The ACDSee image viewing software has been around for a long time on Windows, and if I’m not mistaken there was a Mac version several years ago that fizzled out. ACDSee Pro for Mac appears to be a completely new app available now as a free beta download, with Macworld reporting the final version is due in 2010 at $170. The current beta lists the expiry date as February 19th 2010. Read more…
Like a phoenix from the ash, VisualHub is reborn as OSS
The popular video encoding app could live on as an open source project.
NVIDIA spills beans on new 9400 chipset family
Now that Apple has announced its use of the new chipset Nvidia adds the rest of the details.
Windows Vista SP2 will be available before Windows 7
…as long as it isn’t delayed. Vista could also be delayed, so which will arrive first is anyone’s guess.
Top 10 things you didn’t know about the new MacBook
Interesting findings and unmentioned changes to Apple’s new laptop range.
New MacBook Pro’s got game: compelling new gaming benchmarks
Premium laptop finally able to hold it’s head high and be proud of its gaming performance.
Is Apple’s new MacBook Pro a gaming machine?
If the hardware is available will the games come? Unfortunately the Mac will not be considered a serious gaming platform until games are simultaneously released with the Windows version.
A closer look at Apple’s move to NVIDIA chipsets, DisplayPort
Design choices in the latest laptops indicate Apple’s future direction.
Apple’s U.S. Market Share Approaches 10%
The economy may be screwed but Apple continues to defy the global slowdown.
Intel Update: MacBook Airs Get Penryn, MacBooks and Pros Get Montevina Benefits
MacRumors looks at the processors inside Apple’s new range of laptops. Now that Nvidia chipsets are used will this mean a wider range of compatible motherboards for hackintosh builders?
Rumours are nice but the downside is a lack of surprises when the products are finally revealed. Apple today unveiled a range of new Macbook, Air and Pro laptops with glass trackpads, Nvidia chipsets and LED backlights that are pretty much as expected. The previous Macbook is still available in a white only entry level version for £719, the full range comprises:
- White 13 inch Macbook with 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB DDR2 Memory, 120GB hard drive and Intel GMA X3100 graphics for £719
- Aluminium 13 inch Macbook with 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB DDR3 Memory, 160GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics for £949
- Aluminium 13 inch Macbook with 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB DDR3 Memory, 250GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics for £1,149
- Macbook Air with 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (1066MHz FSB), 2GB Memory, 120GB SATA hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics for £1,299
- Macbook Air with 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (1066MHz FSB), 2GB Memory, 128GB SSD and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics for £1,299
- 15 inch Macbook Pro with 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB Memory, 250GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 256MB for £1,399
- 15 inch Macbook Pro with 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB Memory, 320GB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB for £1,749
The previous 17 inch Macbook Pro is still available for £1,949. The other new product announced was a 24 inch cinema display using LED backlighting and providing a Magsafe charging cable for your Macbook.
Now that the special event on 14th October is official, speculation, rumours and leaked fuzzy photo’s are rampant. It’s pretty obvious that the event will focus on the Macbook, Air and Pro so here is a roundup of news published so far.
Cheaper Macbooks in aluminium cases with Nvidia graphics? Time to start hinting to Mrs Basshead that the old Macbook is getting a bit slow and cranky. Roll on 6pm (Uk time) Tuesday 14th October.
It’s that time of year when anticipation of the Apple WWDC starts to grow. We already know that iPhone firmware V2 will be released in June, and now the much rumoured aluminium refresh of the Macbook has had its credibility boosted. MacRumors.com has some images found on a .Mac web page that show an aluminium Macbook as well as a redesigned Macbook pro. The Macbook looks much more expensive than the current range, so how will Apple separate the two price points in terms of spec? The graphics chip alone doesn’t seem like a big enough difference to justify the price jump so what other treats are in store for the Macbook Pro?