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Friday, May 14, 2004


Apple Moves Up Electronic Retailer Top 100: 23rd Overall
by Brad Gibson, Mac Observer
Apple moved up 11 rankings in large part because of its estimated sales jump from US$383 million in 2002 to $747 million in 2003, or an increase of 94.8%.

oPod An Upcoming Water Resistant Case For iPod
by MacMinute

Apple Wants To Leverage Online Music
by Frank Bamako, CBS MarketWatch


Microsoft's Mac Group Blogs Its Way Out Of Obscurity
by Robert Scoble
Everyone who works at Microsoft should thank the Macintosh and the hardy rebels who work on the Mac platform inside Microsoft.

Life In Whoville
by Rick Schaut
I can tell you what it's like to work in Microsoft's Mac BU.

Chat With Random Apple Store Customers
by Sean Bonner, Unofficial Apple Weblog
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to go to your local Apple Store and write down the screen names of the demo computers. Please note if they have iSights connected.

Apple's GUI Patent Strategy Is Transparent
by John Kheit, Mac Observer
Apple seems to be righting its previous errors by stockpiling user interface patents for an impending war.

Pixar's Plan Closes Doors To Community
by John King, San Francisco Chronicle
Is Jobs man enough to realize that with a little ingenuity he can make his Pixar corporate home in Emeryville a whole lot better?


A USB Audio Interface With A Secret Life
by Gary Krakow, MSNBC
Amazing PowerWave doubles as hi-fi component.

Taking Your iPod Beyond Music
by Matthew David, New Riders
If you're fortunate enough to be using an iPod with a Macintosh, you can easily program your iPod. The iPod itself can be scripted with AppleScript.


Steal Me
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Or, how to get free songs from iTMS without buying or downloading the free offerings.

The secret: a bug by Apple, and tunes that are under 30 seconds.

Update: In an earlier version of this post, I failed to link to the original article. Sorry. Also, I've found out, even though the method "worked", you'd still need to be connected to the iTMS in order to play the tunes. So, I guess this is not a bug afterall.

Steal Me Too
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Seems like Longhorn has plenty of eye-candies too. Take a look at the all new Alt-Tab feature; I wonder if iTunes for Windows will choke on this.

More Exclusive Stuff
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Mean Girls mood music released solely for iTunes.

How To Tell If A Photo Is A Fake
by Heng-Cheong Leong

If you ask me, I'd guess that this photo is a fake. Clues? The position of the mouse, and the position of the right hand.

Rumors Today: iPod G4
by Heng-Cheong Leong

AppleInsider: A 4th generation prototype sports... a greatly advanced dock connector. "When a user connects one end of the video-cable into the iPod's new dock connector and the other end into the TV, it will switch the iPod into video mode."


Microsoft Share Windows Tools Via Open Source
by Ina Fried, CNET
Microsoft posted to SourceForge its Windows Template Library, a series of code snippets designed to make it easier for developers to create graphic interfaces for Windows programs.

Longhorn Goes To Pieces
by Mike Ricciuti and Martin LaMonica, CNET
The shifting delivery schedules for Longhorn are further indication that Microsoft's goals for the operating system may have outstripped the company's ability to build and deliver the software. And other Longhorn changes are under way.

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