Steve Jobs Mac Demo

Steve Jobs compares Mac to inventing the telephone in this video, which hasn’t been seen in 30 years

By on January 27, 2014 at 11:18 AM.

Steve Jobs compares Mac to inventing the telephone in this video, which hasn’t been seen in 30 years

Was the debut of the first Mac computer as pivotal a moment in human history as the invention of the telephone? According to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, it was indeed. The Mac celebrated its 30th birthday last week and while much of the coverage on tech blogs overlapped, TIME managed to dig up a great video that hasn’t been seen since 1984. In the video, which was later picked up by 9to5Mac, Steve Jobs talks at length during a presentation at a shareholder meeting one week after the unveiling of the first Macintosh computer. The footage comes from a videographer who forgot he had it, and the full video is embedded below. Fast-forward to 37:30 to see Jobs dive in an compare the Mac, and the advent of the graphical user interface, to the invention of the telephone. More →

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Apple Mac 30 Years of Innovation

Video: Apple celebrates 30 years of Mac innovation

By on January 24, 2014 at 7:15 AM.

Video: Apple celebrates 30 years of Mac innovation

Apple on Friday hosted a special home page on its website and a short video on YouTube to celebrate 30 years of Mac innovation. On January 24, 1984, the Macintosh, its first computer was launched, “with the promise to put the creative power of technology in everyone’s hands.” The company has also created a special section on its website dedicated to the 30 years of Mac. A side scrolling menu lets users pick any year from 1984 to 2014 and further explore each period, which has its own page containing a story, relevant pictures, quotes from various personalities as well as a section that shows what people did with their Macs in each year. More →

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Apple iPhone iPad Mac Corporate

iPhone: Apple’s Trojan horse into the business world

By on January 10, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

iPhone: Apple’s Trojan horse into the business world

Apple’s iPhone has not only become the company’s best-selling device, but also a useful weapon for the company in its “attack” on the corporate world. The iPhone seems to have acted as a “gateway drug” that convinced businesses to consider investing in other Apple hardware including iPads and Macs. Citing a study from Forrester Research, The Wall Street Journal says that by 2015 Apple is expected to win 11% of global business and government spending on tablets and computers, up from 1% in 2009 and 8% in 2012 – and those numbers do not include iPhone purchases. More →

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Humble Indie Bundle X Game Sale

Pay what you want for six of the best indie games on PC, Mac and Linux

By on January 7, 2014 at 8:40 PM.

Pay what you want for six of the best indie games on PC, Mac and Linux

The best deal in indie gaming is back for its tenth run, and this time the theme is cross-platform availability. Humble Indie Bundle X went live on Tuesday and features six great games that can be played on Windows, Mac or Linux computers. Many of the games are making their Mac and Linux debuts as a part of the bundle as well. This time around, the games featured are as follows: To the Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo & Yo, Runner2, Reus and Surgeon Simulator 2013. Reus and Surgeon Simulator will only be available to customers who pay more than the average at time of purchase. All of the games you receive will also include a soundtrack. More →

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iPhone, Mac Facial Recognition

New report sheds light on Apple’s plans for iPhone facial recognition

By on December 3, 2013 at 2:25 PM.

New report sheds light on Apple’s plans for iPhone facial recognition

A new Apple patent describes a technology that uses face detection and recognition to activate certain features on devices including iPhones, iPads or Macs, AppleInsider reports. The feature would help Apple offer a more secure environment to iOS and OS X device users, as well as provide quick access to a personalized iPhone or Mac setup based on the face of the user. More →

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Mac vs Chromebook

Google wants employees using Macs, not Windows or its own Chromebooks

By on November 28, 2013 at 12:40 PM.

Google wants employees using Macs, not Windows or its own Chromebooks

In a presentation at the LISA ’13 conference earlier this month, Google explained that it’s managing a fleet of over 43,000 Macs its employees use, without much help from Apple. Despite developing its own desktop operating system and selling Chrome OS laptops together with various OEMs, Google’s computer system of choice is the OS X-running Mac. In fact, it looks like the company imposes Mac use to all employees even though Google also supports additional operating systems including Windows, Linux and Chrome OS, The Register reports. More →

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Mid-2012 Apple MacBook Orders

Apple’s Q3 Mac shipments declined for first time in over a decade

By on October 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM.

Apple’s Q3 Mac shipments declined for first time in over a decade

The lack of any exciting new MacBook laptop computers from Apple in recent months apparently took its toll on third-quarter shipments. Market research firms Gartner and IDC each released their third-quarter PC shipment estimates on Wednesday and as noted by Fortune on Thursday morning, both sets of numbers show an on-year drop in Apple’s U.S. Mac shipments. According to Gartner, Apple shipped 2.16 million Mac computers in the U.S. last quarter, down 2.3% from the 2.21 million units it shipped in the same quarter last year. IDC’s figures show a much more considerable drop, from 2.15 million units in Q3 2012 to 1.91 million last quarter. In either case, Fortune notes that this was the first back-to-school quarter since 2002 that Apple shipped fewer Macs than it did a year earlier. More →

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Apple Customer Satisfaction

Apple tops PC satisfaction ratings for tenth straight year

By on September 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM.

