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Tuesday, January 13, 2004


Apple Stock Up On Positive Coverage
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Speculation from analysts is buoying Apple's stock price in Tuesday trading.

Portable Audio Players Duel For Listeners
by Michel Marriott, TechNewsWorld

OWC Reduces Prices On External FireWire Storage
by MacNN
Other World Computing has reduced prices by as much as 10 percent on many of its external storage solutions.

Apple Upgraded By Thomas Weisel
by MacMinute

A Mac User's Look At The 2004 Consumer Electronics Show
by David Schloss, MacCentral
The trade show offers a bountiful display of the Mac platform's possibilities, with hundreds of exhibitors displaying their wares.

Laptops Approved For Four Schools
by Chris Kenning, Courier-Journal
Starting this fall, more than 3,200 students and teachers at four underperforming Jefferson County schools will receive laptop computers, with wireless Internet connections, in an effort to improve achievement.

Net iTunes-Sharing Tool Debuts
by Macworld UK
TunesAtWork is new beta software that claims to allow iTunes users to access their personal iTunes collections remotely over the Internet from their Mac.

Hewlett-Packard: No WMA For iPod
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
A spokesman for HP denied any [WMA] plans.

PocketMac Smartphone Edition Announced
by MacMinute
Information Appliance Associates has released PocketMac Smartphone Edition, a new solution to allow Mac users to synchronize data between their Mac and a Microsoft Smartphone.

Apple Posts Retail Jobs In Austin
by MacNN


Macworld Expo SF 2004: Enter The Musical Trojan Horse
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
Even if you're not a music aficionado, I encourage you to keep an eye on the large wooden horse with Apple logo emblazoned on its side that was just wheeled into the center of the computer industry.

Steve Jobs Keeps Wowing 'Em Just Like He Did 20 Years Ago
by Andy Ihnatko, Chicao Sun-Times
Whether you're an Apple-logo-tattooed member of the Cult or a mere observer, you can't deny that Jobs puts on a fabulous show.

The Mac Hardware Report: Do New Computers Make A Difference?
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
New computers will remain the major source of business for Apple, although music's share will grow tremendously.

20 Years Ago Today
by John Halbig, Mac Design
So many possibilities are on the horizon, and an even better environment.

Apple Quietly Chases The Enterprise Customer
by Network Magazine
The unexpected appearance of a networking closet rack-mount display was what caught me off-guard, hidden as it was near the rear of the sprawling Apple layout. What was even more surprising was the fact that the rack-mounts were drawing their fair share of onlookers and tire-kickers.

Apple Nibbles At New Markets...
by Mark Hall, Computerworld
What's stunning isn't that Apple's engineers can, say, design a server with two 2-GHz G5 processors, 1GB of memory, storage capacity of 80 to 750GB and loads of other goodies all in a slim 1U package. No, what's stunning is that Aple's marketers will price the Xserve system at $3,999.

Forced Obsolescence Must Be Addressed
by John Jerney, Daily Yomiuri


Nostromo SpeedPad N52
by Greg Grant, Inside Mac Games
The n52 feels like a much more complete product but gamers have to evaluate the games they play.

Sick Of Your Loud 12-Inch PowerBook G4? Me Too.
by Rob McNair-Huff, Mac Net Journal
Apple turned this machine from a toasty but quiet machine into an endless wind machine.

Microsoft Office 2004 For Mac: A First Look
by Bonnie Cha, ZDNet UK
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac is all about the view.

Apple iLife '04: A First Look
by Rebecca Viksnins, ZDNet UK
Based on what we saw at Macworld, '04 looks to be a very good year.


Tuesday, January 13, 2004
by Heng-Cheong Leong

RUMOR TODAY : Apple is gonna replace replace all 1,100 Power Mac G5s at Virginia Tech with the new G5 Xserves.

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