Peter Coffee: Apple's trademark has caught on with the 1394 Trade Association. Now the "IEEE 1394" connection standard, as I prefer to call it, is ripe to catch on with anyone running high-bandwidth applications between devices.
Microsoft Office v. X Service Release 1 taps capabilities of a hitherto-unannounced update to Mac OS X. On other Mac fronts, Microsoft rolled out Version 3.0 of its Messenger IM application and announced new Palm synchronization for its Entourage PIM.
Bluetooth counts among its backers nearly every significant force in the fields of networking, hardware and operating systems. However, at every Bluetooth congregation I've attended, one vendor has been conspicuous by its absence: Apple.