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Tuesday, April 22, 2003

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iBook Hit 900MHz
by Macworld UK
Apple this morning improved its iBook, introducing faster processors across its consumer portable line-up.


NPR Responds To "No QuickTime" Decision
by MacNN
"Apple and NPR have tried to work out the terms to renew [the] arrangement, but were unable to come to an agreement."

'CREATE' Re-named 'Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo'
by MacMinute

OS X Server Tops The Field
by Ron Carlson, Insanely Great Mac
Network Magazine's editors chose OS X v10.2 Server as the Server OS of the year.

Mac OS X Quietly Adds Smart Card Support
by MacNN
Mac OS X quietly adds Smart Card support for Military Use to OS X 10.2.3 and higher with a Federal Smart Card package that supports the Department of Defense Common Access Card to enable login authentication, encrypting and signing of email, and login to protected web sites.

'Check Out Our New Store Design'
by Ron Carlson, Insanely Great Mac

Software In The Salad Bowl
by Charles McDermid, Register-Pajaronian
Since moving to Watsonville in 1991, Aladdin Systems, Inc., producer of award-winning computer products, has become a welcome neighbor in a community better known for its strawberries than its software expedients.

Can Apple Corner Music Market?
by Reuters
Apple Computer is readying to launch an online service that will cut straight to the core of digital music distribution, winning the praise of some record executives who see it is as a weapon against online piracy.

Liam Lynch: MTV Puppeteer/Screenwriter, Music Videographer And "Fake" Rockstar Uses Macs For "Whatever."
by Stephanie Jorgl, Apple
"The album is so multimedia and every single part and element was created 100% with Macs."

LaCie To Offer FireWire 800 PCI Cards
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral


Apple's Music Service Is A Huge Risk, Is It Worth It?
by John Manzione, MacNetv2
Perhaps Apple will unveil a music service that is too good to be true. But I doubt it.

Mac Show Gets Macworld Moniker Back
by Tony Smith, The Register
You don't change the name of a show as big as Macworld Expo without seriously pondering the strength of the alternatives. But it looks like whoever decided that Create was the way to go got it wrong.


Wi-Fi Antenna Enables Web Surfing By The Pool
by Mike Wendland, Detroit Free Press
I'm looking forward to wireless freedom this summer. I'm planning to write my columns as I catch some rays by the pool, providing yet another example of why Wi-Fi is so hot.

17-Inch PowerBook G4/1GHz: Big Screen, Big Performance Highlight Apple's Largest Laptop
by Rick Lepage, Macworld
For people who do not live entirely on planes or who have fairly light travel requirements, the 17-inch PowerBook will be a fine, if slightly oversized, travel companion. It also serves well as a sleek (if expensive) replacement for a desktop Mac.

Wi-Fi Antenna Enables Web Surfing By The Pool
by Mike Wendland, Detroit Free Press
I'm looking forward to wireless freedom this summer. I'm planning to write my columns as I catch some rays by the pool, providing yet another example of why Wi-Fi is so hot.

Take Note Of NoteTaker
by Matt Neuburg, TidBITS
NoteTaker is an outliner, a writing tool, a categorizer, a snippet keeper, a presentation tool, a Web site maker. It can organize your thoughts, your files, your life. Its potential seems vast, and everyone will use it differently.

MonacoDCcolor: Color-Profiling Software For Digital Cameras Tries To Solve Color Problems
by Bruce Fraser, Macworld
If you're looking for a simple point-and-click solution for camera profiling, keep looking — you need the knowledge and skill of a professional to get good results from MonacoDCcolor. If you shoot under controlled conditions but spend a lot of time correcting color postcapture, MonacoDCcolor can be a real time-saver.

The Web In A Window
by Matt Deatherage, Macworld
A new Watson that's a superset of Sherlock 3 could remain a must-have utility. Otherwise, Sherlock 3 wins. No good code goes unpunished.


Tuesday, April 22, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

SINGAPORE AIRLINES REALLY SCREWED : A "screw SARS" counterculture attitude is emerging among younger mobile-technology users in Hong Kong and Singapore, reports Xeni Jardin in Boing Boing.

"Are 'cough' ring tones next?"

THINGS I LIKE TO ANNOUNCE HERE, BUT CAN'T : Expect to see major changes, as somebody has paid me to do MyAppleMenu full-time.

Expect to see light updates to this site, as I'm taking a break from work and all that for my family.


Gates Says States' Remedy "Impossible"
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Bill Gates on Monday argued that it would be "impossible" in some cases to comply with a proposed remedy in the nearly 4-year-old antitrust trial.

Microsoft, SuSE, Red Hat TO Weigh In With OS Releases For AMD's Opteron
by Paula Rooney, CRN
Microsoft, SuSE Linux and Red Hat Tuesday will launch versions of their respective Windows and Linux operating systems optimized for Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processor.

Borland Details .Net Development Tools
by Stacy Cowley, InfoWorld
Several months after announcing plans for a .Net IDE (integrated development environment) to compete with Microsoft's Visual Studio .Net, Borland Software elaborated this week on its intention to offer a complete suite of .Net application development tools.

Microsoft Prepares Windows Server Ads
by Stefanie Olsen, CNET
Microsoft will launch a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign on Thursday to promote Windows Server 2003 to cash-strapped IT managers.

AMD Rolls Dice On Opteron Chip
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Advanced Micro Devices will come out with a new chip on Tuesday—and once again, everything is on the line.

Intel Fixes 3GHz Chip, Cuts Prices
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Intel has fixed a problem with its latest 3GHz processor and cut prices on some notebook chips.

Windows Faces New Competition: Itself
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
In April 2002, the software maker's chairman, Bill Gates, testified that too many versions of Windows would be bad for consumers and for competition. But since then, Microsoft has essentially doubled—to about two dozen—the number of "current" versions of the operating system software.

Microsoft To Ease Windows License Terms
by Reuters
Following complaints from some rivals, Microsoft said it would make it cheaper and easier for other software companies to access key pieces of computer code that their server software needs in order to properly function with the Windows operating system.

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