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May 17, 2007

Apple Isn't Fun Any More

by Simon Jary, PC Advisor

Whatever happened to the marketing wizards that dreamt up a colour called "KeyLime", which was named after a pie!?

Come on, Apple! Start thinking different again. Let's name these weird new colours you make your products in. We want the Goseberry nano, Mediterranean Blue shuffle, Flamingo nano and Guinnes Video iPod.

So, They Did Invent The Wheel

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Yes, we've all joked about how Microsoft has never really made any innovation, even though the Redmond company do like to call themselves innovative.

But, take a look at your mouse. Chances are, you will find a wheel — or a wheel-like thing — on top of your mouse to help you scroll.

Yes, that's right. Microsoft did invented the mouse wheel, as Jeff Atwood reminds us.

CocoThumbX 3.1

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Mac Firewall Security Flaw In Adobe CS3

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Security experts are warning of an issue within Adobe CS3's Version Cue application which can disable a Mac's built-in firewall.

DragThing Reaches Version 5.8

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Why Apple?

by Melissa Jenna, I Came Here For This?

How To Make Apple's Tiger OS Roar Like A Leopard

by Ryan Faas, Computerworld

Tired of waiting for Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard'? Make the wait easier with tools that add power, pizazz and some Leopard-like features to OS X 10.4 'Tiger.'

FreeHand No Longer Updated; Movng To Illustrator

by John Nack, Adobe

After a long and storied carrer, Adobe (nee Altsys, Aldus, and Macromedia) FreeHand has reached the end of its development road.

Macs Rule At Two Security Conferences

by Blackfriars' Marketing

While we hear all the time assertions that Windows computers can be just as secure as Mac OS X ones, security professionals seem to be voting otherwise with their wallets.

In The Field With InDesign CS3

by James Dempsey, Macworld

With InDesign CS3, I would say Adobe has topped what they did with CS2, a tough task since that version was practically a new application on its own.

Skype 2.6 Touts Mac-Only Features

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

New to the 2.6 release is a feature unique to the Mac version: Call Transfer, which allows you to transfer an ongoing call to another Skype user on your contact list.

Apple Slams False Rumours

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple today once again stressed that the company remains on track to ship the iPhone this June and Mac OS X Leopard in October, as the company ahs previously promised.

See Also:

Engadget Sends Apple Stock Plunging On iPhone Rumor, by Tom Krazit, CNET Commenters on Engadget and Apple investor boards were not amused.

Engadget Knocks $4 Billion Off Apple Market Cap On Bogus iPhone Email, by Michael Arrington, TechCrunch.

(Apple) Stock Hacking & The Power Of DisInformation, by Kevin Kelleher, GigaOM. If you're tired of the old cliche that information is power, here a new one: Disinformation is every bit as powerful.

By Heng-Cheong Leong