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Monday, January 12, 2004

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Expo Boost For Apple
by Macworld UK
Apple directors of marketing Peter Lowe (consumer software) and Stan Ng (iPod) are on a roll, following last week's Macworld Expo.


AppleCare Announces Optical Drive Enhancement Program For iBooks
by MacFixIt

Student iTeams Fix Tech Troubles
by Tess Nacelewicz, Portland Press
As Maine's pioneering laptop initiative got under way in the state's middle schools two years ago, it quickly became clear that some of today's computer-savvy students knew more about using the portable computers than their teachers did.

SpamSieve Update Processing Messages Faster, More
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Accuracy tracking with Panther Mail has been improved; catching spam is better; bugs have been fixed; and more.

Apple Winning Over Wintel Schools
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Apple's efforts in the UK education sector continue to reap rewards, the company revealed at industry show BETT 2004 last week.

Apple's Supercomputing Scientists
by Matthew Herper, Forbes
Apple Computer and its Macintosh, which has long sat on the desktops of many molecular biologists, are now seeing wider use in genomics.

Movable Movies?
by Victoria Shannon, International Herald Tribune
Apple has doubts, but won't rule it out.


HP Move Hurts Customers?
by Sandy McMurray, Apple Matters
Perhaps HP wil ask Microsoft to add support for AAC audio. (We'll see how that goes.)

Dead iPod Syndrome — No Volt Found?
by Rupert Goodwins, ZDNet UK
Apple has come under fire for the iPod's power problems — but the Great Battery Rip-off is a much wider issue for the industry, and consumers.

Is Apple Ready To Face The Music?
by Gene Steinberg, USA Today
Apple is facing the music, and we will all reap the benefits.

The Twenty-Plus't Anniversary
by John Welch
Sometime in the first five minutes of dragging stuff around, it hit me. I mean... it HIT me. This is why you have hardware. To DO things. Not write code.

Democratizing The Media, And More
by Dan Gillmor, San Jose Mercury News
Not everyone is an artist, of course. Not everyone has a journalist's curiosity and ability to pull together disparate facts into something that resembles a coherent first draft of reality. Not everyone can play an instrument or sing on key. Not everyone should. But it's exciting to realize that anyone who wants to try can do so.

Apple Software: The End Of Free
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
I am not going to suggest that Apple reverse its path... On the other hand, I do want to see Apple set as low a price point for its stuff as possible.


Shadowbane: The Rise Of Chaos
by Casey Carbonneau, Inside Mac Games
Shadowbane is a damn fun game. Its just a shame that the game gets in the way of the fun most of the time.

iPhoto Deletes Camera Raw Images Without Saving!
by Philip van Allen, MacFixIt
It's not surprising that iPhoto does not read the CRW raw files, but it is unacceptable that the software deletes them from the CF card and does not save them anywhere!


Monday, January 12, 2004
by Heng-Cheong Leong

PERSONAL PROBLEM : Recently, I think I violated one of my own policy... :-)

When a boss says he has an "open door policy", that just means his doors are opened. That doesn't mean he's in there. Proceed, still, with caution.



Microsoft Breathes Life Into Windows 98, ME
by Seven Deare, PC World
Windows 98 and Millennium Edition users will have support for their operating systems extended by over two years, Microsoft announced on Monday.

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