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Saturday, July 31, 2004


Apple Ships First Batch Of Liquid-Cooled 2.5 GHz Power Mac G5s
by Kasper Jade, AppleInsider
Less than 24 hours after Apple began informing customers that it would miss the July ship date, the company did an about-face on its statement and is actively shipping the new computers.

Free Democratic National Convention Speeches Via iTunes
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The content has been culled from covered produced by C-SPAN and has been presented by

Is Real's iPod "Hacking" Legal?
by John Borland, CNET
Legal experts say there's a big difference between RealNetworks' product and the work of code-crackers who have helped break through DVD copy protection, or who have previously helped strip FairPlay protection from iTunes songs.

Apple Is No. 2Choice Among PC Buyers
by MacNN

Apple Announces Keynote Design Contest Winners
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral


Apple - Moto 'iPhone' Deal Full Of Promise...
The idea of an iPod-style interface on a phone is superbly compelling and perhaps Motorola and Apple can come up with a business model that will recompense the operators for letting the music in from the PC.

Real And iPods: DRM Interoperability Via Reverse Engineering
by Damien Stolarz, O'Reilly Network
I' mpersonally torn on this issue.

Apple Vs. Real
by Dana Blankenhorn
You can patent something new based on something patented. You can build a better mousetrap — you can't patent the idea of a mousetrap. Yet that is just what Apple is proposing to do.

The iPod Is A Battlefield
by Arik Hesseldahl, Forbes
The only real losers were users. Both Real and Apple know this will be the result of a prolonged battle. One hopes this fight won't last.

Are Real And Apple Playing Fair?
by Bill Thompson, BBC News
In this case, I feel like I am watching Rodin and Mechagodzilla monsters battle over who can do the most damage to Tokyo, with no good monster in sight to protect us all.


BIAS Peak 4
by Craig Stern, Mac Design Pro
For anyone involved with sound design or sample-editing, Peak is an exemplary version of a necessary tool.

Apple's New HD Display
by Ron McElfresh, Mac360

Apple Xserve Is A Tasty Server
by Steve J. Schuchart, Network Computing
Apple still has some features to work into the Xserve, but it's a solid offering priced in the same ballpark as similarly configured Intel 1U offerings.


Worldwide Lovefest
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Somewhere in the world, someone is always buying the latest and greatest Apple hardware, and documenting (or boosting) it all on blogs.

And that's why I get jealous all year round. :-)

World Record For Bluetooth Link
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Forgot to bring along your shopping list when you are at your friendly neighborhood Safeway? Well, now you can just whip up your bluetooth-enabled mobile phone and download that shopping list from your bluetooth-enabled PowerBook back at home. Here's how you can connect to a low-power Bluetooth cellphone from a distance of 1 kilometer.

by Heng-Cheong Leong

Over here in Singapore, we call this Liquid-Paper, but the idea is still the same. Here's how you can get a truly-white iPod.

Rumor Today: Bluetooth iPod
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Cut loose, and gain cable freedom, claims this rumormonger. Bluetooth iPod with Bluetooth earphones are coming.


Microsoft To Enter Online Music Battle
by Scott Morrison, Financial Times
Microsoft is poised to launch its long-awaited online music store late next month. People familiar with Microsoft's music site said it would offer an "a la carte" service from which consumers could buy and download digital audio tracks.

Microsoft: Core Longhorn Work Not Outsourced
by John Riberiro, IDG News Service
Microsoft denies WashTech's claims that the company is outsourcing core development to Indian contractors.

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