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Wednesday, January 29, 2003

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Mac Vs. Windows: Who Cares?
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Apple-hating sites have all but disappeared, Mac OS X is getting widespread respect, Mac fans are more confident, and Windows users apparently could care less what computers other people use.

Internet Worm Unearths New Holes
by Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Ariana Eunjung Cha, Washington Post
The computer bug that ravaged systems throughout the world over the weekend showed how the increasing use of the Internet by businesses, banks and local governments has created vulnerabilities where few ever suspected them.


New Standard To Speed Chip Connections
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
A key industry group is aiming to come out with a new specification for a high-speed chip connection technology that could more than triple the bandwidth for data.

Apple Activates .Mac Address Book Syncing
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
While the .Mac page still lists the feature as "Coming Soon," when we logged-in to our Address Book a page asked if we wanted to turn the feature on.

Apple Offers iLife And Keynote Education Bundle
by MacMinute

Alton High Grad, Microsoft Donate Cash, Software
by John Badman, The Telegraph
Students in the Alton High School Internet literacy class work on their iMac computers Tuesday using software and additional memory made possible through the donation of a former student, Chris Mitchell, 21, who works for Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft also donated 100 copies of its Microsoft Office 2001 software.

Readers: iLife Ships To International Users
by MacNN
Slightly earlier than the revised January 31st ship date.

iLife 'Will Inspire Home Networks'
by Macworld UK
Consumer interest in audio and video on computers could drive the consumer market to network their homes to make better use of such technologies.

Charity Begins At Home
by Straits Times
Radin Mas' Primary 5 pupils will try their hand at a traditionally adult venture — e-commerce — to raise funds for their IT pursuits.

Towards A New Beginning
by Straits Times
The school will be using Apple's OS X running on powerful G4 computers that the company says is particularly productive for bioinformatics research.

Some Parents Keep Track Of Kids Online
by Jamie Dunnigan, KFYR TV

All-In-One Living Room Gadgets Arrive
by Ben Berkowitz, Reuters
There are those who believe that while consumer electronics companies may be focused on building special boxes to draw digital media to the TV, the solution to the situation is already well in place: the standard home PC.

MPEG-4 On Road To Rights Management
by Stefanie Olsen, CNET
A streaming-media consortium set a schedule this week for finalizing technical specs for MPEG-4 security and rights management—components that are key to the open standard's adoption among content owners.

Apple To Open Richmond, VA Store In Fall
by MacNN


Apple And Third Party Developers: Between A Rock And A Hard Place
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
There is always room for a better mousetrap.

What's With The Hassles From Apple?
by Alex Salkever, BusinessWeek
Surprise charges. Annoying .Mac pop-ups. Hijacked e-mail preferences. Apple's overzealous drive to sell may create a user backlash.

Here's A Story...
by Damien A. Barrett
We all know those silly Mac folks slather at the mouth about Mac rumors... so you do the only sensical thing and create yet another Mac rumor site and litter it with ads for your product(s).


Another Rave Review For Safari Browser
by Al Fasoldt, The Post-Standard
It's the best Web browser I've ever used, for any computer.

Sum Of PC Greater Than The Whole
by Yeong Ah Seng, Straits Times
The fact that there is more Mac software these days, and that Apple has come out with some pretty nifty software of its own, like the iLife collection, is, however, not reason enough to look at the company through rose-tinted glasses.


Wednesday, January 29, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

NOT YOUR TYPICAL REVIEW : "Anyone who is looking to get rid of their helper monkey," claims Arbit Adams, "should definitely look into getting an eMac." After all, eMac smells better.

LIVE OR LIP-SYNC : Apparently, Shania Twain did do her singing live. But, backups did kick in.


Sun Files Opposition To Microsoft's Appeal In Java Case
by Ashlee Vance, InfoWorld
Wants technology shipped as soon as possible.

Breaking Down The .Net Barriers
by Associated Press
Volunteer effort could oblige Microsoft to work with Linux.

Pentium Price Cuts At Hand
by John G. Spooner, CNET
The chipmaker has planned the price adjustment for desktop Pentium 4 chips for late February, according to sources.

Microsoft Tablets Start Strong In Europe
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Despite only a partial quarter of sales, Microsoft tablet PCs accounted for 1 percent of European portable sales during the fourth quarter.

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