[author : Salvatore Salamone]
[author : Jeffrey Fritz]
Tying together telephones and computers is a great concept. New technologies, products, and standards are finally taking computer telephony beyond the concept stage and into your office.
[author : Russell Kay]
When there was just one phone company, standards and interoperability weren't even questions. Now we've got multiple answers.
[author : James Burton]
As more organizations use computer telephony, those that don't may be at a competitive disadvantage. Here's a guide to development tools you'll need to construct computer telephony systems.
[author : James Burton]
[author : John P. Mello, Jr.]
It's going to take unique software to make telephony a gotta-have-it resource. Here are some of the contenders that might be natural-born killers, including PhoneNotes, FastCall, and VoiceView.
Why wait for the Web equivalent of the Dewey decimal system? You can index your Web collection now. Here are a couple of ways to do it. Plus tips on naming, hot links, and the answer to the question, "What About WAIS?"
[author : Jon Udell]
People who buy the first computers based on Intel's P6 processor will be in for a surprise when they run 16-bit DOS and Windows applications. According to benchmarks, a Pentium runs 16-bit DOS/Windows programs faster than a P6 at the same clock speed, even though the next-generation P6 is supposed to be a "faster" CPU.
Texas Instruments plans to release a new calculator that's a whole lot smarter than its predecessors.
New versions of Borland's Delphi and Microsoft's Visual Basic have stronger client/server and OLE development capabilities for 32-bit programs.
[theme : PROCESSOR TRENDS]
The 486 might be reaching the end of its life, but it isn't dead yet. AMD has developed two new chips that shatter 486 speed barriers and offer Pentium-level performance at low-end prices. Meanwhile, Cyrix has developed an unusual new CPU that's a cross between a 486 and a 586-class chip.
New interactive CDs, such as Todd Rundgren's "multimedia album" The Individualist, will bring the humble audio CD into the era of interactive content delivery using desktop multimedia systems.
[theme : MULTIMEDIA]
Dell's new Latitude XPi P90T notebook combines low-voltage Pentium power with impressive battery life. Plus, Micro Energetics' Nightmare provides power management for printers; Horizons Technology's LANrecord meters software for NetWare LANs; and more.
[theme : NEW PRODUCTS]
A veteran Internet roamer finds that the Big Three on-line services offer adequate but pricey gateways to the Net.
[author : George Bond] [theme : ON-LINE SERVICES]
IBM's slick new screen technology turns the ThinkPad 755CV into a remote-control color presentation panel.
[author : Edmund X. DeJesus] [theme : NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS]
If OS/2's technical advantages don't wow you, maybe Warp Connect's networking goodies will. This 32-bit OS bundle includes peer services, LAN requesters, a slick approach to over-the-wire installation, and a passel of handy programs.
[author : Barry Nance] [theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS]
Second-generation color lasers from Apple and Tektronix set new standards for print quality, network connectivity, and ease of maintenance.
[author : Tom Thompson] [theme : COLOR PRINTERS]
Intergraph and Omnicomp offer two different routes to the land of glorious photo-realistic images - a workstation and a plug-in PC card.
[author : Greg Loveria] [theme : GRAPHICS ACCELERATORS]
We test a wide array of disk subsystems that minimize network downtime and maximize storage space, then pick the best RAIDs for database servers and audio/video applications.
[theme : DISK ARRAYS]
Different processors have incompatible memory-storage arrangements, but the PowerPC can handle them all.
[author : William Stallings] [theme : CPUS]
Successor to APL, the J language extends its ancestor's expressiveness and power. And you don't need a special keyboard.
[author : Dick Pountain] [theme : PROGRAMMING]
Many of the concepts in Sun's experimental Spring system will bloom in Solaris.
[author : Doug Tamasanis] [theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS]
Sattelite and radio technology are breaking the earthly limits to terrestrial ISDN.
[author : Jeffrey Fritz] [theme : NETWORKS]
Jerry explores painless dissection with Digital Frog, then settles down for more bloodless surgery as he tries to make communications software work under Windows 95.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
Writing faster native code; plus, commerce on the Internet, and pool and nostalgia CD-ROMs.
[author : Rich Friedman]
Can digital technology make a better world? Improve our collective IQ? In the dreams of this visionary inventor it can.
[author : Douglas Engelbart]
[author : Raphael Needleman]
Reader's comments on the BYTE Network Project, Internet censorship, and the trouble with Microsoft.
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