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Wednesday, April 30, 2003

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American Icons: The iPod
by Rolling Stone
In two years, it has changed how we listen to music.

Apple's Music: Microsoft's Sour Note?
by Joe Wilcox and Evan Hansen, CNET
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
by Tony Smith, The Register
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."


Dr. Bott Offers AMP Interface For iPod
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral

Wi-Fi Security Gets A Boost
by Richard Shim, CNET
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
by Paul Boutin, Slate
A few record execs must have wandered into Steve Jobs' reality distortion field.

Steve Jobs, Pied Piper Of Online Music
by Alex Salkever, BusinessWeek
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
by Todd Dominey, What Do I Know
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
by Farhad Manjoo, Salon
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
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
Today, the bugnotes begin to appear.


Expression 3: Illustration Program Combines Vectors, Rasters, And Something That Has Been Missing — Fun
by Andrew Shalat, Macworld UK
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
by Chris Adamson, O'Reilly Network
Very cool. So how does it work? What follows is some stuff that might be handy for devloping helper apps, or just poking around.


Wednesday, April 30, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

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
by Ashlee Vance, The Register
Itanic releases have poured out of the HP and Microsoft vaults at a steady clip of late.

Tablet PC Receives Pentium M Boost
by John G. Spooner, CNET
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
by Alex Salkever, BusinessWeek
With Windows Server 2003, Microsoft is promising greater security. However, its 50 million lines of code mean it'll never be secure enough.

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