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Posts from — January 2009

Apple drops anti-piracy measures from iWork ’09

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple has dropped serial number verification in the new retail box version of iWork 09, making the revised office suite simply “just work” for new users who have purchased it.

Apple drops anti-piracy measures from iWork ’09
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January 20, 2009   2 Comments

Dan Lyons, Paul Thurrott: the Fake and the Phony

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Two notorious Microsoft shills, Dan Lyons and Paul Thurrott, have sunk to new lows of historical revisionism order to decry that “the media” is conspiring to uncritically fawn over a company other than the one they have uncritically fawned over as paid flacks over the last decade. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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January 18, 2009   104 Comments

Road to Mac OS X Snow Leopard: 64-bit security

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

In addition to the benefits detailed in previous articles in this series, the move to 64-bits in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will enhance Apple’s efforts to secure its operating system.

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January 16, 2009   6 Comments

Ten Big Predictions for Apple in 2009

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Two years ago, Apple teased Macworld Expo audiences with the line, “the first 30 years were just the beginning. Welcome to 2007.” Since then, the company has has regularly embarrassed naysayers by repeatedly reinventing itself and successfully adding major new lines of business, although the market has failed to recognize any net appreciation in the company over that period.
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January 16, 2009   17 Comments

Apple rumored to adopt NVIDIA’s Ion platform

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Based on reports from an unnamed NVIDIA partner, a PC Enthusiast website has controversially concluded that Apple’s next Mac mini will be using NVIDIA’s Ion platform, which pairs NVIDIA’s 9400M system controller and integrated GPU with Intel’s low power Atom processor.

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January 15, 2009   3 Comments

Macworld 09 Infamy Awards

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Daniel Eran Dilger

It might be too late to inaugurate a new series of awards for Macworld Expo, given that the show is on its last legs, but I have some pics that needed to get published, so here it is anyway.
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January 13, 2009   20 Comments

Palm Pre: The Emperor’s New Phone

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Palm impressed CES attendees this year with the unveiling of a new smartphone OS and prototype hardware called the Palm Pre. Given the low expectations set for the firm, the demos drew applause. But why?
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January 12, 2009   95 Comments

A closer look at Apple’s advanced notebook battery tech

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The new 17“ MacBook Pro claims an industry leading 8 hours of battery life, thanks to a series of innovations Apple highlighted in the new notebook’s introduction. Even so, many of the advancements are not actually new, but rather the product of Apple’s incremental engineering efforts to increase its notebooks’ usability and desirability by thinking differently.

A closer look at Apple’s advanced notebook battery tech

January 6, 2009   1 Comment

First look: unibody 17“ MacBook Pro (with photos and video)

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

It was no surprise to see a unibody refresh of the 17“ MacBook Pro; many wondered why the model wasn’t included with the 13” MacBook and 15“ MacBook Pro released last fall. Apple’s belated high end notebook refresh did give Phil Schiller ”one more thing“ to introduce in his keynote however

First look: unibody 17” MacBook Pro (with photos and video)
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January 6, 2009   1 Comment

Macworld 09: Apple blows expectations

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Predictably, there was great disappointment with Macworld Expo 09. But when has there not been, outside of the iPhone announcement (which many pundits tried their best to blow off as too expensive and likely to be immediately copied by more entrenched smartphone competitors)?
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January 6, 2009   43 Comments

iTunes Store goes DRM Free, offers over-the-air downloads

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

While bowing to studio pressure to offer variable pricing on iTunes tracks, Apple has also finally convinced all the big labels to release their music as DRM-free ‘iTunes Plus’ tracks at the same 99 cents.

iTunes Store goes DRM Free, offers over-the-air downloads

January 6, 2009   3 Comments