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Tuesday, December 30, 2003


iPod #1: Apple Continues MP3 Player Dominance In November
by Brad Gibson, Mac Observer
Apple continues to dominate the overall portable MP3 player market in the US with the 10GB iPod the number one selling device.

Dead iBook Owners Take Protest To Macworld Show
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
Faithful Apple users plan to put Quality Control issues center stage at the MacWorld show in San Francisco next week, to highlight a problem that Apple refuses to acknowledge.

by Charles Moore, MacOPINION
While the year of the laptop hasn't passed without some rough patches, it has seen Apple replace its entire portable line with either new or substantially upgraded products, and introduced two additional very cool new ones.

iPod At Center Of Buzz
by San Francisco Chronicle
Rumors predict new affordable player at Macworld.

Mac.Ars Takes On 2003: The Year In Review
by Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica
2003 was a big year for Apple, and arguably its most successful in over a decade on a number of metrics.


Every App Has Its Day
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
There are a few Mac applications that are ready to be reintroduced to the spotlight.


Have Your iSight Tested
by Aoife White,
Apple's iSight video camera is not a new idea but it is a solid piece of tech that does a simple job extremely well.


Tuesday, December 30, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

RUMOR TODAY : More "details" emerges on the new mini-iPods?

HUMAN SPAM-FILTER? : I wonder if there's anyone out there who will hire me as their human spam-filter? I'll just sit on my fat asses in front of the computer the entire day, reading e-mails and clicking on "approve" and "reject" buttons. And I'll promise 100% spam being filtered, and 0% false-positive. I wonder how much I can earn...

EXCUSE ME? : A reader wrote in to the papers to complain of a lack of toilet in a park-connector. National Parks replied today that, there are toilets nearby, but we will not tell you where. :-)


LG 'Will Persist' With Smart Display, Even After Microsoft Drops It
by Guy Kewney,

Writing And End To The Bio Of BIOS
by John G. Spooner, CNET
Intel and Microsoft are gearing up to move toward the first major overhaul of the innermost workings of the personal computer — the boundary where software and hardware meet — during 2004.

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