Archive for the 'Apple News' Category

Jan 11, 2006

Boot Questions Hang over Apple’s New Macs

Source: eWeek
Written By David Morgenstern

Opinion: Will the new Macs run Windows and Linux as well as Mac OS X? Here’s a history lesson on multiboot machines.

Jan 11, 2006

Can Developers Give Mactel An Enterprise Boost?

Source: Publish
Written By John Rizzo

SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft and a pack of enterprise developers say they are on target for creating Intel-native Mac software despite Apple’s surprise Macworld Expo release of the first Intel-based Macs six months ahead of schedule.

Jan 11, 2006

Apple’s Transition to Intel Chips


Apple is shepherding the Mac and its legions of software developers through yet another major transition — this one nearly as momentous as the shift to OS X. Once again, the centerpiece of the change lies in the microprocessor at the heart of the Mac.

If one thing dominates the technical history of Apple Computer, it’s transitions. The most recent example: the shift from Apple’s old operating system OS 9 to OS X.

It was like starting all over again with a completely new computer.

Jan 10, 2006

Jobs: New Intel Macs are ‘screamers’

SAN FRANCISCO–Addressing a packed crowd of the Mac faithful, Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs on Tuesday served up the first Intel-based Macs, introducing a new high-end laptop and a revamped iMac.

Source: CNET
Written By Ina Fried and John Borland

The new machines both include Intel’s Duo dual-core chip.

Dec 22, 2005

Apple Power Mac G5 Quad-Review

“With four true cores working on the same task, the G5 Quad powered through our new Adobe Photoshop CS2 tests…”
Source: PC Magazine
Written By Joel Santo Domingo

Apple professionals expect a speed bump with each successive Power Mac model that comes out, and the 2.5-GHz Power Mac G5 Quad ($9,522 direct, $7,023 without monitor) delivers a doozy of one. With the first Intel-powered consumer Macs rumored to be right around the corner (they may be announced at the MacWorld Expo in early January), it is interesting that Apple would release the G5 Quad as the probable last hurrah for the PowerPC processor—but at least they’re going out on top.

Nov 17, 2005

The Power Mac G5 Quad: Seat belt not included!

Apple’s latest desktop machine offers exponential increases in speed

Source: Computerworld
Written By Yuval Kossovsky

NOVEMBER 16, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD) – NEW YORK — Yesterday, I had an hour to work with Apple Computer Inc.’s new Power Mac Quad G5, and for anyone in the broadcast, sciences, music, print and photography industries, I have some advice: Place your orders now!

Nov 16, 2005

Bare Feats Posts G5 Shootout Results

Bare Feats, the web site that conducts Mac based benchmarking speed tests has posted the results of a head-to-head speed test between the Quad-Core G5/2.5GHz Power Mac
vs Single-Core Dual G5/2.5GHz Power Mac.

Check out the results

Nov 9, 2005

Pieces Fall into Place for Intel-Apple

Source: eWeek
Written By John G. Spooner and Daniel Drew Turner

Apple Computer Inc.’s plan to move to Intel Corp.’s processors appears to be coming together.

New Intel platforms are just around the corner, while Apple’s Mac OS X for Intel processor machines has been brought up to speed, according to developers.

Oct 19, 2005

It’s Here…..Aperture!

After a lot of secrecy and speculation, Aperture is here.

Aug 31, 2005

Chizen on Apple: ‘MacTel’ switch not easy

Source: CNET
Written By Charles Cooper

Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen recently met with CNET to discuss his company’s acquisition of Macromedia and changes he sees in the technology world. During the interview, he offered insights into Apple Computer’s switch to Intel chips.

Aug 3, 2005

Apple’s Tiger vs. Windows Vista: Who Comes Out Ahead?

Source: eWeek
Written By John Rizzo

When Windows Vista ships in late 2006, Windows will mimic many features of Apple’s Tiger and go beyond it.

Jul 14, 2005

Report: Intel Based Apple Macs ‘Fast’

Source: BetaNews
Written By Ed Oswald

Developers with access to Apple’s Intel Mac development systems say they are impressed with the speed that Mac OS X and several associated applications are running at, enthusiast site AppleInsider reported on Wednesday.

