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Thursday, February 6, 2003

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European Apple Retail Stores 'In 6-18 Months'
by Macworld UK
In an interview with Sunday Business newspaper, Pascal Cagni, Apple's vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa, revealed that the company is planning aggressive expansion into the consumer retail market.


Mac Games Return To Founder, Twin Cities
by Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Pioneer Press
Now Tamte is back in the Twin Cities, once again churning out Mac games as part of his fledgling software firm, Destineer Inc.

Microsoft Plans New Switcher Campaign
by MacNN

Apple Still Says It Won't Attend '04 Macworld Boston
by D.C. Denison, Boston Globe
The departure of IDG World's chief executive — the man who apparently angered Apple Computer by working out a deal to move the annual Macworld trade show out of New York City and back to Boston — changes nothing, Apple said yesterday.


Apple Timing
by Marc Zeedar, MacOPINION
No doubt Apple could have announced these at Macworld, but instead they chose to wait. Why?

Apple's Cozy Niche
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
Over the years Jobs has often likened Apple to BMW or Mercedes-Benz, saying that catering to a smaller customer base willing to pay more for the Mac's tangible advantages is a valid strategy. There always will be those who see the computer as Jobs does. Apple's task is to make more such people aware of the Mac alternative.


A User's Comparison Of The 12" iBook And 15" TiBook
by Jeff Adkins, Low End Mac

Logitech Z-340
by Lucian Fong, Inside Mac Games
The Z-340 is an able performer, especially considering its $50 price tag.

Airport Extreme... The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
by John Manzione, MacNET 2.0
Apple is known as the company that produces high-priced hardware, but hardware thatís the best you can get, what will they think when they discover their ëExtremeí Airport isnít very ëextremeí at all?

Mac OS X Disaster Relief
by Kirk McElhearn, ATPM
This is a fine book for understanding Mac OS X and setting it up, and especially tweaking it so it works the way you want. It is less effective for actual troubleshooting, but reading through the entire book will give you enough information that you may end up with fewer problems just by dint of better understanding the operating system.

Easy Ways To Adapt To Mac OS X
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
I really think you'll find little reason to dread Mac OS X, and plenty of reason to embrace the changes.

A Bioinformatics Web Service With Mac OS X
by Brian Gilman, O'Reilly Network
Using objective-c and Mac O SX's core web services to consturct an OmniGene analysis engine client.

iPod FlipStand
by Bill Fox, Macs Only!


Thursday, February 6, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

READ IT : It's not RSS readers that made me more "productive" in reading blogs. It's the tabs feature in Mozilla that allows me to open a lot of web pages with one click.

Safari better have something good. :-)

READ IT : Somehow, I felt a tinge of sadness after reading this first letter here, published on Straits Times.


Opera: Microsoft Is Hurting Our Style
by Paul Festa, ZDNet
Opera Software on Wednesday said Microsoft has been sending its browser a faulty style sheet, which determines the presentation of graphics and text in a browser window.

Microsoft May Get 'Slammed' In Korea
by Winston Chai, CNET
A South Korean civic rights group may take Microsoft to task for the carnage caused by the Slammer worm last month.

Nvidia And Microsoft Are Chums Again
by Drew Cullen, The Register
Terms of the arbitration are not disclosed but Nvidia describes it as a win-win for both parties.

Microsoft Looks To Rive 'iWave'
by Barbara Darrow, CRN
The software vendor aims to get the most bang for its marketing and messaging buck out of the Office 11, XDocs and SharePoint 2.0 product releases expected in June.

The Real Threat
by Dana Blankenhorn, Moore's Lore
We keep shipping crap, people won't buy it.

Microsoft Faces Employee Software Resales
by Reuters
Microsoft disciplined an undisclosed number of employees who are suspected of buying discounted software and reselling it for a profit, the software giant said on Wednesday.

Microsoft Releases Patch For IE Flaw
by Robert Lemos, CNET
Microsoft on Wednesday advised Internet Explorer customers to apply a patch for a vulnerability that could allow a Web site administrator to steal data or take control of a person's PC.

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