[MyAppleMenu] Sep 19, 2002
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MyAppleMenu : Top Stories
OS X Server Up For Award (Macworld UK)
Apple has been short-listed for recognition at the Computing Industry Awards 2002.
The World Of A Mac User (David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun)
Daring to be an Apple Computer Inc. devotee in a world dominated by Microsoft Corp.s Windows may seem quixotic, but just about any Macintosh user will tell you that despite some disadvantages, theyd never turn to the "dark side."
MyAppleMenu : News
Finding An Opening (Maggie Biggs, InfoWorld)
As open-source database usage expands, two questions arise. First, how can enterprises effectively utilize open-source databases to gain a competitive advantage? And second, how will open-source databases affect the database marketplace?
StuffIt Deluxe 7.0 Has New File Format (MacNN)
The new StuffIt X file format (.sitx) integrates compression with security and safety options.
Is Apple's Innovation Only Skin-Deep? (Jay Lyman, NewsFactor)
"Apple need to transation [innovations] into a compelling, business case justification."
Connectix Recommends Mac OS X 10.2.1 Update (MacMinute)
The Digital Advantage (Apple)
Many professional photographers are finding that digital photography gives them strong competitive advantages over film-based photographers. Here are three points of view from pro photographers who have worked both with film-based and with digital photography.
MyAppleMenu : Opinions
Apple, IBM Team On 64-Bit CPU (Daniel Drew Turner and Matthew Rothenberg, eWeek)
According to sources, IBM Microelectronics, a division of IBM, is working with Apple on a 64-bit PowerPC processor for use in the latter's high-end desktops and servers.
If You Don't Have .Mac You Don't Have A Mac (Steve Jack, MacDailyNews)
Nobody will want a Mac without .Mac.
MyAppleMenu : Reviews
Blasphemy! Apple Does Windows (Troy Dreier, PC Magazine)
The Windows iPod experience might not be as smooth as that of the Mac version, but it does bring the iPod's famous ease-of-use and portability to the other 95 percent of the market.
Why Windows Has The Edge Over The Mac (Kim Komando, Microsoft bCentral)
The iMac does its job well. But it is no more intuitive than Windows XP.
X-Arcade (Eddie Park, Inside Mac Games)
I cant recommend this controller enough, particularly to those who favor arcade-style games on their computers.
iPod Portable Player Enters The Windows World (Mike langberg, San Jose Mercury News)
The competition is also catching up to Apple in offering featherweight design and high-speed connections.
Mac System Is The Real Thing (David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun)
Apple's upgrade for the Macintosh features significant utilities, treats and speed.
Data Swells, As Do Ways To Store It (J.D. Biersdorfer, New York Times)
So not only are all kinds of storage options now available, but they also fit more into less space.
Mac OS X 10.2.1 Update - So Far So Good (Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network)
So far, after a couple hours of use, 10.2.l seems like a pleasant enhancement to Jaguar without any noticeable problems.
MyAppleMenu : Wintel News
Gateway's Problem Is Microsoft, Not Dell (Bradley J. Fikes, North County Times)
Trouble is, Gateway controls only the hardware design of its iMac challenger, the Profile series, not the software.
Two Flaws Embitter Microsoft's Java (Robert Lemos, CNET News.com)
Microsoft released an advisory Wednesday night warning all users of its Windows operating system of two new critical flaws that could allow a malicious attacker to take control of a victim's PC.
Rivals: Microsoft Not Compllying (D. Ian Hopper, Associated Press)
Microsoft isn't living up to its agreement with the federal government to allow Windows users to remove access to the company's programs and choose competitors' products, a group funded by Microsoft's rivals said Wednesday.
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MyAppleMenu Tomorrow : Top Stories
Wireless Web Embraces "Push" (Ben Charny, CNET News.com)
Push technology--a concept that has come to epitomize the bloated promises of the dot-com era--is finding redemption in millions of cell phones.
Footing The Bill For Free Wi-Fi (BusinessWeek)
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Groups that provide wireless access at no charge are evolving various ways to get their expenses paid -- including going commercial.
MyAppleMenu Tomorrow : News & Opinions
Open-Source Group Gets Sun Security Gift (Stephen Shankland, CNET News.com)
Sun Microsystems has donated new cryptography technology to an open-source project at the heart of many secure transactions on the Internet.
Next-Gen Web Services: CTO Grapple With Security, Data Transformation (Heather Harreld, InfoWorld)
While the promise of Web services looms large for these CTOs, they are grappling with multiple barriers to achieve the ultimate vision of collaborative applications.
Stop Blaming IT For All The Problems (Jon Oltsik, ZDNet)
Smart business managers will recognize the problem and find ways to build bridges to IT managers.
Fighting For A Filter-Free Net (Katie Dean, Wired News)
Two civil liberties groups want the Children's Internet Protection Act, which requires schools to use filtering software, repealed. But they have no plans to challenge the law in court ... yet.
Warchalking Is Theft, Says Nokia (James Middleton, vnunet.com)
The practitioners of warchalking are being slammed as bandwidth thieves in an advisory issued by mobile and wireless vendor Nokia.
Intersil May Jumpstart A Price War (Ben Charny, CNET News.com)
Emerging competition could spark a price war in the market for popular 802.11a equipment, industry analysts said Wednesday.
MyAppleMenu Reader : World
Recipes For Death (Nicholas D. Kirstof, New York Times)
We have a window now, while terrorists still have difficulty obtaining reliable recipes for bio- and chemical weapons. If we continue to allow these cookbooks to improve, buttressed by helpful articles in professional journals, then over the next 10 years we may empower terrorists to kill us on an unimaginable scale.
MyAppleMenu Reader : Life
Conan O'Brien Is Mr. Emmy (Frank DiGiacomo, The New York Observer)
"I have one thing that I want to be. I want to be that guy for my generation."
All That Viewers Ask For Is A Little Closure (Brian Lowry, Los Angeles Times)
So are networks hurting themselves in the long run by letting loyal customers, people who sat through a season's worth of commercials, end the experience with a bad taste in their mouths? Because until technology solves this dilemma, just thinking about it as a consumer, does wanting to know how the story ends really sound like too much to ask?
Ebert's Outburst Was Stellar (Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News)
It was awful, I tell you. I missed all the fun.
MyAppleMenu SingaporeSurf : News & Opinions
Broadband Sales Seen Pipping Dial-Up (Leo Kee Chye, Business Times Singapore)
A steady decline in subscription prices of ADSL access coupled with increasing demand will see broadband revenues this year surpassing those from dial-up access for the first time in Singapore, according to latest research by Gartner Inc.
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