[MyAppleMenu] Monday, Jul 28, 2003
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Monday, Jul 28, 2003
MyAppleMenu : Top Stories
Are You Ready For A 64-Bit PC? (Tom Mainelli, PC World)
New processors coming soon from Advanced Micro Devices and Apple suggest 64-bit computing will make its way to a desktop near you this year. But what does that really mean for you?
Apple Cube: Alive And Selling (Leander Kahney, Wired News)
Though discontinued three years ago, Apple's Power Mac G4 Cube commands a strong -- almost fanatical -- following. Used Cubes fetch premium prices on eBay, there's a thriving trade in aftermarket upgrades, and dedicated owners are going to extreme lengths to keep their much-loved machines current.
MyAppleMenu : News
Safari Global Usage Share More Than Doubles Since Feb. (Peter Cohen, MacCentral)
Apple saw the global usage share of its Safari browser more than double since February.
DRM-Equipped Photoshop Given A Test Run In Australia (Dennis Sellers, MacCentral)
Only the boxed copies of Photoshop and Collections contain DRM, and both the box and registration application inform users that they must activate the software, either over the Internet or over the phone.
Mac Office To Gain Exchange Support (Nick Ciarelli, Microsoft Watch)
A summer release of Office for Mac OS X will add client functions to the suite's e-mail and PIM component as well as performance tweaks and bug fixes.
Apple Cofirms Panther OS Will Be 32-Bit (Tony Smith, The Register)
Certain libraries and other elements have been recoded to allow it to make use of the 64-bit addressing provided by the G5's 64-bit IBM PowerPC 970 processor.
Macromedia Ships Contribute 2 (Peter Cohen, MacCentral)
The new version works natively on Mac OS X and also connects faster and more securely to Web sites.
Out Of The U.S. And Out Of Luck To Download Music Legally (Bob Tedeschi, New York Times)
Online music-selling services have far fewer restrictions than the industry's early offerings, but they do not necessarily travel well.
School Laptop Plan In Works (Amy F. Bailey, Associated Press)
Plans to give all Michigan sixth-graders wireless laptops or handheld computers by early next year is great in concept, but Saginaw County educators say they have plenty of unanswered questions.
MyAppleMenu : Reviews
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Robert Capps, MacAddict)
This game will wreak havoc on your social life and job productivity. Try to take a break from Pro Skater and you'll inevitably find yourself magnetically drawn back to your computer for one more attempt at landing that last trick or finishing that next goal.
MyAppleMenu : Wintel News
Redefining Microsoft (Frank Catalano, Seattle Weekly)
Microsoft has trouble whenever it tries to grow outside of this core competency. The failures are "disappeared" from Microsoft's official history with an efficiency that George Orwell would have admired.
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MyAppleMenu Tomorrow: Top Stories
Even 'Obvious' Ideas Can Be Protected With Patents (Justin Pope, Associated Press)
Entire industries, such as financial services and insurance, which had never considered their ideas patentable, began hiring lawyers to protect intellectual property.
MyAppleMenu Tomorrow: News & Opinions
Diverging Estimates Of The Costs Of Spam (Saul Hansell, New York Times)
Gauging the cost of tiny bits of computer power and the value of many moments of wasted time, multiplied by millions of e-mail users, leads to big, if inevitably imprecise, numbers.
MyAppleMenu Reader: World
Thanks For The Mammaries (Collin Levey, Wall Street Journal)
Feminists want women to control their bodies -- except their breasts.
MyAppleMenu Reader: Science & Tech
As Clock Ticks For Hubble, Some Plead For A Reprieve (Dennis Overbye, New York Times)
On Thursday, astronomers will crowd into a hotel ballroom in Washington to discuss when and how NASA should put down one of its and astronomy's most spectacular successes, the Hubble Space Telescope.
MyAppleMenu Reader: Life
Bob Hope, Legendary Entertainer, Dies At 100 (Associated Press)
Bob Hope, ski-nosed master of the one-liner and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, has died, less than two months after turning 100.
It's Not R Town (Lorenza Munoz, Los Angeles Times)
Some small-town theaters choose to live without 'restricted' films.
Dont' Wanna Grow Up Cuz Puberty Isn't Funny (Ned Martel, New York Times)
No matter how many laughs a television show can squeeze from an impish boy, cracking wise and bugging out his eyes at various oppressors, a sudden end to the laughter looms. The comedy often stops when puberty starts.
Homeless.com (Johnny Diaz, Boston Globe)
To look at her, you wouldn't know this 22-year-old has no home. Or that she's a writer, with a devoted Internet following.
Feminism, The Body, And The Machine (Wendell Berry, Cross Currents)
Without exception, the feminist letters accuse me of exploiting my wife, and they do not scruple to allow the most insulting implications of their indictment to fall upon my wife. They fail entirely to see that my essay does not give any support to their accusation -- or if they see it, they do not care.
MyAppleMenu SingaporeSurf : News & Opinions
Australia To Sign Singapore FTA (Herald Sun)
Australia and Singapore will cement a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) today as officials try to create a similar deal with the United States.
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