Since the salad days of 1998, when Apple turned around an impending corporate implosion (thanks to the return of ousted chairman Steve Jobs and the advent of the iMac), they’ve been increasingly more vocal, and also more prolific. … Continue readingMac OSX Tiger
Science writing wasn’t really an early focus in my career for two reasons. First, it’s a small, specialised field and I frankly didn’t have the experience or knowledge. Second, I’d considered myself a computer, phone and application guy since first becoming a freelance writer.
I reviewed the latest mobiles and software. I was fully acquainted with the whole Mac versus PC thing at its height. I gave ratings out of five, knew all the products RRPs and my system was littered with product shots from PR agencies working for the IBMs, Lenovos and Samsungs of the world.
Today my interest is where tech fits into our lives. Sometimes it’s AI agents that appear all but human, sometimes it’s an emerging field like the new Internet of Things paradigm of short lived, disposable sensors.
But my knowledge of science evolved and grew and I’ve been thrilled to join the ranks I’d always admired and envied and write about scientific topics from the whimsical, like when Skylab returned to Earth in remote Western Australia, to the socially urgent, like the way the human brain reacts to sexual assault.
The integration of Adobe’s products into Creative Suite 2 isn’t just a marketing hook. The products that comprise Adobe’s core print design methodology (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) interact and interoperate beautifully. … Continue readingAdobe Creative Suite 2
You’d think that while they were losing $229 million on their mobile phone business worldwide, someone would have suggested making better phones as an avenue they hadn’t exhausted. … Continue readingSiemens SK65
You couldn’t talk about Macromedia’s latest toolkit without mentioning the acquisition of the company by Adobe, a takeover that happened concurrently with Studio 8’s arrival, shareholders approving the acquisition only days after it was released. … Continue readingBeyond the Web
We’ve all seen Hollywood movies where a high ranking general gains entry into the top secret bunker beneath a mountain by speaking into a microphone and having the computer scan the timbre of his voice to confirm it’s really him. … Continue readingDragon Naturally Speaking 8
Not only is it possibly the best notebook around at the moment for the details as well as the specs, it’s the best price there’s been for a comparable mobile computing experience for a long time. … Continue readingNEC Versa M540
Devotee websites like iPodlounge.com and tens of millions of discussion forum threads, a global industry in accessories that seem to get more outlandish, and several entire companies have sprung up around Apple’s simple but beautiful digital music player. … Continue readingiPod 40Gb
Any graphic designer in print or web will tell you Adobe products are an essential part of their toolset. Names like Photoshop and Illustrator rode the shock wave of the desktop publishing explosion and have remained at its crest ever since. … Continue readingAdobe Creative Suite Pro