Help, Guides, and News on making the Switch To Apple Macintosh Computers
August 2007 Archives
Apple has released an update to iPhoto for iLife '08 that upgrades the version to 7.0.2. Apple provides the following description for the update:
In his August 28, 2007 Computerworld article Gregg Keizer describes how NPD data demonstrates that Apple now sells more than one in six laptops in the United States. A simple calculation of that statement would mean that Apple sells at least 17 percent of the laptops in the U.S. The exact number is detailed below.
Our iMac Guide has been updated to reflect the new models released on August 7, 2007. The guide offers an overview of the iMac, its features, new aluminum design, options, features, and more. There's also a description of what you can do with the iMac in addition to buying advice. Be sure to check it out.
In a August 22, 2007 article titled "Apple's surprise weapon: Computers", Brent Schlender, Fortune's editor-at-large details how the Mac is Apple's hottest product line. Schlender refers to data from IDC and NPD in his article. I'd like to highlight the following:
In his August 21, 2007 article Jonny Evans of InfoWorld details how a ChangeWave survey describes how Apple laptop sales have surged since the release of the iPhone. The loser is Dell.
Amazon.com is one of the few retailers where you can reserve a copy of next generation operating system Apple Mac OS X Leopard (version 10.5). Amazon.com is ensuring that their pre-order Price Guarantee will apply to any Leopard order which means that buyers can purchase with confidence knowing that they will get the lowest price when Leopard ships in October.
In an August 9th, 2007 blog post at ZDNet, Phil Windley states that he'll be using Apple's new Numbers application because it's "much more usable than Microsoft’s Excel".
In her August 9, 2007 review, Melissa J. Perenson of PC World states that Apple's new iMac is an improvement over past iMac models. Perenson's article continues the trend of positive Mac reviews from historically PC centric publications.
In an August 9, 2007 article, Rich Brown reports that Apple's new iMac desktop has earned a 8.2 out of 10 rating as well as the Cnet "Editors Choice" rating. Brown states, "Apple's new iMac is the most complete and most attractive mainstream desktop on the market, all-in-one or otherwise."
In an August 8, 2007 article titled "IEEE 1394b Gaining Momentum as Apple Introduces New iMacs", the 1394 Trade Association reports that Apple holds about 21 percent of the retail PC market in the United States. The article focuses on the inclusion of 1394b on the new iMac models.
Embedded in Apple's Press Release announcing the release of iLife '08 was a quote from Apple CEO Steve Jobs that gives insight into what may be his vision for the award winning suite of digital lifestyle products. Getting PC users to switch.
On Tuesday August 7, 2007 Apple announced significant improvements to its .Mac online service. New to the service are .Mac Web Gallery, a new feature for sharing photos and movies on the Internet, support for personal domains for iWeb websites and enhancements to .Mac Mail. Online storage was increased from 1GB to 10GB.
Alongside its Mac and iLife '08 releases on Tueday August 7, 2007 Apple released a significant upgrade to the iWork productivity software suite by adding a new spreadsheet applicaton called "Numbers" and also released new versions of Pages and Keynote. The suite is now a more comprehensive collection of applications and offers an alternative to Microsoft Office for Mac.
On Tuesday August 7, 2007 Apple unveiled iLife '08, the next update to the award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications. Included in iLife '08 are significant revisions to iPhoto and iMovie in what Apple calls "the most significant upgrade ever" to the suite.
On Tuesday August 7, 2007 Apple unveiled its redesigned line of 20 and 24-inch widescreen iMac all-in-one desktops with each featuring a sleek aluminum case and glossy screen. All new iMacs ship with built-in wireless, Mac OS X, and iLife ’08.
Apple will be holding Mac-centric event today for analysts and the media. The event will likely see the unveiling of redesigned iMac models as well as an update to the .Mac online service. Buzz around the web indicates that Apple may also use the event to add a smaller model to the MacBook Pro line.
Over the past few days, Apple has released several software updates. A comprehensive security update for Mac OS X, an update for the Safari 3 beta web browser, and iTunes. This post summarizes those updates.