Friday, September 28, 2001
Palo Alto Apple Store To Open October 6
The Palo Alto store is considered by many observers to be one of Apple's flagship retail locations.
OS X Gets Its Finish Touches
Version 10.1 of Apple's new operating system is everything the original should have been from the start.
Ballmer And Gates Get Salary Hikes
Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and Chairman Bill Gates both received salary increases and bonuses this fiscal year, as the company weathered a challenging environment and its stock price outperformed the Nasdaq.
Thursday, September 27, 2001
Apple's Edge Is In Print, Not Web, Page
Areas in which the Mac is especially strong - color management, precise typography, service bureau support - aren't relevant to the Web.
The Next X
Apple's operating system upgrade an excellent alternative to Windows XP but leaves room for improvement.
OS X 10.1 Vs 10.0.4 Performance
Overall performance seems faster, especially launching applications.
Seybold Carries On
Crowds are smaller, exhibitors are fewer, but conference still draws many.
Corel Makes Money Shock!
By abandoning its imperial pretensions, and concentrating on the desktop graphics stuff (and WordPerfect too) it does best, Corel has rediscovered the knack of making money.
Free Wireless Goes Underground
"It's more like a co-op. People pitch in in one form or another to contribute to building the network, and that opens up to a lot of personal sharing."
Performance Isn't In Size
Faster chips do not necessarily perform better.
St. Johns Schools Expand Technology
Students and teachers have fallen in love with the iBooks, which allow them to do research online, e-mail assignments to teachers and even ask them questions.
Things They Don't Tell You About The iBook
Is there anything quite so fun as playing with a new Mac?
Netscape Navigator's Bold New Course
The underdog browser's 6.01 version is challenging Microsoft Explorer. Even Mac surfers who won't be using it should cheer.
Double Talk V1.1
There's some funky behavior and bugs you'll need to work around, but DoubleTalk ultimately does its job.
Wednesday, September 26, 2001
Apple Postpones QuickTime Conference
Apple Computer has postponed until February its QuickTime Live 2001 conference, scheduled for next month, citing developer and customer requests.
Apple's new iBook is a dazzling machine — the best all-around home or college laptop I've seen.
Apple Releases Long-Awaited OS X Update
The new operating system version appeared to fix most problems early adopters had raised and helped the company move towards what it sees as the future of personal computers.
Germantown Panel Rejects Apple's Plan To Light Sign
The latest hurdle is the sign's lighting.
Apple's Dirty Little Secret
They trust you.
Microsoft To Offer XP Games Pack
Hoping to get computer users excited about its upcoming Windows XP operating system, Microsoft said it will offer an add-on package of programs providing digital media features and video games.
Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Apple To Release OS X Update Saturday
Apple Computer will release on Saturday an operating system update designed to improve performance and add capabilities to the original version of Mac OS X that debuted in the spring.
Mac, Unix Make Apple Tops For Next-Gen Home Machine
The pieces may not all appear with an Apple logo on the box, but Apple is uniquely qualified to develop this architecture.
He's Plum Appled Out
Avie Tevanian, a longtime buddy, colleague and sometimes punching bag for Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs, is looking to leave the company, according to some in the know about what's going on at Apple.
Speedy Mac OS X Upgrade Here Soon
"If you're not a Mac OS X user, now is the time to become one."
MS Intros New Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer, More
The new Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer features a thumb scoop and finger grooves for an improved grip.
SEYBOLD: Quark Looks To Future
"XPress 5.0 will give you better tools for print and familiar tools for Web."
Apple Posts OS X Firmware
The update improves start-up in Mac OS X, as well as FireWire target-disk mode network startup, gigabit networking, and system stability.
Closing Windows And Opening Doors For Apple
Apple would do well to emphasize the security problems in Microsoft products in targeted ad campaigns directly squarely at the average IT manager and corporate bean-counter.
Good-Bye Macs, Hello OS X
If you just wait long enough the stuff you were wearing twenty years ago will be back in fashion.
Cosumer Group Blast Microsoft For Windows XP
Four U.S. consumer groups criticized Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system on Tuesday, saying the software giant was again using the anti-competitive tactics that have tied it up in court for three years.
