Computers breed dens of snaking cables, especially when you’re networking them together. But before you drill holes to expand your network, read this week’s feature article for a look at the wireless world made possible by Apple’s AirPort. Adam also looks at how retailers have sacrificed inexpensive overnight shipping to the altar of profitability. In the news, we note REALbasic 3.0, look at Napster’s recent legal blow, and welcome a new sponsor.
Appeals Court Upholds Napster Injunction -- A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a 58-page opinion in which it held that the popular peer-to-peer song-swapping service Napster must stop enabling users to access copyrighted material served by Napster users
REALbasic 3.0 Ships -- REAL Software has released REALbasic 3.0, the first major upgrade since April 2000. REALbasic is a tool for building applications: you draw your interface (windows, buttons, text fields and so on), fill in the code using an easy but powerful object-oriented BASIC dialect, and compile
CS Odessa Sponsoring TidBITS -- We're happy to announce our latest sponsor, Computer Systems Odessa, makers of the intelligent diagramming and business drawing program ConceptDraw
With the push towards profits becoming essential for many Internet firms, we've recently seen online businesses undertake a variety of efforts to create additional revenue
My brief story about setting up a wireless Ethernet network in our hotel room at Macworld Expo for the purposes of sharing a Ricochet-based Internet connection made some readers wish that they too could do such things (see "Macworld SF 2001: Go Wireless, Young Mac" in TidBITS-565)