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My Macbook Impressions: Two Weeks In

I’m typing this on my still relatively-new Macbook. As the title suggests, I’ve been in possession of this notebook for a grand total of two weeks, and below are some thoughts as to my experience so far. Keep in mind that before this, my use of Macs / OS-X has been minimal. Things that Mac users don’t necessarily notice stick out for me. I’m directly comparing the usability of this system to that of my main PC, in regard to both hardware and software. Continue reading


November 10, 2008 Posted by | Tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Apple Apple Mac iPod ZOMG

So… you people are intense. 9 out of the 11 most recent search terms have been for apple this or mac that.

Clearly demonstrative of obsessive behavior 😉

I kid, I kid. This is hilarious.

September 16, 2008 Posted by | Humor, Tech | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Macbook Updates (as in all of them)

I love the ‘blog stats’ feature of wordpress. Really, I do. Finding out how and why people stumble onto my site is fascinating. Until i see a search term like ‘toe sucking’ or ‘fox candyland’ and I can’t for the life of me figure out how that’s relevant to anything I’ve posted. Then it’s scary.

Really though, most of you seem to end up here because of posts regarding Apple products, related rumors, updates, announcements, and anything else that has anything to do with the cult of mac.

That being said, I’m choosing to blatantly pander to all you apple fans out there, just to see if my pageviews go up. It’s going to be fun. Continue reading

September 15, 2008 Posted by | Tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Event Confirmed September 9th

The analysts/fanboys/macwhores/insiders/whoever were rights, kids: invitations were sent out today for an Apple event on September 9th. Given the graphic that accompanied the invitation, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that new iPods are a lock.

A silhouette! How exciting.

A silhouette! How exciting.

In case that didn’t quite register with you, September 9th is one week from today. I beg you, do not be one of those oblivious fools who goes out and buys an iPod between now and then. You’ll just get pissed when you find out that you days-old iPod is already obsolete…

P.S. 10 AM pacific time is 11 AM my time. I’ll conveniently be in-between classes, seated fimly in front of a computer, posting updates as his holiness Steve Jobs does his thing on stage.

September 2, 2008 Posted by | Tech | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple: A Brief Update

A few things have changed in the past couple days since I last wrote about the upcoming Septbember 9th update that Apple will be announcing. First, it appears more and more likely that both the Macbook and the Macbook Pro will receive updates soon (as in this year).

I’ll give the Macbook around a 65-70% chance of being updated in the 3rd quarter announcement Continue reading

August 30, 2008 Posted by | Tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

It’s that time of year again — the Apple rumor mill has kicked into high gear. The upcoming third quarter announcement is traditionally one of several points during the year at which Apple delivers a bevy of new products. In true Apple fashion, there have been absolutely no hints or leads, at least officially, regarding what changes will be made to their lineup. Instead, a flurry of rumors has risen, covering everything imaginable. The following is a run-down of which updates are almost a given, which updates are possible, but not definite, and which updates have absolutely no chance of seeing the light of day.

Updates That Are a Given:

August 27, 2008 Posted by | Tech | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment