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You love using Macs, and so do we. You love modding them, and so do we...it's as if we're a perfect match! :)
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Thu, 28 Aug 2008 23:25:00 +0000
There're numerous rumors that Apple will announce new item on 9/9/08. These guys
are guessing, but seems like somewhat confident....
Hummm. iPod nano is going to look like Zune?? Will iPod touch have new software?? Or iTunes 8.0 with recommendation engine will be available??
Lots of newly wed were born on 8/8/08. It might be Apple's turn to give birth some new items and functions of Apple products!!
Apple Wins No.1 Customer Satisfaction Five Years in Low!
Thu, 21 Aug 2008 21:34:00 +0000
According to American Customer Satisfaction Index(ACSI
), Apple still wins list as highest in customer satisfaction for personal computers.
Apple's score, 85, is much higher than other competitors such as Dell (their score is 75).
As you know, Apple is the only one who hasn't dwell on Window's Vista, which very poorly popular latest Window's OS. That might be part of the reasons why Apple's loved by consumers.
Come See Us at Our Showroom
Thu, 14 Aug 2008 23:09:00 +0000
Come see us at our new and improved showroom!
We have lots of in store specials!
If you have questions, we have answers ;)
Our friendly staffs will help you to release any headaches you have with your Mac.
We are located in Torrance, California.
Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
iPod nano 4G Might Look Like...
Thu, 31 Jul 2008 23:19:00 +0000
No. I don't believe this
No matter what people may say, I love the shape of iPod nano 3G. That little fatty is so cute and screen is wide enough to enjoy videos. I don't want nano to go back to original shape. Yup, it's just my preference, but cuteness always comes first for girls.
Apple has been released new iPods in Sepetember last a couple of years. Probably, this year, too.
There's a rumer that Apple warns resellers of Mac and iPod drought... Hey, it might not be right time to buy new Mac or iPod...
iPhone 3G is here!!
Thu, 10 Jul 2008 22:55:00 +0000
Nope. Not until tomorrow here in U.S. But in Japan, it is.
There were more than 800 people in line in front of Japan's iPhone's
career, SoftBank Omote Sando
shop in Tokyo this morning. After an hour and half, their supplies were gone. Phew, it sounds like so hard for Japanese folks to get iPhone..
As a Mac specialist, we were in line to get iPhone last year. Our staffs scattered to a couple of Apple store and AT& T shop to get just one iPhone since we had no idea how good iPhone's
first supply was. Well, the supply wasn't bad at all. Our staff waited eight hours in line, but we were able to get it. And as you know, even though you go to Apple store late on the day, you were able
to get iPhone without standing in line....Some people
have been waiting in front of Apple Store. I am not sure how good or bad the supply will be, but this year, we are kind of... chill to see what's up.
Happy 4th of July!!
Thu, 03 Jul 2008 23:10:00 +0000
Happy 4th of July from whole Vintage Computer gang!!
We are closing on July 4th for observing independence day. The orders will be taken care of following Monday, July 7th. If you have any questions regarding our products and/or order you placed, feel free to contact us via email. We try to respond your questions within 24 hours even during holiday weekend :)
Y'all have a safe, and joyful holiday :)))))
Remember, don't drink and drive!!
Got MacBook Air?
Thu, 26 Jun 2008 23:05:00 +0000
No, It is not me. But my boss did. Oh well, he has almost all kinds of Macs, so you know, I wasn't so suprised when he showed me his MacBook Air, but.... hummmm, what can I say? SHE looks so damn beautiful... so thin, stylish, and.... light as a feather...!!
My boss told me about some pros and cons about MBA. few weeks after he got it.
He said its functions are satisfactry, multi track pad is so useful but its wedge shape pokes his belly... yaada, yaada, yaada...
Okay, Mr. boss. I don't know how you use it, but don't you complain about poking your gut.
She is so pretty. Pretty enough to have thorns.... you gotta deal with it :)))
FSJ Got a New Job!!
Thu, 19 Jun 2008 22:40:00 +0000
I love his B-log
His entries are witty, yet entertaining. There's no doubt that his B-log is one of the sources of staires among computer technology industry.
