The soap opera of the MacBook that was hacked wirelessly takes another turn. This time: death threats against the hackers.
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DigiTimes on Wednesday reported that a new iPod "may have wireless capabilities." But then at the end of the same article they contradict themselves by noting that Apple Taiwan has denied it. While Wi-Fi might be cool, I sure don't want Bluetooth wireless headphones...
There has been plenty of speculation as to when Apple will upgrade MacBooks and MacBook Pros from the Intel Core Duo (code-named "Yonah") chips to the faster and cooler Merom (a.k.a. Core 2 Duo) processors.
CNet's Tom Krazit reports that Apple Computer has been chosen as having the best customer satisfaction "among computer individual vendors" in a new study. Apple earned a score of 83 - a 2.5 percent improvement over last year.
The world's largest personal computer maker, Dell Inc., announced yesterday that it would recall 4.1 million notebook computer batteries with cells made by Sony Corp. The recall is the largest in Dell's history.
Apple received a Staff Determination letter on Friday from the NASDAQ threatening that its stock could be delisted from the prestigious exchange because it is "not in compliance with the exchange's rules."
Apple yesterday released Express Card Update 1.0 for MacBook Pros which "resolves an issue that prevented the system from sleeping when some cards are inserted in the ExpressCard/34 slot."
Apple has announced the winners of their annual Design Awards. The awards are held each year to honor the best and brightest Mac OS software developers. Apple on Tuesday night announced the winners of their 11th annual Design Awards. The winner in each category took home US$16,000 in prizes.
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.
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.