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Wednesday, August 31, 2005


No Deal Finalized For Apple To Finance School

Gov Jennifer Granholim apparently got ahead of the deal when she said last week that Apple had made a commitment of "magnitude" to support a small school in Detroit. But her office canceled a news conference about the project Tuesday, saying that the details are not complete.

Shoreline And Kent Schools Go High-Tech

The Shoreline School District has started a laptop-leasing program at three schools, while the Kent School District on Thursday will open the Kent Technology Academy, a computer-immersion "school within a school" at Mill Creek Middle School.

Apple Launches 'Mac Mini Test Drive' Promo: Try It For 30 Days — Full Refund If You Don't Love It

Apple Launches Developer Transition Resource Center

Apple has launched the Developer Transition Resource Center, a site designed to help developers transition from PowerPC-based Macs to Intel-based Macs.

After Patent, Creative Examines All Options

Craig McHugh, president of Creative Technology, says that his company is "evaluating all alternativs" now that it has received a patent for music player interfaces.

FileMaker Packs The Power Of PDF

With the upgrade, users will be able to quickly convert graphic-rich reports of data into PDFs, which can be e-mailed to and viewed by recipients regardless of whether they're running FileMaker.

Japan's Music Publishers Seek 'iPod Tax'


Three Chat Applications

The problem is none of these applications sticks to doing one thing well.

Killing The Pseudo Start Menu

Spotlight is so useful that there's really no need for the Applications-alias-in-Dock trick anymore. So long, wannabe Start Menu!


Is The iMac G5 Running Hot?

One by one, Popular Mechanics' new iMac G5s started to overheat and then die. Eventually, 40 percent of them had to be sent back to Apple for repair or replacement.

A Sound Choice

If you are after a portable device for playing music and storing/displaying digital photos, there is no device I have tried that does this more simply, or more elegantly, than the iPod.

Web Apps With Tiger: Security And MySQL

We'll replace the default PHP configuration with a more secure version, and explain some of the differences. We'll install MySQL, our database server, and run through its own security tweaks.


Ears Gonna Be Busy

The great leap by NPR into the podcasting world is coming real soon now...


Is Dell Dying?

To a degree, Dell has finally fallen victim to the same malaise that has affected the other gigantic stock stars of the 1990s: Wal-Mart, General Electric, Microsoft, and Citibgroup. They have undergone ungainly transitions from supercharged growth to merely impressive growth.

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