As most of you know, FSJ(Fake Steve Jobs) revealed his identity. He's a Forbes editor, Dan Lyons. Silicon Alley Insider reported
that he's leaving Forbes after ten years run for Newsweek. It looks like he's taking FSJ with him even though Forbes's hosting his B-log. However, FSJ announced that he's going take some time off
.... not because his health concern(smile), but he's focusing on "his own change".
Yeah, I know, I know.... It's gonna take for a while to get to use to new job no matter who you are... even though for (Fake) Jobs!!! I can hardly wait his new enty at Newsweek :)
iPhone got cheaper,and Steve Jobs got....
Thu, 12 Jun 2008 21:18:00 +0000
Yup. iPhone is no longer the gadget we have to think twice before buying it. It cost $599 a year ago, and now it's available at way cheaper price and faster 3G speed! I got myself a blackberry curve the other day....hummmm, I should have waited.... Maybe I am selling my blackberry on eBay or something and buy new iPhone... good idea, huh?
iPhone wasn't only one that suprised us at WWDC keynote presentation
. Y'all noticed Apple C.E.O., Steve Jobs got slimmer...well, frankly, thinner. Jobs was recovered from pancreatic cancer 4-5 years ago. Back then, he lost lots of weight and made us so worry. So what happened to him this time???
According to TheWall Street Journal
, Jobs has been sick with common infection. Looks like nothing serious.....
Well, when I got terrible liver infection a few years ago, I lost 12lbs in three weeks. If you don't eat or drink for three weeks, yup, it's possible. I know it's kind of silly to compare me with Jobs, but I do hope he's feeling better and getting quick rebound as I did...!!
OS X 10.5.3 is Now Available!
Fri, 06 Jun 2008 20:57:00 +0000
This update is quite big.... It is 420MB.
Yeah, I've updated my MacBook Pro to 10.5.3, but... hummmm, I really don't feel any big change??? The contents are just as usual, like better compatibility, stablility, blur blur blur.
So what's up with this update?
As you know, WWDC
is on the corner. And Apple will probably launch new iPhone with 3G compatible. So I am guessing there're lots of iPhone related modifications are included in this update.WWDC
is coming up next week! We gotta keep our eyes on the conference :))
WWDC Tickets are Sold Out!!
Thu, 29 May 2008 22:14:00 +0000
Again, it’s almost time for WWDC
Job’s opening keynote presentation will be on 6/9.
As you know, WWDC is conference for developers. If the conference is as such, I think admission fee should be free for developers ….
The fact is, the fee is sky high... :( Its regular price is between $1595-1995!! We, as a Mac Specialist, get several sales calls that asks about if we are interested in purchasing tickets every year, but, oh well.... it’s way too pricy!!
BUT!!! Surprisingly, WWDC tickets have been sold out this year. This is the first time ever that WWDC ticket is completely sold out…
On WWDC website
, it’s all about iPhone. Looks like Apple and iPhone get tons of attention than ever, huh :))
Thu, 22 May 2008 17:00:00 +0000
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[Product News] IS A BIGGER IPHONE A BETTER IPHONE?
Tue, 05 Feb 2008 23:58:00 +0000
Apple announced this week that has increased the size
of the iPhone to a 16GB model. For all of those folks out there who have been dying for space, well there ya go, eh? Can't argue with just a bit more memory to cram some more music or applications into that tiny thing, right? I think I can.
It's not that they've added more memory, but it's that they waited 10+ days after Macworld to do so. So, no prior announcement, just 'BLAMMO' there it is. After spending years in the gaming industry that could never hit deadlines, and then coming to the computer industry which is just as famous (or infamous), I really dislike this kind of sales tactic. It thoroughly upsets your customers. A customer comes in on one day, buys an 8GB iPhone thinking it's top of the line...and then finds out the next day that his brand new phone was replaced with a better one for sale for just a little bit more money the next day. Granted, he can return it...but it's a little irritating to have to go through a return process, when to avoid things like that, all a company has to do is to properly announce release dates.
