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Thursday, October 9, 2003

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Apple To Launch iTunes For Windows
by Ina Fried, CNET
The Mac maker has scheduled an event for next Thursday at San Francisco's Moscone West convention hall. "The year's biggest music story is about to get even bigger," Apple said in an invitation to journalists.

Taking Success In Its Stride
by Garry Barker, Sydney Morning Herald
If ever a plan came together for Apple Computer it was in QuickTime, the cross-platform audio and video file format that, perhaps surprisingly, is now 12 years old.


Apple Airs New iPod Television Ad
by MacMinute
Apple has begun airing a new television commercial that features the concept of the popular print campaign, but brings the medium alive with motion.

Apple Eyes UNIX Market With Panther
by Thor Olavsrud,
"When I look at Panther, I really see a release that's very, very well positioned for large organizations."

Apple Should Have Used Intel Chips, Sculley Says
by Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service
Not embracing the endless commoditization of Intel-architecture chips meant Apple couldn't compete on price against "the Dells of the world," he said. The die was cast. Apple took another path and ended up a different kind of company, Sculley said.

Canadian Indie Film Distributor Uses Macs
by MacNN


Pulled Panther Feature? "Home On iPod"
by Mac Rumors

Taking The Digital Hub To The Next Level
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
Does a Mac Media Center make sense for Apple? Going by the Microsoft model, probably not.

Panther Released Oct 24; Mac OS X Con Beings Oct 27
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
Do the math.


Apple Picking Season
by Dan Dubno, CBS News
Now that Fall is here, intrepid weekend travelers in the Northeast wander the woods for apple picking time. Ah, the smell of falling leaves and branches of fruit hanging down. So as my wife, the kids, and all our friends go out "fruiting," I'm pretending to be sick at home doing a little "Apple picking" of my own.


Thursday, October 9, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

RUMOR DU JOUR : iTunes for Windows, next week.

For all these rumors floating all over the net about iTunes, I've seen none on the features of iTunes. Is it on par with iTunes for Mac OS X? Can it burn CDs? Can I freely import and export between versions of iTunes on both Mac and Windows? Will it support Windows Media format?

DID APPLE SAY ANYTHING about Xcode, whether it will be bundled into Panther for free?

Update: Yeah, it's free with Panther.


Eolas Files Motion To Enjoin IE
by Paul Festa, CNET
Eolas Technologies on Monday filed a motion to permanently enjoin Microsoft's distribution of its Internet Explorer browser amid a flurry of court filings by both sides in the pivotal patent infringement case.

InfoPath Makes Office Shine
by Tom Yager, InfoWorld
Office 2003 offers little to individual users, but XML features should wow IT shops.

Microsoft Expects Security Effort To Take Time
by Ina Fried, CNET
Microsoft plans to announce on Thursday a detailed plan to combat a recent wave of security threats, but one executive told CNET things won't change overnight.

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