Posts Tagged 'MAC'

This is for all my PC friends

Let me say this is just too long overdue! Microsoft’s new “Fix it” button. [Oh that we had one of these for life!]fixit

My MAC doesn’t have a “Fix it” button. HA! It doesn’t need one!!!

Only 4 1/2 years old – no discernment between good and bad, right and wrong, evidently.

Apple fans mark 25 years of Mac devotion

Long before fish swam in Macquariums, hipsters got Apple logo tattoos and thousands camped out for days to get into computer store openings, there was a machine.

Danielle Brecker found this 1989 photo of friends on their Macs at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the original Macintosh, the first personal computer to draw masses, introduce the mouse and incorporate a graphical user interface, relying on images instead of text.

The Apple Inc. watershed product entered American consciousness amid fanfare, with a $1.5 million commercial, made by Ridley Scott, wowing audiences during Super Bowl XVIII. The piece’s title, “1984,” invoked author George Orwell’s message and stood as a warning against conformity.

Two days after the ad ran, the Macintosh became available and life, as people knew it, changed. No longer were computers viewed as toys with which to play primitive games or as untouchable tools reserved for degreed engineers. We began to think different.

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iPhone Nano?

A third-party iPhone case manufacturer created a new category labeled “iPhone Nano,” igniting 170245nano_640speculation that Apple will release a smaller version of its popular handset [at it’s Macworld Expo, January 5-9, 2009]. A purported image of the Nano case suggests the handset is simply shorter and less wide than the original iPhone. Our problems with this gadget: It would be extremely difficult to use the touchscreen if its size is compromised. An iPhone Nano is a possibility later in the future, but the evidence for a Macworld release is thus far unsubstantiated.

source: WIRED.com

25 Years of Mac: From Boxy Beige to Silver Sleek

It’s the 25th anniversary of the Apple Macintosh, but Steve Jobs’ eyes are dry. At the company headquarters in Silicon Valley, where he was presenting a set of new laptops to the press last October, I mentioned the birthday to him. Jobs recoiled at any suggestion of nostalgia. “I don’t think about that,” he said. “When I got back here in 1997, I was looking for more room, and I found an archive of old Macs and other stuff. I said, ‘Get it away!’ … If you look backward in this business, you’ll be crushed. You have to look forward.” Here’s what’s amazing about the Mac as it turns 25…

read more + see an amazing timeline graphic

[however, the graphic incorrectly labels the 1999 iBook as a MacBook]

Physicists Prefer Mac OS X

Apple is featuring an article on one of the physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider, who just so happens to be a huge Mac fan. According to Brian Cox, any physicist will tell you that the Mac is the way to go, especially if you need to run both new apps and old UNIX programs.

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