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Thursday, July 17, 2003

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Few Customers Switching From Windows
by Jon Fortt, San Jose Mercury News
It has been a year, and the masses aren't switching to Macs.

Apple's Manhattan Freak Show
by Michelle Delio, Wired News
Shortly after the close of Gerg Joswiak's insanely tepid opener, Macworld suddenly took on the ambiance of the first day of summer vacation.


Apple To Open Burlingame, CA Store July 26
by MacMinute

6.5m iTunes Songs Sold In 61 Days
by Macworld UK
Though sales have slowed since the service launched, Apple sells an average 100,000 tracks per day. It also sold 304,000 iPods during the quarter, up from 80,000 units in the March quarter.

Indie Auteurs Bond With Software
by Michelle Delio, Wired News
Fans of Final Cut Pro, Apple's popular digital video-editing system, see themselves as more than just filmmakers. They're guerrillas fighting the banality of mainstream Hollywood.

Apple Opens Store On Promenade
by Santa Monica Mirror

Macworld Celebrates Electronic Artistry
by Mike Musgrove, Washington Post
You probably don't come to a computer industry trade show to take in the art, but Baltimore artist Robert McClintock hopes to make devotees at this week's Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo reconsider.

Missing Sync For Pocket PC Now Available
by MacMinute
Pocket PC users can synchronize with iCal, Mac OS X Address Book and AvantGo, as well as transfer music and photos from within iTunes and iPhoto.

Why Macs Are A Bargin
by Garry Barker, Sydney Morning Herald
Whichever guru happens to light up your shrine, it remains a truth that computers keep getting cheaper as they become more powerful.


The Macworld CreativePro Report
by Ted Landau, MacFixIt
For its New York swan song, the Expo is going out more with a whimper than a bang.

Reporter's Notebook: Expo And NY Questions ANswered
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral

Apple's Cheery iTune
by Rick Aristotle Munarriz, Motley Fool
Whether you consider CEO Steve Jobs the devil or a multimedia Midas, he's got Apple moving in the right direction.

Why Switch To Mac?
by Steve Anglin, O'Reilly Network
I can think of the following reasons why few customers are switching from Windows.

Never Thought I'd Be Describing A Macworld As Intimate
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
But this summer it is. And I'm really happy to be here.


Logitech MOMO Racing
by Lucian Fong, Inside Mac Games

A Virtual Face-To-Face Encounter
by David Colker, Los Angeles Times
The audio is even clearer than a telephone's, although there is a sound delay. And while the image is not nearly as good as one on TV, the iChat AV picture is a huge step up fromt he halting, postage stamp-sized images of previous video chat attempts.

More Than Just Talk
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
iChat AV and the iSight aren't exactly groundbreaking technology. But as it did with the iPod, Apple looked at the competition and determined it could do better.

Apple iSight Camera Focuses On Video Conferences
by Associated Press
The iSight camera and iChat AV software point to a silvery future beyond today's bleak reality.


Thursday, July 17, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

RUMOR DU JOUR : The Bluetooth mouse from Apple is coming.

RANT DU JOUR : Somehow, for a reporter/columnist from MacCentral to claim, that Macworld CreativePro New York is not boring, and to sing praises for the expo, I feel that a disclaimer is really needed to state the relationship between the publication and Macworld Expo.


Microsoft Buddies Up With New Office
by David Becker, CNET
Microsoft is getting unexpectedly good feedback from other software companies as it readies the next version of its Office desktop applicaton package.

AOLS Ettlement Dents Microsoft Earnings
by Ina Fried, CNET
Despite beating sales targets, Microsoft reported lower fourt-quarter earnings than expected on THursday, hit by the costs of a legal settlement with AOL Time Warner.

Microsoft Loses Key Patent Ruling
by John Borland, CNET

State Says Microsoft Getting Off Easy
by Declan McCullagh, CNET
The Massachusetts attorney general's office said Wednesday that tougher penalties are necessary to prevent Microsoft from engaging in anticompetitive behavior.

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