[MyAppleMenu] May 20, 2004
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Mac News for Mac Users
*** Apple Creates Division For iPod
by Ina Fried, CNET News.com
Apple late Wednesday confirmed that it is splitting its product development into two division -- one focused on the Mac and the other ofcused on iPod digital music player.
*** Apple Creates New iPod Division, Shuffles Execs
Jon Rubinstein, who has led the hardware engineering efforts will run the new division, an Apple spokesman said.
*** New Mac-Hack Whack
by Macworld UK
Unsanity has released Paranoid Android to protect Mac users from a security vulnerability in OS X.
*** Mac Hole Has Users, Hackers Abuzz
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Malicious script kiddies are reportedly rushing to exploit the first serious security hole discovered in Apple's Mac OS X.
*** OS X Security Flaw Plagues Web Browsers
by Blane Warrene, MacNewsWorld
In an exclusive interview, "lixlpixel," the person who discovered the flaw said that after waiting on Apple's reply, he finally posted the advisory to a Swiss Macintosh Web site. "This is how Secunia picked up on the vulnerability," lixlpixel said.
*** Apple Leaves Greens Seeing Red
by Macworld UK
Apple has been critcised for its recyling and green practices by an environmental group.
*** FileMaker Lands Award
by Macworld UK
FileMaker Pro 6 has landed the Codie Award for best database software from the Software and Information Industry Association.
*** Apple Video Tools Pack Production Show
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Apple technology is fully evident at London's Production Show this year.
*** Apple Store London: A View From Above
*** More CD Buyers Try Out Digital Song Stores
by Dawn Kawamoto, CNET News.com
Digital song stores and subscription sites appear to attract music lovers who buy more CDs than the average consumer, according to a survey The NPD Group released Wednesday.
*** Apple Redesigns .Mac With Persistent Navigation Links, New Features
*** Playlistism Evolves
by Leander Kahney, Cult Of Mac
iTunes Playlistism -- mocking people's taste in music as revealed by their shared iTunes music library -- is rife on college campuses.
*** Just Let PlayFair Die Already, OK?
by Wincent Colaiuta
By breaking the DRM you're only jeopardizing the future of the iTunes Music Store.
*** Anatomy Of A Software Bug
by Rick Schaut
*** There's More For Mac Users In Superstore Aisles Than Many Realize
by Alan Zisman, Low End Mac
Despite the game gap, there's more than enough stuff in the typical electronics or computer superstore to keep a Mac user in gear, even if the store's staff may be the last to realize it.
*** Mac Office: Windows All Over
by David Pogue, New York Times
After years of seeing its own good ideas adopted by the Office for Windows team, Microsoft's Mac designers apparently decided that two could play that game.
*** With A Digital Slide Show, You May Upstage The Bride
by Larry Magid, New York Times
Most of those old Kodak Carousels are long gone, but anyone with a PC or a Mac already has at least a piece of the modern-day equivalent.
*** Entourage 2004 Follow-Up
I heard from Microsoft that most mail rules should without a problem.
*** Fragmentation In HFS Plus Volumes
by Amit Singh
Defragmentation on HFS+ volumes should not be necessary at all, or owthwhile, in most cases, because the system seems to do a very good job of avoiding/countering fragmentation.
*** eMacs, 12" 'Books, And The Mac Legacy
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac
In terms of value and that "just right" all-in-one integration that Apple began to perfect with the original Macintosh, it's hard not to find the eMac and 12" 'Books excellent values.
*** Apple iPod 15 GB
by Ameya Dalvi, Techtree.com
This is undoubtedly expensive and not something everyone can afford. But its cool looks, sound quality and the extreme flaunt value make it a fair buy.
*** Yes, It Is Indeed Good News
by Heng-Cheong Leong
Apple's divided its product development into two separate division: Macintosh, and iPod. This is good news indeed. Long time Apple users should be aware of the following companies / divisions / products: FileMaker, separated from Macintosh, survived. Claris, folded into Apple, dead. :-)
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technology. Innovative Applications. New Economy.
*** Gmail Bug Sparks Storage Rumors
by Amit Asaravala, Wired News
Rumors that Google is offering users of its Gmail service an unprecendented 1 terabyte of storage space are untrue, the company said Wednesday, blaming a bug in the system for the confusion.
*** Open-Source Companies See Profit Aplenty
by David Becker, CNET News.com
It's easy to make money giving away software -- just don't give away too much of it.
*** Want To Charge It? You'll Have To Talk To Your Credit Card
by Anne Eisenberg, New York Times
A California company has designed a credit card with an unusual security feature: it works only when it recognizes the voice of its rightful owner.
*** The Allure Of Software As A Service
by David Coursey, eWeek
If you haven't taken a hard look at using the software-as-service model for some of your enterprise applications, now you should -- at least to see where it makes sense for your business.
*** Berners-Lee: Just Say No To More Domain Names
by Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft Watch
The father of the Web had nothing good to say about an ICANN proposal to add more top-level domain names, including one backed by Microsoft.
*** Google Defines Good Manners For Adware
by Declan McCullagh, CNET News.com
In an attempt to cut down on misbehaving adware and spyware, Google has released a set of suggested principles for software makers to follow when writing programs that embed themselves on Internet users' PCs.
*** Report On Linux Origins Falls At The Starting Gate
by Matt Loney, ZDNet UK
A new report alleging that Linux owes much more to the Minix operating system than previously acknwoledged has been rubbished -- by not only Linus Torvalds but also by the Minix creator himself.
*** Linux War Takes Ugly Turn
by Robert McMillan, Macworld UK
*** Is Torvalds Really The Father Of Linux?
by Stephen Shankland, CNET News.com
It's hard to imagine that Linus Torvalds could have launched Linux without directly using earlier operating system work, according to a report that has become controversial even before its scheduled publication Thursday.
The other things in life
*** The Imperial Pentagon
by Robert Schlesinger, Salon
Rumsfeld and his minions are treating Congress as if it's on a need-to-know basis about Iraq -- from the number of private ocntractors there to how taxpayers' money is being spent to our military strategy.
[Tech & Science]
*** The Big Lab Experiment
by Jim Holt, Slate
Was our universe created by design?
*** Why Don't We Do It In The Road?
by Linda Baker, Salon
A new school of traffic design says we should get rid of stop signs and red lights and let cars, bikes and people mingle together. It sounds insane, but it works.
Life in the city
*** Singapore Confirms US Wish For Joint Patrols In Straits
by Straits Times
Singapore on Thursday confirmed that the United States has proposed joint patrols to safeguard Asia's busy shipping lanes and urged other countries to take part in order to thwart terrorist attacks. Malaysia and Indonesia, the other two countries that straddle the straits, have strongly opposed the idea of US involvement in policing the waterway.
*** JBJ's Plea Dismissed By High Court
by Straits Times
*** Has Tender System Become A Scapegoat?
by Wee Li-En, Straits Times
MPs criticise the system, asking for review despite government's defence of it.
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