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Saturday, February 12, 2005


Of MRIs And iPods

Dr. Osman Ratib had a problem. As a radiologist, he dealt with mountains of digital images which needed to be tracked, stored, and shared on a regular basis — but he didn't have a good way to easily transport everything he needed.

New Pepsi-iTunes Promo, Same Old 'Hack'

With the second Pepsi-iTunes contest under way, iTunes fans have again discovered how to tilt the odds in their favor.

'Hacking' The iTunes-Pepsi Promo

Two California Apple Resellers Shut Down, Blame Apple

Two independent Apple dealers in California have shut their doors, blaming Apple's dealings with them for their inability to maintain operations.


Only A Theory...

The problem is, I really don't like the idea of computers in schools at all.

64-Bit Traffic Jam

As vendors play down their own 64-bit technologies and wait for Microsoft, Linux and OS X roll along.


Apache And AppleScript

iPod Shuffle: Apple Understated

The [competitors] fail to realize that these extras add complexity. The vendors also don't understated how the whole package — iTunes, synchronization and Shuffle play — makes Apple's diminutive music player appealing.

Apple iPod Shuffle

The shocking thing about the Shuffle is the size, and lack of weight.

New PowerBook Benchmarks

We've finished benchmarking most of the new PowerBooks, and we can report that PowerBook performances has improved with this upgrade.

iPod Eye For The Linux Guy

Nothing I've seen in Linux is as slick to this and lord knows that nothing Microsoft has come up with is even remotely close.


We Have The Money To Reinvent The Wheel

Sometimes, one wonders if teams within Microsoft make use of undocumented Windows APIs to gain an advantage over non-Microsoft competitors.

And sometimes, you realise that, Microsoft programmers are... well, programmers too, and processes the not-invented-here illness too. Take, for instance, the Internet Explorer team. Rather than fixing a weakness in the Windows SDK (limit of 10,000 USER handles per process, and running out of desktop heap), they reinvented the wheel, and let IE have a totally different way of displaying controls.


Is Microsoft Dying?

Great, healthy companies not only dominate the market, but share of mind. Look at Apple these days. But when was the last time you thought about Microsoft, except in frustration or anger?

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