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Thursday, May 22, 2003

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It's A Party In A Pocket
by Sarah Gilbert, New York Post
While most of us see our iPods as a purely private pleasure, some music innovators and tech-heads are using it as the ultimate portable party.

iPod, Therefore I Am
by Mary Huhn and Maxine Shen, New York Post
There are two types of people in New York: Those who have an iPod and those who want one.


Griffin: Limited Edition PowerMates 'Back In Black'
by MacMinute

It's QuickTime Over RealPlayer In New AOL Windows Beta
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral

A Few Of Her Favorite Things: Oprah Gives iPod To Everyone In Audience
by Bryan Chaffin, The Mac Observer
That might make you reconsider attending an Oprah taping, no?

Adobe To Drop OS 9 In Next Major Photoshop Release
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Adobe's flagship product, Photoshop, will abandon Mac OS 9 support in its next major version, sources close to Adobe told MacCentral.

Apple Dons A Pinstripe Suit
"The power of Unix, the simplicity of Macintosh."

Hackers Bite Apple In Its iTunes
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
The news has not generated the level of distress from the recording industry one would expect, though it clearly is concerned.


I'm Tired Of RIAA. I Want To Hear From The Musicians
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
I see quotes from industry analysts, RIAA, and the EFF. But once again, I don't know what the actual artists are thinking. They are the ones who the content that everyone else is arguing about.


Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
by Matt Diamond, Inside Mac Games
Compared with the original game, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is larger and greatly improved in almost all respects. The OS 9 scripting bug is pretty serious, and until it is fixed I can only recommend playing it under OS X.

EyeTV Works Like A PVR For A Mac
by Jim Rossman, Dallas Morning News
EyeTV lacks some TiVo functions... but otherwise I find it very capable.

Making The Switch: Migration Proves Difficult For Personalized Data
by Emru Townsend,

MSN For Mac OS X
by TopTechTips
If MSN want this service to succeed, they need to do some big changes and improvements with the Mac version and perhaps offer a free trial to users in the meantime.

Ho Hum! Opera Still Being Developed For The Mac
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
I don't think Opera Software can realistically expect to sell any reasonable number of user licneses to Mac users unless it can show us it has a better product, or at least one different enough to make it a compelling alternative.

17-Inch Flat Screen iMac
by Markkus Rovito, MacHome
That Apple can continue to offer valuable performance enhancements while lowering prices is impressive, even if that is the nature of the industry. All told, the 1GHz iMac exceeded our considerable expectations.

iSkin ProTouch
by MacSofa
It is an essential purchase for anyone with kids, companies that have Macs in public areas and even for the loyal Mac fanatic who want to keep their keyboard as new as the day they bought it.

How Apple's Spam Filter Stacks Up
by Tieman Ray, E-Commerce Times
Apple's filter is a step in the right direction. It may not be the best filter, but it comes with the platform, it's easy to use, and it works well most of the time.


Thursday, May 22, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

MISSING TUNE : I understand that the piece, 4'33", by John Cage, cannot be found in iTunes Music Store.


Microsoft Plans Jupiter Landing
by Martin LaMonica, CNET
Microsoft will rely on its time-tested bundling strategy, key to its successful capture of the desktop market, to help jumpstart its server software business.

IE Beta Plugs Document Leaks
by Sandeep Junnarkar, CNET
The Rights Management Add-on, available in a beta version, allows permitted users to view files.

Sun Tool Targets Microsoft
by Martin LaMonica, CNET
Sun will show off a new, simplified Java development tool next month intended to steal programmers from rival Microsoft's camp., Microsoft In Streaming Deal
by Evan Hansen, CNET is expecgted to announce a deal with Microsoft on Thursday to use the latest version of the software giant's digital media technology to stream music samples from its Web site.

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