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Friday, October 24, 2003

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What's New In Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
by Mark Pilgrim
Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) is out. I took a few screenshots and wrote up a few thoughts. OK, I took 100 screenshots and wrote 11 pages.

Apple Panther Aims At Enterprise Compatibility
by Daniel Drew Turner, eWeek
Although many of these additions are aimed at the end user, a large number of changes in both client and server versions are targeted at enterprise customers, said Brian Croll, a senior director of product marketing for software at Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple.

A Developer's Look At Panther
by Peter Coffee, eWeek
What we've seen already is a developer's suite that holds its own, running in a dazzling environment that we suspect will soon feel like second nature.

Apple Cracks Open The iPod, Slightly
by Ina Fried, CNET
While stopping short of opening up the iPod's operating system or freely offering a developer's kit, the Mac maker has quietly been working with a number of other companies to boost the number of add-ons that attach to the iconic white player.


Apple Releases QuickTime Streaming Server 5
by MacNN

PTO Gives $32,200 For Wallace Computer Lab
by Sara Sleyster, Des Monies Register
When state budget cuts meant the Johnston school district would have to delay plans for a portable computer lab, the Wallace Elementary School PTO donated $32,200 to outfit the lab.

Upgrading To 'Panther' Book Available Tonight
by MacMinute
TidBITS Electronic Publishing has announced "Take Control of Upgrading to Panther," an electronic book written by long-time Macintosh expert Joe Kissell.

Apple To Unleash Panther: New OS To Go On Sale Tonight; Fourth Upgrade In 2 Years
by Benny Evangelista, San Francisco Chronicle
Apple has not specified how many customers have converted to Jaguar in the past year, but analyst Roger Kay of the research firm IDC said the newest release raises a question as to whether the company is asking too much of its small but loyal base of customers to buy four upgrades in three years.

Apple Releases iSync 1.3
by MacMinute
According to Apple, iSync now offers "calendar, contact, and to-do synchronization for the Sony Ericsson P900 and P800, as well as the Nokia 3650, 7650, and N-Gage smart phones."

Xcode: The Future Of Mac Development Tools
by Jim Darlymple, MacCentral
"The key motivation behind the development of Xcode is really developer productivity."

Apple Releases QuickTime For Java V6.4
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
QuickTime for Java update includes support for using QuickTime 6.4 with either Java 1.4.1 or Java 1.3.1.

Nisus Writer Express 1.0.3 Supports Panther
by MacNN

Mac OS On Intel 'Possible' — Intel Chief
by Macworld UK
"You'll have to talk to Steve about that."

The Apple Supercomputer
Apple is not the company you normally think of when you hear the word "supercomputer", but nevertheless it can now count itself among the ranks of the supercomputing elite.

Apple Exec On International Retail
by Macworld UK
Apple is preparing to open its first international retail stores outside the US in Tokyo's trendy Ginza shopping district.

'Big Mac' Supercomputer One Of World's Fastest
by Matthew Broersma, CNET
A supercomputer built by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University from 1,100 dual-processor Macintosh G5 PCs looks likely to rank with the five fastest machines in the world, despite costing a relative pittance.

Apple Releases Keynote Update
by MacMinute
The new update improves stability and includes several user experience enhancements including a preference to control cube and flip transition clipping individually, according to Apple.

Apple To Hold Annual Analyst Meeting Nov 5
by MacMinute

ShoHo Apple Store Wins Architectu
by MacMinute
The Apple Store in New York City's trendy SoHo district was among this year's winners of the annual BusinessWeek/Architectural Record Awards.

MacReporter Gets Major Overhaul
by MacCentral
Compatible with but not limited to RSS feeds, MacReporter keeps track of what's changed on the Web sites you read using a dock-based menu interface.

iPod, iTunes Heavily Promoted On Stern, Cane Shows
by MacMinute

Interview With Mike Bombich, Author Of Carbon Copy Cloner
by Accelerate Your Mac

More Thoughts On Apple's New Operating System
by David Pogue, New York Times
No trees were harmed in the sending of this column, so I thought I'd elaborate on a few additional interesting features.

Apple Readying 'iTunes Producer' For Record Labels
by MacMinute
Apple is in the process of launching new applications and marketing tools for its iTunes Music Store that aim to make it easier for record labels and artists to sell and promote music on the service.


The Panther Report: What Do Third Parties Have To Fear?
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
If I were a software developer, I'd consider very carefully what sort of products to create.

Apple's Panther OS: Is This The One?
by Rob Enderie, eWeek
Panther is an incredible product whose fate is balanced between the compelling advantages and crippling disadvantages of its corporate parent, itself caught between the computer world of the '70s and the future of appliance PCs.


IcWord 3.0
by Charles W. Moore, Applelinks

Panther: I've Got Mine
by Mike Wendland
Look what I have! It's a review copy and it came early this morning.

Apple Rocks On With iTunes For Windows
by Mike Langberg, San Jose Mercury News
If you're interested in exploring the new world of legal online music, you couldn't find a better place to start.


Friday, October 24, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

APPLE SOHO ADVERTISEMENTS in New York City is simple yet delightful.

HOW TO HATE MICROSOFT : "If you want us to improve," says The Scobleizer, "now we're getting some place."

RUMORS DU JOUR : 10 percent discount during "Night of Panther" party.

Reorganization and layooffs at Apple's education division.


The Case Of The Trojan Wookiee
by Munir Kotadia, ZDNet UK
The complex nature of trials involving Trojan horses and flaws in Windows not only puts juries to sleep, it also potentially opens the door to some wacky defense arguments.

Son Of MSBlast On The Way?
by Robert Lemos, CNET
A program that exploits a software vulnerability Microsoft recently described could spell trouble for companies that haven't quickly patched their system, security experts said this week.

Security Woes Hit Microsoft Balance Sheet
by Ina Fried, CNET
The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant said late Thursday that companies were reluctant to sign new long-term contracts in the most recent quarter amid concern over the MSBlast worm and other security issues. The result was a sharp drop in unearned revenue—that is, money taken in by Microsoft for software deals that span future quarters.

Acer: Tablet PC Fees Hard To Swallow
by CNET Asia
Acer President Wang Chen-tang said Microsoft is charging too much for its Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system, which has resulted in disappointing tablet PC sales.

PC Sales Bolster Microsoft Profits
by Ina Fried, CNET
Amid stronger-than-expected consumer PC sales, Microsoft on Thursday reported earnings that narrowly topped expectations. Its sales rose 6 percent from a year ago.

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