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Tuesday, August 19, 2003


PodQuest Puts Driving Directions On Your iPod
by MacMinute

Apple G5 Hits The Street
by Jay Wrolstad, NewsFactor
Mac users "should run, not walk," to their local store to check out the G5, says Aberdeen Group analyst Peter Kastner. "Mac buyers can stand tall; they now have what is arguably a performance leader."

New Apple Stores In Chicago-Area, Richmond
by MacNN

Shareware Turns Nokia 3650 Into 'Universal Remote'
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
If you have a Nokia 3650 mobile phone and a Bluetooth-enabled Mac running Mac OS X (10.2 or higher), you can use the phone as a universal remote control, thanks to the US$8 Veta Universal 1.0 tool.

Apple Optimizes Emagic Platinum 6.2 For G5
by MacNN
Apple's Emagic today released Logic Platinum 6.2, the first version of its professional audio production application optimized for the Power Mac G5.

G5 Details Emerge
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Details are emerging of Apple's Power Mac G5s, following the products' shipment in the US and other territories (including the UK) yesterday.

Cinema Display Prices Cut
by Macworld UK
Apple UK has reduced the price of the 20-inch Cinema Display and 23-inch Cinema HD Display.


Mac.Ars Takes On The Nature Of Apple, Plus The Prognosis For OS 9
by Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica
Is this strategy of becoming all things to all people a good one? Can an IT purchasing manager take a company seriously which sells singles and servers?

.Mac Poll: 57% Plan To Re-Subscribe
by Karen Haslam, Macworld UK

The Value Of Diverse Operating System
by Clair Garman, Washington Post
Perhaps it is time to consider having various operating systems that interface with one another.

OK, Apple — You Win
by Chad Dickerson, InfoWorld


Xserve: Newest Version Of The Xserve Features Less Noise, More Power For Demanding Workloads
by P.J. Connolly, Macworld
The Xserve isn't yet perfect, but with the latest tweaks, including a faster CPU and improvements to the cooling and ventilation systems, it just got closer. It's still the easiest server to manage.

Acrobat 6.0 Professional: The Rainbow's End For Prepress Pros Lets Technical Pros Down
by James Felici and Greg Miller, Macworld
Prepress professionals should upgrade to the Pro version. It offers the control they've been waiting for.

AirPort Extreme Antennas: Help Your Wireless Network Go The Distance
by Becky Waring, Macworld
If you need better AirPort Extreme range in a limited area, one of the Dr. Bott ExtendAir external antennas may be the perfect solution.

Final Cut Pro 4: Massive Upgrade Brings A New Wave Of Impressive Features
by Anton Linecker, Macworld
Final Cut Pro 4 is a marvelous but flawed upgrade. There are hundreds of improvements throughout the program, and even taken on their own, the new bundled applications are amazing. Overall, Final Cut Pro 4 gets high marks, but Apple will need to release a few updates to put on the final polish and work out some kinks.

The Game Room: Bring Out The Big Guns
by Peter Cohen, Macworld
For Mac gamers, the reality of waiting months — or even years — for popular Windows titles to appear on their machines is nothing new. But when the game in question is Unreal Tournament 2003, the biggest, baddest first-person shooter to emerge on the Mac in years, the wait can be excruciating.

Apple DVD Studio Pro 2.0
by David Nagel, Creative Mac
In every respect, DVD Studio Pro 2.0 provides a richer and more intuitive authoring experience than earlier releases, with a revamped interface that enhances the experience just that much more.

QuarkXPress 6.0: More Than OS X-Native, Industry-Standard Publishing Software Gives Designers More Flexbility
by Galen Gruman, Macworld
Once you get past the "it's about time" reaction to QuarkXPress 6.0, you'll start appreciating its enhancements. They're worthwhile for any XPress-based production shop, and Quark's upgrade pricing is easy to stomach.


Tuesday, August 19, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

PROBLEM ON THE HOMEFRONT : There are some serious DNS problems from where I'm logged in. (I'm using StarHub's cable modem service.) Updates will be light. Sorry.


Microsoft Puts Price, Date On New Office
by David Becker, CNET
Microsoft set an Oct. 21 release date and announced pricing Tuesday for the next version of its Office software package.

'Good' Worm, New Bug Mean Double Trouble
by Robert Lemos, CNET
A "good" Internet worm and a new malicious mass-mailing computer virus are creating an enormous amount of network traffic, slowing some corporate systems, security experts said Tuesday.

Microsoft Weighs Automatic Security Updates As A Default
by Brian Krebs, Washington Post
Microsoft Corp. executives, digging out from the aftermath of an unwelcome Internet worm that wriggled into 500,000 of its customers' computers last week, say that it is time to consider making software updates automatic for home users of the Windows operating system.

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