Your Technology Jul. 13, 1998

SINGING PAGERS, PHONES

Desperately seeking new features to distinguish their wares, pager and cell-phone makers are replacing beeps and rings with popular melodies. Nokia's 6100-series cell phones perform The Lone Ranger's theme song (a.k.a. the William Tell overture), the ever popular Charleston Rag and Beethoven's Fur Elise, while Philips' Myna pager croons Over the Rainbow and The X-Files song. Earplugs, anyone?

WINDOWS 98 ALREADY A HIT

Here's one more reason why you shouldn't believe everything you read: despite modest sales predictions, Windows 98 is flying off store shelves. Research firm IDC had predicted that the new edition, widely considered a minor...

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