September 2008 Archives

24
Sep

Enterprise software vendor Oracle has developed two key applications for the Apple iPhone that have been unveiled at the company's annual Oracle World conference.  Oracle will be delivering these as well as future iPhone applications via Apple's iTunes App Store.

23
Sep

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has joined the 'I'm a PC' parade but doesn't quite stick to the official marketing tag line.  In a video posted to YouTube on September 19, 2008 Ballmer is shown in an office building walking towards a camera.  In his customary boisterous tone he states:

23
Sep

With today's cyber-threats and focus on computer security, it's no surprise that many people are ditching their Windows PCs for Macs running OS X.  Even Apple's 'Get a Mac' ads highlight the security issues that plague Windows.  The requirement to protect Windows installations from viruses, spyware and malware, have prompted many to make the switch.

16
Sep

Team Fusion has announced the availability of VMWare Fusion 2, the next release of the Fusion virtualization software for Mac OS X.  VMware Fusion 2 builds on the foundation of VMware Fusion 1 by adding over 100 new features.  VMware Fusion 2 is a free downloadable upgrade for all VMware Fusion 1.x users.

16
Sep

Fortune magazine reports that Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster informed clients yesterday that the firm estimates that Apple will sell between 2.8 and 2.9 million Macs during its fiscal fourth quarter which ends September 30.

16
Sep

In an article posted to Seeking Alpha on September 14, 2008, Paul Carton highlights that in the latest ChangeWave consumer survey, planned purchases of Macs over the next 90 days hits an all-time high.  These new highs have been reached despite consumer electronics spending in a downward trend.

16
Sep

On Monday September 15, 2008 Apple released Mac OS X 10.5.5, the fifth maintenance update to the Mac OS X Leopard operating system.  The update is recommended for all users of Mac OS X 10.5.x.

09
Sep

As expected, Apple today updated the Terms and Conditions of the 2008 Back-To-School promotion following the release of new iPods.  The maximum rebate amount declines by $90 to $209.

09
Sep

At Apple's 'Let's Rock' media event today, a revamped iPod lineup was unveiled by Apple CEO Steve Jobs.  A new version of the popular iTunes software (iTunes 8) was also unveiled.

09
Sep

If you haven't heard by now, Apple will be holding their "Let's Rock" media event today which kicks off at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern).  For the past several years, Apple has held media events in early September to unveil new iPods and iTunes versions to prepare customers for the end-of-year shopping season.  This year, we also expect significant price cuts across the iPod lineup.

08
Sep

Apple has debuted a new web-based 'Get a Mac' ad called "Stop Switching to Mac!" which can be seen on various web sites across the including Time.com

08
Sep

Time is running out folks, Apple's Back to School offer will end on September 15th!  So here's the deal.  You're a college student, teacher, or staff member so Apple wants to offer you an amazing deal on a new Mac and iPod.

05
Sep

News on Wall Street today hints that Dell Inc. the second largest PC manufacturer is planning to sell its worldwide manufacturing plants within the next 18 months in an effort to cut costs.

03
Sep

The VMware Fusion team has announced the availability VMware Fusion 2.0 Release Candidate 1, a free download that includes several new features for the upcoming release of the popular Mac virtualization application.

02
Sep

According to data collected and metrics tracked by market research firm Net Applications, Apple's Mac OS market share has risen to 7.86 during August 2008.  The rise represents a year-over-year gain of 27.18 percent based on August 2007 when Mac OS market share was measured to be 6.18 percent.

02
Sep

The Justice, an student newspaper of Brandeis University, reports that 60 percent of incoming freshman have come to school with a Mac. This influx of Mac users has raised the school's Mac user base to 40 percent.