Apple's Parallels infatuation An Ars Technica article notes Apple's recent promotion of Parallels over its own beta Boot Camp solution for running Windows on Macs. "It seems like Apple is pushing Parallels very heavily lately, even over Boot Camp, which makes some Mac fans wonder whether Apple may have a Parallels-like solution up their sleeves coming up soon. Some of our Ars staff, however, believes that to be untrue, as Apple doesn't often like to pimp non-Apple products (particularly software) unless Apple has no plans for duplicating their efforts. While many have wished for Apple to create their own virtualization software for Windows, perhaps Apple believes that Parallels has already done a bang-up job and thinks that the two companies can help each other out." More.
Microsoft buys iView, Mac OS X version will continue WebProNews reports that Digital asset management (DAM) company iView Multimedia has been acquired by Microsoft, according to an announcement from iView founder Yan Calotychos yesterday. The acquisition was completed on June 22. "All iView products will continue to be sold on the iView website and through our partners and channel. Bottom line: You all can continue to use and buy iView products knowing that they will be fully supported as Microsoft evolves the products in the future on both the Windows and Mac platforms." More.
Analyst sees iPod delays on tap MarketWatch reports that the back-over-forth over when Apple Computer Inc. will release new iPods continued Wednesday, with an industry analyst saying that there are signs the company might have to delay introductions due to a change in component suppliers. "Apple's shares gave up $1.50, or 2.6%, to $55.93 in morning trading. American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu cut his 12-month price target on the shares to $75 from $101, citing what he said was evidence that the company's next releases of iPod Nanos and video iPods might be delayed for up to two calendar quarters." More.
Where are the MagSafe adapters for cars and airplanes? A ZDNet blog entry asks why third-party manufacturers have been slow to release MagSafe-compatible power adapters for use in cars and airplanes. "Granted, the MagSafe power connector is a complicated beast. The boxy connector end is made of 14 discrete parts and probably difficult to manufacture, but if Apple expects to position their notebooks as true mobile computers they need to offer a 12-volt power plug (for cars) and an EmPower in-seat power plug (for commercial aircraft). If they don't come out with a solution for this problem - or license it to third-parties - MacBook Pro sales could be kept in a holding pattern." More.
Previously on MacFixIt
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- MacBook Pro 17-inch SMC Firmware Update released
- MacBook Pro: Keyboard problems (keys not recognized); Uneven display illumination; more
- InDesign CS2 4.0.3 (#2): Exhibits same print issues as Photoshop 9.0.1; Crash on launch
- Final Cut Pro 5.1.1 (#2): Crashes on launch -- try removing audio plug-ins; 5.1.1 update only for Universal Binary edition; more
- Active Directory: Extremely slow mobile account login (#2)
- Mighty Mouse: Accidental (unwanted) clicks being registered