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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

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Mac Voyeurs In A Windows World
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Microsoft is a hotbed of secret Apple fans. Just ask Lenn Pryor, a Microsoft director who transformed his Sony Vaio into a pseudo-PowerBook.

New Base Station Offers Power Over Ethernet, More
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Although the device comes equipped with an AC connector, it can draw current from an Ethernet switch that supports Power over Ethernet capability.


Apple Breaks Into Storage Area Networks
by Jason Lopez, NewsFactor
Apple's entry into networked storage represents an evolution in its enterprise strategy.

iPod Smart Car On Sale In UK
by Macworld UK
The limited edition Smart fortwo i-move comes with a 20GB iPod.

Europe Demands Open-To-All DRM Tech
by Tony Smith, The Register
The European Commission wants to see legislation to force the rules of the unified internal market on content licensing agencies and copyright holders. The EC's demand should come as music to the ears of Apple, Napster and any other digital download provider currently attemping to license music for sale in multiple EU member states.

Apple Demos New High-Quality Video Codec At NAB
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Apple demonstrated at its booth an advanced HD video codec, dubbed h.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10 by the MPEG LA governing body.

CMRRA Points Finger At Apple Over iTMS Canada Delays
by Kasper jade, AppleInsider
The association said that they are presently in negotiations with Apple to license the iTunes Music Store for activity in Canada, and hope the negotiations lead to an agreement soon, but noted that the timing and manner of the service launch remains entirely in Apple's hands.

Real 10 Export Plug-In, RealProducer Plus 10 Released
by MacMinute
RealNetworks today released a beta version of the new Real 10 Export Plug-in for Mac OS X, which enables video editors to export high-quality RealAudio 10 and RealVideo 10 formats directly from Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Avid Xpress Pro and more.

Apple iTunes Europe Debut 'May Be Delayed'
by Tony Smith, The Register
"This is going to be so important for the future that a few months' dealy is not essential."

Apple Goes After Notebook Sales
by BBC News
Apple is aiming to capitalise on the trend towards portable computing with a series of upgrades to its notebooks.

BBC Integrates Final Cut Pro HD Into Colledia
by MacNN

Apple Furthers Enterprise Plans With SAN
by Ian Betteridge, eWeek

Apple Updates Bluetooth Firmware
by MacMinute
Improvements in the update instllation process, better performance when waking the computer from sleep, and support for additional key commands during startup.

Apple Offers AirPort Management Tools 1.0
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
AirPort Management Utility is aimed at network administrators or enterprise system managers who need to administer large groups of AirPort or AirPort Extreme Base Stations.


Tempting Fate
by Greg Scher, Unofficial Apple Weblog
While Apple hasn't responded (at least publicly) Lindows Inc has really jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Set iSync Free
by Bynk Zone
Thanks to Apple not opening up the iSync and other synchronization APIs, thee's no way to easily and automatically share data between applications.

Apple's Designs Are Fine, But Its Build Quality Is Poor
by Perry Longinotti, The Inqurier
What happens when you are promised BMW quality and are delivered a product that (from a quality perspective) has more in common with Eastern Europe's most utilitarian stamped steel people movers? An eroded fan base.


A Variation On The Type/Creator "Trojan Horse": Special Character That Appears As A Period
by MacFixIt
Another potentially significant flaw in Mac OS X's Finder which allows users to make any malicious application's name appear as a legit file name.


Nicoll Highway in Singapore Collapsed
by Heng-Cheong Leong

If you are in Singapore, I'll advise you to avoid Nicoll Highway, East Coast Parkway, and probably the Raffles City / Bugis area tonight when you are driving home.

Update: Links at SingaporeSurf.

40 iPods In Your Pocket
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Ok, 40 iPods will not fit. But Karl Lagerfeld does have 40 iPods. I'm just wondering why.

And Speaking Of Wondering...
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Anyone want to fork out $200 for a Gucci iPod case?

A Visual Look...
by Heng-Cheong Leong

at all the companies Microsoft have crushed or tried to crush.

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