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Wednesday, October 16, 2002

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Apple Gives MPEG-4 A New Shine
by Stefanie Olsen, CNET
Apple Computer said Tuesday that people are gravitating toward QuickTime 6 and its underlying MPEG-4 standard for digital media playback—a force to rival momentum for Microsoft's proprietary system.


Jaguar Sets A Ferocious Pace
by Garry Barker, The Age
When we spoke recently with Avie Tevanian, senior vicepresident in charge of software, he remarked on how the move to OS X and its tools had vastly improved the speed of development for Apple and thirdparty developers.

Apple's Efforts To Keep Us, Willing Or Not, On The Cutting Edge
by Bill Power, Halifax Herald
There have been numerous recent incentives by Apple and third-party developers designed to get us tightwads to open up our wallets.

Apple Bets Success On iPod: Popular MP3 Player In The U.S. And Europe Launches In Taiwan
by Marie Feliciano,
"It's definitely a 'must-have' toy for Taiwan's music and tech-crazy set."


Can Mac Users Switch To Windows? Yes, But Won't Believe Them
by Scott McCollum, World Tech Tribune
Although the direct and indirect ties to Apple Computer, Inc. by the "Switch" participants are blatant, CNET never investigated those ties.


Dual Processor G4 Power Mac
by Brett Larson, TechTV
Apple proves two processors are better than one with this screamingly fast, powerful machine.

800 MHz PowerForce G4 Series 100 In A Cube
by Bill Fox, Macs Only!
The 800 MHz PowerForce G4 Series 100 is well worth installing in a Cube.

AOL 8.0
by Brett Larson, TechTV

Doing The iPod Suffle
by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
A great invention doesn't just fulfill a need. It changes your life. And the iPod is truly great.


Wednesday, October 16, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

THE REAL STORY : Wesley Falter has this to say about the new PowerPC 970 by IBM. "Most of the discussion... is missing the real point. Most Mac users will get no value from 64-bit, but that doesn't matter because the 970 looks to be very fast anyway. It's not fast because it's 64-bit; it's fast because it's well-designed."

Fast is good.

COCOA VS CARBON : Brent Simmons corrects misinformation about Cocoa and Carbon. "There is a class of user who's biased against Carbonóunreasonably, in my opinion."

JOURNALING FILE SYSTEM : The rumor of the week: Journaling File System to make its debut on Mac OS X 10.2.2.

And here's the Slashdot discussion thread.


Beta Hack Rattles Microsoft
by Robert Lemos, CNET
Microsoft is investigating a security breach on a server that hosts its Windows beta community, which allows more than 20,000 Windows users a chance to test software that is still in development.

Competitors: MS Up To Old Tricks
by Associated Press
As Microsoft awaits court approval of its landmark antitrust settlement with the government, the company has angered some competitors by tightly limiting the technical data it promised to release.

MS Kills Another Clip-Art Fan Rave
by Thomas C Greene, The Register
Microsoft has yanked another of its fraudulent user testimonials, in this case a fictitious twelve-year-old boy raving about a fictional homework assignment and the indespensable insights he received from MS Encarta Reference Library in preparing it.

Big Beef: How MS Might Charge You For Security
by David Coursey, ZDNet
Microsoft could grade the security of its products the same way the USDA grades beef!

Intel Reports Disappointing Quarter
by Matt Richtel, New York Times
Striking a sour end note to a day when the stock market rallied, the Intel Corporation, the world's largest maker of computer chips, reported earnings that sharply missed Wall Street expectations.

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