Jun 27

Who sent me a PowerMac G4?? (updated)

General, Hardware Comments Off on Who sent me a PowerMac G4?? (updated)

I opened my door this evening to find that UPS had dropped off a large cardboard box; inside was a nicely configured PowerMac G4 450Mhz DP system. There’s no note or anything in the box, just the system unit and lots of packing peanuts.

Update: Since originally posting this, the mystery has been solved. Thanks to B.D. for the PowerMac G4!

This now makes two machines that people have donated in order to help me support people still running OSX 10.1 through 10.4. J.G. in Sunnyvale sent me a “Blue & White” G3 system, and the UPS label indicates that the G4 came from Chicago.

Jun 09

QuickTime 7.5 released

Apple, OSX, Software Comments Off on QuickTime 7.5 released

Apple has released Quicktime 7.5, available via Software Update or Apple Downloads. This update addresses security and application compatibility issues.

Jun 09

iPhone 3G announced at WWDC ’08

Apple, Hardware, iPhone Comments Off on iPhone 3G announced at WWDC ’08

Today at WWDC ’08, Apple announced the iPhone 3G.

Available on July 11th at a price of $199 for an 8G model and $299 for the 16G, the new iPhone features 3G data (twice as fast as EDGE), built-in true GPS, and enterprise support. Battery life is improved, with 300 hours of standby time, 10 hours of 2G talk time, 5 hours of 3G talk time, 5-6 hours of 3G browsing, 7 hours of video, or 24 hours of audio.

The new iPhone has a black plastic back and solid metal buttons (for the 8G model) or an available white back on the 16G model. The display and camera are the same, with the headphone jack now being flush with the top of the phone, and audio is improved.

Update: The WWDC Keynote Speech is now online.