January 2009 Archives

27
Jan

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. 

26
Jan

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.

23
Jan

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.

23
Jan

Although Apple set a new Mac shipment record in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2008 (Q4 2008), Mac shipment growth on a year-over-year basis has shown shows signs of slowing growth (deceleration) for two consecutive quarters.  This trend continued into the first fiscal quarter of 2009 (Q1 2009) as evidenced by the January 21, 2009 earnings release.  Mac growth deceleration last occurred more than two years ago.

21
Jan

Apple released their fiscal 2009 first quarter earnings on Wednesday January 21 during which they reported record revenue for a quarter of $10.17 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.61 billion.  This compares to revenue of $9.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.58 billion in the year-ago quarter (Q1 2008).  These results mark Apple's best ever quarterly revenue and earnings numbers.  Apple shipped 2,524,000 Macintosh computers during the quarter up from 2,319,000 in the year-ago quarter.

21
Jan

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.

14
Jan

Next Saturday, January 24, 2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the Apple Macintosh.  Switch To A Mac would like to hear from you.

13
Jan

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.

13
Jan

Apple has announced the iLife '09 Up-to-Date program, a benefit to Mac buyers who have purchased or will purchase a qualifying Mac computer prior to the to the official release of iLife '09.  The program allows these buyers to upgrade iLife '08 for a mere $9.95 a substantial savings off the $79 retail price.  Apple recently announced iLife '09 at Macworld 2009 and indicated that it would be available by the end of the month.

13
Jan

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.

12
Jan

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.

06
Jan

At the 2009 Macworld Conference & Expo, Apple unveiled the new 17-inch MacBook Pro that features a durable and precision aluminum unibody enclosure, and a revolutionary new built-in battery that delivers up to eight hours of use and up to 1,000 recharges for more than three times the lifespan of conventional notebook batteries

06
Jan

At the 2009 Macworld Conference & Expo Apple introduced iWork '09, the latest version of the office productivity suite for Macs including new features and a new online document sharing service at iWork.com.

06
Jan

At the 2009 Macworld Conference & Expo, Apple announced iLife '09, the next major release to the popular digital lifestyle suite of Mac applications which features major updates to iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand as well as iDVD and iWeb revisions.  iLife '09 is included with every new Mac purchase and will be available later this month as a $79 upgrade for existing users.

05
Jan

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.

05
Jan

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.

05
Jan

Macworld 2009 officially kicked off on Monday January 5, 2009 but the expo really gets into gear on Tuesday January 6 when Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Philip W. Schiller delivers the opening keynote at the event.