Win XP Rehearses For A Broadway Debut
Microsoft's commitment to launch Windows XP far from its Redmond, Wash., headquarters run counter to a more widespread trend in which companies are canceling appearances by executives at trade shows and conferences around the country and abroad.
Microsoft Profit, Sales Estimates Lowered For This Year, Next
Analysts worry rattled consumers and businesses will be reluctant to buy upcoming XP software.
'Vote Virus' Poses As Plea For Peace
Security experts on Monday warned of a new file-deleting virus masquerading as a program that allows people to vote on whether the United States should go to war.
Monday, September 24, 2001
Apple Delays Tennessee Retail Store; Dispute Continues Over Signage
Apple will likely take up the issue with the mayor's office, which could cause further delays.
Does Anyone Actually Keep Up With Apple Anymore?
Apple has shot itself in the foot so many times, it's hobbling around on nothing but a couple of stumps.
While the computer world was focusing on Microsoft's forthcoming operating system, rival Apple Computer was busy honing its own all-new system, Mac OS X.
Mac Users Aren't Immune To Viruses
The Mac is enjoying the longest stretch in its history without a serious form of attack against its innards, but it's not time to let down our guard.
Win XP To Debut On New PCs
Will Windows XP encourages consumers to buy new PCs? The first indication will come Monday when PC makers start to sell notebooks and desktops loaded with Microsoft's new opearting system.
While there are choices, the real choices for consumers are few, and numbers are on the side of XP.
Sunday, September 23, 2001
Mac OS X 10.1 Launch 'Tuesday'
With only one week left to meet that deadline, two sources who asked for anonymity and who are familiar with Apple's plan confirmed on Friday that the anticipated point release will be the focus of Apple's keynote presentation on Tuesday.
Cat's Out Of Bag On New Mac OS X Versions
Apple's software development team will concentrate on the next round of interim tweaks before it turns its full attention to the Jaguar update, which probably won't reach end users until Nanuary's Macworld Expo in San Francisco at the earliest, sources said.
UK Firms Want Microsoft Probe
Britian's biggest companies are demanding that the Department of Trade and Industry refer Microsoft to the Office of Fair Trading.
States Put Heat On Microsoft
Six state attorneys general not involved in the Microsoft antitrust case sent a letter to Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer this week expressing concern about the upcoming Windows XP operating system.
"To Microsoft's mind, it's very unfortunate that people are bringing this up again in light of the tragedy."
Saturday, September 22, 2001
Current Home Video Editing Equals Million-Dollar Studio
The desktop video revolution is here, and Apple is clearly leading the way.
Friday, September 21, 2001
Apple To Score Industry First With Dual 1394b, USB 2 Support
There's little CEO Steve Jobs likes more than announcing that Apple's rolling out new technology ahead of everyone else.
Microsoft Delays XBox Launch, No Comments On Units
Microsoft Corp. said on Friday that it would delay the launch of its XBox video game console by one week to Nov. 15 but declined to clarify exactly how many units it will have available at launch.
Microsoft Offers Windows XP Discount
Microsoft confirmed Friday that it will offer discounted versions of Windows XP for home users who want to install the new operating system on several PCs.
Windows XP And Me
Wish me luck, will you?
Windows XP Has Stable System; Keeps Users In Microsoft Corral
Whether consumers will want it depends on the balance between their desire for its greater reliability and new features, and their attitude toward the cost and the dubious elements Microsoft has added.
Windows XP: Business Remains Sceptical
Most users in medium and large companies will find the additional features in the new operating system are too minor to justify the cost and effort of installing right away, and they do not trust Product Activation.
Microsoft, DOJ Still Miles Apart
Government trustbusters and Microsoft failed to reach a consensus on how the landmark antitrust case should proceed before a new judge.
Thursday, September 20, 2001
Changing Apple's MHz Myth Mission - The 1.6 GHz G5
If certain reports are true, Apple will have to market computers to a newly reeducated demographic that now believes MHz is unimportant.
