Monday, June 23, 2003
Apple Previews Mac OS X 'Panther'
Highlights of the new operating system version include a revamped Finder interface that Jobs describes as "user-centric". Other new features include faster search, colored labels, and better integration with Windows network environments.
Apple Rolls Out iChat AV, iSight
The next version of iChat, iChat AV and a new Apple digital camera, the iSight, were unviled by Steve Jobs today.
Jobs Unveils New Power Macs
Speaking at the company's annual developer conference, Steve Jobs rolled out a new crop of Power Macs that he says can outperform any Windows-based PC on the market. The Power Mac G5 will be built around IBM's new PowerPC 970 chip and come in three flavors — a 1.6GHz model, a 1.8GHz model and a dual processor 2GHz model.
Mac OS X Users Top 7 Million
The number of Mac OS X applications have also doubled to more than 6,000 during the past year.
iTunes Music Store Hits 5 Million Downloads
Over 46 percent of the songs have been purchased as albums, and over 80 percent of songs available the online store have been purchased at least once.
Apple Releases Safari 1.0
Safari has seen over five million downloads of the beta versions in the past six months; version 1.0 will be the defalt browser for the new Power Mac G5s coming in August.
Apple Introduces Xcode Developer Tools
Xcode, Apple's new developer tools, combines a Unix-based development environment, a breakthrough — and simplified — user interface, and performance technologies including Fix and Continue, Zero Link and Distributed Build.
Apple Previews Mac OS X 'Panther' Server
The new version includes an Automatic Setup feature, Open Directory 2, Samba 3 and the JBoss Application Server.
Success of Apple's service breathes new lie into online song sales.
OpenOffice For The Mac Goes Gold
OpenOffice for the Macintosh is finally out of beta, just in time for Apple's WorldWide Developer Conference.
Week Ahead: Pocket PC Vs. Mac
Microsoft and Apple Computer are set to face off "mano a desktop" on the publicity front.
LaCie Announces 60GB Pocket Drive
The 7200rpm drive weighs in at 12.5 ounces and is small enough to fit into your pocket.
No School For The Unwanted
Christchurch hi-tech research organisation Ultralab South is hoping to persuade the government to trial a British scheme for educational non-achievers called "Notschool".
Apple iPod Does A Palm
Now Windows users can harness their iPods as personal organizers, too.
Apple And Microsoft: Can This Divorce Be Saved?
I remain concerned tha tthere needs to be more great Apple software to help the platform along. But I don't think that Microsoft's withdrawal from that market will prove fatal for Apple.
More Than An MP3 Player
Apple's new range of iPod music players are musical manna from heaven.
SEE YOU IN THE MORNING : Because of the time difference, I will be fast asleep when Steve Jobs unveils G5s and Panther. (And maybe iTunes for Windows, TiVo on iPod, and OS X Tablet PC Edition.) So, you'd have to go to some other places for your up-to-the-minute news.
HOGWART EXPRESS, in full QuickTime VR glory.
Microsoft Unleashes New Handheld OS
Aimed to play up its WIndows heritage, Microsoft on Monday will unveil a new version of its handheld operating system that boasts the new Windows Mobile name, but only a few new features.
New P4, Itanium From Intel
Intel on Monday will come out with a Pentium 4 running at 3.2 GHz and will separtely discuss a new version of its upcoming Madison chip specially enhanced for dual-processor servers and workstations.
Microsoft Blog Policy Coming Down The Pike?
So far, corporate has yet to weigh in on its growing cadre of bloggers. But that may be about to change.