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Thursday, July 3, 2003

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With A Digital Quill, That Immortal Scrawl
by Robert Strauss, New York Times
"What's great about this document, is that you know you are looking at something a human being has done, with real flaws and nuances."


New RF iPod Remote, USB FM Transmitter Debut
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral

Scotia Bank Cuts Safari Support
by MacNN

Apple's XServe: Ready For Prime Time?
by James Maguire, NewsFactor
"It's like a classic Unix server that an actual human can set up and deploy."

Apple Extends 'Every Mac Needs .Mac' Promo
by MacMinute
Apple has extended its "Every Mac needs .Mac" promotion until September 27, 2003.

2 Years Ago: Apple Discontinues Cube
by Ian Fried, CNET
After nearly a year of slow sales, Apple has decided to halt production of its Power Mac G4 Cube.

Notebooks Outsell Desktops For The First Time
by Linda Rosencrance, Macworld UK
In the first sign that Apple's claimed "Year of the Laptop" is here already, US retailers in May made more money selling notebook computers than they did selling desktops, according to sales results from The NPD Gorup's point-of-sale tracking sewrvice.

Apple Offering Renewal Gifts To .Mac Members
by MacMinute
Those who renew will have their choice of a free copy of The Sims, EverQuest, or $20 off a purchase of more than $20 at the online Apple Store.

Samsung Releases Contact Client For Mac
by The Age

Apple Pushing For .Mac Renewals
by Ina Fried, CNET
Apple is gearing up for a campaign designed to convince users of its .Mac service to pay for another year.


The Panther Report: The Graying Of Mac OS X
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
The evolution of Mac OS X seems to be moving in a nice direction. I'm going to enjoy writing books and articles about it in the coming months.

Is Apple Lying?
by Marc Zeedar, MacOPINION

Why IBM Needs Apple
by Philip Machanik, MacOPINION
Possibly, IBM is the only one big enough to take on Intel. But their strategy right now looks like a winner — as long as they can keep Apple focused on delivering better value.

All Software Should Be Network Aware
by Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Network
And it's not just "web aware" but cell-phone aware, p2p aware, and generally "network aware."

Is It Just Me, Or Does The iSight Look Like The HAL 9000?
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
I think I'm going to keep the iSight's lens shutter closed during future joke-making about Apple hardware. Just in case.


Tripping Up
by Leo Timmins,
Plan that getaway.

Just Press Play
by Elizabeth Millard,
In the meantime, music connoisseurs will just have to content themselves with the smattering of digital music that they can buy legitimately, and be relieved that there's one music service that might finally get it right.

Take Wiggly And Giggly, Or Maybe Just Get Silly
by Anne Reeks, Houston Chronicle
There's plenty of time come August to add more intellectually nutritious fare to children's digital diet. For now, consider these new vacation-ready PC outings.


Thursday, July 3, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

TIME TO SAVE UP : I will upgrade to Panther because of the quick user switching functionality alone. Thanks, Microsoft, for the inspiration.


Browser Of The Future
by Richard Tallent
Related? Yes. Conspiracy? No. Just the sound of Necessity mothering multiple inventions.

Microsoft Admits Another Flaw In Passport Identity Service
by Ted Bridis, Associated Press

Microsoft Moves U.S. Jobs To India
by Reuters

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