Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Quest For iPod Mini A Maxi Pain
If you want to be assaulted by a humiliating burst of laugher, go to Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA or even Apple's own stores and ask for an iPod mini. Tell them you want it in pink and insist that you need it now.
Andy Ihnatko To Give Macworld Conference Keynote
Chicago Sun-Times' technology columnist and Macworld opinion-writer Andy Ihnatko will deliver the keynote speech at Macworld UK's Conference next week.
Apple's $200,000 Research-Donation
Apple will donate a Workgroup Cluster for Bioinformatics to five of "America's most important, innovative and visionary scientific research projects."
Apple Debuts Pro Video Support
Apple has introduced AppleCare Professional Video Support — providing access to its professional video technical support team for one year.
PlayFair Defies Apple; Web Site Back Up
The PlayFair free software project is back online, with both the maintainer of the project and the hosting service willing to face a legal challenge from Apple.
PearPC, A PowerPC Emulator
PealPC is a new experimental PowerPC emulator, running on X86 systems.
Apple Mulls SA iTunes Store
The next big project for Apple in South Africa is to launch a local version of its online music store, iTunes. This follows the official opening of its in-country Internet store.
The Future Of Microsoft; Or What Apple Did 3+ Years Ago
After copying Apple many times in his career, Bill has gotten quite good at this sort of thing.
The iTunes Music Store 4.5: Win One, Lose One
The recording industry appears to have no clue — nor even a clear desire — to achieve their balancing act. Instead, they appear intent on trying to kill a goose that could lay golden eggs for them, if only they allow it to live.
My View: The Digitizer
There aren't many return engagements in the technology business. THat makes Jobs' ever-evolving digitaizaion crusade such an amazing odyssey.
iMovie 4 In The Viewfinder
I'm happy to report that the new version is much improved — not to the extend that I'd prefer, but iMovie no longer feels like it was rushed out the door.
A Clone Of My Own
Just because you can't drag-and-drop your system files anymore doesn't mean it's impossible to move your systems.
Switching To An Apple Can Be Surprisingly Smooth
I was thoroughly delighted with the iBook and Mac OS X.
Microsoft Says Bye-Bye To Wi-Fi
Despite quickly becoming one of the leading sellers of wireless networking products, Microsoft has decided to discontinue its entire line of Wi-Fi gear.