The new Mac Pro has apparently been a huge success -- to the point that some customers still haven't received units that they ordered way back in January and December. As you might recall, Apple said at the time that orders wouldn't ship until February, and that's a problem since we only have a few hours left in the month.
Just hours after we wrote that the new Mac Pro units would start shipping "by December 30," Apple has already updated its site to amend that agreeable shipping timeframe to "February." Considering the extended shipping estimates we saw for both the iPhone 5s and the iPad mini with Retina display, we should probably just start expecting these announcements with every major release.
The new Mac Pro still hasn't hit the tables of the Apple Store yet, but staff members at the Apple Store have already started to work with customers to determine the cost of build-to-order units of the long-awaited professional desktop. And as MacRumors reports, it ain't pretty. The site has since managed to get a hold of business owners looking to create their own custom units, and the prices go far beyond the base prices of $2,999 and $3,999.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Last week, we covered how to change the format of screenshots captured by the built-in OS X screen capture utility. This week, we want to tackle the way screenshots are saved, specifically taking a look at where they're saved. By default, OS X saves these screen captures to your Desktop on OS X. We'll take a look at how to change this location to something more appropriate using a simple Terminal command. Let's get started.
Even considering the disappointing performance of the iPhone 5c, it seems safe to say that Apple has been on fire this holiday season. The latest good news for the Cupertino giant comes from Parks Associates (via Cnet), an analytics firm that revealed yesterday that Apple's desktop computers have at long last edged out competitors Dell, HP, and Acer as the "preferred" units among consumers this holiday season.
How many workers does it take to build a new Mac Pro? Around 1,700, according to the Austin-American Statesman (via Cult of Mac), which notes that almost all of them will be put to work to get what looks to be the totally tubular new desktop system out to the Apple faithful.
Has it really been 16 years since Yahoo! unveiled its own brand of email upon the world? Indeed it has, and the company isn't taking its sweet 16 for granted, with a massive overhaul of the entire experience on desktop and mobile.
There are more than 150 million iPads in use around the globe, but accessing Mac or Windows desktop applications from them can be an exercise in frustration. The folks behind Parallels Desktop have come up with an ingenious solution to this situation, but only for those who can afford the rather daunting per-computer subscription fee. Together with a Mac or Windows-based agent, Parallels Access “applifies” desktop applications to make them iPad-friendly, complete with audio.
Excited about the new Mac Pro? Apple certainly hopes so, and to stoke the flames of hype they've started showing a snazzy new advertisement trailer in cinemas. (Jokes are already surfacing that people found it more entertaining than Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic.) It's good stuff, and now that Apple's posted it to its YouTube account, you can watch it for yourself.
Don't want to bother with creating your own Flipboard magazines, but would still like to be able to view the creations of others? No problem, the app has now spread its wings and flown to the web as well.