Death of a Browser

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:59
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Love it or hate it, this week has been all about Microsoft killing MSIE for the Mac. Some love it, some hate it, but all view the MSIE decision as historic. The question is, what does it mean for the Mac’s future: a portent of Microsoft abandoning the platform? The loss of a great browser? Good riddance to an outdated browser? The Dark Ages of web development in which Microsoft calls the shots from its fully Windows-based, integrated web browsing? (Read more)

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WWDC: Stevenote Apple Store Broadcast

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:59
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As we’d hoped, MacMinute has confirmed that Apple will be broadcasting the WWDC Keynote by Steve Jobs at Apple Retail Stores with theaters, 10 AM (Pacific) on Monday the 23rd. I’ll be watching (and uploading the news to the Powerpage via the fabulous Airport connection in the store)! See you at the Apple Store Soho, New Yorkers.

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MacSkinz Available for 12" iBook; Free Macworld Deal

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:58
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MacSkinz is shipping designs of case covers for the 12″ iBook, with more Apple portable models planned for the future (stay tuned). There are 30 designs, or clear models to display photos or your own artwork. Not since the PowerBook 1400 have we had this much fun. If you’re going to Macworld in July, up to 100 people can get their US$30 purchase price refunded if they photograph their machine at the Expo. (Just be sure to take part in our traditional PowerPage Class Photo, too.)

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Apple to Court Independents, May Face Beatles' Ire with iTunes Music Store

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:50
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Yesterday brought a couple of new revelations about Apple’s iTunes Music Store. Aside from rumors Apple may join forces with Amazon.com to promote the new service, Apple now is planning to court the hundreds of independent labels it left out of the original release. The bad news is, continued success of the store may bring a battle with the Beatles. Read more . . .

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Palm Buys Handspring

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:50
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Reuters reports today that Palm will buy Handspring,an odd twist given that Handspring began when Palm’s co-founders left to start the new company. Read more . . .

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Missing Sync Adds PocketPC Support

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:49
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Mark/Space is working on Missing Sync for PocketPC which will support data backup, shared Internet access, application installation, iSync Address Book/iCal support, iTunes/iPhoto support and desktop mounting for PocketPC devices. Entourage support is promised for a later date. An early adopter release is coming in time for Macworld July. Sign up on their mailing list to stay posted.

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PowerPage SETI@Home Team Tops 750,000 Work Units

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:42
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We received a nice note from the SETI@Home project:

Dear O’Grady’s PowerPage SETI@home Team:
Armed with the results of 1.4 million years of computer time,
SETI@home scientists recently traveled to the Arecibo radio observatory
in Puerto Rico for a closer listen to our 155 top “candidates”.
Thanks for participating in this history-making effort.
Your contribution of computer time to SETI@home is greatly appreciated.

For some quick stats about Team PowerPage, Read more…

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New York: iPod Capital of the World

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:39
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The New York Post waxes eloquent about New York’s “iPod scene” and iPod DJs and parties. You’ll have to suffer through some minor accuracy flaws, but hey, this is the New York Post. (Click headline for more)

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Coming Soon: Summer of Music

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:39
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Apple has already proclaimed 2003 the Year of the Laptop, so as the PowerPage’s Music & Audio Chief, I’m proud to announce 2003 as the Summer of Music. There’s never been a summer better for music lovers on any computer platform, ever. (Click headline for more)

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MSN 8 Arrives for Mac OS X

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:31
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Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit (Mac BU) has released a Mac OS X version of the company’s MSN subscription online service. New features include:

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