In this episode of the Mac|Live podcast, the gang discusses what might be announced at this Wednesday's Apple event, and whether or not we'll be seeing a refresh to the MacBook Air. Robbie and Flo also discuss how Mac gamers have helped increase Steam's market share in the gaming sphere, and they remind all of the readers and listeners to join us for Frag the Editor Fridays.
Amazon Germany, according to 9to5 Mac, has leaked details about Apple's next version of iLife (presumed to be iLife '11). The store listed the ship date in a popup box in the store sidebar, noting that it would ship on October 20th, which is the same day as the Back to the Mac event that Apple is holding.
News travels fast, and by now it should be painfully obvious that Apple is hosting a media event next Wednesday, October 20 at the Cupertino campus, what with all of the rumors circulating on various technology blogs, ours included. The company’s invite touts “Back to the Mac” with the image of a lion peeking out from behind the infamous Apple logo, but what does it all mean?
No one but Steve Jobs and Company knows for sure just yet, but the focus is clearly back on the desktop computer, most likely a first peek at the next Mac OS X 10.7, which many believe will be code-named “Lion” in keeping with the “big cat” theme of past OS updates. We put on our thinking cap and came up with some theories as to what software Apple might have in store for our future.
All Hail the iPad! And why not? After all, Cupertino's slick little device has been an unparalleled hit, and not just for Apple. Remember DVD players and how quickly those ended up in every home? Yeah, well the iPad is crushing the DVD player in adoption rates. Yeah, you read that right, and you're gonna keep on reading, because this is In Case You Missed It, kids, and we mean business.
As the work week winds down and speculation swirls about Wednesday’s “Back to the Mac” event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, a new rumor has surfaced with at least one possibility on the hardware front.
Since Apple announced their event set for this upcoming Wednesday, the interwebz have been all abuzz with rumors surrounding what may be unveiled. With the iPhone and the iPad having stolen the spotlight from Apple's laptop and desktop computers over the past year, it's high time that Macs once again got their due. Lucky for us, it appears from the event's name--Back to the Mac--that's exactly what Cupertino has in mind. But what form will Apple's efforts take?
By analyzing the artwork associated with Apple's Back to the Mac event and talking to a number of our sources working out of the the company's Cupertino design facility, Mac|Life has come up with the answer.
Well, what do you think? Did Apple's Annual Music Event live up to your expectations? The iPod touch refresh did for us, but what about Apple TV? And iTunes 10. What about that? There are some things to like, some things to not like so very much, and ways to fix a few things you liked better in version 9. As always, Mac|Life has it covered.
Kara Swisher of All Things D managed to ask Steve Jobs why Facebook Connect was omitted from Ping as he was making his rounds through the media demo room after the Apple Music Event. The answer was that Apple had held talks with Facebook about "a variety of unspecified partnerships related to Ping, but the discussions went nowhere," according to Swisher's blog.