want to write Macintosh applications or games, but lack the knowledge, are coming from IDEs that are based on BASIC, or you're on a budget, CWLE version 3 is definitely for you.

One Is Never Enough
by Gene Steinberg, Gannett News Service
Backup methods summarized.

Competition Is Clicking In Music
by David Colker, Los Angeles Times
The sanctioned online retailers, iTunes and have plenty of bargains without a monthly fee, but how much of a selection do they offer?


Thursday, August 7, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong



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