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Wednesday, July 10, 2002

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How OS X Could Rescue The PC Biz
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
A rivalry between Apple and Microsoft is good. It will prevent a modern-day Nietzsche from rightly declaring that the PC died from a terminal case of boredom.


Troubles For 'Big Brother' Mac Fans
by John Powell, Jam! ShowBiz
Mac users are going to be experiencing headaches and an extra fee in order to spend their summer watching the "Big Brother 3" live feeds on the Internet.

Fidelity's FMR Halves Stake In Apple Computer
by Reuters

Apple Opening Stores In SoHo, Roosevelt Field
by Ryan eague-Beckwith, Newsday
As part of an aggressive campaign to convince Windows users to switch to Macintosh, Apple is opening two flashy new retail stores in Manhattan and Long Island this month.

FileMaker Pro 6 Updated
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
FileMaker 6.0v2 supports the import of XML data from a remote FileMaker Pro host via HTTP request, and improves performance when using Find and Replace in large databases.

QuickTime For The Web
by Nathan Segal, Streaming Media World
Written by Steven W. Gulie, QuickTime for the Web is a book which explores the inner workings of QuickTime, a common yet often untapped technology.

Apple To Expand iMac LCD Display
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Even without an immediate boost in sales, releasing a 17-inch iMac makes a lot of sense, based on the dramatic increase in demand for larger flat-panel monitors.


The Blacklist Brouhaha
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac

Why I Don't Use Microsoft Software: No Need & No Trust
by Darla Sasaki, The Mac Observer


Seven Learning Styles In New JumpStart Titles
by Gene Emery, Reuters
The flaws are surprising in a product that tries so hard to make learning easy.

PowerBook Pismo Finally Gets A G4 Upgrade — Is It Worth $299?
by Bare Feats
If you love your Pismo, I think this upgrade is a "no-brainer." Downsides? Keep in mind that the Pismo's graphics processing unit is wimpy and video RAM limited so Quartz Extreme advantages do not apply.


Wednesday, July 10, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Crazy Apple Rumors Site: Apple Initiates "Rumor Site" Passes for Macworld NY.


Microsoft Gets Into Media Player Groove
by Byron Acohido, USA Today
To claim victory, Microsoft must win the allegiance of media companies — to supply music and videos — and telecoms to distribute the content.

It Ain't Heavy; It's My Laptop
by John G Spooner, CNET
The Toshiba Satellite 1955 is the latest example in a new trend in consuemr-oriented notebooks.

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