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Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Apple Hones 'One More Thing' Hype

Apple would not comment on its marketing strategy, but the role of secrecy and speculation in building excitement for the company's launches is undeniable.

Apple Intends To Open 35-40 Retail Stores In 2006

A New Store Just For iPod Accessories Reveals The Evolution Of An Obsession

Soon after consumers buy their iPods, the obsession begins.

Deal Seals Anti-Apple Coalition

A broad settlement between RealNetworks and its longtime foe Microsoft goes a lot further than simply ending the last major U.S. antitrust case against the tech heavyweight. The deal also aims to help the two companies better compete against Apple in the increasingly important business of online audio and video.

Club 21 To Open Asia's Largest Apple Shop

Luxury fashion retailer Club 21 will enter the IT retail business by opening Asia's largest Apple store in Singapore next month, the Business Times reports.

New iPods For The Holidays

"We think we did rather well with the prior lineup and believe that we will do even better with the new lineup that we have for the holiday season, including the new iPod nano and some very innovative new products that we have yet to introduce."

Top Line Topples Apple

iPod sales were nowhere near the heady number bandied about on Wall Street.

Apple Earnings Top Estimates

Apple reported on Tuesday earnings that narrowly topped analysts expectations, though sales fell short of what some were expecting.

Apple's Marketshare Climbs To 6.6%

Salling Clicker 3.0 Adds Wi-Fi, Windows Support, More

Apple Changes

Apple has come down with a cease and desist taking the word iPod outta there.


Nano, Just Another Tool Of The Trade

These sleak MP3 players bring out the worst in people.

Beware Of False Prophets...

"Result-oriented design" doesn't make sense to me.

Greed Is Not Good: Why We Oppose Any iPod Tax

Bitter Recriminations In Cobb County iBook Fiasco

Updating "Software Update"

Is there any better way to get updates, either batched for users who are often offline or a system where all applications can register themselves, where to look for their updates and how often to check?

No "New Music Tuesday"

"[The] last time it wasn't updated Tuesday [we got] iTunes 5..."


Kid-Proof Your Mac

Web Browser Roundup: Mozilla's Firefox And The Omni Group's OmniWeb Help You Navigate Better

Internet Cleanup 3: Security Utility Works Well But Has Interface And Performance Problems

InCopy CS2: Upgrade Aligns InDesign CS2 Companion Program

The more distance you want between your editors and your layout files, the more sense InCopy makes.

What Is Quartz (Or Why Can't Windows Do That)

Quartz is the heart and soul of Mac OS X's graphics layer, which directly supports the defining features of the Aqua desktop experience.

Rollercoaster Tycoon 3

Fast DVD Copy 4: Efficient DVD Copying Software Raises Questions Of Legality

Legal issues aside, Fast DVD Copy 4 is easy to use and intuitive.


Rumor Today: Microsoft, Yahoo Have Instant-Messaging Deal

Associated Press: Microsoft and Yahoo have agreed to make their two instant-messaging programs work together, a partnership that could threaten market leader America Online, people familiar with the situation said.

One More Thing...

We'll find out what Steve Jobs' "One More Thing" is. Maybe it's the nano scratch protector. :-)

Solar Power

Yes, sir, this is how we dry our laundry here in Singapore: solar power.

Too bad we cannot rely on the sun to power our air-conditioners... yet.

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