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Thunderbolt Display Review by AnandTech [Video]

I recently blogged about Apple’s Macbook Dream Docking Station – Thunderbolt Display. It is a docking station plus 27inch display which is very interesting.

AnandTech did a very complete review of the display, and comments overall are very good. But I do agree with him that external graphics card should be in the next generation of Thunderbolt Display. This will be especially useful for Macbook Air users. Macbook Air is already itself a very powerful device, but what it is lacking is a more powerful discrete graphics card. With this, I’m sure gamers will now don’t think twice about buying the lower powered Macbook Air.

Check out his review of Thunderbolt Display:


Apple Thunderbolt Display – Dream Docking Station

Apple finally launch the Ultimate Docking Station for Macbook Pro and Macbook Air, Apple Thunderbolt Display. In this display, you not only get a beautiful 27 inch Display, 2.1 Speaker System, FaceTime HD Camera and Mic, you will also be getting a dream docking station any laptop users ever dream of.

Ultimate Docking Station – ThunderBolt Display

Thunderbolt Display is not only just a 27 inch large screen display, it also holds 3 USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800 port, Gigabit Ethernet port, Thunderbolt port(which you can daisy chain), Kensington Security slot, FaceTime HD Camera, Microphone.

What I love most is the built-in MagSafe Cable(up to 85w), which you can plug in to it Macbook Pro and Macbook Air. So you won’t need any extra plug or cables for your Macbook when you reach home. Apple sure think of ways to make your desk clean and neat. So you just need 1 cable which includes Thunderbolt and MagSafe, plug in to your Macbook and you are set to go!

If you are a road warrior, but still love big screen and a neat desk, Thunderbolt Display is the best buy you will get. Check them out at the Apple Store.

 

 


How deep Apple’s root grew into the world

Apple’s Root

Time Magazine have came out with this very informative infographic. It shows the percentage of Apple’s income stream, how different business are interlinked with Apple’s Product.

iPhone sales are 43%, Mac 20%, iPad 19% and iPod 7%, I feel iPad will be taking over Mac’s sales very soon, and iPod will slowly die off.

This page was taken from September 12 issue!

[via cultofmac]

 

 

 


MacUpdate Bundle 2011 is here [Video]

MacUpdate Bundle is back! With just $49.99, you will be able to get 10 very useful apps which includes Roxio’s Toast Titanium, Data Rescue and Fantastical.

So what will you get for USD$49.99?

  1. Roxio’s Toast Titanium 11 – One of the best Disc burning software for Mac
  2. Data Rescue 3 – Data Recovery on Mac, allow you to recover data when you hard disk went into issue
  3. FX Photo Studio Pro 2.0 – Edit your Photos with ease with FX Photo Studio Pro with over 170 photo effects & filters
  4. Fantastical – The best Calendar App on Mac, allowing you to write natural language and calendar event will be marked
  5. iStats Menu – Monitor your system stats on your menubar.
  6. PhoneView 2.7.1 – Manage your iPhone via PhoneView, access music, videos, sms, mms and more.
  7. Concealer 1.0.8 – Hide and Encrypt your files/folders on your Mac
  8. EarthDesk – Browse the Earth with EarthDesk
  9. Mellel – A very useful Mac App for clean word processing.
  10. Bookends – Manage all your research, reference and information with Bookends.
Check out the Video on all 10 Apps here:

You can buy the bundle from MacUpdate


Music Video Dedicated to Steve Jobs [Video]

A Song dedicated to Apple’s creator – Steve Jobs

This song is really nicely written. All of the lyrics just rhythm and sound nice. Hope Steve will have good health and live well.

LYRICS
There’s never been a leader this good for this long
This old, With inventions this bold, Or this strong
The simplest designs, Set trends and prove wrong
Streamlined every product, The iPod you all bought it
These hacks, Too lazy to innovate, They crazy
They don’t try to create, They just trace me
You know what, Soon they forget who they stole, They whole style from,
And try to reverse the iPhone, I’m like… huh!
I’m not a hater, The creator With imagination
I drop technology that inspires entire nations.
I call up Lucas, I’m big enough to brew it
I’m that focused, Plus i knew that Disney wouldn’t do it
So the dreams and teams you write about, White em out
It’s hard to brag when the iPad’s in your mouth
I’m in…Grey sneakers, I make features, You stay eager
What more can i tell you, Let me spell it for you
S-T-E V-E, Nobody truer than J-O-Bs
And you have to know, The world’s best C-E-O
Turned chairman, I’m back to finish the boards business up

What more can I say? What more can i do?
I give this all to you, I know this much is true
What more can I say?

