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Tuesday, April 29, 2003

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Apple Brings Good Karma To Online Music
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
After one night of testing, I have to say that I do believe that Apple has brought good karma to online music.

Apple Stores To Host 'Live On Stage' Event For iPods Friday
by MacMinute
Apple will be holding a special "Live On Stage" event at Apple Stores nationwide this Friday, May 2 to unveil the new iPods to the public.


Belkin Launches Line Of Accessories For New iPods
by MacMinute

Palm Desktop 4.1 Adds 'Send To Handheld Droplet'
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The new version adds a "Send to Handheld Droplet" that enables users to more easily transfer image and audio files to the Palm PDA or to an expansion card.

CNN Talks To Steve Jobs About iTunes
by Miles O'Brien, CNN
"[We are] making the best music store in the world, and making the most popular and best MP3 player in the world."

Apple Sticks With Akamai
Apple's choice to stay with Akamai, especially given its high-stakes iTunes launch, is a vote of confidence.

AAPL Rises 4% In Wake Of Music Store Anouncement
by Remy Davison, Insanely Great Mac

Vivendi 'To Keep Universal'
by Macworld UK
Vivendi Universal appears likely to keep its Universal Music assets, according to a Reuters report yesterday.

Apple's Music: Evolution, Not Revolution
by John Borland, CNET
For all the glitz surrounding the unveiling Monday of Apple Computer's new music service, a quick look suggests that it's a solid, but hardly revolutionary, addition to the market.

Apple, Analysts On The New Music Service
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
How was Apple able to get support from the record companies, the RIAA and, judging from the reaction of many users to the announcement today, the buying public? IDC analyst Roger Kay summed it up in two words: Steve Jobs.

Apple Releases iPod AppleScripts
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Apple on Tuesday released several new AppleScripts designed for the newly introduced iPod MP3 player. In addition to the music service, the iPod now supports the reading and storage of text-based notes.

Creative Introduces New Speaker Systems To Match iPod
by MacMinute
Creative Technology today introduced two new white speaker systems designed to look and sound great with Apple's iPod.

Apple Launches Dream On Promotion
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Dubbed "Dream On," the promotion gives interested users a savings of $500 when purchasing any Mac and Macromedia Studio MX by July 31, 2003.

REALbasic Update Improves Performance
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Version 5.1 adds enhancements "that improve product reliability and performance," according to Real Software.

Apple Music Ads Posted Online
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The ads take a style cue from Apple's Switch advertising campaign: A stark white background showing regular-looking folks singing along with their favorite songs on iPods.


Apple Sweats The Details
by David Morgenstern, StorageSupersite
The emphasis on quality for audio playback, online content and the purchase experience should also differentiate Apple's site from its competition.

Can The iTunes Music Store Reverse Apple's Eroding Market Share?
by Charles W. Moore,

Ten Ways Apple Could Do Music Better
by Michael Tuminello, TheMacMind

Breaking The Digital Music Logjam
by Forrester Research
The iTunes Music Store will raise the bar for digital music under Windows and change the industry, but it won't get Apple out of its 5 percent ghetto in the PC business—at least, not until Steve Jobs' next innovation comes along.

4 Reasons Why The Apple Music Service Will Make It Big
by Mac OS
Apple clearly thought out the online music service concept and covered all the bases necessary to make it in the tough industry of online music.

Is The iTunes Music Store Really Music To Our Ears?
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
Will the iTunes Music Store end up as just another cool idea that just didn't catch on, or will it transform the music industry? A lot of fingers are being crossed on this one, that's for sure.

Apple Leaks Confidential Information To Discredit Customer
by John Manzione, MacNETv2

Better Distribution Of Mac OS X Software
by Dan Frakes, TidBITS
You put a lot of work into your software, so don't undermine it by making unnecessary mistakes when distributing it to the world.

What Apple Finally Delivered
by Dana Blankenhorn, Moore's Lore
The announcement today of the iTunes Music Store is pure Jobs. It's proprietary, it's overpriced and everyone is going gaga for it.


Master Of Orion III
by Michael Phillips, Inside Mac Games
The gameplay is so addictive, I often found myself saying, "Okay, just one more turn", 267 times in a row. This game is immersive, richly detailed and full of strategy. Furthermore, multiplayer support is quite fun when friends are involved.

Apple's Stealth iBook Upgrades
by Charles Moore, MacOPINION
Any of the iBooks offers excellent value for the money, although as noted, go for the top-of-the-line 14-incher and get a useful amount of RAM.

Apple's New iPods
by Eliot Van Buskirk, ZDNet
Apple's existing iPods are already cool, but the new models look even cooler.


Tuesday, April 29, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

WHY ARE YOU IN SALES? : Why does some stores put a link on their web site, inviting audiences to send sales enquires, and then fail to answer those enquires?

NOT IN SF? : Here are the pictures of the unveiling of Apple Music.


Microsof'ts Power Play
by Robert McMillan, Linux Magazine
Will Trusted Computing mean the end of the PC as we know it?

Unifinished Business: The One Missing Piece
by David HM Spector, O'Reilly Network
With all of the incredible strides that Linux has made from the smallest embedded devices to the some of the largest supercomputers ever made, there is one piece of its complete adoption in the enterprise that's still missing—a not so little piece still to be done: integration and interoperability with Active Directory.

Microsoft Makes Strides On New Windows
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
The operating system, code-named Longhorn, is expected to debut late next year or early in 2005. But analysts who examined the latest test release, dubbed "Milestone 5," which leaked onto the Web last week, said Microsoft appears to be slightly ahead of schedule.

Microsoft Recruits EMC For Storage Push
by Ian Fried, CNET
EMC is joining forces with Microsoft to attack the lower reaches of the network-attached storage market.

Microsoft's Plug-And-Play Biometrics
by Robert Lemos, CNET
AuthenTec, a maker of fingerprint-recognition sensors, announced on Monday that it had signed a deal with Microsoft to integrate software support for biometrics into the Windows operating system.

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