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Tuesday, January 1, 2002

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Reactions To "Tales Of A BeOS Refugee"
by Scot Hacker,
Because it was impossible to respond to everyone individually, and because I thought many people would appreciate being able to read these comments and my reactions to them, I've assembled this addendum.


SPR Issues "Outperform" Rating On Apple
by MacNN

Gassee Resigns From Software Maker Be
by Scott Ard, CNET
Gassese's departure is not surprising, but marks the latest sad chapter for a company that strived for more than 10 years to create a new operating system to compete with Apple, Microsoft and others.

Unsanity Releases FruitMenu For OS X
by Remy Davison, Insanely Great Mac
FruitMenu lets users totoally redefine the behavior of the Apple menu.

A Macworld After All
by Bob Norberg, Press Democraft
Rumors abound as SF braces for big news from Apple founder.

Consumers Were Winners This Year In Tech World
by Julio Ojeda-Zapata, PioneerPlanet
It's an underdog in a Windows world, but the Macintosh maker's frenzy of innovation in 2001 often put PC-product makers to shame.

Hess Memorial Macworld Events List Up & Running
by John H Farr,
Ilene Hoffman's compilation of where to go and what to do does more than simply tell you where to score free food.

Protecting Your Mac From Net Nuisances
by New York Times
While most attacks from hackers, worms, viruses and Trojan horses are aimed at Windows-based computers, Macintosh machines are not impervious to Internet-related security problems.

2001 The Year Technology Shrunk
by Rupert Goodwins, ZDNet UK
Last century we built supersonic airliners and went to the Moon. As we get going on this one, technology is getting smaller and more personal instead of bigger and further away.

Current iMac On Its Way Out At Circuit City
by MacNN

Airburst Updated To 1.03
by Inside Mac Games


A Look Ahead: How 5 Technologies Will Fare In 2002
by Stephan Somogyi, ZDNet
I'm inclined to think that 10.2 will be the most important release of all.

Ruminations Of A Gadget Junkie: iGo?
by Vern Seward, Mac Observer
Even if Apple does not slap its brand on the Danger Hiptop, I want one.

Apple: What You Should Know About ESO Grants
by RodgerRafter, Motley Fool
Companies typically are run for the benefit of executives, and not shareholders, because executives are the ones in control, and shareholders seldom are aware of what is going on.


Microsoft Office X
by Gary Coyne,
Microsoft has done a superb job of impleneting the nuances of OS X to Office X. However, in each program there are aspects that should have been better. Raises Bar On Audio Books
by Matthew Fordahl, Associated Press
The software runs on Windows and Macintosh computers, though it does not currently allow transfers from a Mac to a digital player.

Routers Are The Hot Ticket
by Lou Dolinar, Newsday
Once relegated to the wiring closets of Fortune 1000 corporations, routers have been rather spectacularly outed by the growing need for connectivity and security for home networks connected to the Internet.


Tuesday, January 1, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Any questions for David Pogue, author of Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, and other books? Send 'em in!

Mr Barrett What if Apple's big announcement next Monday has little to do with hardware at all? Let the speculations, er, continue!

I blame New York Times' Technology web page for forcing me to switch off the sound of my PowerBook, causing me to, er..., miss all that multimedia stuff on the web.

Kottke: Now I'm getting spam about spam protection services.


Look Back At A Viral Year
by Becky Worley, TechTV
A number of computer viruses and worms reared their ugly heads in 2001 and cost PC users billions.

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