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Wednesday, March 6, 2002

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All-In-One iMac Hard To Come By
by Joe Wilcox and Michael Kanellos, CNET
The production problems have been caused in part by a shortage of 15-inch LCD flat panels, analysts and sources said.

Stop. Pay Toll. Download.
by Damien Cave, Salon
Backers of a next-generation multimedia compression technology want to charge a controversial fee — but instead their plan is fanning interest in free, open-source alternatives.

Apple: The Comeback Kid?
by Stewart Alsop, Fortune
Don't laugh (or worse, try to change the subject). Apple's new iMac may get businesses to buy its computers again.


iPod PIM App Posted
by Macworld UK
The organizer allows an iPod to store numbers, email addresses, flight numbers and appointment times.

An Apple Every Day
by Computer Times Singapore
When architect Karen Ho bought her latest Apple iBook recently, she was continuing a 20-year-old family tradition.

Low Profits Don't Faunt PC Firms
by Sam Diaz, San Jose Mercury News
Computers provide chance to push more lucrative products.


Bring Back The Cube
by Stephen Van Esch, Low End Mac

Cultlike Mac Followers Are Touchy Over Criticism
by Mike Wendland, Detroit Free Press
What has most amazed me is the incredible fight-to-the-death loyalty my column's extremely mild criticism generated.

Macs And Businesses Just Don't Mix
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
OS X has given Steve Jobs' quixotic corporate quest new vigor. Too bad the PC's cubicle dominance appears unshakable.

The Changing Mac Community
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
Many didn't realize that Steve Jobs was about to change the entire community as we knew it, and all the prodigal sons and daughters who had to leave to explore other platforms were welcomed home again.

Face Off
by Alfred Siew and Billy Teo, Computer Times Singapore
In case you still don't know, PCs don't run on DOS anymore. They don't crash twice a day. And games are just awesome.


Stitcher 3.1
by Ben Long, Macworld
While it is not the fastest stitching program, its support for VR formats and unique interface make it an ideal tool for creating panoramic environments.

iPhoto 1.0
by Jason Snell, Macworld
Easy-to-use photo utility still missing a few key features.

CorelDRAW 10: Great Vector Graphics At A Competitive Price
by David Rosen,
I'm happy to say that Corel's new CorelDRAW continues the MacDraw legacy of fast, easy-to-use vector-based graphics.


Wednesday, March 6, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

The World & I

There are certain things in this world which I really want to do. But my doctor says no. Something that I know would bring happiness and all that sort of things to this world, but I can't, no matter how hard I try. It's not like learning C++ or C#. It's not like learning how to ride a bicycle.

Sometimes, I just want to contain all the sorrows in the world. But I can't.

The Worst of Microsoft

After using so many products from Microsoft over so many years, the one product whose user-interface still make me mad is, without a doubt, Microsoft Project.

And, no, I didn't have the opportunity of using Microsoft Word 6 on Macintosh.


An Apple A Day: Splorp.


FTC Gives HP-Compaq The Go-ahead
by Ian Fried and Dawn Kawamoto, CNET
No conditions attached.

DOJ: Microsoft Case Not Strong Enough
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday conceded that it settled with Microsoft in part because trustbusters failed to prove part of the basic theory of the antitrust case.

Microsoft And DoJ Pitch New Settlement
by Reuters
Lawyers for the two sides will try to convince the judge today that their revised settlement is in the public interest.

Microsoft Designing New Xbox Controller
by James Stevenson, Cinescape
Aha! Their original focus groups were wrong!

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