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Monday, July 10, 2006


FileMaker 8.5 Now Universal, Features Live Web Data

Among the new features in FileMaker Pro 8.5 is the ability to add a live web page to a record in your database using the Web Viewer Control.

Is Apple Feeling The Heat?

Apple has one of the strongest brands in the world. But are reported problems with some its newest products in danger of damaging that reputation?

Apple Delays Scandinavian iTunes Reaction

Hilary Rosen: Singing A New Song?

iPod Follows 'I Do' At Trendy Rites

Sue Lin Yee and Jeff Hawthorne wanted the music they loved, and they wanted to control how it was played.


dotMAC, Time For A Makeover?

The $99-a-year service in the words falls woefully short of Apple's otherwise high standards.


Parallels Desktop 1.0 For Mac OS X

People pondering the switch to a MacBook can rest assured that with the exception of USB device support and hardware accelerated 3-D applications, their needs will be well met by this little workhorse of a program.

Call of Duty 2

Optimizing AirPort Connectivity


The iPod Won Because Of The Macintosh?

Did Creative, Rio and other Windows-based MP3 players ever had a chance of winning?

Remember Apple did have its iPod only available for the Mac for quite a long time, before the MP3 player gained Windows compatibility? Plenty of time for all the other players to play catch-up, but they didn't. Why?

There is really only one major difference between a Macintosh PC and a WIndows PC at that time. One simple significant difference: FireWire. None of the ports on the average Windows PC at that time have a port that is as simple and as fast as FireWire, which bascially mean that none of the MP3 manufacturers can have something that has tons of storage and fast and simple to use.

The iPod gained popularity not just because Apple made the whole digital music ecosystem. It won because Apple also made the digital hub.

Maybe Creative shouldn't have gotten out of the PC-making business, eh? :-)

Rumor Today: Pages Looking More Like A Word Processor

I haven't used Pages — part of Apple's iWork suite — but the way I hear it being described is typically a strange beast that is more like a layout application rather than a word processing application, but is neither here nor there. Jack of all trades, but master of none, I guess.

But if rumors from ThinkSecret are accurate, Apple is realising this shortfall, and is fixing the problem in the next version of Pages. And if the spreadsheet does materialise, it seems that iWork '07 might well be the first really great version of the office suite.

Next on the to-do list: a Filemaker Lite?

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