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Sep 19

Apple iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus CNET
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Photo from CNET

Today, Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, to its initial wave of countries. The USA is lucky enough to be in that list. People have been lining up at Apple Stores around the world, including Australia, for weeks.

I was lucky enough to go hands-on with both an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus to check out their design, usability and iOS 8.

iPhone 6 with iOS 8 Hands-On by Chris Rauschnot @24k

iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8 Hands-On by Chris Rauschnot @24k

Continue reading iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8.1 USA Release From Apple

Jun 24

iPhone 3G Apple Cell Phone To Be Released on July 11th

Apple’s iPhone 3G cell phone will finally be released on July 11th at 8 am.  It will be sold at Apple retail stores and at AT&T stores.  Quantities may initially be limited but should start to ramp up after the first week of sales.  Reports are coming in from multiple iPhone sites that the purchase process this go around will not be as easy.  Some are saying that purchasers will have to activate the 3G cell phone before leaving the store.  Apple and AT&T want to avoid the immediate availability to the gray market of the newest iPhone cell phone by locking users into a 2 year agreement as AT&T did last time.

Continue reading iPhone 3G Apple Cell Phone To Go On Sale at 8 am on July 11th

Jan 27

MacBook Air

First impressions when using the MacBook Air is that it is visually small.  It’s about 1/3 the thickness of a regular MacBook.  It is .16 inches at its smallest and .76 inches at the hinge.  After it is closed, the laptop is light but doesn’t feel like it’s made of cheap material, it feels like its definitely a Mac that could be used daily.  The hinge mechanism is tight and should provide trouble free opening and closing.  I see why Apple included a glass screen cover as it keeps the screen from twisting when closing or opening it from either corner.

Continue reading MacBook Air Review From The MacWorld Expo 2008 in San Francisco

Jan 05

Apple Patent Application For Notebook Docking StationApple is at it again by filing for a patent on the design in the graphic.  It appears that the MacBook like computer would by placed inside of the iMac style screen enclosure.  It is not clear if the MacBook would have a screen itself and if said screen would show through the iMac styled enclosure.  The patent application does reveal that the MacBook type computer would be slid into the enclosure where the ports would still be accessible.

Continue reading Apple Patent Application For Possible Notebook Docking Station

Jan 04

Apple Developing Dynamic KeyboardApple is at it again thinking ahead for what consumers might want in the future.  They have filed a patent application that is for an OLED-based keyboard that can change via software instruction.  That basically means that the keys could change based on what software program is running on the computer at any given time.

Continue reading Apple Patent Application For OLED-based Dynamically Active Keyboard

Jan 02

ModBook by Axiotron Is Now Shipping

MacBook based tablet PC’s are finally shipping thanks to very patient buyers and Axiotron the company who makes them.  This comes at a very interesting time as MacWorld looms near.  Several rumors are going around the Internet saying that there could be a smaller type MacBook that may be produced.  Patent applications by Apple also show a large touch screen interface similar to the iPhone.  All of these put together make for an exciting MacWorld Expo keynote speech.

Continue reading Axiotron's ModBook MacBook-Based Tablet Is Now Shipping

Nov 22

iPhone And MacBook Third Quarter Sales NumbersApple’s sales of hardware products, especially the iPhone, MacBook’s, and MacBook Pro’s have been particularly strong in the third quarter.  There have been 1.12 million iPhone shipped in the US.  Global sales predictions say that Apple will see an increase of one-percent in world wide laptop market share.

Continue reading iPhone Cell Phone And MacBook Laptop Sales Third Quarter Sales

Nov 01

MacBook November 2007 UpdateApple has updated it MacBook line of portable computers today just in time for the holiday buying season.  There are a few major changes with this upgrade that is a welcome plus for people looking to get the most out of the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard update.

Continue reading MacBook Upgraded With Santa Rosa Platform 800MHz FSB & Graphics Card

Oct 28

Mac O Lantern Mac ClassicSpooky Mac’s abound on the Internet.  Something very cool an artistic individual has done with a few extra Mac Classic’s.  They have put together the Mac-0-lantern.  Flickr user timsiedell has posted pictures of the ghoulish Mac’s.  To make your own Mac Classic into a sight to be scared of, follow a few simple steps.

Continue reading Mac-O-Lantern A Mac Classic Is Now The Ghost Of Mac's Past

Oct 23

Apple iPod Sixth BirthdayToday is the day that Apple’s wildly popular music player the iPod, that has seen over 100 million units sold, had it’s birthday.  The day that the original iPod was released, I had mine ordered knowing that this was the next breakout consumer electronics device.  After I received mine from Taiwan, via global express shipping, it was immediately connected to iTunes.  The ease of use, the box it was shipped in, the amount of accessories included was all great.  A year after use, I decided to purchase a new iPod so it went up for sale.

Continue reading First Generation Apple iPod Celebrates It's Sixth Birthday