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Inside Look At Birth Of The iPod
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Ben Knauss is a former senior manager at PortalPlayer, the company Apple Computer approached to help develop an MP3 player that would eventually become the wildly popular iPod.


Privacy Policy
by Heng-Cheong Leong

MyAppleMenu's Privacy Policy has been updated.


Shooting Montana's West Glacier Fire
by John Virata, Broadcast Newsroom
John Kinsey discusses what it takes for him to gain access to the hotspots, the equipment he used to help craft his story, and opinions on his latest acquisition: a Power Mac G5 running Final Cut Pro.

GUI Now Too Complex — Longhorn
by Stephen Bell, Computerworld New Zealand
The classic graphical user interface was well suited to an early Macintosh with 128kB of RAM that ran a few applications and about 50 files, "but it doesn't scale", says usability design specialist Don Norman.

Apple At New Digital Lifestyle Expo
by MacNN
Apple will be featured at the Digital Lifestyle Expo, a new education and direct buying symposium series intended to show educators and the public how to harness the latest in digital technology.

iPod Mini Plays 'Hard To Get'
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
The sheer demand for the product has caused some readers to report longer-than-anticipated waits for their new music players.

Mac Users Petition For Russian Localization In 'Tiger'
by MacMinute

School Gives Students Apple iBooks
by News 9 San Antonio
East Central High School is giving 100 of their students Apple iBooks to be used for class work. The computers will allow students to create digital projects using video, audio and digital music compositions.

DJs Defensive At iPod Assault
by John Mainelli, New York Post
Two prominent radio programmers told The Post they've got what computers don't — and never will.

by Michael Sorkin, St Louis Post-Dispatch
The iPod is expensive, the software can be a pain to use for those with PCs instead of Macintosh computers, and battery life has been nothing to brag about. Not that any of that has slowed sales.

Apple Settles Rendezvous Trademark Dispute
by Kasper Jade, AppleInsider
Sources say that, as part of the deal, Apple ahs agreed to phase out its use of the "Rendezvous" name.

Sculley Named 'Honorary President' Of Newton Group
by MacMinute
Former Apple CEO John sculley has been named "Honorary President" of the Worldwide Newton Association, which was founded to promote the Newton computing platform.

Apple, Microsoft Sued Over Online Software Updates
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Both companies have been named as defendants in a lawsuit recently. Teleshuttle Technologies LLC alleges that Apple and Microsoft are infringing a patent that covers online software updates.


Is It Dot Mac Time Again?
by Michael Brewer, O'Reilly Network
There is one pernicious detail that will probably be the key reason people decide not to renew this year. It's Google.

Scaled-Back Macworld Endures Apple Absence
by Dennis Pierce, eSchool News

Are The New iPods Really Cheaper? Depends On What You Want
by Dennis Sellers, Macsimum
The touted price cuts of US$100 are true only if you don't mind the lack of some items that were included along with previous full-sized iPods, but are no longer.

Time For Apple To Take A Chance Financially
by O'Grady's PowerPage

Apple Must Work To Keep iPod Hot
by Dan Gillmor, San Jose Mercury News
Apple has a monster hit on its hands today. But it'll have to keep innovating to maintain that status.

New iPods: Exclusive Non-Review!
by Harry McCracken, PC World
Apple makes a terrfic, but imperfect and not-quite-revolutionary, product, and then Steve Jobs' reality-distortion field causes folks to forget that A) Apple didn't invent the category that the product falls into; and B) the product isn't necessarily the best in its class simply because it hails from Cupertino.

Macworld Expo In Boston: Past, Present, And Future
by Tonya Engst, TidBITS
I'd count this Macworld Expo a success, at least on its own terms, and if that means that these mid-year shows are significantly different from both previous shows and Macworld Expo in San Francisco in January, so be it.

Rating Macworld Expo Boston 2004
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS

Macworld Expo Boston 2004 Superlatives
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
Despite Macworld Expo's small number of exhibitors and reduced attendance, there was no lack of superlatives, both interesting products and notable observations.


Can't Sing. Can't Dance. But I Make Music
by Alex kayhill, Mac360
What's impressive about GarageBand is that it works.

Digital Hub: Create Your Own Music Video
by Jim Heid, Macworld

Web Mail Supersizes: As Storage Capacikty For Web-Based E-Mail Expands, So Do Choices
by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

IPNetMonitorX 1.4: Network Management App Adds Power To OS X's Free Tools
by Douglas Heestand, Macworld
If you spend a lot of time troubleshooting network connections, IPNetMonitorX will be a valuable addition to your bag of tricks.

Mac GEMS: Keyboard Commands, Browser History, And More
by Dan Frakes, Macworld

.Mac Isn't Worth The Investment
by Al Fasoldt, Syracuse Post-Standard
Apple won't like what I'm going to tell you. The .Mac service is an expense you almost certainly can do without.

How To Fall In Love With Your iSight, Again
by Nitrozac and Snaggy, O'Reilly Network

Twelve Inch Ibook Vs Twelve Inch PowerBook Revisited
by Charles Moore, MacOPINION

Cascading Style Sheet Editors: Style Master 3.5, CSSEdit 1.6 Take Drudgery Out Of CSS Coding
by David McFarland, Macworld
CSSEdit is inexpensive and great for hand-coders, while Style Master 3.5 makes creating and learning about style sheets fast and easy for both novice and advanced users.


Rumor Today: Kiss And Make-Up
by Heng-Cheong Leong

New York "Kerry-Gephardt" Post: Steve Jobs' Pixar Animation Studios is likely to renew a lucrative movie-making partnership with Disney, according to sources familiar with the matter.

For Professionals Only
by Heng-Cheong Leong

The swing in the alley.


Why Microsoft Won't Change
by John C. Dvorak, CBS MarketWatch
Swallowing companies works well.

Microsoft Shareholders Rake It In
by Associated Press
Microsoft plans to pay out a substantial chunk of its cash hoard directly to shareholders through a combination of dividends and stock buybacks totalling up to $75 billion over four years, the software maker said Tuesday.

Will Consumers Tune In To Portable Video?
by Richard Shim, CNET
Manufacturers are set to release portable digital media players, but there's little expectation they will transform the market overnight in the way that MP3 players such as the iPod changed the music industry.

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