Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Pacman on the iPod

Apple released a new iPod game yesterday: PacMan. The game is available for sale on the iTunes store for $4.99. Link on the iTunes store.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Apple TV delayed!

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.

iPhone ads during the Oscars!

Apple aired some new ads concerning the iPhone during the Oscars Sunday night. You can see the video of the ad over at

Steve Jobs Birthday!

This Saturday was Steve Jobs birthday. He just turned fifty-two. Thanks to the forum member TheHunter for submitting this news.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Final Cut Pro 6 and Final Cut Extreme?

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.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Apple and Cisco agreement!

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!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Leopard by the end of March? 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.


Monday, February 19, 2007

Adobe Lightroom is now shipping!

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:

Friday, February 16, 2007

Ultralight portable?

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.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

DST, Security and Java update!

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).

Wireless charging?

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.

15.4" Macbook (not pro)

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.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

11.3.4 Update for Microsoft Office

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.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Lionsgate movies on iTunes

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.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Leopard in March?

A rumor is circulating on the web as Thinksecret reports that Leopard is due to be released in March. iLife and iWork '07 would reportedly be released at the same time.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Is Apple TV becoming a gaming platform?

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.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Worldwide Developers Conference coming June 11-15th

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.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Apple Inc. agreed with Apple Corp.

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.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

10.4.9 might be coming this week or next week

Apple reseeded 10.4.9 today for the fourth consecutive week. This version also reports no known issue.

Forum down!

Our forum is currently down because our hosting is down. Sorry for any inconvenience. I hope the situation will be resolved asap. MacGeek.

Edit: The forum is back now!!

Friday, February 2, 2007

The new "Mac News" forum!!!

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 Thanks to all of you and don't forget to take a look and sign up on the forum!


Installing iTunes on Vista

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:

Mac market share growth just published an article that shows the strong progression of the Mac market share. According to the report, Mac constituted 6.22 % of the online traffic in January while it was only 4.33 % in August 2006.

Update to Microsoft Messenger

Microsoft just released an update version 6.0.2 to the instant messaging program Microsoft Messenger. It is available for download here.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

For all Harry Potter fans and Mac users!

With all the hype surrounding the announcement of the release date for the seventh Harry Potter book, I decided to create a countdown widget. It is available for download here. Hope you enjoy it!

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