April 15, 2010
Apple refreshes MacBook Pro lineup; faster CPUs, improved graphics, better battery life
Andrew Nusca writes about Apple’s refresh to its MacBook Pro line of PC products.
“Apple on Tuesday refreshed its MacBook Pro line of prosumer laptops with faster processors, more powerful NVIDIA graphics and longer battery life. All three sizes of MacBook Pro – 13, 15 and 17 inches – received an update.”
Cisco unveils Flip Video SlideHD mini camcorder; full touchscreen for families
Andrew Nusca provide some details about Cisco’s new Flip VideoSlideHD mini camcorder.
“Cisco on Tuesday announced the Flip SlideHD, a new miniature camcorder optimized to view, rather than simply capture, video footage. The SlideHD’s new form factor adds several refinements to optimize for video playback, including a flat front face (to rest flat on a table), a slide-up, three-inch widescreen capacitive touch display that runs the length of the device, built-in speakers in the display and a touch strip to cycle through videos.”
“One approach to providing more secure remote access is to allow access only from company-controlled hardware. The more a company wants to empower work-from-anywhere, though, the more onerous this burden becomes as it requires providing a well-secured company laptop (which in most companies still cost almost twice as much as desktops) to every teleworker. Hardware, software and licensing, and support costs rapidly mount and inevitably the organization has to become selective about who it makes this investment in. The goal, though, is not to have to assume you can know in advance all the people who might contribute if freed from location restrictions, but to make the enterprise itself borderless and empower anyone who might want to work, whenever and wherever they wish to.”