I must admit, every time a new version of Parallels is released, I’m torn; on one hand, I really do desire a strong, safe, system-light method for running Windows on my Mac.Â However, to this point, none of those prerequisites have been fulfilled.Â Today, Parallels released version 3.0, and promises not only security, but also seamless gaming, and even an improved version of the Coherence application; too good to be true? Most likely.
Archive for May, 2007
The Apple TV from Apple (who else?) is a tiny device with a hard drive and media centerish features that plugs into your TV to give you the end all be all media experience but does it really? It can playback your movies, music, photos, display slide shows and supposedly supports HDTV resolutions. But the fact of the matter is the Apple TV comes up far shorter on its promises.
Look here, folks: Apple has no intentions of going all “Linux” and everything anytime soon; though many people have expressed interest in developing third party programs for the iPhone, was Steve’s assurance that Apple would be willing to work with them just campaign rhetoric? I think the day Apple opens up completely to third party support for the iPhone is the same day we wave buh-bye to the all-star security and reliability that will sell the iPhone in the first place.
As the iPhone could be the hottest cell phone release of all time, the latest batch of information coming from today’s interview with Steve Jobs might be the most revealing tidbits yet, and it is our solumn duty to report and hypothesize fittingly. In this next segment, I’ll discuss Steve’s disclosures on the iPhone’s keyboard, battery life, 3rd party support, video, and more!
Second only to talks of Leopard and the iPhone are musings regarding the next big step for the iPod; admittedly, with the most anticipated operating system and cell phone launches coming hand in hand from Apple in the very near future, it would seem that Apple could not possibly be capable of managing a powerful trifecta of technology, including an iPod update. However, there are 3 reasons a forthcoming iPod release would make more sense than buttering bread, and I will expound upon them below.
So we’re all familiar with the concept of denial to appease one’s own false self-impressions, but Microsoft’s opinion of Apple’s media player competition is downright laughable; though Zune has reached the 1 million mark in sales, Microsoft’s head of entertainment has proclaimed competition with Apple in the media player realm is “fun”!
You may have heard of the ModBook by now, it is a customized MacBook by Other World Computing that features a 13.3″ touch sensitive rotating display. But it manages to up the ante over the standard issue features of the MacBook that you can order from Apple, not enough to justify the price and it’s up to you if you think the ModBook is worth the premium.
So, with June 11th quickly approaching, it is safe to say the hype is beginning to climax. Though rumors will never end, here is the Mac.Blorge.com team’s wishlist for Santa Steve at the upcoming developers’ conference.
Those of you with Macs are probably already aware of this little gem, but if you weren’t, Apple released its 5th security update of 2007 today, and the update addresses a smorgasboard of fixes and problems, so update away!
When Apple has to go and ban a social networking site from being accessed by Macs in its retail locations, something is very very wrong. It seems that people have a habit of wandering into an Apple store (which provides an internet connection on all their display computers) and using iSight cameras to upload their picture to a MySpace page.