MWSF 2005

This year’s Macworld Expo was slightly on the disappointing side. Two years ago, the exhibits filled both the north and south halls. Last year, they filled 3/4 of the north hall and all of the south hall. This year, only the south hall was filled with exhibits. Due to the size of this expo, I […]

Apple Announces iPod Shuffle

Apple has announced the iPod shuffle, a flash-based version of the popular iPod. According to MacMerc, “[The iPod shuffle is a] really tiny (smaller than most packs of gum), no screen, weighs under 1 ounce, USB 2, 12 hour rechargeable battery, PC/Mac, and looks about the size of a flash key drive. 2 models: 512MB […]

Apple Announces Mac Mini

Apple has announced the Mac mini, the most affordable Mac ever! According to MacMerc, “The Mac mini fits in the palm of your hand. Hook it into your own keyboard and mouse, or Apple’s. Comes with Panther and iLife 05. Price point:$499 $599. [The] Mac mini [will be] in stores January 22nd.”

Apple Announces iWork

Apple has announced iWork, an office application suite and successor to AppleWorks. According to MacMerc, “[iWork is] built from the ground up for OS X. Includes major update to Keynote: 10 new themes, animated text, powerful animated builds, presenter display, interactive slideshows, self playing kiosk slideshows. iWork [will be] available January 22 for $79.”

Apple Announces iLife ’05

Apple has announced iLife ’05, an update to its popular (and low-cost) digital-media-hub. According to MacMerc: iPhoto ’05: Better searching, More formats, far more powerful editing, more book designs, better organization (folders, calendar view), advanced slide show (Ken Burns!). Supports MPEG 4 movies. Supports RAW. Prices for prints cut to 19 cents a picture. Really […]

Apple Announces Final Cut Express HD

Apple has announced Final Cut Express HD, a beginner’s version of it’s professional video editing application. According to MacMerc, the price tag is $299 and the product is due to ship next month.

Mac Mini, the Low-Cost Mac

It was true! Apple will be offering a low-cost, monitor-less Mac! According to MacMerc, “The Mac mini fits in the palm of your hand. Hook it into your own keyboard and mouse, or Apple’s. Comes with Panther and iLife 05. Price point:$499 $599.”

Live Macworld Keynote Coverage

According to MacCentral, Apple will not be sharing Jobs’ keynote with the rest of the world until 6PM. But fear not, my friends! At MacMerc.com, we value tradition. Tune in tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 9AM (Pacific) for MacMerc Lite, your live, text-based coverage of the MWSF 2005 keynote, direct from the Moscone Center itself! And, […]

Solscape v2.0 Released

Back from the dead, Solscape v2.0 has been released and added to my Favored Freeware list. This version has been entirely rewritten in Cocoa, the image feeds have been corrected after URL changes rendered some useless, and the GUI has been cleaned up. Finally, I can use the satellite images provided by Solscape to monitor […]

Yasu v1.0 Released

Yasu v1.0 has been released! This a major update to an already astounding program. The latest version is a complete rewrite. It includes a new and improved interface, separated cache cleaning routines for better user control, the user can now choose to reset trusted applcations or not, several cache cleaning options have been added, a […]