Another Macworld Expo is in the books, and although the MacBook Air, Apple TV, and Time Capsule grabbed most of the attention early on, plenty of other noteworthy products and companies were featured. Our annual Macworld Expo Superlatives article points you to those things our editors found most intriguing. Also from Macworld, Karen Anderson reports on the variety of laptop cases on display, proving that your snazzy new MacBook Air doesn’t need to be strapped into a boring synthetic leather attache. In other Apple news, the company reported its best-ever quarterly financial results ($1.58 billion in profit sounds good to us), which of course tossed the stock price into the rubbish bin; Apple also announced a pink iPod nano – clearly a plea by Greg Joswiak to garner some Valentine’s Day affection. Also in this issue, AT&T offers an iPhone plan for corporations, we point to a few podcasts from Macworld Expo, and Ted Landau explains everything you want to know about the latest iPhone 1.1.3 update.
Apple has once again posted record revenues and earnings, and now has a whopping $18.4 billion in cash on hand. Analysts drove the company's stock price down in after-hours trading. (The logic eludes us too.)
Ever since the iPhone's arrival last June, corporate users have been champing at the bit for an opportunity to activate Apple's communications marvel on an enterprise plan; iPhones could only be activated by individuals. Finally, this week, AT&T announced enterprise data plans available to government, education, and business accounts.
Apple has released a pink iPod nano, just in time for Valentine's Day. This is clearly a hint!
Microsoft has changed its mind once again, and now permits Vista Home editions to be run as guest operating systems using virtualization software.
We're extremely pleased to announce the latest addition to our staff: Rich Mogull, who will be focusing on security issues.
If you're reading this, you probably didn't win a copy of the MathMagic Personal Edition equation editor in our DealBITS drawing, but you can still save $30 through 06-Feb-08.
Check out these MacVoices and MacNotables podcasts from Macworld Expo with the TidBITS staff.
Every year at Macworld Expo, the TidBITS staff keeps an eye out for the most interesting products, booths, and events - the things that we'd have told you to go check out if you'd been there. Read on for a picture-laden tour of our favorites!
Interested in a new laptop bag? Whether you're looking for one that has oodles of pockets, wheels, an eco sensibility, or just a fabulous design in a hip fabric, the laptop vendors at Macworld Expo had something for you. Karen Anderson takes a spin through her favorites, and be sure to watch the slideshow for some pictures.
Apple released iPhone 1.1.3 last week; author and troubleshooting guru Ted Landau goes deep into what's new, including some features you may not have known about.
The iPhone's new location-finding feature is a good way to talk about what an open cell phone platform and open network might look like.
This week's discussions run the gamut from installing Tiger on an iMac that came with Leopard installed to making iChat video conferencing work reliably. In between, we tackle how to roam internationally with a cell phone and not rack up exorbitant charges, get opinions on email hosting services, discuss the pros and cons of the new MacBook Air, and more.