Tag: apple

Apple just killed the hackintosh

Apple announced yesterday at their event that the newest version of OS X, version 10.9 (Mavericks), will be free to all Macintosh computers that can run it. This is pretty amazing, we can finally keep all of our Macs on the same OS instead of us currently supporting three different versions. But for hackintosh users, it means that there is… Read more →

Follow and backchannel the Apple event today

I’ve set up an IRC bot to feed MacRumorsLive Twitter account into the #eduk8me IRC channel on Freenode. You can use the web client or any IRC client to connect to the #eduk8me channel on Freenode. (I’m at the Ohio ITSCO Leadership Symposium, so I don’t know how much time I’ll have to join. 🙁 ) Read more →

Post Apple event 9-10-2013 notes

So the latest Apple event happened. I’m always a little disappointed in them. Maybe I put my expectations too high? Anyway, for schools, the big news is the inclusion of the iWork apps (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) and two iLife apps (iMovie and iPhoto) now available for free with new purchases. Too bad they didn’t include Garageband, but for schools… Read more →

Thirty years of tech, where are we now?

This January marks the 30 year anniversary of the Apple //e and the Apple Lisa. While the Apple //e had profound effects on the computer world throughout the 80s, I am in awe of how much the Apple Lisa foretold of the computing world. No matter what your thoughts are of Steve Jobs, the man had a knack for going… Read more →

Has Apple lost it?

Apple announced the iPhone 5 today and updates to the iPod line. Most of the announcements were lackluster at best, but the event laid the groundwork for the rumored iPad mini event in October, which could be even more disastrous than the iPhone 5 event today. The iPhone 5 is a nice upgrade, thinner and lighter, but at the same… Read more →

FIrst impressions of the MacBook Air 11″

Since Steve Jobs blessed my MacBook Air and I received it two day early, I’ve had almost a week to investigate the 11″ MacBook Air. I opted to max it out, so it has 4GB of RAM, 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD) and the 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU. The educational price was \$1,329, which was almost more than… Read more →

My Apple Event predictions

Tomorrow Apple is holding an event to announce new products for the Mac. What will be announced is anyone’s guess, but here’s what my intuition is telling me: A new MacBook Air is pretty much a given. The rumors are pretty strong that there will be an 11.6″ and 13.3″ Macbook Air, and that they’ll be more affordable than the… Read more →

The iPad has landed

Braving almost 70? weather I arrived at the Easton Apple store at 7:40 am to pick up my reserved 32gb iPad. I’ll have a longer review later, but I’m currently typing this blog post while using the WordPress app and sitting in Cos?. So far, So cool. Read more →

HIW (How I Work): The Apple MacBook

I am asked quite often how I can keep up with everything in regards to educational technology, software, and hardware. After some reflection, I realized that it would make a good series of articles, so I’m going to write up How I Work. First up is probably the most important component of my technology arsenal, my Apple MacBook. During the… Read more →