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May 2008 Archives
Is a Google rebranding in the works? or those of you who haven't noticed, Google changed their “Favicon.ico”, (the little image file that is shown in your browser address bar and in bookmarks) to a lower case 'g' from uppercase 'G'.
On Wednesday May 28, 2008, Apple released the third update to the Mac OS X Leopard operating system that takes the version to 10.5.3. Client and Server versions of the update are available. The update is recommended for all users running Leopard and includes general operating system fixes, security fixes, as well as fixes for the following:
Apple announced today that a team of Apple executives, led by CEO Steve Jobs, will participate in the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (known as WWDC) keynote address slated at 10:30 am PST on Monday, June 9, 2008 at San Francisco's Moscone West. The event will run through June 13.
In the new "Pep Rally" ad, Apple highlights the ever growing popularity of Macs among students. PC makes the following statements:
Apple's deal for students and educators offers up to $300 in additional savings when you purchase a new Mac and Adobe Creative Suite 3. The deal requires that you go through a 3 step process via the Education
The U.S. (and U.K.) online Apple Stores are currently sold out of the 8GB and 16GB iPhones showing a status of 'Currently Unavailable'. This is interesting news as it may give more weight to the rumor we published on April 21, 2008 that Apple may release the 3G iPhone in May and then announce a new device at June's WWDC event.
The VMware Fusion team has announced the availability VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 1, a free public beta download that includes several "industry firsts" for Mac virtualization. Version 2.0 includes "true" multi-display support for virtual machines as well as experimental DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 2 3D acceleration.
In the June 2008 issue of Consumer Reports magazine, Apple ranks high in several areas of the laptop and desktop ratings and is the clear winner in the tech support category.
Take that Michael Dell. Following the close of the US Stock Market on Thursday May 1, 2008 the market cap of Apple is now four times that of Dell. Apple is worth $158.66 billion vs Dell's measly $38.97 billion.