A lot of people wanted to see a new MacBook Pro based on Intel's Core 2 Duo processor (code-name "Merom") at WWDC, but as I've said here before, it's just too soon. The MacBook Pro (15-inch) was announced less than five months ago - on February 14th and Apple doesn't want to make all their new MBP customers obsolete with a chip upgrade that soon. Not to mention the existing inventory of MBPs they'd be sacrificing.
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Steve Jobs' keynote address at WWDC 2006 was a little out of the ordinary. Rather than trumpeting all of the big new features coming to Mac OS 10.
Today during his keynote address at WWDC Apple CEO Steve Jobs completed the company's transition to Intel by announcing two new pieces of hardware: the Mac Pro and the Intel Xserve.
Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off today in San Francisco where Steve Jobs will give a demonstration of Mac OS 10.5 "Leopard." In addition to demoing the sixth major revision to the Mac OS many are expecting Jobs to take the wraps off at least a couple of key hardware items.
If you've been following the drama over the hackability of a MacBook's wireless driver your head is probably spinning. The latest news is that the MacBook's wireless device driver is indeed hackable with the exploit demonstrated at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
As it turns out the hack described does not apply to MacBooks as it relies on third-party wireless hardware.
Apple yesterday released Security Update 2006-004 (8.5MB) for Intel and PPC Macs that fixes 26 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X. True to Apple's style (and security policy) few details were released about the update...
CNET's Estelle Dumout and Jo Best are covering the French anti-iPod law gyrations: France's controversial copyright law, which had threatened to mandate interoperability between Apple Computer and rival online music players' digital rights management, has been dealt a major setback as sections of the legislation are being ruled unconstitutional.
Readers of this blog will remember that I posted a note about a silent recall of MacBook Pro batteries back on May 3, 2006. After several reports of MacBook Pros suddenly shutting down - like mine did - Apple has finally come clean and admitted that there is a problem with their first batch of batteries.
While it's admittedly unscientific I found it very amusing that a 10-year old Newton MessagePad 2000 beat a brand spankin' new Samsung Q1 UMPC in a head-to-head battle over at CNet UK.