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Wednesday, July 2, 2003

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Playing Our Song?
by Henry Jenkins, MIT Technology Review
Rekindling the flame of community that Napster first lit will require a service that encourages its users to connect with one another and share their musical experiences.

Developers, Analysts Weigh In On The G5, Panther
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
"Nobody else is delivering this type of innovation; no one elase is even close to doing what we're doing and it's paying off."


PC Laptops Catch Up With Giant PowerBook Screen
by Tom Krazit, Macworld UK
Toshiba has joined Apple among the small number of vendors offering a large 17-inch notebook display.

Make Room For FireWire
by Glenn Fleishman, NewsFactor
Apple's IP-over-FireWire software turns a FireWire bus into something akin to an Ethernet port.

Revamped Canvas 9 Line Now Available
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral

Sign Up Friends To .Mac, Get A Discount
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Apple is offering a special offer in which you get 20 percent off your renewal fee if you talk a friend into signing up for the suite of Internet services.

Some Artists Won't Put Songs On iTunes
by Associated Press
It's not about money, but about preserving albums as an art form.

Registration Open For O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference
by MacMinute

Fresh Tools, Choices Abound For Mac OS X Developers
by SD Times
What Apple lacks in market share and developer populace, it perhaps makes up for in development options.

Netscape Updates As Andreessen Yawns
by Paul Festa, CNET
Netscape on Monday updated its browser, touting improvements in navigation and spam-control—days after Netscape's founder pronounced browser innovation moribund.

Ambrosia Releases Deimos Rising, Uplink Updates
by Tuncer Deniz, Inside Mac Games

StickyBrain Gains Safari Support
by MacMinute


Intel Endorses Apple Macintosh, Software
by Adamson Rust, The Inquirer
Intel does use Apple machines and software, and seems to rely on it when producing its annual results.

Has Apple Lost The War On Power In The Portable Market?
by Rich Leach, TheMacMind
Has Apple neglected its PowerBook line?

Hey Apple, Got J2ME?
by Bill Day
As best I can tell, Apple doesn't currently offer any J2ME development tools.

How Apple Spells Future: I-P-O-D
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
Apple is at one of the most important turning points in its history. It stands at the threshold of crossing over from cult favorite to household name, especially if that household has a teenager. And Apple is making this crossing on the slender back of its little iPod.

Margin Note: Apple's Unique Spot In A "Boring" Industry
by MacFixIt
Mainstream ignorance regarding Apple's position as a pillar innovator has become all too common and is exactly the type of obstacle that Apple is desperately attempting to overcome.

The Panther Report: Has The Fallout Begun?
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
The demise of C&G doesn't auger well for small software companies.


Apple Latest iPods May Be Too Slick
by Matthew Fordahl, Associated Press
The latest models are just a bit less convenient. But the ipod remains by far the best, most portable and durable jukebox for botm Macintosh and Windows-based computers.

Ultranium 4
by Pat Miller, MacGamer

When Building Applications For More Than Just Mac OS X
by Edward J. Correia, SD Times
There are lots of choices for targeting multiple platforms from a single codebase.

Making Movies With The Apple iSight
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
I'll show you how to use the iSight with some very inexpensive QuickTime-based software to create top-notch video presentations.


Wednesday, July 2, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

RUMOR DU JOUR : Apple has contracted Quanta to make its 15-inch tablet PC.


Gates On Microsoft, Boredom And Risk
by H. Darr, USA Today
Microsoft isn't boring, says Gates; it takes risks and develops stuff you're meant to take for granted.

Microsoft Wins European Contracts
by Reuters
Microsoft announced a trio of European government contract wins on Tuesday, the latest salvo in the growing turf battle between the software giant and sellers of the upstart Linux software.

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