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Tuesday, May 4, 2004

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Dual Jobs Make Jobs Chron 200's CEO Of Year
by Benny Evangelista and Matthew Yi, San Francisco Chronicle
"What [Steve Jobs] has done is a unique accomplishment. Both companies... weren't just successful. They're helping to reshape some industries."


Jobs To Preview Mac OS X Tiger At WWDC Keynote
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral

Editor's Notes : Looks like APple is keeping up with its once-a-year update cycle for OS X. Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to save up for the fall/winter release.

Apple Airs New iPod TV Ad
by MacMinute
The ad features a young man listening to "Ride" by The Vines on his iPod in New York City, where he walks past a wall of animated iPod posters.

Laptop Prospects Dim After Lawmakers Adjourn Without Action
by David Sharp, Associated Press
THe two leaders of the Maine Legislature's education committee said Monday that the state's laptop program will not be expanded into high schools this fall, but Gov. John Baldacci refused to concede defeat before reviewing his options.

Makro To Sell iPods
by Paul Vecchiatto,
Apple is to start selling its popular iPod music and storage devices through the Makro retail chain this week as the computer manufacturer tests the mass-market waters for its products.

1650 Signatures On Apple Powerbook Petition
by Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
There are currently 1650 signatories to this petition to Apple to do something about the widespread manufacturing defects with its 15" Rev A Aluminium Powerbooks.

See Also : Will Apple Own Up To Manufacturing Problems With 15" Powerbooks? by Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
Now I'm on my third unit, and it's got the same problem.

Mozilla Updates E-Mail Program
by David Becker, CNET

Gov. Benson Talks Stock
by Mary Saliba, Granite State News
The Governor provided each Paul School 7th grader with an iBook in January, and in this short time, principal Matthew Jozokos reports, "Every child has increased grades."

Former Disney Director Says Jobs Could Fix Company
by Mark Calvey, San Francisco Business Times
Dissident Walt Disney shareholder and former director Stanley Gold said Monday that Steve Jobs would be on his short list of people who could fix the troubled company.

Apple's Motion Wins 2004 Editors' Choice Award At NAB
by MacNN
Apple also took home five other awards at NAB 2004.

Free Software Project Undaunted Despite Apple Threats
by John Ribeiro, IDG News Service
The PlayFair free software project is likely to come online again soon, despite efforts by Apple to close it down.

Apple Releases May Security Update
by Jim Darlymple, MacCentral
Components contained in the update include AFP Server, CoreFoundation and IPSec.

Cube Slip Cover
by Leander Kahney, Cult Of Mac

The Coziest Office Yet
by Anita Hamilton, Time
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac is clearly superior to its PC counterpart for most users.


iTunes 4.5 And The iTunes Music Store, One Year Later
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS

iTunes And Lawsuits
by Steven Levy, Newsweek
The labels still don't get it.

Apple Knows UI
by Brian Duff
I keep discovering things in iTunes that convince me of the fact that Apple's engineers know a hell of a lot about usability.


by Erica Marceau, Applelinks
Northland isn't a bad game. If the simulation aspect was toned down a bit and the RPG and real-time strategy aspects were given more attention and importance, I would have a better opinion of Northland.

Unreal Tournament 2004
by Joel Williams, Applelinks
What this lateswt version offers is so much tweaking, refinement, content an player options that it has succeeded in doing a masterful job of taking the game to all-new places while leaving the heart of the Unreal Tournament experience pure and untouched, as it was meant to be.

Ableton Live 3.0.2
by Kent Camical, MacAddict
If you have any interest in adding a Mac to your studio-production or live-performance audio arsenal, you owe it to yourself to try Live 3.

Active Lancer
by Matt Osborne, MacAddict
Active Lancer will appeal to hardcore arcade junkies an newbies alike — it's easy to get the hange of an easy to get caught up in.

Avid Xpress Pro
by Helmut Kobler, MacAddict
It's a rich, powerful editor — and if fitting in with the rest of the Avid world is important to you, it's the best choice.

by Cathy Lu, MacAddict
The EyeHome works, but it's annoying to use. Home entertainment used to be so much easier.

Final Cut Express 2.0.2
by Helmut Kobler, MacAddict
It packs enough powerful, professional eatures for any advanced hobbylist. If you're getting frustrated with iMovie's limits, buy Express.

I80 Color Bubble Jet Printer
by Niko Coucouvanis, MacAddict
This printer's portability and excellent output override our gripes about the small and multicolor ink tanks. The only real issue is price.

iPod Mini
by Cathy Lu, MacAddict

Jedi Knight II: Jedi Academy
by Helmut Kobler, MacAddict
It pulls you into a beautiful 3D world populated by dozens of characters and endless target opportunities. Plus, the replay value is high.

Max/MSP 4.3
by David Biedny, MacAddict
If you are looking for an endless supply of aural dominance and diversion, Max/MSP will become your favorite sleep-deprivation device.

by Niko Coucouvanis, MacAddict
The drive is as fast as many full-size units, looks great in anodized aluminum, and doubles as a hot plate.

Route USA 2004
by Owen W. Linzmayer, MacAddict
If you are willing to navigate around its user interface potholes and performance-sapping speed bumps, Route USA 2004 can eventually get you to your destination — but Mac users deserve a smoother ride.

Vue 4 Professional
by Andrew Tokuda, MacAddict
Vue 4 is an affordable, high-quality, natural-scene creation app that works superbly on its own or as an add-on to other traditional 3D apps.

Word Menu 2.2
by Jenifer Morgan, MacAddict
If you love words and reference tools, you'll enjoy flipping through Word Menu's nicely organized, comprehensive lists of words. However, it doesn't really work as a comprehensive thesaurus or a dictionary.

MediaEdit Pro: Video Editor Is Counterintuitive And Difficult To Use
by Andrew Shalat, Macworld
Sometimes it takes something like MediaEdit Pro to make you realize how good iMovie's simple interface is,or how powerful but easy to use Final Cut Express is.

The iPod Comes Home
by Dean Markadakis, Fast Company
Does the new mini makes your old iPod seem like a clunker? Turn it into your home stereo. Here's what you'll need.

All-In-One Photo Printers: Six-Color Photo Devices Print, Scan, And Copy Their Way Into The Market
by James Galbraith, Macworld
If you're in need of a photo printer that can do much more than print, your choices from this batch of products are clear: The HP makes printing photos about as easy as it can get. But with more accurate colors and an included transparency unit, the Epson takes the prize.

Apple iLife '04
by Peter Wells,
Apple's own media suite, iLife '04, could be all that many users need — and then some more.

iTunes Vs The Listening Room
by Jon Iverson, Stereophile


Rumor Today: Apple May Start Mail Order Operation
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Think Secret: Apple may bring its growing direct sales effort into a new realm by establising a mail order operation.

My first impression when I see this headline: isn't Apple already running a mail order operation in many countries? Then I remember: mail order business means paper catalog. How 80's...


Microsoft Notebook: Making Music Subscriptions Portable
by Todd Bishop, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"The missing piece, the piece that we're delivering with Janus, is the ability to extend that subscription service content onto devices, and for it to still be protected."

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