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Saturday, November 8, 2003


iTunes Forces Windows Users To Choose
by Liane Cassavoy, PC World
Apple's program renders Musicmatch's Jukebox unusable.

Pittsfield Elementary School Receives iBook
by Capital News 9
A group of Williams Elementary kindergarten students is the first to get its hands on the 12 Apple iBooks, which are part of the new mobile lab.

Roxio CEO Chris Gorog Tells TechNewsWorld 'We Will Take Market Share From Apple'
by Jay Lyman, TechNewsWorld
"We expect to be taking away market share from Apple on a weekly basis."

Microsoft Offers Windows Media Player 9 For OS X
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
"This new version of our player opens the world of Windows Media 9 content to Macintosh users, enabling them to access the best audio and video on the Web."


Tools Will Make Or Break The Platform
by Tom Yager, InfoWorld
Microsoft and Apple reach out for the serious developers they were about to lose.


Reeling In What You Want From The Web
by Glenn Fleishman, Seattle Times
Many news sites have adopted RSS as an alternative or replacement for e-mail lists, or listservs, which are more and more frequently the victim of unintended spam filtering.

Panther Worth The Price For A Mac Upgrade
by Glenn Fleishman, Seattle Times
Panther is worth the upgrade price if you want to increase efficiency and take advantage of an array of new and improved tools, plus its increased speed and stability.

For Mac, PC Users, Wireless Is Way To Go
by Linda Knapp, Seattle Times
Choosing keyboards and mice is a personal thing — what feels comfortable to my fingers may not feel so good to yours. That said, I personally prefer the Microsoft keyboard for its size and spacing of keys and resting area for the heels of my hands. I also prefer the Microsoft mouse, mainly because my fingers want to manage more than one button.

Scripting Mac OS X
by James Reynolds, O'Reilly Network
This tutorial strives to share tips for administrators who are relatively new to the platform (but there are some good tips for veterans too).

Age Of Mythology
by Greg Turner, Inside Mac Games

Panther On Slot-Loading iMacs And A 12" PowerBook
by Adam Robert Guha, Low End Mac
If you like some of the new features and have an extra $129 to spend, it's worth it. If you don't think any of the new features will benefit you, there's no point in spending your money. Go buy some more RAM instead.

Five Reasons Not To Buy An iPod
by Eliot Van Buskirk, CNET
Six-plus hours of battery life is not always enough; Jogging with a hard drive-basd player is not cool; The iPod is expensive; You want to make high-quality digital recordings; You want a choice in online music stores.


Saturday, November 8, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

TALKING TO A REAL PERSON : Nicole Zeitzer cannot find the magic bullet to "bypass Dell, Apple, or IBM's automated voice menus." Can you help?

RUMOR DU JOUR : Napster for Mac?


Can Microsoft Succeed With Tablet PC?
by Paula Rooney, CRN
On the first anniversary of the release of the Windows XP Tablet PC operating system, the question remains whether Microsoft's latest pen computing platform can succeed where others have failed before.

More VUlnerabilities For Internet Explorer
by Gregg Keizer, TechWeb
This time, hackers have posted exploits that can insert malicious code onto systems running Microsoft's Web browser.

Microsoft Has No Plans To Change Tactics To Combat Linux Threat
by Carol Sliwa, Computerworld
It's not changing its plans 'one ounce' because of the Novell move.

Will Microsoft Wallop Friendster?
by Kari L. Dean, Wired News
Rumors about Microsoft's Wallop have been greatly exaggerated, mostly due to the blogging community's inability to penetrate the site's invitation-only front door.

Security Flaws Rankle Microsoft
by Associated Press
For the first time, it seemed, flaws in Microsoft's software were translating into flaws in the company's business model.

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