news of 2003-12-31


I know, it's early enough. Even for CET. ;-) However, the party I'm going to attend is going to start soon and I guess I'll be too drunk at midnight (and too offline as well) in order to post this, so I do it now. Have a nice time tonight, y'all, don't do the bad things and come back well before Steve Jobs enters the stage at MWSF 2004!

[ written by fryke™ on 2003-12-31 at 18:29 CET ]
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Safari 1.2 soon

ThinkSecret posts a rumour that Apple might release Safari 1.2 in early 2004 (January, February timeframe).

[ written by fryke™ on 2003-12-31 at 18:20 CET ]
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'The far side' rumour: iBox has published a rumour about a TV set-top box (and home entertainment network WiFi server) called iBox that Apple, according to the rumour, should be developing. While it's quite certainly a box I would buy, I don't quite believe this rumour and haven't heard of it through any of my other channels. One of my most prominent sources called the rumour an 'early April fool's joke' - and I think she's right.
However: We would welcome Apple to do such a baby. Specs from the rumour page: 900 MHz G3 processor, 128 MB built-in RAM (not upgradeable), 120 GB harddrive, 1 FW 400, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 10/100 Mbit Ethernet, various video ports, SuperDrive, AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth (for remote control via mobile phone).

The device, according to the rumour, should be able to record (MPEG 1, 2, 4?) & broadcast (WiFi, Ethernet) video as well as pictures and music.
The G3 processor sounds a bit weak for the MPEG stuff (and so does the RAM size), as AltiVec is known to be a good helper in encoding MPEG video. However: If true, such a device would (and should) have a hardware chip for the encoding and decoding.

[ written by fryke™ on 2003-12-31 at 15:59 CET ]
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OmniWeb 5 to appear very, very soon?

At 01:27 CET, Ken Case from OmniGroup wrote to the OW-mailinglist: "We should be posting an update about OmniWeb 5 to this list in the next 24 hours."
OmniWeb 5 is a big update to the browser that will bring the long-expected tab-like UI feature. We'll report as soon as we get our hands on a build of the new version and/or hear more.

[ written by fryke™ on 2003-12-31 at 04:11 CET ]
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