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Monday, November 10, 2003

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Mac OS X V10.3.1 Improves FileVault, FireWire 800, More
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
"The 10.3.1 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, services and technologies: FileVault, Printing, WebDav, and FireWire 800 drives. This update also includes the latest Security Updates," said Apple.

'Fastest Computer' TV Advert Banned
by Irish Examiner
Computer giant Apple has been banned by British Independent Television Commission, an advertising watchdog, from claiming its latest product as "the world's fastest, most powerful personal computer."

The 99¢ Solution: Steve Jobs' Music Store Showed Foot-Dragging Record Labels And Runaway Music Pirates That There Was A Third Way
by Chris Taylor, Time
Apple's iTunes Music Store is Time's Coolest Invention of 2003.

How You Benefit From Panther
by Steve Neiderhauser
I don't know where Apple's stock price will be next year, however, I do know that when you buy an Apple Computer you'll receive dividends for years to come. Apple's design philosophy creates options that makes your life easier.


iTunes 'Not Affecting LimeWire Downloads'
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Peer-to-peer file-sharing service LimeWire has seen no decline in the number of downloads it serves since the debut of mass-market music download services, said company chief operating officer Greg Bildson.

FileMaker Donations Solution Ships
by MacMinute
FileMaker today announced that it is shipping FileMaker Donations, a fundraising and donor management application that helps charitable organizations and other non-profits manage a broad range of donar and fund raising information.

Iomega Plans 35GB Removable Storage In 2004
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral

Apple Store Offers iTunes Music Store Gift Certificates
by MacNN

Apple's Country Manager Jack Tong Shakes Things Up In Taiwan
by Marie Feliciano, Taiwan News
"Let's face it. We've got the goods. This is why I am excited about our Taiwan prospects. Apple used to occupy a niche market. We used to be a minority. That's about to change."

Zach And Wen Schieffelin: Thrill Ride
by David Levy, Apple
"You know, the Vespa has always been a symbol of freedom. You didn't have to be a mechanic, you didn't have to be a master of contemporary technology to use it. You just got on and drove it. And that same ease and elegance is what appelas to us in the Mac."


In Some Cases, Openness May Be Moot Issue
by Paul Andrews, Seattle Times
Wherever the future takes us, one thing is certain: When it comes to digital content, there's no such thing as an open-and-shut case.

Apple And Microsoft: The Great Role Reversal
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
In its unaccustomed position as a majority player, is Apple being a good citizen?


Time To Switch To Panther? Almost
by Stephan Somogyi, ZDNet
Do I regret the upgrade so far? Nope. Would I switch back to Jaguar full time? No, but I do wish Apple would spend more effort getting critical tools like DiskWarrior ready on day one so I don't have to boot back into Jaguar to do regular disk maintenance.

Hands On With The Power Mac Dual 2GHz G
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
The Power Mac G5 has refocused attention on Apple as a viable option in the computer wars. IBM and Apple have done a great job, and users can take advantage of it right now.

7 Mac OS X System Utilities Compared
by Charles W. Moore, Low End Mac

Power Mac Is Pretty On The Inside
by Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe
With its spectacular performance, Apple could have built the G5 to look like an old milk crate and still have sold a few million of them.

Apple-Picking Time In PC Land
by Simson Garfinkel, MIT Technology Review
Macintosh network better with PCs than PCs do! That's my conclusion after junking my Windows laptop and getting an Apple PowerBook G4.

Burning Monkey Mahjong Solitaire
by Kirk Hiner, Applelinks
Freeverse has again taken a classic game and updated it just enough of their personality to give it a bit more life. There's nothing here to revolutionize the game, but it's Mahjong. It doesn't need to be revolutionized.


Monday, November 10, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED THE WORLD LATELY? : Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age — boy, this is either going to inspire you, or it's going to seriously depress you. :-)

THE BROWSER ATTRACTION : There must be a law somewhere (along the line of "Murphy's Law") that states that no matter how hard you were working the whole morning, opening Word and Excel documents and such all over, the moment you take a break and surf the web, someone (probably your boss) will step into your cubicle/office to talk to you and find that you are not working. :-)


Microsoft: Virtual PC Will Run Linux
by Peter Galli, eWeek
"There has been some misunderstanding about this: You absolutely can run Linux in Virtual PC."

Microsoft Moves Into Chip World WIth Xbox
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Microsoft will more actively participate in the design of the brains for the next version of its Xbox gaming console, tentatively called Xbox Next.

Microsoft Awaits Showdown In Europe
by Reuters
Microsoft faces a major showdown in Brussels this week when it gets a last chance to defend itself against European Union regulators' charges it abused its dominance of desktop computer operating systems.

Happy Birthday, Tablet PC
by Rob Enderle, eWeek
On the platform's first anniversary, it's worth gauging its technological progress, recalling its forerunners and evaluating its prospects.

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