Posts Tagged ‘computers’
  • Microsoft just can’t get a break.
    by Mike
    Posted December 12th, 2009 at 6:26 am
    Look back in time through your typical magic ball and observe how Microsoft at one point had a commanding grasp of many aspects of the technology market. From smartphones to computers to software, Microsoft controlled it all. The last 5-6 years however have seen a massive influx of both hardware and software options from various start ups and seasoned veterans all looking to get in on a piece of the pie Microsoft ate by itself for so long. The days of the Microsoft rule are over. Don't under...
  • About that Microsoft Apple device ban…[Follow up]
    by Mike
    Posted December 10th, 2009 at 10:57 pm
    The world was seemingly coming to an end as we know it. After a recent German Microsoft Press event and some random Microsoft PR dude telling people to pack up their Mac's or go home. Naturually that didn't sit well with pretty much the entire blogosphere. But according to a second Microsoft Rep, the statement made by the German employee was "misinformed" and overall talking about stuff he shouldn't be or simply isn't talented enough to do? Whew, I'm just glad we got that one covered. I'm ...
  • Microsoft cracking down on Apple device usage at press conferences/private events? [Update: False]
    by Mike
    Posted December 9th, 2009 at 6:58 am
    **Update: Looks like filing that rumor in the rumor cabinet was worthwhile after all -- (Link) File this in the "half rumor" file cabinet for now. I say "half rumor" because the comments on which this post is based are in German. A German dialect that is apparently too much for Google Translate to handle. The resulting english output is anything but readable. But we press on. Supposedly bloggers and journalists attending a Microsoft event in Germany were warned by a Microsoft employee/...
  • Pystar and Apple to reach deal allowing the Mac cloner to continue selling.
    by Mike
    Posted December 1st, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    While we can assume that money is all but absent, we can at least say that Pystar has some fight in them. An extremely quick recap for those out in the cold: Since 2008, Pystar has been selling Mac clones for far cheaper than Apple ever could and, with the recent release of Snow Leopard began installing OS X from their factory. Apple sued. A ruling was levied that at first looked to seal the deal and flood Pystars coffin full of nails. With that out of the way, we can continue. I myself...
  • Apple iMac, Macbook, and Magic Mouse updates!
    by Mike
    Posted October 20th, 2009 at 11:37 am
    Where to start. I guess we'll lead of with the smallest and work our way up. Magic Mouse First on the line, the new Magic Mouse brings multi-touch/gesture to the mouse world. Operation is as one would expect, 2 finger swipes and pinches do all sorts of panning, zooming, and moving actions on your screen. The Mighty Mouse isn't so mighty anymore (was it ever?) Macbook The bargain basement Macbook, once $999, is still....$999. What happened to "newer" and "cheaper" products? To be fai...
  • Windows 8 and 9 to feature 128-bit support
    by Mike
    Posted October 8th, 2009 at 7:23 am
    The personified body of Windows 7 hasn't even been born to die and turn cold yet and already people are speculating away on Windows 8 and even 9! Though, the big draw behind this freshly built rumor is rather through provoking. The current trend in the OS market is the *full* move to 64-bit. The pluses over 32-bit are countless with the most often talked about being support for higher RAM capacities and overall faster system performance. But those with an eye to the future and looking farthe...
  • Microsoft going for the kill: Poaching Apple Store employees with $$.
    by Mike
    Posted September 21st, 2009 at 8:05 pm
    Work at an Apple Store and feeling a little gipped when wages are concerned? Looking for something new and completely different from your current occupation? It seems Redmond is doing a bit of poaching from deep within Apple these days as Apple Store managers are reporting that they are being contacted by Microsoft personal brandishing promises of greatly increased wages as well as a lucky few even getting lavish gifts such as paid moving expenses. Microsoft appears to be really trying hard...
  • $1,200 burning a whole in your pocket? Why not buy the first ever Macintosh Plus?
    by Mike
    Posted September 18th, 2009 at 6:14 am
    True, die hard, old as second layer dirt geeks and some old at heart geeks will no doubt be poised and ready as soon as I'm finished with this article. If you have a thing for collecting antique technology and gadgets, this particular item will catapult you to the pinnacle of geekdom all while not breaking the bank. So what is it? How would you like to wrap your digits around the first ever produced Apple Macintosh Plus computer that was given to the mind behind Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry,...
  • Internet addiction…? That’ll be $14,500 please.
    by Mike
    Posted August 24th, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    Think of all of the addictions one could have and try to categorize them in order from least (physically) harmful to the most harmful. Usually drugs and alcohol are right near the top of the list as over time, those certainly take a toll on the body. Since the dawn of the internet, the entire world has literally been plopped down right in front of you. Why spend tens of thousands of dollars and spend weeks seeing the sights of the world when you can do so for much less from the comfort of y...
  • WWDC Highlights (Snow Leopard, Safari 4, iPhone 3GS/OS 3.0) [Extensive list]
    by Mike
    Posted June 8th, 2009 at 2:07 pm
    The opening WWDC keynote has just finished up and boy was it a doozy. There will be no fancy puns or clever plays on words. Just pictures and descriptions. The list is extensive, bring your pillow and blanket. Don't forget your drool cup either. Maybe, just maybe even some Prozac...(you'll find out why right inside.) (more...)...
  • Dell made $270 million last year. [Bad] Mr. Dell nonchalauntly: “We’re Good…Viva la Windows 7″
    by Mike
    Posted May 29th, 2009 at 11:36 am
    Losing money and watching your sales and profits fall is never a good or happy thing to witness. Except Dell and the CEO Mr. Dell seem to be taking last year's 63 percent fall in profits (from $784 million down to a paltry $290 million) rather well. Such things would usually make a CEO cry. Not Mr. Dell. With nerves of steal and optimism to boot, he is looking ahead to Windows 7 and the uptick in sales it is to bring back to Dell during the "replacement cycle". Basing your companies succe...
  • Pystar: “We outta money - hello bankruptcy”. Apple: “Checkmate”
    by Mike
    Posted May 26th, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    Seems as if the Apple/Pystar drama just took another turn for the worst (if you're on camp Pystar that is). Seems as if Pystar is having a bit of money problems seeping through their secretive layer and has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, meaning any "secret financial backers" will not be publicly known financial backers. Sadly, if Pystar goes under, one brave force that finally stood up to Apple's monopolistic ways (yes I own a Mac and yes I like it) is now gone strengthening Apple's every...
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