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Thursday, October 2, 2003

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The Incredible Shrinking Studio
by Mark McClusky, Wired News
Musicians are no longer tied to the studio when they want to make recordings. Now that laptops are so powerful, music can be made anywhere, freeing musicians and changing the music landscape.


Riding The Next Technology Wave
by Dawn Kawamoto, CNET
From where he sits, John Sculley enjoys a panoramic view of the IT landscape.

Art Explosion Greeting Card Factory For Mac Ships
by MacMinute
Built on Nova's Print Explosion engine, Greeting Card Factory for Macintosh allows you to create store-quality greeting cards for every occasion.

NBC's Scrubs Adopts An All Apple Solution
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Late last season the editors decided to give Final Cut Pro a try and are now using all Apple hardware and software for the production of the television show.

The Keys To Success?
by Carolyn Bower, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
At Hixson Middle School in Webster Groves, seventh-graders analyze poetry, research ancient civilizations, do math problems and explain gravity with the help of personal laptop computers.

TIBCO Threatens Developers Over Rendezvous
by MacNN
Australian software developer Andrew Wellington reports that TIBCO has threatened him with legal action over the use of the term "Rendezvous" in marketing for an iChat-compatible plugin.

Parking-Lot Etiquette For The Wireless Keyboard
by Ian Austen, New York Times
Some wireless devices are like rude houseguests, always interfering with other gadgets under the same roof. But Apple's new cordless keyboard and mouse are models of decorum, discreetly taking the measure of their environment and bending over backward not to get in the way.

Apple May Jump On Hot Spot Bandwagon
by Matthew Broersma, ZDNet UK
Apple is looking to jump on the UK's Wi-Fi bandwagon as a way of raising the profile of its wireless networking gear, according to information posted on the company's Web site.

Palm's Debt To Newton
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Palm employs a major cadre of ex-Apple emigres, with company insiders saying the corporate headcount includes "a third" ex-Apple employees. Macworld UK caught up with two of these.

For The Stylish MP3 Player, A Sleek Protective Sleeve
by J.D. Biersdorfer, New York Times
To protect the player's sleek, scratchable exterior and the miniature hard-drive technology inside, Terforma has released a new case called the iSleeve.

Milwaukie Art Program Gains High-Tech Flavor
by Tom Quinn, The Oregonian
"Our kids have that same organic connection to technology — a computer is like a pencil to them. Looking over their shoulders, you can tell these kids are excited, they're engaged."

Into The VoIP: Long-Distrnace Calling Via The Internet Comes To The Mac
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
Imagine dumping your long-distance telephone provider because now your Mac can make all your long-distance calls.


Newtons, Palms, And Pocket PCs: Why Apple Needs A PDA
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac
Apple has the technology to grow beyond their core market of personal computers and their new market in the music realm by introducing a PDA that meets the needs of Macintosh users. Or Apple can leave us where we are, caught between two solutions which don't provide the kind of solutions Mac users expect.


by Robert Paul Leitao and Clayton Spayer, ATPM
Is the iSight the same as being there? Heck no! But for people who would like to communicate in sight and sound across great distances it's an extraordinary product.


Thursday, October 2, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

I'VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME ripping my CDs into iTunes, adding and correcting information for each individual tune, and populating different playlist.

Apple better make it easy for me to export all these MP3s and meta-information onto my Windows machine by end of the year.

(Somehow, I suspect Apple will tell me to buy an iPod instead of listening to tunes at work on my Windows machine, and blame it all on RIAA.)


Internet Explorer Vulnerability Exploited Again
by Gregg Keizer, TechWeb
Vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser have been exploited again, security experts said on Thursday, this time by a Trojan horse that redirected traffic from more than 100 popular Web sites to an IP address designated by the attacker.

Microsoft Gears Up For Small-Business Push
by Ina Fried, CNET

Microsoft Moves Beyond Patches
by Ina Fried and Robert Lemos, CNET
Conceding that its strategy of patching Windows holes as they emerge has not worked, Microsoft plans next week to outline a new security effort focused on what the company calls "securing the perimeter."

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