Thursday, April 13, 2000
Kanisa Deal To Enhance Apple Customer Service
Today, if you have a serious problem with your Mac, you're likely to call Apple's technical support—or maybe the 14-year-old Mac geek who lives next door. But in the near future, you'll be able to get answers to most questions—tailored to your individual needs—by going to Apple's Web site.
After two years without a Mac show in the UK, an independent organiser has come forward to create "THE EXPO 2000: dedicated to the Mac Community". The new Mac show will be held on Friday 29 - Saturday 30 September at London's Business Design Centre in Islington.
E-force Gives Away First Of 100 iMacs
E-Force has begun giving away 100 iMac computers, and has also announced details of its upcoming rights issue.
3dfx Makes Mac Voodoo
3dfx Interactive announced today that it will officially join the Macintosh video card market with two boards designed specifically for Macs. The upcoming Voodoo4 4500 PCI and Voodoo5 5500 PCI boards, set to ship by late summer, will accelerate 2-D and 3-D Mac graphics technologies including OpenGL, QuickDraw 3D RAVE, QuickTime and 3dfx's own Glide format.
Prepare To Cast Off Your Mice, Mac Users! The Age Of Mac Speech Recognition Has Arrived
Being able to talk to your computer - as opposed to interfacing with it via mouse and keyboard - is the stuff of science fiction, right? Not anymore. Apple's put processing muscle and smarter software to work in the quest for voice-controlled personal computers.
Brent Simmons: What drives me crazy is the middle ground occupied by Windows. It appears to give you the control of Linux, but doesn't. It appears to give you the ease-of-use of the Mac, but doesn't.
Discussion at Userland: Is Mozilla a browser? Not a browser? Not just a browser?
From a reader over at MacInTouch: Turn off all the debug:rendering options (under Edit menu), and you'll find that Netscape 6 is "just as fast as IE 5 if not a tad faster... And is a LOT faster than Netscape 4.7.2."
AMD Shatters First-quarter Estimates
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. delivered spectacular sales and earnings in its first quarter Wednesday, almost doubling analysts' profit estimates.
Don't Run Win2k, 'Early Adopter' IBM Tells Staff
IBM's enthusiasm for Windows 2000 has cooled somewhat, according to an company internal memo obtained by US publication Smart Reseller. According to the memo, which is said to have been sent to all employees, "IBM employees are not permitted to directly or indirectly connect Windows 2000 to the IBM production network infrastructure".