Archive for July, 2011
Jul. 21, ‘11: Pretty good. Apple didn’t do a similar press release with Snow Leopard, but notes today that “users are buying Lion faster than any other OS release in Apple’s history.” Given how easy it is to buy it, that’s not surprising. … Continue reading →
Jul. 21, ‘11: As Scott McCartney reports for the WSJ, it also allows AA to offer another fee-based service: Express boarding. For passengers who find American’s random boarding too risky, there are options to board early. “Express Seating” offers Group 1 boarding and … Continue reading →
Jul. 21, ‘11: Matt Rosoff reports for Business Insider: Add in Apple’s 3.95 million Macs, and Apple sold 13.2 million personal computing devices, making it the second largest computer vendor in the world, after only HP (with 15.3 million).
Jul. 21, ‘11: For the first time ever, Apple shipped more smartphones than Nokia in Q2. This is equally illustrative of Apple’s rise as it is of Nokia’s fall. Here’s what it looks like visually: Note that there is a small discrepancy in Nokia’s … Continue reading →
Jul. 21, ‘11: Nokia reported this morning that it shipped 16.7 million smartphones in Q2, down 34% year-over-year and down 31% from Q1. Apple, meanwhile, shipped 20.3 million iPhones in Q2, up 142% year-over-year and up 9% from Q1. That means Apple sold more … Continue reading →
Jul. 20, ‘11: Installing Lion on my MacBook Air (secondary computer) from the Mac App Store was surprisingly fast and painless. It took a lot less time than going to the Apple store and buying a disc. The upside-down scrolling is very disorienting. … Continue reading →
Jul. 20, ‘11: Amazon is building up its video streaming library ahead of its big tablet launch: It just announced a non-exclusive deal with CBS, the lone Hulu holdout: With the deal, Amazon will add 2,000 episodes to grow the total number of … Continue reading →
Jul. 20, ‘11: Faster chips, Thunderbolt support, and a backlit keyboard on the MacBook Air. No more optical drive on the Mac mini, just like the Air. And a new 27-inch Thunderbolt display to go along with them.
Jul. 20, ‘11: It’s here. Support SplatF by purchasing through this link. And make sure you have a good backup before you install. (I’m personally curious how many of my old apps it’s going to break.)
Jul. 20, ‘11: For all of Apple’s success in China, it’s still China. This is pretty incredible. (Via 9to5Mac.)