Thursday, July 27, 2000
Apple Legal Doing Good Work?
Think of that last Apple ad you saw... remember the music? That music is licensed.
EarthLink Loss WIdens On Marketing, Customer Support
Internet service provider EarthLink said its second-quarter loss widened on higher marketing and customer-support costs, although sales increased 41 percent.
Newtek Gets The Mac Religion
The 3-D developer, offering vastly improved Mac support, used the Siggraph 2000 show to demonstrate a Mac OS X version of LightWave 6 running on a dual-processor Power Mac G4.
Graphics Cards Go Pro At Sigraph
Formac and 3Dlabs are demonstrating the new Proformance 4, an under-$600 graphics board featuring dual Glint R3 processors.
Wait And See For Macs At Siggraph
Maya may be headed for the Mac, but so far other 3-D developers are lukewarm about supporting Apple hardware. The situation could change next year with the release of Mac OS X and new video cards aimed at 3-D pros.
The Good, The Bad And The Questionable
The less than stellar news was the disappointing iCube and incompatible LCD displays.
Netscape Ruined The Web
I ask how is Microsoft's introduction of IE specific tags different than Netscape's introduction of Netscape only tags? We went through the Netscape World Wide Web version 1, 2 and 3 with out people complaining much, is it just that people hate Microsoft that much?
Processor Upgrade Market Never Better
The Mac upgrade game is far from over. In some respects, it's never been better.
Apple cannot convince IT to put in Macs if they don't want to. But company executives can. Apple can get in the door that way. But they can't fight the battle for business until they have the computers with which to convince them.
Epson Stylus Color 670
Low cost doesn't mean low quality. Designed for home use, the Epson Stylus Color 670 prints amazingly sharp color and crisp text, at an equally amazing price tag - under $100.
3dfx Voodoo5 5500
The Voodoo5 provides the best image quality we've seen in a Mac graphics card without sacrificing performance.
If you want a game that is not like other games, this is the game for you.
The Pro Corner
Andrew Gore: From a usability standpoint, the new mouse is practically flawless. Gliding over most surfaces with the ease of an Olympic skater, it's a vast improvement over any mechanical mouse I've used.
We were wrong! Dead wrong! Apple is eliminating buttons from its hardware. However, it is not replacing the Pro Keyboard with another one without any buttons. It is eliminating the keyboard altogether!