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Thursday, January 16, 2003

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Apple's Looks, Functions Convert This PC Devotee
by Mike Wendland, Detroit Free Press
For years on radio and in my NBC News Channel reports, I've been known as PC Mike. So I'll explain that PC really stands for Personal Computer. For indeed, my new love for my Mac is very personal.

Apple Earnings Match Expectations
by Ian Fried, CNET
Apple Computer on Wednesday posted fiscal first-quarter earnings that matched Wall Street estimates, with the Mac maker forecasting that sales and earnings would remain flat for the current quarter.


Warburg Reiterates "Buy" Rating For AAPL
by MacNN

Apple To Open Highland Park Retail Store On January 25
by MacMinute

Apple Rises After Q1 Report
by Rex Crum, CBS MarketWatch
Apple Computer shares continued to gain ground Thursday after the personal-computer maker reported a first-quarter net loss of $8 million, while forecasting a slight profit for its current quarter.

Apple Downgraded By Needham & Co.
by MacMinute

Symantec Reports 29 Percent Q3 Revenue Growth
by Paul Roberts, IDG News Service
Increasing demand among enterprises for the full range of Symantec's security products and services was responsible for the strong performance, according to Symantec, based in Cupertino, California.

Pumping It Up To 11: Music Is Rocking The Slopes
by John Clarke Jr., New York Times
"Music is essential to snowboarding and freestyle skinng."

Francais Made Fun
by Lorri Helfand, St. Petersburg Times
Modern technology makes a traditional subject interesting — and more easily learned — for kids at Tarpon Springs Middle.

iCommune Threatened By Apple
by MacMegasite
The author of iCommune, a music sharing plugin for iTunes, has received a "Notice of Breach and Termination of License" letter from Apple, stating that he violated the license to the Device Plug-in API which iCommune uses.

Connectix Updates Virtual PC To 6.0.1
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
The update addresses several issues bringing the most current version to 6.0.1.

Apple CFO Talks About Financials; The Road Ahead
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
iMac, iBook and PowerBook sales were solid, but that the Power Mac pro lineup remained the weak point in the company's lineup.

Interest Pinch Could Bruise Apple
by Ian Fried, CNET
Apple Computer's checkbook may be earning lower interest, which could put a squeeze on the company's income.

Photography Class Changes Image
by Sara Dunn, The Argus Online
Photography class at Newark Memorial High School has moved into the 21st century.

Sony To Release Mac Fingerprint ID Solution
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
The FIU600 unit will offer fingerprint identification for, among other things, logging into Mac OS X.


The DigiCam Chronicles: Assignment Macworld
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
This is the first in an ongoing series of photo essays demonstrating how to get the most out of your digital camera.

Apple Loses Money! Quick, Sell Your Stock!
by John Manzione, MacNET 2.0

Apple Surprises All
by Marc Zeedar, MacOPINION

Apple's Financial: When Is A Loss Really A Profit?
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
We can probably expect a steady stream of cool stuff from Apple over the coming year; enough, no doubt, to keep the Mac rumor mills running overtime.

Poll: Opinions Split On Intel Move
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Macworld Online readers are split down the middle when it comes to the question of whether Apple should switch to Intel processors.

Apple's Safari Hunts Explorer Users
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
The firm enters 'the browser wars' with its new software, but does Apple really have something else going on?

Apple: Long On Sizzle, Short On Steak?
by Ars Tecnica
When a core part of your business languishes that badly for that long, there's only one party who's ultimately responsible for the mess: you.

Confessions Of A Mac Collecting Addict
by Dustin Rinebold, Low End Mac
Do any of you have any suggestions of which Macs I should donate and which I should keep?


Smallest PowerBook Has Ability To Make Apple Shine
by Walter S. Mossberg, Wall Street Journal
I found one notable drawback in the new PowerBook: Like its larger siblings, it gets pretty hot because of its metal skin. All in all, the 12-inch PowerBook is a dandy laptop — small, relatively inexpensive, yet powerful and beautiful.

by Nat Panek, Inside Mac Games


Thursday, January 16, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong


"Aqua might have some fancy bells and whistles, but at its core, it is a 'wrapper' around a UNIX kernel." — Timothy R. Butler

No, sir. User interface does not equal to wrappers, or skins, or pretty pictures.

STILL IN COPYRIGHT JAIL : Sorry, fellas. You're never coming out.

MY DEAREST... : I am going to use this article, where confidential information is retrieved from used hard disks, to convince my wife why we shouldn't throw away that Bondi Blue iMac in our storeroom, even though the power supply has already went dead.

PINGPONG AND iMAC at Heidelberg College Teen Center.

LISA : Hi, it's me again. (No, this is not a spam mail.)


Intel Rewrites Itanium Roadmap
by Joe Fay, ComputerWire
Intel Corp has dramatically rerouted its Itanium 2 roadmap, delaying the transition of the 64 bit architecture to 90 nanometer technology but pulling forward its plans for a dual core version of the product.

Microsoft 2Q Seen Strong On Windows XP, Despite Xbox Drag
by Marcelo Prince, Dow Jones
Demand for personal computers was lackluster in the usually strong December quarter, but corporate spending on technology appears to have been better than feared. Microsoft partner and semiconductor giant Intel Corp. (INTC) said its profits doubled as revenue rose 3% in the December period.

Judge: 120 Days For Microsoft To Add Java
by Associated Press
Microsoft Corp. will have 120 days to release a version of Sun Microsystems' Java programming language for Windows after a federal judge issues his formal order against the software giant.

Microsoft's "Wireless Watch": How To Rescue It From Potential Doom
by Alan A. Reiter

Local Optimization, Or, The Trouble With Dell
by Joel Spolsky, Joel On Software
Michael Dell never told his employees to optimize for customer satisfaction or to optimize for delivery time, he told them to optimize for inventory velocity and nothing else, and that is what he got.

Security Flaw May Threaten Cell Phones
by Ben Charny, CNET
Microsoft and U.K. carrier Orange are investigating whether hackers are sending rogue software to cell phones using Microsoft's Smartphone 2002 operating system.

Intel To Assemble Pentium 4 In China
by Reuters
Chipmaker Intel is set to begin its first CPU assembly in China this year at a newly upgraded plant, even as the company announced plans for a major cut in capital spending in 2003.

Intel Software Fine-Tunes Linux Code
by Stephen Shankland, CNET
Intel announced on Tuesday new software to help programmers speed up Linux programs running on Intel Xeon and Pentium 4 processors.

Microsoft, Sun Disagree Over Java Order
by Reuters
A federal judge stepped in on Wednesday to referee a simmering dispute between Microsoft and Sun Microsystems over a court order that Microsoft start distributing Sun's Java programming language in its Windows operating system.

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