New reports indicate that, according to analysts, Apple may be removing the (now) classic white MacBook from its lineup as early as this fall. The white, polycarbonate, unibody MacBook, currently starting at $999, has served as the entry level Mac notebook computer since it was launched in 2006.
If this rumor is true, could the MacBook Air, also starting at $999, hold its own as the entry level Mac notebook?
We know, we know: You’re sick of waiting for OS X Lion and tired of hearing false rumors about its imminent arrival. But bear with us, because Wednesday is looking like a likely day for its release, if rumors of some new visual merchandising at Apple retail stores around the world are to believed.
With all of the (mostly) negative press that Final Cut Pro X has received since its introduction last month, one particularly vital group has been all but drowned out -- third-party developers such as CrumplePop, who are throwing their support firmly behind Apple’s next-generation editing software.
There’s no doubt that Mac gamers love The Sims. Through the original game, countless expansion packs, and two reboots of the franchise, it’s a title that’s kept us entertained and scandalously unproductive for close to a decade. The latest entry, The Sims Medieval, continues the franchise’s tradition of deep, addictive gameplay, offbeat humor, and battleaxes.
“Let’s see what you’re working on,” says your pointy-haired boss, popping up from nowhere and heading toward your desk. A dense scattering of miscellaneous icons litters your Desktop, some with less-than-savory filenames, others that are clearly not work-related. The Olivia Wilde wallpaper doesn’t scream “highly qualified professional” either. However, with the calmness of a professional poker player, you simply hit a key combination to clear all of this junk and get on with showing off your current project. That’s the kind of magic Clean Slate provides.
The week is truly and really at an end and no, kids, there was nary a Lion to be seen. So chalk up another bad call for the rumor mill. Will people remember this the next time they cry "wolf in Lion's clothing"? Will they nothing. We're creatures who crave novelty and anticipation and nothing we do will ever cure the rumor addiction. And so just in case you weren't by your computer's side 24/7 waiting for the biggest cat of all to go live, here's a few stories you might just have missed.
Virtual machines are great for Mac users who need frequent access to Windows or Linux software. However, not everyone wants to purchase a licensed copy of Windows just for occasional use. That’s where CrossOver comes in, skipping the need for a complete OS by enabling direct installation of only the applications you need, thanks to self-contained virtual environments known as “bottles.”
There was no Lion release party this week, like so many had predicted; and there were no hardware refreshes announced. But just you wait! shouts the rumor machine. Next week things are gonna go big big big. Well, we did get Spotify this week, which was a definite plus, so what the heck else happened in the land of Apple? Check out the top ten hottest news stories and get an eyeful yourself.
Sometimes, dreams really do come true. For music lovers, one definitely became reality on Thursday with the arrival of Spotify’s streaming music service on American shores. After dominating the cloud music business throughout most of Europe in recent years, what’s with all the excitement for their U.S. debut? Let’s find out.