[MyAppleMenu] Jun 21, 2002
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=== top =============
Apple Apology Over Gartner Press Release (Jonny Evans, Macworld UK)
Neither Apple, nor the Gartner group, has denied that accuracy of these findings. However, Gartner seems keen to ensure that the public are made aware that the findings "do not reflect" the company's public position on this debate.
USB, FireWire Head To Battle (John G. Spooner, ZDNet)
Regardless of which technology becomes more widely used, the bottom line is that consumers and peripherals makers stand to reap the rewards.
=== news =============
Taiwan Enjoys Rapidly Growing Orders From Apple Computer (Nikkei BP)
Taiwan has become Apple's global production source.
Teachers Wanna Hold A Handheld (Katie Dean, Wired News)
Schools are inching closer to putting a computer in the hands of every student, and a number of educators believe that handheld computers are the best and quickest way to make it happen.
Complete Mac Gets New Owner, Name (Travis K. Kircher, Business First)
Apache Anti-Hack Patch Posted (Sam Costello, Macworld UK)
Webmasters using Apache are being encouraged to patch their servers immediately against a vulnerability inherent in recent version of the popular Web server software.
Surfing As Free As A Cloud (Sean Dodson, The Guardian)
It is a new kind of network: fast, wireless internet access broadcast from rooftops and church steeples, available to all for free.
Apple Acquires Prismo Technologies (MacNN)
Sources indicate that Prismo's INDIA Titler Pro -- used in the creation of animated titles and lettering -- was chief among technologies acquired.
MacHack 2002 Keynote: Tim O'Reilly (Shawn Platkus, MacFixIt)
=== opinions =============
'Real People' Overlooks Key Audience (Adam Robert Guha, Low End Mac)
Apple is overlooking one of the most important markets. Kids and teenagers.
MacHack (PG-13): Bring On The Yoots (Chuck Toporek, O'Reilly Network)
Apple should seriously look at having another level of developer membership.
=== reviews =============
Players Give Music Buffs A Way To Tote Big Collections (Mike Himowitz, Baltimore Sun)
Apple's iPod is still the best at this, thanks to an intuitive control panel and excellent Mac-based iTunes software.
=== internet top news =============
Curtain Call For Webcasts? (Christopher Stern, Washington Post)
Thousands of Internet radio stations may find their transmissions financially jammed after the Librarian of Congress yesterday adjusted the royalty fees that the webcasters must pay musicians and record companies for broadcasting their songs online.
=== internet news =============
Internet Radio Criticizes Rate On Royalties (Amy Harmon, New York Times)
Federal copyright regulators set a critical ground rule for the fledgling Internet radio industry, cutting in half a proposed royalty rate that Internet companies must pay to record labels.
=== wintel news =============
Report: Dell To Try Its Hand At Handhelds (Margaret Kane, CNET News.com)
Sources close to Dell told CNET News.com that although no decision have been made, the company has been evaluating communicator-style handheld devices that combine the features of cellular phones and PDAs, in the manner of Handspring's Treo.
Microsoft Tests Home-Network PC (David Becker, ZDNet)
Microsoft has shipped an early trial version of "Freestyle"--its new entertainment-centric PC design--to some beta testers, a company representative confirmed Thursday.
=== reader : tech =============
It's The Final Reel For The VCR (Frank Ahrens and Dina ElBoghdady, Washington Post)
Soon, you will no longer be able to buy movie videos at Circuit City. The nation's second-largest electronics retailer is phasing out sales of videotape movies as the chain makes way for the inevitability of DVD.
Perl Is Internet Yiddish (Yoz Grahame, Commonplace Megaphone)
In other words: There's More Than One Way To Do It. Or, as Perl hackers often say, TMTOWTDI.
=== reader : life =============
Airplanes Don't Get No Respect (Patrick Smith, Salon)
The glamour of the jet age is gone, and that's a shame. It's time to bring back the wonder.
Hello Kity (Virginia Heffeman, Slate)
Why <i>Sagwa</i>'s better than <i>Sesame Street</i>.
Washington As Seen In Hollywood's Crystal Ball (Joel Garreau, Washington Post)
No matter what we really thought, no future would be acceptable if it got in the way of the chase scenes.
Missing The Point Of Soccer (Paul Farhi, Washington Post)
The sport's fans bemoan Americans' obsession with scoring.
In California Gold Country, A New Rush For Old Wine (Sally McGrane, New York Times)
The region starting around the town of Sonora north through Calaveras County, Amador County and El Dorado County has seen a boomlet in small wineries that is drawing vintners in increasing numbers to the rolling, oak-studded foothills along Highway 49.
In Manhattan, A Lust For Large (Tracie Rozhon, New York Times)
Like their suburban brethren, New Yorkers have been struck by the urge for big, with sales of larger apartments surging, even as prices continue to rise.
=== singapore news =============
SCV-StarHub Merger Gets Green Light Despite SingTel's Protest (Channel NewsAsia)
The SCV-StarHub merger is now expected to be completed through a share swap by month-end.
Singaporeans To Pay More For Electricity From July 1 (S Ramesh, Channe NewsAsia)
Power Supply says the increase is due to the significant rise in fuel oil prices.
Singapore Commits $3b To Revitalise Sentosa (Business Times Singapore)
The one-time jewel in Singapore's tourism crown has been struggling in recent years, with attractions being run down and some of them closing.
KL Says Water For Singapore Until 2161 If Price is Right (Business Times Singapore)
Malaysia is willing to supply water to Singapore for another 100 years after the current pact expires 2061, but the city-state must be open to paying a higher price, a minister said today.
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