[MyAppleMenu] Apr 17, 2004
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Mac News for Mac Users
*** Apple And RealNetworks -- The 'Real' Story
by Peter Cohen and Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
"I can say this: It's true that Rob sent an e-mail to Steve... Certainly some of the things [in the e-mail] are consistent with what we've said before -- that Apple should open up the iPod."
*** Music To Their Ears
by Lilibet Snellings, The Daily Camera
"It seems like every other person on campus has the white ear phones in."
*** Pearl Jam: Making Videos On Their Own Terms
by Bija Gutoff, Apple
"Final Cut Pro was an essential piece of the puzzle. We never could have created anything without it."
*** Is Apple Computer Inc. Getting Ready To Take Another Bite Out Of The Twin Cities?
by Star Tribune
A third Apple Store in this market comes as Gateway Inc. recently closed its 188 stores nationwide, including a location close to Rosedale.
*** Small Businesses Point To Hidden Costs Of Xserve Support
by Nick dePlume, Think Secret
Owning one of Apple's rackmounted Xserve products comes with hidden support costs, some small business customers say.
*** Apple Still Aims To Launch Europe iTunes This Year
by Lucas van Grinsven, Reuters
Apple said on Friday it was sticking to a plan to launch a European version of ite iTunes Music Store on the Internet this year, saying it would not rush it out until it is perfect.
*** PlayFair Pulled Again
"[PlayFair] is contrary to our clients' terms and conditions governing availability of the service and is causing them enormous potential loss of revenue and reputation."
*** America's 25 Most Fascinating Entrepreneurs: Steve Jobs
by Robert X. Cringely, Inc.com
I've spent 27 years talking to, writing about, and watching Steve Jobs. And I have to say he has the best taste in product design, the best abaility as a one-on-one technical manager, and the greatest skill at making the rest of us want to buy stuff we don't strictly need of any American industralist, ever.
*** The Joys Of Apple Computers
by Ernie The Attorney
The sad fact is that Windows is so pervasive that i probably can't live without at least one Windows machine in my house. But, at least I've learned that I'll live a much happier life if the rest of them are Macs.
*** Low End Macs: Why Apple Needs A Headless Model For Education And Home Users
by Jeff Adkins, Low End Mac
*** Apple Should Look Abroad
by Dennis Sellers, Macsimum
After all, what platform is better suited to those getting their first computer?
*** Apple iPod Mini
by Steven Bush, Brighthand
Once again Apple has done it. It's combined sleek industrial design with an elegant easy-to-use interface and top-of-the-line sound at a reasonable price. Plus, it's just plain fun!
*** Rumor Today: Laptops Coming. Really.
by Heng-Cheong Leong
Think Secret<http://www.thinksecret.com/news/aprillaptops.html>: Apple will announce new laptops on Monday, sources confirmed.
*** First The Mini, Now The eMac
by Heng-Cheong Leong
AppleInsider<http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=427>: According to sources... Apple has recently placed its 1.25GHz eMac SuperDrive model on a short-term quality hold.
*** PC Makers Win Back Right To Sue Microsoft
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
PC manufacturers have regained the right to sue Microsoft for patent infringement, according to the latest report on Microsoft's compliance with the Antitrust settlement.
*** PCs 'Infested' With Spy Programs
by BBC News
The average computer is packed with hidden software that can secretly spy on online habits, a study has found.
*** Shake Your Groove Thing
by Robert X. Cringely, PBS
The only way to beat Microsoft is by ignoring Microsoft.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technology. Innovative Applications. New Economy.
*** New Sony Disc Threatens The Paperless Office
by Fred Locklear, Ars Technica
Sony and TOppan Printing have developed a new Blu-ray disc that is based on a paper substrate instead of plastic.
*** The Fuss About Gmail And Privacy: Nine Reasons Why It's Bogus
by Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Network
*** Novell's Linux Gamble Is Paying Off
by Bob Mims, Salt Lake Tribune
"Novell has been able to accomplish a lot that positions us to be able to address the fastest part of the [information technology] market, the Linux base."
The other things in life
*** Wheelchair-Accessible London
by Rick Mashburn, New York Times
London's reputation as a wheelchair-friendly place rests largely on the accessibility of its taxis. It is downright revolutionary, the idea of rolling a wheelchair directly into a taxicab, any ordinary cab hailed on the street.
*** In The City, Laps Of Luxury
by David W. Chen, New York Times
In one of the ultimate indulgences of urban living, a small but growing number of New Yorkers are installing swimming pools in their own apartments.
*** We The Characters
by Laura Miller, New York Times
The first-person-plural narrator both a risky proposition and a striking effect, if a writer can pull it off.
Life in the city
*** Charities And The Fight For The Small Pie
by Tor Ching Li, Today
Part of the problem is that the local fund-raising industry in Singapore is still in its infancy.
*** Big Brother Agrees To Turn A Blind Eye In Singapore
by John Aglionby, The Guardian
But many of the "Remaking SIngapore" measures will result in government agencies still dominating people's lives and some are little more than cosmetic, particularly with regard to the arts and freedom of expression.
*** To Be A Tour-Guide Cabby, Know Your Roti Prata
by Glenys Sim, Straits Times
Just 23 of the cabbies passed the test, and the taxi tourist guide scheme, which was supposed to be launched this month, has been postponed to the second half of this year.
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