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Monday, July 21, 2003

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Euro iPhoto Print Ordering Cheer
by Johnny Evans, Macworld UK
Kodak is preparing to launch its online photo-development service Ofoto in the UK and Europe, indicating that iPhoto's print-ordering feature may finally be made available to non-US users.


Michael Jackson Says 'Beat It' To House Copyright Legislation; Calls Apple's iTunes Music Store Better 'Solution'
by MacDailyNews

Apple Lowers Prices On Some Edu. Store Items
by MacNN

Apple, Google Win Top Awards At AO Innovation Summit
by MacMinute
Apple won the Top Innovation Award for its iTunes Music Store at AlwaysOn 2003: The Innovation Summit.

REALbasic Update To Support Linux
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
REAL Software Inc. has announced plans to support Linux with its release of REALbasic 5.5, the forthcoming upgrade to its development environment that's already available for Mac and Windows.

Quark Offers Look At Mac OS X Future
by Nick Ciarelli, Microsoft Watch
In its first major appearance since the debut of a Mac OS X-native version of QuarkXPress, the DTP powerhouse said it's "dedicated to Apple" despite its development Windows efforts.

Omni Sees Macintosh Future In Microsoft's Back Yard
by Seattle Times
"This is the beginning of what I see as the golden age of software."


Is The Future Of The Mac Web In Jeopardy?
by TheMacMind
I don't want to see any of the Mac web go away but it is destined to happen. We're all supporting a niche platform, but now advertising revenue isn't covering all the costs.

Can An MP3 Glutton Savor A Tune?
by Rogier Van Bakel, New York Times
With so much worthwhile music pouring into my computer and from there into my iPod, none of it seems quite as long-lasting or momentous as the old tunes.

Why I Want A Pentium Mac
by David Coursey, ZDNet
This Windows option would appeal to people who play games and others who are concerned that som epiece of software they need won't be available on Mac.


Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne
by Shawn McGaff, MacTeens
The single player can be a bit lacking and difficult, but most people will want to buy this for the great multiplayer action.

by Dan Shafer, itopik
I love NNW. It is one of the five most useful applications in my online life and ranks right up there with the Web browser in utility and value.


Monday, July 21, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

JUST A NOTE to let you know that I'll be modifying the scripts that I employ behind the scene in the updating of MyAppleMenu web site. Currently, it's more of a cleaning-up plus rationlisation effort (there are many 'features' embedded inside that I've abandoned over the years).

So, if something doesn't quite work right, please do drop me a mail.

As this is not my day job, do expect this to go on for quite a few weeks. Sorry about that.


DHS Had Little Choice But To Sign Microsoft Deal, Despite Security Flaws
by Dan Verton, Computerworld
"The real alternative was to go open-source. But for 22 agencies, an overwhelming majority of which use nothing but Microsoft operating system, to convert to another platform in an efficient and cost-effective manner would have been hard to accomplish."

Intel Turns 35: Now What?
by David L. Margulius, InfoWorld
Faced with softening demand for faster microprocessors, the company is revising its playbook.

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