The Apple hype machine was firing on all cylinders this month, and yesterday they finally unveiled their latest creation: the iPad, a large, thin "tablet" with a touch screen, based on the iPhone operating system.
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Many of you have lamented that you just have taken too many pictures and made too many iMovies and bought too many iTunes and now your hard drive is full. If you have a desktop Mac, using an external hard drive for extra storage is a cheap and easy remedy, but if you have a laptop, it's a nuisance to carry and attach the extra hardware. Fortunately, it's entirely possible to replace a Mac laptop's internal hard drive with a greater-capacity model, once again providing you with room to work and play.
With Black Friday approaching, we figure it's time to send out a newsletter of cool gadget stores for all your holiday gift-buying. Here are our 5 favorites, some in NYC and some online-only.
This is a quick extra to share a bit of important news.
Apple seems to take a certain pride in defying expectations, and this week was no exception. The company blew the doors off of Wall Street's projections, turning in a highly profitable quarter with both iPhones and Macs flying off the shelves, despite difficult economic conditions and their refusal to release an inexpensive computer to compete with the plethora of sub-$500 PCs such as netbooks. Even as Windows 7 is coming out to good reviews, Apple appears to show no signs of slowing down. It's full steam ahead in Cupertino.
What's new in the Mac world? Oh, not much, just a major new release of Mac OS X is all, one that very inexpensively makes your Mac that much faster, more stable, and more enjoyable to use. It's called Mac OS X 10.6, a.k.a. Snow Leopard.
You know how to import your photos off your digital camera into iPhoto, and you know how to create a slideshow with your photos. What else can you do with it? Here is a list of 5 things I do with iPhoto that you may not know about.
Well, it's that time again: Apple's yearly developer conference, when they announce things new and wonderful. As Apple has now officially bowed out of their winter MacWorld Expo convention, this is the only formally scheduled event of the year in which Apple makes announcements. The WWDC (that's Worldwide Developer Conference) is a bit of a pilgramage for Mac and iPhone developers from far and wide. The popularity of the iPhone caused WWDC to sell out last year; this year, it sold out six weeks in advance!
This is a short list of my 10 current personal faves in the iPhone apps store. I tried to pick apps that you might not know about, or that do unusual things--since at this point everybody already has a favorite Facebook, voice memo, Twitter, and burping app.
This isn't going to be our most fun newsletter. But it is time to answer the questions we've been getting recently about whether Mac users need to start running extra security software to protect themselves from malicious software, aka malware.