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Saturday, April 19, 2003

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AirPort Extreme Firmware Update Released
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Apple recommends the update for all customers with French AirPort Extreme Base Stations. It's also useful for users whose AirPort Extreme Base Stations stop responding after being on a busy Ethernet network.

Power Tunes Playback
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
The DJ's bulky music cart, once brimming with hundreds of CDs and lots of hardware (that required a van to lug around), seems to be shrinking in size, possibly down to the size of a 1" thick PowerBook.


Once You've Tried WiFi, There's No Going Back
by Rob Pegoraro, Washington Post
WiFi has taken a strange path to popularity. For many users, it has gone something like this: first baffled incomprehension, then frustrated annoyance, and lastly zealous idolatry.

A New Wave Of Wireless
by Yuki Noguchi, Washington Post
'WiFi' networks are expanding Internet's reach, profit opportunities.

"Wi-Fi Is Like The Internet Itself"
by BusinessWeek
MIT's Nicholas Negroponte says the new technology is "reenacting the bottoms-up process that surprised people so much".

Sterling Rush: Dressing The Set For "24"
by Stephanie Jorgl,
"The iBook is really durable, which is great for running around the different sets. I carry it out front of me in one hand!"

Jeff Blitz: Letter Perfect "Spellbound"
by Joe Cellini,
"We've been cutting on Final Cut Pro, and I'm having another wonderful time in the cutting room."

Macs And The Next Frontier: Proteomics
by Barbara Gibson, Apple
"Running a scan against the whole human genome will take about 16 minutes if it's distributed over the whole Xserve cluster."


The Jaguar Experience On An Original iMac
by Bill Palmer
MacOS X certainly runs on the original iMac, but it runs with the kinds of limitations you'd expect from a five year old computer.

by Neale Monks,
If you value style over gimmicks, and you don't need perfect integration with a PowerPoint using team, then Keynote is the OS X presentation application of choice.


Saturday, April 19, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

ARE NAVIGATION OUTSIDE THE HOME PAGE OBSOLETE? : With the advancement of tabs, I find that I rarely use nagivation links outside the home page anymore.

If I discover a site, like the New York Times, that I do want to read regularly, I'll just open up all the sectons that I am interested, bookmark all of them into one single folder, and use the open-all-pages-inside-the-folder into multiple tabs feature in all good browsers whenever I'm going to read the site.

Maybe that's why the New York Times decided to do away with the left-hand-side navigation bar in all the inside pages, and gave me larger content area.


Advanced Micro Issues Challenge To Rivals
by John Markoff with Steve Lohr, New York Times
Intel will face its strongest challenge in more than a decade when its archrival, Advanced Micro Devices, formally unveils the Opteron 64-bit microprocessor next week.

No Dude, More Sales For Dell
by Gregg Keizer, TechWeb
Though it's retired its hip pitchman, Dell has regained the top spot as the world's largest computer maker, according to two research firms.

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