We’re back with news from NAB and the troubles of TCP. Jeff Carlson looks at Apple’s new Motion application for creating motion graphics – is it an After Effects killer? – and covers Apple’s other video announcements. In other news, Glenn Fleishman explores the discovery of a critical fault in TCP networking. And we note releases of new PowerBooks, iBooks, and eMacs, Apple’s profitable quarter, and updates to AirPort. Also, TidBITS turned 14 last week! Celebrate with us by saving 50 percent on any Take Control ebook order this week!
Take Control 50% Off Sale for TidBITS 14th Anniversary -- While we were in Hawaii last week for my sister's wedding, TidBITS celebrated 14 years of continuous publication
Apple Releases Faster iBooks and PowerBooks -- Apple refreshed its entire laptop line last week with the release of improved iBooks and PowerBooks. The entry-level 12-inch iBook, at $1,100, contains a 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor, 512K of L2 cache running at 1 GHz, 256 MB of RAM, and a 30 GB hard drive
eMacs Get Speed Bump, Price Drop -- Last week, Apple Computer also revised the eMac, its most affordable Macintosh computer. The eMac still sports a white, all-in-one design with a 17-inch CRT-based display capable of resolutions up to 1280 by 960 pixels (leaving it the only picture tube in Apple's otherwise all flat-screen lineup)
Apple Posts $46 million Q2 Profit -- Apple Computer announced a $46 million profit for its second operating quarter of 2004, based on revenue of $1.9 billion and sales of nearly 750,000 Macs and over 800,000 iPods
Last week's release of new iBook, PowerBook, and eMac models (see the coverage earlier in this issue) garnered most of the Apple-related attention, but a few significant updates to the company's wireless networking efforts - both software and hardware - are worth mentioning.
Power over Ethernet Base Station -- Apple has quietly released a third model of its AirPort Extreme Base Station designed for the education and corporate markets (model M9397LL/A)
At this year's NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show in Las Vegas, Apple expanded its professional line of video applications to embrace the next significant evolution in desktop video editing: HD, or high-definition video
We've become accustomed to being in a constant state of emergency on the Internet. Stories appear about the potential for massive disruption of the Internet and we file them away as more hype that never materializes, like the Y2K threat
As before, the second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design.
Intego Trojan Warning -- Readers discuss Intego's press release about the MP3Concept Trojan horse