This is my new 13-inch MacBook Pro and a 10.6-inch Samsung N220 Netbook next to it, both set-up for digital workflow use, while traveling to remote locations. As you can see in the picture above, both computers are capable of running Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (Version 3). The MacBook Pro is the newest mid-2010 version so … [Read more…]
I have been spending a good part of the day reading various reports and opinions on the new Apple iPad and although I won’t be buying into the iPad system immediately, I am beginning to understand why it is a very important step in the evolution of personal computer devices.
It is no secret at this point, that Apple is about to astound us with their version of a netbook / e-reader / tablet computer / big screen telephone / and portable video delivery system. It is also no secret that Google is interested in the same market, but rather than go it alone, Google … [Read more…]
Usually there are some leaked photos, highly realistic renderings and detailed (even if imaginary) specifications, but not this time. The rumors are actually so sparse, that at times I wonder if I am reading and reporting on a modified version of a rumor that I started myself. The only thing that seems to be for … [Read more…]
Analysts say that we might have a new MacBook with a slightly revised design (I take that to mean fewer features) and lower prices, available as soon as two weeks from today. This surprising piece of news, comes from Barron’s Blog (Silicon Valley Bureau), so it does carry some weight. To quote Eric Savitz, “Research … [Read more…]
I had to download iTunes 9 and look it over, before I could write this review of the latest Apple Event. The iTunes improvements are OK, but I don’t know what special ingredient they are putting into the Starbucks in Cupertino these days, this is not Rock and Roll, and I don’t like it.
Nokia Booklet 3G brings all day mobility to the PC world August 24, 2009 – Espoo, Finland – After more than 25 years as a pioneer and leader in the mobile industry, Nokia will bring its rich mobility heritage and knowledge to the PC world with the new, Windows based, Nokia Booklet 3G. Powered by … [Read more…]
When will the Apple iPod become a viable storage device for digital photography? I actually wrote most of this story a while back, but it seems to be very relevant to what is going on right now with the imminent release of some sort of Apple tablet computer. If the tablet ends up being a … [Read more…]
The very real Axiotron Modbook, which is based on a (white plastic) Macbook and sells for (starting under) US$2,000. You can even supply your own (white or black) Macbook and have a custom conversion made. Mostly used by graphic artists, this tablet computer is a clever hybrid of Apple MacBook and Wacom graphic tablets parts … [Read more…]
Concept art for an Apple touch-screen Netbook. (Credit: Gizmodo) Anybody who has been around any MacWorld or just the Mac community in general over the years, knows that there has always been a plan for a Macintosh tablet computer. There has always been an Apple plan to make computers smaller and more portable, and there … [Read more…]
Some of you may have already read that Apple is so worried about the new consumer craze for netbooks, that they are going to lower the prices on their MacBook line of portables within a few weeks or maybe even days (I mean it is Spring isn’t it?). Apple shareholders are of course concerned because … [Read more…]
For quite some time now I have been waiting for Apple to revive the 12-inch Macintosh laptop, to use as a portable image storage device and on the road computer for website maintenance, photographic image workflow and for keeping up with my personal and business e-mail. Apple MacBook MB466LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core … [Read more…]
According to the macles* website, the new 10.1-inch Acer Aspire One, will be coming on the market next month (February 2009). The specs of the new Aspire One, which apparently will be an addition to the line and not replace the 8.9-inch model, are very similar to the older model, but with a few changes … [Read more…]
I feel real sad to say this, but I am seriously thinking about skipping any Apple Macintosh purchases I had planned for this years. Which means that I will also be recommending that my customers stop buying Apple computers, until such a date when Apple decides to wake up and smell the new coffee. There … [Read more…]
I can’t help it, ever since the 12-inch PowerBook was discontinued, I have been waiting for Apple to come out with a new (Intel processor) small laptop computer, which I can use out in the field, to store and process my digital images and provide me with a way to keep up with my emails … [Read more…]