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Wednesday, July 16, 2003

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Apple Beats Expectations On Lower Profit
by Ina Fried, CNET
Buoyed by a rise in sales, Apple on Wednesday reported third-quarter results of $19 million profits, exceeding expectations, although this profit was down from a year ago.

The Common Sense Report: Why Is My Head Shaking?
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
We all make mistakes, but I do think that anyone who claims to be a Mac journalist should make at least some effort to stay well informed and make sure the things they publish pass the common sense test, at the very least.

Apple Offers Premiere Users Incentives To Switch To Final Cut
by MacMinute
Premiere customers have the choice of trading in their disks for a free copy of Final Cut Express, or receive a US$500 rebate towards the purchase of Final Cut Pro 4.

The Good, The Bad, And The Avie
by John Gruber, Daring Fireball
Tevanian's stewardship over Apple's software has been a decidedly mixed bag. Overall, he's done a tremendous job. But where he's gone wrong, he's gone terribly wrong.


Groxis Visualization Software Now Available For OS X
by MacMinute

Print Shop OS X Debuts
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
In addition to Mac OS X support, the new version of The Print Shop for Mac sports enhanced integration with iApps like iPhoto, iCal and iTunes, as well as Address Book.

Apple Soundtrack Goes Solo
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Apple announced Wednesday that Soundtrack, a professional music creation tool originally offered specifically with Final Cut Pro 4, will be available as a standalone product.

Apple Airs New Power Mac G5 Commercial
by MacMinute
"Introducing the Power Mac G5. The world's fastest, most powerful personal computer."

Retail Outlets Help Apple Register Growth
by Patrick Seitz, Investor's Business Daily
On the negative side, the stores have increased the company's fixed operating costs and have caused conflict with its resellers. On the plus side, the stores have raised Apple's profile and helped boost its share of the U.S. consumer PC market.


Is Creative Professional Software On The Macintosh Being Crippled To Maintain Parity With Windows
by Thomas Fitzgerald
Let's just hope developers can see the potential rewards and take advantage of the numerous technologies Apple is laying on the table for them, instead of waiting for Apple to release software and then complain about it afterwards.

The Chili Peppers' Sour Grapes Over iTunes
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek

With Due Respect To David Coursey, The 'Book Is Still The Logical Mac
by Charles Moore, MacOPINION
The laptop is simply a more elegant solution.

Bringing The Apple To The Masses — An Alternative THeory
by Eugenia Loli-Queru,
Apple will have to spin off a new brand.

My First Day At Macworld Creative Pro - News And Rumors
by Divia Melwani,


Unreal Tournament 2003
by Kirk Hiner,

Two Books For Switchers
by Kirk McElhearn, ATPM

Mac Fans Pervert Forbes Tech-CEO Popularity Poll
by Thomas C Greene, The Register
It's hard to decide what's more pathetic: scripting an electronic ballot stuffer for a trivial on-line poll of tech-CEO popularity, or creating a trivial on-line poll that begs to be abused.

In Sync With CVS
by James Duncan Davidson, O'Reilly Network
You can work with your data no matter where you are.

Acrobat 6.0 Professional
by Alistair Dabbs, MacUser UK
This is a must-have upgrade.

by MacSofa
Want to edit video with precision frame by frame controls? Scroll through documents with the slight flick of the wrist? Or zoom around Photoshop images with one hand? I think I have found just the thing for you.

Tip: Cleaning Up The Dock And Starting From Scratch
by MacFixIt
"I acciednetally dragged approximately 300 files to the dock..."


Wednesday, July 16, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

FROM THE FOLKS at CARS... "I'm just not sure my readers are going to believe the Vice President of Software Technology is named Bud Tribble. It just sounds like I made it up and... well... the Times ha shad some problems recently..."


Microsoft Bolsters Web Services Security
by Martin LaMonica, CNET
Microsoft released on Tuesday a toolkit designed to help software programmers tighten security in Web services applications.

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