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Tuesday, April 1, 2003

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Apple 12in PowerBook G4
by Tony Smith, The Register
Apple's 12in PowerBook isn't the lightest or thinnest notebook we've seen, but it's certainly the best looking, and we've enjoyed using it. It's also one of the most compact.

Info-Mac Archive Mirror Network Improved
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
We've taken a significant step forward in making the Info-Mac Archive significantly more useful for everyone.

Troika Ranch: MIDI-Triggered, Mac-Based Dance Troupe
by Stephanie Jorgl, Apple
"The Mac's PowerPC G4 AltiVec processor is key... To do real-time video manipulation in our performances requires not just a fast processor, but one that is tailored to that task."


Mail Courier For OS X Syncs Entourage, Palm Mail
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Ligature Technologies LLC has released Mail Courier 1.0 for Mac OS X. The new application synchronizes e-mail messages between Microsoft Entourage v.X and the e-mail client included on Palm OS-based PDAs.

Apple Web Site Rated For 'Customer Respect'
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Out of 500 Web sites, Apple's ranked 325th, and was awarded an overall ranking of 8.2, well above the industry average, but behind some other major firms including HP, IBM, and even Microsoft.

Happy Birthday! Apple Computer Founded 27 Years Ago Today
by MacDaily News
Today in 1976, on April 1st, Stephen Wozniak and Steven Jobs founded Apple Computer Incorporated.

Mariner Write Update Adds Microsoft Word Translation
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Mariner Write 3.1 now adds the ability to translate files produced with Microsoft Word.

Streaming Group Perps MPEG-4 Encryption
by Paul Festa, CNET
Aiming to close a long-standing gap in digital rights management for MPEG-4, a streaming media consortium is seeking comments on an encryption specification slated for release in June.

Washington Apple Pi To Celebrate 25 Years
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral

Apple Westfield Announce NZ "Shop For Your School" Campaign
by MacMinute
Westfield, a global shopping center organization, and Apple today announced that they have partnered for the "Shop for Your School" campaign, which will provide over NZ$500,000 worth of computers and associated educational equipment to New Zealand primary and intermediate schools.


The Case For A 3% Market Share
by Gene Steinberg, Gannett News Service
So, yes, Apple has a relatively small market share in the scheme of things, but you can't rate its value by such numbers. For many of us, regardless of how many units Apple sells, it is number one with a bullet.


Good News And Bad News About The Jaguar Update And Other Thoughts On OS X
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac

Spell Catcher For Mac OS X: Welcome Back Old Friend
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
Spell Catcher X is a reality, and it is no stripped down version, like some other software that made the Mac OS X transition.

Performance Preferred
by David Nagel, Digital Video Editing
After Effects is not exactly a model of multiprocessor efficiency. It isn't the processor or the operating system; it's the software.

Printer Sharing And Print Spooling In Mac OS X
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
Despite my disheartening failure to set up LPR printing for Classic applications, I was stunned at how easy the overall process was, particularly the Mac OS X parts. Mac OS X certainly isn't perfect, but at least in this case, it was easier and more pleasant to work in than Mac OS 9. Here's hoping that becomes true of ever-more facets of using the Mac over time.


Tuesday, April 1, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

AFD : Apple has a brand new chip that can render a Photoshop image five million times faster than the Pentium 4.

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MAC PEOPLE : Charlie Yates, 78, runner.


Microsoft Says It Won't Pay Legal Fees, Hand Over Documents To Mass., W. Va
by Paula Rooney, CRN
"The states failed to substantially prevail on their legal claims, failed to keep contemporaneous time records, failed to exercise billing judgment and engaged in improper billing of weeks at a time."

Windows Server 2003 Worth The Wait
by P.J. Connolly, InfoWorld
Long-awaited OS a strong performer with good scalability.

Most IT Experts Do Not Trust Microsoft - Report
by Reuters
Three-fourths of computer software security experts at major companies surveyed by Forrester Research Inc. do not think Microsoft Corp.'s products are secure, the technology research company said on Monday.

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