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Tuesday, July 6, 2004

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iPod's Scarcity Seems To Make Future Buyer's Hearts Grow Fonder
by Jon Ann Steinmetz, San Jose Mercury News
No one could've expected how phenomenal the demand has been.


iPod Packaging Wins Design Distinction Award
by Brad Gibson, Mac Observer
For the sixth straight year, Apple has taken home another I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review award, this time for its iPod packaging.

Fee-Based Web Music Hits Asia. But Where Is Apple?
by Jason Szep, Reuters

'Take My House: It's A Dump' — Jobs
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is offering to give away his historic house — but there's a catch.

Apple Tries To Bite Into High-Performance Market
by Michael Hardy, Federal Computer Week
With the announcement that it is providing 1,566 servers to an Army supercomputer project, Apple is making a move into the high-performance computing market that may open new doors for the company.

iPods Are Security Risk, Woarns Analyst
by Andrew Donoghue, ZDNet UK
Companies should consider banning portable storage devices such as Apple's iPod from corporate networks as they can be used to introduce malware or steal corporate data, according to an analyst.


Concerns About Spotlight And Non-Extensible Types Of Data
by Cyrus Najmabadi
I don't just want fast searching and thing like search folders/groups. I want to be able to extend the system to pay attention to the metadata I care about.

Tiger And The (R)evolution Of Mac OS X
by Ted Landau, MacFixIt

Widget Wars: Thoughts On The Konfabulator-Dashboard Brouhaha
by Dennis Sellers, Macsimum
The Konfabulator-Dashboard issue is a public relations nightmare for Apple. The company should have seen it coming and did nothing to diffuse it.

Tiger Primer: Dashboard
by Jason Snell, Macworld
It's safe to assume that once Tiger arrives we'll be seeing a flood of homegrown Dashboard applications.

Konfab Confab
by John Gruber
Apple does buy products from third-party developers. What Apple doesn't pay for are ideas. I am unaware of any company that does.

It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times
by Kevin Schmitt, Creative Mac
Which Apple is going to show up in the next twelve months?

Rendezvous With The Desktop
by Timothy R. Butler, Open For Business
While Apple remains a proprietary software vendor, their increasing portfolio of Free Software shows that they have a serious commitment to Free Software, perhaps more so than many of the proprietary GNU/Linux distribution companies that have appeared in recent years.


Annoying AirPort Error Message #1
by Tim Jarrett
If you're going to throw an error message this useless, log more detailed information to the Console or wherever so I can figure out what the hell is going on without wasting two hours on a nice holiday afternoon.

Out With The Old, In With The New; A Comedy Of Eras
by Sean Cohen,

Office Workers
by Adam Turner, Sydney Morning Herald
One of the most appealing features of Microsoft Office for Mac is Project Centre.


Smart Folders, Bookmarks, And More
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Here's Mail 2.0.

iPod Can Be Used To Steal Data?
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Gartner advises that companies should ban iPods, as the portable hard disk can be used to steal large amount of corporate data.

What? Ths security risk has always been there since the days of floppy disks.

Maybe we should ban people with photographic memory too?

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