A Long Update

26 11 2008

So, we’re extremely sorry that we couldn’t get all the updates done in time!

MacBooks

So let’s get back to the start of the MacBook Events, where 3 new products (MacBook Air revised) were released by Apple probably for the holiday season. The biggest change in the MacBooks was the use of the Aluminum Unibody, which essentially means that the casing is machined from one solid block of aluminum which fundamentally makes it stronger and more durable from everyday bumps. 

The laptops have become significantly lighter, and are also more appealing to the user in terms of an LED Backlit display, which provides the “instant-on” which a student or businessman would need in those sticky situations. 

iPhone Software + iTunes + Safari

The long awaited 2.2 has arrived! However, this update was merely a bug fix for most of us in other countries and the availability to see street views has also been added as a feature into Google Maps. A significant update was the downloadable podcasts on the fly feature, which we find excellent as we finally don’t have to rely on iTunes. Could a wireless syncing come in the future? We don’t know, what do you think?

iTunes has also been revised to 8.0.2, adding an update to iPod Nano. It has allowed the earphones with Mics to be used, and the turning off of cover flow while the Nano is rotated which I find a stupid function as you always have to rotate it back before it can be used. And Yes, Infinitech does own a Black 8GB Nano-Chromatic.

Safari has been pounded with security updates and stability updates to all users.

Mystery

What happened to the in-ear headphones Apple?





1 MORE DAY.

13 10 2008

by Graphickz

 

Hey all,

We at Infinitech are sworn to get you the latest scoops on Apple rumors and product releases. 1 more day to the launch and the tension is mounting. What is confirmed is that the new notebooks are based on an NVIDIA chipset, which is a huge relief for all you gamers out there. They are also aluminum, and are NOT tapered like the MacBook Air.

As Ravenizer had mentioned, the Macbook Air is probably not going to get an update. I mean, how could Apple update a Notebook so early? People would just stop buying the Mac since it gets outdated way too quicklyt.

What we could also expect in the event, would be the release of the much awaited 2.2 Firmware for the iPhone (and iPod Touch?) With the fantastic new Emoji, and hopefully some improvements to the stability of the OS as well as the inclusion of 3G Radio TUning capabilities, this is the most anticipated FIrmware yet!

1 MORE DAY Ladies and Gentlemen!





Yet Another Update

12 10 2008

by Graphickz

 

The rumor mills have been churning and we are too. Yet more pictures of the Macbook and Macbook Pro cases made by the special Brick method are being released from unknown sources. We have the latest scoops right here on Infinitech.

MacBook Case

MacBook Case

MacBook Pro Case

MacBook Pro Case

 

Optical drives are still on the right and all the I/O ports are still on the left. The cases do not appear to be tapered like the Macbook Air, but are expected to have large trackpads to match. Power button is located in the top right corner, and it does not appear to be any latch on the Macbook and Macbook Pro. The other pictures can be viewed here.





MacBook Chipset

12 10 2008

by Graphickz

 

Hey all,

Just a short update on the MacBook that is going to be released on October 14th. The Macbook will now run on an NVIDIA chipset, based on the MCP 79 platform. Intel still supplies the main processor for the Macbook.

Kept uncharacteristically secret by NVIDIA for most of the year, the MCP79 platform is so far considered a substitute for Intel’s Centrino 2 “Montevina” platform, offering support for the same 1066MHz front side bus, optional DDR3 memory and PCI Express 2.0 interfaces.

By using an NVIDIA chipset, this means that there are now more advantages.

  • Smaller physical size using one chip rather than two
  • DriveCache, which uses Flash storage to speed up boot times
  • Hybrid SLI which switches from discrete to integrated graphics when battery is low
So basically what this means is that the aluminum MacBook will be slimmer, start up time will be faster due to the DriveCache, and even more advanced power saving features over and above Mac OSX.
The Graphics card is also being changed from an integrated Intel unit, to an NVIDIA 9300 and 9400 series, which uses integrated graphic processing units or GPUs. That means, when Apple releases Snow Leopard, NVIDIA chipsets would be able to offload general processing onto the GPUs.
Let’s wait and see.




