Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Apple Wants To Open Song Vaults
To maintain its lead, Apple is on a hunt to find exclusive music, everything from out-of-print singles in music company vaults to songs that have never been pressed onto a CD and even recordings form the estates of deceased artists.
Apple iPod Mini Reflects Personality
Some pooh-poohed the assorted colors of Apple's iPod mini as frivolous, but the digital music players are a smash hit and have become fashion accessories in and of themselves.
Mac Security Alert
A UK government organization responsible for gathering information on IT security incidents has issued two security advisories regarding recently identified vulnerabilities in Mac OS X.
iPod All The Rage In High Fashion
Forget the $200 iPod bag from Gucci; it's for cheapskates. The ultimate iPod accessory is Fendi's Juke Box, a $1,500 carrying case for transporting multiple iPods. That's right: multiple iPods.
Apple Wins iTunes Interface Patent
Apple has won a patent for the interface of its iTunes music software, underscoring the growing importance of the multimedia business for the company.
Microsoft: Virtual PC 7 Delayed Until "Second Half Of 2004"
Due to longer-than-expected development and testing.
UK Buyers Find Their Own Channels To Get iPod Minis
Dozens of sellers in the U.S. are offering the diminutive devices for sale on the British eBay online auction site at a big markup on the $249 list price.
Two clicks from iTunes' built-in help fixed the problem in no time flat, along as a well-deserved boost of self-confidence that's she's in control of the computer, not the other way around.
FileMaker Pro 7 Is The Darling Of Databases
We love it.
Never Use iPhoto's "Erase After Transfer" Option
Pretend it isn't even there. Verify that your photos came in correctly, then use your camera's menus to erase the card.
Alan Kay once famously called the Mac "the first PC good enough to criticize." That's how I feel about iTunes and the iTunes Music Store.
Analysts: Tablet PC Could Quietly Vanish
The "slate" version of the Tablet PC platform that Microsoft and its partners pioneered is being increasingly marginalized, a victim of a desire to bring "electronic ink" technologies into notebook PCs, analysts and vendors said.
Microsoft Corrects: No XP SP2 For Pirated Copies
Despite reports indicating that Microsoft was planning to allow users with pirated copies of Windowx XP to install Service Pack 2, the company has confirmed that this will not be the case.
April Shower Of Microsoft Vulnerabilities Ends In May
One month after it disclosed dozens of software vulnerabilities, then watched as malicious code and a new family of worms appeared to exploit these holes, Microsoft decided to take it easy in May, publishing just one bulletin Tuesday covering a single noncritical vulnerability in some versions of Windows.