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Saturday, May 22, 2004

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Apple Issues Mac OS X Security Patch
by Ina Fried, CNET
Apple on Friday issued an update to Mac OS X to address flaws that security firms said could allow malicious code to be run on a Macintosh. The update fixes a pair of flaws that could be used to create a virrus that spreads through a Web link sent via e-mail messages.


Apple's Whole-Earth iPod Movement
by Blane Warrene, MacNewsWorld
While the new iPod division may simplify the supply chain, the bottom line still comes down to hardware availability.

The Name's Mac; PowerMac
by Leander Kahney, Cult Of Mac
Having covered Apple for nearly a decade, this is the first example I've encountered (if it's true) of someone naming a child after Apple, and I've looked pretty hard.

Don Flood: An Eye For Fashion
by Barbara Gibson, Apple
"I find a lot of satisfaction at the end of the day seeing what we did. There's no wait-and-see anymore. I love the confidence of knowing I've got the shot."

Artist/Writer Jim Keefe
by Kirk Hiner, Applelinks

Apple Spins iPod Into Separate Unit
by Erika Morphy, NewsFactor
It is clear that Apple's realignment involves more than iPod — especially given the company's reputationo f being a quick-change artist.

The Wired 40: Apple Computer 'The New Face Of Consumer Electronics' Rockets From Nowhere To Number 3
by MacDailyNews

Xserve RAID Is "iPod For The Enterprise" — Apple
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Apple is extending its bid to gain business in the enterprise market with a joint global tour with enterprise software vendor, Oracle.


Downloadable Songs Carry Old Tunes , Memories Forward
by James Gorman, New York Times News Service

Could You Live With The End Of The Mac?
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
Several years ago, before he returned triumphantly to as CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs said Apple should, in effect, market the hell out of the Mac and then move on to the next great thing.

Divide And Conquer: Why Apple Has An iPod Division
by Robert X. Cringely, PBS
This all makes sense on the surface, but then I recalled something I was told more than 20 years ago by a much younger Steve Jobs. Back then Apple had three divisions — Apple II, Lisa, and Macintosh. Why have separate divisions? "Because it's easier to shut one down," said Steve.

The Anti-Scoble
by Joe Mullins, TechGoesBoom
If you have ever worked for Apple you know the cardinal rule: thou shalt not leak". Unfortunately, this seems to take on the form of "Thou shalt not tell anyone anything about what you do at Apple if you want to keep your job".


The Visible SAN From Apple
by Tom Yager, InfoWorld
Xsan's $999 per server SAN file system looks good on paper.

Retooling Boosts Mac Office Value
by James Coates, Chicago Tribune
The new edition of the Mac version of Microsoft Office reinforces the belief among Mac users that there is no need to join the world of PCs to survive in the workplace.

Suite Relief: Office 2004 For Mac Is Welcome Mix Of Fixes, Features
by Glenn Flesihman, Seattle Times
Microsoft has a history of adding features instead of fixing problems. This release is genuinely the first I've seen in which the company foxused on both fronts.

This Bridge Nicely Moves Music Where You Want It
by Craig Crossman, Baltimore Sun

Should Aging iMac Be Upgraded Or Replaced?
by Bob LeVitus, Houston Chronicle
Adding RAM or an external hard disk to most Macs is a piece of cake. For less than $250 my friends now have a smooth-running iMac that will serve them for many years to come.

Star Trek Elite Force II
by Pat Miller, Applelinks

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