Friday, January 10, 2003
Apple Claims BETT Hat Trick
For the third year on the bounce Apple has landed an award at the UK IT in education show BETT.
Apple To Send OS X On Safari
Apple is planning on taking a page out of Microsoft's book, and integrating its new browser technology into the Mac OS X operating system.
Macworld: It Takes All Kinds
Visitors to Macworld come from all walks of life. Leander Kahney talks to a waitress turned documentary filmmaker, a church musician and an antiques dealer who doesn't even use computers, to mention just a few.
Windows At Macworld? Believe It
Perhaps the most unusual exhibitor at this year's Macworld tradeshow is a company that sells, of all things, glass windows. Also please don't eat the snails.
Nvidia Targets Mac Games Users
Nvidia is muscling its way onto the packaging of a significant number of games for the Mac platform.
Apple UK Tops Schools Poll
Schools were asked to detail how satisfied they were with their ICT products and services — and Apple was ahead of the pack.
Print Shop, Kid Pix Deluxe, More Coming To OS X
The logjam of educational and home software that isn't available for Mac OS X will soon be broken if Mac conversion house Software MacKiev has anything to do with it.
Film To Fibre: Price And Proliferation
At roughly ten percent of the cost of their precursors, the latest in digital editing suites have opened the film production floodgates, placing professional editing equipment within the reach of small scale production houses and independent directors.
Dell Flunks Environmental Test
IBM and Apple ranked highest among U.S. companies.
Gadget Takes iTunes To The Living Room
The HomePod downloads songs one at a time and plays them either through a stereo or by connecting directly to speakers.
MPEG-4 Backers Protest Microsoft License
Proponents of MPEG-4 are decrying Microsoft's new licensing fees for rival technology, saying that the pricing poses unfair competition and threatens consumer choice.
Apple Embraces Two New Fast Standards
During Tuesday's keynote address, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced two new technologies on the new 17-inch PowerBook that should give users more bandwidth for wireless networking and FireWire than ever before.
Installing CD-RW Raises Burning Questions
Sooner or later something is going to go wrong, and that means diving back into the addictive world of computer-tinkering.
Macworld: The Real Show Is The Audience
I wouldn't go so far as to say that Mac users are the best people in the world of technology ... but certainly, they are the nicest.
More On The Macworld Expo
The truth is, my report was over 2000 words long in its first draft. What a shame, I thought, to have to cut so much interesting secondary information—and what luck to have an email column where I can put it!
Safari A Jaguar In Sheep's Clothing?
So what are some other possibilities if we stop thinking of Safari as CyberDog the Sequel?
Safari Shows Off The Apple Difference
If you can get a sense of this true interface philosophy and integrated design, you can see what it is Apple is trying to market.
iApp Organize Whom You Know, Where You Go
I sometimes pine for Entourage's superior searching, printing and notifying, but iCal and Address Book have the killer feature I can't live without: They work with iSync.
In-Depth: 12-Inch PowerBook
I was able to spend time with the PowerBook and its engineers to examine the finest details of the design with a fine-toothed comb to bring you exactly what you can't know without using the unit.
iPhoto 2.0 Steps, Not Dashes, Forward
Lots of other little improvements, such as easier access to your iTunes library, make iPhoto 2.0 a worthy download.
Why Are Safari And Sherlock Two Different Applications?
Why the distinction between regular web browsing and web browsing using specialized interfaces for structured data?
According to Apple, KHTML was selected as Safari's foundation for its leanness and speed, and these were the two attributes that impressed us most in tests of the Apple browser.
ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA : "Yes," reports Macs Only!, "the real U.S. government Internal Revenue Service actually has a booth at MWSF. We instinctively shied away from getting too close."
A Microsoft Watch Will Provide Much More Than Time
Microsoft, continuing its effort to extend its reach beyond computers, today introduced designs for a new class of watch that gives more than the time and a pocket audio and video player.
Is There Truth Behind The Macromedia Takeover Rumors?
Chances are, this won't happenó-at least not anytime soon. Microsoft isn't in a position to unceremoniously purchase competitors and kill off their products.
Microsoft E-Book Software Cracked
A British programmer has released software online that is said to dismantle the anticopying technology in the Microsoft Reader e-book software, setting up another potential confrontation in the digital piracy wars.
Microsoft, Intel Team On Portable Video Players
Aiming to prove that one-trick-devices still have a place in the world of handheld computing, Intel and Microsoft are working to increase adoption of the portable video player.
Xbox Hackers Get Cracking Again
Reports of the death of the high-profile Neo Project Xbox digital rights cracking effort have been greatly exaggerated, it has emerged today.
Dell: PCs Still Rule The Roost
The PC still rules, insists Dell Computer founder Michael Dell.
Microsoft Enlists Media Allies
Microsoft announced expanded support for its media ventures on Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show 2003 in Las Vegas.