Archive for August, 2010


Magic Trackpad


On July 27th Apple released a new input device called the Magic Trackpad (magical name isn’t it).

It’s the same Glass Multi-Touch trackpad you find on an Apple Laptop except 80% bigger.The Magic Trackpad is connects through Bluetooth so no wires, and comes with two batteries pre-installed.

It has the same height and length as the Apple Keyboard so they fit like two peas in a pod. Some people want a way so they can both clip together and be one piece.

The price for the Magic Trackpad will be $69 and is already available for order or at the Apple Store. To find more info about this device go to this link.

Picture courtesy of Apple.com

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27in LED Cinema Display


Apple released a new 27in. Cinema Display last week.

Apple also said that they will not be making anymore 24in or 30in displays. The only display Apple sells from now on will be 27in until they sell out of the old displays.

The 27in display includes 3 USB ports and comes with only two cables. It still includes an iSight camera, a Microphone, and 49 watt speakers

Cable 1 is for the power supply.

Cable 2 splits into 3 different things. A USB cable, a Mini-DVI cable, and a Mag-Safe cable to connect to your Apple NoteBook.

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Apple last week said that they are going to update their Mac Pro line.

They will release the new Mac Pro in August.

Here is a list of all the new changes.

  • Can now have option of 4,6,8 or 12 cores
  • Processor has only one die which makes it 1.5x faster
  • Cores now support Hyper-Threading
  • HD ATI Graphics with up to 1GB of Memory
  • Up to 8TB of Storage
  • Now have the option to add 4 SSD’s
  • Two 18x Super Drive Models

And those are pretty much all the updates for the Mac Pro which will be available to everybody in August.

Click this link to find more on the Mac Pro.

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How the iPad is going to kill the Netbook


Here is a really good article I read on how the iPad will kill the netbook even though its just a big iPod Touch.

http://www.businessinsider.com/apples-ipad-is-going-to-destroy-the-netbook-market-says-goldman-sorry-microsoft-2010-7


On July 16th Apple hosted a Press Conference (by Steve Jobs of course) highlighting the details of the iPhone 4 Antennae problem also known as Antennagate.

Steve Jobs started out by detailing how many iPhone 4’s have been sold. He also said that only less than 1% of the people who emailed him about the problem and only 0.55% of iPhone owners called about  the problem. And a lot more people said that they loved the iPhone 4.

He next started showing videos of various other smartphones and if you grip them near the antenna that their signals drop to either 1 or 2 bars.

  • Blackberry Bold 9700 went from 5 to 1 very quickly.
  • HTC Droid Eris from 4 to 2

and a few other phones.

He next spoke about how iOS 4.0.1 changed the algorithm in the iPhone so it would show the proper amount of bars.

Steve that told us about the Antenna Labs used to rest the phones and how Apple has 18 PHd Scientists and Engineers working in those labs.

Last, Steve Jobs talked about how a cases solves the antenna problem. So then Steve said that we will give every single iPhone 4 owner a free case. But since Apple can’t make a lot of Bumbers they said they will give you a choice and if you already bought a Bumper you’ll get a refund. He said we will continue this program until September 30th, and then they will decide to stop the program or continue.

That was pretty much all that happened at the Press Conference

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