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Apple kills the "Get a Mac" ad campaign

May 21st, 2010

The deed is done…Apple has finally killed off the “Get a Mac” ad campaign. Nowhere to be found on its website, all of the roads that once led to the ads featuring Justin Long and John Hodgman redirect visitors to a page entitled “Why You’ll Love a Mac.” Curiously enough, the “Why You’ll Love a …

Apple slips a MacBook update, more power and 10 hours of juice

May 18th, 2010

That MacBook leak was the real deal, folks. Today, right on cue, Apple announced it had refreshed its popular, low-end MacBook unit. Now offering a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics card and non-user replaceable battery rated for 10 hours of battery life (up from a previous 7), the …

Apple announces WWDC gets underway June 7th

April 28th, 2010

Its official, folks. Apple has confirmed the dates for its highly anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference. So mark your calendars for June 7th through the 11th and get ready for some iPhone and OS X related news. Thanks, Mike!

Hands on with Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

April 23rd, 2010

Over the past few days we’ve been playing around the latest beta release of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. Many of the changes made are hard to appreciate without actually seeing the application suite in use, and for that reason alone we have assembled a massive gallery of screenshots. On the other hand, images can be …

Hardware-acceleration for Flash coming in Mac OS X 10.6.3?

April 22nd, 2010

A technical document discovered on Apple’s developer website details a new Video Decode Acceleration framework within Mac OS X 10.6.3. The framework provides developers with low-level access to the GPUs of the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M or GeForce GT 330M and allows them to tap into the hardware to accelerate the decoding of H.264 videos. …

Apple refreshes its MacBook Pro line-up

April 13th, 2010

Yup, they’re refreshed all right. Apple’s online store just came roaring back to life after being down for quite some time and, surprise, surprise, some new MacBook Pros have appeared. As expected, Apple has rolled out models with Intel’s Core i5 and Core i7 mobile chipsets. The base model 15″ MBP now starts off at $1,799 …

End of an era: "Get a Mac" ads rumored to be finished

April 8th, 2010

Apple’s “Get a Mac” TV spots featuring Justin Long and John Hodgman may soon be a thing of the past if the suspicions of its two stars are correct. During an interview with AV Club, Long was asked about the future of the now iconic commercials that have been on the air since 2006. His …

iTunes 9.1 now available, kills sync for some jailbroken devices

March 30th, 2010

Yesterday we got OS X 10.6.3 and today we have iTunes 9.1. The changes as stated in Software Update are some tweaks to Genius Mixes as well as the ability to sync and manage iPads. But the real news here is one major change that was not mentioned: jailbroken iPhones and iPod touches are now …

Mac OS 10.6.3 now available

March 29th, 2010

Mac owners, get ready — it’s update time again and Apple has obliged by rolling out OS 10.6.3 for your updating pleasure. The freshly released update includes a long list of bug fixes and improvements which are included in their entirety after jump. New OS X owners unfamiliar with the process can use Apple’s built-in update …

Apple said to have halted production of 27" iMacs

February 2nd, 2010

For a company that goes on and on and on and on and on to infinity about how well its products are made, Apple sure has a disaster on its hands in the 27″ iMac. As many of you no doubt recall, the market-place introduction of the monstrously large desktop computer was rather disastrous as …