Over the weekend I was discussing the pros and cons of the MacBook Air with a bunch of other tech geeks and we came to the conclusion that the lack of an optical drive is a brave move of Apple's part (a move that other notebook manufacturers are likely to copy over the coming months), but that this could be the feature that's either the deal-maker or deal-breaker.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
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Apple has to be the most high-profile hardware manufacturer on the planet. Whatever it is that comes out of Cupertino is instantly put under intense scrutiny, and as a rule pundits are divided - some love Apple products, while others hate them. Me, I feel divided. Some Apple products fit in with my lifestyle perfectly, while others just don't light my fire. But one design aspect of Apple's latest product offerings bothers me greatly - and that's the gradual eradication of the user-replaceable battery.
If Windows 7 really is scheduled to make an appearance during the second half of 2009, does this mean that making the move to Vista is now a pointless effort?
OK, I've been using the new apps on my iPod touch for a few days now and I'm still of the opinion that 80% of them are pretty dismal. However, the email app is pretty good and makes the $20 upgrade fee easier to swallow.
Without a doubt, 2007 was a bad year for AMD. A price war with Intel. The acquisition of ATi. Chip delays. Chip bugs. Any one of these would have been bad, but all of these combined meant that AMD had a really tough year. But 2008 could be a much better year for AMD.
I've just upgraded a few systems to the latest ATi Catalyst suite version 8.1 and I'm noticing a strange bug.
Yesterday, I sounded pretty enthusiastic about the newly announced MacBook Air. Now, having slept on it, I feel that I might have been off the mark.
Since my post yesterday about the $20 iPod touch software update several readers have contacted me to explain how Apple had to charge for this update because of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). This issue, so I'm told, is much the same as the way Apple had to charge $1.99 the 802.11n enabler for the Intel-based MacBooks and MacBook Pros. Personally, I don't buy this. If this is going to be Apple's defense over the charge, then I say it's nothing more than a smokescreen. Here's why ...
I've decided to throw $19.95 at Apple and see what the January Software Update has to offer.
Seems like Apple investors were hoping for for more from the Macworld 08 keynote.