Month: June 2017

Xbox One X?

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I know what you must think. This is a Mac Blog, why are you writing about Microsoft hardware? To tell you the truth, I’m not sure. I guess I’m trying to talk myself into buying the new Xbox One X when it’s released this November, if you can even get your hands on one that is.

I used to be a gamer. I started with an Atari 2600, went to the Atari 8-bit computers. Then I got into the SNES (skipped the NES), then the Sony PS1, PS2, and PS3. Add to these the usual PC/Mac computer games, I don’t want to say I’ve seen it all, but I’ve seen a lot. (more…)

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Sounds Good, So Far

2017 imacIt finally happened. On Monday June 5th to open the 2017 WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference), Apple loaded both barrels showing off new software and hardware, some of which were far overdue. Some of it is even available right now.

On the software side we got previews of the upcoming OS for Macs, iOS, AppleTV, and Apple Watch. The next MacOS will be called High Sierra, a play on the current MacOS Sierra. Craig Federighi was on stage showing the highlights of the new OS. Craig is quite the showman and works well with the Apple crowd. Others showed off the upcoming WatchOS 4, iOS 11, and tvOS.

Then we got to see some hardware. While the MacBook Pros got an update last fall, one that users either loved or hated, the iMac has not had any update since 2015. Long overdue, the iMac got a pretty decent boost. (more…)