Apple tops PC satisfaction ratings for tenth straight year

Apple has now remained atop the American Customer Satisfaction Index of personal computers for 10 years straight. After consistently ranking behind Hewlett-Packard throughout the 1990s and then subsequently failing to outpace Dell, Apple finally scored the highest rating in ACSI’s personal computer category in 2004 and has never dropped below its competition since. Some of the factors that ACSI uses when ranking the companies include the perceived quality and value of the computers, customer loyalty and the number of complaints registered. 9to5Mac points out that although the ACSI’s report is called titled “Personal Computers,” ACSI also includes tablets when deciding a score, which means iPads are included as well as Macs.

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How To Solve Email Overload

How I destroyed email

By on August 22, 2013 at 11:15 AM.

How I destroyed email

Email was destroying my life, so I destroyed email. I crushed everything about it that I hated, leaving only what I absolutely needed. I tore apart my entire workflow and upended the way I deal with digital communications. On my computers, on my phones, everywhere. What remains shouldn’t even be called email; it’s something entirely new and significantly less painful. I used to do things the old way — flags, folders, leaving things marked as unread, reminders, alarms and worst of all, hundreds of thousands of emails sitting in my inboxes, never to be looked at again. It had to stop, so I stopped it. More →

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Apple WWDC 2013 Tickets Sell Out

Apple’s WWDC 2013 tickets sold out – in under 3 minutes

By on April 25, 2013 at 1:05 PM.

Apple’s WWDC 2013 tickets sold out – in under 3 minutes

Doom and gloom aside, it looks like there are still a few people eager to develop for Apple’s iOS and OS X platforms. Tickets for Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference this year went on sale at 1:00 p.m. EDT and they’re already sold out according to Apple’s website — and it took less than 3 minutes for all of them to go. To put Thursday’s unbelievable sellout into context, WWDC 2011 sold out in just under 12 hours and WWDC 2012 sold out in about 2 hours. Among the highlights expected at this year’s WWDC are an overhauled user interface in Apple’s iOS 7 software and an updated version of OS X. Apple might have a few surprises in store as well, and the show kicks off on June 10th in San Francisco.

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WWDC 2013 Tickets

Tickets for Apple’s WWDC 2013 are now on sale

By on April 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM.

Tickets for Apple’s WWDC 2013 are now on sale

Apple pays out more than $1 billion to third-party developers who sell apps in its iOS and Mac App Stores each quarter, so the hefty $1,599 it charges for each ticket to its annual Worldwide Developer Conference seems like a good value. The company recently recently announced that WWDC 2013 tickets would go on sale at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, and Apple has now made them available to purchase online. More →

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Apple reportedly halts Mac supply orders amid tanking PC sales

Apple reportedly halts Mac component orders amid tanking PC sales

By on April 18, 2013 at 12:15 PM.

Apple reportedly halts Mac component orders amid tanking PC sales

The ongoing crash of the PC industry hasn’t just affected Windows-based vendors such as Dell and HP — it’s also reportedly taking a toll on Apple. Supply chain sources have told Digitimes that Apple “stopped placing component orders for its Mac series products recently,” an indication that the company had significantly overestimated how many Macs it would sell in the first half of 2013. The most recent numbers from IDC show that PC shipments in the first quarter of 2013 fell by 14% year-over-year, while big-name vendors such as HP and ASUS saw their shipment numbers decline by more than 20% year-over-year. IDC also said that while Apple “fared better than the overall U.S. market,” it “still saw shipments decline as its own PCs also face competition from iPads.”

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Apple MacBook Gigabit Wi-Fi

Latest OS X update confirms gigabit Wi-Fi coming to new Macs

By on April 10, 2013 at 10:55 PM.

Latest OS X update confirms gigabit Wi-Fi coming to new Macs

If Apple (AAPL) does release its next-generation MacBooks this spring, it seems they’ll come with super-fast Wi-Fi capabilities. 9to5Mac reports that the latest version of OS X that Apple seeded to developers this week contains code supporting the 802.11ac standard, also known as “5G Wi-Fi,” that is capable of delivering theoretical peak speeds of 1.3Gbps and is a major step forward in the evolution of Wi-Fi. The added code confirms a report from earlier this year about Apple and Broadcom (BRCM) teaming up to bring gigabit-speed 802.11ac chips to the 2013 Mac lineup. Asus (2357) became the first company to produce a notebook with 802.11ac connectivity last year with its G75VW gaming laptop.

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