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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

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US Investigators Condemn Apple's Options Inquiry

Government investigators in the United States have privately condemned Apple's internal inquiry into backdating stock options and have asked the computer company to hand over more documents detailing how executives were awarded the controversial bonuses, The Times has learnt. The authorities' chief complaint was that Apple had failed to describe adequately the procedure that it used to grant stock options to its executives.


Podcasts Come To The Classroom

Forget dioramas, posters and in-class presentations read from index cards. If you're a ninth-grader in Ralph Greco's Earth science class at Whitesboro High School, podcasts are the new plastic-bound science report.

Accountants Call Out Apple On $1.99 Fee

Managing director of research at Glass Lewis & Co. and former chief accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission Lynn Turner told the Wall Street Journal yesterday that Apple's excuse of "generally accepted accounting principles" as the reason for the fee was a bunch of bull.

jTunes: The Insanely Great Songs Apple Won't Let You Hear

There's a small but ardent underground economy among Americans in dummy addresses and e-mailed scans of Japanese iTunes Cards, picked up by friends in Tokyo conveniene stores or openly sold online.

Apple Security Update Fixes QuickTime Flaw

The update corrects a problem involving QuickTime 7.1.3 running on Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9 and higher, as well as Windows XP/2000.


About Mac Market Share, Growth, Opinions, And Numbers

The Macworld story (and the many stories just like it) misrepresent reality using numbers that are both accurate and true.

Five Reasons To Fear For Steve Jobs

A report that securities regulators grilled the Apple CEO last week serves as a reality check. The Apple CEO's supreme self-confidence has proved an asset in product design; it's dangerous in his current tangle with the government. Steve Jobs is in jeopardy, more serious than has been acknowledged.


Roxio Toast 8 Titanium With TiVoToGo

It's clear that Toast 8 Titanium still has some improvements yet to be made, both under the hood and in its Direct-to-iPod TiVo encoding process, which could be simpler.

Live 6: Loop-Based Sequencer Impvoement Over Traditional Digital Audio Workstations

If you're a musician seeking inspiration from your digital audio workstation or a DJ looking for tools more interesting than a turntable and mixer, you owe yourself a long look at Live.

Be A Power Browser

Count the number of web sites you visit daily, and you'll realize that learning even a few ways to streamline your surfing could save you loads of time.


All Work And No Play? Not With A Mac

From cooking breakfast to saber fighting, here are five creative uses for the MacBook. With videos.

Rumor Today: Special Event On Feb 20

Yes, we have a date. Well, at least a date on the rumor-o-sphere.

Feb 20 is the date of the very first Apple's Very Special Event, according to a source at AppleRecon. And the word is that Leopard, iLife 07, iWork 07, as well as new Mac Pro, will be announced.

If you haven't spend the money you've reserved for Macworld, hang on to it some more. :-)

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