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New and Noteworthy: System Migration can be re-used; Apple's music store competition dropping like flies; more

New and Noteworthy: System Migration can be re-used; Apple's music store competition dropping like flies; more

System Migration can be re-used Macworld has posted its perspective on the new System Migration feature offered with Apple's new PowerMac G5s, noting "Transferring the data isn't a use-it-or-lose-it option, either. Since Setup Assistant is an application on the new Mac's hard drive, you can also choose to run it at a later time and add in your old accounts, settings, and documents when you're ready to make the move." More.

Apple's music store competition dropping like flies While Apple's iTunes music store may not be quite hitting the lofty purchase-download numbers executives set earlier this year, its consistent success is making other services shy away from the business. "Echo, a joint effort launched with a splash of publicity in early 2003, was supposed to give the big brick-and-mortar retailers such as Best Buy and Virgin Megastores an online foothold that would help them beat back file-swapping services and digital stores. But mounting development costs, a glut of rivals offering bargain-rate services, and smaller-than-hoped-for sales across the online-music spectrum, even at Apple's successful store, have led the big retailers to pull funding for the project, its founders say." More.

WWDC: More technical content than ever Apple says that this year's Worldwide Developer conference in San Francisco, will have more Technical content than ever before. "With seven tracks and more than 190 sessions planned, WWDC 2004 will be the most information-packed week of the year for developers. (At the WWDC site) You?ll find descriptions of over 130 sessions?everything from basics and best practices to advanced techniques and new technologies?available today." More.

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