Posts Tagged ‘Mac OS’

Boot Camp Gets Win7 Support

January 21, 2010

Apple has update its Boot Camp arrangement for users looking to get Windows on to their Macs so that it now officially supports Microsoft’s latest OS, Windows 7.

When Apple first announced that it would be updating Boot Camp so that it supported Windows 7, it had guaranteed that the update would be available by the end of 2009. While it might not seem as though three weeks is too far over the mark for those anxious to get an officially supported install going, it was enough to provoke some fairly dire speculation about the state of Windows 7 on Mac and how it interacted with Mac OS.



Microsoft Announces New Tablet Line-up

January 7, 2010

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the opportunity last night at the Consumer Electronics Show to announce a new line of Windows-based tablets.

I actually don't have a problem with Steve Ballmer, but this image...

The Register is reporting that Microsoft’s CEO waxed lyrical about three different upcoming tablet PCs that will be released running Windows, including offerings from HP, Archos and Pegatron. While Ballmer was most forthcoming about the device from HP, which we understand Microsoft collaborated on, the one we’re curious to see is the Archos offering. Archos has been in the touch-sensitive display game for a long time when it comes to media players, so we’ll be curious to see what it can do when it comes to a full fledged PC.


Apple Tablet to Ship in March

January 5, 2010

With the vague rumours finally starting to solidify, it seems that Apple is pegged to ship its by-now entirely unsurprising tablet offering, tentatively referred to as iSlate by some, in March.

Word comes from a Wall Street Journal report that describes the device in terms far more concrete and intimate than just about anything else we’ve seen on the Apple device that, until recently, many had been saying would forever be vapourware. The report indicates that we can expect to see the product boast a 10-inch form factor and ship at some stage in March, which is, in the grand scheme of things, quite soon indeed.


Apple Tablet Sees Delays

December 29, 2009

Word has emerged that Apple’s long-rumoured tablet has seen some fairly significant delays, pushing the device’s release back from an expected, and heavily rumoured, late 2009 release, to a Q1 2010 release.

Word comes via DigiTimes of the delay, which is apparently due to an issue with the glass screens being made for the device. It seems that the issue is one of durability, with the DigiTimes report indicating that, “Apple has been seeking solutions to strengthen the glass of the 10-inch panel for the device” before it’s willing to launch it. Now, it seems that it’s settled that kafuffle, agreeing to work with Foxconn’s optical glass partner G-Tech Optoelectronics.


Google Pushes Chrome to Apple Users

December 18, 2009

Google has started pushing Chrome to Mac users in a big way, going so far as to post an ad for the new service on the main Google page itself if you’re viewing it from an Apple machine.

Google’s browser may well have taken an awfully long time to find its way to Apple’s Mac OSX, but now that it’s there it seems that the search giant is doing everything in its power to get users to move from Safari, Firefox and Opera Mac over to the light-weight Chrome browser. Indeed, this news comes after word was released earlier this week that Chrome had just managed to outpace Safari in terms of browser saturation.


Google Chrome Passes Out Safari

December 16, 2009

Google’s web browser, Chrome, has today passed out Apple’s default browser for Mac OS X, Safari, in terms of global browser use. This puts Google Chrome in third place on the “big five” browsers.

The news comes from Cnet that Chrome has managed to spoil the Safari party; interestingly enough, Chrome managed to edge out Apple’s browser in the same month as it was released for Mac. This means that Apple users who might normally have been using Safari may well have switched over to Google’s browser on the release of the official beta.


Apple Apologises for iMac Shortage

December 14, 2009

Apple has apologised to those who have ordered its new 27” iMac all-in-one PC as the company seems to be having some difficulty supplying the machines to those who’ve ordered in the run up to Christmas.

Cnet is reporting that Apple has apologised officially for the current situation with those who’ve ordered the new, larger iMac, but, as well you might have imagined, the company has been characteristically tight-lipped about just why it’s having trouble filling orders. That doesn’t mean there’s no indication as to what’s wrong though. Indeed, iMacSqueaked seems to have an awful lot of data on that.


Google Chrome for Mac Hits

December 9, 2009

Google had been teasing people with its promise of the release of a Mac version of its Chrome browser that wasn’t a developer build, the dev-builds of Chrome having been just a touch unreliable.

Google had hinted that we could expect the beta version of Chrome this week when, on Monday, it changed the splash page for the Chromium (for Mac) page, updating it to the Chrome for Mac roadmap, outlining that the remaining bugs preventing the release of a Mac version of the lightweight browser had been patched out and that the company would be proceeding to add the same features as the latest version of Chrome on Windows machines.


Mac to See Chrome Sooner than Expected

December 4, 2009

Word is leaking out that Google’s web browser, Chrome, is getting closer and closer to a genuine beta release for Mac users, who until now have had the choice between the fairly unstable developer builds of Chromium and… well, nothing.

According to the guys over at TechCrunch, Google’s own page for Chromium has been updated fairy substantially, moving neatly from a “Detailed Status” page for the Chromium Mac side to a full fledged “Mac OS X Roadmap,” which is hard to argue with. Moreover, it seems that those bugs that had been holding up the beta version of Chrome for Mac users have now been ironed, out leaving the way clear for a proper release of the browser.


Microsoft Shifting Focus to Windows 8 in July

December 3, 2009

Microsoft’s Windows 7 may only have been released a month and a handful of days ago, but it seems as though the company is very much gearing itself up for Windows 8 already.

According to a job posting from Microsoft that various news agencies have managed to sit down and read over in depth, it seems that Microsoft intends to shift its primary focus from Windows 7 to Windows 8 with the beginning of the financial year 2011, which works out to July of 2011 in old money. If nothing else, it’s certainly curious. Windows 8 is mentioned in this paragraph specifically,