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Wednesday, February 13, 2002

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QuickTime 5.x? No, QT 6 With MPEG-4
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
QuickTime 6 is finished and ready to go, but Apple is waiting for MPEG-4 video licensing terms to be improved before it officially goes out the door.


Learn IT
by Adam Turner, The Age
Armed with digital camcorders and iMacs running Apple's iMovie, year 5 and 6 students are producing educational films to complement their studies into the structure of the human brain.

Apple Accused Of Hobbling Streaming Standards
"We don't need any more standards out there. Apple, Sun and Ericsson should use those currently available."

Huron District Implements Web-Based Program For School
by Bette Pore, The Plainsman
Huron School District is in the process of implementing a Web-based record-keeping program that will ultimately give parents the opprotunity to access information on their children's grades and performance at school through the Internet.

Dale Carnegie Inc. Says No To Macs, OS X
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral

Apple, Ericsson, Sun Announce Partnership
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
The relationship will enable network operators to deliver standardlized multimedia content to a variety of wireless devices, including mobile phones and PDAs.

Aple Spurns Proposed MPEG-4 Licenses
by Gwendolyn Mariano and Paul Festa, CNET
Apple Computer has rejected proposed licensing terms for the emerging MPEG-4 video standard, leaving the future of its QuickTime multimedia technology in limbo.

QuickTime Family Expands With Broadcaster
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
QuickTime Broadcaster is a new member of the QuickTime product family that allows live broadcasting of events over the Internet.


Why OS X Suits Some Users A Lot Better Than Others
by Charles W. Moore,


iPhoto Makes Collating Images A Snap
by Mike Wendland, Detroit Free Press
Thanks to Apple's new iPhoto digital image management program for the Mac, I'm falling in love with my digital camera all over again.

Mozilla 0.9.8: Impressive
by Charles W. Moore, Low End Mac
Mozilla is now demonstrably the fastest Mac OS browser.

Mac Backup Alternatives To Dantz Retrospect
by Charles W. Moore,

Nvidia GeForce4: A Must-Have Upgrade
by John Morris and Josh Taylor, ZDNet

Come Together
by Tobey Grumet, Popular Mechanics
Is it worth it? If you'are looking for something that holds lots of music and has great portability, and you've got 400 bucks to spend, then yes.

Apple iBook (14-Inch)
by James Kim, TechTV
Bigger display headlines fastest iBook ever. But it isn't for everybody.


Wednesday, February 13, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Sing a song at the Grammy, and get an iPod free.

An Apple A Day: Ken Bereskin's Radio Weblog. A fun way for me to share info about Mac OS X and some of my hobbies.

Roger Ebert on "Waking Life": Perhaps old-line Hollywood pros resent the upstarts from Austin, Texas, could use desktop Macintoshes to compete with multimillion-dollar CGI workstations.


Gates Courts Developers For .Net
by Wylie Wong, CNET
Bill Gates wooed software developers with a box filled with new software programming tools.

Windows XP From A Mac Perspective
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
For the way I use a Windows computer, XP is a huge step forward.

Judge Asked To Press Microsoft On Code
by Reuters
The states said they need to see the source code of Windows so they can verify the company's claim that it is not technically feasible for Microsoft to offer a stripped-down version of Windows.

Ballmer: Proposal Would 'Debilitate' Microsoft
by Chicaco Tribune
"If that order was entered today, I wouldn't even know how to comply, let alone innovate."

Get Real, Microsoft!
by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, Jerusalem Post
How about checking facts?

Microsoft Security Chief Has Work Cut Out For Him
by Charles Piller, Los Angeles Times
Hiring of Scott Charney is seen as a critical, and timely, move for the software firm.

Microsoft Putting Its Muscle Behind Web Programming Tools
by Steve Lohr, New York Times
Microsoft begins a huge campaign today to woo millions of computer programmers to use its new generation of Internet software tools.

Borland Brings .Net Into View
by Matt Berger, InfoWorld
Tool maker Borland Software pledged to add support for Microsoft's .Net development environment in future versions of its products.

Microsoft's Lobbying Efforts Eclipse Enron
by Matt Loney, ZDNet UK
Microosft's budget for political lobbying exceeded that of Enron, the judge residing over the antitrust case has heard.

A Microsoft Star Shines Brightly
by Charles Cooper, ZDNet
After what he describes as oneo f the best product launches in the company's history, Jim Allchin's star at Microsoft has never shined more brightly.

Dell Laptops To Hold GPRS Wireless
by Charles McLellan, ZDNet UK
Laptops provide always-on, wide-area wireless access to the company network or the Internet.

Microsoft's Balnacing Act
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Buffeted by criticism of the way it handles privacy and security matters, Microsoft is trying to batten down the hatches on both fronts in simultaneous efforts.

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