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Monday, July 15, 2002

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Microsoft Out To Grab Macworld's Attention
by Joe Wilcox, ZDNet
Microsoft on Monday launched the first of several preemptive strikes against Apple's Macworld trade show by making announcements about new technologies far ahead of their delivery to market.

Apple Ads Make Big Impressions, Rival Big Firms'
by Theresa Howard, USA Today
The all-time leader for small brand, big identity is Apple.

Connection Systems: The Numbers Game
by Charles Arthur, Independent
The crucial difference between USB 2.0 and FireWire is this: FireWire is faster and more reliable.


Microsoft Releases Entourage X Palm Conduit

Bare Bones Offers Macworld Expo Special

Apple Japan Scores Well For Service And Support

3,000 New Computers Are Being Placed In 33 County Schools
by Cathi Carr, Gainesville Sun
Sitting at octagonal desks in the multimedia technology lab at Howard Bishop Middle School, seventh- and eighth-graders work with the latest digital imaging software programs on a handful of Apple iMac computers.

Canon Intros 3 New Color Bubble Jet Printers
by MacNN
Canon today introduced two new Bubble Jet Direct photo printers and one entry-level Color Bubble Jet printer for the consumer and SOHO markets—all of which have new Exif Print support for easy, smart processing of digital images.

Adobe Announces Photoshop Elements 2.0
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral

Inside The Mind Of A MacCommunist
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
New York writer Lukas Hauser's MacCommunist column about Macs and socialism turns red baiting on its head.

Apple Execs Make Millions From Stock
by Dan Lee, San Jose Mercury News
Executives from Apple amassed multimillion-dollar gains from exercising options and selling stock in the computer maker in May.

Digital Video Recorder Introduced For The Mac
by MacMinute

Apple, Akamai Extend Partnership

Future Fuzzy For Adobe Camera Software
by David Becker, CNET
Adobe will provide a simplified version of its ubiquitous image editing program with a new version of Photoshop Elements, but analysts warn the software may not be simple—or cheap— enough for the average digital camera user.


Let The Squabbling Begin
by Rob McNair-Huff, Mac Net Journal
The real story: Microsoft wants to blame Apple for not helping sell its overpriced software.

How Steve Jobs Got Microsoft To Pay For Jaguar's Development
by Bob McCormick,

Hells Buys Zamboni (Or: My Unexpectedly Pleasant Correspondence With John C. Dvorak)
by Joey deVilla, Happiest Geek On Earth
A filet mkignon on a flaming sword to you for takin' it in stride!


Mac OS X Takes Macintosh To New Level
by Peter Coffee, eWeek
Mac OS X is at last a 'real operating system.'

WarCraft III
by Eddie Park, Inside Mac Games
Few computer games have been heralded upon their arrival as much as Warcraft III.

Big-Camera Features In A Little Package
by James Coates, Chicago Tribune

EZQuest's Boa FireWire DVD-RW Drive
by CCPlace


Monday, July 15, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

I am so tempted to upgrade my Virtual PC so that I can stop using Quicken 2002 and switch back to Microsoft Money 98. (And, yes, I put the version number there to illustrate a point.)

Right now (Monday, 11am ET) one whole bunch of Macintosh web sites seem to be dead or cut off from the rest of the world. Which is a little inconvenient for the publisher and the readers, given this is one of the few weeks of the year that really matters in the Macintosh universe.


Confirmed: MS To Ship Beefed Up 802.11 Security In XP SP1
by John Lettice, The Register
Microsoft will be shipping a Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP) client with SP1 of Windwos XP.

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