The day after Apple’s buy a Mac and get a free iPod touch back to school promotion ends, the Cupertino, California-based Mac, iPod and iPhone maker will hold a media event. Many news outlets, including Mac Blorge, correctly predicted the date of Apple’s annual music and media player refresh, but how many of our hopes and dreams will the company fulfill?
Archive for August, 2009
When Apple released Mac OS X 10.6 on Friday, several antivirus (AV) vendors seemed to have been caught flat footed without upgrades to make their products compatible with the mothership’s 64-bit operating system. For users of the world’s favorite free AV software, staying up-to-date isn’t a problem.
If a deal seems to good to be true, especially if it involves giving the unaware Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6 crown jewels, then it probably comes with a malware payload. But, hey, it’s the early 21st Century and people should already know this stuff, right?
You’re reading mail and there’s a link you need to check out, but you’re not quite ready to start browsing. Whether you prefer the convenience of the keyboard or one-click simplicity, we have ways to make you more efficient.
The story of the year has legs like a creepy crawler “” even after it loses a few, new ones (and more) grow to replace them. Moreover, today’s rumor posits that at least prototype or perhaps pre-production unit was seen running OS X and not the iPhone OS.
When it comes to which applications “” some new, some old “” will run under Apple’s latest operating system, Mac OS X 10.6, there’s more than a little disagreement and, interestingly enough, some big name software made in Cupertino isn’t compatible. Wanna know more? Come on inside for a taste, the bitter and the sweet, of what works and doesn’t.
The mothership’s software mandarins have said you need to install Snow Leopard on top of Leopard and that Tiger (OS X 10.4.x) users should buy the $169 Mac Box Set, which includes a full copy of not just OS X 10.6, but also iWork ’09 and iLife ’09. The reality of the situation is rather more heartening (and less expensive).
In an interesting move into a new market, Sirius Radio is introducing a custom docking device that turns the iPhone into a full-function Sirius radio receiver for the fairly low price of $120.
Look, it’s proof that the threat of malware on the Mac is 100 percent real! Gird your loins boys and girls, because the end is well nigh. Alternately, you could view this as a specific and measured response by Apple to the limited (trojans) threat facing Mac users.
Apple is getting ready to upgrade the last remaining “œold” member of the MacBook line, the basic MacBook, the last 13-inch model wearing the polycarbonate (plastic) shell.