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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

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Apple Intros 30-Inch Cinema HD Display
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Apple on Monday introduced a new 30-inch Apple Cinema HD display, a new flat panel screen that features 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution.

Apple Previews Mac OS X 'Tiger,' Tiger Server
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Version 10.4 is the forthcoming release of the company's operating system that is expected to be released some time in the first half of 2005, and it touts more than 150 new features, according to Steve Jobs.


Apple Cuts AirPort Extreme Pricing
by MacMinute
Apple has quietly lowered the price of its AirPort Extreme Base Station and AirPort Extreme Card.

MacTech Magazine To Become MacTech X Magazine
by Brad Cook, MacCentral
Venerable publication MacTech Magazine has announced that at the end of the summer it will reinvent itself as MacTech X Magazine.

Developers Eager To Tackle Mac 'Tiger'
by David Morgenstern, eWeek
Vendors and enterprise analysts were upbeat on the forthcoming operating system, which will open new possibilities for third-party products.

Apple's RSS Embrace Could Bolster Adoption
by Matt Hicks, eWeek
By giving its blessing to XML syndication, Apple is joining the trend of browser makers embracing Web news feeds and potentially bringing the technology to the masses.

Jobs' WWDC 2004 Keynote Video Posted
by MacMinute

Apple Throws Spotlight On Search
by Sean Gallagher, eWeek
Developers at the show were generally upbeat about the new features, even if they weren't entirely surprised.

Apple, HP Kick Off New Promo
by MacMinute
Purchase a Mac and an HP printer and get up to US$99 back by mail.

Developer Calls Apple's Tiger A Copycat
by Ina Fried, CNET
"It's insulting, is what it is. They could have at least offered to work with us or to buy it."

Konfabulator Gets Konspose Feature
by MacMinute
You can Konspose to make your Konfabulator Widgets become active and visible with a keystroke.

EyeTV 500 Brings HDTV Solution To Mac OS X
by MacMinute
EyeTV 500 allows users to watch, record, timeshift, edit and archive free over-the-air HDTV and digital standard-definition television on the Mac.

OS X: Key To Increasing Apple's SciTech Market
by Blane Warrene, MacNewsWorld
To reflect sci-tech's increasing importance in Cupertino, Apple has launched a science track at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference.


Apple: Innovate Doesn't Mean Stealing
by Hadley Stern, Apple Matters
Why try to isolate a developer who is clearly dedicated to the platform?

Tiger Primer: Everything And The Kitchen Sync
by Jason Snell, Macworld
Will this new sync engine solve every data-synchronization problem Mac users face? Probably not. But because Apple is opening synchronization up to third-party developers with Tiger, many more of those problems will get solved than have ever been solved with iSync.

RSS Is Everywhere
by Tim Jarrett
The interesting sceanrio for Safari is less around aggregating feeds and more around ensuring that the feed doesn't look like gobbledygook when you click the link.

What I Like Most About Apple's New RSS Reader Support In Safari
by William Grosso, O'Reilly Network
I like the "article length" slider. You can slide it around to get different length summaries of the articles.

Size Isn't Everything
by Gregory Han, Unofficial Apple Weblog
Colour me a designasaurus rex, but I find these new displays lacking in the industrial design department.

The Other Search Wars
by Joe Wilcox, Jupiter Research
With metadata's importance increasing, Apple would want to make sure that metadata standards do not favor Windows.

Apple's Next Operating System
by Dan Gillmor, San Jose Mercury News
Apple's announcements today, so far ahead of the actual release of the software, are designed to get the software developers excited enough to build these features natively in their own applications. I hope they do.

WWDC Keynote: A First Reaction
by Jason Snell, Macworld

Safari, RSS, NetNewsWire
by Brent Simmons
The RSS reader in Safari is not a full-featured newsreader, at least from what I could tell by the demo... What I like about this announcement is that it popularizes syndication.


Griffin iCurve
by Eric Schwarz

iBook Reflections At 18 Months
by Charles Moore, MacOPINION
This G3 iBook is doing a great job, and I have no real regrets about buying it. I just wish it were easier to get at that hard drive.

TRON 2.0
by Michael Yanovich, Inside Mac Games
Multiplayer is a waste of time. Buy this game for the single player experience.


Microsoft To Offer Streamlined Products Aimed At Programmers
by Steve Lohr, New York Times
Micrsooft is making a bid to win over new develoeprs with a stripped-down line of products including a free database and inexpensive developer tools.

Windows XP Update Could Cause Support Chaos
by Joris Evers, InfoWorld
The major changes to Windows XP brought by Service Pack 2 are bound to cause support headaches. Analysts, users, PC makers and Microsoft alle xpect a spike in help desk calls.

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