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Posts from — February 2009

Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server to pioneer ZFS ahead of desktop

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Apple’s expanded support for ZFS will premiere in Snow Leopard Server before trickling down to the desktop version, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans.

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February 9, 2009   6 Comments

Microsoft plays catch up to MobileMe with My Phone

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Microsoft’s answer to portions of Apple’s MobileMe service was expected to be called SkyBox, but the company is now rebranding the mobile data sync service as My Phone, according to pages posted to the company’s Windows Mobile website.

AppleInsider | Microsoft plays catch up to MobileMe with My Phone

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February 9, 2009   18 Comments

AT&T’s 3G MicroCell to patch iPhone dead zones

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
iPhone 3G users stuck in an AT&T dead zone at home or at work will soon be able to plug in a device that provides a strong local signal for up to 10 phones and four simultaneous voice or data connections via a connection to broadband Internet.

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February 6, 2009   2 Comments

Exploring Windows 7 on the Mac: the Taskbar

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Once past the fairly painless installation of the Windows 7 beta, Mac users will be struck with deja vu. This new version of Windows looks more like Mac OS X than any previous edition ever offered by Microsoft.

Exploring Windows 7 for Mac users
Exploring Windows 7 on the Mac: installation via Boot Camp
Exploring Windows 7 on the Mac: the Taskbar
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February 6, 2009   5 Comments

Exploring Windows 7 on the Mac: installation via Boot Camp

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Mac users who have a need to run Windows applications or games may have good reason to keep an eye on the development of Windows 7, due for release later this year. Among its features are easier setup and installation.

Exploring Windows 7 for Mac users
Exploring Windows 7 on the Mac: installation via Boot Camp
Exploring Windows 7 on the Mac: the Taskbar
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February 5, 2009   3 Comments

How Apple TV can score at the big 3.0

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Steve Jobs’ Apple TV hobby, the box that brings iTunes content into the living room, is getting ready for its third revision. What will the company do to leverage the recent spurt of interest in the device and boost sales even further? Here’s what the company will and won’t do to push Apple TV.
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February 5, 2009   67 Comments

Amazon Kindle sells half as well as Microsoft Zune

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Daniel Eran Dilger
If you’re hooked on phonics, you’re probably stoked about Amazon’s Kindle, which allows users to load up books, newspapers, and even blogs and Wikipedia articles from the web over-the-air for reading on a slow refreshing, grey e-Ink screen. But did you know it’s selling half as well as that barometer of epic failure, the Microsoft Zune?
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February 4, 2009   64 Comments

Exploring Windows 7 for Mac users

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft is getting ready to relaunch Vista under the new “Windows 7” brand, in the hopes that Windows XP users find it worth the upgrade. Will the new version make sense for Mac users who currently have some need to run Windows?
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February 2, 2009   29 Comments