Friday, January 31, 2003
Wireless Firms Jumping Gun On New Spec?
Although that means official certification is still some way off, a handful of companies have already released products, and others are racing ahead with their own plans to take early advantage of 802.11g's bandwidth.
Coder Finds New Way To Swap Tunes
Like Daniel entering the lions' den, programmer Jim Speth is about to release some new music-sharing software that could land him in a world of legal pain.
Macworld Poll: Overwhelming Support For Safari
Macworld asked readers: "Have you switched to Safari?". A stunning 66 per cent of 1,262 respondents replied 'Yes'.
Apple's Demo Reel
"If you'd like the chance for your best work to be seen by thousands of professionals worldwide, now's your chance."
Fix For The eMac Raster Shift Problem
Thanks to well placed sources outside of Apple who wish to remain anonymous, we are able to bring you news of a fix for the widely reported eMac "raster shift" screen defect, which generated more complaints and general discussion in the MacFixIt mailboxes than any other event in the past six months.
The Sims: Unleashed
As far as expansion packs go, Unleashed offers a great deal of new gameplay to the Sims experience.
ONCE AGAIN : "A computer is not a TV, a typewriter and a tape recorder," repeats Dana Blankenhorn. "I'm going to repeat this periodically until the industry hears it."
GOOGLE SUCCESS : Pitch from Google's competition is essentially "first, tell us everything you have, then we'll tell you what you've got," reports Cory Doctorow.
APPLE SUCCESS : "[Apple] are already discovering just how they can make money on Open Source Software, and it's not even in the quasi-traditional 'support' line of business that people seem fixated on," observed Garin in Slashdot.
JUST BE HAPPY : Now when I head for the US, not only do I have to worry about delays at airports while people touches me, I also have to try not to go to too many public toilets.
And they say Singapore is a police state. :-)
AMD Delays 64-Bit Athlon Chip
Advanced Micro Devices confirmed on Friday that it has pushed back the introduction of its Athlon 64 processor for desktop PCs.
Experts Say Microsoft Security Effort Failing
Computer security experts said on Thursday the recent "SQL Slammer" worm, the worst in more than a year, is evidence that Microsoft's year-old security push is not working.