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Wednesday, April 14, 2004

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NSW Traffic Authority Switches To Macs
by Julian Bajkowski, Computerworld Australia
In what may well be Apple's largest coup in the Australian enterprise space, the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority will deploy 1200 Apple G4 iMacs across 140 registry offices.


iPod, iBook Sales Seen Lifting Apple Q2
by Forbes
Morgan Stanley increased estimates for Apple Computer, citing better-than-expected sell-through in the fiscal second quarter of iPods, Panther OS and iBooks.

Symantec Confirms Norton Utilities & SystemWorks' Demise
by Brad Gibson, Mac Observer
The decision to stop selling the two products was simply a "strategic decision" and should not be misconstrued as a sign that Symantec isn't committed to the Mac market.

Apple Shuts Down Manufacturing In Elk Grove
by Sacramento Bee
Officials at Apple said the manufacturing will move to a third-party supplier in Southern California, but declined to provide further details.

See Also : SoCal Move At Core Of Apple Layoffs by KCRA
"Most of the employees came in today, and they just stood around for four hours. And they cut them lose. They just told them their jobs are gone."

Apple May Open Second Stonestown Store
by MacNN
Assistant Store Manager position fro an Apple retail store in the Stonestown mall in San Francisco.

iPod Embodies Move Toward Individualized Products
by Steven neuman, Oregon Daily Emerald
Although there are other MP3 players on the market, the faddy nature of the iPod has spawned an entire aftermarket of products designed to make it run longer, work better and appear slicker.

Panel Wants Laptops For Every Student
by Michael Barber, Bradenton Herald
Florida's public schools need to start equipping students with laptop computers to prepare them for the future, according to an education task force report released Monday in Manatee County.

15GB iPod Offer
by Mac Rumors
Apple is sending out emails to those with iPod Mini pre-orders, offering to provide a 15GB iPod instead of an iPod mini for those interested.

SpamSieve 2.1.3 Adds New Menu Commands, More
by Brad Cook, MacCentral
the new edition features new menu commands for easy installation of plug-ins and AppleScript support files, faster processing of messages, keyboard shortcuts for Apple Mail scripts, added support for Outlook Express 5, and more.


Building Applications With AppleScript And FaceSpan
by Matt Neuburg, O'Reilly Network
How can a user take advantage of AppleScript in order to write a stand-alone application?

The 1GHz Pismo
by Charles Moore, MacOPINION


Rumor Today: iPod Mini Shipments Stop Cold
by Heng-Cheong Leong

AppleInsider: In the two weeks following Apple's announcement that iPod mini worldwide availability had been pushed back to July, neither Apple resellers nor the company's retail stores have received a shipment of iPod minis.

In the article, AppleInsider speculates a new 4th generation iPod could "hit the streets in time for the 1 year anniversary of the iTunes online music store on April 28th."


Microsoft Warns Of A Score Of Security Holes
by Robert Lemos, CENT
Microsoft released on Tuesday fixes that cover at least 20 Windows flaws, several of which could make versions of the operating system vulnerable to new worms or viruses.

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