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Old Mac ad


Found this image of an old Mac ad on a blog, according to the poster it dates back to 1984. Even today that is still a lot of money...
Check the Apple logo, it actually mentions the word "apple". They must have decided to drop it later which must explain why today the logo looks like someone took a bite out of it wink

posted by khasmir on 1 May, 2009 | 1 comment
category: Apple

The new iPod shuffle speaks to you


Last week Apple released a new iPod Shuffle, 4GB storage for €75.

The main new feature is VoiceOver which gives the iPod shuffle a voice. With the press of a button, it speaks to you, telling you what song is playing and who’s performing it. Could be handy sometimes since there is no display wink

posted by khasmir on 18 March, 2009 | add a comment
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New Mac mini, finally


Forgot to post this earlier but a couple of weeks ago Apple finally released an updated Mac mini.

It looks the same but has much improved graphics with the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M chipset. This chipset is also used for the MacBook and the new (updated) iMac. It also has more memory, faster CPU and more storage. Long overdue if you ask me... wink

As I mentioned, the iMac line was also updated, adding a 24inch model and updating the others with more memory, faster CPU, ...

I might finally buy me a Mac mini to put under, and hook up to my TV as a mediacenter. I've been waiting for an updated mini for a while now, never wanted to buy the old model because of the crappy graphics chipset. I need this thing to play HD movies smoothly smile

posted by khasmir on 18 March, 2009 | add a comment
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New stuff from MacWorld 2009


I must say I'm a bit disappointed about the new stuff that was announced by Apple at MacWorld 2009. The new things include iLife and iWork '09, a new 17 inch MacBook Pro and high quality DRM-free music on the iTunes store. I was hoping they would also announce a new Mac mini.

posted by khasmir on 6 January, 2009 | add a comment
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MacRumorsLive Hacked


I was watching the MacRumors live feed from MacWorld 2009 when spam started to appear in the feed. I think the first message was "STEVE JOBS JUST DIED". What a lame thing to do...

posted by khasmir on 6 January, 2009 | add a comment
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Letter from Steve Jobs


Yesterday Apple published a letter from CEO Steve Jobs that addresses speculation about his health. Steve writes that he has been recovering from a hormone imbalance that has been causing weight loss throughout 2008.

posted by khasmir on 6 January, 2009 | add a comment
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New MacBooks


The MacBooks have been updated. The regular and pro now have the same basic design, they are made from aluminum and look really slick and durable. I guess Apple has learned from the mistakes they made with the previous MacBook which had a lot of problems with the plastic cover. Always being amongst the first to use new technologies, Apple decided to switch to LED displays, which makes them thinner, saves power and they should reach maximum brightness instantly. Both models also have a glass multi-touch trackpad and an illuminated keyboard.

posted by khasmir on 15 October, 2008 | 1 comment
category: Apple

new iPhone and iPod touch models


Apple updated the iPhone and iPod touch models, you can now choose to get twice the memory as before.

From Apple site: "The iPhone now comes in a new 16GB model for $499. It joins the 8GB model for $399. And the iPod touch now comes in a new 32GB model for $499. It joins the 16GB and 8GB models for $399 and $299, respectively."

posted by khasmir on 5 February, 2008 | add a comment
category: Apple

MacBook Air ad parody

It's only a few extra pounds...

posted by khasmir on 17 January, 2008 | add a comment
categories: Apple, funny

New stuff from Apple


New goodies were announced at MacWorld today.

The biggest announcement was a new ultra-thin notebook: the MacBook Air. Because it's so thin, it has no optical drive and there is no Ethernet port. It only has 1 USB port, a new Micro-DVI port and audio out. It's very odd that there is no FireWire port, I think this is the first Mac in many years that hasn't got one.

But enough about what's missing, because this is meant to be a truly portable, wireless notebook with little or no compromise in performance. It features a 1.6 or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, 2 GB of memory and a 80 GB hard drive (PATA-4200rpm-1.8"). There is a nice 13 inch widescreen display (LED backlit) and a full size backlit keyboard (no mini crap).

But for me, the best part is the multi-touch trackpad that you can use to pinch, rotate, swipe, ... depending on the application. Should be fun in iPhoto for example to scroll through your pictures, zoom, rotate, ... I will be disappointed if they don't include this with the next update of the other Macbooks.

Since it has neither optical drive nor Ethernet port, there is an external SuperDrive and a USB Ethernet adapter available. It's also good to know it's possible to "borrow" the optical from another Mac or PC.

Other options include a solid-state drive but that's a pricey one. I would expect a 160 GB upgrade in the future since such 1.8" drives are available.

Another new product that was announced is Time Capsule, a wireless backup solution that works with Time Machine. Basically it's an Airport Extreme base station with a hard drive inside.

The other announcements included an update and price cut for Apple TV, iPhone and iPod Touch software updates and iTunes movie rentals.

posted by khasmir on 15 January, 2008 | add a comment
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