macworld 2009

  • IntelliScanner Mini: What the heck?

    I might be drinking too much tonight but isn’t this teeny scanner a bit too small? Oh, wait… it’s a barcode scanner. I see now. Anyway. The Intelliscanner Mini is basically the smallest barcode scanner in the whole wide world and could, potentially, be a choking hazard. It costs $179 online for the Media version (for scanning books) and $249 for the all-inclusive package. Read More

  • Fastmac quietly releases a Mac-specific external Blu-ray drive

    I just got back from MacWorld and stopped by the Fastmac booth on the way out to see what was shakin and came across this unannounced external Blu-ray drive. Sure, it looks super ugly and not really geared towards Mac owners, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s a $99 external Blu-ray drive. I’m told they have an external Blu-ray drive that will burn BD-R discs but it won’t… Read More

  • Today we are all MacRumors

    What a day! While Apple was busy announcing, relatively speaking, nothing at MacWorld, 4Chan, the bad boys of the Internet, went ahead and hacked MacRumors’ live coverage of the show; Twitter freaked out, which is to be expected. Hardly confusing wrechedness. Read More

  • Review: iTunes Plus

    I just downloaded the Slumdog Millionaire soundrack for $8.99 and it came automatically in Plus format. The files themselves are considerably bigger than the average previous iTunes download and the quality is quite nice. Most importantly, however, there is now a “create MP3 version” selection when you right click on the song. Read More

  • Say hello to iWork 09: Like iWork 08, but plus one

    Whoever predicted that Apple would introduce iWork ’09 today gets a gold star. Keynote, Pages and Numbers all received what I would consider minor updates; no need to run around all willy nilly for these, methinks. Read More

  • Apple announces unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro

    At the unibody MacBook event back in October, Apple remained mum on the unibody 17″ MacBook Pro, though hinting that one was in the works. During today’s Keynote, Phil Schiller made it official. Read More

  • iLife '09: Faces and Places

    The new version if iLife will include a new version of iPhoto with facial recognition called Faces, allowing you to select images based on the faces of the subjects. Another system, called Places, uses embedded GPS data to place your subjects on a map. Read More

  • Live: Phil Schiller's MacWorld 2009 keynote

    Welcome to our live coverage of Phil Schiller’s MacWorld 2009 keynote. We are hoping and praying that the server holds out so we’re no trying any special tricks this time – just good old fashioned blog posting. To see updates, please hit F5 to refresh. Read More

  • (PRODUCT) Red iPhone is fake

    Nowhereelse has photos of what is purported to be a (PRODUCT)Red iPhone but the lack of (RED) branding on the back definitely puts this in the fake category. As we see below, the (PRODUCT)Red branding always appears above the iPod branding. Read More

  • 17-inch MacBook Pro going unibody with built-in battery

    MacWorld is going to be amazing this year because, get this, there will be a new MBP announced. 9to5Mac reports that the 17-inch MacBook Pro will come in the unibody aluminium design and include a long-life battery pack that is not removable. D’oh! Read More

  • Rumor: Mac Mini getting a makeover next week

    Time to throw away your old Mac Minis, friends, because new ones are coming next week. TUAW has on good authority (read “some guy told them”) that the new minis will have SATA optical drives that can be replaced with hard drives and that they will look more like the MacBooks with sexier styling and black and aluminum accents. Read More

  • Rumor: New Apple Cinema Displays in 2009

    It doesn’t take a rock scientist to figure out that the Cinema Displays are due for a refresh in the near future since no major modifications have been made since their debut in 2004. MacRumors is hinting that they’ve heard Apple will refresh the line with LED-backlighting at Macworld next January. That’s too far away to even think about right now. Read More