Thursday, September 12, 2002
A Happy Geek
So I'm in hog heaven, even if I'm almost alone in Harvard's central administration in using a Mac.
Web Services Frustrates Microsoft
One of Microsoft's top executives said his company is frustrated by the slow adoption of consumer-oriented Web services, once heralded as the future of online commerce.
Adobe Still Struggling Against Economy
Publishing software giant Adobe Systems reported third-quarter earnings Thursday in line with lowered expectations.
Maya 4.5 Shipping For Mac OS X September 23
Version 4.5 offers a number of new features, including Maya Fluid Effects, which allows users to create atmospheric effects, pyrotechnics, space effects and a new Ocean Shader tool.
Electronic Music Pairs With Dance For A Show Of GIve, Take
One of the key figures in GroundWorks Dancetheater's performances this weekend and next at Akron's Ice House won't be standing on stage.
Apple Store To Open New Outlet In Troy
After launching its first Michigan store last month at Twelve Oaks Mall, Apple Computer will open its second retail store in Metro Detroit on Oct. 12 at the Somerset Collection in Troy.
Mac Heads Immortalized In Pixels
An enterprising graphic designer from upstate New York has updated and democratized portraiture with a cut-rate service that turns ordinary people into icons for their computer desktops.
What keeps Mac users like you loyal?
New Computer Service, Retail Store Opens In Nashua
Gary Leighton was a pharmacist who became addicted to Apples — the computers, not the food.
Gartland Makes Hollywood Trip
Tom Gartland, a local business consultant and the city's website developer, recently traveled to Hollywood for Apple's "switch" campaign.
Sybase Ships RDBMS For Jaguar Server
An enterprise-class relational database management system (RDBMS), ASE is designed for transaction-intensive applications and includes advanced e-business capabilities.
Leaving The Past Behind
Many people will complain, but eventually the need to be productive will outweigh the need to keep the flame burning.
iPhoto The Missing Manual
If you are an aspiring digital photographer, or just have a lot of digital photos hanging around on your computer, iPhoto The Missing Manual is for you!
Mac OS X V 10.2
It's a completely cleaned-up, optimized, feature-added release of the Mac OS, and well worth the $129 price.
Adobe FrameMaker 7.0
FrameMaker is overkill if all you need is a simple word processor or page-layout application. But if you maintain documents that are both long and long-living, such as books or technical manuals you want to repurpose, you owe it to yourself to check out FrameMaker 7.0, and for authoring structured documents, it's the only game in town.
Apple's New iPod For PCs May Leave Rest In The Dust
It works just as well as the Mac iPod — so well, in fact, that other Windows players will be eating dust.
3G and Location-Based
What will the killer app for 3G, with its bigger bandwidth and location-based services? Not some boring marketing campaign dreamt up by some desk-bound marketer, offering discount coupons to buy yet another cup of Starbuck once you get near to a shop. It's (once again) games, and it's time to get physical.
The key to the treasure is located 3 miles north of where you are. Get there now!
You are in a maze with twisting corridors, all different.
Oh, and porn too. I just haven't figure out the "location-based" part.
Security Vulnerabilities Persist After IE 6 Patch
Only three days after the official release of the first patch for Microsoft's Internet Explorer Version 6 Web browser, security experts are raising concerns about security vulnerabilties that were not addressed by the company.
Microsoft And The Portal
.NET strategist slams portal frameworks as throwback to mainframe mentality; should the portal be deployed bottom up or top down?
Does Microsoft's new media player deliver? Well, not exactly.
Can We Count On WiFi In Emergencies?
Intel thinks Wi-Fi is a key to pinpointing a cell phone's location.
MS Intros Ultra-Liberal 'Write Your Own Licence' Scheme
Hurry hurry hurry, before Microsoft changes its mind and abandons DiY licence agreements.
Open Source .NET Supports Office Challenge
A desktop challenger to Microsoft Corp's Office has adopted an open source version of .NET, potentially increasing its appeal to a cross-section of developers.
Internet Explorer Subverts Error Messages
So that's today's bit of web development wisdom: don't override the standard error codes for your own application.