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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

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Cellphones, Say Hello To iTunes
by New York Times
Customers of iTunes will be able to transfer possibly a dozen to a few dozen songs from their PC or Mac to their Motorola phones over a cable or wireless connection.


Henrico Says No To Laptop Lease Renewal
by David Ress, Richmond Times-Dispatch
The board decided last night to pass on an offer from Apple to renew and extend a lease on the iBook computers the school system uses in its high-profile initiative to give a laptop to every middle and high school student.

REALbasic 5.5.3 Adds New Plug-In Options, More
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral

Timid Tokyoites Delay iPod Frenzy
by Nobuyuki Hayashi, Wired News
Thousands of Japanese shoppers lined up outside Apple's Tokyo store on Saturday morning for a chance to buy a coveted iPod mini — but were delayed by a pair of camera-shy customers at the head of the line.

Apple Execs 'In The Money'
by Macworld UK
Apple senior vice presidents Avie Tevanian and Jon Rubinstein cased out a chunk of options last week.

PC Beats Mac In TV Face-Off
by Nick Spence, Macworld UK
The Power Mac lost out in speed tests involving gaming and Photoshop filters. However Macs scored highly in ease of use.

Interview With Aspyr's Ted Staloch
by Michael Phillips, Inside Mac Games
Aspyr Media is one of the Mac gaming industry's most heavy hitters.

Aladdin Systems Changes Name To Allume Systems
by MacMinute


ADHOC 2004: Some Old, Some New, Continued Success
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
For those regular attendees who skipped thi syear, we missed you, but it was definitely you rloss. See you all next year, if not before!

What Real's Hacking Of FairPlay Doesn't Do
by Ernest Miller, Corante
Note what Real is not doing. You can convert Real files into FairPlay files, but you can't convert FairPlay files into Real files.

Getting On The Same Sheet Of Music
by Forrester Research, CNET
As Apple's 70 percent market share in portable devices and downloads erodes, the iPod maker could be forced to license its format or once again see a market it created swarmed by Microsoft-compatible hardware and software.


Turn Your iPod In To A Universal Infrared Remote Control
by Phillip Torrone, Engadget

The Game Room: Take Command
by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Word Menu 2.2: Entertaining, Useful Lexicon Program Makes Good Sense
by Charles Purdy, Macworld
Word Menu 2.2 is a practical investment if you work with words or if you're a crossword aficionado. It has some flaws — which, to be fair, don't stop it from doing what it promises to do.

Managing Fonts With FontAgent Pro
by Matt Neuburg, TidBITS
FontAgent Pro is simple and easy to use.

Easy Mono On The Mac
by Russ Miles, O'Reilly Network

Click Wheel iPod: More Mini Than Maxi?
by Christopher Breen, Macworld
Is Apple's new click-wheel iPod really a mini with greater storage capacity and battery life or a maxi that bears a click wheel? If you look under the hood, you'll discover it's a bit of both.

A Weekend With The 4G iPod
by Jason Snell, Macworld
It's definitely a step forward. And I can't tell you how great it is not to have those touch-sensitive buttons anymore.


Apple Parady Fuse Ads
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Apple is threatening to sue Fuse over these advertisements.

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