Despite being one of the first computer makers to adopt the fledging USB 1.0 technology with the original iMac, Apple has fallen a bit behind the curve now that USB 3.0 is here. But that may change later this summer, with rumors pointing to both Mac Pro and iMac refreshes that will bring faster connectivty.
In these heady days of cloud computing and inexpensive gigabytes of data storage, it’s hard to remember how we all survived with floppy disks -- especially now that Sony has announced they’re killing them.
Apple makes great computers. They run well, and look fantastic. But like all
computers, they can break down or become less useful over time, though that
doesn't mean the old gear doesn't still have some life in it.
If you think the lukewarm reception to Apple’s new iPad is the exception, think again: The company has a long history of questionable first impressions dating back to the original Macintosh over 25 years ago.
Rumors have abounded in recent weeks that the iMac line would be gaining a touchscreen display, and a new patent application from Apple revealed this week indeed shows that the company is at least thinking about it.
Before Steve turned it into his personal showcase and the Apple booth
had to be draped in black curtains, Macworld was a place for fans and
professionals to share ideas free from the prying eyes of PC users,
where product announcements were welcome but not necessary, and the
keynote was the least interesting part of the show.