MoveiWorks 5.0 offers a cost effective alternative to spending thousands of dollars on powerful but complex applications that only get used for their basic features.
A Punitive Puppeteer?
Every move the company makes seems to take us one step closer to a world where it is Microsoft that makes the decisions, not the customer.
Microsoft's Passport Sign-On System Will Work On Rival Sites
Microsoft will announce today that it plans to open up its online identification system to make it compatible with competing offerings under development by companies like America Online and others.
Wednesday, September 19, 2001
Office For Mac OS X Due In November
Microosft on Wednesday revealed the name of its forthcoming Office suite for Apple Computer's Mac OS X operating system and firmed up pricing and the delivery date.
Connectivity State Of The Union
While the basic desktop box may be slightly passe just now, there's a whole new frontier opening up. The excitement is shifting to how these beige boxes connect — to each other or to peripheral devices.
Apple To Attend October Shows
Apple will be attending two shows this October, despite cancelling its Paris Expo.
It's only going to get harder to keep my hands off my wallet.
A Computer Game That Spans Age Groups
There are more than 60 riddles and three separate treasure hunts, which mean plenty of play value.
Processor Speed Isn't Necessarily Everything
Is the second processor worth the extra price? Here comes that answer again: It depends.
Dell Defends Pricing Policy
PC prices will stay stable for the short term and innovation of the PC hasn't stopped, said Paul Bell, EMEA president of Dell Computer, on 18 September.
Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Extra Applications Insulate Apple From IT Shakeout
It is not just the machines, good though they are, that makes the difference. It is the combination of hardware and software that really counts.
Developers Support Paris Expo Cancellation
"There will be Apple events at more auspicious times. I am sure we will be attending Apple Expos in the future."
Saudi Prince Won't Dump U.S. Shares
"I am as confident now as I have always been that the economy of the United States of America can and will withstand any jitters."
Apple Donates $1 Million To Families Of Rescue Workers
The company would donate $1 million dollars to the families of rescue workers that lost their lives in the attacks on two American cities last week.
Mac OS X Upgrade Nearly Ripe
Signs that Mac OS X 10.1 is coming soon are everywhere.
Quicken 2002 Deluxe
Hindrances in terms of stability for the Mac OS X-compatible release blemish its luster.
NetBarrier is very competitively priced, easy to use, and as powerful as you are ever going to need.
AMD's Athlon: Give Me An X... Give Me A P
Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices will call its upcoming desktop processor the Athlon XP in what seems to be an odd marketing coincidence.
Compaq Readies Release Of New iPaq
Compaq Computer will announce Oct. 4 that it will begin shipping two new iPaq handhelds using the new version of Microsoft's Pocket PC software and will offer a wireless communications expansion pack, sources say.
US PC Shares Lower On Fears Terror Strikes Will Impact Industry
Shares in PC companies were lower in early afternoon trade, with investors and analysts worried that the terrorist strieks will deal a further blow to an already struggling computer industry, dealers said.
Will Microsoft Do The Right Thing?
One can hope that the DOJ's moves are an olive branch offered the company as a stepping stone to a settlement or a quid pro quo that induces a settlement. Anything less, and our long national nightmare will continue.
Monday, September 17, 2001
Common Computer Ground Has This Apple Users Flying High
The ease of setting up networks on Macs, the new iTunes software and Brian's inventiveness had turned a late, bumpy flight into a fun experience.
Apple Cancels Expo In France
"We're sorry to disappoint our users and developers, but their safety is our primary concern."
Motorola Completes 1.6GHz PowerPC G5
Apple to launch G5 at Macworld Expo SF and ship the higher end boxes in, say, February, as it's done before.
School Notebook: Awards
St Paul Christian Academy is the only elementary school in the country to be named an Apple Lighthouse School by Apple Computer.
Apple Cancels Expo In France
"We're sorry to disappoint our users and developers, but their safety is our primary concern."
A Modest Request Of Apple Computer
The purpose of this letter is to request (beg) that Apple release the binaries and the source code for the following software into the public domain.
Sunday, September 16, 2001
Learning To Be Wired
Throwing technology at educational problems may do more harm than good. It takes careful planning — and a healthy dose of skepticism — to make computers work in the classroom.
