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Sunday, March 14, 2004


The New And Improved
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Welcome to the "new and improved" MyAppleMenu. After months of planning and weekend programming, here's the end-result. What are the changes, you ask?

Well, three web sites are removed. Wintel news has been merged into MyAppleMenu, while Linux news and Internet news are merged into The Tomorrow Weblog.

All the RSS feeds have been upgraded to RSS 2.0. You can get the URLs of all the feeds in this web page. I am also, finally, dropping feeds in ScriptingNews format. (I don't think they will be missed.)

In addition to the upgrade, the RSS feeds will now include all the content of MyAppleMenu — including random musings and rants from yours truly. Of course, some readers may not consider this an improvement. :-)

The HTML design of this web site has also been changed — just something new for me to play with.

You'll also get permanent links to some of the items. If you have no idea what are permanent links, you can safely ignore them. But for those who want to point to my musings and random rants, here's your chance.

As usual, feedback, comments, and complaints are welcomed. Just send them to Thanks, and have a nice day.


Spreading Word Of Peace Aided By Latest Tools
by Alex L. Goldfayn, Chicago Tribune

iPods Are Lucky Charms For Celtics
by MacMinute

Apple's Spring Line: Fans Queue Up At SouthPark
by Stan Choe, Charlotte Observer
Let the fashionistas enjoy the new Nordstrom. Friday was fantastic for Macintosh and iPod fanatics, as Charlotte's first Apple Store opened in SouthPark.

See Also : Grand Opening Full Of Hype, Hope by Lisa Rayes and Diana Rugg, News 14 Charolina

See Also : Apple Store SouthPark by Apple

Yahoo! Giving Away 30 iPod Minis
by MacMinute
Yahoo! has launched a promotion whereby they are giving away an iPod mini a day for 30 days.

The Mac Web Links Project
by Heng-Cheong Leong is starting a directory of Mac web sites, because "it is getting increasingly more difficult to find links to other Mac related websites."

Actually, with Google nowadays, I thought it will be easier to find other Mac-related websites, especially since you can easily zoom down to specific topics. For example, wanna get some tips nd tricks for your PowerBook?


The Next "Killer App" Will Be Developed On Apple's OS X
by Babak Nivi
There's good reason to suspect that the next's next "killer app" will be developed on Apple's OS X operating system.

Bluetooth Phones And Mac OS X In Perfect Sync
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
For Mac OS X users, Bluetooth is not only off the ground, it's flying high.

The Mac Software Market: Still Not Good Enough
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
If you grew up in a Windows household or business, and you came to depend on a particular product that, for better or worse, maintained your business records and performed other cirtical chores, the prospects for switching may seem remote.

Glad To Be (Primarily) A Mac User
by Glenn Fleishman, GlennLog
My mac isn't a nattering pile of warnings.


At Online Stores, Tills Are Alive With Sound Of Music Downloads
by James Coates, Chicago Tribune
What follows is an admittedly incomplete look at just two players in the amazing new music download industry.

Final Cut Pro 4.0 Shootout
by Rob-ART Morgan, Bare Feats
G5 versus G4, Single CPU versus Dual CPU, Power Mac versus PowerBook.


Apple Geeks Waiting For Flight
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Rendezvous at the airport.


Microsoft Trying To Fix Hotmail Problems
by Associated Press
Microsoft said that a "significant portion" of people who use the company's Hotmail e-mail system and other Internet-based products had trouble accessing the services for serveral hours.

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