Monday, June 14, 2004
Apple Makes Its Case For Security
The mesage is that Apple takes security very, very seriously, and the company has learned an important lesson in communication about security issues with its customers.
Woosh Goes The Credibility
We think we've finally found why every computer in every film ever made features a G5 and PowerBook: the writers use 'em. Macs can be found all over Hollywood. "It may be a bit more expensive... but you can't beat Apple for ease of use and an elegant human interface."
Microsoft Notebook: Streaming-Media Rivals Want To 'Stretch Out' In Your Den
In terms of business strategy, the similarity between Microsoft's Media Center Extender devices and AirTunes is notable.
The iPod Generation Rejoices: The Online Music Store Is Here
Despite the threat, rivals in the UK and Europe are looking forward to the iTunes Music Store launch, almost with relief, because they are sure it will raise the profile of legal downloading, and thus benefit them — even though songs bought from other online stores will not play on the iPod.
Mono Project Can Help The Mac In The Enterprise Market
There's a large open source initiative under way to port Microsoft's .NET technology to Unix (including Mac OS X).
I keep having to relearn the lesson of "never assume anything". I have to relearn this lesson again today. Fortunately, the undesired outcome that I have to deal with is, well, no big deal.
Update: The online service that I was complaining about? Problem resolved.
Not too bad — but could be better, of course. :-)