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Apple has become a leading consumer electronics company by reinventing the smartphone with the iPhone as well as the MP3 player with the iPod. Now Apple is looking to revolutionize computing with the iPad. And of course there's the Mac. Simply put, the company is firing on all cylinders.

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Apple previews Mac OS X Lion

Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Vice President Craig Federighi offer a look at Lion, the next version of Mac OS X. The demo shows a new feature called Mission Control, which combines the Expose, Dashboard, and Spaces applications of OS X with full-screen apps. The new operating system is due to ship in summer 2011.

October 20, 2010 in Apple

Apple unveils new, thinner MacBook Airs

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils two new versions of the MacBook Air, describing the new notebook line as what would likely result if a MacBook and an iPad "hooked up." The new design features a trackpad with Multi-Touch support, a much longer battery life, and flash storage options.

October 20, 2010 in Apple

The new touch-screen iPod Nano

Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off the latest redesign of the iPod Nano at its September 2010 music event Wednesday in San Francisco. The new Nano features a touch screen, eliminating the buttons from the previous version.

September 1, 2010 in Apple

Apple iOS updates coming soon

At Apple's press event in San Francisco, CEO Steve Jobs announces updates to the mobile operating system. iOS 4.1 will bring new features starting this week, while version 4.2 will arrive this November.

September 1, 2010 in Apple

Apple unveils iPhone OS 4.0 with multitasking

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces multitasking support in the newest iPhone operating system. Users will finally be able to switch back and forth between applications like Pandora and Skype without having to shut down the app entirely to enter a new one.

June 21, 2010 in Apple

Adobe CTO responds to dispute with Apple

At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch compares Apple's recent moves regarding Flash to the fight over railroad gauge standardization 150 years ago, arguing that when one company tries to carve out an exclusive space for itself, it hurts competition and consumers. Lynch says regarding Apple's strategy, "I don't think it's the role of a company to decide what people should be making."

May 12, 2010 in Apple

Apple takes on Google in the mobile-ad business

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces iAd, a new mobile-ad platform that will enable developers and corporate marketers to include interactive ads in iPhone applications. App makers get a 60 percent share of advertising revenue. Apple gets the rest.

April 8, 2010 in Apple

The Steve Jobs effect

Daring Fireball editor John Gruber talks about the CEO's effect on Apple over the last 25 years--from the time of his ouster, to his subsequent return. Gruber offers an equally optimistic and pessimistic take on what his eventual departure will mean for the future of the consumer electronics maker.

February 18, 2010 in Apple

vCharter Pro

vCharter Pro

This is a powerful performance monitoring and reporting system for servers running VMware ESX Server. Web-based dashboards show the resources in use by servers and their VMs, while the reporting module delivers printable reports of historical data.

July 3, 2008 by in Reviews

Universal Imaging Utility 3.5

Universal Imaging Utility 3.5

Universal Imaging Utility is an excellent utility that could prove invaluable to larger businesses looking to reduce the time required for image creation and deployment. However, the software has limitations, including lack of support for Windows Server installations.

June 25, 2008 by in Reviews

Mitsubishi XD520U

Mitsubishi XD520U

At AU$2199, the XD520U DLP projector sits at the top end of Mitsubishi Electric's new "Leo" range of DLP business projectors. The XD520U performs a little bit better than its specifications might suggest, but you do pay a noise penalty in return.

June 1, 2008 by in Reviews

USB CopyNotify! 1.3

USB CopyNotify! 1.3

For small businesses looking for a simple data security tool, USB CopyNotify! is a good buy. However, managers of larger networks should consider stepping up to something more capable.

April 14, 2008 by in Reviews

Double-Take for VMware Infrastructure

Double-Take for VMware Infrastructure

This is an excellent tool for replicating virtual machines (VMs) running on VMware ESX Server 3.x and VirtualCenter 2.x. Although the suite is relatively new, impressive usability features hint at Double-Take’s long history in replication.

August 28, 2007 by in Reviews

Vizioncore esxEssentials

Vizioncore esxEssentials

Vizioncore esxEssentials is a software bundle for companies using VMware’s Virtual Infrastructure 3 server virtualisation tools. It comes with excellent backup/restore, resource utilisation and VM replication tools.

August 21, 2007 by in Reviews

Google Mini

Google Mini

The Google Mini just keeps getting better. It's not the cheapest way of searching your content, but it's probably the simplest to get working, yet highly capable and configurable.

July 31, 2007 by in Reviews

Netgear ProSafe DGFV338

Netgear ProSafe DGFV338

Netgear’s DGFV338 is an excellent multifunction wireless router. A member of the ProSafe business-class product family, the DGFV338 offers reliability, ease of use and security, and even comes with a lifetime warranty.

June 14, 2007 by in Reviews

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