The AP reports that LG Display Co. has entered into a five year deal with Apple to supply flat panels to the Cupertino electronics giant.
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CNet News.com reports that Google's Chrome Web browser (/operating system) is coming to a Mac near you by this summer.
There's been a lot of discussion over last week's rumor that Apple is forsaking Macworld Expo and will instead make the the 600 mile drive south east to Las Vegas to exhibit at CES instead.Regardless of where you stand on the rumor CNet News.
CNet UK's Nate Lanxon has posted an excellent primer on Apple's DRM-free music, iTunes Plus, which was launched in May 2007. From Apple's FAQ:iTunes Plus refers to songs and music videos available in our highest-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding (twice the current bit rate of 128 kbps), and without digital rights management (DRM).
I know it's hard for a company to reinvent itself on essentially a semi-annual basis, but the fact of the matter is that Apple's over all product line has become stagnant. iPod hasn't had a huge enhancement since video, iPhone, although intrinsically software upgradable to add valuable feature releases, hasn't seen anything great since Exchange support (despite much publicized need of several enhancements), and the entire desktop line hasn’t received much needed attention in a very long time.
As usual, Apple has rolled out a low-cost upgrade ("up-to-date" in Apple parlance) program for iLife '09.It works like this: if you purchased a Mac (even a refurbished one) on or after 06 January 2009 that doesn't come with iLife '09 you can upgrade to iLife ‘09 for $9.
I am regularly taking pictures of customer's driver's licenses for work whenever a photocopier is not available. The only problem is that the iPhone 3G's camera phone takes blurry pictures at three inches.
Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No KeyboardFunny humor piece by The Onion on the fictitious MacBook wheel. Definitely worth a watch.
Skype announced a version of its Skype Lite VOIP software for Android at CES last week. Skype Lite, currently in beta, is available for several mobile phones that support Java.
One of the trickest upgrades I found on the Macworld Expo show floor is the matte finish screen replacement ($199) for the 15-inch uniboby MacBook Pro from TechRestore. Apple's glossy screen is pictured on the left and TechRestore's anti-glare screen is on the right.