Test drive of prerelease Apple, Sharp, and Casio Zoomer PDAs reveal rough edges and a lot of promise.
[theme : PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANTS]
A new breed turns the traditional spreadsheet metaphor on its head.
[theme : DATA ANALYSIS]
In desktop publishing, Windows has come a long way. But DTP experts say it still has a long way to go.
[theme : DESKTOP PUBLISHING]
Is your desk cluttered with business cards that you still haven't entered into your database? Technology comes to the rescue.
[theme : CONTACT MANAGEMENT]
IBM releases a new version of PC-DOS.
[theme : OPERATING SYSTEM]
AMD unveils the first of a new line of processors.
[theme : PROCESSORS]
Taiwan Is retrigincenng itself to be a designer of computer products.
[theme : PACIFIC RIM]
A workstation line with zippy graphics, a notebook with an active-matrix display, portable multimedia, a RAID-5 array, CAD tools. and more.
[theme : NEW PRODUCTS]
[theme : VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS]
Integrated video capability has arrived for desktop systems-and with it, intriguing new possibilities.
[author : ANDY REINHARDT]
With integrated video and sound features, new systems from Apple and Silicon Graphics herald a new era of desktop computes.
[author : TOM THOMPSON AND BEN SMITH]
India has contributed programming talent to the microcomputer world. Now it wants to contribute products.
[theme : COMPUTING IN INDIA] [author : JON UDELL]
[theme : ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING]
Electronic publishing lets you build enterprise-wide knowledge bases.
[author : CARU LU]
Tagging languages and compound document architectures code your documents for cross-platform access.
[author : RANDALL D. CRONK]
showing George Jetson and his boss taking advantage of digital video conununications-was created exclusively for BYTE by artists at Hanna-Barbera.
A confusing array of tools await those who want to publish reference material electronically, but the benefits might be worth the trouble.
[author : PHILIP C. MURRAY]
The BYTE Lab tests five C/C++ compilers, from Microsoft, Borland, Symantec, MetaWare, and Watcom, to determine how well each addresses the complexities of Windows.
[theme : PROGRAMMING TOOLS] [author : RICK GREHAN]
BYTE tests three next-generation subnotebook machines, including CompUSA's 4SL/25 Subnote, HP's OmniBook 300, and the Zenith Data Systems Z-Lite 320L.
[theme : PORTABLE COMPUTING] [author : STEVE APIKI]
OS/2 2.1 brings IBM's 32-bit operating system forward, beyond the reach of current desktop operating systems. Bulletproof multitasking and support for Windows 3.1 applications arc among the improvements.
[theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS] [author : BARRY NANCE]
SoftArc's FirstClass mail and conferencing system goes multiplatform. Its elegant client interface, strong conferencing features, and multitasking communications engine make it a real contender in the E-mail market.
[theme : WORKGROUP SOFTWARE] [author : RAYMOND GA CÔTÉ]
Fast Electronic of Munich, Germany, presents the Video Machine, a software/hardware combination that links with VCRs and video monitors to turn a PC into a Windows-based desktop video editing system.
[theme : MULTIMEDIA] [author : BOB LINDSTROM]
Upgraded versions of peer-LAN operating-system maples from Invisible Software and Artisoft offer improved performance, better Windows integration, and options for connectivity. Testing speed and ease-of-use features set the two apart.
[theme : NETWORKING] [author : BARRY NANCE]
[theme : GRAPHICS SOFTWARE] [author : G. ARMOUR VAN HORN]
Corel releases an ambitious upgrade. CorelDraw 4.0 features tighter integration across modules, multiple page illustrations, an underlying object database, an impressive bundle of fonts and clip art, path-based animation, and even OCR and forms generation. Van Horn finds out how it all comes together.
We stress-tested 32 hard drives to find the best performers in capacities from 250 MB to 2 GB.
[theme : HANDS-ON TESTING]
Why the Pentium's architecture doesn't measure up to its RISC competitors.
[theme : PROCESSORS] [author : DICK POUNTAIN]
How to exploit debugging support in Windows 3.1.
[theme : PROGRAMMING] [author : MATT PIETREK]
Virtual device drivers aren't just for Windows applications.
[theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS] [author : BILL HAWKINS AND ED PUCKETT]
OS/2 2 1 is technically excellent. What's needed is widespread device-driver support
[author : JERRY POURNELLE]
William Gibson's Virtual Light; the hip guide to NetWare; learning about computers on CD-ROM; nanotechnology; and other titles.
[author : HUGH KENNER AND OTHERS]
Software installation programs work in strange and mysterious ways, says the author of Jurassic Park.
[author : MICHAEL CRICHTON]
[author : DENNIS HELEN]
Readers react to BYTE's new look.
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