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Thursday, April 22, 2004

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Apple: Poetry In Motion
by Charlie White, Broadcast Newsroom
Compositing tour-de-force Motion introduced at NAB 2004.


iTunes 'Could Cost $2.49 Per Song'
by Macworld UK
The major labels are looking at increasing the price of iTunes Music Store downloads to as much as $2.49 — with experts predicting the move could kill the service.

Resellers To Picket At Apple Shareholder Meeting
by MacMinute
Elite Computers & Software, MACadam Computers and MacTech Systems will picket at Apple's annual meeting of shareholders tomorrow.

UK Music Leaders Hail iPod, iTunes
by Nick Spence, Macworld UK

New San Jose Apple Store Coming In December
by MacMinute
At Shoppingtown Oakridge Mall on Dec 1.

iTunes Offer Exclusive Disney Soundtrack Catalog
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
iTunes Music Store will be the exclusive digital music catalog of Walt Disney soundtracks through September 30th. Users can access the soundtracks through a new "Disney" genre page.


Price Hike Will Sink iTunes
by Matt Buchanan, Washington Square
The record industry still don't seem to understand that the major reason people flocked to free downloading services is because music simply costs too much.


I Am Synced. The Beauty Of iSync

PC Mission: Big Value, Small Price
by J. D. Biersdoreer, New York Times
The eMac was by far the easiest to set up of all the machines I tried out. Software compatibility is still the Mac's Achilles' heel, however.

When TV Is The Apple Of Your Eye
by Garry Barker, Sydney Morning Herald
More work is needed on the user interface and in the editing facilities in EyeTV, but there are bound to come.

eMac Versus iMac Versus PowerBook
by Rob-ART Morgan, Bare Feats


Rumor Today: Second Store In Japan
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Yet another Apple Store in Japan, this time in Osaka. "The flagship store will be large enough to sport a number of architectural advancements that won't be found in any of the company's U.S. locations."

The Horror Of Blimps
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Or why you should always tell your wife what you are up to.

For The Programmers...
by Heng-Cheong Leong

I've just come across a piece of code with the following comment (paraphase): "This function returns 0 when is true, and 1 when is false. Please be aware when testing as a boolean."



Microsoft Tells Judge About Licensing Changes
by Grant Gross, IDG News Service
Critics question if the court-sanctioned antitrust remedy is working.

Next Microsoft Tablet PC Software Renamed
by Ina Fried, CNET
"We had been referring to it as 2004, but with a mid-year availability date, we determined a 2005 name would suit it better."

Microsoft Holds Out Antitrust Olive Branch
by Ina Fried, CNET
Microsoft has offered to prolong a program that licenses some Windows communications standards to rivals, aiming to address criticism that the program has taken too long to get working.

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