Wednesday, April 24, 2002
The Art Of Compression
When you view movie trailers from the Apple site on your computer, they look beautiful and perfect, with high quality imagery and sound. But creating those trailers involves a lot more than meets the eye.
The CG Wizard Of Harry Potter
"We're intrigued with what Final Cut Pro allows you to do, and with all the stuff you can do on a Mac these days."
MPEG-4 At Vanguard Of Streaming Media Conference
MPEG-4 will be high on the agenda as major streaming media companies begin to announce their support for the standard.
Jay Chiat, Legendary Advertising Executive, Dies At 70
Chiat, whose agency created the Orwellian "1984" television ad that introduced Apple Computer's Macintosh to the world, died of cancer at his Marina del Rey home, according to Jeremy Miller, a spokesman for the ad agency TBWA-Chiat-Day.
US Robotics Cloud The Mind Of Reporters
US Robotics clouded the mind of the reporter on this piece who makes it sound as if poor old Texas Instruments was ostracized by the IEEE.
Will Apple Follow Polaroid Into Bankruptcy?
Polaroid was always fiercely protective of their innovation of instant photography — so protective that they never allowed anyone else to produce cameras compatible with their film or film compatible with their cameras.
More In Store?
Is the answer to the future of Apple's retail stores right under their noses?
Grading Steve Jobs
Apple's CEO could hardly be more highly regarded — at least according to the folks who responded to our survey.
Jobs And Gates: The Odd Couple Endures
Whether or not they renew their cooperation pact, the two bosses know that their companies' fortunes are intimately linked.
Should Apple And Microsoft Stay Hitched?
Their five-year agreement is nearing its end, raising quesitons about this mutually beneficial but tumultuous relationship.
Hello Photoshop, Goodbye Classic
Classic is a remarkable achievement. The team that worked on it deserve all the kudos that you can give them. However, the disjoint User Interface experience between OS X and classic was never satisfactory.
Bridge Baron 12
Bridge Baron continues to be a great series if you want to improve your Bridge game and you don't mind the poor graphics and lack of online play.
Hewlett-Packard Photosmart 1315
Built-in features make this printer digital photo friendly.
Rumormonger MacUser: 800MHz PowerBook to debut next week.
BBC: Toy Story has beaten classics such as Bambi to top a poll of the best Disney films ever.
Bill Gates Becomes The Star Of His Own Show
The states haven't been able to portray Microsoft as the bogeyman. And the company itself has managed to avoid big trouble.
Germany Blames Microsoft For Porn
The pictures, each a photo-montage of Steffi Graf's head on another person's torso, were posted by a user in Germany of MSN.
Gates Says He Might Have To Dump Windows
Bill Gates told a federal court in Washington that he might be forced to pull the Windows operating system off the market if the penalties sought by nine US states are imposed.
States Say Gates Interpretation Of Antitrust Penalties Is Extreme
Connecticut and the eight other states suing Microsoft Corp. tried Tuesday to show that company chairman Bill Gates is too extreme in his interpretation of proposed antitrust penalties against his company.
Q&A: Why Xbox Creator Left Microsoft
I'm just a gamer — the reason I was doing all the press and talking to all the developers, and the reason we made the Xbox is because I'm a gamer and a game developer.
Fears About Microsoft Return, In Mexico
A government initiative to bring Internet access within reach of 9 of 10 Mexicans has drawn criticism because to many it smacks of handing Microsoft a de facto monopoly.
Hewlett-Packard Is Accused Of Misleading Holders
Lawyers representing the dissident director Walter B. Hewlett delivered a sweeping attack on the integrity and credibility of the management of Hewlett-Packard.
Is Bill Gates Doing Himself Any Favors?
He's poised and confident on the stand, a far cry from his deposition during the antitrust trial. But maybe he shouldn't be there at all.
Skeptics Ask: Did Gates Lie?
"When Gates gets up and says it's not, every engineer with a mind now has to say he either doesn't understand drivers or APIs or he's lying."