All right, everyone out there that's already rocking a MacBook Air raise your hands. Right. Now, everyone planning on purchasing a MacBook Air in the near future, lets see a show of hands please. Okay then... not that many of you, eh? Still, for those of you that are willing to pay a premium for a smidge more portability than that you could be enjoying with either a 13-inch MacBook or MacBook Pro, we've got a tidbit that might be of interest to you: Supplies of the sliver-thin ultra-portable are dwindling at a number of normally well-stocked vendors, such as Amazon, MacMall and MacConnection.
It's not like any of our readers need an extra edge in order to utterly destroy the Mac|Life staff on Frag The Editor Fridays. You'd have to wander far and wide to find an easier kill than playing against Robbie, Flo and the rest of the gang. However, for some people, simply winning just isn't enough: For the blood-thirsty elite that understand no quarter can be given, even in virtual warfare, Razer's latest offering--the Ironclad mouse pad--might be the piece of hardware you need to round out your computer gaming arsenal.
You may recall that last month, we spread word of the scuttlebutt surrounding the possibility of a CDMA iPhone making a debut by the end of the year. At the time, Susquehanna Financial Group told us that a number of overseas suppliers had assured them that they'd been asked by Apple to meet the components necessary for a CDMA handset with a release date in early 2011.
Yesterday, Mac|Life's Matthew Tillman brought us the news that Verizon wasn't about to corroborate any rumors of any new Apple hardware on their network, stating that any iPhone news would come from Apple. It's our normal practice to advise you not to look at an Apple rumor too closely, but with a non-denial coming from the apex of Verizon's management, coupled with another credible source spinning the same yarn, it might be worth while to spend some time giving the possibility of a Apple-branded CDMA handset a long glazed-over stare.
Like adopting a pet or purchasing a car, you might think that dropping the cash for pricey software means that you’re the sole owner of that one user license. But as we recently discovered ourselves, there is absolutely no truth to that. The reality of the matter is that your collection of software is more like your collection of DVDs—you pay for the right to use it as long as it’s in your possession, but the content and the software itself still belongs to the publisher. A recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit appeals court in Seattle supports this notion. The ruling states that you don’t really own software you’ve purchased if the company who published it says so in their user license.
Every year, Apple releases new iPods, forcing us all to consider whether its time to upgrade our music player. The 2010 crop of iPods--revamped shuffles and nanos, and a refreshed iPod touch--represent some of the biggest changes to the iPod lineup in recent times. Apple curiously left the classic out of this round of updates, and as the sole remaining hard drive-based iPod, we suspect that the venerable classic is on its way to being a relic remembered by music geeks alongside other forgotten audio tech like wax cylinders and, uh, those CD things.
On the heels of a near-riot over demand for unlocked iPhone 4 units in China comes another turmoil in neighboring Hong Kong, where many customers of Apple’s online store there are finding their iPhone 4 orders cancelled.
If it were up to J.P. Morgan, Apple would have a boffo end to 2010 -- and they’ve helped out by upping Cupertino’s revenue estimate for the fourth quarter to $18.71 billion as well as aiming for a $400 stock price by December of next year.
Facebook shares a lot of information about you. Of course, you had to put the information up there to begin with, but with them always changing privacy policies and adding new "features," it's a good idea to keep on top of your shared information.
Maybe you're not aware of this, but there's a good chance you're friends can see your phone number on Facebook. We'll show you how to hide this vital information.
Regardless if we see the iPhone on Verizon's network or not, one can't help but drool just a tad at the 5 to 12Mbps down and 2 to 5Mbps up that Verizon's upcoming LTE can offer by year's end. We can only help but wonder how our iPhones might be perform on a network like that. Lest we forget though too, that AT&T's version is right around the corner next year. At any rate, for our Verizon users, 4G is coming to a cell tower near you. Only, if you live in a certain 38 cities though, such as:
A Verizon exec addressed The Wall Street Journal story today about a Verizon iPhone by the end of the year, saying that essentially any news about any sort of a thing would have to come from Apple, not Verizon. Perhaps Verizon is getting tired of Verizon rumors?
In almost a sort of "who would have thunk it," Microsoft may not be as bad off when it comes to the cell phone industry. Its upcoming Windows 7 phone got a fairly decent review from a pretty well known name. John Gruber, of Daring Fireball has deemed it a "really nice" phone. Hmmm...
If you can't beat 'em…uh…sue 'em? That seems to almost be the standard nowadays in the ultra-competitive cell phone industry. Today, Apple found itself being served with three complaints from Motorola, over 18 various patents.
I’m running Mac OS 10.6.4 on my Mac Pro, and I’m confused about 32-bit and 64-bit. What will happen if I restart my Mac holding the 6 and the 4 keys down to boot up into 64-bit? Nobody seems to know at my Mac User Group, so I’d love to share your answer with them.