[MyAppleMenu] Jan 28, 2003
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MyAppleMenu : Top Stories
Apple Updates Power Macs, Releases 20-Inch Display (Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral)
Apple revved the high-end Power Mac to 1.42GHz, while adding FireWire 800 and internal support for 54Mbps AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth wireless networking.
Mac Opera Gored On Safari? (Paul Festa, CNET News.com)
<Currently, Apple is clearly focused on speed and elegance above all else, and that's a fine goal for a 1.0 product. But I hope that future versions of Safari incorporate additional features that simplify life on the Web>
Opera Software expressed significant doubts it would continue producing a browser for the Macintosh operating system, illustrating a growing problem for third-party Mac developers as Apple Computer steps up its own application development efforts.
MyAppleMenu : News
Apple Splits OS 9 Power Macs Onto Separate Page (MacFixIt)
For the first time, Apple has symbolically and tangibly split its Power Mac line into two sets - those that can exclusively boot Mac OS X and those that can also boot Mac OS 9.
Developer To Revive iTunes File-Sharing (Matthew Broersma, CNET News.com)
The developer of a peer-to-peer file-sharing plug-in for Apple Computer's iTunes music application has decided to give the software a new lease on life, after it was put out of commission by the computer maker's lawyers earlier this month.
Laptop Computers Beginning To Go Home With Students (Elizabeth Dorsey, The Times Record)
"The students have been fabulous with the computers. Overall, it's just been incredibly impressive."
Nisus Working On An OS X Version Of Word Processor (Dennis Sellers, MacCentral)
The long-in-the-works Mac OS X version of Nisus Software's Nisus Writer is could enter public beta testing in late February or early March, though the time frame is subject to change.
Sorenson Squeeze 3 Products Shipping (Dennis Sellers, MacCentral)
Sorenson Squeeze is a video compression tool designed for both novice and professional content creators. It allows users to encode and deliver QuickTime media for streaming and progressive downloads.
MyAppleMenu : Reviews
Marble Blast (Eddie Park, Inside Mac Games)
While not very deep, the gameplay is addictive and very easy to learn. The levels are really easy on the eyes and are set up quite cleverly, particularly in the later stages.
DAVE Outshines Jaguar's Cross-Platform File, Print Sharing (John Rizzo, MacHome)
DAVE is the better choice when you have a Mac that you want to fit into an existing PC network, such as a student taking a Mac to college, or for someone bringing in an iBook or PowerBook to the office.
ThinkFree Office: Not Ready For Prime Time (Steve Watkins, Low End Mac)
I want to like ThinkFree Office. I really do. I would like nothing more than to find an office suite that would be a Microsoft Office killer. Unfortunately, ThinkFree Office ain't it.
The ABCs Of MP3 (Cliff Edwards, BusinessWeek)
If a quick glance around my gym is any indication, Apple's sleek iPod remains the undisputed king of the digital-music-player market.
Emulators - The Copy-Cat Top Dogs (Scott Colvey, vnunet.com)
Did you realise that it's possible to persuade your PC to assume an entirely new personality, to masquerade as a different make and model altogether?
Going On Safari (Adam C. Engst, TidBITS)
Currently, Apple is clearly focused on speed and elegance above all else, and that's a fine goal for a 1.0 product. But I hope that future versions of Safari incorporate additional features that simplify life on the Web.
The Right Database For Your Business (Jeffrey Levine and Andrew Sherman, Fortune)
Access or FileMaker Pro? Here's how to choose.
F1 Championship Season 2000 (Andy Largent, Inside Mac Games)
With great effects and very detailed, realistic gameplay, F1 Championship has dashed across the finish line as a new milestone for Macintosh racing.
MyAppleMenu : Wintel News
Worm Hits Microsoft, Which Ignored Own Advice (John Schwartz, New York Times)
The disruption was particularly embarrassing for Microsoft, which has been preaching the gospel of secure computing.
Microsoft Fails Slammer's Security Test (Robert Lemos, CNET News.com)
Microsoft's policy of relying on software patches to fix major security flaws was questioned Monday after a series of internal e-mail revealed that the software giant's own network wasn't immune from a worm that struck the Internet last weekend.
More Wintel News at <http://www.myapplemenu.com/wintel/>
MyAppleMenu Tomorrow : Top Stories
Paid Content Trend Is Dangeours (Steve Outing, Editor And Publisher)
But not for the reason you think.
MyAppleMenu Tomorrow : News & Opinions
Kazaa Strikes Back At Hollywood, Labels (John Borland, CNET News.com)
Sharman Networks, owner of the popular Kazaa file-swapping software, has launched a legal counterstrike against the major record labels and Hollywood studios, asserting that they have obscenely abused their copyright powers.
