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April 18, 2008

WiFi Bug Halts New York Department Of Education's Mac Orders

by Justin Berka, Ars Technica

iPhone Sellers Braced For Hit On Unsold Handsets

by Jonathan Richards, The Times

Mobile operators with exclusive contracts to sell Apple's iPhone are bracking themselves for significant losses on unsold stock as they clear the shelves to make way for a new, faster version expected this summer.

Frankenmac! WHat's In A Mac Clone?

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

While it was fun to build the Frankenmac, the truth is that I'm not generally willing to live with the downsides of a build-your-own Mac over the real thing fresh from Apple's factory.

My First Hate Mail!

by Cynthia Irmen, School Board Soundings

And let's remember what this editorial is saying: Apple is making their machines capable of using Microsoft software. Let me say it again: Apple is redesigning their machines to be compatible with Microsoft programs. Are you understanding the situation a little bit better now? The Microsoft programs that our kids will begin to learn as we transition to a PC environment over the next 5 years will run on both Apple machines and PCs if the author of the editorial is correct.

Please don't write "hate mails" if you feel the urge to reply.

Apple Makes Minor Concession On Pushing Safari To Windows Users

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Apple Inc has changed its software update tool for Windows users so that it separates updates for already-installed programs from offers to install new software.

Apple has updated the Windows utility, dubbed "Software Update," to version 2.1 That version features a split-pane displays that lists "Updates" atop and "New Software" below.

U.S. Army Looking To Switch To Mac's

by Weblog Of A "Switcher"

Should Apple Commercialize OS X For PC/Mac Clones?

by Nothing And More

As I see it, it's a gamble for Apple to go either way.

So many companies built operating systems for "generic" computers, and so far only one company succeeded. Why are there so many calls for Apple to license out its operating system, where history indicates that doing so will probably result in failure?

My Mac Do Have Modes

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

The idea for the Mac is not to have no modes, but to make modes very visible. And, from this perspective, Time Machine is very Mac-like, because you cannot help but notice tha you are now in Backup mode.

IBM Denies Internal Plans Of 'Mass Migration To Macs'

by Jacqueline Emigh, BetaNews

An IBM spokesperson today denied published reports of what he termed "mass migration" to Apple Macs at his company, claiming the only point of the test is to try to make IBM software products run well on Mac OS.

Return To Dark Castle

by Franklin Pride, Inside Mac Games

iPhone: Love It, Hate It, Debate It!

by Wendy Sheehan Donnell and Joel Santo Domingo, PC Magazine

Making Memories With Our Apple TV

by Todd Webb

It has become the way that we experience the family photo album, and I think it is better than the way I experienced family photos when I was a kid.

Psystar Mystery Adds Up To Phishing Scam

by Richard Koman, ZDNet

If you gave them your credit card number you should alert your bank.

BIAS Ships Peak LE 6 Audio Editing Software

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

The $2,500 Solution

by Jason Snell, Macworld

My old rule of thumb — buy a professional Mac desktop model or laptop for about $2,500 — has gone by the wayside.

California Woman Uses Remote Control Software To Track Stolen MacBook

by Leander Kahney, Cult Of Mac

As they said on MacBreak Weekly, this software actualy worked?

MIT Media Laboratory: The Human Speechome Project

by Apple

By Heng-Cheong Leong