Skip to content
Thoughtful, detailed coverage of everything Apple for 28 years
and the TidBITS Content Network for Apple professionals
Show full articles

TidBITS#205/06-Dec-93

The word processor wars heat up, and we review WordPerfect’s latest release, 3.0. We also examine a MessagePad bug that may bite in an alarming way, examine how to determine your version of Quicken for update purposes, discuss a new video card from Apple via Radius, and glance in shock at why Apple isn’t establishing a new facility in Williamson Country, Texas. Hypertext proceedings, great quotes, CPU comments, and HP rebates fill out the issue.

Adam Engst No comments

Hypertext ’93 Proceedings

Hypertext '93 Proceedings -- A number of people have asked for information on how to get the proceedings of the Hypertext '93 conference. I don't know the price, but you can find that and other information (such as shipping details, I imagine) by emailing

Adam Engst No comments

Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week -- As a followup to Charles Wheeler's article in the last issue about converting a Mac site to DOS-based software, a friend passed this on

Adam Engst No comments

Bill Dickson

Bill Dickson writes in regard to On The Road and CPU (TidBITS #203): CPU 2.0.1c will automatically switch to a "docked" set if it senses that a Duo is connected to a dock, and then back to the previously-used set when the machine is restarted outside the dock

Adam Engst No comments

Psion Updates

Psion Updates -- Patrick Edmond writes: "As a Psion Series 3 owner, I can echo Charlie Stross's comments in TidBITS #203 about the usefulness of the Psion machine

Adam Engst No comments

Prentice-Hall International-UK

Prentice-Hall International-UK made a mistake in the online offer made to TidBITS readers for my book. They have been offering 20 percent off 18.50 pounds, when in fact the base price they should have been charging was 27.50 pounds, which is now in effect

Adam Engst No comments

$100 rebates

$100 rebates are available for Mac owners who purchase any HP LaserJet Series M laser printer before 31-Dec-93. You need a completed rebate certificate (available from your dealer or HP), a copy of your sales receipt, the bar code label from your printer box, and the serial number from your Mac (to prove ownership)

Adam Engst No comments

Quicken Updates

People on the nets have been discussing updates to Quicken, the popular personal finance package recently, and Harry Hahn passed on a useful tip for finding out what version of Quicken you have

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

Alarming MessagePad Bug

A problem that's been informally acknowledged by Apple tech support could cause a loss of data for Newton MessagePad users. Apple is working to fix the problem, which they believe is a bug in the MessagePad's handling of alarmed recurring events in the built-in Datebook application. The bug manifests itself as a state where the Newton splash screen comes up and stays up