FAIL of the week: Apple Mighty Mouse

The Apple Mighty mouse is an expensive piece of trash. To be fair I do appreciate Apple's kit, especially when the majority of their hardware is, on the whole, a good blend of form and function. Now I'm pretty sure everyone remembers the ball mice of yesteryear that were great…

Macbook Air launched, but will it fly?

Apple have announced their new ultralightweight Macbook Air today at MacWorld. Whilst it's hard not to be dazzled by shiny things, I'm personally not that impressed. Given that the cost of the basic spec model is £1199 in the UK this is a significant premium to pay for a…

Apple iPhone

You're probably sick to the back teeth by now of all the coverage of the new iPhone but there's no wonder there's such a buzz around this device. It's a geek's dream with it's combo of useful features in one small package. Looking at the info at http://www.apple.…

Disco Beta Review

There's not been that much in the world of software that I've as eagerly anticipated as the release of the beta for Disco. Made by the same people that made appZapper disco is a CD/DVD burning app like no other. The interface is certainly eye-catching, but at the same…

iTunes pegged my CPU at over 130%?

Today whilst I was working I noticed that my system (a MacBook Pro) had slowed to a crawl. To investigate I ran top from the terminal only to see this: I then noticed the following dialogue when I switched to iTunes: iTunes was updating my iPod with the few thousand…

Watch the Apple Keynote address

You can watch the WorldWide Developers Conference Keynote address from apple's site (requires quicktime). Having gone through the highlight's on many of the apple blogs, the most exciting news for leopard is that it's going to have a proper virtual desktops tool called spaces and some useful productivity enhancements to…

Apple MacBook is let loose

So the new MacBook Pro is out and it looks very good. The core spec is not that far off the MacBook Pro but is available at a much lower pricepoint. The main difference is that with the MacBook you only get an intel GMA950 card with shared memory rather…