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Thursday, May 20, 2004

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Apple Creates Division For iPod
by Ina Fried, CNET
Apple late Wednesday confirmed that it is splitting its product development into two division — one focused on the Mac and the other ofcused on iPod digital music player.

Apple Creates New iPod Division, Shuffles Execs
by Reuters
Jon Rubinstein, who has led the hardware engineering efforts will run the new division, an Apple spokesman said.


New Mac-Hack Whack
by Macworld UK
Unsanity has released Paranoid Android to protect Mac users from a security vulnerability in OS X.

Mac Hole Has Users, Hackers Abuzz
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Malicious script kiddies are reportedly rushing to exploit the first serious security hole discovered in Apple's Mac OS X.

OS X Security Flaw Plagues Web Browsers
by Blane Warrene, MacNewsWorld
In an exclusive interview, "lixlpixel," the person who discovered the flaw said that after waiting on Apple's reply, he finally posted the advisory to a Swiss Macintosh Web site. "This is how Secunia picked up on the vulnerability," lixlpixel said.

Apple Leaves Greens Seeing Red
by Macworld UK
Apple has been critcised for its recyling and green practices by an environmental group.

FileMaker Lands Award
by Macworld UK
FileMaker Pro 6 has landed the Codie Award for best database software from the Software and Information Industry Association.

Apple Video Tools Pack Production Show
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Apple technology is fully evident at London's Production Show this year.

Apple Store London: A View From Above
by AppleInsider

More CD Buyers Try Out Digital Song Stores
by Dawn Kawamoto, CNET
Digital song stores and subscription sites appear to attract music lovers who buy more CDs than the average consumer, according to a survey The NPD Group released Wednesday.

Apple Redesigns .Mac With Persistent Navigation Links, New Features
by MacDailyNews

Playlistism Evolves
by Leander Kahney, Cult Of Mac
iTunes Playlistism — mocking people's taste in music as revealed by their shared iTunes music library — is rife on college campuses.


Just Let PlayFair Die Already, OK?
by Wincent Colaiuta
By breaking the DRM you're only jeopardizing the future of the iTunes Music Store.

Anatomy Of A Software Bug
by Rick Schaut

There's More For Mac Users In Superstore Aisles Than Many Realize
by Alan Zisman, Low End Mac
Despite the game gap, there's more than enough stuff in the typical electronics or computer superstore to keep a Mac user in gear, even if the store's staff may be the last to realize it.


Mac Office: Windows All Over
by David Pogue, New York Times
After years of seeing its own good ideas adopted by the Office for Windows team, Microsoft's Mac designers apparently decided that two could play that game.

With A Digital Slide Show, You May Upstage The Bride
by Larry Magid, New York Times
Most of those old Kodak Carousels are long gone, but anyone with a PC or a Mac already has at least a piece of the modern-day equivalent.

Entourage 2004 Follow-Up
by Macworld
I heard from Microsoft that most mail rules should without a problem.

Fragmentation In HFS Plus Volumes
by Amit Singh
Defragmentation on HFS+ volumes should not be necessary at all, or owthwhile, in most cases, because the system seems to do a very good job of avoiding/countering fragmentation.

eMacs, 12" 'Books, And The Mac Legacy
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac
In terms of value and that "just right" all-in-one integration that Apple began to perfect with the original Macintosh, it's hard not to find the eMac and 12" 'Books excellent values.

Apple iPod 15 GB
by Ameya Dalvi,
This is undoubtedly expensive and not something everyone can afford. But its cool looks, sound quality and the extreme flaunt value make it a fair buy.


Yes, It Is Indeed Good News
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Apple's divided its product development into two separate division: Macintosh, and iPod. This is good news indeed. Long time Apple users should be aware of the following companies / divisions / products: FileMaker, separated from Macintosh, survived. Claris, folded into Apple, dead. :-)

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