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Thursday, December 11, 2003

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2003 MacInTouch Reader Choice Poll
by MacInTouch
As soon as we began to review the results for this year's poll it became clear that there was one standout winner: the iPod and iTunes, along with the revolutionary iTunes Music Store.


Apple Offers New Promos To Education Customers
by MacNN
Apple is offering a special 20-pack bundle of eMacs for $950 each or a 20-pack of iBooks for $850 each, when purchased through the Apple Store for Education (Institutions).

iMovie Competition Winners Announced
by Macworld UK
This aimed to identify the best short movies made using Apple's consumer video-editing application.

iPod Makes The Headlines
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Apple's iPod continues to attract global media attention as the company maintains its marketing push to get the product into people's pockets.

Apple Outstanding Tertiary Educator Award
by Apple Press Release
An exceptional lecturer has been acknowledged for his innovative approach regarding the use of technology in learning.

Mozilla Readies Next Release
by Matt Hicks, eWeek
The open-source project releases a beta version of Mozilla 1.6 as it prepares for a full launch by January.


Old Habits
by John Gruber
What to do about my Finder Cmd-N habit?

A Nasty Fix For Apple
by Alex Salkever, BusinessWeek
It didn't have to be this way. Properly trained support reps would have headed this problem off long before it blossomed into a subversive online antiadvertising campaign. And a better customer-support system in general could be a huge selling point for Apple, as users encounter increasing complexity in pulling together the various pieces of the digital lifestyle.


Newsreaders — A Comparison: MacReporter And NetNewsWire

Computer Can Be A Tool For Wishing A Cool Yule
by Mike Wendland, Detroit Free Press
Does your computer have the holiday spirit?

Zoo Tycoon: Marine Maina
by Eddie Park, Inside Mac Games
If you were a fan of the original game, this double expansion set should be more than enough to keep you happy. However, if your response to the original was at best lukewarm, Marine Mania isn't going to change your mind, no matter how many times an Orca juggles a ball on its nose.

Product Of The Year: Apple iTunes Music Store
by Peter Lewis, Fortune
Apple is almost single-handedly dragging the music industry, kicking and screaming, toward a better future.


Thursday, December 11, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

RUMOR... OKAY, RUMOR OF THE MONTH : Apple is hiring away Oracle sales people to assemble a new Apple enterprise sales team.


Microsoft Starts Enrollment For New Partner Program
by Joris Evers, IDG News Service
Microsoft has opened enrollment for its Microsoft Partner Program, a program announced in October that will combine Microsoft's traditional partners with those it inherited when it bought Great Plains Software and Navision.

SAP, Microsoft Draw Battle Lines
by Alorie Gilbert, CNET

Mystery Patch Blots Microsoft's Fix-Free Month
by Robert Lemos, CNET
The company scrambled on Wednesday morning to figure out why a patch had been issued through its Windows Update service, when the software maker had declared on Tuesday that it would not issue any fixes in December.

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