What technology we have this year!

18 01 2008

Hi all

Sorry for what appears to be a once in a while activity! But I thought it was time to say something!

So what does the title of this blog entry mean? Well if you have been reading the technology news, you will have read about Macworld 2008! The biggest release for Apple was the Macbook Air, the world’s thinnest notebook! Check out the photo below to see how thin and cool this device really is!

Thin huh? It does have few things though to be thin. It doesn’t have an optical drive (which you have to pay £65 for) and has one USB port, not good if you need to connect more than one device…but Apple’s argument is that you will be using the built in wireless technology. Fair enough, but what about those who don’t use wireless???

In addition, check out the prices, an 80Gb HDD version is costs £1,199. And then there is the 60Gb solid state disk version. What’s that? Well in short, it is a flash drive. To get one of those will cost you £2,028! What an odd looking price, but it is expensive because of the flash drive!

As well as this brand new notebook, there were other announcements…

1. iPhone update – the iPhone has finally got an update and includes new features to Maps, and now you can customise the Home Screen! What a great feature…one thing that has not been added is copy/paste! Why, oh why??

2. iPod Touch update – good news for iPod Touch users, you can now get five cool apps to add to your device (why didn’t they think of that earlier??) – you can now send and receive e-mail (although via Wi-fi only), view maps, stocks and weather plus add notes! To update your device, be prepared to pay £12.99!

3. Time Capsule – A wireless router and hard disk! Great when you can backup more than one computer to this device…good!

4. Apple TV – a new version and finally movie rentals are on the cards! Imagine now you can sit at home and rent movies on demand without going out on a wet and stormy night!

What do you think of these announcements? Impressed or disappointed? Give your feedback!