August 27, 2009
Rumor: Apple Preparing Design Refresh for MacBook
Wired Gadget Lab
Brian X. Chen writes that according to a blog that cites anonymous sources, Apple’s MacBook may soon undergo a design update.
“People familiar with Apple’s plans say the 13-inch MacBook will be redesigned with a slimmer, lighter enclosure and new internal architecture, reports AppleInsider. If the rumour is true, this would mark the first refresh for the MacBook form factor in three years. AppleInsider’s sources say to expect the new MacBooks in the coming months.”
Google vs. Bing: The global battle
Larry Dignan writes that according to observations by Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray, Microsoft’s Bing search engine hasn’t had much of a global impact and probably won’t.
“Gene Munster: ‘While we acknowledge Microsoft’s intention to fight a long battle, we note that gaining share is likely to be significantly harder worldwide against Google than in the U.S. First, there are several countries that conduct search in unique native languages that need tailored technology (specifically major countries like China and Russia where Google is not a leader). Second, Google has major data centers globally that enable faster request response times as one of Google’s core competencies is speed. Third, Google has a local presence in most major International markets of employees focused on search and while Microsoft likely has a presence in these countries, we do not believe they have search focused employees in many International countries.’”
Brian X. Chen writes about Adobe’s Creative Suite and Apple’s new OS.
“In a frequently-asked-questions document, Adobe said only its newer Creative Suite 4 has been tested for compatibility with Apple’s new OS. Adobe, however, could not make the same promise for Creative Suite 3.”