Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
According to Reuters, Apple confirmed the Apple TV shipment are delayed until mid-March. People who ordered quickly when the store came back on during MWSF received an email confirming their ship date changed from February 28th to March 20th. More details on the Reuters site.
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 8:04 PM
Friday, February 23, 2007
Thinksecret reports that Apple is planning to release Final Cut Pro 6 along with an all new Final Cut Extreme at the NAB conference taking place from April 14-19. Thinksecret history is not pointing that this rumor is anything more than a rumor considering that the exact same rumor appeared last year around this time, before NAB.
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 12:40 PM
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Apple and Cisco just announced that they reached an agreement about the trademark iPhone. Apple will apparently be forced to work in collaboration with Cisco for interopability. This is probably a good news for all future iPhone users as it might mean the iPhone will be able to do some VoIP!
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 6:58 AM
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Financialwire.net reports that Apple is on track for releasing Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard by the end of March. iLife and iWork 07 would reportedly ship at the same time. If this is true, we can expect an announcement in the near future.
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 8:37 AM
Monday, February 19, 2007
Adobe Lightroom is a competitor to advanced photo retouching software such as Aperture. It has been available as a beta since January 2006. Adobe is selling Lightroom at a special $199 pricepoint until April 2007 where it will raise to $299. More info on Adobe website:
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 2:03 PM
Friday, February 16, 2007
According to AppleInsider, Apple is currently developping an ultra-light portable that could be released around the WWDC. The portable would reportedly be small enough to only have an external optical drive. This is in contradiction with MacScoop December report that an ultralight would sport an optical drive. More info on AppleInsider.
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 10:24 AM
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Apple released many updates today. The Daylight Saving Time Update will update the system for the changes observed in Canada and the US. Also released is a Java and a Security update. Security update are considered critical and should be installed as soon as possible. Alongside these updates, Apple also released an update to it FInal Cut Pro editing software. All the updates are available through Apple's Software Update (in the Apple menu).
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 6:06 PM
According to this report by AppleInsider, Apple requested a patent for wireless charging and data transmission. The charging would use inductive coils similar to the wireless charging present on rechargable electric toothbrushes. This patent could be used on future iPod or iPhone devices.
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 12:23 PM
According to Digitimes, Apple is on track for shipping in the 2nd quarter an all new portable: a 15.4" MacBook. This would definitely help the comparison of prices between Mac and PC. Mac has always been loosing on the bigger screen computer as PC manufacturer produces 15" and 17" laptop for a very low prices. A lower priced 15" is most likely a necessary step to attract more switcher.
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 8:17 AM
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Microsoft posted a new update for the Office suite. It is available for download here on the Microsoft site. Considering the issues with the last Office update, it might be a good idea to wait and see if the update causes any problem especially as these updates are not considered critical.
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 10:49 AM
Monday, February 12, 2007
Apple just annouced that Lionsgate movies are coming to the iTunes music store before the end of the month. Unfortunately, the movie downloads are still only available in the US. If Apple wants to have a worldwide success with Apple TV, they are going to have to start thinking of expanding their movie and tv show sales to the worldwide market.
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 9:17 AM
Friday, February 9, 2007
Thursday, February 8, 2007
According to an interview with Wired, the Apple TV will be able to offer game on your TV. Will Apple TV become a Media Center with gaming capabilities and XBox a Gaming Console with Media Center capabilities? Most likely! Greg Canessa of PopCap says that they will develop games for all platforms including Apple TV and the iPod.
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 6:18 PM
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Apple just annouced that the Worldwide Developers Conference will be taking place from June 11th to June 15th. Last year WWDC was in August and saw the release of the Mac Pro, the announcment of the XServe and a Leopard preview.
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 10:55 AM
Monday, February 5, 2007
Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computers) agreed on the issue of trademark infringment with Apple Corporation. The dispute has lasted a long time but it seems it is over for good. Apple Inc. will now own the trademark and will license the rights to Apple Corporation.
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 2:11 PM
Saturday, February 3, 2007
Friday, February 2, 2007
A great news, we now have our forum! I noticed that we had more and more comments every day and the flexibility offered by the comment page is not always the best. That is why I decided to create the forum. It is easy and free to register. Another great thing about the forum is that I never knew when a comment was posted in the previous news and I had to go back through all the posts daily to see if there was anything new. Now, it will be easy to quickly see new posts. To keep the comments clean, I disabled the comment page so all further comments will be posted in the forum. There is a new link at the end of every post called "Comments on the forum". The url for the forum is tips4mac.110mb.com Thanks to all of you and don't forget to take a look and sign up on the forum!
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 8:11 PM
Apple just published a guide explaining how to install iTunes on the new Windows Vista. Apple also recommends to wait for the next version of iTunes (supposedly 7.1) as it will fully support Vista. There are currently many known issue with the current version of iTunes on Vista. The next version of iTunes, 7.1, will also supposedly add Apple TV support. The guide is available here:
Posted by Frederic Tremblay at 7:51 PM