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iCloud Harmony Commercial

iCloud Harmony Commercial

Apple is really starting to push their cloud solution. And honestly, it’s exciting. Check out the iCloud Harmony commercial video below. After you watch it, you’ll want to start using iCloud … if you aren’t already.

The iCloud Harmony commercial shows how seamless computing can be when using iCloud. With iCloud, you can take a picture with your iPhone and it can show up automatically on your iPad or iMac. There’s no more transferring from one device to another device with… More »

All New iMacs, MacBooks and Mac Minis

All New iMacs, MacBooks and Mac Minis

Hot on the heels of reporting one of its best quarters ever, Apple upped the ante by releasing all new iMacs, MacBook and Mac Minis.

Headlining the updates are the new iMacs. Now available in two sizes. A 21.5″ version as well as a massive 27″ model. Both models feature a 16:9 aspect ratio LED-backlit display that gives it stunning images. The new displays also feature a technology called in-plane switching or IPS that makes for great viewing at a wider… More »

Apple unveils Magic Mouse, new MacBooks

Apple unveils Magic Mouse, new MacBooks

Amid an atypical lack of fanfare, Apple today has upgraded its line of iMacs, plastic unibody MacBooks, Mac Minis, and unveiled the long-rumored “Magic Mouse,” the multitouch replacement for the Mighty Mouse. Let’s look at each one.

The biggest news is the Magic Mouse. Apple has always struggled when it comes to making a really useful mouse, but initial impressions of this one is that it could be the winner Mac users have been waiting for. It uses the patented multi-touch… More »

Apple Updates the iMac: More for Less

Apple Updates the iMac: More for Less

Apple announced the update of the iMac, it’s all-in-one desktop. Apple is offering more iMac for less money. The 24″ model now starts at just $1499. According to the press release.

The elegant, full-featured iMac line starts with the 20-inch iMac for only $1,199 with a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory, a 320GB Serial ATA hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics. The 24-inch iMac features a beautiful 1920-by-1200 pixel widescreen display… More »

Quad-core iMacs In The Horizon?

Quad-core iMacs In The Horizon?

According to Kaufan Bros. analyst Shaw Wu, Quad-core iMacs are a likely upgrade. Apart from this, dual-core processors will also be used to create a better tier for the iMac line.

Quoting the AppleInsider article

In his note to clients today, Wu now claims to be hearing from his sources “that both types of processors will likely be used,” which would “makes sense as this helps Apple create better tiers within the iMac family, utilizing quad-core for the high-end, and dual-core… More »

Macworld Won’t Be As Exciting As Last Year?

Macworld Won't Be As Exciting As Last Year?

Somehow Macworld this year just doesn’t feel the same. With Phil Schiller set to deliver the keynote instead of Steve Jobs, the buzz around Macworld is less.

However Macworld is still Macworld. This is also Apple’s last participation in the expo and thus I hope that Apple goes out with a bang. Here are some news bits regarding Macworld.

Rumor: 17″ inch Unibody MacBook Pro to be unveiled – 9to5mac.com reports that the 17″ Unibody MacBook Pro is set to make… More »

What Do You Do When Your Mac Breaks Down and Warranty Has Lapsed

What Do You Do When Your Mac Breaks Down and Warranty Has Lapsed

Several people I know contacted me recently. They were having problems with their Macs and asked for advice. One had a broken LCD and another was having trouble with her trackpad and keyboard. It would later be diagnosed as a logic board problem. These two people have one thing in common, their Macs could not be covered by warranty. The LCD problem was not a factory defect. The owner accidentally sat on his MacBook. The one with the logic board… More »

Mac Sales Sky Rocketing

Mac Sales Sky Rocketing

According to an AppleInsider Story, Mac sales are soaring. It posted a 50% year on year growth for the month of April. A staggering figure compared to 17% for the PC market.

It’s not only the numbers that show it. Even in everyday life you see the Mac gaining popularity. I’ve been seeing more and more glowing Apple logos in coffee shops, schools and offices here in Manila. Sales of Macs are up as evidenced by more and more stores… More »

iMac: More Power, Better Graphics

iMac: More Power, Better Graphics

Apple just updated its iMac line of computers. The base configuration of the updated iMac sports a 2.4ghz Core 2 Duo processor, 6MB shared L2 cache and a 1066MHz front side bus.

Processors up to 3.06Ghz and an NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB GDDR3 Memory are upgrades available to the 24″ model.

There are some component upgrades mostly to the processor and video card aspect but most of the iMac stays the same. There’s no radical difference to it. So owners… More »

The Dastardly Line On The iMac LCD

The Dastardly Line On The iMac LCD

Sometimes life can be cruel. I woke up this morning to find out from my brother that our iMac developed a line 1 pixel wide on the right side of its LCD. Apparently we’re not alone.

Apparently people have been experiencing this with their iMac 17″ models both the G5 and the Intel versions. Some PowerBook users have also reported similar incidents. Reports have said that the problem has been traced to a factory in China.

The problem appear to… More »

Mac Sales Up

Mac Sales Up

Apple posted it’s second quarter results last April 23, 2008. The most notable figure for me was the fact that Mac sales are up. Apple shipped 2,289,000 units in this period equating to a 51% unit growth.

Macs are gaining market share and it has nowhere else to go but up. Macs actually represented the strongest revenue stream for Apple ahead of iPod and iPhone sales.

These facts aren’t just imaginary. I’m experiencing it first hand. I know 8 people who… More »

Are The Aluminum iMac Displays Really That Bad?

Are The Aluminum iMac Displays Really That Bad?

I was reading through the January 08 issue of MacWorld and I saw the feedback section. Several readers were complaining about the display of the new aluminum iMacs. One reader writes that he’s disappointed with the colors weren’t as good as his previous iMac, meaning that just moving your head a bit distorted the colors already.

Honestly, I love the new iMacs design but I was disappointed to know that it only came in the glossy display. As much as some… More »

Apple Launches New iMacs

Apple Launches New iMacs

Several days ago images leaked on the internet claimed to be spy shots of the iMac. This was one of them.

A mock up of the iMac was also created. This was it.

The mock up was a wee bit closer to the real thing.

Finally August 7, 2007 came and Apple released the all new iMac. Thinner and more powerful than the previous generation. Instead of keeping the white plastic theme that has long adorned the iMac, they replaced it with aluminum… More »

2 New Get A Mac Ads

2 New Get A Mac Ads

They boys are back in town! Mac and PC are back with two new installments on their “Get A Mac” ad series. The two new ads are titled “Flashback” and “Computer Cart”.

“Flashback” shows us how Mac and PC were waaayy back. The same as they are now, only smaller. I guess it was meant to show that after all these years, the PC is still boring.

“Computer Cart” shows several PCs on a cart. As what happens in real life, PCs… More »

MacRumors Buyers Guide

MacRumors Buyers Guide

I’ve been thinking about getting a new MacBook Pro. Two things stopped me, I don’t have enough money yet and I was debating whether or not it was a good time to buy. I know it’s time for the MBP to get a speed or spec bump but I’ve been wanting to upgrade. Thank God I don’t have enough money now. Otherwise my impulse would have gotten the better of me.

For those who don’t watch Apple everyday like me or… More »