I was proud of the fact that when I announced a release date two months in advance for one of the games I worked on
, they were hit 95% of the time. Those kinds of things give customers something to look forward to, to save for and plan around. Stealth releases
like this iPhone upgrade really don't hit the mark, and always makes me wonder why companies don't think high enough of customers to do this to them now.
Don't get me wrong, it's a great thing to see this kind of upgrade, but a little thought into the marketing would have garnered more sales for this item...don't y'all think?
Just my 2 cents on marketing a product. Now remember folks, if you're in a primary state
, get out and vote tonight! :)
[Op/Ed.] WHAT YOU TALKIN' 'BOUT WILLIS?
Fri, 25 Jan 2008 23:39:00 +0000
The way that people act on the internet these days in regards to things they like and dislike is pretty shameful. I'd like to believe that this place was once a great place to get objectivity and thoughtful commentary on new products. However after reading many different newsbytes, blogs and 'columns', I've found it extremely difficult to find an unbiased opinion on any real product out there. From Computers to kitty litter. Just weird.
Me, I like Apple's products. Are they the best ever? No. Nobody is perfect. Is this year like 2007, with one of the neatest products to come out in the past 10 years? Not really. The iPhone is a very cool phone, but it's not for everyone. There's a lot of negative talk
about Apple's financial future, but that's how it always goes for a company that's done really well and can't continually top itself...you know, like every other company out there? Apple can't keep topping itself, but it's going to try until it hits...that's how it works.
(Wow...look at that...did i say anything mean or hateful in there? No, that's the job for people like these guys, who do this to just get hits, attention, and vent at the universe because their moms kicked them out of their basement apartments
. See, that
was mean. ;) )
I'm one of MANY people who "walk the line" with Apple and other electronics manufacturers. I work with Macs at the office
, I own an iPod, but I own a PC laptop and a PC desktop at home. I think that a lot of the pundits really need to understand that not everyone HATES or LOVES what companies do...they'll buy what they want to buy based on what works for them. So if you're going to review a product or comment on a new release, think about how you look to other people online before you post it to your blog/news column.
Lastly, come on...get that iPod nano for your girlfriend for Valentines Day! It's PINK!
(Look, I bought the old pink nano for my girlfriend on her birthday last year, and she's been giddy about it ever since...what are you waiting for?? Go do it!)
Listening to: The Doors - The Changelingvia FoxyTunes
MACWORLD2008 - STEVE'S KEYNOTE BREAKDOWN (Pt. 4)
Tue, 15 Jan 2008 21:57:00 +0000
Wowsers...lots to write today...I'm really making up for the past 2 months, aren't I? ;)
Ok...the MacBook Air
. Damn...just damn.
People have been chattering online for the past year about an ultra portable, tiny, thin, itty-bitty MacBook...and here it is. Weighing in at $1799, but only .76 inches tall, this little guy has everything you need to be on the go. A small 1.6GHz processor and an 80GB drive makes this little guy (that can fit in a large manila envelope!) make it a simple, on-the-go computer that will make sure you stay connected wherever you go.
What? The optical drive? Oh silly me...there isn't one. Yes, that's what I said, no optical drive. Woah...hold on with the questions...look, with the Air being so portable, and tiny, you have to leave out the optical drive. Those buggars take up a lot of space and it wouldn't be very thin if you had it in there, would it? Never fear, the folks at Apple have figured out a solution to no optical drive...and it surprised me, as I never would have thought of it. The Air comes with software that allows you to share another local computer's optical drive
. If there's a Wi-Fi network available, you can ask that computer's permission to use it's optical drive and whammo...you're good to go. Pretty freakin' sweet
A couple of other things (and you can see the full specs on the Apple website) to mention would be the 13.3" LED screen, and the built in iSight camera. Those are cool and all, but it's the optional 64GB Solid State Drive option that makes my head spin! Wow...we all knew they were coming, and they're here...just hideously expensive. Totally worth the outlay in cash, even if the prices will change by next year to make them more affordable.
Sorry about that, had to take a break to clean up my drool over the SSD
. Ok...So as you can see there's so much to be seen right now. Run to the Apple website and check out all of the new goodies that they're offering...this year looks to be pretty good if you ask me. Like SJ said at the keynote...that's just 2 weeks of this year, we've got 50 more to go!
