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Thursday, April 1, 2004

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Apple Wins Best Of Show At Bio-IT World
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Apple won the award for its recently announced Apple Workgroup Cluster for Bioinformatics.

The Interface Of The Future
by Francois Joseph de Kermadec, O'Reilly Network
Apple does not believe in wizards: they believe in carefully designed assistants that give you a hand when you request it and introduce the real interface for you so you know what happens and how to change it later if you want.


Happy Birthday, Apple
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Apple is 28 years old today.

See Also : April 1, 1976: Apple Boots Up by Lev Grossman, Time

Costs See Newspapers Shun OS X
by Macworld UK
Many regional newspaper worldwide are still using Mac OS 9 because moving to OS X is too expensive.

Larry Kenyon: Jobs Key To Apple's Future
by Dennis Sellers, MacMinute
"No one's really prioritized getting back to something that's really consumer friendly... Apple's been trying, but it needs to focus on a more radical goal to get there."

PowerBook Battery Tracker
by Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
Track your PowerBook's battery health.

Former Apple Dealers Move Protest To Web
by David Morgenstern, eWeek
A group of angry dealers on Wednesday launched a protest Web site against Apple. The resellers — currently suing Apple in Superior Court — are asking customers to help "uncover any skeletons that Apple is hiding."

Bring Out The GIMP
by Gregory Han, The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Image manipulation workhorse comes at a high entry price for most everyone except professionals, and I often get inquiries about lower cost alternatives.

See Also : Gimp Ready For Mac OS X 10.3 by MacMinute

Apple Extends Free iPod Personalization Promo
by MacMinute

State May Get Apple Vs. Beatles Case
by Bloomberg News
A U.S. judge ruled that a trademark lawsuit brouht by Apple Computer Inc. against Apple Corp. can be heard in California.

Numbers Don't Tell Mac's Story
by Al Fasoldt, Post-Standard
My own rough calculations indicate that 8 percent of the personal computers used today in homes are Apple Macintoshes.

A Wireless Adaptor & Wireless Headset For Your Apple iPod
by Anuradha Krishnamurthy,
Apple iPod users can very soon avail of a bluetooth wireless adaptor and headset for listening to music.


No, OS X Is Like An Outlook Virus For Geeks
by Janne Jalkanen

Is Apple Up Or Down These Days?
by Stephen Van Esch, Low End Mac
Climbing out of a market share hole as deep as Apple's no mean feat and will take years to accomplish.


ProClip In-Car Holder For iPod
by Jeremy Horwitz, iPodlounge
20040401ipodclip We've tested all sorts of in-car mounts for the iPod, and we're oh-so-close to having a favorite.

Ten Programs I Can't Live Without (This Week, Anyway)
by Kevin Schmitt, Creative Mac
The latest list of free/cheap Mac OS X apps that make life a lot easier.

Inspector Gadget: Apple iPod
by Rob Murray, Telegraph
Apple has included some nifty functions and tools that could make work life more pleasurable as well.

Time Incorrectly Set One Hour Ahead #2
by MacFixIt
It now appears that this problem is mostly relegated to Israel.

Where The Pod People Go
by Garry Barker, The Age
If you happen to wreck your iTunes library you cannot restore it from the iPod, at least not oficially. That has not stopped various smart people from stepping in to solve the problems.

iLife '04: How Does It Stack Up?
by Christopher Breen, Adam C. Engst, Jeff Carlson, and Macworld Staff, Macworld
As a package, iLife '04 has a lot going for it. Despite some performance issues and rough edges, the programs it includes complement each other nicely. And for digital-media enthusiasts who want to seamlessly integrate their digital photos, movies, and music, iLife '04 is a tremendous bargain.

Halo: Combat Evolved
by Andy Coyne, Applelinks

April Fool

Apple Loses Plans To Upcoming PowerBook Update
by Pria Ofolls, CNET
Apple says that any improvements to its existing PowerBook product line would be delayed for at least 6 months, if the plans are not found. The engineering plans for its PowerBook line of laptop computers has disappeared.

Mac Virus Attacks Windows PCs
by Macworld UK
Maccy.C tries to disable Windows software on infected computers, replacing it with a version of Mac OS X.

April Fools: April 1, 2004
by Mac Rumors
Be wary of everything you read today...

Apple Logo Found On Mars
by Macworld UK
20040401marsapple Stunned space scientists were reeling last night after stumbling across a startling new formation on the surface of Mars — a crater resembling the Apple logo.

iChat AV 2.2 Public Beta Adds MSN Support
by Jeff Carlson, TidBITS
In addition to providing a handful of bug fixes, the update incorporates support for Microsoft's MSN text messaging network.

CountDown G5 Enables Mac OS 9 Booting For Power Mac G5s
by Geoff Duncan, TidBITS
The French start-up software company Freedom Technologies today announced the immediate availability of CountDown G5, a controversial firmware update which enables users to start up Apple's Power Mac G5 systems using either Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X.

G5 PowerBook Prototype Spotted
by MacSlash
20040401powerbookg5 The prototype shows that Apple is moving away from the metals found in more recent designs, and moving towards a plastic enclosure.

Apple To Unveil Tablet Mac Today
by PC Pro
The display will be mounted on a pivot, that will enable it to swivel through 180 degrees, obscuring the trackpad and keyboard.


Windows XP Security Gets Tighter
by BBC News
Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows XP that is intended to make the operating system more secure.

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