Help, Guides, and News on making the Switch To Apple Macintosh Computers
June 2006 Archives
Apple has released and update that upgrades iTunes to version 6.0.5. Apple states the following:
"...allows you to sync your Nike + iPod workout data to nikeplus.com, where you can easily track your progress, set training goals, challenge others, and much more. Visit the Nike Sport Music area on the iTunes Music Store to download workout mixes, Athlete Inspiration playlists, Nike podcasts, and more.
According to the ad-awards.com site, "Ad-Awards.com is a website presenting the finest TV ads worldwide." The site lists the following information about the ad:Title: iLife
A nice read with views on Apple's Intel the value offered by the Intel based Macs. A powerful quote from the article:
"Apple now has personal computing platform that is comparable in cost to most of its competitors but is more functional, more inherently secure, has more plug and play features and, incredibly, more open. All the disadvantages that kept PC users away from the Macs of the past are gone. Both platforms share the same hardware and users can even share data between Mac and Windows applications running in different virtual Windows."
Apple has just released three more ads that promote the benefits of owning a Mac. The ads are based on the following themes (as stated at the end of the ads)
- "The Bottom Line Outperforms competitors with hardware and software innovations"
- "There's little not to like about the MacBook Pro."
- "I'd wholeheartedly recommend the MacBook Pro for those looking for one of the very best notebooks on the market."
Google Video Player for Mac has been released. The system requirements are as follows:
- Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
- Video card with at least 16 MB of RAM
- 1 Ghz or faster processor
An interesting read about Apple's growing influence on Intel. A few quotes from the article:
When comparing a Mac against a PC, cost is the most often cited metric used to make the comparison. In my view, cost is only one variable of the computing equation. Failure to analyze other variables will lead one down an incomplete analysis. At a minimum, the comparison should also look at the following:
- Features, security, and stability of the operating systems
- Included and/or bundled software
- Maintenance and repair histories
- Realibility and performance of customer service