4, 1998: Windows
98 release date announced; AOL signs deal with Cybermeals; Microsoft
snaps up Hotmail; Apple board member's joke not appreciated; price
cuts likely to force others to follow suit.
11, 1998: Handheld computing devices
enter new era; Microsoft's IE4.0 is great, but watch how you install
the thing; for people who aren't happy with their browser's e-mail
client, there's Eudora; Apple to announce profitable quarter; hard
drive maker cuts back.
18, 1998: Hoaxes 101: How to tell
fact from fiction on the Web; Impeachment saga sources plentiful
25, 1998: Microsoft moves to end Justice
Dept. troubles; Netscape for free; check for a virus if you're computer
8, 1998: Browser war continues as
Netscape regroups; Drudge Report offers latest on Clinton scandal;
beat cabin fever with Web sites; Weather Channel site offers latest
15, 1998: New standard ends competing
56k modem technologies; follow the Winter Olympics on the Web; Apple
Newton future uncertain.
22, 1998: Web site gives insight on
U.S. foreign policy; Windows 98 on track for 2nd quarter release;
modem makers give new 56k standard a thumbs up; Apple market share
shrinks -- again; IBM to sell PCs online.
8, 1998: Hands-on review of the latest
Windows 98 Beta release shows its a winner; Net/Web magazines fold
as pressure to make money increases.
15, 1998: New search engine accepts
plain English questions; Bill Gates vs. the DOJ.
22, 1998: Practice that SAT, GRE via
the Web; Blimpie's Web site offers discounts and more to visitors;
unplug that PC before a thunderstorm.
29, 1998: If you can't be in the stands,
follow the boys of summer via the Web; ballparks site gives fascinating
look at the ballfields of yesteryear; Apple board wants iCEO Steve
Jobs to take the job permanently; Ad Age study shows Net surfers
give up TV time to go online; online shopping's future is bright
-- once consumers aren't afraid to use their credit cards online.
5, 1998: Post office debuts new online
metered mail system; AOL begins ADSL trials; Web search engines
miss much, researchers say.
19, 1998: Windows 98 set for June
release; WSJ online edition sees success; Apple fortunes looking
up; libraries becoming popular as Internet access points.
26, 1998: New more hard drive space?
Consider upgrading to Windows 98; Pentium MMX processors seeing
market decline; Netscape joins free e-mail crowd; 3Com modem upgrade
3, 1998: Make your computer respond
to voice commands; Microsoft's legal troubles threaten Win98; Yahoo!
Page; Net Prose contest.
10, 1998: Apple iMac aimed at consumer
market; relieve stress with Keyboard Yoga; stomp a virtual pet in
Godzilla vs. Tamagotchi.
17, 1998: Microsoft negotiating to
avoid state, fed anti-trust actions; Apple to release part of its
under-development Rhapsody operating system; Intuit slapped with
Y2k lawsuit over its Quicken financial software.
24, 1998: Microsoft digs in as the
Dept. of Justice begins antitrust actions; GTE, BellSouth announce
fast Internet access; AOL, Kodak partner to give AOL members their
photos online; Yahoo! dumps AltaVista as its search engine partner
31, 1998: Web sites offer knowledge,
history of farm equipment; garden tractor or riding mower -- what
criteria do you use to determine the correct choice?; and online
magazine gives tractor enthusiasts an online community.
7, 1998: Y2K concern building; Y2K
News offers latest info; e-zine helps improve frugality.
21, 1998: Windows 98 roll-out coming
this week; AOL rebuffs AT&T's purchase offer; 56k modems offer
new technology, new headaches.
28, 1998: Mergers position AT&T
for a very wired future; Windows 98 rollout; portal parade; Navigator
still top browser.
5, 1998: Internet offers marriage
planners some great resources; Antiques Roadshow comes to town.
12, 1998: Apple iMac is the darling
of trade show; Iomega ships 15 millionth Zip drive; readers talk
back about Windows 98, 56k modems.
Netscape releases beta release of Communicator
4.5; Apple earnings impresses Wall Street; FCC's e-rate cash disbursements
26, 1998: Senate OKs CDAII, "virtual" gambling
bill; Barry Diller calls online commerce "bad business";
iMac rebate; where to get goodies to upgrade that old Macintosh.
2, 1998: Netscape, Microsoft stomp e-mail security bugs;
AOL releases new AOL 4.0 software; computer virus update.
9, 1998: See it, hear it online with new RealPlayer release;
Eudora security bug; Wal-Mart offering custom-built PCs.
16, 1998: Favorable reviews, media
blitz follows debut of new Apple iMac; Geocities draws fire from
the feds; Kellogg's Web site a true cereal killer.
23, 1998: Comic company's Web site is a true 'Marvel' ;
iMac owners report Internet connection problems.
Win95.CIH virus returns; Web-based free
e-mail explodes in popularity; GTE slowly deploying high-speed DSL
6, 1998: Stock market takes online
investors for a wild ride; U.S. households to get faster Internet
access; Y2K suit dismissed.
13, 1998: Rearch site offers Web help;
56k modem blues; Starr report to hit the Web.
20, 1998: WebFerret review; Legal-limit
modem speeds; AOL still No. 1.
27, 1998: AOL preparing for disk blitz;
MSNBC censorship; sale of domain info halted; Mac Outlook bug found.
4, 1998: Microsoft
winning browser war, study says; Netscape fires back; IBM insures
its customers against hackers.
11, 1998: Filtering
software aims at protecting kids online (reviews of Cybersitter,
Cyber Partrol, Net Nanny, Cyber Snoop); Tips for parents with kids
18, 1998: Year
of profit heralds Apple's comeback; new Mac OS 8.5 debuts; Netscape
wins one; AOL revamps its Web site; study - women fastest growing
group of Net users.
25, 1998: Budget
deal includes Net censorship Act; Netscape releases Communicator
4.5; MS IE4 preview released; Lexis-Nexis now online.
1, 1998: Politicans
turning to Web; IBM enters low-price PC wars; AOL growing; WIndows
NT 5.0 to be called Windows 2000.
1998 : E-commerce
looks hot; Apple hawks iMac financing; SyQuest crashes.
15, 1998: Do-it-yourself e-mail lists; e-commerce gets consumer
group's OK; Levi's turns to the Web to boost sales, image; Web site
22, 1998: Browser add-on speeds info searches; MCI rolling
out DSL service; AMD K6 chips report compatibility problems with
Win95; AOL, Netscape reported in talks; SyQuest files for bankruptcy
29, 1998: Thoughts on the AOL-Netscape merger; build a friend
for Barbie; new disk storage media holds promise; Mac OS 8.5 advisory.
6, 1998: The Web offers last-minute shopping ideas aplenty,
including Bloomingdale's and Macy's; keep up with elecotronic commerce
news; survey shows Web buying trends; Tuvalu knows value of its
The color of new money; ex-Beatle plans
a Webcast; next-generation browser looks promising.
20, 1998: Web sites can help beat the out-of-school blues;
visit Santa.com; Franklin Institute chronicals achievements in flight;
Disney launches beta of its "Go.com" portal; AT&T
announces rate hike.
27, 1998: Predictions for 1999; Intel, AMD promise blistering
speed from new chips coming in '99; UPS Web site hits all-time record
for package tracking; AOL added to S&P 500.