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Tuesday, July 16, 2002

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Browne Expands On OS X Allegations
by Simon Aughton, MacUser
"We've announced that we are already working on the next major releases of our Mac products, but have concerns about the long-term because Apple has not focused on moving the Mac installed base to Mac OS X."

Apple Launches QuickTime 6
by Joe Wilcox, ZDNet
"QuickTime 6 certainly is better positioned [than Microsoft's] to take advantage of some of the toolsets in MPEG-4."


Apple Warns On 4Q
by CNN/Money
Apple warned Tuesday that its current-quarter sales and profit will fall short of analysts' forecasts as customers keep cutting spending on new computers.

Apple Fans Brace For Macworld
by Brendan Moran, TechTV
Don't expect to see Apple try to top itself at the upcoming Macworld Conference and Expo this week, industry watchers warn. These days, Apple is mostly worrying about selling iMacs.

Expectations Low On Apple's 2Q Results
by Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe
Apple has been battered by the same economic slowdown that's tormented the rest of hte industry. This week, investors will find out the extent of the damage.

Apple's Jobs, Seeking Growth With Innovation, Sees Sales Slump
by William Selway, Bloomberg
Investors say the designs championed by Jobs may not be enough to generate growth.

ADC Switcher Shares A Cinema Display Between Two Macs
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral

Many Core Issues Facing Apple
by Rex Crum, CBS MarketWatch
For a company that is so identified with innovation and distinguishing-looking gear, any new products Apple shows off may end up being more important than any revenue and earnings numbers it releases.

Licensing Decision Ends MPEG-4 Tiff
by Stefanie Olsen, CNET
MPEG LA, a group of patent holders governing MPEG-4, on Monday finalized licensing terms for the media delivery standard, bowing to market pressure for manageable royalty rates.

GraphicConverter Bumped To Version 4.4.3
by Rob McNair-Huff, Mac Net Journal


Microsoft Nonsense
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac
If they want to sell more copies of Office v. X, maybe it's Microsoft who should be marketing more or making the package more attractive.

Reporter's Notebook: SoHo Store, Funky Hotels
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral


Adobe Photoshop 7
by Bruce Fraser and Ben Long, Macworld
Photoshop 7 is quite simply the best version of Photoshop ever. With the File Browser, the Healing brush, and the Painting Engine, Photoshop 7 provides something new and useful for just about every user.


Tuesday, July 16, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

skribble: MS Talks... Apple ships.

Dan Bricklin: Maybe the drop in music sales is the result of the increase in cellphone usage?

Joel Spolsky: Incentive pay isn't such a hot idea, even if you could measure who was doing a good job and who wasn't.

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