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Thursday, July 22, 2004

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Apple Signs Three Major European Indie Labels To iTunes
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Apple has signed licensing agreements with three major European indpendent music labels, Beggars Group, Sanctuary Records Group and V2, adding tens of thousands of additional tracks.


Consumers Go Crazy For MP3 Players
by Tony Smith, The Register
Apple will go into 2005 with an installed base of over 5m iPod owners, UK market watcher Informa Media forecasts, 23.5 per cent of the total.

Want iPod Mini? Hurry Up And Wait
by Jon Ann Steinmetz, Knight Ridder News Service
What makes the iPod mini the planet's most lusted-after tech toy? Simple, said market researcher Richard Doherty: It's the element of "unobtainium."

SAD 9 Joins Laptop Pact
by Don Waterhouse, Kennebec Journal

Listen To The Flip Side
by Suw Charman, The Guardian
New research suggesting that file sharing has no impact upon sales of CDs has, not surprisingly, angered the music industry.

Apple Tiger Server Bridge To Interoperability
by Blane Warrene, MacNewsWorld
Apple is introducing powerful interoperability functionality as well as new features unique to OS X — both critical to enterpise appeal.

Can iSight, iChat Catch Enterprise IM Wave?
by Blane Warrene, MacNewsWorld


iPods Are Nice But Hardly Essential Despite All The Hype
by Laura Berman, Detroit News

Is iPod The New Betamax?
by Neil McCormick, Telegraph

Apple's Slow Boat To China
by Alex Salkever, BusinessWeek
Apple ignores China and its booming markets at its own peril.

Apple Makes Its Case For The Connected Home In 2004
by Paul Thurrott, Connected Home
There's never been a better time to support Apple. If you're interested in digital media, home networking, and personal computing, you should know that Apple's product line-up has never been stronger.


AirPort Express Does What Apple Claims, But It Still Falls Short
by Walter S. Mossberg, Wall Street Journal
The biggest problem with AirPort Express is fundamental. Unlike most of its competitors, Apple's product lacks any remote control or remote user interface. That's just unacceptable in a device of this kind.

Apple's Base Station: No Wires, Lots Of Bells And Whistles
by David Pogue, New York Times
Apple is the first to combine all of these functions, effortlessly and elegantly, and the fact that the Express comes with supremely simple setup software, looks great and fits in your pocket or laptop carrying case is just Wi-Fi gravy.

iPod And iSight Don't Mix
by Christopher Breen, Macworld
If you're using both a new iPod (Click Wheel) and an iSight camera on your Mac's FireWire bus, your Mac may freeze.

Apple AirPort Express
by Wilson Rothman, Time

AirPort Express
by Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica
The AirPort Express is more than just the sum of its parts. It can multitask rather well, and its ease of setup and mobiility are exactly as advertised.

Super Collapse! II
by Sean Daly, Inside Mac Games
Super Collapse! II stands out from other Tetris inspired games by the way a player pgoresses through the different levels.


The Art Of The Single-Camera Shoot
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Some advice for the one-man video crew.

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