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Apple Updates Today

August 7, 2007

Apple released a bunch of new and updated products today:
* “New iMacs”: I would buy one today if I had the slightest use for it. It looks absolutely gorgeous.
* “Updated Mac minis”: Yay! We can still get cheap Mac servers.
* “New wired and wireless keyboards”: I love the wireless without the numeric keypad. This way you can have your mouse closer to the keyboard, and I never use the keypad anyway (now if they could just get rid of the silly caps lock key as well). I’ve been wanting a keyboard like this ever since getting a Mac, so I ordered one immediately–the English (Int’l) version of course, the Danish layout is completely useless for writing code.
* “iLife ’08”: iMovie seems to be worth the upgrade alone. I ordered a family pack.
* “iWork ’08”: I love Keynote, so upgrading was an easy choice. The new spreadsheet, Numbers, looks like a nice addition. One more family pack in the shopping basket.
* “Updated .Mac”: The new web gallery with photo and movie sharing looks like it’s worth the price alone, but I’ll wait for the reviews before deciding whether I’m going to be a .Mac user. I’d also like to see if they are going to support photo sharing from “Aperture”:
* “Updated AirPort Extreme”: Looks like it gained gigabit ethernet, so there’s one less reason not to buy one now.

p=. ! spree)!
_Todays shopping spree comes out at just DKK 2097,-. That’s five copies a lot of software for very little money if you ask me–and a new keyboard too._

*Update*: There’s a “30-day trial of iWork ’08”: available and a bunch of “tutorials”: (via “MacUser”:

On Macs and Viruses

December 12, 2006

Reading “In Praise of the Zune?”: over at “MacUser”:, the last paragraph really cracked me up:

bq. That’s right, the Cult of Mac is advocating a product that Mac users can’t even use. I hear next week they’re doing a special on anti-virus apps. I hear that OS X version of Norton AntiVirus is really the pits. It never finds _anything_.

My Journey to Macland

April 7, 2006

My new “MacBook Pro”: finally arrived last Friday. Here are my first experiences from life on the other side:

* *Last Friday*: Unpacking, installing essential software. Everything just works?!
* *Saturday and Sunday*: Installing more software, moving all my work-related files over. Had some great laughs with the famliy while playing with “iSight and Photo Booth”: “Front Row”: rocks. No troubles yet — it just freakin’ works! I’m slowly realizing how much I’ve gotten used to software _not_ working.
* *Monday*: First day working with the MBP. Had the old Windows laptop in the bag, just in case. Didn’t need it, though. “OS X”: found the office network-printer all by itself, it just showed in the list of printers. Way to go!
* *Tuesday*: Left the Windows laptop at home. The co-workers might be a little tired by now of me showing something oh-so-cool, every 10 minutes. Frederik mentioned the MBP looks awfully nice together with the Fritz Hansen table and the Arne Jacobsen chairs in the conference room.
* *Wednesday*: I decided to retire my almost new and very buggy Windows Mobile powered “Qtek phone”:, and replace it with a Sony Ericsson from Apple’s list of “supported Bluetooth phones”: Need I mention that Bluetooth syncing just works perfectly? Also today Apple released “Boot Camp”: I installed Windows XP and in an odd way it feelt like I did something terribly wrong, so I decided to only set aside 5 gigs of diskspace for Windows. I’d still prefer “VMware”: or something “similar”:, over dual booting.
* *Thursday*: I “migrated over my Outlook calendar and contacts”: in preparations for completely retiring the Windows laptop. Finally figured out that there’s a “prerelease build of Firefox”: available as a universal binary know as “Deer Park”: and it’s way faster than the PPC build of Firefox I was actually a bit disappointed by the speed of the MBP, as I spend a great deal of time in Firefox, but not after installing Deer Park, yay!
* *This Friday*: Blogging about the past week…