After more than four years in gestation, a suite of technologies designed by General Magic stands poised to alter today's mishmash of wired and wireless networks
[theme : COMMUNICATIONS]
Telescript, General Magic's communications-oriented programming language, lets developers write tools that permit casual users to create intelligent applications that seek out and retrieve important information
[theme : PROGRAMMING]
BYTE editors worked morning, noon, and night picking the best products and technologies at Fall Comdex in Las Vegas
[theme : NEW PRODUCTS]
Applications such as 3-D model animation, stock market visualization, and other high-end programs usually found on expensive workstations should start appearing in 1994 on less expensive 80x86-based PCs
[theme : GRAPHICS/ENTERTAINEMENT]
IBM's new personal communication device combines a cellular phone, fax, E-mail, paging, and personal productivity applications
[theme : PDAS]
Apple has distributed the first software development kits for writing applications for the System 7 operating system on the PowerPC. Numerous developers are now announcing support for the Mac PowerPC platform
[theme : APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT]
A cellular device transmits data; an applications development environment lets you create cross-platform workgroups; virtual reality becomes interactive; and more 204
[theme : NEW PRODUCT]
On the fly data compression can double your storage space - but not without some hassles and headaches
[theme : DATA COMPRESSION] [author : Tom Halfhill]
On the Mac's tenth birthday, BYTE looks at its profound influence on computing
[theme : DESKTOP SYSTEMS] [author : Tom Thompson]
Challenged by multiple new processors, parallel machines, and operating systems, compiler builders must rework their mainline products to produce faster, leaner code.
[theme : THE NEW COMPILERS] [author : Frank Hayes]
Making code run faster and smaller is an important goal of modern compilers.
Writing applications to run on multiple platforms is an art that software engineers are just beginning to master
[author : Douglas K. Olson]
In converting applications for parallel processing, how much of the job can the compiler do without programmer intervention?
[author : Oliver Sharp]
Data communications programs with scripting languages can automate your on-line sessions. Testing editor Howard Eglowstein looks at seven popular communications packages from four different environments, testing them with new 28.8-Kbps moderns.
[theme : COMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE] [author : Howard Eglowstein]
With ProdeaSynergy, you can easily automate interapplication Windows tasks. Gilmor builds cross-application projects with off-the-shelf Windows software and the Prodes tools, Doing the same chores without ProdeaSynergy is difficult and sometimes impossible.
[theme : APPLICATION-SOFTWARE INTEGRATION] [author : Steve Gillmor]
The common API to most 2-D and 3-D libraries and hardware now offers a real-time mode and a powerful font engine.
[theme : GRAPHICS] [author : Joel Orr]
General Pentium price wars have started. This review examines three Pentium systems, priced between $4000 and $4500, from ALR, Gateway, and Ambra.
[theme : DESKTOP SYSTEMS] [author : Ed Perratore]
Since Aldus's last release of PhotoStyler, the image-editing market has heated up with the introduction of Photoshop on the Windows platform. PhotoStyler 2.0 represents more than a simple face-lift. Aldus pumped up the performance and the features set and comes away with a serious competitor.
[theme : IMAGE PROCESSING] [author : Howard Eglowstein]
Delrina's WinFax Pro for Networks lets workgroups share fax modems.
[theme : NETWORK SOFTWARE] [author : Stan Miastkowski]
Our applications-based tests identify the best PC and Mac accelerator boards for general-purpose and specialized applications.
[theme : ACCELERATED GRAPHICS CARDS]
Genetic Programming with C++: With an appropriate algorithmic structure, you can develop programs that are self-modifying and evolving.
[theme : PROGRAMMING] [author : Andy Singleton]
This new PC bus provides high throughput and self-configuring add-in cards.
[theme : BUS ARCHITECTURE] [author : Guy W. Kendall]
This is the most advanced version of DOS-based Windows now available.
[theme : NETWORKING] [author : Jon Udell]
One assumes Jerry didn't have a great month
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
The birth of a computer, an astronomy CD-ROM, legal requirements in business, and laptop repair.
[author : Tom Thompson, Raymond Ga Côté and Michael Nadeau]
Let's hope this doesn't become a new growth category.
[author : Steve Evangelou]
[author : Dennis Allen]
Readers champion their favorite operating systems
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