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Tuesday, December 9, 2003

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A Return To Those Thrilling Days Of Yesteryear...
by Ted Landau, MacFixIt
I have never regretted my decision to go with a Mac back in 1984. Not even for an instant. Thanks for the ride Apple. It's been great. Happy 20th anniversary!

iTunes Music Store Tops 20 Million Song Downloads
by MacMinute
Peter Lowe, Apple's director of marketing for applications and services, said Monday that more than 20 million songs have been purchased and downloaded from the iTunes Music Store since it launched in April.


Shooting The D1X For National Geographic
by Eamon Hickey, Rob Galbraith DPI
Instant review and tethered shooting let McNally execute the big production shots more quickly and efficiently.

LaCie To Ship FireWire 800 PC Card For Laptops
by MacNN
LaCie today announced it will begin shipping in December its a FireWire 800 PCMCIA card, allowing users to add 3 seperate FireWire ports to their Mac or PC laptop: two external FireWire 800 ports and one FireWire 400 port.

SpamSieve 2.1 Adds Apple Mail POP Support
by MacMinute
Version 2.1 includes support for Apple Mail POP accounts.

BBEdit Update Adds 'Refresh BBEdit Preview' Command
by MacMinute
The update adds a new "Refresh BBEdit Preview" command, which can be used to refresh a BBEdit Preview window when files have been changed outside of BBEdit, as in the case of linked images, style sheets, and other external content.

Jupitermedia: iPod, iTunes 'Energized Music Industry'
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral

Now Up-To-Date & Contact Gains Panther Support
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The new version includes performance enhancements and feature updates, and has been thoroughly testing with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther," according to its developers.

Knofabulator 1.5.3 Offers Numerous Fixes, Tweaks
by MacMinute

Euro iTunes Petition Raised
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
UK Mac users are growing restless for the chance to buy music online.

Profiles In Success: Columbia University, College Of Physicians And Surgeons — Bringing Training To Life
by Apple
If someone who's learning to do a procedure has carefully watched a video... the total time needed to train that person could be dramatically reduced — by as much as half. So for us, Final Cut Pro is an incredibly valuable tool."

How Much Is Digital Music Worth?
by John Borland, CNET
As the early buzz over new music services such as Apple Computer's iTunes fades, record labels and technology companies are struggling to turn the services into profitable businesses.

Free Utility Brings Long-Lost AvantGo Back Into The Mac Fold
by Chuck La Tournous, RandomMaccess


Holy Dichotomy! Writer Calls iPod 'World's Most Elegant' Nine Days After Writing Dell DJ 'Surpassed' iPod
by MacDailyNews

The Genius Of The Laptop
by Charles Moore, MacOPINION


by Bill Stiteler, Applelinks
There's not a great variety of play in Jailbreak, but for a nice time-waster that you can pick up and put away with fun characters and solid design, you need look no further.

NASCAR Racing 2003 Season
by Bill Stiteler, Applelinks
For people who are into NASCAR, this is probably a dream come true. But for someone who just wants to drive fast and watch beautiful vistas fly past, or for someone who is looking for a simple game to pick up, play, and put down, NASCAR 2003 will be as exciting as sitting in the sun all day, smelling gas fumes.

iPod Gift Offerings, Part 1
by Dan Frakes, TidBITS
To help you decide on such a gift, the following are some of my favorite iPod-related products.

MacPAD: The Future Of Mac Software Updates
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
You can think of a PAD file as an RSS feed for software updates.

Hands On: Easy Mac Maintenance
by Dan Frakes, Macworld
Get the most from Disk Utility's repair permissions and OS X's Unix maintenance scripts.

For Mac Sysadmins, An Upgrade Checklist
by Ryan Faas, Computerworld
Like many Mac administrators, I'm confronted with a question: How and when should I begin upgrading to Panther?


Tuesday, December 9, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

APPLE'S CHRISTMAS SHOPPING : Rumor indicates that Apple is eyeing Discreet Desktop Video division.

And for your post-Christmas shopping, how about reserving some cash for the true 20th Anniversary Macintosh, to be released at Macworld SF?


Microsoft Clarifies Intentions To Retire JVM-Based Products
by Mary Jo Foley and Darryl K. Taft, Microsoft-Watch and eWeek
The products targeted for phase-out are those that embed Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine technology.

SoBig Blamed For Four-Fold Rise In Spam
by Munir Kotadia, ZDNet UK
The amount of spam email has increased by a factor of four during the past year, according to email-security company MessageLabs — and the SoBig virus is being blamed

Microsoft-Lindows Battle Expands In Europe
by David Becker, CNET
Microsoft has expanded its legal battle with Lindows to Europe, putting pressure on PC makers there and on the company to stop distributing Lindows software.

Microsoft Designs Your Digital World
by Joris Evers, IDG News Service
Smart phones, SPOT watches will offer seamless computing, company says.

Intel Researchers Open 'Learning Library'
by John G. Spooner, CNET
The chipmaker's research arm on Monday said it is offering the Open Source Machine Learning Library, a collection of software that can help computers learn from various experiences. It will offer the library to interested parties for free via the Web.

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