Thursday, January 9, 2003
Apple Releases QuickTime 6.1
QuickTime 6.1 delivers quality and performance enhancement for audio, video, and full screen playback.
Apple 'Switch' Campaign Shifts To Unix Crowd
Apple this week targeted UNIX users (in addition to Microsoft Windows users) in its drive to "switch" non-Mac users to its OS X platform.
Desktop Notebooks Die Hard
Consumers are prompting a new trend in mobile computing: the "desknote."
Apple Unwires Laptops
The Mac maker counts on faster wireless LAN and a pioneering implementation of Bluetooth to set consumers drooling over its new portable computers.
Computer Gurus Up For Design Award
"The four nominees have all made fantastic contributions to the world of design."
Apple Offers Early Bird Special For PBs
"An official launch t-shirt and a special day at our store."
Macworld Fans Go The Distance
Some Apple enthusiasts will stop at nothing to attend Macworld, the popular San Francisco tradeshow. Reana Armitage flew halfway around the globe from Tasmania, while Randy Nauert sleeps in his car because hotels don't favor his dog.
Apple Prepares Q1 Results
Apple breaks with tradition this year, delivering its first quarter 2003 financial results conference over a week later than its Macworld Expo San Francisco keynote speech.
New Apple Line-Up Fails To Excite
A modest collection of new computers and new software may have brought cheers from Apple's faithful gathered in San Francisco yesterday, but it failed to move investors and analysts.
Mac Lovers Fight To Glimpse 'Woz'
A mini melee broke out at Macworld on Tuesday afternoon as hundreds of people tried to get into a panel discussion featuring Steve Wozniak, the legendary computer hacker who helped start Apple.
AppleCare: 12" PB Features New Midrange Spea
"The midrange-enhancing is designed to produce a separate channel of midrange sound."
Apple Execs On PowerBooks, iApplications
"For more and more customers these PowerBooks represent no compromise."
Enhanced MySQL For OS X Coming In Feb
MySQL is an relational database system used by Web site and businesses. The software counts over 4 million worldwide installations across multiple platforms.
Steve Jobs Appears On CNBC Business Center
"Apple has a wonderful customer base. If we come off with innovative products, they're buying them."
A Safari Of Net Effects Part 2
Does the browser really need a mate in as much as it needs to expand its range?
Macintosh: An Acquired Taste
The company blazes forth, but few answer the call.
Steve Jobs didn't sound too worried.
The Addiction Continues
Here's my credit card number. Sign me up. I don't want to be a dork anymore.
Viva Steve Jobs!
Goodness, the man can keynote!
San Francisco 2003 Keynote Winners And Lowers
That's how you give a keynote.
Never Mind The Notebooks, Here's The Content Management
Microsoft would be best advised to worry about a third new piece of software, Apple's iLife, the all-in-one digital media application that integrates the Macintosh photo, movie and music management and editing software of the last couple of years.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 11
Powerful painting, drawing, and animation applications.
House Of Apple Launches This Season's Collection
Fashion has Milan. Technology has Apple Computer.
Fear Me, Wicked Record Execs
In which our columnist discovers the latest in genius MP3 software, and may never buy a new CD again.
First Safari Feed Back
Apple should implement an easy to use wizzy editor.
iPhoto, iTunes Falling Down On Library Size
It makes no sense to add new features before basic scalability is taken care of.
Safari looks good, loads fast, and seems to be making a true effort to support web standards. Itís too early to say much more than that.
CONVERSATIONS : You want to know the progress behind Safari? Check out Dave Hyatt's weblog.
SURFING ON SAFARI : Blogging with Safari. Must resist urge to close window after reading every article 'cos there's no tabbed browing...
SWITCHER : John Robb. "After 18 years on a PC, I am ready to call it quits. Windows is waaaay too much of a hassle for me to maintain."
BAD COMPANY : Looks like Windows users do not like Intuit either.
Me? I switched from Quicken 2002 on Mac OS X to Money 98 on Windows, and is now happier.
CHIEF ARCHITECT CHANGES HIS MIND? : For one moment, when I read this headline from InfoWorld, Bill would allow copying of music, movies, I thought somebody in Microsoft advised Bill Gates, "stop listening to Hollywood, listen to the users."
Windows Server's Identity Crisis
Microsoft on Thursday again changed the name of the product, marking the fourth name for what will now be called Windows Server 2003. The successor to Windows 2000 Server is scheduled to ship in April.
Gates; SPOT Marks A Digital Revolution
Microsoft's latest plan to improve the way you live revolves around wristwatches and refrigerator magnets.
Hotmail: A Spammer's Paradise?
Anti-spam advocates say spammers have found an effective way to mine new addresses from Hotmail. These "dictionary attacks" are preventable, but only if company officials want to stop them.
Microsoft Frees Up Freestyle
Microsoft on Thursday will formally announce that Alienware and Toshiba plan to release notebooks running Windows XP Media Center Edition, originally code-named Freestyle. Using the software, which is a variation of Microsoft's flagship operating system, consumers will be able to watch TV shows on their portables and record the shows to their hard drives.
Intel: No Break In Tech Spending
Chipmaking giant Intel sees little improvement in technology spending in the next six months but hopes demand from emerging markets such as China will drive an improvement in the second half of the year, according to a company executive.
Microsoft To Tweak Smart Displays
Microsoft is already preparing an update for its Smart Display technology, which is due to launch late Wednesday during company Chairman Bill Gates' keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show.