Listening to: Men at Work - Down Undervia FoxyTunes
MACWORLD2008 - STEVE'S KEYNOTE BREAKDOWN (Pt. 3)
Tue, 15 Jan 2008 21:20:00 +0000
We've all talked about it...we've felt it coming...and now it's here...
That's right kiddies...iTunes Movie Rentals! Doing something that many other companies simply couldn't do, Apple is striking forward with several movie companies (Fox, Warner Bros., Disney, Paramount, and Sony...I don't say the "U" word. ;) )
So, we're being promised over 1000 movies by the end of February, and we'll be seeing new releases about 30 days after DVD sales. (Gosh, aren't we all shocked that the movie companies weedled that in there?) Each file will exist either for 30 days, and once you start viewing it, you have 24 hours until it expires. I'm sure we'll all be waiting for that kind of protection to be cracked wide open...but I'm sure Apple's got their best minds working on that potential issue. Each new release will be $3.99 and every catalog (old movie) will be $2.99...I'm not too keen on older movies being more than $2, but I guess you have to roll with the times.
Following on the heels of the iTunes Movie Rentals announcemnt is the update to the Apple TV. Dubbed Apple TV 2, this new version actually doesn't need a computer to function properly. That's right, I smell a car mod
coming up with this one, don't you? So apparently this will allow you to download movies from the iTunes Rental service right to your TV. Can't argue with that too much...but when they start adding HD content...woohoo this will be lots of fun.
Ok...one last entry coming up...the latest in MacBook technology...The MacBook Air!
Listening to: Cream - White Roomvia FoxyTunes
MACWORLD2008 - STEVE'S KEYNOTE BREAKDOWN (Pt. 2)
Tue, 15 Jan 2008 19:20:00 +0000
Welcome back!Ok quick writing break over. I'm trying to avoid reading other sites and their reviews of these things so to better give you my untainted thoughts. Now, on to some new information on the iPhone and what is being updated TODAY!So, Steve Jobs provided some information on the sales of the iPhone last year. Since it's first date on sale, the iPhone has sold over 4 million units...which is about 20,000 or so a DAY. Market breakdowns for September showed that the iPhone had captured about 19% or so of the cellphone marketplace, which is nothing to sneeze at either. Now, that's just a percentage for September. I'm sure we'd all like to see what they are as of January. I'm not saying they'll be awful, but I think now that everything has mellowed out, that we'll see that number come down to a more realistic level.On to new stuff! First up, a Software Development kit coming at the end of February. **Watches at people explode with anticipation** I can't wait to see all the goodness this can bring. Everyone's been asking about this since the iPhone's release, and now it'll finally be out there.The first neat thing for iPhone applications is Maps with location. Now the iPhone doesn't have GPS, so in order to work this out, the folks at Google and Skyhook Wireless got together with Apple and created a network out of the 23 million Wi-Fi hotspots in the US & Canada. Maps will utilize that network of hotspots to triangulate your location with the iPhone. You don't have to be signed onto one of those hotspots either...the programming will detect them and you'll know where you are. Sweet and nice.Now with updates coming today, you'll also be able to send SMS messages to multiple people at once. Not a high-selling point for me (I can do that on my little LG hunk-o-verizon-junk), but still I'm betting that it's useful for most folks. Webclips looks extremely useful to me (man I need an iPhone, who wants to buy me one?) as someone who reads particular things on webpages and the like. Webclips basically allows you to add a page as an icon to your desktop so you can quickly get to it. It even remembers where you zoom and pan to. That'll be great for people like me who have to check X, Y and Z each morning before doing most anything. This update also allows you to change and customize your iPhone desktop too. Move the icons around and off the screen to your heart's content...kinda like a real desktop. ("Get thee behind me stapler!")All of the missing content from the iPod Touch (mmm...iPod Touch) that was on the iPhone when it released is now going to be standard on all iPod Touches that are sold as of today. For previous versions you can get the same software for a $20 price. Fair enough, probably should have been free, but I can understand the need for the additional $20. So that means that iPod Touch users will get Mail, Maps, Stocks, Notes and Weather. Very nice. They didn't say that the Touches would get the newer cooler version of maps that has the wi-fi GPS bit...but I'm going to assume that's added in. (Now, to convince Apple that I'd be a hella good product reviewer for them...)Ok...next up will be some discussion about iTunes!-Mike Leader----------------Listening to: Fleetwood Mac - Mirandavia FoxyTunes
MACWORLD2008 - STEVE'S KEYNOTE BREAKDOWN (Pt. 1)
Tue, 15 Jan 2008 17:14:00 +0000
Wow...what a great Keynote address from Steve Jobs, eh? (I'll add in the link to the video once it's available from Apple.) I just spent the morning bouncing between the folks at MacWorld and The Mac Observer to see their transcripts of the event. There's a lot to discuss, and rather than cherry pick stuff, I'm going to tell you all about it in parts. Here in part 1, we'll talk about some of the first things discussed in the Keynote address.
