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Monday, April 5, 2004

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All Shook Up
by Joseph P. Kahn, Boston Globe
Our listening habits are being revolutionized by the iPod shuffle.


Apple Scores Average In Online Customer Survey
by MacMinute

History Is Hot Commodity For Provider Of Downloads
by J.D. Biersdorfer, New York Times
While the country may be divided over the testimony before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, it is less divided when it comes to which testimony to listen to on the iPod.

Henrico Parents Wary Of Proposed Laptop Survey
by David Ress, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Some parents say they have seen low-quality computerized teaching material, breakdowns of the laptops, hacking and looking at Internet pronography.

Freely Copy iTunes Music Store Files
by Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
PlayFair is an open source app that strips Apple's DRM out of iTunes Music Store singles.

French Castle Uses iPods For Audio Tours
by MacNN

NYT: Jobs' Compensation An 'Oddity'
by MacMinute
"To appreciate the quirkiness of Apple requires a breakdown of the components of Mr. Jos' pay."

See Also : Is C.E.O. Pay Up Or Down? Both. by Patrick McGreehan, New York Times

Apple Trademarks "XSAN"
by Mac Rumors

Apple To Open Kansas City Retail Store
by MacNN
Apple is looking for workers for retail positions in the Kansas City area.


Absynth 2
by David Biedny, MacAddict
Having worked with a wide variety of electronic instruments over the last 25 years, we feel it's fair to say that Absynth is a unique beast, and an inspiring source of original, fresh, and funky sounds. It could easily be our desert-island synth and is a clear Editor's Choice.

Business Card Composer 2
by Niko Coucouvanis, MacAddict
Business Card Composer is a fast, easy way for you to look like you know what you're doing — both when you're designing the card and when you're handing out the final product.

iLife '04
by MacAddict
Integration is greatly improved in iLife '04, ut there's still room for growth. Whether you need an excuse to buy a new Mac or have an extra $49 kicking around, get iLife '04.

Indiana Jones And The Emperors Tomb
by John Lee, MacAddict
Whether you're a true Indy fan or just a casual gamer looking for a quality adventure experience, Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tom should satisfy you.

Pyro 1394 WebCam
by Niko Coucouvanis, MacAddict
What we hate about this cam is its lack of stability.

Storyboard Lite 1.1.7
by Rick Sanchez, MacAddict
Storyboard Lite is a strong application and a great way to plan realistic shots, but if you lack a general familiarity with 3D tools, it may be more trouble than it's worth to use.

by Niko Coucovanis, MacAddict
ToySight's control scheme is a radically innovative technology but also a very immature one — slight lag and imprecise targeting make some of the games frustrating for the impatient. But it's one of those toys we'd buy on principle even though the games aren't involving enough to inspire us to play for very long.

You Control
by Cathy Lu, MacAddict
You Control is the kind of software utility that excites us — and believe us, that type of thing doesn't happen often.

The Game Room: To Seek Out New Enemies
by Peter Cohen, Macworld

New FileVault Puts OS X On Lockdown
by David L. Hart, Union-Tribune

Nanosaur 2
by Kirk Hiner, Applelinks
This is a game you'll keep on your computer for a long time to come.

Not An Easy Ride
by Paul Delean, The Gazette
Tax-preparation software doesn't quite live up to its promises when a popular program is taken for a rather bumpy test drive.

iPod Mini's Sound, Ease Of Control Make It Big Improvement Over Original
by Linda Knapp, Seattle Times
iPod mini is a significant improvement over the standard iPod — it's smaller, easier to control, and though it doesn't store thousands of songs, several hundred is enough for me.

Riddle Of The Sphinx II: The Omega Stone
by Kirk Hiner, Applelinks
It's obvious this was made by a group of developers with a love for the subject, and made for a group of gamers with a love for the genre.

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