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Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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Six Design Lessons From The Apple Store
by Jesse James Garrett, Adaptive Path
There's a lot about the Apple Store experience that we can apply to the design of many other kinds of products — and a few lessons we can take from Apple's missteps as well.


Reporter's Notebook: A Dreary Start To Macworld
by Dennis Sellers, MacMinute

Macworld: Nice And Cozy
by Leander Kahney, Cult Of Mac
There are three giant show floors in Boston's new Convention and Exhibition Center, and Macworld occupies about half the floor space of the smallest one.

Apple's Absence Nibbles Core At Macworld
by Matt Hines, CNET
Organizers and attendees remain upbeat about the Macworld conference being held here in Boston this week, despite Apple's decision not to participate.

Boston Macworld Expo Opens Sans Apple
by Blane Warrene, MacNewsWorld

Photos And Notes From Macworld Expo/Boston, Part One
by Nick dePlume, Think Secret

What If They Held Macworld And Nobody Came?
by Leander Kahney, Cult Of Mac

Macworld Boycott
by Leander Kahney, Cult Of Mac
Outside Boston's convention center and many of the big hotels are several hundred Beantown tradesmen handing out bright neon-yellow leaflets.


Apple Expected To School Analysts
by CBS MarketWatch
Analysts will be looking for signs of what to expect from Apple in the September quarter, which inlcudes the back-to-school shopping season, when it reports quarterly results Wednesday.

Apple Ships AirPort Express Base Stations
by MacNN

Apple Ships New Aluminum Cinema Displays
by MacNN

Alpine's KCA-420i iPod Interface Available In September
by Gizmodo

Apple Close To iTunes Deal With Indie Labels — Paper
by Reuters
Apple is on the verge of agreeing a deal with independent record labels that will allow its iTunes music service to sell their tracks, The Times newspaper reported on Monday.

QT Underpins Global Photos Project
by Macworld UK
QuickTime technology was used by a group of 110 photographers across 32 countries engaged in the Worldwide Panorama project.

Regent Street Apple Store
by ifoAppleStore
When it opens this fall, the Regent Street retail store will offer Apple an extremely visible presence not only within London's most popular downtown shopping district, but also among the huge international community that visits the city as tourists.

Office Depot To Sell Apple Hardware
by Nick dePlume, Think Secret
"We are proud to be an Authorized Reseller of Apple Products!"

Apple Offers Panther, iLife Promo
by MacNN
$50 rebate when Mac OS X Panther and iLife '04 are purchased together.

Bigger Disk Extreme: Up To 1.6TB External Storage
by Brad Cook, MacCentral


Why Apple Needs To Shine Up iMac
by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek
While more students are opting for laptops, Apple needs a strong iMac to prevent further share gains by now-dominant Dell.

A Midsummer's Mac Death Match, Round One: Enderle Vs. Chaffin
by Robyn Bryan Chaffin and Rob Enderle, MacNewsWorld
What sort of company Apple will be in five years, and will Apple rule the "Digital Life" — or be the Atari of 2009?

Apple: Strong Company, Lousy Investment?
by Eric Hellweg, CNN/Money
Apple's computer division is suffering from lack of operational stewardship and cultural malaise.

Spotlight On Spotlight
by John Gruber

Why Mac OS X Is Better
by James Duncan Davidson


The Simple Brilliance Of Webstractor
by Matt Neuburg, TidBITS
Perhaps you'll use Webstractor simply to make up for Safari's inability to save Internet Explorer-lke Web archives; perhaps you'll use it to assemble parts of Web pages as a vast set of notes for some research project. In any case, you'll surely find it easy, fun, intuitive, and darned clever.

AirPort Express' Dangling Wires
by Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS
Apple's new AirPort Express Base Station has only a single Ethernet port. This doesn't initially sound like a problem: you simply plug an AirPort Express Base Station into a broadband modem and then you're online, right?


Why Microsoft Hate The iPod
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Microsoft has a hit on their hand, courtesy of one of their third-party developer: the iPod. This little white device probably even help to migrate some users to Windows XP, as iTunes, the software portion, doesn't run on older versions of the operating system.

But Microsoft certainly doesn't seem to appreciate Apple. Is it because the iPod also run on Macintosh? (But it doesn't run on Linux!) Is it because the iPod competes with Windows Media Player? (But they can co-exist.) Or is it because the iPod snatched victory out of the hands of Microsoft's DRM effort?

Maybe the Scobleizer has the answer.... Or maybe not.

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