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Friday, June 4, 2004


Apple Releases AirPort Extreme Driver 3.4.2
by MacMinute
The update offers enhanced networking reliability during certain memory intensive operations.

Walkman Inventor Mulls iPod Lawsuit
by UPI
The inventor of the Walkman that the Sony marketed to huge success may sue Apple for its iPod digital knock-off.

Making Tracks 1,000 Miles Away
by Crayton Harrison, Dallas Morning News
Using computer, drummer records with distant band.

Apple Store Opening In SR
by Katy Hillenmeyer, Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Apple is opening a brand-name store in Santa Rosa. The small, 1,500-square-foot store, on Santa Rosa Plaza's ground floor, is targeted to open in September.

Oracle, Apple Plug 10g On Mac OS X
by Lisa Vaas, eWeek
Executives at Oracle and Apple are taking to the highway in a series of international road shows to introduce Oracle Database 10g on Mac OS X Server.

Google's Gmail Officially Supports Safari Web Browser
by MacNN
Several readers note that Google's Gmail, the forthcoming email service currently in beta, today added Safari 1.2.1 to its official list of supported browsers.

DragThing 5.2 Adds Better Clipping Support, More
by Brad Cook, MacCentral

iTunes Europe: Apple's Next Digital Music Play?
by Blane Warrene, MacNewsWorld
"The faster they can add new markets, [the faster] they will extend their leadership."


iBook Deployment — Steps 1 And 2 Completed
by Eric Callis,
This year, the technology committee decided that it would be beneficial for the district to issue laptops to teachers.

What The World Needs Now: An Intel-Based, Linux-Powered Mac?
by David Coursey, eWeek
I like the idea of an Intel-based Mac that... would be used as a dual-boot machine for folks like me who'd really rather use a Mac but have Windows apps we just can't do without. I also get really depressed because I know this will never happen.

Microsoft's Sacred Cash Cow
by Paul Thurrott
Two huge problems make this article way less compelling than it could be.

Apple In Academia
by Jack Perry,
Yes, you can really get work done on a Mac, and a growing number of academics is doing just that.


Why Small Is Beautiful
by Garry Barker, Sydney Morning Herald
The new 12-inch PowerBooks have enough improvements — extra hard-drive capacity, faster processors, Airport and Bluetooth as standard and faster DVD burning in the top model, to justify upgrading.

The New 15-In. PowerBook: A Laptop For All?
by Ken Mingis, Computerworld
What's not to love? In this case, not much — although I do have a couple of nits to note.

OmniWeb And Your iPod
by Christopher Breen, Macworld


Beat It!
by Heng-Cheong Leong

What's wrong with the Party Shuffle feature of iTunes? I'm now getting the third Michael Jackson song within five songs.

I've praised the UI of this new iTunes feature, but the engine behind it can definitely use some improvements.

A Little Reminder
by Heng-Cheong Leong

One should always remember that the death of communism does not imply the rise of democracy.


When Two Clicks Equal One Patent
by Joanna Glasner, Wired News
A patent recently obtained by Microsoft for its Palm-sized pC product line is raising concerns among intellectual property experts who say it could be used to demand licensing fees from other mobile-device makers.

Windows XP Bedevils Wi-Fi Users
by Daniel Terdiman, Wired News
Microsoft denies there's a problem, but Wi-Fi users report a maddening occurrence: the sudden, inexplicable loss of their wireless connections, even when XP says everything is hunky-dory.

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