Mac news for Mac people

Thursday, August 5, 2004

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Apple Fans Pull For Jobs

News of Steve Jobs' cancer operation has Mac news sites seeing record traffic, forums are bulging with unprecendented number of psotings, and Apple is being swamped with messages of sympathy.


iPod Professor Dr. Michael Bull Speaks With Playlist

Apple Aims At 'Access For All'

Apple has published extensive documentation to encourage developers to add Universal Access features to applications.

Linux Surpasses Mac As No. 2 Desktop OS

"This is the year that Linux overtakes the Mac on the desktop, and maybe my laptop will help accelerate that," Martin Fink, HP's vice president of Linux, said at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo during a keynote speech. However, industry research firm IDC said it believes that this has already happened.

Apple's SAN File System Turns Heads

Apple plans to undo the notion of expensive storage software with the launch of its Xsan SAN file system this fall, for just $999.

E-Data Settles With Apple, Sues 14 US Companies

E-Data said that it has reached "a worldwide agreement for past and future royalties" with Apple for a license. The patent covers the downloading and recording of information, such as music, from a computer onto a tangible object, such as CDs, DVDs, and MP3 players."


Apple AirTunes And AirPort Express

It was too hard before so we never used the stereo. Now that it's easy we listen to music almost all the time. Nice.

Apple, If You Remove A Software Update, Explain

Users who have already installed the update have a right to know why the software is no longer available, whether or not it's safe to use, adn when to expect a "fixed" version.

Apple And Motorola: A Smart Duet

By agreeing to let the cell-phone maker put iTunes on certain models, Apple gets to test a new market for its music downloads.

Apple, RealNetworks Live In Never Never Land

The Real Reason Apple's Mad About "Harmony"

The grand scheme only works if the platform is secure.


Print Explosion Deluxe

Overall, the range of projects, the extra images, clip-art and fonts combined with the fact that Print Explosion Deluxe is only $10 more than Greeting Card Factory, makes this an easy choice fo the family.

Greeting Card Factory

This is a program that you can give to someone who's intimidated by computers and to the person who's a geek, and they will both enjoy the process and the results.

DVD Studio Pro 3

No other DVD authoring program in the $500 price class is capable of creating such stunning, highly creative DVDs as Apple's DVD Studio Pro 3.

Resetting The AirPort Express

AirPort Express Frequently Asked Questions


Wishlist: Finer Sound Control

Sometimes, I simply wish to be able to mute just a particular application on my Mac — say, Safari, for example, when it is playing some Flash movies — while continuing to play sounds from other applications such as iTunes and such.

Human Spam Filter

I wonder if there are anyone out there who will want to employ me to be their human spam filter. I'll do nothing the whole day except to read e-mail and to manully tag junk e-mails and spam. Guaranteed 100 percent accuracy only after, say, 1 week of training.

But seriously, folks. For those who depend on the e-mail inbox for their livelihood, this seems to be a service that will be valuable. What do you think?


The Decline And Fall Of The Wintel Empire

Even with a well-coordinated, ypervigilant work force, Microsoft and Intel face the reality of dealing with three- and four-front wars.

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