Apple-New Remote Desktop Released

April 11, 2006

Apple has released its 3rd generation of the Remote Desktop. The award winning desktop management software has 50 new features including lighting fast Spotlight searches and 30 Automator actions.

Links: Apple’s Official Article

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Doom and Halflife on Ipod

April 9, 2006

A video of someone playing Doom II and Halflife on their Ipod using rockbox firmware.

Video:Ipod Doom II and Halflife Movie


MacBook Pro XP vs. the PC competition

April 9, 2006

Review on MacBook and comparison with the PC competitors

Link: CNET REVIEW:MacBook Pro XP vs. the PC competition

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MacBook to land by May

April 8, 2006

 Apple’s new notebook and sequel to the Ibook, the IMac, is suppose to land soon within 30-60 days, sometime in May . Here is the article:

By Ryan Katz, Senior Editor

April 7, 2006 – Apple has begun manufacturing its new MacBook and should have the laptop in consumer hands in the next 30-60 days, sources report. The MacBook—and it will indeed be called the MacBook, sources have confirmed, as Apple will be dropping the iBook moniker—is being built exclusively around a 13.3-inch widescreen display with a 1280×720 WXGA resolution, as previously reported. The MacBook will likely share internals with Apple’s recently revamped Mac mini, meaning a Core Solo processor can be expected in the low-end and a Core Duo in the higher-end MacBook. In doing so, Apple will position the 13.3-inch MacBook as both an entry-level laptop and as a replacement for Apple’s 12-inch PowerBook G4.

Apple will discontinue the 14-inch iBook G4 immediately upon release of the MacBook but sources expect the company to continue to offer the 12-inch iBook G4 in limited quantities for a period of time.

Sources have added that a 17-inch MacBook Pro, being built by Quanta, could also arrive in tandem with the release of the MacBooks. The 17-inch model will pack a brighter display than its predecessor but specifics are not expected to diverge significantly from the high-end 15.4-inch MacBook pro.

Apple’s iBook replacement is long overdue and has seen unknown delays push its release back a number of months. Some sources have cited component shortages as partly to blame. For consumers, the MacBook can’t arrive sooner—the current iBook has been in the rotation for more than eight months without an upgrade.

Source: MacBook Landing Link

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Apple Now Able To Run Windows

April 8, 2006

According to Neowin.net Apple Computers will now be able to run Windows. Here is the article:

Apple MonitorIt doesn’t get much more clever. You’ve flogged consumers an expensive Intel PC, with OS X, and then let them pay for the privilege of running Windows XP on it. Welcome to 21st century Apple, and say hello to their latest software offering called Boot Camp.

“ Apple has no desire or plan to sell or support Windows, but many customers have expressed their interest to run Windows on Apple’s superior hardware now that we use Intel Processors,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “ We think Boot Camp makes the Mac even more appealing to Windows users considering making the switch.”

Despite the sickening smugness, Schiller is right. Apple’s boxes amazingly seem to run Windows rather fast, making it a very attractive choice for end users. The software makes Microsoft, and frankly, its partners, look decidedly dated – as their product page attests. ” Macs use an ultra-modern industry standard technology called EFI to handle booting. Sadly,, and even the upcoming Vista, are stuck in the 1980s with old-fashioned BIOS. But with Boot Camp, the Mac can operate smoothly in both centuries.”

Boot Camp will simplify what has hitherto been a rather difficult and risky process of installing Windows, by creating a partition and creating a driver disk to make sure everything works. Previous efforts had been community driven, and involved raising a significant prize fund eventually won by two coders. But it’s not just about making life easier for these users. It’s about making the switch decision a lot easier. With Vista delayed, the much hyped Apple re-birth as more than just an iPod maker seems clear and solid.

Boot Camp will be fully available in the next version of OS X, code named ‘Leopard’, but a beta is available online now. It requires 10GB of free space on your hard drive, and a copy of Windows XP with SP2. Note that Apple makes it very clear it does not support users who install Windows XP on their Intel Macs. Just encourages it, and enjoys it.

Article Link: Neowins Story
More Links On This Topic: Apple’s Official Story, Neowin Forum Thread

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