Archive for the 'Apple News' Category

Jul 20, 2006

Macs see growth spurt

Source: ZDNet
Written by Tom Krazit

With a wider range of systems available, consumers have been snapping Macs up, giving them a growth boost that outpaced the rest of the market.

Jun 27, 2006

Mac OS X 10.4.7 released, fixes Photoshop 9.0.1 printing issue

Apple has released Mac OS X version 10.4.7 and included fixes are a fix for the Mac printing issue from Photoshop 9.0.1 as well as issues relating to saving files to AFP mounted volumes.

Jun 15, 2006

Windows, Mac OS to run side-by-side

Source: CNET
Written by Ina Fried

Parallels, a start-up whose software enables Macs to run Microsoft Windows and the Mac OS at the same time, says it is ready with a final version of its product.

Jun 1, 2006

Apple QuickTime 7.1.1 fixes Mactel installer freeze

Apple has updated QuickTime to version 7.1.1, addressing the issue that caused the Photoshop and Creative Suite installers to freeze on Mactel systems.

You can download the update from the QuickTime download page, or via the Software Update utility.

May 4, 2006

Apple responds to rumors of Aperture’s demise, releases update

Source: Macworld
Written By Jim Dalrymple

Apple on Thursday responded to rumors that the company has asked the engineering team for its professional photography workflow application Aperture to leave. The rumors, which started late last week, are completely false, according to Apple.

“The reports of Apple reducing their commitment to Aperture are totally false,” Kirk Paulsen, Apple’s Senior Director Pro Applications Marketing, told Macworld. “In fact, we’ve got more people working on Aperture right now than ever before.

May 1, 2006

Jobs assures shareholders of his focus on Apple

Source: The Mercury News
Written By May Wong – Associated Press

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple Computer Inc. chief executive Steve Jobs said Thursday he had no interest in becoming an executive at The Walt Disney Co., which will soon complete its acquisition of Jobs’ other company, Pixar Animation Studios Inc.

Apr 19, 2006

Apple Sees Pause In Mac Sales

Source: CRN
Written by Edward F. Moltzen, CRN

Apple’s CFO said Wednesday the company saw a “pause” in sales of Macintosh systems during its most recent quarter during its transition of the computer platform to Intel processors, and the company expects that pause to continue this quarter.

Apr 10, 2006

Does Boot Camp Mark End for Mac Software Development?

News Analysis: Now that Macs can run Windows, will developers lose their incentive to write code for Mac OS?
Source: Publish
Written by Stephen Bryant

Now that Macs can run Windows, will developers lose their incentive to write code for Mac OS?

Apr 5, 2006

Perhaps hell has frozen over

Mac fans sign up for Boot Camp

Source: CNET
Written by Daniel Terdiman

That could explain the Macintosh community’s surprisingly upbeat reaction to Apple Computer’s announcement of software enabling the running of Windows on Macs.

Apr 5, 2006

Macs do Windows, Too

Apple Introduces Boot Camp
Public Beta Software Enables Intel-based Macs
to Run Windows XP

Press Release: CUPERTINO, California—April 5, 2006—Apple® today introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP. Available as a download beginning today, Boot Camp allows users with a Microsoft Windows XP installation disc to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac®, and once installation is complete, users can restart their computer to run either Mac OS® X or Windows XP.

Mar 31, 2006

Apple’s Intel Move Still Riling Mac Developers

Source: eWeek
Written By Daniel Drew Turner

On the eve of its 30th anniversary, Apple Computer is in the middle of a major transition—moving its Mac hardware and operating system over to the Intel chip. But Apple isn’t alone: this transition affects every developer of Mac software, including Apple itself.

Mar 29, 2006

Apple joins BAPCo as member

In a post on Gearlog it was noted that Apple Computer has joined BAPCo, the industry-standard Windows benchmarking consortium.

Mar 27, 2006

Beyond the iPod: Apple at 30


Written by John Boudreau – Mercury News

In the ’80s, Apple Computer brought the personal computer to the masses.

And in the first few years of the 21st century, the Cupertino company’s iPod digital music player has revolutionized how we listen to, buy and tote around our music.

