Friday, 19 December 2008

MacWorld is Dead... Long Live Apple

The web is ablaze with the news that Apple are pulling out of the Macworld trade show and that the 2009 event will be its last. Notwithstanding the fact that this has been a very long tradition started in 1985, I wonder why it didn’t actually happen sooner.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

When Upgrades Are Downgrades

It’s been eight long months since Apple upgraded its laptop range and today saw a major redesign of both the MacBook and the MacBook Pro models. The changes look impressive: the machines are carved out of a single sheet of aluminium and all now feature a glossy glass display. They also have powerful graphics card from NVIDIA rather than the integrated chips from Intel. If you’re curious about all the specs, you can check them out here for the MacBook, and here for the MacBook Pro.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Into the Skies

I was seven the first time I went on a long-haul flight. I had many more opportunities to experience this mode of transportation for years after that, until the end of the millennium. In all that time, the entertainment system never changed: we were all given the choice of one film which we all had to watch on the same screen, at the same time.