Friday, September 13, 2002
Carousel No Longer Has An Apple In Its Eye
Insiders at Applied have been told to go full steam ahead in offering new Apple/Macintosh computers, peripherals and software. Apple no longer has an Apple owned-and-operated boutique on its front burner for Syracuse.
Student Laptops Are A Luxury
Computer companies are pushing hard to sell laptops as the key to preparing students for the job market. But before buying that line, educators need to pinpoint their biggest educational challenge and decide whether it's apt to be solved with a laptop.
Mac OS For X86 - Hearsay Or Heresy?
It's an irresistible rumor because there's a certain logic to it and because it's impossible to disprove. Nonetheless, it makes little to no sense for Apple to pursue such a strategy.
Enter The "Most Embrassing Computer Moment" Contest
So the Switch campaign has been fun, at least for Mac users. But what if we widened the concept to include all platforms, and tell humorous stories about our own crazy computer experiences?
Fireworks MX: Web-Graphics Program Provides Refined Features And Added Versatility
If you're a designer who creates large volumes of Web graphics, you'll appreciate Fireworks' automation features. But if you create just a few Web graphics or if you want to generate sophisticated imaging effects, you may want to stay with Photoshop's simpler Web features and imaging tools.
Gritty Action, Kid Adventure, And Everything In Between
Buckshot from a shotgun shell disperses in a wide pattern. That's just one lesson I learned while playing Max Payne, one of the games I review this month.
Jinni Zeala Pinball
I don't think Jinni Zeala Pinball is a good value for the money, but there aren't many companies making pinball games so I guess you take what you can get.
Apple, Gateway Comparison A Hail Mary Pass
And while Gateway may extract some market share from other Windows clone makers, I can't imagine a single Mac user downgrading to the Profile.
Great Leap Forward
A good step up from OS X 10.1.5, and I liked it a lot.
There are no seasons here in Singapore — no change in thermometer readings, no change in fashion wear, no snow trickling down from the sky.
Which mean I have to appreciate little things that mark the passage of time. Like discovering this week that the sun is now shining into my office window in the morning, instead of rising and setting without notifying me. (Singapore is not exactly on the equator.)
Ctrl-Alt-Delete: Is This The Best We Can Do?
The first company that figures out how to free us from our collective computing straitjacket will strike financial gold.
Microsoft: All XML, All The Time
Jim Allchin is not buying the argument that there's any confusion about Microsoft's message on Web services. If anything, he says, it's just the opposite.
Outlook Express Lets Attackers Skirt Filters
A feature in Microsoft Corp.'s Outlook Express mail client that enables users to send large e-mails in several parts can also be used by virus writers and attackers to sneak malicious code past filters and anti-virus software.
Microsoft Return To The Fray Armed With Linux
After years of watching Microsoft Corp consolidate its power, a band of software rivals is trying to build a beachhead in desktop computers.