aapl-company Stories December 29, 2009

As we Tweeted earlier today, Apple has slashed its price of new base model MacBooks to a record low price: only $728.  That is $271 off of retail and even $200 off of Amazon’s price.  To get that price, Click here and visit the ‘Education Store’ link on the left.

Interestingly, Apple mentions that this is only a $100 savings, so perhaps a drop is in store for the retail version as well.

aapl-company Stories October 29, 2009

iTunes 9.0.2, a 93MB update,  adds support for Apple TV software version 3.0, adds an option for a dark background for Grid View, and improves support for accessibility.  

Update: In the "improves support for accessibility" column, you can also put "breaks Palm Pre sync again".  It doesn’t, however, interfere with Jailbreakers.

You can change the background in the iTunes prefs like so:

aapl-company Stories September 5, 2009

It looks like the Snow Leopard transition is moving along pretty well, if our Google Analytics are any indication.  A week after release, over 55% of you Mac users are using Snow Leopard (which includes PowerPC users who don’t have the option).  The bleeding edge 9to5mac community is probably a little ahead of the rest of the world but the stat is still an extremely positive sign for Apple.  For the rest of you (on Intel), get updating!

For the work week, it was still the most popular version of the Mac OS (below) garnering 50% of the logged machines. 

 

In fact, (impressive!!) 10% of you were on Snow Leopard the day before it was released!  That is some early adoption!

aapl-company Stories August 7, 2009

Update: We checked in for a few minutes but guess what? No bars on AT&T.   Here’s the video that we missed.

Tonight, Apple will produce its first-ever live event streamed to the iPhone: a concert by the electronica band Underworld.  Head to iphone.akamai.com or underworldlive.com to queue up. The show starts at midnight Eastern US time and the stream is free

The broadcast is thought to be a test/showcase for Apple’s new HTTP streaming protocol which uses adaptive bitrates to deliver a continuous smooth stream in varying network conditions.  "Varying conditions" are often the case when on 3G networks like AT&T’s.  Speaking of which, don’t expect to be able to make a call during the show tonight if the word gets out (Retweet!). 

Underworld’s Karl Hyde and Rick Smith profess to being huge Apple fans and recently released their entire catalog on iTunes. Apple is using partners at Inlet Technologies and Akamai to power tonight’s show.

Underworld – Born Slippy Nuxx
http://mediaservices.myspace.com/services/media/embed.aspx/m=4476241,t=1,mt=video

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