Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Panther: A Whole New Macintosh
If your Windows PC is near the end of its life, I encourage you to take a serious look at Panther (perhaps on an eMac computer) before chaining yourself to anther Windows-based machine.
Poll: Apple Store Miffs Many
Nearly one third of readers polled by Macworld have epxerienced prob lems with the Apple Store — with 9 percent of voters saying their experience was so bad they'll never use it again.
A Picture-Perfect Opportunity For Apple
For an encore, Apple should release a version of iPhoto for Windows. If Apple could convince even 3% of all digital-camera buyers to purchase iPhoto software next year — say, for $30 — then it would grab revenues of $45 million. That could conceivably climb to $100 million or more within a few years if Apple manages to merely maintain that market share.
Gifts And Gadgets For The Geek Minded
For this year's line up, I decided to relax the price requirements and include products that retail for as much as $100. You'll still find some great gifts for much less than that, but there are some really fun options if your budget is a little higher.
The Transportable Laptop: New Market Heavyweight
Apple buyers are used to paying more, but they are also used to getting more — and right now they aren't.
Cosmic Encounter Online
The game continues to evolve, with new aliens and artifacts being added on a regular basis. These changes should help keep the game fresh for regular players. It all makes the game a decent value for both casual and frequent players.
When the Finder is the active app, the eject buttons in background windows look like they support click-through, but they don't; when the Finder is not the active app, the eject buttons look like they don't support click-through but they do.
ARE YOU SURE? : In Australia, "it is illegal to transfer copyrighted music from a CD to an iPod"?
RUMOR DU JOUR : A low-end low-cost iPod, this Friday. Just in time for your Christmas shopping.
Scripting Flaws Pose Severe Risk For IE Users
A set of five unpatched scripting vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer creates a mechanism for hackers to compromise targeted PCs.
Microsoft Revs Its Automotive Engines
The software maker has persuaded a number of carmakers to use its slimmed-down Windows CE operating system to power a variety of in-car electronics, from navigation systems to music players to information devices.
Nachi Worm Infected Diebold ATMs
The Nachi worm compromised Windows-based automated teller machines at two financial institutions last August, according to ATM-maker Diebold, in the first confirmed case of malicious code penetrating cash machines.
Trojan Horse Making Its Way Into WIndows Systems
A new Trojan horse hidden in an e-mail purported to be carrying pornographic pictures is beginning to make the rounds on the Internet.
Lindows-Microsoft Suit Hits Another Delay
The U.S. District Court of Seattle has again pushed back its starting date for jury trial proceedings in the ongoing trademark suit between software makers Microsoft and Lindows.com.