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Monday, October 13, 2003

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Apple Moves To Support DVD+RW Format
by Ina Fried, CNET
After years of backing only one format in the recordable DVD format war, Apple Computer is adding limited support of a rival format into its operating system.

Apple iPod Portable Music Player
by Wes Phillips, Stereophile Magazine
With the iPod, you can have your cake and eat it, too.


Mozilla, ICab Web Browsers Get Updated
by MacMinute

AOL Offers AOL Communicator For OS X
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
AOL Communicator is a standalone software application that provides access to AOL e-mail, instant messaging, and address book data, separate from the AOL application itself.

Apple Seeds School With New Notebooks
by Kati Phillips, Daily Southtown
"The laptops will allow them to do research and homework as homework, and teachers will have more time to teach."


Missing The Point On Antipiracy Technology
by Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe
For years, critics of the industry have rightly argued that the music companies should stop treating their customers as would-be crooks. The industry may finally be listening to us. Perhaps we should try listening to them.

The Panther Report: How About Some Optimism?
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
Based on a careful reading of the material posted at Apple's Web site, it's clear to me that Panther gives evidence of a lot of careful thought into what Mac users want and what's really needed to make you more productive.


Tropico: Much Macho Edition
by John Lee, MacAddict
Tropico fans will be pleased by the improvements and extra play, but true delight is reserved for those who never sampled the sly humor and tropical charm of the original. This is easily one of the most creative and entertaining management games you'll ever play.

Unreal Tournament 2003
by Niko Coucouvanis, MacAddict
Unbridled, unabashedly violent mayhem (coordinated, unabashedly violent mayhem in the more-organized games) isn't for everyone, but if it's your thing, Unreal Tournament 2003 is your game.

Visual Thesaurus 2.0
by Jenifer Morgan, MacAddict

Apple Peripherals Go Wireless
by Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Pioneer Press
The wireless devices look cool and are sure to become standard Mac issue someday, but I need simplicity and reliability now — even if that means input-device cables running across my desk.

The TiBook Broke Ground But Aluminum Is Nice, Too
by Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Pioneer Press
The PowerBook is replete with the little design touches that make Macintosh computers such a joy to use.


Monday, October 13, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

RUMOR DU JOUR : XGrid, Apple's solution for "parallel and distributed high performance computing," is coming.


Microsoft Plans IP-Based TV Software For Broadband
by John Blau, IDG News Service
Continuing its push into the emerging broadband television market, Microsoft Corp. plans to show prototype software this weekend for a new system that will allow cable and telecommunication operators to deliver new and existing TV services over broadband Internet connections.

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