Published On Tuesday, July 05, 2011. Under: News.If you go to an Apple store in search of the Macbook, you might come up empty handed. While consumers can still place orders directly on the Apple website, they might have a harder time getting an older model of the Macbook via authorized dealers. Ever since Apple released the new and improved Macbook Air in October of last year, retailers have been scaling back the number of computers that they keep in stock. Although Apple has released a major update for the Macbook designed to give the computer more power, analysts are wondering if the company will cease production of the series in the near future. Rumors surrounding the release of the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 have nearly completely overshadowed in interest in new Apple computers. While there is surely a huge team of developers hard at work on portable electronic devices, Apple is just as focused on developing its core products. Apple is also planning on updating its Macbook and Macbook Air computers again in July. The new Apple operating system Thunderbolt may also be included in future updates and products. Consumers won't know whether or not Apple plans on creating a new version of the widely successful Macbook until the computers are already ready to be shipped. It is said that Apple is most busy when the company is quiet, and given the fact that Apple has been slow to showcase new products, a new Macbook, iPhone and iPad could be on the way to a store near you.
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Published On Monday, December 13, 2010. Under: News.Although Ericsson is not particularly well know in the environmental industry, they want the world to know that they are doing their part to reduce emissions and carbon footprints with their newest technologies. Representatives from the Swedish company will be speaking at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in order to explain how they plan to change the world with their web conferencing and other telecommunications related tools. While the company plans to explain their plans and demonstrate how their innovative technologies can help the environment, they are also realistic about what they think can be accomplished. Their ultimate goal is to help big businesses and foreign governments to completely eliminate the need for the use of fossil fuels by the year 2030. It may be a lofty goal, but the world can, and already has changed quite a bit in the last 20 years. At the conference Ericsson will announce their Stockholm Royal Seaport Project, which is an effort that was launched to greatly reduce the amount of pollution produced in the next few decades. As more businesses turn to advanced telecommunications software to assist them in areas such as customer experience management and budgeting, less money will be spent on transportation. Reducing unnecessary trips to meet with business partners while still effectively communicating with them will result is less pollution. It is a rather simple strategy that is based on cause and effect, but as people depend more and more on the Internet, text messaging and video conferencing to do business, vehicle usage will go down. While the inventors of technologies such as cell phones and video conferencing may not have known the scope of the impact these products would have on the world, there are still many more benefits that remain to be discovered. As Ericsson joins the scores of other major corporations that have dedicated themselves towards a fossil fuel free future, less pollution and energy conservation, consumers will need to make similar efforts in order for these efforts to yield positive outcomes
Published On Saturday, December 11, 2010. Under: News.A recently released report by IDC Energy Insights stated that solar panel installations in the US will increase by two-fold in 2011, despite a lack of permanent government subsidies and a lagging economy. Among those expected to begin investing in solar energy are universities, small businesses and residential consumers. Experts have always expected interest in solar energy power technologies to increase, but none expected such a major shift to occur in such a short period of time. Although it remains to be seen if ICD Energy Insights' prediction comes true, solar energy company stocks will likely soar as a result of the report. As the number of consumers investing in solar energy panels increases, solar cost trends will decrease in direct proportions. Solar panels first became popular as 'green living' and environmental concerns started to be reported on by national news agencies. After several major oil spills and newscasts depicted North America's most well known capital cities as smog filled landfills, solar energy manufacturers began to focus on home solar panel solutions that were easily accessible. While having solar panels installed in a home can easily cost the owner around $10,000, Congress is considering implementing more subsidies that will allow consumers to offset the steep price tag. After former Vice President Al Gore released a movie titled 'An Inconvenient Truth,' many more US citizens began to pay attention to changing climate trends as well as reevaluate their direct contributions to the deteriorating environment. While solar energy technologies will not end emissions by itself, ending the US's dependence on crude oil and other forms of energy that produce toxic emissions, it will help substantially. If the prediction made by IDC Energy Insights comes true and more individuals begin to install solar panels in increasing numbers, North America will no longer need to import billions of barrels of crude oil a year.
Published On Tuesday, March 04, 2008. Under: News.“Just as Bento, the traditional Japanese dish, serves up different foods in a single compartmentalised tray, Bento, the new Mac application, serves all your different types of personal data in a single window,” writes John O’Brien (news.com). In his review. O’Brien calls FileMaker’s new personal database application for Mac OS X Leopard “a cohesive, powerful tool for keeping personal information at your fingertips.”
Published On Tuesday, March 04, 2008. Under: News.Because fewer public schools offer music programs to students, the nonprofit organization Little Kids Rock decided to “provide its unique music curriculum” free of charge to schools. And to us. Part of the expansive iTunes U, Little Kids Rock offers guitar lessons, drum lessons, and other musical resources. Check it out.