Help, Guides, and News on making the Switch To Apple Macintosh Computers
January 2009 Archives
With the availability of iLife '09 commencing today from Apple and several Apple authorized resellers, Apple has updated the status of the Mac Box Set from 'Ships: January' to 'Ships: Within 24hrs'. With the Mac Box Set, buyers can get iLife '09, iWork '09, and Mac OS X Leopard, in a single box.
Apple has announced that iLife '09 will be available tomorrow, January 27, and features major upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand, with breakthrough new ways to organize and manage photos, create movies and learn to play music. iLife '09 is included with every new Mac and is available as a $79 upgrade for existing users through the Apple Store, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. Apple announced and demonstrated iLife '09 at Macworld on January 6, 2009.
In a post over at The Apple Blog titled the 'Pleasure of Productivity', Liam Cassidy, a self described switcher describes his migration from Microsoft Office to Apple's iWork suite of productivity applications that includes Pages, Keynote, and Numbers.
Apple has quietly updated the base white MacBook portable to the NVIDIA's 9400M architecture, the same architecture that is utilized in the unibody MacBook models. The $999 entry level white polycarbonate MacBook now offers a more compelling value to those buyers who do not wish to pay a premium for an aluminum unibody MacBook.
Former Republican Governor of Arkansas, recent Republican Presidential candidate, and current host of the "Huckabee" television program on Fox News Channel, Mike Huckabee recently announced that after 22 years as a PC user, he switched to Mac.
Apple just dropped the prices on Apple-Certified Refurbished MacBook Air. The 1.6/2GB/80GB was $1,149, now available for only $999. The 1.8/2GB/64GB/SSD was $1,699, now available for only $1,299. The 1.8/2GB/80GB is now $1,399.
Our MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air guides have been updated to reflect the features of the latest models within the respective lineups. The guides offers an overview of the models as well as detailed information broken down into the several categories and buying advice.
On January 5, 2009 Roxio announced the release of Toast 10 Titanium, the latest version of the popular burning and digital media software for the Mac. New to the software is a Pro version that is aimed towards prosumers, creative professionals, and hobbysits. Toast 10 Titanium enhances and extends Mac OS X and iLife applications via new capabilities for creating, sharing, and enjoying personal digital media content.
On January 5, 2009 Google announced the beta release of Picasa for Mac, a free software that helps Mac users easily organize their photos in one place, edit pictures, and share them online with friends, family, and the world.