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April 1, 2007

Will Apple TV Touch Off An iPod-Style Revolution?

by Lou Dolinar, Los Angeles Times

Apple TV promises to be a huge financial success for reasons that have little to do with TV and everything to do with music.

Why I Choose Mac OS Over Linux

by Manasclerk's The Power Struggle

I work on Linux for the grid, installed Linux desktop at home — this is being written on a 800 MHz desktop with a failing graphics card, in Firefox on Mepis, an Ubtuntu variant. I have administered Solaris and Windows 2000, and run Windows XP Professional on my current old HP laptop.

But after using an older Mac Powerbook G4 at the lab, I couldn't do anything but buy a Macintosh. They just work.

Apple TV Is A Good Start, But Limitations Remain

by Dean Takahashi, San Jose Mercury News

It's a brave foray into the living room, but it's late and Apple has to build on it.

Computer, Television Learning To Get Along

by Jeff Carlson, Seattle Times

The Apple TV is compelling because Apple has done the living room right. The quality of the experience stands out the most, supported by the overall polish and attention to detail ranging from the easy navigation to the drifting photo screensaver that kicks into gear to prevent screen burn-in on plasma displays.

Despite Vulnerabilities, Apple's Mac OS X Weathers The Security Storm

by Sharon Gaudin, InformationWeek

Security pros say the Mac platform isn't a high-risk operating system and is more secure than Microsoft's Windows XP.

These Are The Computers Of Our Lives...

by Alan Graham, MedHed

I'vehad a lot of computers. From growing up in a household with a stepfather who was an engineer, to my college days (both of them), to my 15+ year career in tech... I've seen a lot of machines come and go.

How Apple TV Can Change The Economics Of TV

by Steve Rubel, Micro Persuation

Niche content will change the economics of television.

Apple TV: Capable Easy-To-Use Hardware Link Between iTunes And TV

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

In its current form, the Apple TV won't follow in the world-altering footsteps of the iPod. With its simple setup, superb streaming, ease of use, and quality output, it's a great piece of gear, but it will have more-limited appeal than the iPod largely because of the nature of DRM and video.

Apple's iPhone Will Be Released On June 11

by Declan McCullagh, CNET

Cingular is confirming that the release date will be June 11.

Office 2008 For Mac Hits Beta: Lush 'Escher' Graphics Engine Revealed

by David Flynn, APC

A demo of an alpha build showed the revised user interface is moving in a very appealing and Mac-like direction.

Back In Business

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

I'm back from my break. (In real life, I was actually away in Hong Kong for a business trip.)

Thanks for all who wrote in with their feedback and notes of encouragement. These are all very appreciated! And, also, apologies to those whose e-mail ended up into my junk folder. I simply didn't have the time to go through the huge junk folder that ballooned just after a few days of neglect.

Do keep those feedback coming in. I enjoy reading them all. I just hope that spam is not as huge a problem.

By Heng-Cheong Leong