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Topic: Macworld

Sneak Preview: Quicken for Mac overhaul due out this fall

01/16/2008, 06:01 pm

Intuit in the far corner of its booth at this week's Macworld Expo is quietly previewing a major revamp of its personal finance software designed exclusively for users of Apple's Mac OS X Leopard operating system.


Apple claims 6 percent US marketshare for holiday 2007

01/16/2008, 06:01 pm

While few companies have yet to produce their official shipment numbers, estimates generated by the two research firms have Apple shipping between 1.04 and 1.05 million Macs in the US for the last three months of the past year, resulting in a fourth-place spot for the computer maker and growth of anywhere between 28 percent (Gartner) and 30.9 percent (IDC) over the same period in 2006.


First Look: Time Capsule, AirPort, and Time Machine

01/16/2008, 04:01 pm

Time Capsule pairs the existing AirPort Extreme with a half or full terabyte hard drive to serve as a backup appliance for Leopard machines running Time Machine, in addition to acting as a simple file and print server. It is offered for both Mac and Windows users, although Windows PCs (or Macs not running Leopard) won't have Time Machine and therefore will access it only as a regular file and print server.


Wall Street analysts weigh in on Apple's Macworld announcements

01/16/2008, 02:01 pm

Wall Street's usual suspects have started to weigh in on Apple's Macworld announcements, with most speaking favorably of what company chief executive Steve Jobs laid out on Tuesday. However, at least one analyst was skeptical about the potential for the new MacBook Air.


Steve Jobs talks MacBook Air, China Mobile, Amazon Kindle, more

01/16/2008, 12:01 pm

In a pair of interviews following his Macworld keynote address on Tuesday, Apple chief executive spoke of his firm's two-year initiative to develop the world's thinnest notebook and also weighed in on the iPhone in China, Amazon's Kindle and Google's Android mobile platform.


First Look: Apple TV 2.0 and iTunes Movie Rentals (photos, video)

01/15/2008, 09:01 pm

After suffering a year of media mockery and consumer indifference, Apple TV is poised to leverage its tight integration with iTunes to jump to the front of the line in living room media rentals. The best news: existing early adopters will gain all the new features via a software update without needing to replace or upgrade their existing hardware.


iTunes 7.6 update delivers iPhone manual music, video control

01/15/2008, 07:01 pm

While Apple's iPhone 1.1.3 update has brought features such as map positioning and a customizable home screen, the coinciding release of iTunes 7.6 brings a long-requested feature to the iPhone: drag-and-drop music and video control.


High-quality MacBook Air SuperDrive photos, notes on Remote Disc

01/15/2008, 06:01 pm

As was first reported by AppleInsider last February, Apple's new MacBook Air lacks a built-in optical disc drive, meaning users will need to perform backups and software installs using two new wireless solutions or with the help of the company's new MacBook Air external Super Drive.


Apple posts Macworld 2008 keynote stream

01/15/2008, 06:01 pm

Living up to its promise from its last-minute site update, Apple on Tuesday evening posted the streaming QuickTime feed of its Macworld San Francisco 2008 keynote speech by company chief Steve Jobs.


High-quality photos and notes on Apple's Time Capsule

01/15/2008, 06:01 pm

Outside, Time Capsule is nearly indistinguishable from its AirPort Extreme sibling -- the device has only a slightly larger surface area (7.7 inches versus 6.5) and height (1.4 inches versus 1.3), as well as a mirror-finish Apple logo. For standard networking, the device is also virtually identical and provides up to 802.11n Wi-Fi as well as gigabit Ethernet and a USB port for printers or shared storage.


Apple issues iTunes, QuickTime, Front Row, iMovie updates

01/15/2008, 05:01 pm

To support iTunes movie rentals and other features, Apple has rolled out a bevy of new patches for its media playback tools. Also, the firm has slipped in an iMovie fix.


High-quality photos and notes on Apple's new MacBook Air

01/15/2008, 04:01 pm

Apple at the Macworld Expo on Tuesday had several dozen of its new MacBook Air notebooks laid out on a sprawling matte black showroom table for show-goers to test drive, in addition several non-functional units suspended in mid-air for photographers.


Apple unveils MacBook Air, iTunes rentals, Time Capsule, more...

01/15/2008, 12:01 pm

Steve Jobs released a flurry of new product offerings in the Macworld Expo Keynote, along with upgrades and updates that touched the entire Apple product lineup from Macs to iPhones and the iPod Touch to Apple TV and iTunes.


Twentieth Century Fox & Apple introduce iTunes digital copy

01/15/2008, 12:01 pm

Twentieth Century Fox and Apple today announced Digital Copy for iTunes, which provides customers who purchase a DVD with an additional Digital Copy of the movie.


Apple offers $20 software upgrade for iPod touch

01/15/2008, 01:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced a $20 software upgrade for its iPod touch digital media player that adds Mail, Maps, Stocks, Weather and Notes applications to the touch-screen-based device.


Apple announces Time Capsule backup appliance

01/15/2008, 02:01 pm

As one of its first orders of business at the Macworld Expo on Tuesday, Apple introduced Time Capsule, a backup appliance that automatically and wirelessly backs up everything on one or more Macs running Leopard, the latest release of the company's Mac OS X operating system that includes the Time Machine automatic backup software.


Apple's new MacBook Air dubbed world’s thinnest notebook

01/15/2008, 02:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday closed out its Macworld keynote address by introducing MacBook Air, the world’s thinnest notebook, measuring an unprecedented 0.16-inches at its thinnest point, while its maximum height of 0.76-inches is less than the thinnest point on competing notebooks.


iPhone Software v1.1.3 enhances Maps, SMS, more...

01/15/2008, 01:01 pm

At the Macworld Expo on Tuesday Apple announced a free software update for its iPhone handset that allows users to automatically find their location using the redesigned Maps application; text message multiple people in one message; create Web Clips for their favorite websites; customize their home screen; and watch movies rented from the new iTunes Movie Rentals right on their iPhone.


Apple premieres iTunes Movie Rentals

01/15/2008, 01:01 pm

As expected, Apple on Tuesday announced iTunes Movie Rentals featuring movies from all the major movie studios including 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Lionsgate and New Line Cinema.


Apple introduces new Apple TV software, lowers hardware pricing

01/15/2008, 01:01 pm

Presenting at the Macworld Expo on Tuesday, Apple unveiled an all new version of its Apple TV software that allows movie fans to rent movies on the iTunes Store directly from their widescreen TV, and also lowered the price of Apple TV hardware to just $229.