• The Microsoft discount

    Posted April 10, 2009 - 12:54 pm

    Macworld's Dan Frakes and Dan Moren have already posted their well-considered responses to the Mac-Windows comparisons. My reaction is somewhat less refined: Whenever I read about the supposed advantages of Windows PCs over Macs, I find myself muttering: "Yeah, but then you've got to use Windows."
  • Seeking Enterprise Mac Support?

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 10:03 am

    When it comes to supporting Macs in the enterprise, Apple isn't going to give you much of a hand. Windows vendors offering Mac products aren't really geared up to support the Mac. And the number of Mac experts out there pales in comparison to those of Windows pros. But don't lose faith. The good news is that Mac people help each other out, more so than the fragmented PC user community.
  • Macs in the Enterprise: the Cost Factor

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 9:53 am

    At A&E Television Networks, employees have to make a compelling case to get a Mac. More often than not, they're denied. That's because the high cost of a Mac is downright hard to justify, especially in these tough times.
  • Software Firewalls Continue to Protect

    Posted April 2, 2009 - 12:14 pm

    Kerio, a small software company specializing in e-mail servers and software firewalls, has been around for years and years. You probably don't know them, but your IT consultant or preferred reseller certainly should. Their new Kerio WinRoute Firewall 6.6 that just started shipping can do more than Windows ISA for less money, always a combination worth investigating.

  • Alleged MacBook mini netbook image appears online

    Posted March 31, 2009 - 8:36 pm

    It may have more to do with Adobe than Apple, but a MacBook mini netbook has appeared online claiming to be the real thing.
  • Windows Geeks Warm to Macs

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 11:37 am

    At Simply RFiD, a half-dozen software developers yearned for Macs at work. They liked the power and reliability of the Apple machines. Oddly, Simply RFiD made the switch to Mac Pros for its developers to write code for Windows computers.
  • Review

    Mac Mini offers versatility, better graphics

    Posted March 27, 2009 - 10:08 am

    With the latest updates, Apple has added some solid firepower under the hood, while leaving the Mac Mini's basic nature intact. The price still starts at $599 -- there's a $799 model, too -- but it now boasts better graphics, faster DDR3 RAM, a SuperDrive that's now standard in the lesser model, 802.11n Wi-Fi, five USB ports, a FireWire 800 port and a MiniDisplay Port.
  • Macs plummet in Rescuecom reliability ranking

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 4:31 pm

    For the first time, Apple dropped out of the top spot in the computer reliability ranking of Rescuecom, a U.S. chain of service shops, and ended in third place behind Asus and Lenovo.
  • Apple resurrects the 17-inch iMac

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 2:44 pm

    Remember when Apple discontinued the 17-inch iMac in 2007? Well, it looks like that iMac hasn't gone away at all and is still available to schools for only $899.
  • Apple Premium Pricing Buys More Than a Logo

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 2:04 pm

    I did not plan to take time out of my weekend to defend Apple, but Jeff Bertolucci's missive "Ballmer Is Right: Mac Users Do Pay Dearly for Apple Logo" is just wrong. Not in the facts, mind you, just the analysis.
  • Why even IT pros are demanding Macs

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 11:00 am

    A consistent platform, strong cloud support, and a great server all make Macs appeal to IT
  • Ballmer Is Right: Mac Users Do Pay Dearly for Apple Logo

    Posted March 21, 2009 - 9:18 pm

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's estimate of a $500 Mac premium may be a tad high, but it's in the ballpark.
  • A hacking tool gets updated for the Mac

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 8:42 pm

    Two Mac security researchers have added major improvements to the Metasploit hacker toolkit.
  • Researcher cracks Mac in 10 seconds at PWN2OWN, wins $5K

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 9:43 am

    Charlie Miller defends his Mac hack title; IE8 also falls on Day 1 of hacking contest
  • Maine to put a MacBook on every student's desk

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 3:12 pm

    The state of Maine is in negotiations with Apple to expand the deal this year, putting a MacBook on the desk of every public school student from grades 7 to 12.
  • Three Nightmares When Managing Macs

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 10:42 am

    How hard is it managing Macs in the enterprise? Harder than you might think. Expect lackluster enterprise support from Apple and its horde of Mac developers, for starters. Enterprise savvy Windows developers rushing poor Mac components to market bring frustration, too.
  • Review

    Apple's new 17-in. MacBook Pro rocks

    Posted March 6, 2009 - 3:43 pm

    It took Apple Inc. a while to finally get around to updating the 17-in. MacBook Pro, but the wait was more than worth it.
  • 6 Things You Need To Know About Apple's New Desktops

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 10:54 am

    As you may have already seen, Apple refreshed its entire desktop lineup earlier Tuesday. And while there's nothing really groundbreaking in today's updates--it was mostly just a speed bump--there are a few things to be aware of before you go out and plunk down money on a new Mac.
  • Apple Launches New iMacs, MacMinis, Mac Pros

    Posted March 3, 2009 - 12:11 pm

    As had been rumored, Apple this morning upgraded its line of iMacs, MacMinis, and Mac Pros, with improved processor speeds and upgraded storage space. All of the new computers are now available in the Apple store.
  • Apple likely to 'muddle through' gloomier sales outlook

    Posted February 19, 2009 - 5:41 pm

    Although planned purchases of PCs by U.S. consumers are at their lowest level since 2002, Apple Inc. should be able to "muddle through" on the strength of its MacBook laptop line, a market research company said Thursday.
  • Mac clone maker wins legal round against Apple

    Posted February 9, 2009 - 12:31 pm

    A federal judge last week ruled that Psystar Corp. can continue its countersuit against Apple Inc., giving the Mac clone maker a rare win in its seven-month-old battle with Apple.
  • The six worst Apple products of all time

    Posted January 23, 2009 - 2:58 pm

    The Mac is certainly a landmark product, one of the many to make its way out of Cupertino in the last quarter-century. But not everything Apple touches turns to gold.
  • How to share files between Windows and Mac

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 5:24 am

    OK, this question comes up all the time, "How do I share files between my Mac and PC". So, here is the answer...

  • The top 10 standout Macs of the past 25 years

    Posted January 16, 2009 - 4:48 pm

    Much has changed in technology over the course of the past 25 years, with Apple often at the center of the advances we now take for granted. To celebrate the Mac's 25th anniversary, we looked back over the years and picked 10 Apple computers that altered the company's course and changed the way the world works and communicates. First up, naturally, is the first Mac.
  • Apple loses U.S. market share as sales slide 23%

    Posted January 15, 2009 - 5:31 pm

    Apple's share of the U.S. computer market dropped nearly 16% in the fourth quarter of 2008 as the economy continued its freefall, a research analyst said Thursday.
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