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Thursday, February 7, 2002

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Photo Finish
by Garry Barker, The Age
For speed, simplicity and ease of use, iPhoto hasn't a competitor on any platform.

Eleven Schools To Get Laptops
by Brian Thevenot, Times-Pioayune
Each eighth-grader in New Orleans "learning academy" middle schools will have access to an Apple laptop under a $4 million project.

OS Themes Are Only Skin Deep
by Kelly McNeill, osOpinion
Some proponents of themes tout them as a way to help people bond with their software, but I have a different proposal for what to do with most themes: Get rid of 'em.


Online Mac Users Face BofA Hurdle
by Sandeep Junnarkar, ZDNet
Beginning Monday Mac users will find it harder to conduct electronic transactions with Bank of America, one of the largest U.S. consumer banks.

Office V. X Update Posted
by Macworld UK
Microsoft has posted a security updater for Office v. X.


The Un-Vision: What Steve Jobs Won't Do At Apple
by David Coursey, ZDNet
Jobs has done many good things at Apple since his triumphal return. But his greatest feat may have been to bring the Mac to Unix (or vice versa).


Toon Boom Studio 1.0
by Galen Fott, Macworld
Dynamic, fun application adds fuel to the animation fire.

Podmaster Tiptoes Around Apple's Music Block
by Jim Coates, Chicago Tribune
You can use this software to break the law. More important, it can be used to lawfully enjoy the music CDs you purchased and want to transfer back forth between the Macintosh computers in your life.


Thursday, February 7, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Crazy Apple Rumors: Will Apple's book-printing service process nude photographs?


Microsoft Patent Dispute Heats Up
by Gwendolyn Mariano, CNET

Microsoft Shuts Down To Secure Windows
by Robert Lemos, CNET

Public Frowns On Microsoft Settlement
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Roughly half the comments were against the settlement, 7,500 were in favor, and 7,000 expressed no sentiment either way.

Microsoft, U.S. Urge One-Day Hearing On Settlement
by Reuters
The two sides said the hearing should not include arguments by outside parties, some of whom would argue against the settlement.

Dell Hopes New Gear Speaks Volumes
by Wylie Wong and Ben Charny, CNET
Dell Computer on Wednesday expanded its new line of switches that help computers talk to each other, part of a push to attract small businesses.

Notebook Makers Consider Pentium 4
by John G Spooner, CNET
Looking to soup up their notebooks, but not their prices, some big-name computer makers are eyeing Intel's powerful but relatively inexpensive Pentium 4 desktop chip as an alternative to the company's mobile processors.

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