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The 20 Macs That Mattered Most
by Owen Linzmayer, Wired News
Twenty years after the introduction of the first Macintosh, here's a list of the 20 most memorable Mac models. Presented in chronological order, all of these machines advanced the state of the art on the Mac, and many featured innovations that influenced the computer industry at large.

Apple Drinks Its Own Juice
by Ina Fried, CNET
Trying to make the case that its products belong in large companies, Apple showed how it runs its own business using a great deal of Apple gear.

Yes, They're Cool
by Steven Levy, Newsweek
It might have been smart for Apple to release a frustratingly hobbled player that could have been profitably sold for $200. But it just isn't in Apple's DNA to cut corners and capture a market by cutting prices.


Apple Claims Storage Price Lead
by News IS, The Register

BETT: Apple Making UK In-Roads
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Apple's share of the UK education sector climbed to 8.5 per cent from 6.4 per cent year-on-year in the quarter ended October 2003.

Despite Fewer Exhibitors, Expo Happy With San Fran Show
by Bryan Chaffin, Mac Observer

Battle Of The Bands: Gates Vs. Jobs
by Steve Gillmor, eWeek
In back-to-back keynotes in San Francisco and Las Vegas, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates this week underlined the vanishing difference between consumer and enterprise markets.

Focus On The Rest Of Your Life
by Daniel H. Steinberg, O'Reilly Network
When you have free time to play or to create, how do you spend your time?

Gov. Benson Delivers Paul School Laptops
by Ann McClure, Granite State News
Seventh grade students at Paul School had an interesting morning Tuesday, one that will make the rest of their school year interesting as well.

iPod Mini Comes With iPod Mini Software 1.0 (And Other Notes)
by iPodlounge
The iPod mini does not use the same software as the iPod itself.

New RealPlayer Avoids Apple DRM License
by Steven Davis, eWeek
Analysts said RealPlayer's support for iTunes songs is likely to prove controversial and could spur Apple to consider legal action, or implement software patches that would prevent playing of its music file format.

Apple To Report 'Blowout Quarter' On iPod, Music Sales
by MacMinute
When Apple reports its earnings for the fiscal first quarter of 2004 next week, Wall Street expects the company to post a profit of 14 cents a share, compared with a profit of 3 cents a share a year earlier.


Forget Macworld. Think Macsnore.
by Charles Cooper, CNET
The more interesting announcement actually came out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where Apple announced that it will make digital music players for Hewlett-Packard.

A Grain Of Salt With Your Apple
Apple Computer once again is bragging about its role in creating supercomputing technology with the biggest bang for the buck. But don't let the marketing message carry you away.

A Day In The Life: Macworld Expo 2004
by Jade, Ars Technica

Confident Apple For 2004
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
Steve Jobs' first keynote of the year was relaxed, confident, and entertaining. And to me, it was a keynote for Apple in 2004 as much as it was for the Macworld conference.


CodeWarrior 9 For Mac OS
by Peter Coffee, eWeek


Friday, January 9, 2004
by Heng-Cheong Leong

COLD DAY AT APPLE : Has hell froze again?

O.E.M. APPLE : Anyone not surprised by the Apple-HP deal? I guess not. Who'd predict?

I wonder if the HP-version of the iPod will work on a Mac.


Windows 98 Support Shifts To CD
by Munir Kotadia, ZDNet UK
Windows 98 will only be supported by Microsoft for another week; after that, users will have to rely on a free CD containing hints and tips.

Microsoft Gets Verbal About Voice-Activation Program
by Matt Hines, CNET
Microsoft detailed on Thursday its strategy for expanding the capabilities and distribution of its Voice Command software, a program that lets people control handheld devices via spoken instructions.

Intel's Future: That's Home Entertainment
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Intel wasn't kidding when it said it was interested in consumer electronics.

Xbox Heads For A Million Gamers
by Alfred Hermida, BBC News
More than a million gamers are expected to be playing online on the Xbox by the middle of the year, says Microsoft.

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