Hot Digital Dogs And Cool Cyber Cats
John Lund's work combines cameras, critters, computers and creativity.
Apple, Dell Locked In Battle For Schools
Apple has had trouble fighting Dell's knack for keeping prices low and shipping supplies fast — the same advantages that give Dell the overall crown in worldwide PC sales.
Wiring the family home so that mum, dad and the kids can access the Net is easier and cheaper than ever.
Mozilla 0.94: Browser Gets Updated
The new version brings the ability to disable pop-up ads, experimental support for LDAP protocols, and improved off-line IMAP support.
Id's Devine Says Castle Wolfenstein Test Ready For OS X
Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a new game currently in development at Id Software and Gray Matter Interactive.
Apple's Newest Features May Take It Mainstream
OS X is now much improved and the new programs will make it a realistic choice for regular users who don't rely on too many older programs that haven't yet been upgraded.
Saturday, September 15, 2001
WSJ: 10.1 Update To Be Free From Some Stores
"People who currently use OS X can get the 10.1 upgrade free on CDs that will be available in some stores."
What's Next For Apple?
MacHeads trying to figure out Apple's next product move will rightfully point to the fact that the company recently reduced prices on its G4 PowerBooks.
Computer Giants Up The Ante
Adversaries in the computing world, Microsoft and Apple find themselves in similar positions this season.
Microsoft To Make Office 10 Announcements
Microsoft next week plans to make major announcements regarding the development status and delivery time frame for Office 10.
Opera 5.0 For Mac Beta 3 Released
Opera 5.0 for Mac Beta 3 purportedly is more stable and introduces the ability to search bookmarks, autofill forms, and upload files.
Is Mac OS X Still Mac OS?
What should the measure of the true Mac OS be?
Microsoft 1, Justice Department 0
The entire case against Microsoft was bogus from the start.
Prices Sliding For Pentium III PCs
With Intel beginning to phase out the Pentium III, good deals on desktops with the chip are cropping up.
Microsoft To Remove Twin Towers From Flight Game
Microsoft said on Friday it would remove the World Trade Center from the New York landscape in its upcoming Flight Simulator game after the twin towers were destroyed this week.
Thursday, September 13, 2001
She's Apples For Powered-Up Dons
When so much of today's game depends on immediate access to video footage to track player performances and tactical moves, the fact our boys have got the best does a good deal for the confidence.
Bedroom Artists Rock The Internet
Musicians are breaking out of the bedroom and on to the net.
Ottawa Superstore At Locals' Service
A computer superstore where customers can unwind with a book or a game of pool while their kids kick up their heels in the playroom has opened its doors on Merivale Rd.
How Many Teachers Would $2 Million Hire?
Why this massive outlay of scarce public monies for superfluous digital doodads?
HP Server Chip Group Transferred To Intel
The engineers responsible for developing server chipsets at Hewlett-Packard have been transferred to Intel under a technological alliance that could further accelerate the adoption of Intel's Itanium processor.
Descending Into Computer Hell All Too Common
Things are getting a little better. But, by and large, anybody who's got a computer that works fine and does what they want is just plain lucky.
Justice says it won't try to bust up Gates &s Co. Critics now fear a remedy that will be toothless.
XP's Road To Simplicity
Windows XP narrows the ain't-computing-fun gap with the Macintosh platform. That's because Microsoft took a cue or two from Apple.
Windows XP Will Include Flash Player
Digital graphics software maker Macromedia will provide its ubiquitous Flash player for bundling with Microsoft Windows XP, avoiding a clash other technology makers have faced as they hustle to get their technology supported in the highly anticipated operating system.
Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Some Mindless Entertainment
There are some who would say that a Mac has no place in the office. These same people, by their statements, must also say that productivity and efficiency have no place in the office.
OS X: To PC Or Not To PC
There are many objections to the idea of Apple's porting OS X to x86-compatible processors, but increased market share is a compelling argument for the move.
At this price, Apple has finally got a laptop that can go head-to-head with its PC rivals.
