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Saturday, December 20, 2003

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An Unencrypted Look At FileVault
by Francois Joseph de Kermadec, O'Reilly Network
I'm going to walk you through FileVault and try to explain how it works, and what it can (and cannot) do for you. In the end, I hope that it will help you answer one important question: "Should I use it?"


Apple Releases Mac OS X Server 10.3.2
by MacMinute

Battery And Assault
by Hank Stuever, Washington Post
When his iPod died, this music lover tackled Apple. Stay tuned.

Apple's CEO Soap Opera
by Lisa DiCarlo, Forbes

Highlights From Apple's Annual Report
by MacMinute
Apple reported that net sales increased US$465 million or 8% during 2003 compared to 2002, while Mac sales declined 3% year-over-year to approximately 3 million units.

Q&A: Arik Hesseldahl
by Forbes
The past, present and future of Apple's Macintoshc omputer.

Walter Murch: An Interview With The Editor Of "Cold Mountain"
by Joe Cellini, Apple
One of the significant things about Final Cut is that it's not a software/hardware hybrid system, it's a software-only system.

Profiles In Success: Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University: Cost-Conscious Supercomputing
by Apple
dr. srinidhi Varadarajan realized he'd have as much 64-bit processing as he needed to power his dream, without overtaxing his budget.

Apple Launches New Science Education Site
by MacNN

Panther Up-To-Date Program Extended
by MacMinute
Extended to Jan. 31, 2004.

Apple Releases New OS X Security Update
by MacMinute

Dell Stops Selling iPods
by Amy Schatz, American-Statesman
Dell's tendency to undercut competitor's prices might have played more of a role [than Dell's entry into the MP3 market].


Best Mac Year Ever?
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
You, and hundreds of others who work for Apple, have provided us with one of the most exciting rides in recent computing history. Thank you.


There's Nothing Like An Apple Under The Tree
by Bob LeVitus, Houston Chronicle
If you're still stuck on what to buy the Mac enthusiast in your life, here are a few mostly inexpensive gifts, most of which can still be received in time for the holiday.

Bare Bones Software Mailsmith 2
by IT-Enquirer
Mailsmith has grown up from a modest mail client to a full-blown POP client that has all the bells and whistles you should expect from a professional mail client.

2003 Editor's Choice: Apple iPod
by Stereophile

The Playlist: My Love/Hate Relationship With iTunes
by Eric Dahl, PC World
An in-depth look at the greatest, coolest, most insanely frustrating media player out there and the store behind it.


Saturday, December 20, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

RUMOR DU JOUR : Apple is looking for a Playback Firmware Engineer for th enext generation of iPod "Must have experience in overall system design of audio and video products.


Experts Warn Of Windows Attacks
by eWeek
Security experts have found a new way to exploit a critical vulnerability in Windows that evades a workaround and enables the attacker to compromise a number of machines at one time.

Sun's Schwartz: Microsoft Leaving Users In The Lurch
by eWeek
While Microsoft scapegoats Sun, the world is discovering the wonders of Sun's Java Desktop System.

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