Posts Tagged ‘snow leopard’

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.



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 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.


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,


Microsoft Planning 2012 Windows 8 Release

November 24, 2009

Details might well be a little scarce when it coming to Microsoft’s already in-development next operating system, Windows 8, but thanks to an apparent leak it seems as though the OS will be ready for release in 2012.

Word comes from Msftkitchen of the leak, which is essentially a single slide from Microsoft’s own roadmap, headed “Windows Server Release Cadence,” which handily enough lists a “major release” in 2012 of something that is so far simply referred to as “Code name ‘Windows 8.’” While that’s just a codename, it seems fairly obvious what conclusions might be drawn from it.


Intel Atom Support Hacked into Mac OS

November 23, 2009

With the release of its lastest update to Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.2, Apple has cut support for Intel’s mobile processor line, the Atom. Now though, it seems that some intrepid “hackintosh” users have hacked support for the Atom back into the OS.

Mac OS X has long been the challenging alternative operating system to install on netbooks, and that looks set to continue now that the hackintosh crowd has managed to pull Atom support into a version of Mac OS that seems deliberately built to negate it. It’s been speculated already that Apple’s decision to drop support for Intel’s Atom line was born specifically out of the will to cut down on the number of non-Apple machines running Apple’s OS. If that’s the case, then Apple won’t be happy with the news.


Hackintosh: Apple Steamrolls Psystar

November 16, 2009

Apple and Psystar’s long running legal woes have finally come to a fairly unsurprising close, with Apple winning its case against the company that has struggled to legally produce Mac clones.


Apple and Psystar have danced back and forth around the issue of Psystar’s allegedly illegal activities for the last two or three years now, but things escalated recently when Apple managed to have Psystar stop selling custom-built desktops running Mac OS only to see Psystar then start selling its own custom bootloader, allowing PC users to install Mac OS on their own non-Apple hardware.


Apple Flip Flops on Atom Support

November 10, 2009

Apple has been back and forth on support for Intel’s Atom processor, with news emerging that the lastest version of Apple’s Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.2) once again not featuring support for the processor line.


News emerged last week that some people who’d been lucky enough to get their hands on the developer build of the upcoming update to Apple’s Mac OS X had found that the update removed support for Intel’s mobile processor line, the Atom. This wouldn’t have been too big an issue for Mac users (since none of Apple’s devices actually use the Atom processor) but it is an issue for anyone who’s “hackintoshed” their own netbook. Shortly afterwards, folks were happy to hear that support was, apparently returned. That appears now not to be the case.


Special Offers – Week of November 9th

November 9, 2009

Good afternoon all, hopefully everyone has had a good weekend and Monday is treating you guys well, though we’re aware there are some pretty nasty bugs going around so if anyone’s sick then get well soon. For those of you who aren’t familiar, we like to do a Special Offers post every Monday with the offers for the week.

This means you guys have longer to decide whether or not you’re up for a purchase, it’s a solid plan. This week’s special offers are pretty much all Apple products, from iPods to MacBooks.

We aim to be cheaper than the Irish Apple Store on pretty much all of the Apple products that we stock.

iPod Touch 64GB:

When Apple announced an event in September, many had expected to hear that the iPod Touch would be graced with an iPhone-style camera. While that turned out not to be the case, Apple instead showed off the third generation of the iPod Touch, which boasts a few fairly nifty features of its own.

iPod Touch 64GB

Click through to see our page for the 64GB iPod Touch 🙂

Perhaps most impressive of those new features is the fact that the newest version of the Touch boasts increased capacity over its predecessors, scaling up from the previous max of 32GB to a new high of 64GB, which finally gives serious music fans the option to have a proper library on a flash-based device.

The other big bonus about the newest incarnation of the iPod Touch is that it boasts the same processor as the iPhone 3G S, meaning that it’s significantly more capable than on older models. This is good news to fans of Apple’s App Store and the vast number of games and media available from it. For many the iPod Touch is a nice way to get in on the App Store without needing to sink money into the contract you’d need to get the same from an iPhone. It makes a lot of sense in that respect.

The 64GB iPod Touch is €349.

If that feels like a little much, the 32GB Touch is €269, while the 8GB Touch is just €179.


Apple to Keep Intel Atom Support

November 6, 2009

Reports earlier in the week that Apple had made moves to cull support for Intel’s Atom line of netbook processors, some felt in an attempt to kill off the rampant “hackintoshing” of netbooks like Dell’s Mini 10.


Anyway, the most recent development has been that Apple looks to have made a bit of an about-face on the whole thing and decided that Atom support is something it probably wants to keep around. There’s a couple of reasons that this is interesting, not least of which the fact that it’s led to speculation that Apple might well be playing around with some of Intel’s low-power mobile processors in an upcoming piece of hardware, perhaps a netbook or the now practically certain Apple Tablet.