macworld

  • MacBook Air: The world's thinnest notebook

    MacBook Air: The world's thinnest notebook




    [photopress:TEMP_Image_2_4.jpg,full,center] Here she is, the Mac laptop that had us all buzzing these past few weeks, the MacBook Air. What is it, exactly? And what’s with the Air monkier? • She’s really, really thin. Like, 0.16 inches thin at the thinnest point. It fits inside an envelope. I’m staring at my credit card. • It’s got a 13.3-inch widescreen, LED… Read More

  • iTunes Movie Rentals: $3.99 new releases, 24 hour rental period

    The iTunes Movie Rental Store, rumored for so many weeks, is real, as Mr. Jobs just announced. Here’s what’s up. • Every major studio, including Sony, Warner, Paramount and Universal, has signed up. So much for them hating Apple. • New releases hit the Rental Store 30 days after their DVD release. • Rentals last 24 hours, You have 30 days from the time of purchase… Read More

  • Apple TV, take 2: No PC required, HD movie rentals, Dolby Digital sound

    [photopress:imgp4584.JPG,full,center] Apple TV has been a bust thus far, but Apple hasn’t given up on the concept yet. Here’s what Jobs just announced during his MacWorld keynote. • It’s a free software update. No having to buy Apple TV V2 or anything. • Most importantly you no longer need a PC/Mac to use Apple TV. You’ll be able to rent movies, including… Read More

  • Steve Jobs Keynote Live From Macworld

    Steve Jobs Keynote Live From Macworld

    Below is the transcript, in reverse chronological order, from the Steve Jobs keynote at the Macworld Expo. Thanks for tuning in! 10:44am: Newman stopped talking, Steve thanked everyone for coming, lots of applause, it’s over. 10:40am: lots of political references and he compares Bush to Ceasar and the Spanish Armada. Very political and Republicans wouldn’t be happy 10:38am: 3… Read More

  • Apple movie rentals rumors intensify, five studios said to be on board

    [photopress:macworldrentals.jpg,full,center] The rumors suggesting Apple would begin renting videos on iTunes appear to be true. Bloomberg today cites “people familiar with the agreements” in a report that claims Warner Bros., Fox, Paramount, Disney and Lions Gate have all signed up to be part of the new service. To be announced on January 15, likely during Steve Jobs’… Read More

  • Apple updates Mac Pro, Xserve: Penryn processors

    [photopress:08mp_display.jpg,full,center] A prelude of things to come next week at MacWorld? Apple speed bumped the Mac Pro and Xserve today; both now use Intel’s recently-released Penryn processor. The revised Mac Pro, what every little Mac Head wish he had the money for, has: - two 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors with dual-independent 1600 MHz front side buses;
    - 2GB of 800… Read More

  • Apple readying for iTunes Tagging-HD Radio push

    Apple readying for iTunes Tagging-HD Radio push

    Announced back in September, iTunes Tagging is a way for listeners of HD Radio to take a song they’ve heard on the radio, mark it with the appropriate metadata (that’s then synced to your iPod), then download the song from the iTunes Store after connecting their iPod to their computer. I’ve completely make a mess of that sentence, but you know what I mean to say. Now… Read More

  • More rumors of Mac ultra-portables at Macworld make us feel funny where our bathing suits cover

    More rumors of Mac ultra-portables at Macworld make us feel funny where our bathing suits cover

    So we’re getting close to the end of year, which is followed by the beginning of a new year, and that means a Macworld Expo. Earlier this year, Macworld was the launching pad for what is perhaps Apple’s most anticipated device ever, the iPhone. This year, there’s now way they could match the hype, but it’s still the premiere arena to launch new lust-worthy hardware. Read More

  • Apple's upcoming sub-notebook to cost around $1,500?

    Apple's upcoming sub-notebook to cost around $1,500?

    Two things here. First, it’s being reported on CNBC that Apple’s sub-notebook that’s supposed to be launched at Macworld next month "is expected to be priced aggressively at approximately $1500," according to AppleInsider. The device will be 50% thinner than the MacBook Pro, use NAND flash memory instead of a hard drive, and "it will definitively arrive at… Read More

  • Report: Apple bought a truckload of LED backlights, to be used in sub-notebook?

    Report: Apple bought a truckload of LED backlights, to be used in sub-notebook?

    There’s a story in today’s Digitimes that claims Apple has placed an order for 13.3-inch LED backligt units, known on the street as BLUs. What could Apple be doing with a bunch BLUs, say, maybe, putting the finishing touches on a Damn Small notebook? (That’s what I’m hoping for. I’ve been without a notebook for seven months now… I missing going into… Read More

  • Lay off the 'roids, Justine

    http://www.viddler.com/player/9cee709d/ Macworld workout? Seriously? I better get started. *shrug* Read More

  • iPhone SDK at MacWorld will make us all happier than we've ever been

    iPhone SDK at MacWorld will make us all happier than we've ever been

    If the LX hadn’t come along I’d still be fondling my iPhone with a manic intensity. But after updating to 1.1.1 and fearing for my life and my $400, I was almost about to relegate the phone to the drawer of failed cellphones. I liked my third-party apps. I really did. Well, it seems that the iPhone will have an SDK and it will be fabulous. Tentantively expected at… Read More

  • Mac Found In Temple Ruins Of The East

    Mac Found In Temple Ruins Of The East

    OK, so maybe these two little gems weren’t found in ruins, but they might as well have seeing as how Mac case mods as extravagant as this one aren’t seen too often. While I was venturing the Moscone Center North Hall for the MacWorld Expo, I ran across these two bad boys at a MacMod booth. The people working there were selling this “Necromac II” at an auction. At the time… Read More

  • E-MU 0404 AudioPod

    E-MU 0404 AudioPod

    The E-MU 404 AudioPod is a new USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface with 24-bit A/D and D/A converters and XTC mic/line/hi-Z preamps. Not only are you going to get great sound coming out of the 0404 AudioPod, but you’re also going to get a hot signal going to tape without having to worry about clipping the track. The XTC Class-A ultra-low noise preamps will allow you to plug microphones… Read More

  • Apple TV Hands-On

    Apple TV Hands-On

    If you missed our previous coverage of Apple TV, here’s a second chance to take a look at Apple’s new product that changes the way we can experience our digital media. Apple TV features HDMI, component outputs, built-in 802.11 g/b/n, Ethernet, an Intel CPU, 40GB of space and can support 720p resolution. On top of all that, Apple TV can also wirelessly stream media from up to 5… Read More

  • Axiotron Demos ModBook

    Axiotron Demos ModBook

    Now that we’ve all taken in the excitement of the new iPhone, it’s time to take a look at other innovative things going on at MacWorld 2007. The ModBook is an after-market mod kit for your Apple MacBook. The hardware mod kit allows you to convert your MacBook into a tablet computer. The ModBook is marketed toward students, professionals and artists who prefer to draw and write… Read More

  • It's Called MacWorld Still, Right?

    , Steve!? Really, I love the new products. And the name change from Apple Computer to Apple, Inc. is great, too. But what about Leopard? What about new portables? What about 8-way MacPros? What about the Macs? Or are we going to see “one more thing” later in the week? Steve? Read More

  • It's Still the iPhone?!

    It's Still the iPhone?!


    Holy crap! After an unfathomable amount of speculation culminating recently in the release of iPhone products from Linksys, Apple has finally dropped the ball on the holy grail of the tech industry: the Apple iPhone. The device blends style and functionality into one groundbreaking device. It features a full touchscreen interface and is powered by OS X. It supports Widgets, Safari, Google… Read More