Now you know they love you truly
When you drop a new Mac and you perfect the GUI
And your code ain’t Foo-ey, Right
That means those lines they bite must be chewy
Chop that and they gone get sueyed, Toast
I don’t mean to boast, But damn if i don’t flex
Them hackers gonna act like they built OSX
The Andy Roddick, That serves the new product
Far from a Harvard student, Just had the heart to do it
And no I’m not delaying it, In fact I’m just playing it
This ain’t the release I’m just QA’in it
One, Two and i won’t stop tweaking it
To Tech blogs, stop false leaking it
Back to the product, The multi-touch screen was exotic
Early adopters and they grandmas bought it
What up Woz, They can’t shut up Jobs
Shut down I, Not even God , I’m a ride
Lord forgive me for my brash delivery
But I remember vividly, What defeat did to me
So picture me, Lettin this board get at me
Fire me then buy my Next company
I will literally, Kiss Bill G in the forehead
Tell PC forgive me, Then squeeze out the market til its dead
I’m not a boutique chop shop, In fact
I got something unique to knock socks off
Young, Steven the God steady droppin heat
I’m at the Mac Keynote, Try to cop a seat
I ain’t never scared, I’m everywhere
You ain’t never there, Google why would i ever care
Pound for pound I’m the best to ever grow a grey hair
Excluding nobody, Look what i embody
The soul of a hustler the American Dream
I rose on my own, And made 8 Bill-i-ion in cream
And no I ain’t from parents with whole lots of cash
Or live any life well above middle class
And my designs ain’t comin’ and goin’ like pop fads
But the real shit you get when you bust down my passion
Add that to my engineering’s built to last
Times that by my influence, On computers, communications,
entertainment, music and too much to list
We’ll see what happens when i no longer exist

What more can i say?


Apple promotes Eddy Cue to SVP of Internet Software and Services

Apple promoted Eddy to the “i-Man”

Tim Cook have just promoted Eddy Cue to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services. Eddy Cue is no newbie, he is the key man for iTunes, App Store and iBookstore. These few products are very successful and I feel is the key to the success of iPhone and iPad.

So what’s new for him as SVP of Internet Software and Service? iCloud and iAds. Both of the 2 services are fairly new, and haven’t really taken off. I’m sure this 2 services are also the key services that Apple will be focusing on for the next few years.

Here a email from Tim Cook to Apple’s employee obtained by 9to5mac:

Dear team,

It is my pleasure to announce the promotion of Eddy Cue to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services. Eddy will report to me and will serve on Apple’s executive management team. Eddy oversees Apple’s industry-leading content stores including the iTunes Store, the revolutionary App Store and the iBookstore, as well as iAd and Apple’s innovative iCloud services. He is a 22-year Apple veteran and leads a large organization of amazing people. He played a major role in creating the Apple online store in 1998, the iTunes Music Store in 2003 and the App Store in 2008.

Apple is a company and culture unlike any other in the world and leaders like Eddy get that. Apple is in their blood. Eddy and the entire executive management team are dedicated to making the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do. Please join me in congratulating Eddy on this significant and well-deserved promotion. I have worked with Eddy for many years and look forward to working with him even closer in the future.

Tim

 

 

 


Apple Flagship store opening up in Hong Kong soon!

Apple Store opening up in Hong Kong!

It is no longer a secret! Apple is really opening up their Flagship store in Hong Kong! Before this flagship store, people can only buy Apple products via Apple’s Premium resellers, but not for long. They can finally buy directly from Apple. Although the price and products will not differ from any reseller.

It is rumored that the store will open up on 24th September.

How about Singapore?

To be honest, I’m jealous. How come we Singaporean are still not getting any Apple flagship store? If you remember in one of my previous blog post. Singapore is in the top 10 Mac Countries, and we are the Top Mac country in Asia! Of course, people will talk about population, yes, ok I understand. Come on, bring Apple Store to Singapore ok?

 


Hitler’s comment to Apple losing another iPhone Prototype in Bar [Video]

Seriously Apple or Seriously Media? It is abit hard to believe! CNet reported that Apple might have lost yet another iPhone prototype in a bar in San Francisco! It is too hard for me to believe, as I’m sure after the previous incident, Apple should be having alot of precaution.

According to CNet:

A day or two after the phone was lost at San Francisco’s Cava 22, which describes itself as a “tequila lounge” that also serves lime-marinated shrimp ceviche, Apple representatives contacted San Francisco police, saying the device was priceless and the company was desperate to secure its safe return, the source said. Still unclear are details about the device, what version of the iOS it was running, and what it looks like.

Apple electronically traced the phone to a two-floor, single-family home in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, according to the source.

When San Francisco police and Apple’s investigators visited the house, they spoke with a man in his twenties who acknowledged being at Cava 22 on the night the device went missing. But he denied knowing anything about the phone. The man gave police permission to search the house, and they found nothing, the source said.

Anyway, let’s hear out Hitler’s view on Apple losing another iPhone Prototype:


Steve Jobs Life in Animation [Video]

 

 

 

Next Media Animation created a new video dedicated to Steve Jobs, summaring his life and his career in 2 minutes worth of animation. Although as usual, Next Media have their own take of what happened and made the animation overly exaggerated. but they have their humor.

Steve Job’s Life in Animation

In the animation, Steve Jobs took LSD and attained spiritual enlightenment. Together with Steve Wozniak they came out with their own product Macintosh and setup their own company called Apple.  But things did not went well with him, Steve Jobs was bounced out of his own company by John Sculley, who was hired by himself from Pepsi.

Pixar and Toy Story

Steve Jobs is not someone who gave up, he started up a new animation company Pixar and produced ‘Toy Story’ and was a great hit in film industry. Disney then bought Pixar up and this made Steve Jobs the single largest shareholder of Disney till today. Steve Jobs later was setup a new company which was bought up by Apple, in the end pushed him to be the new CEO of Apple.

Post-PC Era created single handily by Steve Jobs

That’s when Steve Jobs lead Apple to produced iMac, iPod, iPhone then iPad. Now Apple is the leading IT company around in terms of innovations, and Steve Jobs retired as CEO.

Check out their new Animation on Steve Jobs’s Life and Career