Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Apple Customer Resells iTunes Song
A customer of Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store said he has successfully resold a he song purchased through the service, ending a weeklong exercise he hoped would highlight the legal and technical nuances of emerging digital music services.
Flash Player 7 Released
Macromedia has released the final version of Flash Player 7, and a selection of demos of its recently-upgraded MX 2004 products.
Apple Targets Euro Media Show
Apple's growing focus on the digital-production market will be the central theme of a company presentation at Europe's biggest broadcast and media event, IBC.
Profiles In Success: University Of Washington: A Video Journey Of Nations
When Scott Macklin left to shoot his documentary video, he had $12 and one credit card in his pocket. In his backpack were a few essentials: a digital camcorder, a Super 8 camera, and his PowerBook G4. During a ferry crossing, the credit card was lost. Eight-foot ocean swells also threatened to capsize the support boat in which Macklin was visiting Native American tribes and their villages. But thanks to Final Cut Pro, he was able to capture a ceremonial journey that few non-Native Americans will ever see. He even came home with his $12.
Schaumburg Schools Buying Thousands Of Laptops For Kids
By fall 2004, each fourth- through sixth-grader in northwest suburban School District 54 will get an Apple iBook to use both in school and at home — about 5,200 computers total. The idea isn't to have the machines replace textbooks, pens and paper, but to use them as research and writing tools that will lead to students performing better on reading and writing exams.
Microsoft Opens Up Video Standard
In an effort to spread the use of its technology, Microsoft Corp. said on Monday it will open the specifications for its video compression technology, which would allow other companies to make products based on its technology.
A Mac-Style Spercomputer
Virginia Tech is tying 1,100 G5s together to achieve top-dollar performance for a relative bargain, a ringing endorsement for Apple's latest machine.
Top Ten Tips For Mac Conference Goers
The following ten tips will help you get the most out of this (or just about any) Mac conference. So right after you book your flight on Southwest or JetBlue, refer to this list for your final preparations.
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JUNK E-MAIL DU JOUR : Keep the rest of your hair for $39.96... otherwise you'll come and rip them out? Thanks. I need a haircut anyway...
Windows Flaws Allow PC Takeover
Microsoft identified three vulnerabilities in Windows on Wednesday that could have a similar effect to that of the dreaded MSBlast worm of August.
Microsoft Updates Works
Microsoft on Tuesday launched a new version of Works Suite, its budget software package for consumers.
New Microsoft Storage OS Gets Backers
Computer maker Hewlett-Packard and software company Veritas on Wednesday will announce products tailored for the new Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 operating system.