So, what’s next?

Mar 22, 2006

Windows Vista Delay: Good News for Apple?

Delay could prompt holiday shoppers to check out Apple’s wares–and it might force PC vendors to offer incentives to keep customers from straying.

Source: PC World
Written by Yardena Arar

Microsoft’s decision to delay the consumer versions of Windows Vista until early 2007 could encourage some holiday computer buyers to get Macs instead, industry analysts say.

Mar 20, 2006

Yes, the iMac does Windows

Soucre: Macworld
Written by Jason Snell

Yesterday (March 16, 2006) was a milestone day for the Mac. A pair of enterprising hackers got Windows XP to boot on an Intel-based Mac, and won almost $14,000 for their troubles.

Mar 9, 2006

No Vista on Mac’s horizon

Source: CNET
Written by Ina Fried

SAN FRANCISCO–Hoping your Intel Mac will easily run Windows Vista?

Don’t bet on it, one Apple Computer engineer said Thursday.

Mar 6, 2006

John Nack About Universal Binary

Adobe Photoshop Product Manager John Nack (read the PSN Interview with John Nack) was interviewed on Inside Mac Radio (March 2, 2006 episode) regarding a variety of subject. One was the problem with taking mature applications such as Photoshop and recompiling as a Universal Binary application for the Macintosh platform.

Mar 2, 2006

Hardware Review-MacBook Pro

Source: ars technica
Written by Jacqui Cheng

Just about a month-and-a-half after Steve Jobs’s surprisingly unsurprising announcement at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco that the first two Intel-based Macs to be rolled out would be the iMac and the MacBook Pro—the apparently newly renamed PowerBook—MacBook Pros finally started arriving at eager users’ doorsteps. The six-week gap between announcement and arrival was plenty of time for rumors to grow.

Mar 2, 2006

Apple patches serious Mac OS flaws

Source: ZDNet
Written by Joris Evers, CNET

Apple Computer on Wednesday released a security update for Mac OS X that fixes 20 vulnerabilities, including a high-profile Web browser and Mail flaw disclosed last week.

Mar 1, 2006

Apple launches new Intel Mac Minis, iPod Hi-Fi

Source: ZD Net
Written by Ina Fried

CUPERTINO, Calif.–Apple Computer on Tuesday introduced its third Intel-based Mac, a revamped version of its petite Mac Mini.

Feb 16, 2006

POLL: Adobe, Quark critical to Intel Mac shift

Source: Macwold UK
Written by Jonny Evans

History, they say, repeats itself – and the success of Apple’s Intel transition looks set to be based on speedy delivery of key graphics, photography and desktop publishing applications.

Feb 3, 2006

Benchmarking the MacBook Pro

Written by Rob Galbraith

Like us, you may be considering the purchase of an Apple MacBook Pro as a way to bring deadline-friendly processing speed to a Mac-based field workflow. For several years, certain models of Apple’s Powerbook line have represented a superb blend of features, screen quality and portability; in fact, the overall design of the company’s mobile machines has far eclipsed computers we’ve used from mainstream PC vendors in all key areas, except one: speed. A PowerPC G4-equipped Mac laptop simply can’t keep up to a Windows laptop powered by an Intel or AMD processor.

Feb 1, 2006

Adobe FAQ Regarding Intel-based Macs

Adobe has posted a PDF outlining the plans for supporting Apple’s new Intel-based Macs. Download the PDF (79KB)

Jan 24, 2006

Apple Blinks, drops Universal Binary charges

At Macworld, Apple announced that a Universal Binary version of Aperture would be made available at the end of March, 2006 for a charge of $49.00.

Aperture owners have balked at having to pay to get a UB build of Aperture and apparently Apple has reversed the decision to charge customers for the upgrade.

Jan 19, 2006

The Plugin Site Releases OS X Version of FocalBlade

Press Release: The Plugin Site ( is pleased to announce the release of the MacOS X versions of FocalBlade. FocalBlade is a Photoshop -compatible plugin for sharpening photos for screen display and printing and for producing great looking blur, soft focus and glow effects on 8bit and 16bit images.