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Wednesday, August 11, 2004


Area Schools Take Laptops

Nine local high schools will get laptop computers this fall in a deal brokered between the state and Apple late last week.

No Sales Tax This Saturday At Three Massachusetts Apple Stores Open 24 Hours

The Apple Store is participating in Massachusetts' Tax-Free Days all day Saturday.

Apple Struggles With Motion Problems

Apple has published a number of Knowledge Base articles describing issues with Motion, its application for real-time motion graphics.

Meet The iPod's Intel

PortalPlayer, which filed for its IPO on Aug 4, bears watching over the next few months. Here's why. PortalPlayer gets most of its business from a Taiwanese company called Inventec. And Inventec is the company that makes this little device that you may have heard — it's called the iPod.

Turning Jukeboxes Into Teaching Aids: A Chat With Tracy Futhey

Behind the Duke University's initiative is Tracy Futhey, chief information officer and vice president for information technology. Gadgets can't make poor teachers great, the West Virginia native says, but they can improve the educational experience.

Apple Releases Pro Application Support 2.1

Apple Posts Java Update

Apple Updates DVD Studio Pro

Maelstrom For Mac OS X Updated

Apple Releases iSync 1.5

iSync 1.5 adds support for more devices such as the latest Sony Ericsson, Motorola and Sendo phones.


Apple And Sun: Learning From Each Other

Apple needs to learn from Sun how to share.

OS X Calculator: Sick, Unreliable?

The built-in calculator in OS 10.4 may be wildly unreliable.


Apple Pleasure: iPod Mini Demystified

Aple's iPod mini is a deliciously cruel device. Like a chocolate cake when you're on a diet. It's possibly the most beautiful piece of digital audio hardware currently in existence — but it costs over Rs 20,000 and has a capacity of only 4 gigabytes.

The Next Do-It-Yourself Mac: Maximize Your Hardware — From Installing A SuperDrive To Building A Music Server

Apple iPod

The latest iPod is incremental progress. If you haven't yet joined the cult of iPod, the improvements and lower prices mean your patience will be handsomely rewarded.

Battlefield 1942: Deluxe Edition


How To Please Your Customers?

Well, definitely not using Windows server to run a Linux show. Or to use the same Windows server to run a Macintosh show either.

Windows Longhorn?

I'm not sure why Microsoft feel the need to reinvent the name of their operating system with every major release: Windows 1.0 to 3.1.1, Windows 95 to 98, Windows NT 3.5 to 4.0, Windows Me, Windows 2000 to 2003, Windows XP. Sure it's confusing, isn't it?

But, anyhoo, can you help out Microsoft's marketing department in coming up with a new name for Longhorn?


Microsoft Opens Cut-Price Windows

Microsoft is to launch a cheaper version of its Windows Xp operating system in an effort to halt the rise of low-cost Linux software.

IE Is Evolving, But Is It Enough?

Microsoft reiterated this week that it does not plan a new version of Internet Explorer until it releases the next version of Windows, code-named Longhorn.

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