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Friday, December 5, 2003

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When Technology Is Heartwarming
by David Pogue, New York Times
There's a lot of junk in technology, a lot of hassle and frustration, a lot of disappointment. But this moment was like a TV commercial. It was an emotional, powerful, simple, perfect example of how technology can change a moment, solve a problem, and despite the gulf of time and distance, bring you face to face with the people you love.

XPress/InDesign War Escalates
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
The battle for market share between Adobe and Quark over desktop publishing appears likely to begin in earnest next year, according to executives from both companies speaking to Macworld.


iPod Sets New Trend In Portability
by Dennis Friedel, Delaware Beachcomber
"It's by far the hottest item for the holiday."

Waiting Game At Tokyo Apple Store
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

UK BBC Viewers Snub Gates For Jobs
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Last night's BBC broadcast in which TV hack Alvin Hall declared Microsoft's Bill Gates the most powerful computer mogul has generated a storm of protest from Apple CEO Steve Jobs' followers.

Downloading Squeezes The Art Of The Album
by Edna Gundersen, USA Today
The album, music's dominant creative framework for the past 40 years, is dying under the wheels of an accelerating revolution.

Lights, Camera, Action: Panther Ready For Prime-Time
by Robyn Weisman, E-Commerce Times
"It's great to see people recognizing our OS and our hardware. Our goal is to make the best desktop computers and operating system we can make."

NTT DoCoMo FOMA 3G Subscriber Success Bolsters Apple's QuickTime, Microsoft Left Out
by MacDailyNews


Apple iPod
by Robert Irvine, Web-User
Although far from cheap, the sheer style and substance of the iPod make it both a desirable and worthwhile purchase.

by Erica Marceau, Applelinks


Friday, December 5, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS : Presenting, Carols by cats...

Silent fish, holy fish.All is calm. All is fish.

SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM : "Between the spam explosion, imperfect spam filters, and simple information overload, most busy journalists will never answer all their e-mail. But we should all try harder," explains Steve Outing.

I'm not a journalist, but I'll add: "Me too."

RUMOR DU JOUR : 2.4 GHz Power Mac G5 coming soon.


Intel Narrows Q4 Outlook, Plans $600M Charge
by Tom Krazit, IDG News Service
Company sees growth in Pentium 4, Pentium M, and Xeon processors.

Yahoo Patches IM Security Hole
by Matt Hicks, eWeek

Microsoft To Charge For FAT File System, ClearType
by Sydney Morning Herald
Microsoft has announced that it will be charging a fee from those who use the FAT file system and offered to sell licences to those who wish to buy one.

Sun Battles Windows With Cheap Java Desktop
by Munir Kotadia, CNET
Sun is hoping to increase the penetration of Linux on the enterprise desktop by slashing the price of its Java Desktop System, which is designed to replace Microsoft's Windows operating system and Office suite.

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