[MyAppleMenu] Jun 23, 2003

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Monday, Jun 23, 2003

MyAppleMenu : Top Stories
Apple Previews Mac OS X 'Panther' (Peter Cohen, MacCentral)
Highlights of the new operating system version include a revamped Finder interface that Jobs describes as "user-centric". Other new features include faster search, colored labels, and better integration with Windows network environments.

Apple Rolls Out iChat AV, iSight (Dennis Sellers, MacCentral)
The next version of iChat, iChat AV and a new Apple digital camera, the iSight, were unviled by Steve Jobs today.

Jobs Unveils New Power Macs (Ina Fried, CNET News.com)
Speaking at the company's annual developer conference, Steve Jobs rolled out a new crop of Power Macs that he says can outperform any Windows-based PC on the market. The Power Mac G5 will be built around IBM's new PowerPC 970 chip and come in three flavors -- a 1.6GHz model, a 1.8GHz model and a dual processor 2GHz model.

MyAppleMenu : News
Mac OS X Users Top 7 Million (MacMinute)
The number of Mac OS X applications have also doubled to more than 6,000 during the past year.

iTunes Music Store Hits 5 Million Downloads (MacMinute)
Over 46 percent of the songs have been purchased as albums, and over 80 percent of songs available the online store have been purchased at least once.

Apple Releases Safari 1.0 (Dennis Sellers, MacCentral)
Safari has seen over five million downloads of the beta versions in the past six months; version 1.0 will be the defalt browser for the new Power Mac G5s coming in August.

Apple Introduces Xcode Developer Tools (Dennis Sellers, MacCentral)
Xcode, Apple's new developer tools, combines a Unix-based development environment, a breakthrough -- and simplified -- user interface, and performance technologies including Fix and Continue, Zero Link and Distributed Build.

Apple Previews Mac OS X 'Panther' Server (Peter Cohen, MacCentral)
The new version includes an Automatic Setup feature, Open Directory 2, Samba 3 and the JBoss Application Server.

Musical Revival (Dawn C. Chmielewski, San Jose Mercury News)
Success of Apple's service breathes new lie into online song sales.

OpenOffice For The Mac Goes Gold (Andrew Orlowski, The Register)
OpenOffice for the Macintosh is finally out of beta, just in time for Apple's WorldWide Developer Conference.

Week Ahead: Pocket PC Vs. Mac (David Becker, CNET News.com)
Microsoft and Apple Computer are set to face off "mano a desktop" on the publicity front.

LaCie Announces 60GB Pocket Drive (Jim Darlymple, MacCentral)
The 7200rpm drive weighs in at 12.5 ounces and is small enough to fit into your pocket.

No School For The Unwanted (Tom Pullar-Strecker, Stuff)
Christchurch hi-tech research organisation Ultralab South is hoping to persuade the government to trial a British scheme for educational non-achievers called "Notschool".

Apple iPod Does A Palm (Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Sait Paul Pioneer Press)
Now Windows users can harness their iPods as personal organizers, too.

MyAppleMenu : Opinions
Apple And Microsoft: Can This Divorce Be Saved? (David Coursey, ZDNet)
I remain concerned tha tthere needs to be more great Apple software to help the platform along. But I don't think that Microsoft's withdrawal from that market will prove fatal for Apple.

MyAppleMenu : Reviews
More Than An MP3 Player (Chris Oaten, Advertiser)
Apple's new range of iPod music players are musical manna from heaven.

MyAppleMenu : Wintel News
Microsoft Blog Policy Coming Down The Pike? (Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft Watch)
So far, corporate has yet to weigh in on its growing cadre of bloggers. But that may be about to change.

More Wintel News at <http://www.myapplemenu.com/wintel/>

MyAppleMenu Tomorrow : Top Stories
The Tech Rebound That Isn't Quite (Steve Lohr, New York Times)
Even if a recovery is indeed getting under way, industry analysts say, it promises to be a pretty sober affair -- slow and uneven. Instead of leading the economy, the technology sector is being pulled along with it, behaving more like other industries and less like a business that operates by its own "new economy" rules.

MyAppleMenu Tomorrow : News & Opinions
DVD-Piracy Paranoia Proves Counterproductive (Rob Pegoraro, Washington Post)
This unauthorized, unclicensed software makes DVDs more valuable and useful to me. The DVD industry, however, sees things a little differently.

MyAppleMenu Reader : World
Sweep Of Reason (Darrin M. McMahon, Boston Globe)
Critics say the Islamic world needs its own Enlightenment. But just how enlightened was our own?

Bush May Have Exaggerated, But Did He Lie? (David E. Rosenbaum, New York Times)
A review of hte president's public statements found little that could lead to a conclusion that the president actually lied.

MyAppleMenu Reader : Science & Tech
Shedding Light On Shyness (Elena Conis, Los Angeles Times)
Brain imaging is revealing differences between timid and outgoing people. The findings may lead to improvements in psychiatric diagnosis.

No Nemo: Anemones, Not Parents, Protect Clownfish (John Roach, National Geographic News)
The true protectors of clownfish in the ocean are not parents but rather pirckly, stinging sea anemones that live on reefs.

MyAppleMenu Reader : Life
Women Try To Preserve A Place Of Their Own (Julie Flaherty, New York Times)
New Words Bookstore, which last year ended its run as one of the oldest and largest feminist bookstores in the country, is not acting the way a failed business should.

Right Or Wong, We're Journalists (Dave Barry, Miami Herald)
How did we get into this situation? Without pointing the finger of blame at any one institution, I would say it is entirely the fault of The New York Times.

Language Barriers (Peter Jones, Spectator)
The universities are becoming factories of jargon and illiteracy.

MyAppleMenu SingaporeSurf : News & Opinions
The Roadblocks To Passion: Creativity And Risk-Taking Won't Come With A Government Nod (Teng Qian Xi, Today)
If the government does not take the initiative in opening up, individual beliefs and interests will remain private quests for most Singaporeans.

Time For GST Break?: Bold Move Could Help Economy (Derrick A Paulo, Today)
Is it time to raise the broly and give GST revenue back to the people and businesses, encourage them to spend and expand, and hence help the ailing economy?

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