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Are You Ready For A 64-Bit PC?
by Tom Mainelli, PC World
New processors coming soon from Advanced Micro Devices and Apple suggest 64-bit computing will make its way to a desktop near you this year. But what does that really mean for you?

Apple Cube: Alive And Selling
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Though discontinued three years ago, Apple's Power Mac G4 Cube commands a strong — almost fanatical — following. Used Cubes fetch premium prices on eBay, there's a thriving trade in aftermarket upgrades, and dedicated owners are going to extreme lengths to keep their much-loved machines current.


Safari Global Usage Share More Than Doubles Since Feb.
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Apple saw the global usage share of its Safari browser more than double since February.

DRM-Equipped Photoshop Given A Test Run In Australia
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Only the boxed copies of Photoshop and Collections contain DRM, and both the box and registration application inform users that they must activate the software, either over the Internet or over the phone.

Mac Office To Gain Exchange Support
by Nick Ciarelli, Microsoft Watch
A summer release of Office for Mac OS X will add client functions to the suite's e-mail and PIM component as well as performance tweaks and bug fixes.

Apple Cofirms Panther OS Will Be 32-Bit
by Tony Smith, The Register
Certain libraries and other elements have been recoded to allow it to make use of the 64-bit addressing provided by the G5's 64-bit IBM PowerPC 970 processor.

Macromedia Ships Contribute 2
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The new version works natively on Mac OS X and also connects faster and more securely to Web sites.

Out Of The U.S. And Out Of Luck To Download Music Legally
by Bob Tedeschi, New York Times
Online music-selling services have far fewer restrictions than the industry's early offerings, but they do not necessarily travel well.

School Laptop Plan In Works
by Amy F. Bailey, Associated Press
Plans to give all Michigan sixth-graders wireless laptops or handheld computers by early next year is great in concept, but Saginaw County educators say they have plenty of unanswered questions.


Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
by Robert Capps, MacAddict
This game will wreak havoc on your social life and job productivity. Try to take a break from Pro Skater and you'll inevitably find yourself magnetically drawn back to your computer for one more attempt at landing that last trick or finishing that next goal.


Monday, July 28, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

SUGGESTION FOR THE LONGHORN TEAM, from Sean Campbell and Scott Swigart, on how not to build your GUI.


Redefining Microsoft
by Frank Catalano, Seattle Weekly
Microsoft has trouble whenever it tries to grow outside of this core competency. The failures are "disappeared" from Microsoft's official history with an efficiency that George Orwell would have admired.

Microsoft Plays Hiring Hardball
by Darryl K. Taft, eWeek
Like baseball's New York Yankees, Microsoft Corp. has been paying top dollar for top talent in an effort to dominate the new playing fields of XML and Web services.

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