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May 30, 2007

Apple Announces iTunes U On The iTunes Store

by AppleInsider

Apple on Wednesday announced the launch of iTunes U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store featuring free content such as course lectures, language lessons, lab demonstrations, sports highlights and campus tours provided by top US colleges and universities including Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Duke University and MIT.

Earbuds And Mosh Pits

by Kevin J.H. Dettmar, The Chronicle Of Higher Education

To see the iPod as an agent of isolation rather than a symptom of, or a clever adaption to, that isolation is to confuse cause and effect.

Mac Users Face Hurdles With New Office Versions

by Daniel Drew Turner, eWeek

Microsoft and others are scrambling to offer options to regain at least a limited degree of compatibility for future Office users.

Too Big For Its Shoes?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

There's a saying that Microsoft has so much money that it can afford to continuing improve on products that may have failed in the marketplace initially. WIth time, Microsoft's products will start to be sucessful because it has improved to the point that it is good enough, and that its competitors are either too scared to move or too scared and start making mistakes.

What happened to that spirit?

Why doesn't Play-for-sure devices gain Wi-fi sharing capabilities, just like Zune? Why don't Tablet PC and Windows Mobile gain multi-touch capabilities, just like the new Microsoft Table? Why did Microsoft abandon the wireless screen or slate-based PC so quickly, instead starting new projects from scratch again and again?

This is not the Microsoft I've known all my life...

P.S. On the other hand, Microsoft Bob deserved a quick death. It's the least Microsoft can do.

Nominee For Oddest Mac Mini Case Mod

by Peter Mortensen, Cult Of Mac

It's giant friendly green blob Haro from Gundam!

Putting The 'DRM' In 'Drama': DRM Free Tracks Arrive

by Derik DeLong, MacUser

Apple and EMI have delivered on the promise.

Apple's iTunes 7.2 Supports DRM-Free Music

by Electronista

Available via the Mac OS X Software Update, the 29.2MB enables users to preview and purchase iTunes Plus music — new higher-quality, DRM-free music downloads from participating music labels — although the iTunes Store itself has nto been updated with DRM-free music.

Dear Jef, The Wingo Works Great

by Simson Garfinkel, MIT Technology Review

After five years, I make good on my promise to Jef Raskin.

Owning Computers Via Spelling Mistakes

by Matt Hines, InfoWorld

The simplest way to get around sudo's protection is to take advantage of a common mistake: spelling errors.

Microsoft To Unveil Coffee-Table-Shaped Computer

by Daisuke Wakabayashi, Reuters

Microsoft Corp. will unveil a coffee-table-shaped "surface computer" on Wednesday in a major step towards co-founder Bill Gates' view of a future where the mouse and keyboard are replaced by more natural interaction using voice, pen and touch.

Microsoft Surface, which has a 30-inch display under a hard-plastic tabletop, allows people to touch and mvoe objects on screen for everything from digital finger painting and jigsaw puzzles to ordering off a virtual menu in a restaurant.

See Also:

Will Microsoft Pit 'Milan' Multi-touch Against Apple's iPhone?, by Mary Jo Foley, ZDNet.

Three Reasons Apple Will Frustrate Music Subscription Moguls

by Howell Review

Subscription services where you sign up for an entire catalog of music sound attractive in theory, but place consumers squarely in the conundrum of the tyranny of too much choice.

In fact, I don't see how Apple can profit from a subscription model. Bandwidth costs money, and a subscription service will suck up more and more bandwidth without necessary a corresponding increase in revenue.

A Day In The Life Of An Apple Genius

by Eugene Robinson, Mac|Life

What does it take to be chosen as an elite power user — a Mac aficionado so advanced you even pass Apple's muster? To find out, we asked some Genius Bar smarties.

"Geniuses" must deal with both people and machines. Not an easy task, indeed.

Where Are The Third Party Ergonomic Peripherals?

by Matthew Bookspan, Apple Matters

Apple Plugs Two QuickTime Security Flaws

by MacNN

Apple today updated its QuickTime multimedia software by fixing two important security holes that, if left unpatched, could lead to the disclosure of sensitive information or allow a potential attacker to take over a Mac or Windows system running the affected software.

SOHO Organizer, SOHO Notes Get Major 6.0 Upgrades

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Apple Recommends iPod Owners Not Buy Audiobooks

by LC Angell, iLounge

Apple has confirmed that a number of recently released audiobooks being sold on the iTunes Store will not properly play on iPods.

By Heng-Cheong Leong