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March 26, 2008

Gartner Analyst Stokes 3G iPhone Rumors

by Katie Marsal, AppleInsider

An analyst for market research firm Gartner said Tuesday he believes Apple to have placed orders for 10 million 3G iPhones which would employ a more odern form of display screen that could pave the way for a slimmer handset with improved battery life.

I wonder where's the Apple's filing with FCC which, Steve Jobs predicted, will surely be leaked to the media?

Amazon Takes On Apple With Copy-Protection-Free Music

by Jefferson Graham, USA Today

The music industry is fianlly comfortable selling digital music without copy protection, but the huge shift hasn't resulted in dramatically higher sales.

Instead, it produced something that major music labels have long sought: a strong No. 2 competitor to Apple.

Yahoo Messenger 7 Adds Phone, SMS, Voicemail, More

by MacNN

Perils Of Joining The iPod Nation

by Lore Sjoberg, Wired

I want useful playlists. I want "Tori Amos songs that make a damn lick of sense."

Review: Chax Adds To iChat What Apple Won't

by Michael Hall, Instant Messaging

The iPhone As A Physician Resource

by George Koroneos, PharmExec

Redmond, Where's Your Photocopy Machine?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

It seems that what Microsoft customers really want is for Vista to be more like Leopard.

The New Apple TV: A True Multimedia Device

by Ryan Faas, Computerworld

I have to say that the new Apple TV has more than lived up to my early expectations and truly blew away my previous experiences.

Why A .Mac Service For PCs Could Be In The Cards

by Kevin Tofel, jkOnTheRun

I think the browser was just the beginning and Apple is poised to leverage "switcher" households and homes that have both PCs and Macs playing nicely. I realize how much .Mac integrates into the OS, but I think there's a case to be made here. Especially when .Mac earns Apple $99 a year in revenue per user.

Turning Over A New Leaf At Quark

by Adrian Bridgwater,

Criticised heavily in recent times for selling what some believe to be an overpriced and outdated product with a lack of customer support, Quark is at pains to affirm that it has finally got its house in order.

Why Apple Is Investing In WebKit Performance

by Kevin Dangoor, SitePen Blog

Considering that the iPhone is much, much slower than the computers that Apple sells, squeezing more performance out of the browser will have a far greater visible impact on an iPhone than it would on a Mac.

The probably unanswered question is why Safari on Windows. Hopefully, we'll get a totally wide and great idea on one of these Tuesdays.

The iPhone Is No Desktop

by John C. Dvorak, PC Magazine

I'm not denying that the trend in computing is moving away from the desktop machine. I'm just saying that this is not a train I'm ready to ride.

Good-Bye Desktop PC, Hello iPhone

by Lance Ulanoff, PC Magazine

The vast majority of consumers and businesspeople simply need their PCs to handle e-mails, web browsing, instant messaging, phone calls, word processing, videos, and photos. If they can get all of this from something that fits in their pocket and is ready to do their bidding anytime and anywhere, then why have a PC at all?

Apple MacBook Air Ultraportable Laptop

by Darren Gladstone, PC World

The air is a victory of industrial design and single-minded purpose. It has decent performance for an ultraportable, but few standout features to speak of beyond the superficial. And yet, I still can't help wanting to stop and touch it.

Few standout feature when compared with other ultraportable? How about Mac OS X, which no other ultraportable has?

Microsoft Looks To Cash In On The iPhone

by Jon Fortt, Fortune

Don't think for a minute that Microsoft is ignoring the iPhone. In fact, the software giant is probing the gadget for profit opportunities.

Review: Mail 3.2 E-Mail Software

by Kirk McElhearn, Macworld

While many users may not find Mail's new features useful, some will welcome the ability to organize other types of information in a program they have open all day long.

Attention To Detail

by Buttons Of Judgement

It's like the uncanny GUI valley: the closwer Firefox gets to emulating a real application, the more alarm bells start ringing when something's just a bit off.

I haven't seen a cross-platform toolkit that can do UI look-and-feel right.

Analysts: Mozilla's Safari Complaints 'Much Ado About Nothing'

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Carbon Copy Cloner 3.1 Released

by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS

MacBook Air: The Proof's In The Packing

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

For people who value light weight, and are willing to give up other features to get it, the MacBook Air is a compelling machine. What's more, I think I underestimated the appeal fo the Air as a primary computer.

First Look: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 For Mac OS X

by Charles Jade, Ars Technica

It's just not possible to lavish enough praise on Adobe for getting Photoshop Elements 6 running on Intel, even if took nearly three years.

Apple Updates PluginManager For Pro Apps

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

New York Apple Stores Sold Out Of iPhones

by Danny Shea, Huffington Post

By Heng-Cheong Leong