MS Loses Front Page Trademark Fight
Glasgow Web designers Front Page Design have defeated Microsoft in a legal battle to register the firm's name as a trademark.
Monday, September 10, 2001
El Rancho Turns Into A 'Wireless' School District
The iBooks represent the latest in a push by administrators at El Rancho Unified School District toward wireless computer technology.
Farewell To A Visionary Of The Computer Age
Dertouzos lambasted software companies for piling on marginal features in incessant upgrades that can downgrade user efficiency.
Wi-Fi Cost May Be Sky High
Customers with the capability to tap into wireless Internet networks will soon be able to browse the Web five times as quickly. But it will cost them.
Me, Myself, iMac
What keeps Mac-users so loyal? Because they're superior machines!
Apple Offers $25 Coupon To iTools Members
The coupon gives the holder a $25 discount on their next purchase of $249 or more from the online Apple store.
Clock Speed Is Not Output
Processor clock speed measures how hard the CPU is being flogged, not how much work it does.
Be careful what you wish for.
Taking An Online Stroll Through Paris Gallery
Lovers of art and architecture can visit the famed museum without taking a train or plane.
States Warn DOJ: Keep The Heat On MS
Two states participating in the Microsoft antitrust case have a message for the Justice Department: If you go soft on the software giant, we're ready to push for stronger sanctions on our own.
Intel Sets Strategy On Wireless Networking
In November, the company will begin selling a line of products supporting a much faster networking system called 802.11a.
Intel WLAN Can Forget About Europe
Intel's November launch of wireless networking products will not be heading to Europe as the wireless standard used is illegal on the continent.
Paying More For An Xmas Xbox
Online retailers have begun taking advance orders for Microsoft's forthcoming Xbox gaming console, but some consumers are steamed at being forced to buy extra games and hardware that add hundreds of dollars to the price.
Intel Pentium III To Die On 7 December
That's the last date on which Intel will accept orders for chip.
Gauge Your Computer Needs Before Windows XP Release
My guess is that no matter how indignant you get about activation, you'll come crawling back to Microsoft. Sooner or later you'll install XP.
Saturday, September 8, 2001
Apple Store Opens In Ohio
By now, we are all familiar with the fervor surrounding the Apple Store openings.
Stillman Rising, McNealey Says
Stillman will launch its "wireless laptop initiative," which provides every student with an Apple PowerBook or Toshiba 1800 laptop computer.
CorelDRAW 10 Coming To OS X This Month
"The products will be ready for OS X when we get to Paris."
Creative Cuts To Affect SoundBlaster Dev?
Heiden urges SoundBlaster owners to keep supporting the Mac team at Creative and to have patience.
Wireless LAN Just A Flash In The Pan
"Security is the big hole in wireless technology. Most people ignore its impact and find the solution put in place is much more complex than anticipated, pushing the administration costs up so slowing the technology's uptake."
Apple Offers New Server
Apple Computer on Friday introduced a new version of its Mac OS X-based server.
Apple Store Coming To Tampa On The 14th
Attention Floridians: Your first chance to see a local Apple retail store is coming next week.
Mac OS X Could Help Boost Macs In China
Though China won't be bringing Apple huge amounts of cash in the short term because of the proliferation of software piracy, this could change in the days ahead.
IT Minnow Sues Apple
Biax attorney Jack Slobodin claims the patents improve the CPU's ability to perform many tasks at the same time - called parallel processing.
Repositioning The 'Books
As amazing as these machines are, I feel a slight tweaking of the line could ensure growth of market share.
Microsoft Once Proposed Antitrust Remedies Government Now Wants
"If a remedy has been proposed by Microsoft, they've already figured a way around it."
Microsoft's Web Services Interface
Software giant will evolve the graphical user interface to suit its planned Web services and applications.
So Microsoft Was Right All Along?
Despite their best efforts to prove me wrong, I don't beelive the government team is that dumb.
Microsoft Antitrust Case: An Update On The Company's Lobbying And Campgin Contributions
The decision by the Bush administration to vacate the lawsuit that was first initiated in 1998 by the Clinton Justice Department is considered a major victory for Microsoft, which nearly tripled its campaign contributions and more than doubled its lobbying expenditures during its fight against the antitrust case.
