New iMacs

September 6, 2006

This morning, Apple snuck out an iMac upgrade, with a huge 24 inch version for 2 grand. All the new iMacs have Intel Core Duo processors, and the cheapest, 17 inch model is now $999. At that price point, I feel the absence of an eMac is forgivable, especially when one considers the Mac Mini.

CrossOver on MacBook

September 5, 2006

I just installed a beta version of this program CrossOver on my MacBook. I installed IE 6 to test it out, and it works as advertised, although IE seems to get bogged down from time to time and show a blank page. However, I’m just hoping to take a peek at web sites I’m designing occasionally in IE and it looks like this free beta program will do that for the time being.

Apple “Showtime”, New iPods, iPhone

September 5, 2006

Suddenly there’s an Apple special event on September 12 (next week) and predictions are flying about. It’s pretty much a given there will be updated iPod Nanos and iPods, definitely with larger storage. But there’s almost certain to be more announcements, and most rumor sites are predicting an Apple movie download service, via iTunes. The price point being bandied about is $9.99 for a movie. In conjunction to this service might be a new hardware device, something that in conjunction with Airport Express would let you watch your downloaded films on a television. Some even more ambitious predictions link said device with a Mac Mini to allow Tivo-esque PVR functionality.

Apple To Roll-out iTunes Movies And ‘One More Thing’

September 5, 2006

“A wireless video streaming device, possibly slotting in to the Airport Express lineup is rumoured for launch alongside the iTunes Movie Store following Apple’s realization that people aren’t too interested in watching feature length movies on a tiny screen.”

Retail Shopping Bizarro World

September 3, 2006

Spent Saturday doing something we don’t normally do, which is go to a mall and shop. I’m pretty anti-consumer marketing and I think it’s been a year since we did this.