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Tuesday, January 7, 2003

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Final Cut Express: Pro-Style Video Editing On A Budget
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Final Cut Express is targeted to small business users, educators, students, and advanced hobbyists and includes all the key features video editors need, such as the same interface and workflow as Final Cut Pro, video editing tools, hundreds of special effects and easy delivery to DVD, Web, or tape.

Apple Laptop Gets Jumbo Screen
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
On the two-year birthday of the high-end Titanium PowerBook, Apple Computer on Tuesday upped the ante by introducing a model with a massive 17-inch display.

Apple Releases Its Own Web Browser
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs on Tuesday unveiled a new Web browser and said software innovation has placed his company at the forefront of digital entertainment in the home.

Power Mac MDD Owners Plauged By Noisy Fans
by MacNN
Owners of Apple's latest Power Mac G4 series are working to increase pressure on the computer maker to repair noisy units.


Apple Introduces High-Speed 'Airport Extreme'
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced AirPort Extreme, the next generation of Wi-Fi wireless networking technology based on the new ultra-fast 802.11g standard.

Keynote: Apple's New Presentation Application
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced Keynote, a new Apple presentation application, during his Macworld Conference & Expo keynote today. He described it as a "presentation application for when your presentation really counts."

Apple's iLife Suite Integrates Digital Hub Apps
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Apple is bundling iTunes, iPhoto 2, iMovie 3, and iDVD 3 together in a new bundle called iLife that promises tighter than ever integration between all the solutions.

Apple Kicks Off "Every Mac Needs .Mac" Promo
by MacMinute

Apple Faithful Seeking Recipe For Recovery
by Terril Yue Jones, Los Angeles Times
Macworld trade show attendees are eager to hear CEO Steve Jobs' strategy for stemming the company's slide at the hands of PC rivals.

Macromedia Debuts JRun 4, J2EE Server For OS X
by MacNN
JRun can deploy and manage standards-based Java applications, offering features for accelerated deployment and scalability along with full Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) compatibility.

Maxtor Broadens Personal Storage 5000 Family Lineup
by MacMinute

Rumors Worm Around Apple
by David Colker, Los Angeles Times
Spies. International intrigue. High-tech gadgets. Secret informers. It must be time for Macworld.

Apple Unveiling Eagerly Awaited
by Reuters
When Apple Computer rolls out its new products before a throng of Mac enthusiasts at the Macworld conference, observers expect the biggest buzz to surround the smallest gadgets.

Merril Lynch Rates Apple As "Sell"
by MacMinute
Merrill analyst Steve Milunovich said that Apple appears to be dealing with a thin pipeline for new products and he expects the company to continue to lose market share.

Shrinking Trade Shows Reflect Weak Tech Industry
by Jon Swartz, USA Today
Computer trade shows, like Internet stocks, aren't what they used to be.

First ERP For X Server Unveiled
by Ephraim Schwartz, InfoWorld
Powereasy, which will be offered as a bundled solution along with Apple hardware and PowerEasy installation services, represents a major turning point for Apple in its attempt to break out of the desktop market and move up to the server-based mid-market.

MSN Messenger Goes Dark
by Stefanie Olsen, CNET
Microsoft's Instant Messenger service went down early Monday, affecting up to 75 million people worldwide who sign on to the service to chat with friends and co-workers.

EZQuest Shows New 200GB FireWire Drive
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
If you can never have too much storage capacity, you might want to turn your attention to EZQuest's new Cobra+ 200GB hard disk drive.


Random Notes From The Expo: It's Not The End The Result, But The Anticipation That Counts
by Mac Night Owl
Where's the entertainment value of a Macworld Expo if there's no anticipation of the outcome?

Reporter's Notebook: Today's The Day
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
As a member of the press, I only have to wait in line two hours to get a good seat.

iApps Go From Free To Fee?
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac
If c|net is correct in stating that Apple will continue to offer free versions of the iApps while also offering more powerful versions for a fee, then Apple is making a very smart move.


Director Keeps Its Place At Top
by Jim Rapoza, eWeek
eWeek Labs found its latest incarnation, Director MX, to be an excellent upgrade, with increased usability, capability and integration options.

Popular Connections Make Add-Ons Work
by Kim Komando, Gannett News Service

Make Mine Mac
by Michael J. Martinez, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Lower prices and better software have made switching from a PC practical.

Virtual PC 6 Fits In And Performs
by Mark H. Anbinder, TidBITS

Dual-Personality Macs
by Arik Hesseldahl, Forbes
If you're among those who have to run a few Windows-only applications at home—where you're a dedicated Mac-lover—in many cases Virtual PC offers a way to keep your feet in two computing worlds.

Hands On With The 1GHz PowerBook
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Overall the 1GHz Titanium PowerBook has more to offer pro users and consumers than ever before. The addition of the SuperDrive and the speed boost will give many buyers cause to reflect on whether to purchase a desktop or a PowerBook the next time they upgrade their machine.


Tuesday, January 7, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

PARTY TIME! Have you checked out the Hess Events List?

Let's give a warm welcome to the latest mom-and-pop software company for the Mac OS X platform.

From video iPod (why?) to the iBrowser (making its second appearance since last year), the answer will be available at the keynote — today. Too bad I'll be alseep. (One more thing at 11 am == 3 am here in Singapore.)

For those in Singapore that don't need to sleep (or don't need to stay awake the next day), you can head on down to AppleCentre@Orchard for the keynote.

AWARD SEASON : Both the iMac design team and the Mac OS X team are nominated for the 4th Annual Wired Rave Awards.

RECOMMENDATIONS, ANYONE? : I need a FTP client that can smartly modify filenames automatically, so that I can easily transfer MP3s between my Mac and Windows. (I can run FTP service on both my Mac and Windows, so it doesn't matter whether the client is a Windows or Mac application.)

Any recommendations? Thanks.


Microsoft Takes Digital Media Beyond Windows
by Stefanie Olsen, CNET
Microsoft will announce on Tuesday its first-ever licensing fees for use of its media delivery software on non-Windows technology, a move to expand its reach in the broadening market for digital media devices.

Linux Looms For Microsoft
by Peter Galli, eWeek
Microsoft Corp. must learn to cooperate with Linux and open-source developers to ensure better interoperability, rather than porting its products to Linux, enterprise users say.

Sun Wins One Against Microsoft—And Why That's A Bad Thing
by Jason Brooks, eWeek
We don't want the courts deciding what goes into software products.

Microsoft Readies New Exchange
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
A new version of Microsoft's Exchange communications software has entered a second round of testing, the company said Monday.

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