macworld 2008

  • Obligatory MacBook Air poll

    Obligatory MacBook Air poll

    Are you getting one? Waiting for the multi-touch to come to the MacBook Pro? What the hell is Air? Read More

  • Microsoft's Blounge™ at Macworld

    Microsoft's Blounge™ at Macworld

    I’m truly grateful to Microsoft for having a Blounge™ at Macworld. It saves me the headache of scrounging for an outlet and the seats are ultra cushy. But I feel like a caged animal on display. The jealous and annoying Macworld attendees stop and gawk and point fingers. What’s the big f*cking deal? These people need to get a life. In fact, some a-hole is peering over my shoulder… Read More

  • Hands on with RhinoSkin's aluminum MacBook case

    Hands on with RhinoSkin's aluminum MacBook case

    If you’re looking for hardcore protection for your MB or MBP then take a gander at RhinoSkin’s latest offering. The aluminum case should catch the eye of road warriors or frequent flyers. Chances are your precious won’t get a ding or scratch when it’s encased in this beast that’s lined with neoprene. You always have access to your ports and when it’s all… Read More

  • Star Wars Mimobots

    Star Wars Mimobots

    Star Wars + USB flash drives = Awesome. [photopress:IMGP4725.JPG,thumb,pp_image] Read More

  • Hands on with some Marware goods

    Hands on with some Marware goods

    I don’t usually get excited over laptop sleeves as they’re all pretty much the same, but Marware’s Sportfolio sleeve was too cool to pass up. What makes it so special? Something about the Orca skin makes it uber soft to the touch and smooth. I also liked the top loading version they had. They had a sweet little iPod Nano case dubbed the Sidewinder that has a little slide-out… Read More

  • Crumpler gets Squirrely at Macworld

    Crumpler gets Squirrely at Macworld

    Crumpler makes great gear and their booth is always top notch. This year they’ve got some crazy theme that I don’t quite understand, but it’s certainly eye catching and the best of the bunch. For Macworld they’ve launched the Squirrel line and they’re bigger, better and more kickass then anything else out there. There are five different models, which are named… Read More

  • Macworld 2008: DLO's HomeDock HD is maybe the most innovative thing we've seen so far

    Macworld 2008: DLO's HomeDock HD is maybe the most innovative thing we've seen so far

    DLO, makers of so many rad iPod cases and docks we can’t keep track of them all, has outdone itself with its new HomeDock HD. While it’s tempting to say it’s just another iPod dock with video out, that would be incorrect. The HomeDock HD doesn’t just feature HDMI and component out to work better with your HDTV, it also features upconverting technology, meaning it can… Read More

  • Macworld 2008: Microsoft treats us to some rock and roll, with some Devolution thrown in

    Macworld 2008: Microsoft treats us to some rock and roll, with some Devolution thrown in

    Last night the nice people who are sponsoring Macworld’s Blounge, the Office for Mac group at Microsoft, took us bloggers out for drinks and eats, and then to a surprise show. I’m all about rock n’ roll, before I was a blogger I was part of the northwest indie scene, so I was reluctant to see Hootie or Nickelback or some other band Microsoft would consider “hip”. Read More

  • Hands on with Axiotron's (Mac tablet) Modbook

    Hands on with Axiotron's (Mac tablet) Modbook

    Axiotron’s tablet was pretty impressive, but I wouldn’t buy one. It’s pretty hefty and cumbersome. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still cool and all, but not for me and $2,300 is an awful lot. Although, it’s cheaper than an… Read More

  • Uncle Walt loves the Air, tentatively

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 “All thin notebooks have compromises,” says Mr. Mossberg and we have to agree. Clearly the Air isn’t for all of us, but folks with a huge, nasty IT-department Dell will think of this as a breath of fresh “air.” Ha! Willie! Read More

  • Macword 2008: MacBook Air image gallery, redux

    Macword 2008: MacBook Air image gallery, redux

    The good people at Apple were wise enough to let me have a few moments with their new MacBook Air, and I fell in love. I took these revealing photos that point to a couple of things we hadn’t heard about, like the 2GB standard RAM is 2, 1GB sticks. And if you look closely, you can see some of my drool. Our gallery software’s not working due to our crappy hotel Internet connection… Read More

  • A closer look at 1.1.3

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=firmware.flv I know, I know: dead horse, beaten. But we always love the things we can’t have — yet. Read More

  • Macworld 2008: Multitouch on the Air, starring my fat fingers

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf So just how well does the multitouch on the new MacBook Air work? Very. Take a look at me, a novice, whipping my way through several images on Preview. Now imagine if this was all of your downloaded porn. Now you want one, don’t you. Read More

  • Skullcandy rocks Macworld

    Skullcandy rocks Macworld

    The above picture is Skullcandy’s crown jewel for Macworld. The FMJ headphones for the iPhone. Don’t worry BlackBerry Curve users because they’re compatible with your far superior smartphone, too. Heh. The FMJ’s are housed in aluminum with noise isolating ear buds with 11mm drivers doing all the thumping. They’re shiny and Skullcandy is pretty good at what they do… Read More

  • Thanks, FastMac

    Thanks, FastMac

    I want to thank FastMac for hooking me up with an extra MacBook battery to use today since my other one crapped out during the keynote. This one is actually calibrated and I know my MB won’t go into sleep mode at the 30 minute mark. Thanks, FastMac. You saved my ass. Announced today from FastMac is the iV iPhone external battery case. What does it do? It’s a mashup of case… Read More

  • Keynote Recap: What Apple did today

    Keynote Recap: What Apple did today


    Well, the Stevenote’s over and we got a new laptop, a wireless hard drive, and an iPhone update. Oh yeah — iTunes movie rentals. Individually each of these announcements aren’t very exciting. The Air looks pretty cool but it doesn’t have a removable battery. The iPhone update upsets the true fanbois because it’s not unlockable even after hackers laid hands on… Read More

  • Told you so…

    Told you so…


    Josh just pointed out his original post on the Air. This was back in June, people. Trust us. We’re professionals. Back on June 20, I reported that there’d be new, slimmer MacBooks coming in October that along with being made from new materials would also feature some “speeds and feeds” updates to the internal components. Today, another “trusted source” told… Read More

  • MacBook AirHead: why Apple's new laptop is basically useless

    MacBook AirHead: why Apple's new laptop is basically useless


    First, let me just say that the Air is an extremely impressive piece of technology. The miniaturization, the optimization of space, the blatant disregard for current standards — it’s everything a revolutionary machine should be. Except it isn’t one. It’s a flight of Apple vanity that is completely impractical for anyone who needs to do more than the most basic… Read More

  • Apple's Remote Disc feature: What's the deal?

    Apple's Remote Disc feature: What's the deal?

    If you’re like me, you might have felt that Jobsy glossed over the Remote Disc feature while talking about the new MacBook Air. “It’s like having a drive in your MacBook except there’s no drive! Boom! Time to move onto the next item. Boom! Bam!” Whoa-ho-hold it. How does it actually work? The silver-tongued Matt Hickey was able to pry some more info out of one… Read More

  • Hands-on with 1.1.3

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=jamesone.flv Kind and patient reader Jameson walked us through 1.1.3 in iChat. After three different attempts using different hardware, we finally got a good take. I’m going to go take a nap now. Read More