As great as Lotus Notes is for deploying productivity-enhancing applications throughout a company, it still suffers from numerous weaknesses. Here's what users want and a hint of things to come from Lotus.
[theme : GROUPWARE]
BYTE looks at three Windows database offerings - Microsoft Access 2.0, Lotus Approach 3.0, and Alpha Software's Alpha Fiver for Windows - that claim to be the best end-user database available.
[theme : WINDOWS DATABASES]
The storage capacities of personal communications devices, pagers, and digital cameras could improve greatly in 1995 thanks to a 32-Mb new flash memory device called CompactFlash from SunDisk.
[theme : STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES]
The Infrared Data Association's new standard has vendors getting on board the infrared bandwagon.
[theme : WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES]
Powerful desktop computers combined with new video editing programs are delivering professional video editing to the PC, Mac, and Power Mac platforms.
[theme : VIDEO EDITING]
Information publishers are turning to a new breed of smart indexing tools that can automatically summarize and condense huge documents without human intervention.
[theme : DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT]
On-line services are responding to the enormous demand of users for Internet accessibility by incorporating Internet access and tools
[theme : INTERNET COMMERCE]
The PN60 prints color anywhere; CalcPac calculates in Windows; Duet puts a Mac voice in PCs; and more;
[theme : NEW PRODUCTS]
[author : Paulina Borsook and Michael Nadeau]
[author : Andrew Singleton]
[author : Stan Miastkowski]
[author : Andy Reinhardt]
[author : Gilbert Amine and Annette Riggio and Ellis Hill]
[author : Ken Sheldon]
BYTE editors pick the 50 outstanding products or technologies of the past year.
[author : Dennis Barker]
Why a maker of phone-testing equipment chose to repackage the Apple Newton MessagePad as its solution for client/server-based automated field service.
[author : Andy Reinhardt]
This GUI navigator is also a tool for doing business on the World Wide Web.
[author : John R. Vacca]
Getting the color you want without unpleasant surprises is no simple trick.
[author : Russell Kay]
New software standards help manage color for consistent and accurate reproduction.
[author : Michael Sugihara]
Today's crop of monitors are producing better color than ever. Here are some tips on how you can pick the best monitor and video card to get the kind of color accuracy you need.
[author : Bill Hilliard]
Color printers, more affordable than ever, hold out the promise of better color.
[author : Michael Weiss]
Four new quad-speed CD-ROM drives are affordable if you work with high-speed video or animation.
[theme : CD-ROM DRIVES] [author : Michael Nadeau]
HSC Software's Live Picture is an impressive image editor for the Power Mac.
[theme : IMAGE EDITING] [author : Trevor Marshall]
Apple presents its top-of-the-line PowerPC-based system as an application server.
[theme : APPLICATION SERVERS] [author : Raymond Ga Côté]
Macintosh programmers have access to a powerful visual-programming environment - and it's not from Microsoft.
[theme : PROGRAMMING] [author : Raymond Ga Côté]
The traditional slide-show leaders - Charisma, Harvard Graphics, Lotus Freelance Graphics, and Microsoft PowerPoint - concentrate on power and usability.
[theme : PRESENTATION SOFTWARE] [author : Susan Yeaton]
[theme : PROJECTION PANELS] [author : G. Armour Van Horn]
As more people incorporate sound and video in their presentations, projection panels must keep up. Proxima's new Ovation+ active-matrix LCD projection panels support 24-bit color and stereo sound.
The Windows version of dBase makes all the right noises in object orientation and ease of use, and it knows how to read old dBase files.
[theme : DATABASES] [author : Jim Carls]
Netscape Communication's free Mosaic browser is optimized for 14.4-Kpbs modem connections. Versions of its commercial Mosaic server offer security features to enable commerce on the Internet.
[theme : INTERNET INTERFACES] [author : Ben Smith]
Autodesk releases AutoCAD Designer 1.0, a 3-D solid-modeling program.
[theme : MODELING SOFTWARE] [author : Evan Yares]
BYTE/NSTL searches for the best 17-, 20-, and 21-inch monitors, using an extensive battery of tests to measure image quality, sharpness, contrast, convergence, legibility, power consumption, and distortion. We also evaluate ease of setup, controls, power management, and documentation.
[theme : LARGE-SCREEN COLOR MONITORS]
A simple comparison program can help programmers who grapple with FPU imprecision.
[theme : PROGRAMMING] [author : Oliver Sharp]
A flexible bus interface and the ability to sustain high performance with low-cost memory make the 29030 a good choice for the embedded market.
[theme : CPUS] [author : Floyd Goodrich]
Niklaus Wirth's Oberon/F is a lightweight, portable, object-oriented component framework for the Windows and Mac environments.
[theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS] [author : Dick Pountain]
Bring the legendary simplicity and flexibility of PhoneNet to the twisted-pair Ethernet LAN.
[author : Stan Miastkowski]
Jerry discusses modems and networking.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
A look at books on artificial life and genetic programming and a CD-ROM on warplanes.
[author : Andrew Singleton and Russell Kay]
Heresy or a cogent view?
[author : Richard Jennings]
[author : David Egan]
Highlights from two decades of covering the PC revolution.
Readers describe solutions using agent technology and express frustration with TCP/IP addressing.
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