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Upcoming Notebooks to Have SSD Option? Mac OS X 10.5.6 to Deliver Blu-Ray Support?

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Apple’s upcoming notebook line may have a built in SSD upgrade option across the board. While this does make sense, we believe it may be held for the Macbook Pro and Air specifically, separating both lines from the standard Macbook.

Apple is widely expected to be releasing some overhauled notebooks next month, possibly sooner. Previous information [...]

People Love Windows: As Long As It’s Running On A Mac

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Sales of virtualization software Parallels and VMware Fusion are up 50% so far this year. Both pieces of software allow Mac users to run Windows applications side by side with OS X, making it a huge selling point for Mac holdouts, or those interested in making the switch.

A lot of business users need to run [...]

Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.5; Bug Fixes Galore

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Apple on Monday has officially released Mac OS X 10.5.5 to Leopard users, a recommended update that addresses over 100 bug fixes and numerous security improvements.

The 321MB update is available through your Mac OS X Software Update and addresses issues concerning Address Book, Disk Utility, iCal, Mail, MobileMe, and Time Machine. Some general details [...]

Feature: Would You Really Want All Your Data and Applications in “The Cloud”?

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Google released their very own web browser this week, “Chrome“. Initial reaction has been positive and Google’s stance on cloud computing has become more apparent. Everyone from the NY Times to Google’s own co-founder Sergey Brin have called Operating Systems bulky, and old-fashioned.

Cloud computing is being pushed like never before. Google with Chrome is [...]

New York Times: Microsoft Windows Monopoly is Slowly Eroding

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Microsoft’s Windows Operating System continues to make billions of dollars being sold and prepackaged with new computers. However the inevitable demise of its dominant monopoly, is so apparent that even mainstream media is writing about it (via Silicon Alley Insider).

Joe Nocera write the following for the New York Times
Windows is already dying a death by [...]

Apple Files Trademark for Leopard System Preferences Logo/Icon

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Yesterday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Apple’s trademark application for its System Preferences logo.

The filing (#77535337) is a TEAS Plus Application under class 009 (computer Software for managing user system settings and preferences). The logo, used in all recent versions of Apple computer dock’s in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, is shown [...]

Off-shore Mac Clones are seriously off-shore

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

A company dubbed Open Tech announced this week that it would follow in the erroneous foot steps of Mac Clone maker Psystar. Upon browsing the company’s website, I was intrigued to see a .tk domain extension. Out of natural curiosity I set out find find out what country this belonged to. After [...]

Apple’s Case Against Pystar Cut-and-Dry? Attorney Analysis

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Apple, Inc. has not surprisingly filed a law suit against a company called Psystar at the federal district court for the northern district of California.

Psystar has been re-distributing Apple’s proprietary operating system OS X and collecting profits on its so called “open-computers and servers.” When Psystar initially began selling hardware pre-installed with Apple’s Operating System [...]

[feature] Copy-and-Paste still missing in iPhone; Blame Apple’s Obsessive Nature

Monday, July 7th, 2008

With the release of Apple’s new iPhone 3G only 3 full days away, the industry is gearing up for another blockbuster release, only this time… It’s Global. Apple has set a goal for itself to sell 10 million handsets by the end of this calendar year and analysts have been clamoring that Apple will shatter [...]

Mac OS X increases market share as Windows dwindles.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Barry Collins of PCPro.com (a UK online publication) reported today that new research shows that Windows’ market share is beginning to dwindle with Mac OS X being the main beneficiary.
NetApplications, a company which measures the operating systems being used by 160 million visiting a cross-section of popular websites worldwide, states that Windows has a 90.89% [...]

[updates] Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.4; specifics

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Apple has released Mac OS X 10.5.4 via the Mac OS X Software Update:
The 10.5.4 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.
For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1994.
For detailed information on [...]

[video] Photoshop CS4 Interface (Adobe says not mandatory to use)

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

A few weeks ago, I read John Nack’s personal blog discussing Adobe’s intentions to release CS4, along with a new and “improved?” interface.

“We’ve been working hard to make the interfaces of the various apps more consistent. Because the Adobe Fireworks and Dreamweaver betas are available on Adobe Labs, you can now see some of [...]

EFiX; making life on a PC better.

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Set for a June 23rd release date, EfiX has created “the best” solution for installing and using Mac OS X on a PC. Users can now install the OS via the original DVD without having to be concerned with patches or replacing any files. “The USB dongle allegedly pops into a free port and [...]

[video] iPhone 3G Maps using real GPS. Looks absolutely stunning.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Almost everyone has heard about the recent addition of GPS to Apple’s new iPhone 3G. However, many of you may not have actually seen iPhone 3G’s new Maps application in action. This video is an example taken from Apple’s website. The new Maps application looks amazing, and the snazzy new interface features make us want [...]

Snow Leopard Breakdown

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

While the 3G iPhone seems to be making the majority of the headlines, a rather tasty little nugget of informations seems to be looming along the sidelines. Apple has officially announced that Snow Leopard Server, the next-gen Mac OS X server, will be delivering software technologies to better connect business and well [...]

WWDC – OS X Banners Hanging at Moscone West.

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Apple has already hung banners for “OS X iPhone” and “OS X Leopard” at the Moscone West in getting ready for the annual Worldwide Developer Conference.
This is the first time attendance at WWDC has sold out, largely in part because of the popularity of the iPhone development platform and the SDK release earlier this [...]