Jun 16, 2005

‘Mactel’ Desktops May Offer Triple-Threat OS

Source: eWeek
Written By John G. Spooner

Apple won’t stand in the way of people who want to run Windows on its forthcoming Intel-processor Macs. But whether or not users will be able to run Windows directly on the machines is still a mystery.

Jun 10, 2005

Mac-tel: time will tell

Source: SPYMAC
Written By Judy Westcott

Reaction to the news of the “Mac-tel” deal is ranging from anger and betrayal to hope and optimism from the Mac faithful.

Jun 7, 2005

Intel Inside: what does it mean for Photoshop?

With the recent announcement by Apple that they will “transition” from PowerPC to Intel microprocessors, the question is, what does this mean for Photoshop users?

I took an informal survey of several “engineering types” regarding the potential impact-either good or bad-of Apple’s transition plans and the impact on software developers. The single biggest response to a variety of questions was “Dunno”.

Jun 7, 2005

Intel deal may mean end to OS 9 support

Source: CNET
Written By Ina Fried

SAN FRANCISCO–Apple Computer’s move to Intel chips appears to spell the eventual end of support for older, pre-Mac OS X programs.

Jun 6, 2005

The Mac-Intel Computer, Finally!

Source: PC Magazine
Written By John C. Dvorak

Today’s announcement that Apple will be phasing itself to the Intel architecture comes as no surprise to this writer since it’s simply a smart move. I also first got wind of this deal back in 2003 and expected it to have been announced this January. I missed it by one keynote and 5 months.

Jun 6, 2005

Apple to Use Intel Processors Beginning in 2006

Press Release: WWDC 2005, SAN FRANCISCO—June 6, 2005—At its Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple® announced plans to deliver models of its Macintosh® computers using Intel® microprocessors by this time next year, and to transition all of its Macs to using Intel microprocessors by the end of 2007.

Jun 6, 2005

Apple-Intel Chip Deal Outcry Keeps Growing

Source: eWeek

A summary of related stories about the rumored Apple/Intel announcement due today at Apple’s WWDC.

See the summary

Jun 3, 2005

Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

Source: CNET
Written By Stephen Shankland Staff Writer, CNET
June 3, 2005, 5:11 PM PDT

Update Apple Computer plans to announce Monday that it’s scrapping its partnership with IBM and switching its computers to Intel’s microprocessors, CNET has learned.

Jun 1, 2005

Apple brings “The Studio” to more retail stores

Source: MacNN

“The Studio” is a new feature that will make its way to several dozen Apple Stores in the near future. Like the Genius Bar, The Studio will provide one-on-one consultation with an Apple expert.

May 26, 2005

Ground Rules for the Windows-Macintosh War

Source: New York Times
Written By David Pogue

Last week, I wrote about some of the changes Microsoft has in store for the next version of Windows, which is slated for the end of 2006. Interestingly, very few of you responded to that column, probably because so much may change in the next 19 months.

But a few of you fired off diatribes about how I’m either a Microsoft “shill” or an Apple “apologist” (or maybe it was the other way around). It’s not just me, either; it’s a running sardonic joke among tech columnists that you can’t even USE the word “Apple” or “Microsoft” without getting hate mail from somebody or other.

May 23, 2005

Apple said to explore use of Intel chips for Macs

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Computer Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPLnews) has been in talks that could soon lead to a decision to use Intel Corp. (Nasdaq:INTCnews) chips in its Macintosh computer line, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Source: Yahoo News

May 17, 2005

Apple Patches Tiger

Apple Computer Inc. has released the first patch to its new “Tiger” operating system, Mac OS X 10.4, with an update that purportedly addresses several of the problems reported by early users of the software.

Apr 28, 2005

TigerDirect Sues Apple Over New OS

Online computer and peripheral retailer TigerDirect has filed suit against Apple claiming Mac OS X 10.4, known as “Tiger,” infringes on its trademarked name. According to court filings obtained by Bloomberg, TigerDirect is seeking an injunction to stop Apple’s new operating system from going on sale.