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This can only be good news for the economy. Apple is investing heavily rather than just banking its income. If Apple are going to manufacture their own products again, it is because the volumes they sell now make it worthwhile. Back in the mid nineties, the volumes did not justify having in house manufacturing. I also suspect that this will be more for early development of new products, to prevent the recent leaks that have occurred. I'm sure the volume manufacturing...
So that Steve Jobs knows when he needs to pop by his nearest New Balance stockist.
Have you calibrated your battery recently, i.e. fully charge, then fully discharge and recharge with 2 hours between each section?As Mr H. has pointed out, the time indication is based upon the current load placed on the battery. Load comes from the following;CPU usgaeHD usage (especially standard drives)Memory accessDisplay driving (the brighter you have your display, the shorter the battery life)Any sounds being playedOptical drive usageBluetooth (both just being turned...
My first mac was an iBook G4 which I got through work (the UK's Home Computing Initiative Scheme). It came bundled with Applecare which I never used. The only repair needed came 4 months after the Applecare expired and it was only £50 (the power connector needed replacing). My current mac is a 2.8 GHz 15 inch MBP (June 09). Given the size of investment I decided to opt for Applecare again as it was about 15% of the MBP's purchase price. However when my girlfriend bougth...
There are both advantages and disadvantages of patents. The main advantage of a patent, is to protect investment in R&D that a company engages in. If you are a large company spending millions per year on R&D, the last thing you want is for you to develop something that another company rips off and makes massive profit from whilst you struggle to get income to cover your costs of R&D. By protecting R&D investment, it encourages development on new ideas and products. The...
I just love this article; http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...ft-mac-windows and if that isn't enough, how about; http://cnettv.cnet.com/special-repor...-50077452.html Poor Microsoft, can't get anything right these days.
Apologies, try; http://cnettv.cnet.com/special-repor...-50077452.html Phil
I couldn't stop laughing!! http://cnettv.cnet.com/special-repor...-50077452.html Watch out for the Cougar! EDIT: Link corrected
He like's his strategy a lot!! I like the results a lot!!
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