Code Blue Targets China Firm
A retooled version of the Code Red worm called Code Blue, discovered in Chinese computer systems Friday, is programmed to launch a denial-of-service attack against well-known Chinese security firm NS Focus.
Microsoft Catches A Break
The pro-business Bush administration is signaling its distaste for the Microsoft antitrust case, as the two sides are getting closer to a settlement on how to penalize Microsoft for abusing its monopoly position.
MS Urged To Delay Licence (To Print Money) Changes
UK user groups have urged Microsoft to push back its licensing scheme revamp to give UK businesses time to get to grips with the changes.
WinXP: An OS For Linux Lowers
What we really need is a single brain to guide Linux's development and associations. The problem there is that any attempt to organize Linux under one corporate mantle would probably breed as much hatred for that company as there is for Microsoft.
Friday, September 7, 2001
Pendulum Swings To Microsoft, But How Far?
If the pendulum has swung in Microsoft's direction under the Bush administration, it is by no means clear how much.
Slap On The Wrist?
Is the Justice Department's decision not to pursue a breakup of Microsoft a big wet kiss from Bush, or just smart strategy? The experts weigh in.
Should Users Be Intrigued By Hew-Paq?
Focus on the integration issues that will affect you, starting with the character and constitution of your account and support teams.
MS: Xbox Will Reign Supreme
"We are drawing up a scheme to convince people that Xbox is the one, not PlayStation or GameCube, when playing online games," Hirohisa Ohura, managing director of Microsoft's Japan subsidiary, siad in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday.
Intel Says Chip Sales On Target
Intel announced Thursday that chip sales are on track for the current third quarter, after an extremely rocky first half of the year, although the final results still hinge on what happens in September.
HP-Compaq Server Synergy
Should the deal go through, it seems to make sense in at least one area: consolidating the two companies' respective server designs and strategies.
Thursday, September 6, 2001
Phillipsburg School Gets Wireless Computer Lab
"It's as easy as plugging in."
Apple Sees Retail Profit Next Year
In a presentation at the Salomon Smith Barney technology conference in New York, Apple's chief financial officer, Fred Anderson, declined to say, however, whether Apple was on track to meet Wall Street profit estimates for the current quarter.
Technology Publisher Expands Its Core Base
From its start as a forum for Mac enthusiasts, KW Media of Dunedin has launched new ventures, such as a trade show today in Tampa.
New Computers, Software At Computing Sites
"The aesthetic appeal alone makes for a brighter Fishbowl."
QuickTime Incompatible With IE 6
Was Microsoft out to undermine a competing media technology? Maybe, but Apple is partly to blame for the problem.
More Business (And Fun) Uses For Old Macs
Many of these ideas are useful in a business setting, while others are just plain fun.
Moving Old Files? Try These Tips
But don't try to get everything from one computer to another.
MS Fails To Enliven Tech Stocks
News that the U.S. government will not seek a breakup of Microsoft did little to inspire investors on Thursday as they continued their pattern of the past week of dumping shares of technology companies.
The Reaction: It Figures
Skepticism and sarcasm greeted the announcement that the U.S. Justice Department will not move to break Microsoft in two during the next phase of the software company's antitrust case.
Seoul Firm Wants XP Blocked
A South Korean Internet portal has filed a complaint with fair trade regulators, alleging Microsoft is shutting out competition by tying a range of application software into its new Windows operating system.
PC Sales Channels Key To HP-Compaq Deal
The merger between Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer is expected to go through stiff regulatory review, with regulators taking an especially close look at PC distribution, say legal specialists.
Microsoft: Beyond XP
Perhaps the biggest question is, has Microsoft and made a serious commitment to the enterprise?
Justice Dept. Won't Pursue Microsoft Breakup
The government on Thursday said that it would not seek to break up Microsoft when a federal judge resumes proceedings in the case.
