Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Apple: iPod Mini Goes International July 24
Apple on Wednesday announced that its iPod mini will begin shipping internationally on July 24. However, it's still going to take some time to catch up with the demand the diminutive device has seen since it's release.
Analysts Weigh In On Apple iMac Shortage
"It's pretty significant when you consider the iMac's lagging sales over the past year."
Apple Retail Gets New VP
Former Ralph Lauren executive Bridget Ryan Berman has been named vice-president and chief operating officer for Apple's retail operation.
Apple In Danger Of Missing Out On The Fruits Of Its Labour
The pressure to innovate is mounting. Add to that problems getting products to market. Against this background, digital entertainment appears to represent Apple's best long-term growth prospects.
100 Million Song Countdown
To enter the contest, you simply buy a song from the iTunes store. Or... you could enter the contest free!
Newton OS X-ified
Install packages on a Newton MessagePad from a Mac OS X computer over a serial connection.
Rich Wareham Of Desktop Manager
Desktop Manager has garnered much praise for being high-quality, free, and open-source.
OS X Tiger Seeks Enterprise Adoption
"IT managers are standardizing their hardware and software, and Apple is trying to appeal to them and retain share."
IDG To Launch iPodworld Magazine
iPodworld will feature iPod and music news, previews of upcoming products, software and hardware reviews, digital lifestyle how-to articles, and review of music available from the iTunes Music Store.
Live365 Introduces Radio365 Player
The software leets user tune in to thousands of Live365 stations, browsing by genre or search by artists, album, track and other criteria.
Ode To The Flat Panel iMac: A Disappointment? I Think Not
The flat panel iMac wa sa triumph in computer design and a solid seller, even during tough economic times.
Apple's 'Just One More Thing' Product Design
While some vendors look to lock in customers, Apple's panache is creating distinctive products that are so cool some people feel that they can't live without them.
Apple's WWDC 2004: Low Carb Keynote, Tiger Tease, Tablet Longing
WWDC is the first five-day conference I've been to that was worth staying the five days.
The web has had a major impact on the design of desktop applications.
Feeds That Download To Disk
All I'm saying is that I don't know what would be best here. It's broken in so many ways.
iClip One Of The 'Must Have' OS X Utilities
A combination clipboard/scrapbook tool, iClip lets you drag and drop and copy and pasates all sorts of info into its "clipping bins."
Mac OS X Provides Superb Programs
I could do without a lot of the programs I run on my OS X Macintosh, but there are at least 10 I consider essential.
Apple's WWDC 2004: Necessity Breeds PowerBook Battery Hacks
Here are my suggestions for squeezing extra life from your PowerBook battery.
Shooters' Aim Is True
'Unreal, "Kaijin' both are engaging, fun.
Unix Gems For Mac OS X
In this article, I'll expose you to some truly useful programs that you may not know about. Then I'll show you how to incorporate them into your daily work.
Fooling The Boss
Anyone who seriously thinks they can fool their employer with such a cheesy iChat tirck deserves to lose their job.
To plug in the power supply for your Dell, you'd need to plug the round peg in a square hole, rather than doing the obvious, which is to plug the round peg into the round hole next to the square hole.
I think the headline-writer for Dr Gizmo is in denial, when he or she wrote "No, Microsoft Didn't Steal Apple's Interface."
After all, look at what Dr Gizmo wrote:
"Microsoft borrowed ideas from Apple's Lisa and Mac operating systems..."
"Microsoft had no clue about a graphical interface should look and behave..."
"[Microsoft] saw how Apple did things with the Mac and knew it had to change Windows..."
"One could hardly make a computer work with a mouse, windows and icons without doing a little borrowing from the brilliant Apple designs..."
Of course he conclude, almost correctly, that "It's not true that Microsoft signed agreements to pay for the use of any part of Apple's interface."
Not publicly, at least.
From Dave Winer, Mr. RSS himself: I never had the option to unsubscribe from spam in email, so I feel especially empowered here, in control, and okay with it.
Articles like this convince me that I should just settle with Hong Kong Disneyland, rather than bring my daughter to the "real" Disneyworld at Florida. :-)
Amid Belt-Tightening, Microsoft Talks Of A Bright Future
Ballmer left no doubt that Microsoft must behave more like the mature company it has become to reduce the constant scrutiny it faces from antitrust regulators around the world and the pressure it increasingly faces from investors.
See Also : CEO Says Microsoft Needs To Avoid Pitfalls
by Allison Linn, Associated Press
Steve Ballmer said the world's largest software company cannot be run like the startup it once was, but "we have to avoid becoming a certain kind of big, process-bound bureaucracy."
Enterprise Slow To Dump IE
The calls to dump Internet Explorer may be getting louder, but they are falling largely on deaf ears among enterprise users.
Microsoft, Under Attack, Aims To Offer Security
Two and a half years after launching its Trustworthy Computing initiative, Microsoft is finding its products the target of escalating attacks, to the extent that some security experts are even warning that the company's Internet Explorer browser is simply not safe to use.