Microsoft’s Zune disappoints again!

Today, Microsoft released a new version of their music player the Zune and again, they failed to offer something more than ‘good enough’. In a market almost completely dominated by Apple’s iPod, their offering look like they could compete with last year’s iPods; that’s not good enough to compete with this year’s iPods. They have ...

Annoying Adobe Programmers!

After upgrading my four-year old Powermac tower to an All-in-one, Intel-based iMac, I needed to upgrade my Adobe applications in order to get the universal version. The experience hasn’t been thrilling; to put it mildly. First mistake: I got it from Adobe’s site. Adobe, in their attempt to use their own technologies on their own ...

A start of a new era of design

A new era of computer, and I’m sure other electronics, design is starting. Apple’s design influence is clearly showing in the new Gateway ‘One’. Here is the new Gateway One, and below it you’ll find the new Aluminum iMac released back in August. A blind man could possibly see the similarities. By the way, I’m using one ...

IMAP problems with Apple Mail.app

I’ve been wanting to use Apple’s Mail.app for a while now. I’m a very heavy email user; I send and receive hundreds of messages a day, I do so from multiple computers, so I use IMAP. I use Mozilla’s Thunderbird which works great, however a couple of years ago I purchased a powerbook, so I ...