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Thursday, January 9, 2003

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Apple Releases QuickTime 6.1
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
QuickTime 6.1 delivers quality and performance enhancement for audio, video, and full screen playback.

Apple 'Switch' Campaign Shifts To Unix Crowd
by Michael Singer,
Apple this week targeted UNIX users (in addition to Microsoft Windows users) in its drive to "switch" non-Mac users to its OS X platform.

Desktop Notebooks Die Hard
by John G. Spooner, CNET
Consumers are prompting a new trend in mobile computing: the "desknote."


Macworld Gives Best Of Show Awards
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral

Apple Unwires Laptops
by Matthew Broersma, ZDNet UK
The Mac maker counts on faster wireless LAN and a pioneering implementation of Bluetooth to set consumers drooling over its new portable computers.

Computer Gurus Up For Design Award
by BBC News
"The four nominees have all made fantastic contributions to the world of design."

Apple Offers Early Bird Special For PBs
by MacNN
"An official launch t-shirt and a special day at our store."

"X For Teachers" Launches In Europe
by MacMinute

Macworld Fans Go The Distance
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Some Apple enthusiasts will stop at nothing to attend Macworld, the popular San Francisco tradeshow. Reana Armitage flew halfway around the globe from Tasmania, while Randy Nauert sleeps in his car because hotels don't favor his dog.

Apple Prepares Q1 Results
by Macworld UK
Apple breaks with tradition this year, delivering its first quarter 2003 financial results conference over a week later than its Macworld Expo San Francisco keynote speech.

Brother Embraces Rendezvous
by Macworld UK

Maxtor Expands Line, Previews FireWire 800 Device
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral

New Apple Line-Up Fails To Excite
by John Davidson, Financial Review
A modest collection of new computers and new software may have brought cheers from Apple's faithful gathered in San Francisco yesterday, but it failed to move investors and analysts.

Mac Lovers Fight To Glimpse 'Woz'
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
A mini melee broke out at Macworld on Tuesday afternoon as hundreds of people tried to get into a panel discussion featuring Steve Wozniak, the legendary computer hacker who helped start Apple.

AppleCare: 12" PB Features New Midrange Spea
by MacNN
"The midrange-enhancing is designed to produce a separate channel of midrange sound."

Apple Execs On PowerBooks, iApplications
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
"For more and more customers these PowerBooks represent no compromise."

Enhanced MySQL For OS X Coming In Feb
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
MySQL is an relational database system used by Web site and businesses. The software counts over 4 million worldwide installations across multiple platforms.

Steve Jobs Appears On CNBC Business Center
by Nick dePlume, Think Secret
"Apple has a wonderful customer base. If we come off with innovative products, they're buying them."


A Safari Of Net Effects Part 2
by Timothy Appnel, O'Reilly Network
Does the browser really need a mate in as much as it needs to expand its range?

Macintosh: An Acquired Taste
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
The company blazes forth, but few answer the call.

by Steven Levy, Newsweek
Steve Jobs didn't sound too worried.

The Addiction Continues
by Chuck Toporek, O'Reilly Network
Here's my credit card number. Sign me up. I don't want to be a dork anymore.

Apple's Extreme Answers
by Glenn Fleishman, Wi-Fi News

Viva Steve Jobs!
by Matthew Rothenberg, eWeek
Goodness, the man can keynote!

San Francisco 2003 Keynote Winners And Lowers
by Philip Michaels, Macworld
That's how you give a keynote.


Never Mind The Notebooks, Here's The Content Management
by Rupert Goodwins, ZDNet UK
Microsoft would be best advised to worry about a third new piece of software, Apple's iLife, the all-in-one digital media application that integrates the Macintosh photo, movie and music management and editing software of the last couple of years.

One On One With The Little Al PowerBook - Small, Curvaceous And Supremely Portable
by David Engstrom, MacReviewZone

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 11
by Jackie Dove, Mac Design
Powerful painting, drawing, and animation applications.

House Of Apple Launches This Season's Collection
by Jon Fortt, San Jose Mercury News
Fashion has Milan. Technology has Apple Computer.

Fear Me, Wicked Record Execs
by Mark Morford, San Francisco Gate
In which our columnist discovers the latest in genius MP3 software, and may never buy a new CD again.

First Safari Feed Back
by Paolo Valdemarin
Apple should implement an easy to use wizzy editor.

iPhoto, iTunes Falling Down On Library Size
by Scot hacker, O'Reilly Network
It makes no sense to add new features before basic scalability is taken care of.

by Jeffrey Zeldman
Safari looks good, loads fast, and seems to be making a true effort to support web standards. Itís too early to say much more than that.

Safari Special Report: Aesthetics; HTML Rendering; Stability; OmniWeb To Adopt Engine?
by MacFixIt


Thursday, January 9, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

CONVERSATIONS : You want to know the progress behind Safari? Check out Dave Hyatt's weblog.

SURFING ON SAFARI : Blogging with Safari. Must resist urge to close window after reading every article 'cos there's no tabbed browing...

SWITCHER : John Robb. "After 18 years on a PC, I am ready to call it quits. Windows is waaaay too much of a hassle for me to maintain."

BAD COMPANY : Looks like Windows users do not like Intuit either.

Me? I switched from Quicken 2002 on Mac OS X to Money 98 on Windows, and is now happier.

CHIEF ARCHITECT CHANGES HIS MIND? : For one moment, when I read this headline from InfoWorld, Bill would allow copying of music, movies, I thought somebody in Microsoft advised Bill Gates, "stop listening to Hollywood, listen to the users."


Windows Server's Identity Crisis
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Microsoft on Thursday again changed the name of the product, marking the fourth name for what will now be called Windows Server 2003. The successor to Windows 2000 Server is scheduled to ship in April.

Gates; SPOT Marks A Digital Revolution
by David Becker, ZDNet
Microsoft's latest plan to improve the way you live revolves around wristwatches and refrigerator magnets.

Hotmail: A Spammer's Paradise?
by Michelle Delio, Wired News
Anti-spam advocates say spammers have found an effective way to mine new addresses from Hotmail. These "dictionary attacks" are preventable, but only if company officials want to stop them.

Microsoft Frees Up Freestyle
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Microsoft on Thursday will formally announce that Alienware and Toshiba plan to release notebooks running Windows XP Media Center Edition, originally code-named Freestyle. Using the software, which is a variation of Microsoft's flagship operating system, consumers will be able to watch TV shows on their portables and record the shows to their hard drives.

Intel: No Break In Tech Spending
by Reuters
Chipmaking giant Intel sees little improvement in technology spending in the next six months but hopes demand from emerging markets such as China will drive an improvement in the second half of the year, according to a company executive.

Microsoft To Tweak Smart Displays
by Matt Loney, CNET
Microsoft is already preparing an update for its Smart Display technology, which is due to launch late Wednesday during company Chairman Bill Gates' keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show.

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