[MyAppleMenu] Saturday, Jan 10, 2004
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Saturday, Jan 10, 2004
MyAppleMenu : Top Stories
The New Economy Hack: Turning Consumers Into Producers (Doc Searls, Linux Journal)
Apple is giving consumers tools that make them producers. This practice radically transform both the marketplace and the economy that thrives on it.
MyAppleMenu : News
The Macintosh's Twisted Truth (Owen Linzmayer, Wired News)
Apple's CEO Steve Jobs and the Macintosh are inextricably linked in the minds of most people. So it may come as a surprise to learn the Mac wasn't his idea at all.
Macworld A Little Bare, But Fun (Leander Kahney, Wired News)
The mood at Macworld 2004 is upbeat and boppy, but like Steve Jobs' opening keynote address on Tuesday, the show floor is a little bare.
What's In A $400 Rebate? One iPod, Or Two Manolos (James Barron, New York Times)
What to do with the $400 that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg wants to give homeowners as a rebate on the 18.5 percent property tax increase from 2002? "Buy an iPod Mini."
Displays Down, But Energy Up At Macworld Expo (John Batteiger, San Francisco Chronicle)
This week's Macworld Expo attracted fewer exhibitors than in years past, but Macintosh computer users and shoppers are still crowding the aisles of San Francisco's Moscone Center.
HP Looks To Shine Like Apple (Reuters)
Shares of HP jump more than 5% after company says it will sell iPod-like music player.
HP, Apple To Be Music Partners (Amy Schatz, Cox News Service)
Rivals' deal surprises industry.
Apple At 20: New Products Have High Success Rate (Mary Deibel, Scripps Howard News Service)
The year was 1984, and upstart Apple Computer Inc. got the world's attention.
Apple Bolsters Xserve Platform (Ephraim Schwartz, InfoWorld)
G5 to see performance gains, while XRAID expands to 3.5TB storage capacity.
Apple Steps Toward The Storage Mainstream (Paul Shread, Datamation)
In a move toward the mainstream storage market, Apple has released its first storage product with support for Windows and Linux-based computing environments.
GarageBand Community Web Sites Ready To Launch (MacMinute)
MyAppleMenu : Opinions
Apple's Real Motive For Its Jaw-Dropping Deal With Hewlett-Packard (Bill Palmer)
So how does this all translate into an increased number of Mac users down the road?
Wake Up And Smell The News At Macworld (AJ Kandy, CNET News.com)
I don't think [CNET] quite "got" the impact of this Macworld Expo.
iTunes At Your Local Record Store (Gregory Ng, Apple Matters)
This could be the start of the new way to buy and enjoy music -- allowing the customer to once again feel the joy of browsing music in the stores, meeting fellow music lovers, and supporting the artists that they enjoy.
Steve Jobs' Keynote Dilemma (David Lang, CMUG)
How can he change the buying cycle of Mac customers while still maintaining his Macworld showmanship?
Apple At Macworld: Is That All There Is? (David Coursey, ZDNet)
Even if [the announcements] make for a lackluster show in comparison to the Jobs' performances of the past, they're still exciting for Apple users. And at some level, that's quite enough.
HP, Apple Jam (Rick Aristotle Munarriz, Motley Fool)
They're going to make some beautiful music together.
Is Apple Fumbling Security? (Cryptonomicon.net)
For me, Apple is on probation. I trust their system, but given Apple's fumbling of recent security issues, I would never directly connect a Mac to the Internet as a web or email server.
Command And Control (John Gruber)
Two follow-ups from Monday's Die Hard.
MyAppleMenu : Reviews
The Picturephone Has Arrived (Jon Udell, InfoWorld)
Almost as good as being there: Apple's iChat AV and iSight deliver powerful audiovisual communication of the fly.
Is THe iBook Too Good For Its Own Good? (Chris Cobbs, Orlando Sentinel)
The iBook is now so close to the more expensive, high-end PowerBook, it's going to be harder to persuade buyers to spring for a machine that can cost nearly twice as much.
Apple Power Mac G5 1.66Hz (Cliff Joseph, vnunet.com)
The Power Mac G5 isn't intended as a low-cost home computer. It's designed for creative applications such as video editing or audio recording; for those purposes the G5 is a very worthwhile investment.
MyAppleMenu Tomorrow: Top Stories
Adobe, Others Slip Anticounterfeiting Code Into Apps (Robert Lemos, CNET News.com)
Adobe and other makers of image-manipulation programs have, at the behest of a little-known group of national banks, inserted secret technology into their programs to foil counterfeiting, the companies acknowledged this week.
MyAppleMenu Tomorrow: News & Opinions
Symbian Heads 'To Top' Of Smartphone Boom (Matthew Broersma, ZDNet UK)
A report projects strong growth for high-end mobile phones, with Microsoft's market share trailing behind Symbian, and Linux bringing up the rear.
Consumers Keep Notebook Sales On A Roll (John G. Spooner, CNET News.com)
Notebook PC shipments are expected to mushroom over the next three years thanks to falling prices and booming sales to consumers.
Cell Phones -- The Next Dinosaur (CNET News.com)
Vonage's deal to embed its software on chips from Texas Instruments should send a chill down the spine of cell phone carriers.
A Taste Of Tomorrow (Sydney Morning Herald)
MyAppleMenu Reader: Life
The Accidental Roommate (Caroline Seebohm, New York Times)
A Jack Benny moment: whether to pay extra for travelling alone or room with a stranger.
MyAppleMenu SingaporeSurf : News & Opinions
LTA's Cul-De-Sac On Travel Signboards (David Boey, Straits Times)
With millions of dollars in other projects in the pipeline, one hopes the LTA will show more accountability and openness in handling feedback from road users.
14 Indians Whipped In Singapore (Hindustan Times)
"Our only guilt was that we overstayed. For this we were treated worse than animals before being deported."
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