Help, iGot a Mac!
A podcast with the Mac Switcher in mind!
In This Episode:
Jeremiah Question about How To Videos for Fiinal Cut Express. We recommended Lynda.com. Also suggested to do a simple YouTube or Google Search to see what might be available for free.
AT&T to allow VoIP on its 3G network – AT&T has given Apple the go-ahead to enable Voice over IP (VoIP) apps such as Skype on its 3G network. In the past, VoIP apps required a Wi-Fi connection. Apple welcomed AT&T's decision, but declined to say whether, or when, it would approve Google Voice for the App Store.
“Apple is very happy that AT&T is now supporting voice-over-Internet applications,” a company spokeswoman said Tuesday after AT&T's announcement. “We will be amending our developer agreements, and will get voice applications onto the App Store and in customer hands as soon as possible.”
VMware Fusion 3 supercharged for Snow Leopard – VMware Fusion 3 features highly improved Snow Leopard support. Most notably, Fusion now sports native 64-bit compatibility and support for the 64-bit kernel. What this means for the average user is improved performance for both the host and guest operating systems.
Further, with support for OpenGL 2.1 and DirectX 9.0cShader Model 3, gamers will now be able to play more demanding 3D games without the use of Boot Camp. Fusion 3 will also work beautifully with Microsoft's latest operating system by enabling the full Windows 7 experience, side-by-side with your Mac via Unity, complete with Windows Aero and Flip 3D.
VMware Fusion 3 is available for pre-order now and will be on store shelves October 27. Suggested retail price is $79.99US and on the day of launch upgrade pricing of $39.99US will be available for existing customers with previous versions of VMware Fusion.
12% of US households own a Mac – A new NPD report says that 12% of US households now own a Mac of some kind. That's a nice gain — just a year ago, back in 2008, the same stat was at 9 percent, so Apple has made nice jumps just in the last 12 months. But before you start crowing about Apple's impending superiority, here's another fact that might have you thinking twice: of those households, a whopping 85% alsoown a Windows computer. In fact, 66% of those Apple households actually own three computers or more. So many more Apple owners own more than one computer, and of those, it's pretty darn likely that one of them is still a Windows PC.
Turn your Flash into iPhone apps with Flash Professional CS5 – So there's still no Flash in Safari, but once Adobe hatches Flash Professional CS5 you'll be able toport your wacky Flash games or animations out to real, live iPhone/iPod touch apps. Yep, ActionScript 3 nerds rejoice: that tasty App Store pie will soon be yours, never minding the whole plug-in debate.
This is truly quite awesome in one regard, as it lowers the barrier to entry for some app developers, and will ease the port of some cool online games that we've seen floating around the interwebs.