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Thursday, January 30, 2003


O'Reilly Offers UNIX CD Bookshelf V3.0
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
If you're rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty with Mac OS X's Unix underpinnings, you might be interested in a new reference from O'Reilly & Associates.

Ming And Mini-Me's Magic Moment
by BrandWeek

Detroit Students To Get Wireless iBooks
by Mike Wendland
The 80 sixth-graders at Detroit's Malcolm X Academy are more eager than usual to head to school these days. So is teacher Jeffrey Robinson.

A Mac Angle On Linux
by Matthew Rothenberg, eWeek
If the company continues to sell itself as a good open-source citizen that gives back to this vibrant community, though, I'm counting on a warm reception for this Mac interloper at future LinuxWorlds.

Readers Confirm iLife Shipments In U.S.
by MacNN


Sony Left Holding The Bag Again?
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
In the end, I think DVD-R would prevail, but I don't want it to come to that.


Keynote Vs. PowerPoint
by Paul Maidment, Forbes
With Keynote, Apple gives Mac users that haven't yet moved up to Jaguar one more reason for doing so. And for any Mac user who just wants their presentations to look that bit more polished—and have their belief in the Apple's design elegance confirmed—then Keynote is well worth the indulgence.

The Operative: No One Lives Forever
by Kirk Hiner,

MPEG 1, 2, And Now 4: Shrinking Video Files
by J.D. Biersdorfer, New York Times
What is the difference between the MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video formats?

iPod Wants To Be Seen And Heard
by Tony Waltham, Bangkok Post
Apple's portable music player is proving both technologically and fashionably hip.

Double-Quick Browser Beating
by Garry Baker, Sydney Morning Hearld

Taming Mac OS X
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
As the deadline looms for the transition to the new operating system, here are some helpful hints for making the switch as effortless as possible.

Cordless Trackman Wheel
by Ken Leyden, Inside Mac Games
The TrackMan Wheel series represents the best and most-comfortable thumb-controlled trackball I've ever used. My recommendation for TrackMan Wheel being a great first trackball still stands.


Thursday, January 30, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

UPDATES SLOWING DOWN... : Updates are going to slow down just a notch here at MyAppleMenu, as me and my family celebrates the Chinese New Year.

It's the year of the goat comes Feb 1st.


EU Says Microsoft Will Alter Passport
by Reuters
The European Union's watchdog arm said Thursday that Microsoft has agreed to make "radical'' changes to its .Net Passport system to ease concerns about data privacy posed by Internet identity systems.

Dell Plans To Sell PCs Inside Sears, Other Chains
by Dow Jones
Wednesday, Dell launched a trial with retail company Sears, Roebuck & Co. , opening the first of about 10 stores-within-a-store in Austin, Texas, according to John Hamlin, a Dell senior vice president.

Intel Aims For Longer-Running Handhelds
by Richard Shim, CNET
Handhelds running Intel processors are likely to get a significant charge from a new chip.

Microsoft Eyeing Vivendi Unit?
by David Becker, CNET
Reports mounted Wednesday that Microsoft is negotiating to buy video game assets of financially troubled French media conglomerate Vivendi Universal.

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