Apple Event – October 14 2008

11 10 2008

by Graphickz

 

Hey all,

Just to wrap up on the past few weeks. The rumor mills have been churning out what they believe to be is the newest MacBook on the block. In this event, Apple is rumored to be releasing the new versions of the Macbook, Macbook Pro, and Macbook Air. The Macbook has the most noticeable material change, shifting from the scratchy, glossy plastic, to the rather eye-catching anodized aluminum. The Brick, was actually just a reference to the manufacturing process, where by the new Macbooks are carved by water and air jets out of a solid block of aluminum. 

So Apple, sent out an invitation to press yesterday, here is how it looked like.

The invitation sent out to Media.

The invitation sent out to Media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apparently showing a 13″ screen, this is rumored to be the new Apple Macbook, that will be unveiled on October 14, at Apple’s Town Hall in Cupertino. The Macbook doesn’t appear to have tapered edges as previously expected. It now looks more like a part of the Apple Family. What do you think?

There were different variations of the invite sent out, and this was the clearest and sharpest of the lot. The New Apple price ranges are expected to take a dip, due to the crashing US Market. The Macbook is rumored to sell at $800 and the Macbook Pro at around $3000. This would largely increase the profit margins at Apple, and hopefully push up the share prices for Apple, which fell a whopping 9% last week. 

These are the pictures of the rumored 13″ MacBook. 

MacBook Keyboard Layout

MacBook Keyboard Layout

USB Hubs and Connectivity Ports

USB Hubs and Connectivity Ports

Slot Loading Optical Drive

Slot Loading Optical Drive

So there you have it, the New MacBook. Looks alot more like the MacBook Pro now. Now lets move on to the MacBook Pro, which is largely rumored not to have its design changed, as consumers are used to having the rather “expensive” feel of the laptop.

iPhone Tech Talk, World Tour

iPhone Tech Talk World Tour

iPhone Tech Talk World Tour

Don’t miss this unique opportunity. The event is free, but space is limited.

Apple technology evangelists and engineers will soon be traveling the globe bringing iPhone development expertise to a city near you. Learn about the tools and technologies you’ll use to create great iPhone applications, then work with the experts to optimize your code, refine your user interface, and apply the knowledge you gain from the sessions to enhance the capabilities of your iPhone application.

Finally, Apple has heard the cries of Developers around the world, who cannot afford to fly to the States to attend WWDC year after year. Having joined the Apple Developer Connection (there is a free membership), we received an email invitation to the event, and had to register our places in our island nation of Singapore. Most of the countries have already been fully booked! Thankfully though, not in our country. We will attempt to carry out a live-blogging session during the intro and provide insights that we have learnt during the event. Developing for the iPhone is a very exciting prospect and the Infinitech Team hopes to bring you ground-breaking applications and games to add to your arsenal.

Once again, sorry for the lack of updates.





iPhone Firmware 2.1

13 09 2008

Hey all,

We’ve all experienced the buggyness of the iPhone 3G, the memory leak during texting, and the slow Maps. Now with Firmware 2.1, everything changes, including the extension of battery life which I find pretty amazing. It could last (and is still lasting) a whole day with 3G turned on, and frequent syncs with MobileMe.

Microsoft Exchange has become significantly faster, with calendars moving very zippy. The new Genius function for the iPhone is quite remarkable, making the decisions of which tracks go together, rather than you do it yourself. There are now the artist’s names under each of the songs, and the scrolling is just marvelous.

It appears that every time, Apple finds something wrong, they fix a whole bunch of things we would never have expected. I had almost regretted buying an iPhone, but now with the firmware update, things could never have been faster and easier to do.

However, The App Store in Singapore, still needs some working on. For instance, there are no gift cards to redeem, and for some of us without credit cards, this could get quite frustrating. There should be an option for no credit card, and just the pure value on the gift cards. 

The full review for iPhone is coming soon… and so with the new 4th Generation, iPod Nano 16GB!





iPod Nano Confirmed

7 09 2008

Hey all,

Apparently, the news has broken out again. Here at a first on Infinitech, we have the leaked photos of the confirmed 4th Generation iPod Nano in a Sparkling orange 🙂

 

iPod Nano 4th Gen | Orange

iPod Nano 4th Gen | Orange

So, we don’t really have to wait for Let’s Rock, but I would like to see the variety of colours available, and the new tapered iPod Touch. There is much talk of iTunes 8.0 to be released, but none of them are confirmed. 

The iPhone craze here is still high, and Singtel has an event organised for Yesterday, and Today, for those who didn’t get their iPhone, and would like to buy one from the Glass Gallery@Comcentre.