Windows XP: Microsoft's New Look For Fall, In Size XXL
Microsoft's new operating system is physically big, requiring two gigabytes of hard-drive space and more than an hour to install. It's big in scope, too: XP is Microsoft's attempt to merge its home line (the friendly but cranky Windows 95, 98 and Me) with its corporate line (the unattractive but rock-solid Windows NT and 2000) into a unified operating system that offers the best of both.
Going Down - HP Deal Drops In Value
Shares of Hewlett-Packard dipped further—by about 4 percent—a day after Wall Street first got word of the company's plan to acquire Compaq Computer, driving the price of the deal down about $5 billion since it was announced late Monday.
Ximian's volunteer 'army' fights Microsoft on Open-source code.
HP To Have Merger Map In 100 Days
Like a newly inaugurated president, the new Hewlett-Packard is giving itself 100 days to flesh out its strategic vision.
Merger Requires Patience
Organizations should pay careful attention to see how HP and Compaq products they use will be supported and evolved by the combined company.
SirCam Worm Still A Serious Threat
Almost seven weeks after it started spreading, the SirCam worm is still topping the watch lists of almost every antivirus company.
Toys "R" Us Sells Out Xbox Advance Orders
Leading retailer Toys "R" Us said Wednesday that its online store sold out its first batch of Xbox video game units in 30 minutes on Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 5, 2001
Apple's Retail Strategy Looks Smart
Sure there are risks, but Apple's biggest risk would have been to do nothing at all, and to continue to just muddle along on the margins.
Apple Reveals Online-Services Flaw
Apple has admitted that its online support and Knowledge Base services are crawling, due to a change in the way its services are accessed.
Apple Expands As PCs Cut Back
The company may be poised to become a much bigger player down the road, market watchers said.
B.Mac Superstore At Locals' Service
A computer superstore where customers can unwind with a book or a game of pool while their kids kick up their heels in the playroom has opened its doors on Merivale Rd.
Deneba Releases Canvas 8 Beta For Mac OS X
Canvas is an all-in-one graphics composition and desktop publishing tool. The Mac OS X version of Canvas 8 contains hundreds of enhancements and advanced new features.
Apple Video From Peabody Mass Store Opening.
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Steve, Don't Give Palm A Hand
There's a place for Apple in the handheld market, but it should be as an innovator, not a savior.
Stop The Upgrade Insanity
This gives the manufacturers time to make really significant improvements to the hardware — not just changing a color or adding a FireWire port, but something that really makes a difference.
Apple: I Had To Do It
What's great about Apple under Steve is that they are providing total solutions.
How Do The New QuickSilver G4 Towers Do Against The Previous Models?
The Dual G4/800 is awesome.
It has some cool new features, but the watercolour functions are still slow.
Mac OS X Server
Itís cheap, simple to use and offers excellent features for administrators.
Payoff Might Not Justify More Bets In The PC Sector
Investors are bracing for more consolidation, although some market pros say you're better off waiting to see where the chips fall.
XP Cracks Appear Before Product
In Microsoft's battle against software piracy, the first round goes to pirates, even though the starting bell hasn't even rung yet.
HP Chief Dropped Hints
Anyone searching for a sign that Carly Fiorina was preparing to tell the world about some monumental changes in the works at Hewlett-Packard need not have looked back much more than two weeks.
'New' HP Set To Rule In Asia
The merged entity of Hewlett-Packard Co and Compaq Computer Corp is set to be Asia Pacific's leading hardware vendor, Gartner Dataquest said today.
Merger May Complicate Microsoft Relations
Hewlett-Packard's acquistion of Compaq is a historical moment for the PC industry, and one that could cause Microsoft some short-term headaches.
Good News For COmpetitors
Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer have not made a convincing case for their proposed merger—which is, in essence, a defensive deal.
Microsoft Unveils New XP Embedded Version
Microsoft on Tuesday gave developers another test drive of its new Windows XP Embedded operating system.
Merger Highlights Role Of HP's Fiorina
The proposed merger of Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp would create a technology giant and seal the reputation of its new chief executive as the most powerful woman in business.
