Apple has once again outpaced the PC industry with year-over-year growth of 3.8%, while the industry at large shrunk by 3.5%. Apple now ranks as the third-largest PC maker in the U.S., behind HP and Dell.
Latest Apple & Mac News
CloudOn’s free cloud-based Microsoft Office client for the iPad just got its first major update, bringing support for storing your documents with Box.net, in addition to the Dropbox support the app already featured.
Epic’s excellent medieval battle game Infinity Blade II just got its first massive update, bringing a new ClashMob social battle mode, as well as new weapons and upgrades, new achievements, and other content.
Microsoft has just released a major new update for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. The update includes a number of improvements and bug fixes, as well as full support for Full-Screen Mode in OS X 10.7 Lion.
Intel’s next-gen Ivy Bridge processors will now be launching on April 23rd, suggesting that Intel may be rushing the processors for inclusion in Apple’s forthcoming MacBooks and iMacs.
Apple has just released a new Java update designed to address the recent Flashback trojan that at one point affected 600,000 Macs. The update removes elements necessary for the malware to function.
A new animated infographic shows that there’s more to the cost of an iPhone than what comes out of your pocket – environmental and humanitarian considerations also come into play.
Intel VP Kirk Skaugen made some very interesting comments about Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge processors, suggesting that they will support “Retina” displays – a marketing term created by Apple.
Visionary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto has nothing but praise for Angry Birds, stating that he wished he’d thought of the idea first.
Intel has confirmed that it is now shipping its second generation Thunderbolt controllers codenamed ‘Cactus Ridge’.
Want to try Microsoft’s Windows 8 Metro interface? There’s been a lot of chatter about Windows 8 tablets – and now you can see first-hand what the experience will be like by trying it on your iPad!
Apple is working on making it easier for people with no programming background to build their own iOS apps for the iPhone and iPad. A new patent application published this week reveals Apple’s proposed new authoring tool.
A working Macintosh 128k prototype is up for sale on eBay. It includes the rare “Twiggy” 5.25-inch floppy drive, original keyboard, mouse and power lead.
If the Daily Mail is to be believed, Apple only paid a meager £10 million in taxes ($16 million dollars) in taxes in the UK, while their earnings were estimated at £6 billion over the same period.
While everyone’s attention has been on the shiny new iPad, those slick folks at Cupertino have started quietly shipping iOS devices with the 32nm A5 SoC’s. (System on a Chip.) So far the $399 iPad 2 and the 3rd-generation Apple TV have been confirmed to use the chip.
Apple is planning to build a large Apple Store in Brussels, with 2014 being set as a possible opening date.