Stories by Dennis Sellers

  • Wintel company to push Macs in SA

    Apple has chosen a South Australian Windows PC manufacturer, Microbits, to sell Apple computers in the corporate, education and government market. Microbits has set up an Apple Support Team, which provides Apple expertise to schools and universities throughout South Australia and to provide Apple computers to people who don't want to use PCs, a company spokesperson said.

  • 4D Australasia plans higher profile

    Since the launch of 4D Australasia -- a branch of 4D Inc -- in March, the company has already eclipsed the total Australasian earnings for 4D database sales in 2001, boosting the number of users of the software to more than 25,000 throughout Australia and New Zealand, according to company officials.

  • Macworld Best of Show Awards announced

    IDG's Macworld, publisher of the Macworld and MacCentral magazine and Web sites, have announced the winners of the "Macworld Best of Show Awards" for this week's Macworld Conference & Expo in New York. The awards were presented by Jim Dalrymple, news director of MacCentral.

  • New software enables Flash effects

    Mandomartis Software, a company that develops Java and Flash products, has announced Advanced Effect Maker, an online tool for creating Flash applets, but doesn't require any knowledge of Macromedia's Flash.

  • Apple to split production of iMacs in Taiwan

    Apple Computer may be shifting contracts for manufacturing some iMacs from Quanta Computer in Taiwan to Hon Hai Precision Industry Company as a result of Quanta's failure to acquire some key components from Hon Hai, according to an AsiaBizTech article.

  • In US case, Kazaa surrenders to paper tiger

    With the number of broadband Internet users and digital video subscribers on the rise, there's been a concurrent demand for advanced consumer electronics products that can tap into and play back digital files, according to In-Stat/MDR.

  • MYOB announces FirstEdge product

    Say hi to MYOB FirstEdge. FirstEdge is a carbonised basic accounting product that runs on Mac OS 8.6, 9.x, and Mac OS X and is targeted to small or new Mac-based businesses.

  • Harry Potter game shipping for the Mac

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the movie, has earned $US926.1 million in worldwide ticket sales, topping Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace to become the second-highest grossing movie ever worldwide. And, in great timing, Aspyr Media is now shipping the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone game for the Mac.

  • Symantec revamps products for Mac OS X

    Symantec has announced an upgraded line of products built for Mac OS X: Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 8.0, Norton Personal Firewall for Mac OS 2.0, Norton Internet Security for Macintosh 2.0, Norton Utilities for Macintosh 7.0 and Norton SystemWorks for Macintosh 2.0.

  • Palm talks finances, turnaround strategy

    Palm is moving ahead on its plans to create two different businesses out of what was formerly one. The turnaround strategy, started in June, continues and the company's second quarter financial outlook is being tweaked to bring cost structure and resources in align with the "strategic needs" of its Solutions and Platform businesses.

  • Apple scores well overall in Computer Report Card

    Apple Computer fared pretty well in the 3rd Annual Computer Report Card from the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, a grassroots coalition whose goal is "to advance environmental sustainability and clean production in the industry and to improve health, promote justice and ensure democratic decision-making for communities and workers affected by the high-tech revolution in Silicon Valley and other high-tech areas of the US and the world".