Saturday, June 11, 2011
There is tech news all over. Apple announces iCloud and Microsoft launches its student offer
This has been a big week for tech news. Next week I will highlight the news from E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), but first some news from Apple's announcements at WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference). Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs was on hand despite being away from the day-to-day business due to medical problems. He first announced the new version of the Mac OSX, Lion which will be available in July. It has updates that bring some of the iPad features to your desktop and laptop Apple computers. Next up were improvements to the iOS software for iPad and iPhones. Highlights include instant access to your camera from the locked position and increased integration with Twitter. This led up to the announcement of iCloud. This is …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Recent phishing attacks have been targeting Mac users, Apple gives advice on how to remove this particular fast spreading malware
Many Mac users choose Apple computers because they have been relatively free from viruses and malware attacks directed at their operating systems. But as Apple grows more popular, the bad guys have decided to target attacks at them as well. One particularly fast spreading scam are websites that load pop-up fake anti-virus warnings and urge users to give their credit card and other information to pay for MacDefender (also called MacSecurity and MacProtector), which is actually malware. Apple released support instructions on how to remove this software. Of course, if you have already given your credit card number, you probably want to contact your financial institution to cancel that account number. Cnet.com posted a FAQ article about …
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Apple's latest entry in the Notebook market is the MacBook Air.
Apple does not do netbooks. Apple head Steve Jobs has been quoted as saying that he doesn't foresee an Apple netbook because Apple "doesn't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk." But netbooks are popular and rightly so. When traveling or even going about your daily business an ultra-portable computer with the ability to do your basic surfing, chatting, note-taking and the like, the experience of carrying a small, ultralight computer is so much more enjoyable than lugging around a separate briefcase and power brick that many full-size laptops require. With the new line of MacBook Airs announced this fall, Apple has met the market more than halfway. You can now get an ultrathin (just .11 inches at the thinnest edge) …
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Apple held a news conference today announcing its new products for the holiday season. New iPod Touch, Ping social music and AirPlay streaming music are some of the highlights.
Apple hosted a new product presentation yesterday and as with most Apple announcements, fans are already filling out their wishlists. So what can you expect to see on a few "Dear Santa" letters or birthday lists?