AppleInsider is reporting that Intel plans to incorporate NAND flash memory into its next-generation notebook platform. This would enable Intel's clients (like Apple) "to develop systems that are twice as fast in some operations yet sustain longer battery life."
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As you'd expect with all the problems reported with iTunes 7, Apple today released an iTunes 7.0.1 update (25MB) for Mac and Windows users that is supposed to fix a number of problems...
Three veterans of Apple Computer have joined together to form a startup that acquired Newport Beach, CA-based Jazz Semiconductor, Inc.
About six months ago I switched from iPhoto to Aperture and the switch has not been painless. I originally switched to Aperture when I purchased a new Canon Rebel XT DSLR camera because I wanted to use some of Aperture's advanced features. Once I got used to the Aperture interface (not a trivial task) I found it to be an excellent piece of software. The problem is that it's not very forgiving for amateur users and many of the niceties I was used to in iPhoto were missing.
Apple released updates to their wireless networking drivers last week and they appear to have created more questions than they answered with it.
When Steve Jobs announced iTunes 7 I couldn't reload the download page fast enough. I was anxious to try out the first whole number upgrade to Apple's venerable jukebox application in almost a year. In the 10 or so days that I've been using the new iTunes I've had little or no problems with it. Unfortunately others haven't been so lucky.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Sony may have taken this one a little too far. The consumer electronic giant's latest notebook looks like a blatant ripoff of Apple's wildly popular MacBook.
Almost every PC notebook vendor and their brother is hawking Core 2 Duo powered notebooks these days and Mac-heads are starting to get a little miffed. Understandably so.
A nice feature of the new iPod update is support for games but the downside is that you can only buy them from Apple. There's a movement afoot by the HomeBrew community to pry open Apple's proprietary iPod game package (.ipg) format and reverse engineer a way to load third-party games onto the device.
Apple's new "enhanced fifth-generation" iPod (with video) comes with some pretty interesting new features and I want to take a look at which of them you can expect to work on the previous iPods.