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Wednesday, August 20, 2003

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iPod Strikes Right Note With Consumer Market
by Jim Jamieson, The Province
"The way you can move your music seamlessly is great — it's much less complicated and faster than on the PC side. The other thing I like about it is the form factor — it's so small and light and the number of songs that can be stored on it is phenomenal."

Photoshop G5 Plug-In Update Ready For Download
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Hot on the heels of Apple's release of the Power Mac G5 this Monday, Adobe Systems Inc. has released a plug-in update for its flagship digital imaging software, Photoshop. The update optimizes Photoshop for use with the G5.


MSN Messenger Upgrade Blocks Trillian
by Jim Hu, CNET
Microsoft is forcing people to upgrade to newer versions of its instant messenger application.

What, Me Worry?
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
Few hackers attack Mac, but just because it's a niche product doesn't make it vulnerable.

Apple Expo Coming To Paris
by MacDirectory
This year's show focuses on specific solutions for professionals from the design, education, business, architecture, legal, property, health-care and music sectors.

Intuit Ships Quicken 2004 For The Mac
by MacNN

Apple Kicks Off 'iPod-A-Day Giveaway'
by MacMinute
"Create a new iTunes Music Store account during this time, and you will automatically be entered into our daily drawing."

Opera 6.03 Offers Compatibility With Panther
by MacNN
"Additional changes include bug fixes, performance improvements, better security, kiosk mode, and the removal of the start-up dialog for unregistered browsers."

MSN Messenger Now Denying Access With Old Releases
by MacFixIt


Poll: 99 Cents Too Expensive For Downloads
by Billboard
A single song download is too pricey at 99 cents, according to a poll.

Mac Myths And IT
by Michael Gartenberg, MacCentral
Does this mean Mac OS is right for your organization? Not necessarily. But it does mean your organization has more viable choices for desktop systems than you might have thought.

Wanted: Smarter Updates
by Sandy McMurray, Globe And Mail
Self-updating systems should be the norm, not the exception, and personal responsibility may have to give way to "the good of the many."

Taking It Slow With A Superfast Chip
by Alex Salkever, BusinessWeek
By delaying the lava-hot G5's use in iMacs and laptops, Apple is wisely awaiting the improvements that will make a good thing even better.


by Richard Hallas, Inside Mac Games
Buried deep beneath all the conceptual and performance-related problems, there is actually quite a fun game here.

Apple's AirPort Meets The Concrete
by Paul Maidment, Forbes
Where Airport Extreme shows its paces is in peer-to-peer connections between machines equipped with the new $99 Airport Extreme cards.

In Search Of A Unviersal Jukebox
by Joseph D. Lasica
While I'm in agreement with the glowing reviews Apple has received for its service, my experience has been a less satisfactory one.


Wednesday, August 20, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL : Mid-Autumn festival, a festival celebrated by many Chinese, falls on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese's lunar calendar. And this year, this date corresponds to Sept 11th.


Geeks Grapple With Virus Invasion
by Michelle Delio, Wired News
Summer vacation, peer pressure, Swiss-cheese programming code and too-quick-to-click Internet users have combined to make the last two weeks a true adventure in computing.

Outlook Is Bleak
by Scott Rosenberg, Salon
Where do you want to go today? Anywhere but Outlook!

ISPs: Sobig's The Biggest Virus So Far
by Robert Lemos, CNET
The computer virus clogged corporate e-mail systems on Tuesday and Wednesday, as every message had to be digitally checked for the virus before being passed on to the recipient's computer.

The Anti-Microsoft Tipping Point: Are We There Yet?
by Keith Regan, E-Commerce Times
Sure, people will rail against Bill Gates every chance they get. But when it comes time to put up or shut up — to remove all traces of Microsoft software from their hard drives — you better believe they'll think twice.

Microsoft's Eye On E-Mail Lists
by Paul Festa, ZDNet
Thanks to the expertise of sociologist Marc Smith, Microsoft is keeping a close eye on newsgroups and other e-mail lists, which it has identified as the Internet's undervalued "knowledge management application."

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