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Apple to can Aperture?

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Think Secret has discovered that Apple has relieved most of the engineers on the Aperture development team of their duties and has decided that this is a sign that the company is about to dump its Raw photo processor.
Maybe it’s just me, but that seems like a rather large and fanciful leap, and not entirely […]

iPod videos on Blu-ray discs? I don’t think so.

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Whenever I read outlandish stories on the web which cite unamed sources, I barely give them a second thought. That goes double when the source is described as an ‘industry insider’. That’s a meaningless term which could describe anyone from a cleaner working for a contractor who once did some work for a company on […]

MacBook Pro 17in: Under the Hood

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

The 17in MacBook Pro, announced on Monday, hosts the most powerful Intel processor yet seen in a Mac. The Core Duo 2.16GHz was a build-to-order option in the 15.4in MacBook Pro, but it’s standard in this 17in model.
This together with the faster bus speed — 667MHz compared to 166MHz in the PowerBook — and […]

First thoughts on 17in MacBook Pro

Monday, April 24th, 2006

I’ve just had a very brief scan of the pricing and specs for the new 17in MacBook Pro and it looks like a great deal compared to the 15.4in 2GHz model.
Faster processor, bigger screen, FireWire 800, and a faster SuperDrive with dual-layer support for an additional $300 or £160.
In fact if you look at […]

TheftSensor

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Love the idea of TheftSensor but not as a protection device – it only works when the Mac is running and awake and most laptops are nicked while they’re packed in a bag and travelling. But it would make a great toy for some office fun. Turn it on leave the MacBook Pro where it’s […]

New Sandvox beta

Monday, April 24th, 2006

The guys at Karelia Software (developer of the much lamented Watson) are hard at work putting the finishing touches to Sandvox, the latest web design app to arrive for the Mac.
I’ve been playing with various beta versions for a little while now and it looks like its going to be great.
I love the Pagelets feature […]

Steve Jobs meets Cupertino City Council

Friday, April 21st, 2006

If you haven’t seen the video of Steve Jobs addressing Cupertino City Council the other night, it’s worth checking out.
The really interesting thing about it is the way his performance contrasts with his Macworld keynote speeches. Gone is the polished showman. There’s no slick slideshow or whooping audience (in fact there’s barely an audience at […]

Boot Camp, emulation, or virtualisation?

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Remember the days when if you wanted to run Windows on a Mac you had a choice of three options? You could fit an Apple DOS card, run Soft Windows or Virtual PC. Those days didn’t last long, the DOS card disappeared while VPC was in its infancy, and eventually Insignia’s Soft Windws went the […]

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Thursday, January 1st, 1970

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