Trouble With Prime Numbers: DeCSS, DVD And The Protection Of Proprietary Encryption Tools (Andres Guadamuz Gonzalez)
Would Selling MP3 Revive The Labels? (Lucas Gonze, O'Reilly Network)
I didn't buy because I realized that paying premium prices for a do-it-yourself product doesn't make sense.
Powering Wireless LANs (Carmen Nobel, eWeek)
A cadre of networking companies is striving to make it easier for customers not only to integrate WLANs into their existing wired infrastructures but also to manage them. To do it, the vendors are taking advantage of an upcoming IEEE standard that adds power management to the overall management mix.
Opera To Release Rewritten Browser (Paul Festa, CNET News.com)
Opera Software on Tuesday will release the final version of its newly rewritten browser for the Windows operating system, adding features without increasing the browser's size.
Some Super Bowl Advertisers Fumble Online (Stefanie Olsen, CNET News.com)
The Web sites of Super Bowl TV advertisers largely held up for visiting Internet surfers during and after the playoffs Sunday, but a handful of them choked under high-traffic pressures, according to new performance data.
Tech CEOs Not Optimistic On IT Recovery (Reuters)
>From Microsoft's Bill Gates to Michael Dell, the founder of the world's second-largest personal computer maker, few were prepared to predict a recovery in global demand for technology after the Internet bubble burst.
IBM To Unfold New Lotucs Products (David Becker, CNET News.com)
IBM will show off a new light-duty e-mail application at this week's Lotusphere conference, the company's annual trade show for its Lotus software division.
Borland, Microsoft Tie .Net Knot (Martin LaMonica, CNET News.com)
Borland Software has licensed a key piece of Microsoft's .Net software and will build a new line of programming tools for .Net later this year, the companies announced Monday.
MyAppleMenu Reader : World
Just The Facts (Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal)
George W. Bush is being told by some pundits and others that ringing oratory is what he most needs in his State of the Union address tomorrow night. That is exactly wrong.
Anti-Europeanism In America (Timothy Garton Ash, New York Review Of Books)
You might say that to highlight "American anti-Europeanism," as I have done in this essay, will itself contribute to the downward spiral of mutual distrust. But writers are not diplomats. American anti-Europeanism exists; and its carriers may be the first swallows of a long, bad summer.
MyAppleMenu Reader : Science & Tech
What Science Can (And Cannot) Tell You (Richard Dawkins, The Times)
Science has no methods for deciding what is ethical. That is a matter for individuals and for society. But science can clarify the questions being asked, and can clear up obfuscating misunderstandings.
MyAppleMenu Reader : Life
High Priest Of Low-Life America (Tim Adams, The Observer)
Loved by Hollywood and lionised by fellow writers, Elmore Leonard still can't see what all the fuss is about.
How 'Jack' Hopped Away With A PG Rating (Patrick Goldstein, Los Angeles Times)
The "Kangaroo Jack" rating is another nail in the coffin for a ratings board that has shown itself to be wildly out of touch with parents.
A Bookworm As A Child, Now The Talk Of The Town (Robin Finn, New York Times)
Right after The New Yorker magazine named Deborah Treisman, a West Villager with lifelong ties to the literati, as its fiction editor, a job that in the vivid imagination of fiction writers carries clout equivalent to St. Peter's at the Pearly Gates, a frisson of apprehension shot through the literary milieu. Ms. Treisman felt it, too.
A Horse-Whisperer's Tale Trails Dominick Dunne (Felicity Barringer, New York Times)
A slander suit brought by Gary Condit against Dominick Dunne for repeating an unsubstantiated tale raises the question of whether journalists can traffic in rumor.
A Goal For Ground Zero: Finding An Urban Poetry (Herbert Muschamp, New York Times)
Sometimes we actually do acknowledge poets to be legislators of the world. One of those rare moments may be here.
Come To LeBow Country (Joshua Davis, Wired)
Maverick tycoon Bennett LeBow wants to help the world stop smoking. By selling genetically modified tobacco. Grown by the Amish.
Everybody's A Critic (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune)
Why is there such a disconnect between those who watch movies as an escape and those who view them for a living?
Grand Old Protest (Paul Boutin, Slate)
A Republican web site that even Bush-bashers can love.
MyAppleMenu SingaporeSurf : News & Opinions
Malaysia Is Singapore's Punching Bag (Bernama)
Singapore under pressure from its own people to fix its lagging economy is trying to divert their attention by using Malaysia as a punching bag, said several Johor residents.
Malaysia Questions Singapore's Decision To Publise Letters On Water Issue (Jane Ritikos, The Star)
On Singapores statement that Malaysia had changed its mind several times on the water price, Syed Hamid said: "The price has never changed."
Tired Of Waiting For A Cab In The Rain? Here's Hope (Karamjit Kaur, Straits Times)
Less hassle, better service with stricter new rules for taxi firms from June; new cab companies may mean more taxis too.
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