SAN FRANCISCO (08/28/2000) - Product Pipeline*Little Shop of Photos: Adobe Systems Inc. has announced Photoshop 6, which is expected to retail for $609 (upgrade, $199) and should ship late in the third quarter of this year. New features include integrated vector-drawing support, on-screen text editing, and layer clipping paths. The program also offers better support for high-color-bit scanned images.
*MSN Web Companion Debut: Compaq Computer Corp. is shipping the first Microsoft Corp. Network Web Companion, a petite e-mail and Web browsing device. Part of Compaq's IPaq line, the $599 unit sports an LCD screen and a wireless keyboard.
To use the device you must also sign up for MSN Internet access at $22 per month. Microsoft will give you a variable rebate on the hardware (up to $400 with four years of MSN).
*New Look for Encarta.com: To go along with the recently released Encarta Reference Suite 2001, Microsoft has revamped its Encarta Web site.
Complementing its array of Encarta Language Learning products, the site now offers a language section with access to lessons. There's also a homework section with links to kids' resources, access to paid continuing ed classes, and more. The site's scheduled launch date was September 5th.
Site to See:
Always-on net connections and omnipresent e-mail have made all PC users nervous about keeping their data safe. Enter www.securityfocus.com. This multiplatform portal offers news on the latest security and virus threats, and has recently added a virus section with protection tips and more. You'll also find topical articles, mailing lists, and forums, plus product data (with user reviews) and vendor updates. Its navigation bar can be hard to read, but all the security info you could need is here.
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