Over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Microsoft's Mac Business Unit released a beta version of its Entourage for Exchange Web Services, which now lets Mac users sync categories, tasks and notes just like their Windows cousins have for years.
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Jason D. O'Grady
Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 18 years.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.
Apple stock keeps getting hammered on a daily basis, either from concerns about how the company weathered the drop in consumer spending during the holiday season, or from worries over the missing Steve Jobs. In advance of Apple's first quarter FY 2009 report on Wed., there were plenty of new postings to chew on (as the company's stock fell another 4 percent).
BlackBerry's eagerly-anticipated Application Storefront is now accepting submissions from software developers looking to distribute their wares on its platform.The storefront will be an ideal spot for developers to bring their applications—whether they are consumer-focused or targeted to business users1.
When I installed my copy of iWork '09 the minimalist box was missing something present in the previous versions – a serial number. I must have searched the box three times for the thin card with the long serial number on it, to no avail.
Just a quick heads up that the Ustream viewer application (iTunes, free) is now available in the App Store. As I blogged on Friday you can use the Ustream app to stream today's Obama Inauguration – provided that you have a WiFi connection.
A momentus event is almost upon us – an Apple Retail Store in Downtown Philly. MacNN reports that Apple has agreed to lease the former Brasserie Perrier restaurant at 1619 Walnut Street in Philadelphia.
[update: I changed the headline to reflect the product's name change from Jaadu to iTeleport]I got tired of having to find my Bluetooth keyboard every time I wanted to change the volume on my Mac mini media center setup in my living room so I went on a mission to find the perfect remote control app for the iPhone. I settled on what is probably the best iPhone VNC client anywhere – iTeleport (iTunes, $25).
Over the weekend I watched Welcome to Macintosh (official site, IMDB) a documentary about the Macintosh by directors Robert Baca and Josh Rizzo. In it Mac pioneers like Andy Hertzfeld and Guy Kawasaki wax philosophical about the early days at Apple and the roots of the Mac.
A guest column contributed by Samuel A. Maffei.When I first heard the Macworld Expo 2009 announcement that Apple was going to fully DRM-free music on the iTunes Store, I was excited.
A Chinese blog posted a rumor that Apple is working on a 15-inch version of the MacBook Air, promising that more information would be available in the second half of the year.Translated from Chinese by Google Translate, the recent entry on Apple.