Flowers, spots, and a price bump Despite the addition of CD-RW drives, faster processors, and a price cut for the Cube, this CNet article says that some analysts are not tickled pink over Apple's latest offerings of flower-laden cases and a higher price for the entry-level iMac.
Revolution Public Beta 1.0 The Revolution development system allows users to create applications which run on MacOS, Windows, Linux, and popular UNIX systems. (Support for MacOS X is planned.) According to the developer, Revolution has features in common with Visual Basic and C, as well as authoring systems such as Macromedia Director or iShell, but it is arguably most similar to scripting tools such as Apples HyperCard.
V.92 modems on the horizon V.92 modems, which support faster upload and slightly faster download speeds, along with standardized data/voice call-waiting and faster training times, are almost here. See the Washington Post or CNet for more.
New life for an older PowerBook hard drive The current issue of Tidbits contains an article on turning a leftover PowerBook hard drive into a secondary drive that fits a 1998 or 1999 and 2000 PowerBook G3 expansion bay.