Current MacBook Pros and most other high-end notebook computers use cold cathode fluorescent backlights (CCFLs) to illuminate their displays and have for years, but all that's about to change.
The Apple Core
Apple technology keeps gaining respect in the executive suite, with businesses and in the data center. Jason O'Grady and David Morgenstern deliver critical news and penetrating analysis that managers need to succeed.
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.
In my first installment of iPhone missing feature I outlined my initial concerns about some features that I thought the iPhone was missing. Little did I realize that I missed a bunch!
I was going to save this for my second installment of iPhones missing features, Crave beat me to it (damn Cravers!) Another huge iPhone oversight, although it's probably due to technical reasons, is that it doesn't have a High Definition (16:9) display.
Not that I want to give the criminal element any ideas or anything, but Crave, CNet's gadget blog, has posted a story today calling the iPhone one of Apple's most "muggable" devices.
Apple yesterday announced their Q1 2007 financial results in a conference call with analysts and made some history at the same time.
Abbyrd, a popular Beatles fan site is reporting that the Fab Four and Apple, Inc. have reached a deal to sell some of their music on the iTunes store.
I want to start out by saying that I think that the iPhone will be wildly successful. I think that Apple will sell boat loads of them. I will definitely be buying one, at minimum for research purposes. That being said, it would be irresponsible to simply laud the device without pointing out some of it's more serious deficiencies, and there are several of them.
In a feeble attempt to take the solar glare of the spotlight away from the iPhone T-Mobile and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced a new version of their popular BlackBerry Pearl, in you guess it, white. Don't they realize that white iPods (and phones) are so 2006?
AppleInsider is reporting that Apple plans to charge US$5 for the upgrade to the 802.11n wireless capability that is currently included (but not activated) in the latest Core 2 Duo iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook and MacBook Pro models. The only exception, according to AI, is with the purchase of the new 2007 Airport Extreme (pictured above) which will include the update for free.
While I was covering Macworld Expo one piece of tech that proved invaluable was the SanDisk Ultra II SD Plus, a combination SD memory card and portable USB drive that's a must-have.