Tuesday, January 6, 2004
Apple Introduces iPod Mini
"The smallest portable music player ever to hold up to 1,000 CD-quality songs."
Microsoft Readies New Mac Office
In a sign that Microsoft plans to be in the Apple market for some time, the software giant said Tuesday that a new version of Office for the Mac is on its way and that another is already in the works.
Apple Shows New Office, Multimedia Apps
Apple CEO Steve Jobs kicked off Macworld Expo on Tuesday by announcing several new software packages, including an audio recording application called "GarageBand" and an updated version of Microsoft's Office software.
We're All Mac Users Now
The Macintosh in 1984 was regarded by many as a toy, a childlike plaything that couldn't do serious computing. Twenty years later, Apple is a small player in the PC industry, but everyone uses a Macintosh — even if its called Microsoft Windows.
Mac Founders Push For New Ideas
The crew that put together the first Mac is celebrating its 20th birthday, but some are disappointed over the apparent lack of innovation in personal computers.
Dantz Launches Retrospect 6.0 With Panther Support
Version 6.0 now protects Power Mac G4 and G5 computers running Mac OS X Panther, backs up Xserve RAIDs hosting multiple terabytes of data, and supports SCSI and Fibre Channel tape libraries.
Sailing Clicker Comes To P800/P900 Phones
The company's expanding support for two newer popular phones — the Sony Ericsson P800 and P900 models.
Griffin Offers SightLight Add-On For Apple's iSight
Griffin has debuted the SightLight, its add-on light for Apple's iSight that helps produce a better video image in poor lighting conditions.
'Grunt Work' Brings Early Version Of KOffice To Mac OS X
Even as the Mac community speculates about an impending beta version of Microsoft Office for Mac OS X, a new — and free — productivity suite has found a toehold on Apple Computer Inc.'s operating system.
Gear Makers Get Jump On Macworld
Although Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote speech at Macworld Expo is still hours away, companies have started to make product announcements to coincide with the San Francisco show.
Photo-Editing Experts Say Windows Is Good But Mac Is Easier
"The user interface for Macintosh programs appears to be more consistent than that for Windows software."
Apple Preps For Macworld Harvest
Although a winter chill still lingers in the air, the latest crop of Apples is nearly ready to be harvested.
Mac Enterprise Computing: The Return Of The King
Apple's admirable efforts in the consumer market have set off an echo effect among the tech-conscious. Maybe this week, Apple will look beyond this consumer beachhead to reclaim its historical territory among CIOs.
Reporter's Notebook: People, Lions And The Sunflower Cafe
If you're here in town and need a good breakfast, may I recommend the Sunflower Cafe at 284 O'Farrell Street.
Apple Computer, Going Forward Into 2004
Let's look at specific areas Apple can and should focus effort to improve both their products and the Macintosh experience for the rest of us.
Steve's Keynote: Step-By-Step
I mean, 9 AM! Just how many farmers does Apple think will be coming to Macworld, anyway?
Were The Pismo PowerBook And The Clamshell iBook The Last Tough Apple Portables?
Newer models are flirting with quasi "disposable computer" status given the exorbitant cost of repairs and service rationalized with the cost of buying a new machine.
It's really hard to resist the temptation, at this time of the year, to guess what will be revealed in Steve Jobs' Macworld Expo San Francisco keynote.
Getting To The Core Of Apple's Shortcoming
I realize that the view from the CEO's office is quite different from what I see when I sit in front of my Mac. But when it comes to matters of product reliability and customer satisfaction, we should all be on the same page.
Still Life 2.2.3
Still Life is a great piece of software. Sure it's a one-trick pony, but such a pretty pony.
MACWORLD IS HERE : And whatever Steve Jobs says at the keynote is definitely going to generate a lot of press.
Too bad I'd be sleeping. (At 9 am PST, the start of hte keynote, it'll be 1 am here in Singapore.) So, as in past years, if you want your news fast, do visit other sites such as MacSurfer's.
Intel Brings Out Low-Cost Laptop Chips
Intel on Monday introduced a budget chip for notebooks that the company hopes will bring wireless computing to the masses.
Microsoft Must Move On
Microsoft should move as far as possible from its business model of yesteryear and focus on improving its products without locking out competitors.
Microsoft Takes On Linux In Ad Campaign
Microsoft Corp. on Monday launched a new advertising campaign, referred to as "Get the Facts," which is designed to give customers information about the advantages of using its Windows operating system versus Linux, its open-source competitor.