Friday, June 18, 2004
The Guardian Profile: Steve Jobs
The co-founder of Apple is in the UK this week to launch a product he says will "bring the music revolution" to our shores. But such confidence has its flipside, and colleagues warn that the patience of Jobs is not legendary.
The Music Man
Apple CEO Steve Jobs talks about the success of iTunes, Mac's future, movie piracy.
Pleasanton Lets Its Kids Keep Laptops
The school board here voted Tuesday to keep a pioneering high school program that equips every student and teacher with a wireless laptop computer.
The Meaning Of iPod
How Apple's iPod music-player and its imitators are changing the way music is consumed.
QuarkXPress 6.2 'This Summer'
The release will fix known bugs that exist in XPress 6.1. Existing customers will be able to download the update, as well as free software packages Quark Vista and QuakXClusive.
AirPorts Express And Extreme: Who Should Use Which?
Half Of Potential Mac Customers Choose Apple
"You get some conversions away from Apple because there are folks who really want — or at least are interested in — Macs but end up going with the lowest price."
In Penn State's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, graduate students prepare for careers in academic research and information services by learning every computing platform: Linux, UNIX, BSD, Solaris, Windows, and more. In the past, students worked on Sun workstations to hone their skills on a wide range of applications. Now, all graduate CSE students are given a single system to manage their entire computing course load: a 15-inch PowerBook G4 laptop running Mac OS X. According to Penn State's faculty, it's the only tool that students need.
I Lovve AppleScript Studio
AppleScript Studio reminded me that writing software is creative and energizing and exciting.
Memo To Steve Jobs: Give iPod Color!
The sleek iPod is cruising along as the leading digital music player. But it's not going to stay that way unless Apple spiffs up the device with a better display.
Five Things The Next iTunes Version Needs To Have
I have many tracks by more than one artist.
End Of An Era: Apple's Personal Desktop Computer Business Is Dead
I say that Apple is abandoning the PC desktop altogether in favor of the higher-margin workstation market.
How To Kill A Windows Network
Wednesday afternoon I experimented for the first time with binding Panther Server to our Windows Active Directory. It all just worked. Thursday morning I got an urgent call from the sysadmin that many of the Windows machines on our network were unable to log on.
Final Cut Express 2.0
With relatively low system requirements and a rich feature set, Final Cut Express is just right for intermediate videomakers.
Microsoft Revamps Its Mac Office Suite
The New PowerBook 17: Icing On The PowerBook Cake?
Sure, there are those questionable Xbench scores. But I find it hard to quibble about something like that when I have the latest adn greatest PowerBook to date sitting in front of me.
Dear readers, if you are reading MyAppleMenu through a RSS reader, you will probably see some repeated entries, as I am going through the debugging process of fixing the RSS feeds.
Once again, my apologies for the bug(s), and thanks for your patience.
Bobbie Gossage, in Inc.: [Lexicon] say the P and B in PowerBook connote strength and reliability.