What’s up with Apple’s new prosumer all-in-one desktops? Some users report the problems experienced are intermittent while others say nothing has helped them overcome persistent and vexing performance issues.
Those increasingly ubiquitous red DVD vending machines found in the foyers of supermarkets and big box retailers have caught the attention of the movie studios, grabbing market share from traditional retail rental outlets like Blockbuster and Family Video. If the idea that movie rentals should cost just a buck, even Apple’s iTunes could find itself losing sales to the upstart.
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.
As the weeks have passed since Apple introduced its Nehalem powered Mac Pro, more and more reviewers and benchmarkers have stepped up to how impressed they are with the absolute brute power built into Cupertino’s full tower iron.
The netbook computer, whether you agree with the concept behind them or not, have gained so much traction that they now appear to be hurting the sales of Apple laptops.
Yesterday’s largely discounted rumor that today would be the day for revised Apple desktops could be on the verge of coming true. Then again, sometimes the Apple Store just disappears for a few hours only to return without any apparent update or explanation from the mothership.
Jobs in just about every sector are getting cut. People are getting furloughed and laid off by the thousands. Yet, if you have the right skills, you could find yourself getting hired.
As many Mac loyalists are happy to point out, 2008 has been one of the best years ever for Macintosh sales, and much of it is due to the Mac OS X Leopard operating system. Leopard has taken the market share from near 7 percent in 2007 to nearly 10 percent of the market share (9.63 percent) by the time December 2008 rolled around. Part of those sales have been due to the Mac OS itself and part have been consumer reaction to Vista. That’s huge growth for this segment of the computer industry in just one year. Will Microsoft’s copycat operating system change that?
Love it or hate it, Skype keeps coming out swinging to prove that VoiP (voice over IP) is indeed not yet dead. This time they have treated Mac owners to a few extra features in their newest release, Skype 2.8 for Mac. Their inclusion of some of the more popular iChat style features combines with their cross platform compatibility to create a one-two punch for the Skype user.
Recently, many have been speculating whether or not Apple will take some of its productivity applications online to make them available to a wider group of people. But Google already has a pretty strong grip on the free Web-app market. Would Apple benefit by making a completely free, Web-based application suite like that of Google Docs?