Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro

Yesterday, Apple announced three new upgrades to some of their oldest computers without a keynote.  This is very unusual for Apple; the upgrades were released without the usual fanfare.  This begs the question, why? Maybe the departure of Steve Jobs has contributed to this, or maybe it's Apple's new way of doing things.  Something tells me that this will not be the only time Apple does this; look for it in the future as a continuing trend. Now, back to buisness.  The new iMac is basically the same, with a small price drop and some minor memory upgrades.  The new Mac Mini is also the same, with a few more USB ports and new graphics cards.  The Mac Pro has had some internal and external upgrades, with the inside getting very little change.  Overall, the upgrades were pretty underwhelming. 

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tepple: Mobile Version

Today, we are pleased to announce the mobile version of Tepple!  We have a normal version of the site (pictured here) and an iPhone version (pictured above).  It's powered by MoFuse, and the address is  If you click the link now on your computer, it will take you to a preview of the site.  We've also added a nifty little link to the mobile site on the left of the normal Tepple (it says Mobile friendly).  If you're on your phone and you get the normal version, just click the link and it will take you straight to the mobile site.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Last Macworld for Apple, no Keynote by Steve Jobs

Apple has announced that this will be there last year participating in the annual Macworld trade show, and instead of Steve Jobs delivering the keynote adress, it will be Philip Schiller, Apple's senoir vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.  The reason for bailing on Macworld, you might ask?  Acording to Apple, "Apple is reaching more people in more ways than ever before, so like many companies, trade shows have become a very minor part of how Apple reaches its customers. The increasing popularity of Apple’s Retail Stores, which more than 3.5 million people visit every week, and the website enable Apple to directly reach more than a hundred million customers around the world in innovative new ways."  With Steve Jobs not delivering the keynote, it's almost certain that he will begin to transition the company to other people, and take a back seat.  I don't know if he'll go as far to retire, but if he does, Apple would have lost it's co-founder, and the person who got Apple to be the giant it is.  Without Steve Jobs, Apple would definatly not be in the position it is today.  Farewell Steve, farewell.

Monday, December 15, 2008

OS X Leopard 10.6.5 Update

Quick!  Run to your Macs!  The new OS X Leopard update is out, OS X 10.6.5.  Most of it is made up of graphics improvements for games and other programs.  It also improves support and compatibility for the AT&T 3G laptop cards.  The Chess program will get some needed performance and reliability updates.  Safari gets " compatibility with web proxy servers," and the new MacBooks now have a Trackpad System Preferences pane.  MobileMe also now syncs any changes (contacts, calender, bookmarks) within a minute.  The iPhone gets some love too; the update improves the reliability of Adress Book syncing with the iPhone and other devices.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Apple Quilt

Take a look at this quilt.  It was found on eBay, and is made up of 20 Apple t-shirts.  The current bid is $227.50, so if you feel like blowing over $227.50 on a quilt made of (probably) uncomfortable t-shirts, go ahead and make a bid at eBay.  You've got about 3 days to bid, so go waste your money! 

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The iPhone Nano

According to, Apple has plans to produce and release an iPhone Nano, or the Nanophone as they call it.  The site claims "its has 3 sensors, camera, mirror screen, but no 3G.  It is the same height as the just release Nano but wider and thicker and with the same iPhone 3G contours."  The site claims that it will be revealed at MacWorld in January.  iDealsChina says that a new iPod shuffle will also be revealed, and claims that they will have pictures of the Nanophone and new iPod shuffle by the 20th.  Take this with a grain of salt, but we will nevertheless follow this story closely.

"iPhone is a Gaming Console"

According to an apparently extremly reliable source at Engadget, John Geleynse, the Director, Technology Evangelism at Apple Inc., made some pretty big staments at an iPhone event today in San Jose.  He claimed that the iPhone was a "gaming console."  He also said that "it's not a phone, it's a console experience."  He even went as far to say that the iPhone was a serious compitor to the Nintendo DS.  Those are some pretty bold words John.  The iPhone (and iPod Touch) do have some games that could help pass the time on a long car journey or something to that extent, but a "console experience?"  Not in my lifetime...