(For those of you tuning in from my website at Temple of Lore
, thanks for joining us! See, I have hobbies that aren't revolved around work...umm much.)
First up would be arguably the best thing I've seen for an external backup drive...well, ever. We've all got a backup drive
to make sure that our precious files, pictures, home movies and music aren't lost during a crash
...and these all come in various sizes
, and colors
. Heck, we carry a lot of them here at YourMacStore, and they're wonderful devices. However, how many come with built in wi-fi? There are a couple, yes, but looking at this one
, it's only 200GB. Yup, the Time Capsule, built to help OS X Leopard users better utilize their Time Machine program to back up their computer, actually utilizes an Airport Extreme base built into the external drive case that you can wirelessly link to and backup your files. Very nice! :)
Next up is the iPhone...and see the next blogpost for more information! :)
Listening to: Johnny Cash - Delia's Gonevia FoxyTunes
MACWORLD 2008 - GETTING READY!
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 21:49:00 +0000
Welcome back true believers! We here at YourMacStore have survived the fall months and Christmas sale season to be back here in January with lots of great information for you!
This next week, our owner and CFO will be traveling to Macworld 2008 to stay on top of all that's new and cool in the coming months for Mac users like you and I. According to some of the news bits I've been able to find online, it seems that this year will be about the desktop and laptop mostly. Even with all of the iPhone hype of 2007 and the cool new iPods that came out at the end of 2007, the focus SHOULD be on the Mac desktops and laptops, don't you think?
Ok so some things we KNOW are going to show up there. Microsoft will unveil Office 2008. Wooo, another Microsoft product...I can't...be...more...exci...zzzzzzz. Seriously, there are better products out there for the Mac than MS's Office program. It's a never-have, never-will-be exciting thing for me. Kinda sad when FREE products are better than a $100+ product, eh? Also, with a convention (oooh gamer term) that has over 50,000 attendees this year, they're planning on doing training there for at least 1/10th of those folks...that's a lot of notepads. ;)
Alright...rumors...good lord, y'all love rumors. Ok let's go over some of the common ones:
"Mini-Macbook" - It's known that Apple acquired a bunch of Toshiba 13.5" screens...but what they plan on doing with them is anyone's guess. Most folks tend to think that they'll be producing
"Penryn updates" - This I feel is likely...the Macbooks could use this post haste. :)
"Movie Rentals on iTunes" - I'm still sure that this won't happen til later in the year, but they might just announce it here. Who knows? It'll be interesting for sure if it does happen. Damn...I'm gonna have to give them more $$! ;)
So the plan is for our trusty folks going to Macworld 2008 to give us updates as they get them throughout the day. We'll be posting as much as possible during that time. I'll even post some more thoughts on possibilities on Monday too.