As Dust Settles, Few Expect Larger Hewlett-Packard To Bring Vast Changes To PC Industry
With so many players fighting over dwindling sales of nearly identical products, the personal-computer industry was ripe for the $20 billion merger of Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp.
Dell Still Tough To Beat In PC Market
Does the merger of Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer scare Dell Computer? Probably not, say analysts.
SirCam Tops Virus Charts
SirCam has retained the dubious distinction of being the most infectious computer virus for the last month.
Tuesday, September 4, 2001
Code Red Worm Trace To China
The author of the malicious Code Red worm has been traced to a university in China, according to U.S. officials.
Wall Street: HP Plus Compaq May Not Add Up
Investors rallied around Compaq Computer upon hearing the news of its planned $25 billion acquisition by Hewlett-Packard, but Wall Street analysts were already raising red flags about how well the companies will handle the merger.
Windows 2000 Server: Unsinkable*
No doubt at the behest of Microsoft's lawsuit-averse legal department, we encounter the fine print.
Win XP Will Send 9x Into Retirement
Windows XP, developed from the stable and scalable NT code base, is an operating system with enough compatibility and ease of use to send Windows 9x off to join DOS in long-overdue retirement.
HP Makes Don Capellas An Offer He Can't Refuse
There's much talk on Capellas' memo on a shared corporate culture between the two firms and a claim that Compaq's strategy hasn't changed, despite the merger plans. Make of that what you will...
HP To Buy Compaq For $25 Billion
The deal would merge two of the biggest names in computers, printers and computer servers, and would have total revenue only slightly less than IBM, the largest computer company.
Monday, September 3, 2001
Back To School 2001: All Digital, All The Time
Quaker Valley's approach is built on a wireless network that was installed in all four of its school buildings during the summer.
Apple Still Dominates, But Dell Is Quickly Catching Up
Little by little, the Texas computer-maker starting winning over schools.
Apple Boss Puts Health, Family First
"I am going to miss Apple like crazy."
Snapz Pro X 1.0
While SPX still has a few small glitches, mostly due to the unfinished nature of OS X, Snapz Pro X is even more indispensable for OS X than Snapz Pro 2 was for the old Mac OS.
New PCs Could Use A 'Killer App'
The sad truth is that for average users, new PCs have become boring.
Sunday, September 2, 2001
First Northeast Apple Store Opens In Peabody, MA.
Folks began to gather at about 2 am to attend the store's opening.
Saturday, September 1, 2001
Steve Jobs Shows Up With Henrico iBooks
The motivation behind Steve Jobs' appearance here is not difficult to identify.
Apple To Add Market Share On New Products; Disinterest In Wintel PCs
"Apple will be in the face of the consumer and education markets like never before and is not participating in the brutal price ar going on with the wintel platform."
Opera, Carbonized For Mac OS X, Now Available In Beta
Opera 5 is the company's small, fast, standards-compliant Web browser.
On Being A Mac User
When you are thinking different, you have that extra power inside you to try and continue to be that way, to prove everybody wrong, to become the best.
The Mysterious Case Of The Free Mac OS X Upgrade That Will Cost You US$20
US$19.95 is just plain highway robbery, even if Apple was justified in not offering a free avenue.
The iBook goes a long way toward becoming a portable computer that actually lives up to that name.
Compaq To Drop iPAQ Bomb
Guess what's happening on September 4th and 6th? Oh, not much - except for Compaq launching its new iPAQ, and Microsoft officially announcing Pocket PC 2002, respectively.
Code Red Cost Estimated At $2.6 Billion
While hefty, that was just a part of the total cost of attacks on computer systems this year.
DOJ Asks High Court To Turn Away Microsoft
The Justice Department urged the Supreme Court on Friday to reject Microsoft's request for review of the antitrust case against the computer software giant.
Microsoft's One-Two Punch For Handhelds
Microsoft will hit Palm with a double whammy next week when it announces two new versions of its operating system for handheld computers, sources say.
Microsoft Fights New Battles In The Same War
As Microsoft awaits the courts' remedies for its antitrust violations (a settlement involving a fine seems most likely), the company is simultaneously trying to reinvent itself as a broad-services and media company.