Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Mac User Fights For Quieter Life
Since October, a digital filmmaker has neglected his business to run a pressure campaign to force Apple to do something about the notoriously loud cooling fans on PowerMac G4s. So how come he's still grumbling now that Apple's offering a fix?
Dist. 54 Students To Get Laptops
"I think back 20 years ago. A school wouldn't even consider not having a set of encyclopedias. [Laptop computer] is a new resource every child should have access to."
AirPort Extreme Base Station Firmware Update Posted
"This firmware update fixes an issue where an AirPort Extreme network appears to be unavailable as displayed by the AirPort Menu Extra or the Internet Connection application."
Fresh Apple Software Promised
Apple is to expand its software range, promises the company's chief financial officer Fred Anderson.
Apple Releases iDisk Utility For Windows XP
With the iDisk Utility for Windows XP, users can access your iDisk Public Folder and upload or download files.
Harvestworks Makes Technology Accessible To Artists
"At Harvestworks, we keep on top of the technology, and make sure the artists know about it and have access to it. We are very interested in becoming a point place to explore interactive technology."
Apple Computer Says Goal Is To Raise Marketshare
Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology Symposium, Anderson said a "good intermediate" goal would be to reach 5% marketshare from 3% today.
Speed Demon Of Wireless Network Heads To Homes
The new Ferrari of wireless networking has just hit the market, driving techies mad with the promise of more speed than even they can handle.
What's Next: The Next Next Big Thing
Were you thinking that the innovations of the Internet age are over?
Wi-Fi Group Gives Time Frame For Approval
The Wi-Fi Alliance announced Tuesday that it will complete interoperability tests of 802.11g-based products in July.
A New Twist In The Mac-Windows Waltz
As long as Microsoft can make money on its Mac business, it will stay in the game. But as any Mac lover will tell you, Microsoft is a very unsentimental company, and if the business goes south, it will abandon Apple with few regrets.
Flaws Found In Apple Streaming Servers
There are several security vulnerabilities in recent versions of Apple Computer Inc.'s popular QuickTime Streaming Server and Darwin Streaming Server that give attackers the ability to execute code on remote machines.
Poll: Virtual PC Buy Out 'Bad News'
One fifth of Macworld Online voters believe the purchase to be "a bad thing", while a further 43 per cent say it's a "very bad thing".
Is The Dock A Blessing Or A Curse?
The Dock is, like the rest of us, imperfect and in need of work. But I've grown accustomed to its cartoonish, goofy face.
An Open-Source Opening For Apple
PC emulation is exactly the area where Apple should rely on the open-source community for software and development. Lots of Unix and Linux users need it, so it's highly probable that a strong open-source support group will develop around Bochs or other PC emulation. That gives Apple a ready-made support and research team for Bochs.
Calling It Like It Is: What Was Free Is Gonna Cost Ya Now
I do think the Bare Bones people could have been a little more up front about the fact that TextWrangler is a replacement for BBEdit Lite.
It's Slow, It's Fast, It's...
My expectations weren't high, but Jaguar ran just fine.
Ten For X Games
Despite the games aiming for a more youth oriented market, there was something here for everyone and as such it's a great family bargain.
Apple Downsizes PowerBook G4's Size But Not Its Features
Paired with new application flexibility, thanks to the BSD underpinnings of OS X, this unit is a compelling mobile system for the enterprise.
Controlling Your Mac With AppleScript And Java
Even though there isn't a lot of formal support for Java in AppleScript, you can execute AppleScripts from Java. Why would you want to do this? Because by combining these technologies, you can easily interact with and control your Mac from remote locations. What follows is a look at how to set that up.
Black & White: Creature Isle
With its lopsided gameplay and extra abstraction, it isn't the self-contained experience others have made it out to be. In the end it comes down to how much you value the contributions of your creature.
Ten For X Utilities
In short, Ten for X is a great idea that I'd like to see tightened up a bit.
WHERE'S THE IMITATION? : Michael Gartenberg asks, "why hasn't anyone at least come up with a decent [iPod] copy?"
HP Sharpens Dual-Brand PC Focus
"[HP] is going after Sony and Apple, and [Compaq] is going after Dell," said Jim McDonnell, vice president of marketing in the personal systems group.
Rights Management? Or Restriction?
If you are a big company or organization with lots of correspondence and documents you want to keep secret, Windows RM is, indeed, a blessing. If you are a whistleblower, a journalist, a lawyer, a cop -ó or anyone who has the audacity to want to use software other than Microsoft Windows or Office -ó you should be very afraid.
IM Has Identity Crisis, Microsoft Says
Speaking at the Instant Messaging Planet Spring 2003 Conference and Expo here Tuesday, Microsoft product unit manager David Gurle told attendees that IM is often misunderstood, and that for its true potential to be realized, service providers will have to undergo a tremendous shift in their business models.
Linux Servers To Host Office
CodeWeavers announced Monday new software that will allow Linux servers to host Microsoft Office and other Windows productivity applications, which can then be accessed through a Web browser.