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Monday, February 11, 2002

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Computer Program Allows Parents Check Grades, Attendance
by Bill Cissell, Rapid City Journal
Has an electronic leash on area students raised their grades, lowered truancy and increased parental involvement in their children's education?

PowerSchool Gets Mostly Raves From Local Families
by Bill Cissell, Rapid City Journal
"This is a marvelous program. You know, right then and there, how your kids are doing."


Geek Cruise To Mac Paradise
by Garry Barker, Sydney Morning Herald
They're calling it "MacMania, the ultimate geek cruise" but it's really a plush Macworld-on-sea.

Companies Fear Costly MPEG-4 Licenses
by Gwendolyn Mariano, CNET
A newly proposed MPEG-4 licensing plan is sending jitters through multimedia circles.

Apple Australia: Changes In The Wind?
by David Frith, Newsbyte
Apple Australia continues to hire executives from the direct seller Gateway.

Apple's New iMac "Cool Factor" Stirs Demand In Richmond, Va
by Richmond Times-Dispatch
The new iMac is undeniably cool, and so far in its young life, undeniably popular.

Let Your Teacher Give You An Apple
by Molly Joss, ComputerUser
Mac certifications can help you diversify your resume.

Pinnacle Announces CineWave 2.1
by Elina Shatkin, EditorsNet
The new version adds uncompressed real-time power to the new three-way color correction capability of Final Cut Pro 3, as well as real-time Chroma Keying with spill suppression and color correction filters.


New G4 Roadmaps Promise Apple Harvest
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register

How Schools Are Tricked Into Using PCs — When Macs Are Better
by Bob Shier, ZDNet
Two reasons: peer pressure, and false economies.

The Tin Cup Syndrome
by Steve Wood, Busman's Holiday
It pretty well comes down to the Mac site users voting with their mice and pocketbooks.


iPhoto 1.0
by John Rizzo, ZDNet
IPhoto provides all the basic functions, is easy to use, and doesn't cost a thing.

Apple Offers Digital Image Resolution
by John P. Mello Jr, Boston Globe
iPhoto is a good first try, but it seems less robust than initial versions of its "i" peers.


Monday, February 11, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Damien Barrett teaches us how a freezer can help revive an iMac, and possibly save a job.

And from Bob LeVitus: Microsoft Office v.X's lame network-aware anti-piracy mechanism opens your Mac to mayhem. Dr Mac explains how he dealt with the Microsoft "Updater from Hell" and made his Mac safe from the Borg menace once more.


Check The Fine Print
by Ed Foster, InfoWorld
Bill Gates says security is Microsoft's top priority, but just whose security does he have in mind?

Old Microsoft Execs Never Die...
by Rachel Konrad, ZDNet
In interviews with mor ethan a dozen high-profile Microsoft alums, a common theme emerged: a deep-seated desire to be in charge, whether it be in their professional or personal lives.

Things That Bug Me About MS Outlook
by David Coursey, ZDNet
Get a bunch of computer users together and if the topic turns to Outlook, the at least occasional frustration is quickly evident.

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