If you've been to any retail technology store lately, you've likely noticed a host of new UltraBooks filling store shelves to take on Apple's MacBook Air. Just one problem: these ultrabooks stink. But don't get me wrong, that's putting it nicely.
Acer has some fairly lame plastic shelled fake MacBook Airs, and recently, Dell launched their new XPS UltraBooks to compete with Apple's MacBook Air lineup. But don't just take my word for these devices being horrible (well, you can, but I love Apple's design detail and quality products), so listen to those trying their best to hold up the Windows realm - but can't.
Apple has a way of causing the earth to move — well almost. When Apple introduced iTunes and iPods, people began to look at music in a totally different way. Moreover people started looking at digital music in a legal way. At the same time we said goodbye to buying our music at Tower Records and Walmart.
Podcast Episode 74: iCar. Mark, Karl and Werner opine about “What if Apple made a car, the iCar?”, the upcoming iPad specs and name (iPad 3 v. iPad HD), plus discussions around iCloud, online profiles complied by Google and Facebook, Microsoft Office for iPad?, HP's lack of direction and much, much more in Episode 74: iCar.
The iPad is made for viewing photos. The touch interface is ideal for browsing through galleries. The iPad’s next generation will have a retina display, which increases the resolution of the display. This will make it an even better experience by making the pictures look sharper and show more detail. But the iPad can do a lot more than just view photos.
There are a number of photo editors for the iPad, including Filterstorm and Photogene. Adobe has even come out with Photoshop Touch of the iPad. Yet, Apple still has not released iPhoto or Aperture for the iPad. What are they waiting for?
Here are a few photos of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where Apple will hold their event tomorrow (Wed. March 7th) to unveil the next generation iPad 3 (or wlll it be the iPad HD?) courtesy of our colleague in the Bay Area.
It is a given that on next Wednesday, March 7th, Apple will reveal the iPad 3. What's not a given is what will happen next. My colleague has written a nice article about how the iPad 2 will probably show up in the $399 price range, yet the mystery beyond March 7th lingers. Apple is good at that. Fortunately, T-GAAP has some hints as to what Apple's roadmap is likely to follow.
On Wednesday, March 7, Apple is highly likely to unveil the iPad 3. The rumored hardware looks to be breathtaking. A retina display, massive graphics and CPU processing power, and a camera that will rival that of the iPhone, all while sending this goodness up and down to clouds everywhere with 4G speeds. iPad 3 is going to be a major leap in iPad technology, so much so we'll wonder why the iPad 2 wasn't called iPad 1S.
But for all the hoopla and sex appeal iPad 3 hardware will contain, it's the core of the product, the software, that will send would-be rivals back to the drawing board all over again.
Apple will officially announce the iPad 3 on March 7. This new iPad will have a retina display and faster quad core processor. With the Retina, the iPad will have the capability of displaying 1080p videos and movies.
The Apple TV is one of the best accessories for the iPad. It can mirror the iPad display onto a much larger screen. This is great for watching movies, sports, pictures, games, and presentations. While the current Apple TV should be able to mirror the iPad 3, it will not look as good since the Apple TV only displays 720p. That may change on March 7.
Have you noticed the change? If you are long-time listener to MacBreak Weekly, hosted by Leo Laporte and his tech compadres, there's little doubt you could escape it. MacBreak jumped into the podcast era early on, and with the well known Leo Laporte, it quickly grew into the podcast to listen to for all things Apple. But the show has shifted axis over the past few years, thus Three Guys and a Podcast felt it was time to give MacBreak Weekly listeners a voice – in what we believe is a growing concern amongst many listeners that MacBreak Weekly is now longer a Mac or Apple-centric show. We've also made this a key topic in Epsiode 73: Scaling Engine from China.
It was recently discovered that Google has been circumventing Safari's cookie controls. Google has been leaving third party cookies from its sites and ad sites they own. This happens even when the user tells Safari to block them in the application's preference panel.
Cookies are used to set site preferences so users can see the same site next time they return. They are also used to log into an account and set location information. While these are good things, cookies can also be used to keep track of what the user does or where the user goes on the Internet. Some may be ok with this, but many are not. The user should have this control, not the ad agencies.