There's plenty of reasons to use a Mac; great software and hardware, the iPod, but perhaps the best reason is security.
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.
Back when iPods were only black and white I cared less about album artwork, but now that all new iPods have color displays (excluding the shuffle) album art is becoming more valuable.
The iPod has a major flaw that hasn't been addressed by Apple yet. They can make an iPod land on the moon, but they can't make one with gapless playback.
There are several ways to connect your iPod to your car's stereo ranging from simple and poor sounding to complex and high fidelity. Sometimes you don't have much of a choice because your car stereo limits your options, but there's an option for every configuration and budget.
Apple released two compelling new applications with their October 12 announcements; Front Row and Photo Booth, the problem is that neither is available as a standalone application.
Aperture has a lot of potential to be this year's killer application, but how will it perform on a PowerBook in the field?
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Apple makes the undisputed best MP3 player on the market but it ships with what may be the worst earbuds ever made.
A group of consumers has banded together and filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple over the scratch-prone iPod nano.
Only Apple could announce PowerBooks at the same clock speed, and PowerMacs and a lower clock speed and call it an upgrade.