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Friday, March 5, 2004


New, Smaller, Flashier iPod Sells Out Fast
by Jefferson Graham, USA Today
Apple has a smash hit on its hands with the new iPod mini digital music player.

iPod Products Dominate Apple Store 'Top Sellers'
by MacMinute
The iPod, iPod mini and iPod accessories currently hold the top 5 spots on the Apple Store "Top Sellers" list.

Apple iTunes Wins AAC Listening Tests
by Macworld UK
Apple's iTunes has emerged victorious in a series of listening tests.

The Mac's 'Ultimate Remote Control' Leaps Forward
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
People think of Clicker as a Bluetooth remote control, but it's more accurate to describe it as a wireless scripting engine.

Apple To Open Charlotte Store Next Week
by MacMinute
The new Apple Store is located in the SouthPark Mall's new Nordstrom wing.

Apple One Of The 'Coolest Companies Around'
by MacMinute
"Thanks to the iPod and the iTunes Music Store."

Bloomingdale's Now Selling iPods
by MacMinute


The Great Downloads War
by Victor Keegan, The Guardian
Apple has been here before — it dominated the computer market decades ago but later blew it.


Apple's Juicy Bite
by Chris Oaten, The Advertiser
There can be no doubt — DVD Studio Pro 2 is a top-notch app.

AJA IO: Almost Every Type Of Video And Audio I/O Imaginable
by Anton Linecker, Macworld
The AJA IO is an economical uncompressed and offline capture device that works hand-in-hand with Final Cut Pro 4. With its wealth of I/O options, the IO ensures that you can attach practically any video deck imaginable.

Avid Xpress Pro: Support For 24P Film Projects Improves Solid Editing System
by Anton Linecker, Macworld
Avid Xpress Pro, with its generous third-party software bundle, has a lot to offer pro video editors.

Readiris Pro 9: OCR Application Offers Improved Accuracy, Has Some Quirks
by Christopher Breen, Macworld
Readiris' new OCR engine is an admirable improvement.

Over To You: iPod Volume And Sage Solutions
by Telegraph
"I like to use my iPod at the gym but I can't turn up the volume loud enough to drown out the piped music."

3D Crazy Eights
by Danny Gallagher, Inside Mac Games
It's worth the sticker price if you've grown tired of the usual "video games for the easily amused."


Friday, March 5, 2004
by Heng-Cheong Leong

COOL : Slate goes RSS.


Old Microsoft DNA Still At Work?
by Charles Cooper, CNET

Windows XP SP2 Could Break Existing Applications
by Joris Evers, IDG News Service
Microsoft's upcoming service pack focuses on security improvements at the expense of backward compatibility.

Confess About XP Reloaded Quick, Gartner Tells MS
by John Lettice, The Register
If 'XP Reloaded' is getting the green light, Microsoft should discuss the timeline and feature sets immediately.

SCO Says Microsoft Memo Is Legit
by Michelle Delio, Wired News
"Microsoft did not invest in SCO, and Microsoft did not orchestrate or participate in any investments in SCO."

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