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Monday, September 8, 2003

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Apple Announces New, Faster iMacs
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Apple on Monday announced new, faster iMac desktop computers with PowerPC G4 processors running up to 1.25 GHz, faster 333 MHz DDR memory, faster NVIDIA graphics and the move to the faster USB 2.0 standard.

Apple Offers New 20, 40GB iPods, Sells 10 Millionth Song
by Peter Cohen and Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Apple on Monday updated its iPod product line to include new 20GB and 40GB models — the high-end model can now hold up to 10,000 songs. Apple also offered an update on the success of its iTunes Music Store.


Apple Releases New Java Update
by MacMinute

Apple's New San Francisco Store Starts To Shape Up
by The Inquirer

Seybold Scales Way, Way Back
by Elisa Batista, Wired News
In addition to a smaller home — the west wing of the Moscone Center — and a shorter list of exhibiting companies, the premier publishing trade show will have some conspicuous absences this week, including digital-publishing bigwig Apple Computer.

Woz OK's Apple I Resurrection
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak has given his blessing to the production of a replica of the Apple I — the legendary machine that launched Apple.


Warror Kings
by Michael Yanovich, Inside Mac Games
In short, this game is a lot of fun but is in need some serious tweaking.

Europa Universalis II
by Bill Stiteler,
For hard-core wargamers, however, this may be just what the doctor ordered. The game presents the abstractions of Old World exploration, conquest and government in surprising depth. It just never made me care.

Norton SystemWorks 3
by Gary Coyne and Kirk Hiner,
Whether you elect to get Norton or one of the other repair programs (or more than one), do get at least one. Preventive maintenance is as important as the data on your computer.

Tom Bihn PowerBook Cases
by Macs Only!
We found little that we would change (improve) because almost everything had already been thought of and built in.

The Complete Toast Titanium 6 Review
by IT Enquirer
Toast still is the only CD-burning software that recognizes most of the burners out there, and for all these reasons, it deserves the highest marks.


Monday, September 8, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

DESTROYING AN iMAC... doesn't your heart ache at this video? :-)

POSITIVE FOR SARS... for the time being. Further tests are being conducted, but this may well be the return of SARS in Singapore.


Will The Penguin Conquer Asia?
by Bruce Einhorn, BusinessWeek
Japan, China, and South Kore are planning a joint effort to develop Linux as an alternative to Microsoft's pricey Windows.

Security Firm: IE Patch Does Not Work
by Patrick Gray, CNET
A patch released by Microsoft to fix a critical security vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser does not work, according to security experts.

Microsoft Opens Up New Office Site
by David Becker, CNET
Microsoft has revamped the online resource site for its Office software line, bringing together help resources, software add-ons and other content.

Intel Unveils Budget Itaniums
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Intel will release a pair of Itanium 2 processors optimized for rack-mounted servers and clusters on Monday as it attempts to expand the chip family's reach.

Linux Demand In Thailand 'Artificial'
by Danny Lim, Asia Computer Weekly
Microsoft Windows' market share in Thailand has sunk to an all-time low. Linux, on the other hand, has risen on the crest of a popularity wave. But before you think the underdog is finally having its day, hear what Gartner has to say.

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