Who else wants to see Apple go all Blu-Ray, just to really upset Microsoft? :D
[OSX News] INSTALLING LEOPARD IN YOUR TREE..ERR MAC
Wed, 31 Oct 2007 21:16:00 +0000
I’ll start off by saying that while we’re still in the process of testing odd configurations, none of this is really set in stone…We know many folks out there have already installed the newest OS, but for those of you who are still waiting, and unsure if you can, we’ve got some information for you. After checking out many of our different systems, we did find something that was a bit odd. For those folks who’ve got their systems set up a specific way, yet meet the system requirements, Leopard will refuse to install.So, we’ve found two of these configurations…at two processor speeds that are common out there. If you’re running 1.8 GHz with a bus speed of 100MHz or 1.4 GHz with a bus speed of 133MHz…your Apple profiler can show you what the problem is. If you haven’t, open it up. You’ll see that these two configurations cause an issue with the profiler, because it will list your clock speed at ZERO. Leopard will see this and think to itself, “Wow…not only is this computer not new, it’s apparently missing a pulse!” and then refuse to install on it.Now this issue has only appeared on the Giga Designs CPUs that we have here, but can easily be corrected by manipulating the dipswitches on the card to change your bus speed. We’re not going to list instructions on how to do that here, but will ask you to reference your owner’s manual for the CPU upgrade and see how the configurations can be inputted. Once Leopard is installed, you can easily change the setup back to what it was prior to the install with no visible effect on Leopard (that we’ve seen).Also, for those of you using the Giga Meter application that helps to fix this issue for you on your system…there’s an issue you need to be aware of as well. Giga Meter is an extension…so when you boot up the Leopard disc, it’s not going to be active on your system…and therefore won’t be correcting the issue that causes the Apple profiler to misread what your clock speed is.So, based on this, it seems that Leopard is reading the clock speed as it’s judge of if it can install on a system, not the hardware specifically…and it only checks during the installation. After installing it on these systems we were able to pull the processors from them, and reinstall their older ones (a 450MHz and a 533MHz machine). Yes, Leopard is VERY slow on them, but it can be installed on them with a bit of work.Lastly, we heard from a Japanese customer of ours the other day who told us that he managed to install Leopard on a machine under 867MHz by utilizing Target Disc Mode. To do this, you’d need a machine that meets the requirements and can then recognize the under 876MHz machine as an optical HD. I also found this note over on Cubeowner.com about it.And I’ll say again…while we’re still in the process of testing odd configurations, none of this is really set in stone…but it is interesting, yes?-Mike Leader----------------Listening to: Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Skyvia FoxyTunes
[OSX news] LEOPARD'S SUCCESSFUL LEAP
Tue, 30 Oct 2007 22:45:00 +0000
A lot of folks don't understand that I live in two worlds. At work I use Macs exclusively...and have at different jobs for years. At home I have my gaming PC...
even my old laptop is a Thinkpad (looking to be replaced as soon as I can save the money). I however am a big fan of the Apple OS. I know that in my work environment, I can count on it to get done everything I need to get done...and make life a bit easier while doing so. (That and using a windows PC at a place called "YourMacStore" would be silly. ;) ) In my opinion, Leopard helps to further ensure that Apple's desktops can be used in an office environment and do what jobs need to get done, with it's creative ways of doing them. From all of the news items I've seen, and general consensus from the sites I visit, Leopard seems to be a success just after it's release. I do know there are some minor tweaks that are needed, but I'm sure the folks at Apple will be on top of those posthaste.
When we got our copy of Leopard in on Friday morning (at 9am in fact!), we were very excited to test it out, and so began our testing. The first round of testing was to ensure to our many Cube-using customers could install it without worry...and what upgrades would do best for them. We can thoroughly recommend that our beloved Cube-fanatics (Cube-heads, Cube-lovers...what ARE they calling themselves?) upgrade their Cubes with the GigaDesigns G4 1.4GHz
with the 256KB L2 Cache and 2MB L3 cache. This is normally a hard to find item...but we've got quite a bit of them at $289.95 each!
Just remember that as long as you're meeting the basic requirements of Leopard that Apple has set down, you should be fine. However, if you've been modifying your Mac
, you may want to take a close look at what the other fansites out there are saying before diving it. (Some of us like to dive headfirst, and others feet-first...)
If we come across any wacky setups that we have here that may affect some of you out there, we'll make sure to let everyone know through this blog. If YOU have an issue with Leopard and your configuration, you're welcome to post information here in replies, and we'll take a look at it when we're able to. :)Hasta La Vista!