Friday, July 19, 2002
Macworld: It's Like A Holiday
The secret is out: Macworld isn't merely a tech tradeshow — it's also an insanely great vacation destination.
It's A Big Big Apple Apple Store
In a town where shopping is a comeptitive sport, Apple Computer opened its biggest-ever store on Thursday morning.
Economy Takes Its Tool, But Expo Happy With Turnout
While attendees roam empty space of red carpet and red curtains, Macworld Expo is realistic that under current conditions the show is doing well.
Exhibitors Note Changing Buying Habits At Expo
"We're seeing trends towards laptop add-ons, a lot more than a year ago."
John Cocke, Chip Wizard From I.B.M.'s Research Labs, Dies At 77
Mr Cocke was the principal designer of the type of microprocessor that serves as the engine of most of today's large, powerful computers and the Apple Macintosh personal computers. Machines using his chip design are reduced instruction-set computers, or RISC.
Trying To Connect At Macworld
Apple may have turned off the 802.11b wireless connection as a number of keynote demonstrations required the ability to trade instant messages and share files with those connected to a nearby wirelessly equipped Mac.
Apple Software Allows Multiple, Simultaneous Syncs
Users will be able to synchronize contact and calendar data among a Bluetooth phone, a Palm-based PDA, an Apple iPod MP3 player, and a Mac desktop and notebook all at the same time.
Is It Time To Put An End To Macworld?
Would you rather spend $1000 attending the Expo or spend the same $1000 on new Apple products?
Microsoft Mac FUD, Phooey!
The comments from Microsoft are in exceedingly poor taste. And it's a shame.
Switch - Or Bait & Switch?
Going from a free service to a $100 service on two months' notice is changing the rules in the middle of the game pretty drastically.
iPod, iTunes More BeOS-Like; Macworld Smells Funny
Don't foget all the iTools logos you stuck on your product boxes, and the iDisk item in the Finder menu, all implying that iTools was part of the purchase price of this "premium brand" product.
Benchmark Duel: Mac Vs PC, Round II
Dell 2.53GHz Pentium 4 runs circles around fastest Mac G4.
Burning Labels Directly Onto Your CD
Yamaha has just introduced a novel approach to their line of CD burners that just might give them an edge over the compeititon. And I mean that literally, since you can now burn a label along the edge of a CD.
Codewarrior 8 Keeps App Focus
With an environment that looks and acts the same on either Mac or Windows workstations and that keeps our code front and cneter in a project manager environment that we still like after all these years, CodeWarrior is a tool that we're glad to have in our lab.
Dave Farber: If this is indicative of AppleCare in their new business, we are in for problems.
Ron Lite: Is it ".Mac" or ".mac?" You can't tell by visiting Apple, that's for sure.
Is IBM Toast?
This isn't your father's IBM. I'll be shocked if there is anything left but a compnay much like Unisys—a haven for desk jockeys.