Wednesday, April 30, 2003
American Icons: The iPod
In two years, it has changed how we listen to music.
Apple's Music: Microsoft's Sour Note?
Apple Computer's new music service could help shift the battle to control digital media away from Microsoft's proprietary file formats, according to analysts.
Apple Seeking Coder To Port iTunes To Windows
According to the Mac maker's employment opportunities site, the company is seeking a Senior Software Engineer. His or her key responsibility: "Design and build Apple's newest Consumer Application, iTunes for Windows."
Wi-Fi Security Gets A Boost
The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced the certification of products using the latest security specification, as it works to allay concerns about wirelessly transmitting data over networks.
The 10-10-220 Of File-Sharing
A few record execs must have wandered into Steve Jobs' reality distortion field.
Steve Jobs, Pied Piper Of Online Music
I think Jobs's maneuver will go down in history as the final straw that broke the back of the old music-distribution system — and the industry's pyramid hierarchy that gives big stars big treatment and gives nearly everyone else squat.
iTunes Music Store
Quite possibly the best part is what you don't see — the pop-up ads, annoying news feeds, or other "push" data.
I Have Seen The Future Of Music And Its Name Is iTunes
Apple's new online music-buying system is everything Napster promised to be — cheap, easy and, best of all, legal.
Steve Jobs Blesses DRM, And Nothing Happens
Today, the bugnotes begin to appear.
Expression 3: Illustration Program Combines Vectors, Rasters, And Something That Has Been Missing — Fun
Expression 3 might just be the illustration world's best-kept secret. If you're an illustrator, a graphic designer looking for an interesting type effect, or a fine artist working on a computer, this program is for you.
Neat Stuff In iTunes 4 Files
Very cool. So how does it work? What follows is some stuff that might be handy for devloping helper apps, or just poking around.
FUN! FUN! FUN! : Mike Wendland has this theory on why Wintel people get nasty with Mac people. "[Wintel people] have no fun with their machines and resent those who actually enjoy using their computers."
FINANCIAL HEALTH : I shouldn't be reading rich people's blog. People who whine about not getting the new iPods yet. People who tells you why you should buy a 17" PowerBook now. I'm green with envy.
HP To Bring 64Bit Windows XP To Itanic
Itanic releases have poured out of the HP and Microsoft vaults at a steady clip of late.
Tablet PC Receives Pentium M Boost
Motion Computing, an Austin, Texas-based start-up plans to release the M1300, a tablet PC based on Intel's new 900MHz ultra-low-voltage version of the Pentium M.
For Windows, Less Fat Means Fewer Bugs
With Windows Server 2003, Microsoft is promising greater security. However, its 50 million lines of code mean it'll never be secure enough.