August 2008 Archives

28
Aug

Gawker reports that at 4:27 p.m. on August 27, 2008, Bloomberg mistakenly published the obituary of Steve Jobs, the iconic CEO of Apple Inc.  Once the error was identified, the story was immediately retracted.

27
Aug

Parallels has just launched their Back to School Offer and new Refer-a-Friend program.  If you're new to Parallels Desktop, you can purchase it for only $49.99 ($30 off the regular price).  You can then get a $10 iTunes Gift Card for each referral who buys Parallels Desktop 3.0.

26
Aug

Whenever someone considers purchasing something new one of the initial reactions is to determine if the current model(s) will be updated in the near future. This true for automobiles, gadgets, electronics and of course computers. This post will provide insight into how Apple updates and refreshes their line of Macintosh computers with particular emphasis on the MacBook and MacBook Pro lines.

26
Aug

If you're a student thinking about buying a Mac and want a free iPod (nano or touch) via Apple's 2008 Back To School Promotion you may want to make your purchase by September 15.  If you've been paying attention to recent buzz you may have heard about potential iPod updates in the near future, perhaps as early as September 9, 2008.  According to the 2008 promotion Terms and Conditions, only existing iPod nano and iPod touch models are eligible for the rebate, any new iPod models released prior to September 15 won't be eligible.

25
Aug

In a report cited by eWeek, analyst Benjamin Gray of Forrester Research calls attention to an incremental gain in Mac use in the enterprise.  The research is based on surveys from more than 50,000 enterprise end users from 2,500 organizations.

21
Aug

Apple has released a new 'Get a Mac' titled "Off the Air" on U.S. network and cable television that highlights how easy it is for buyers to 'Switch to a Mac'.

21
Aug

FP Trading Desk reports that the Royal Bank of Canada's investment banking division published an opinion today that Apple may sell upwards of 3.04 million Macs during the current quarter which runs from July to the end of September.

20
Aug

Our MacBook Air guide has just been posted.  The guide offers an overview of the MacBook Air as well as detailed information broken down into the following areas:

19
Aug

A new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) shows how Apple is beating the PC competition.  Apple surges to a new all time high and takes the top spot with a 10 point lead.

19
Aug

Chalk up three more 'Get a Mac' to hit the U.S. network airwaves and cable television.  Apple has posted the ads to their web site.

18
Aug

Apple today announced in an email that it is offering an additional 60 day extension to current MobileMe users due to issues with the service.

14
Aug

In an August 11, 2008 article posted at the Houston Chronicle, Bob Levitus provides 12 reasons why parents should send their kids to college with a Mac in hand.

13
Aug

U.S. retail chain Best Buy Co. has announced that it will start selling the Apple iPhone 3G on Sunday September 7.  Best Buy is the first U.S. retail chain authorized to sell the device outside of Apple retail and AT&T stores.  Best Buy operates as a specialty retailer of consumer electronics and related merchandise.

12
Aug

Microsoft is currently offering (via select authorized resellers including Amazon) students up to 30 percent off Office 2008 productivity suites when purchased alongside any new Mac.  The offer is valid from July 15, 2008 to September 8, 2008.

12
Aug

On August 12, 2008 Microsoft released updates to their Office for Mac product lineups.  The updates take Office 2008 to version 12.1.2 and Office 2004 to version 11.5.1.

07
Aug

Best Buy is getting in on the Apple Back-to-School action by offering a sweet deal when you purchase a Mac. A posting at SlickDeals highlights that Best Buy will be offering an instant $180 savings to college students and educators when they purchase a Mac, Mobile Me, and iWork.  The offer essentially equates to a free bundling of MobileMe (U.S. retail $99) and  iWork (U.S. retail $79).

06
Aug

Potential switchers need to realize that Mac OS X although similar in some respects to Windows, works differently. At the most basic level Mac OS X and Windows are similar in that they offer users a graphical user interface (GUI), point and click with a mouse, folders, windows, applications/programs to perform essential tasks, and the ability to connect to peripherals.

04
Aug

CNET has published the 2008 "Back-to-School Gift Guide", a resource for parents and students in the market for new gadgets.  For those interested in a desktop or laptop, the Apple iMac and Apple MacBook have been given the Editors' top pick in their respective categories.