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Friday, October 17, 2003

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Will iTunes Make Apple Shine?
by Ina Fried, CNET
Apple Computer launched its iTunes Music Store for Windows amid much fanfare, but the company said it doesn't have any illusions that it can make great profits from selling songs over the Internet.


Irony In Deal With Pepsi Is Hard To Miss
by Mike Langberg, San Jos Mercury News
Twenty years later, it turns out changing the world occasionally includes selling sugar water.

Apple Music Event Available In QuickTime
by MacMinute

iTunes, Now For The Rest Of Us
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
During a slick presentation in downtown San Francisco Thursday morning, Mick Jagger, Bono and Dr. Dre joined Jobs to endorse a new version of Apple's iTunes software and music store for the Mac and Windows.

Two New Apple Stores Opening Next Week
by MacMinute
The stores are located at the University Towne Centre in San Diego, California, and the Legacy Village retail complex in Lyndhurst, Ohio.


New Apple iTunes: Digital Hub Or Digital Flub?
by David Coursey, ZDNet
Apple's digital hub could very well be in trouble. The road from hub to flub could be a short one if Steve and Apple don't do something soon.

Software Bugs Could Cost Apple Users And Market Share
by Adam Robert Guha, Low End Mac
When it's something critical like a system software update it should just work.

by Rob Flickenger, O'Reilly Network
Last week, I had the marvelous opportunity to meet Stuart Cheshire, one of the founding fathers of Apple's Rendezvous implementation...


Hell Freezes Over: Macworld's iTunes For Windows Review
by Johnny Evans, Macworld UK
With iTunes Windows users get a very special tool that brings a little Apple elegance into their lives — and that can only be a very good thing indeed.

Apple iTunes For Windows
Apple has more music to buy than your typical Wal-Mart sore but not more than a dedicated music store. Once that they surpass a good physical music store than I will get really excited about iTunes for Windows.

First Impressions Of iTunes For Windows
by Eugenia Loli-Queru,
I like iTunes for Windows... However, its overall UI speed needs to be worked out by Apple.

PowerBook G4 15" (FireWire 800): More On White Spots On Screen
by MacFixIt
The overwhelming majority of users who have contacted us confirm that although they may have anywhere from one to all of the spots shown in the picture, and the spots may vary in size relative to those shown, the locations of the spots match up perfectly.


Friday, October 17, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

FIRST IMPRESSIONS : iTunes for Windows is surprising good, unlike that piece of... er, thing called QuickTime Movie Player for Windows.

Disclaimer: I have never used iTunes Music Store, nor do I have an iPod. Your mileage will differ.

Question: did Apple also ported Safari, or is that Internet Explorer underneath?

I'm glad that my favorite keyboard short-cut, Alt+Space N still works. For those who are not cursed with working on Windows, that's Minimise Window.

Some time soon, when I am free, I'll uninstall all other MP3 players on my Windows XP machine. All these other applications allow me to play MP3 files. Only iTUnes allow me to listen to music.

DO THE TIME WARP : "It's your parents! They're calling from the future!" —


Survey: Windows Developers Say Linux More Secure
by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, eWeek
Is Linux built more securely than Windows? According to a new survey, Windows and Linux developers both say yes — and for the first time, ranked it ahead of Windows XP.

Microsoft Security VP: Security Is Customers' "Top Priority"
by Carolyn A. April, VARBusiness
Mike Nash has some tall marching orders. As corporate vice president for the security business unit at Microsoft, Nash is charged with executing his bosses' multipronged offensive against security assaults on Microsoft's software products.

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