Microsoft Event: Live Blog

Computerworld will keep you updated on the latest about Microsoft's new Surface tablet. Computerworld's Matt Hamblen is in L.A. and at the event. TRANSCRIPT OF OUR LIVE BLOG: @kmingis: The #msft Surface certainly offers tablet...

06/18/12

With the new iPad, what's in a name?

Just about all the rumor sites and analysts were correct when it came to the specs of the new iPad rolled out by Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday. Retina display. Faster chip. LTE.There was even talk that the new model would be slightly...

03/08/12

Apple's iPad ordering nightmare

Over the years I've bought a lot of Apple products as soon as they launch: Powerbooks, MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iMacs, iPhones and iPads. They usually entail hitting the browser refresh button while I'm waiting for the Apple Store to...

03/07/12

The iPad arrives (at an ad hoc party)

I'm biased toward Apple products. They're not always perfect, but they still tend to be way ahead of the competition in terms of design, usability and style. Our columnist, Michael DeAgonia, reviewed the iPad after getting his hands...

04/05/10

The iPad cometh

First, apologies for stepping away from blogging for a while. Between the work of Computerworld bloggers Seth Weintraub and, more recently, Mitch Wagner, we've had Apple pretty well covered in recent months. (Both will be offering up...

04/02/10

New iPhones for thee, but not for me

The good news is that the new iPhones will be out on June 19. The bad news is that I won't be among those in line to buy one next week. Seems I'd have to pay $200 more than the prices touted at WWDC today because I got a new iPhone...

06/08/09

My new SSD died, dare I try another?

Last month I coughed up just under $300 for a 120GB OCZ Apex solid-state disk (SSD) drive for my new MacBook. Worked like a charm. Installation was a breeze and I immediately saw much snappier performance.And then on Saturday, as a I...

05/05/09

How to make a MacBook zippy -- just add an SSD (updated)

Two week update: The SSD drive died this morning when I woke the MacBook from sleep. After a hard restart, the drive no longer showed up at all. I've ordered a replacement and will let you know if that one lasts longer than two...

04/25/09

Was Microsoft's Live.com trolling for Apple fans with snow leopard background?

Let me start off by saying I don't use Microsoft's Live.com for searches. That's in no way a slam at Live.com. I just don't use it. Which means I don't visit the site. Which means I had no idea that Live.com on Thursday night was...

02/20/09

My first Mac was a Performa

It's a wonder I ever stayed with Apple. I say that because the first Mac I ever bought is now widely panned as one of the worst the company ever turned out: a Performa 6200CD. Don't blame me; At the time, I didn't know any better. ...

01/15/09

Why I love Apple's Time Machine

Water and computers do not mix.Although I know this of my own accord, and my mom knows it theoretically, that wasn't enough to stop her from accidentally spraying her 17-in. MacBook Pro with a little water the other night. It was...

06/25/08

Flying with a MacBook Air? Be forewarned

The Transportation Security Administration -- you know, the folks in charge of security at U.S. airports -- have taken a fancy to Apple Inc.'s MacBook Air. It's not that they're out buying lots of the apparently popular little...

03/28/08

Keep me out of Apple stores

A few weeks back I had a chance to review a MacBook Air for Computerworld, smugly noting how much I love my behemoth 17-in. Mac Book Pro -- even as I allowed as how the Air would be a great second computer for road warriors. I am not...

03/20/08

MacBook Air: Don't try this at home

Sure, when it comes to computers and other electronics Apple Inc. is known for its industrial design. But sometimes it's the look of what's under the hood that piques your interest. First, you have to open the hood.In this case, the...

02/23/08

Apple exec touts MacBook Air innovations

(Blogger's note: Someone asked about battery life; Update below....)Having finally gotten my hands on a MacBook Air I can vouch for one thing: Thin is in. This thing feels like a clipboard when you walk around with it closed up. Road...

02/07/08

New Mac Pros and Xserves this week; so what's coming next week?

Well! This certainly adds fuel to the fire that Apple Inc. has some big announcements planned for next week's Macworld San Francisco show. Take your pick: the fabled "iTablet;" a subnotebook; iTunes movie rentals -- all are rumored...

01/08/08

The big story of '07? The iPhone, according to readers

Last week, we asked readers to weigh in via our QuickPoll on the top tech stories of 2007. The five choices included the new Apple Inc. iPhone; Facebook's Beacon brouhaha; Google's Android platform plans; the release of Leopard and...

01/02/08

802.11n, Leopard and MacBook Pro wireless woes: The follow-up

Last week, I joined the ranks of those having problems with WiFi using Leopard, my MacBook Pro and Apple's Airport Extreme. On the advice of users on Apple's forums I turned off IPv6 networking. So far, it seems to be working.Now, a...

12/13/07

What's up with 802.11n and MacBook Pros?

Unlike some folks who upgraded to Leopard at the end of October, I've had pretty good luck with Apple's new OS. No blue screen of death when I updated from Tiger; no dead keyboards on my MacBook Pro (MBP). No ability to keep a solid...

12/06/07

Not only do MacBook Pros scream, some of 'em whine

The old rule of thumb about software, cars and hardware is to be wary of the first iteration of anything, a rule I tossed out the window earlier this month when I picked up my first MacBook Pro (see MacBook Pro, no con -- yet.) Not...

03/31/06

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