Christian eBuddy Blog » Mac Christian eBuddy Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:48:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Apple Reflects On The Mac At 30 With New Video And Website Retrospective Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:09:32 +0000 Apple is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Mac with a new video and microsite released today featuring some fond remembrances of the machines over the years from creative professionals including Moby, artist April Greiman, photographer Jon Stanmeyer and more. The site features use cases exemplified by some of the best creative, educational and scientific professionals of the past 30 years, attaching a renowned face to each generation of new hardware from the original Macintosh all the way up to the brand new Mac Pro. There’s also an interactive element to the site, with a section called “Your First Mac” where Apple asks visitors to tell them about their own first experience with a Cupertino computer, featuring a brief quiz where you select your inaugural introduction to Macintosh and then choose from a list of general activities you used said machine for. For me, the first Mac I actually owned all to myself was 2005′s eMac, which I bought used and which had been modified by the local authorized Mac shop to have the power button up front instead of hidden all the way round back of that deep CRT. Apple seems to be tabulating that input in real-time on the site, and is displaying a running breakdown of the most popular first Mac models and what percentage of visitors were using said machines. There’s also a slider that lets you see, depending on which year you’re looking at, what first-time Mac users were mostly doing on their hardware: Early on, there’s a lot of educational use and desktop publishing, but ‘Internet & Email’ starts taking over in the mid-90s as you might expect and remains dominant right through to today. If you are or have been a Mac user at any time during the past three decades, the site’s bound to trigger some nostalgia, and even if you aren’t, you’ll get a glimpse into why this computing pioneer has managed to invoke so much devotion from its fans, and why Apple executives told MacWorld that the “Mac keeps going forever.”]]> 0 Apple’s New Mac Pro In Pictures: Beauty And The Beast Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:02:49 +0000 Apple has a brand new Mac Pro with an all-new, bold design that's assembled at home in the U.S. in a facility in Texas. It's easily among the most bold and unique designs of a Mac in recent memory, bringing to mind equally mould-busting creations like the G4 Cube and the original 'flowerpot' iMac. It's also got a distinctly Darth Vader vibe, and with its unique removable outer casing, that impression comes across even stronger.]]> 0 Apple’s Mac Pro Is Now Available, Max One Out Now With A 4K Display For Over $13K Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:08:05 +0000 Apple is now selling its new U.S.-assembled Mac Pro via its online store, as announced yesterday in a press release. The pro-targeted computer starts at $2,999, but with custom options and maxed out specification, plus a single Sharp 4K display which also went on sale this morning, you can spend as much as $13,194.00. And let's be honest, you're going to want at least two 4K displays, so bump that up to $16,789.]]> 0 Apple’s New Mac Pro Goes On Sale Dec. 19 Online And In Retail Starting At $2,999 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:35:43 +0000 Apple has just announced that its new Mac Pro computer, featuring that signature 'Darth Vader' design, will be available for sale starting tomorrow, Thursday Dec. 19 beginning at $2,999. There's another version with better specs for $3,999, and a number of custom order options that will vary the prices upwards from there.]]> 0 Apple confirms PrimeSense buyout, paves way for motion-controlled future (updated) Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 0 Apple Sold 33.8 Million iPhones, 14.1 Million iPads, And 4.6 Million Macs In Q4 2013 Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:32:24 +0000 Well, folks, Apple has just put up some mixed numbers in its fiscal Q4 2013 earnings release -- $37.5 billion in revenue and $7.5 billion in net profit to be exact -- but how exactly did the tech titan fare in terms of hardware sales? This time around Apple sold 33.8 million iPhones (which it notes is a record for Q4), 14.1 million iPads and 4.6 million Macs during the quarter.]]> 0 Evernote for Mac now offers a Presentation Mode as a premium feature Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:40:00 +0000 0