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Archives: August 2003

  1. Apple removes all references to Virtual PC from ‘Switch’ webpages

    Short and sweet: Apple seems to have removed all references to Microsoft’s Virtual PC from its “Switch” webpages in recent days…

  2. CCIA wants U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security to reconsider buying ‘insecure Microsoft software’

    The US Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has sent a letter to Tom Ridge, secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security…

  3. iTunes tops online music rivals in consumer awareness

    Consumer awareness of paid-for music sites is rapidly increasing, but the biggest challenge is still convincing consumers…

  4. Is Microsoft really to blame for the worms and viruses?

    Microsoft controls about 95 percent of the world’s PC market. It became the behemoth it is through some heavy-handed tactics…

  5. CNN/Money Senior Writer on Apple: Wall Street analysts ‘just don’t get it’

    Wall Street analysts have missed the boat on Apple’s big stock move. So why listen to them now?

  6. Apple’s iChat AV, iSight ‘powerful’ but ‘lack of ubiquity’ could be blindspot

    Every once in a while you get a taste of what the Internet would be like if it were left to a few private enterprises…

  7. Shattering the Mac OS X ‘security through obscurity’ myth

    The real reason no viruses exist for Mac OS X has little to do with its low market share… but rather its near-impenetrability…

  8. BusinessWeek’s Haddad gets it wrong; thinks low market share spares Macs from viruses

    Although “I was tethered to the World Wide Web, I was spared this ordeal. What saved me? These worms have no appetite for Macs…

  9. Columnist: New Sobig worm due in September; affects only Windows ‘to the delight of Mac devotees eve

    Another Sobig pain may be on way, [so] erect defenses now, or stop crying about the consequences…

  10. Apple’s Mac OS X added to U.S. government list of supported platforms

    Mac OS X and Linux have been added to the list of platforms that are officially supported by the United States government…

  11. CNET commentator: Dell is tech’s most influential PC company

    “Which is the most influential PC company in the world,” asks Michael Kanellos for CNET News.com?

  12. Software Developer files suit against Apple over use of ‘Rendezvous’ name

    Developer Tibco Software has filed suit against Apple for alleged trademark infringement,” reports Jonny Evans for MacWorld UK…

  13. Anodized icon set features 10 new icons for Apple hardware

    Anodized is a smart set of 10 “Aqualicious” icons, containing the latest…

  14. ‘iChat Streaming Icon’ freeware application hits version 1.0

    This Cocoa app works together with iChat AV to change your static buddy icon into an animation…

  15. Apple posts updated Backup 1.2.3 application online

    Your computer stores valuable information that can be damaged or lost. The best way to protect your files from accidental loss…

  16. ‘The Big 4 Graphics Bundle’ offers big savings on Photoshop plug-ins

    Three of the top Photoshop plug-in makers and one of the largest Stock imagery companies have partnered together…

  17. Ars Technica’s ‘Mac Browser Smackdown’ gives nod to Apple’s Safari

    Eric Bangeman conducts a “Macintosh Browser Smackdown” for Ars Technica that looks at nine Mac browser contenders…

  18. Associated Press: Rio Nitrus can’t top Apple iPod

    So far, no gadget has come very close in mimicking the style and simplicity of Apple Computer’s top-selling iPod digital music player…

  19. CNET: Power Mac G5 may be fast but it doesn’t do Windows (VPC on G5 article)

    Apple’s new Power Mac G5 may be the fastest Macintosh around, but it doesn’t work as well as its predecessors with Microsoft Windows software…

  20. Microsoft confirms VirtualPC incompatible with Apple’s G5

    Microsoft confirms that Virtual PC is not compatible with the new G5 Power Macs…

  21. Syracuse Post-Standard: 3 percent is a false stat; Mac holds ‘10 to 12 percent of the market for PCs

    The unfortunately monikered “Dr. Gizmo” writes for the Syracuse Post-Standard. We’ll overlook the nom de plume because Dr. Gizmo is a genius, we do believe!

  22. FWB: There is no RealPC; it’s vaporware and it’s discontinued

    Looks like Mac users are beholden to Microsoft for Windows emulation for the foreseeable future…

  23. Thinking of switching to Mac to avoid viruses? The Boston Globe serves up strong dose of Mac FUD

    For those Boston Globe readers thinking about switching to Macintosh from Windows in order to free themselves…

  24. Apple shoots for Iowa school system; offers plan for one laptop per student

    Students in Newton, Iowa might be about to get lucky…

  25. TechNewsWorld: Apple Xserve ‘puts to shame many of the Linux distributions available’

    We subjected Xserve’s Apache Web server to the same suite of tests using Spirent Communications’ WebAvalanche software that we used to stress Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition…

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