As usual let’s see this week what’s hitting the desk. It’s the Apple Macbook Air unleashed. Apple rocked the world once again by introducing the globe’s thinnest notebook at the Macworld Expo held in San Francisco.
This product from Apple features a 13.3-inch LED-backlit screen and a full-size keyboard. It has a maximum height of 0.76 inch at its thickest point and 0.16 inch at its thinnest. The MacBook Air weighs around 3 pounds. The memory is 2GB along with 80GB standard hard drive and also to join them an 802.11n wireless connectivity, Intel GMA X3100 integrated graphics and more. The product costs around $1,799 and shipments are expected to start in a matter of two weeks
The MacBook air is designed with world class technology. The keyboard has backlit locks which facilitate working in low light area. The product comes with built in light sensor technology which can automatically accommodate the keyboard and screen light level for ideal eyesight.
MacBook air misses out an optical drive, but users can go for an external DVD burner called as the MacBook Air super drive which is powered by the product’s USB port.
Moving on, the product’s battery supports up to 5 hours of run time with WiFi turned on. The battery is not user replaceable. If it has diminished it can be replaced by Apple at a cost of $129. One of the features I found about this product is that Macbook Air adopts iPhone multi touch screen technology. It basically recognizes touch movement. It is to be used at the trackpad level. The Macbook air not only looks thin, but the components within are also tiny.
The product is just slightly bigger than a CD case which fits into your travel bag and makes it very convenient while traveling.
- 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with 1280×800 resolution.
- 800 MHz front-side bus.
- 80GB hard disk drive with Sudden Motion Sensor.
- Micro-DVI port (includes Micro-DVI to VGA and Micro-DVI to DVI Adapters)
- 45 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.
- built-in iSight video camera.
- 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2 cache.
- 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM.
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100.
- built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.
- One USB 2.0 port.
- One headphone port.
- Multi-touch TrackPad with support for advanced multi-touch gestures including tap, scroll, pinch, rotate and swipe.
Overall a very fine product and the best of Apple till date. I should say Apple rocks!
Alright, for the iPhone lovers here are some tips on how to stream audio from your phone to a Bluetooth headset.
Before we start let me give you a brief introduction of Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP).
A2DP is a new feature that allows sending of high quality audio from one device to another. Bluetooth Wireless Technology with A2DP makes mobiles, pda’s and computers capable of streaming audio directly to other devices. In our case, we use A2DP to stream audio from iPhone to Bluetooth headset. Got the idea? Ok let’s start cracking then.
How do you stream audio? Closely watch these steps as I reveal it to you.
2007 was a rocking year for the gaming industry with some of the greatest game releases hitting the market. After the departure of 2007, gamers have been wondering if the New Year would follow the footsteps of 2007. I personally look 2008 to be even bigger than 2007 in video gaming. Sure there are plenty of games to hit the market this year, but let’s see what the New Year has in store for us.
Resident Evil 5: (Xbox 360)
This game transforms the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail and realism. Resident Evil 5 introduces the theme of escape as its core survival nature. In this game your life will be in danger and you need to strive very hard in order to complete the mission. Evil beings will charge at you as you go ahead and your pulse keeps racing at your heart devastating pace. The graphics are pretty amazing and this game for sure will take away fans to a whole new level.
Microsoft presents the latest software MS Office for Mac 2008 that hits the market in early 2008. This is one application that Mac users have been waiting for a long time mainly because Office has been the most powerful application suite available. The specialty is that if you got an Intel-based Mac, then you are ready to go with the application and at high speed. The new Office comes with full of interface enhancements that follows the footsteps of Office 2007 for Windows version. This application includes a new ribbon-like toolbar, more animated, and more stylish.
Office 2008 includes Mac versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, along with the program. Well “Home Edition” skips out the Microsoft Exchange support and also the OS X Automator actions for workflows. These options come in the standard version. There is an edition known as “Special Media Edition” which adds the Microsoft Expression Media program for graphics asset management.
The Mac’s menu bar has access to all of the traditional menus. It also provides quick access to graphics, templates and other tools. You will surely find lots of improvements in performance compared to the prior versions.
There are some drawbacks application. It saves the work by default in new file formats and features do not match the likes of Office 2007 for Windows. But overall, I would say, definitely an application that is not to be missed.
The application will be hitting the software market on January 15, 2008. If you are looking to buy the application online, click here to order.
In the coming posts we will explore the latest products that hit the software market in 2008. Anyways, I leave you with this video below on the latest Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. Enjoy!