Posts Tagged ‘Macintosh’

Obama Puts The “O” in OSX

January 29, 2009


Obama's Mac


Macworld Expo 2008 Recap

January 15, 2008

Time Capsule: An Airport Extreme with either a 500 GB hard drive for $299 or 1 TB for $499. I can’t believe I called this! Apple is stressing backing up wirelessly with Time Machine and I think it’s a good idea to incorporate it with the Airport Base Station. It would be nice to have a hefty terabyte available for Time Machine backup and it would look a whole lot slicker than my nasty ass Linksys router with it’s ugly protruding antennas.

New iPhone Features: New iPhone software available released for download. Now Google Maps has locate where you are using triangulation. Also the iPhone has webclips(up to 9) which are bookmarks you can add to your home page of sites you visit. You can send to multiple contacts using SMS texting which should have been available from the start. You can also rearrange icons and move them around to your liking. Which I like because I like customization. Oh and SDK will be released in February.

iTunes Rentals: Very cool. All movie studios are on board, over 1000 movies currently available. 30 days to start watching, 24 hours to complete once started. Pricing is $2.99, new releases $3.99 and $4.99 for HD movies. Having HD movies available is a huge deal.

iTV: This is very impressive. If I had a nice setup I’d love to have one of these. Play music, watch movies, video podcasts, Youtube videos, view photos through Flickr and now with iTunes rentals with HD titles? Wow. All this now at a cheaper price point($229) I hope this does well. The only thing missing is DVR capabilities.

Macbook Air: I want one. I love my slick black Macbook, but the Macbook Air makes my Macbook look so clunky and gigantic now. The thinnest laptop ever. The price is pretty crazy though with the cheapest version priced at $1800 and the next version at $3000. Ouch.

Macworld Expo 2008 Banner

January 13, 2008

Macworld Banner

Appleinsider posted several pics of the banner and slogan of this years Macworld Expo. I always get excited and extra geeked out this time of year. Anticipating what Apple is gonna do is always a crap shoot since they are the best at keeping new stuff hush hush but the fun is all of the Mac fanatics speculating and fueling the rumor mill of what we might or might not see. I doubt anything this year will be as world-attention-getting as last years iPhone announcement, but I have a feeling we will get something big.

I’ve been trying to figure out what “There’s something in the air” exactly means. Maybe it’s a hint that the new version of iPhone will in fact be 3G? New Airport Extreme?(Probably not) Maybe Apple is announcing that they plan on monetarily helping Google(like they need it) in obtaining the 700 Megahertz spectrum and have some wireless things in the works? Who knows? All I know is the tech tradeshow season begins and ends here at Macworld Expo. CES was just a little appetizer for tech heads, and regardless if people in the tech industry are Mac users or fans, they can’t deny that Macworld is the main course. All eyes will be on Apple on the 15th, with Steve Job’s Keynote at center stage. I can’t wait.