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Tuesday, July 8, 2003

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Apple Names Tevanian Chief Software Technology Officer
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Apple on Tuesday announced the promotion of Avadis "Avie" Tevanian Jr., PhD, to the position of chief software officer. Tevanian will now focus on setting company-wide software technology directions, according to Apple.


QTVR Brings Aviation History To Life
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Dennis Biela of LightSpeed Media and David Palermo of WorldVR have teamed up to record 200 aircraft and 128 space artifacts using high resolution digital photography and QuickTime VR.

Ambrosia Releases Free WireTap Audio Utility
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
WireTap enables users to record any audio playing on the Mac — whether it's an audio stream from an Internet radio station, sound from DVD Player, game audio, iChat AV conversations, or more.

Laptop Computers For Students
by Lawrence Keech, Washington Daily News
"We could be on the cuting edge of technology... We could provide that to the students and get them the access."

G5 To Make First Public Appearance At Macworld CreativePro
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral

Apple 'Locks Out' Software Vendors
by May Wong, Associated Press
Intentionally or not, "Apple is pursuing a strategy that locks out their third-party software vendors."

Watson Homes In On Panther
by Macworld UK
The new version adds compatibility with the upcoming OS X 10.3 release, and includes several enhancements and bug fixes.

Reader Follows Up On Scotia Bank Issue
by MacNN
"Safari browser was removed from web services due to security reasons."

Apple To Open Store In Santa Monica On Friday
by MacNN


Will Apple's iApp Movement Hurt Users?
by Mac Net Journal

Will Apple Do TV?
by Michael Rogers, Newsweek
I suspect [Steve Jobs'] probably not a big television fan. And of course one of the wonderful and dangerous things about Apple is that Steve's personal ikes and dislikes tend strongly to color their products.

Test Leaves Sour Taste
by John Taschek, eWeek
Apple is wrong to obscure a good story with a benchmark test that at best will be irrelevant three months from now.


Hooked By The iBook
by Jeff Campbell, Low End Mac

Apple Puts The Eye In IM
by Peter Lewis, Fortune
Crossing video with AOL Instant Messenger is a winner. Better start wearing clothes when working from home.

Apple's Mac Gets Addictive Over Time
by Mark Kellner, Washington Times
During the past several weeks, I have discovered even more reasons for keeping a Mac as my primary computer.

Macally IceKey Slim USB Keyboard
by Charles W. Moore, Low End Mac
If you like short-travel and (relatively) light touch keyboard action, you will probably be pleased with the feel of this 'board.


Tuesday, July 8, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

WHY TABBED BROWSING? : My guess is that windows management still sucks on Windows and Macintosh.


Microsoft To Give Its Employees Stock Instead Of Options
by John Markoff and David Leonhardt, New York Times
The announcement is the clearest sign yet that stock options have lost some of the cachet they held just a few years ago and are now seen among many people as a prime example of 1990's excess in corporate America.

Unix: Far From Legacy, But Far More Challenged
by Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld
With Windows and Linux becoming increasingly attractive options in the data center, IT managers have good reason to reassess their Unix strategies.

Microsot Antitrust Case Takes Linux Twist
by Declan McCullagh, CNET
The Massachusetts attorney general's office is investigating whether Microsoft tried to squash Linux in violation of the consent decree settling the company's landmark antitrust case.

Microsoft May Raise Dividend Again
by Matt Hines, CNET
Shares in Microsoft rallied Monday, fueled by speculation that the software giant is mulling whether to raise its dividend again.

Massachusetts Probing Microsoft Settlement Gripes
by Reuters

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