Desktop Macs - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21620 en Intel's Thunderbolt 2 now allows peer-to-peer Mac connections http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/intels-thunderbolt-2-now-allows-peer-peer-mac-connections-240033?source=rss_desktop_macs <p>Intel is bringing peer-to-peer computer networking capabilities to Thunderbolt 2 with a feature that allows Macs -- and soon, PCs -- to connect directly for high-speed data transfers.</p> Computer Hardware Desktop Macs MacBooks Networking Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 admin 240033 at http://www.infoworld.com Windows 8 picks up an unlikely ally in Apple http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/windows-8-picks-unlikely-ally-in-apple-238557?source=rss_desktop_macs <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/apple_windows_hp.jpg" alt="Windows 8 picks up an unlikely ally in Apple" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>For users who want a great PC but not the current version of Windows (Vista some years ago, Win8 today), Apple's Macs have provided a way to have their cake and eat it too. But that may change in the coming year -- for the worse.</p> Applications Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Windows 7 Windows 8 Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Desktop Macs Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 238557 at http://www.infoworld.com Double standard: Why Apple can force upgrades but Microsoft can't http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/double-standard-why-apple-can-force-upgrades-microsoft-cant-238204?source=rss_desktop_macs <p>Microsoft's 13-year-old Windows XP won't go away, as much as <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/dont-believe-the-lies-about-windows-xps-imminent-death-233815">Microsoft tries to cajole and threaten users to abandon XP</a>. In fact, it's the second-most-used version of Windows today (at 34 percent of users), though three versions of Windows shipped after it.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Desktop Macs Desktop PCs Laptop PCs MacBooks Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 238204 at http://www.infoworld.com A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/clear-eyed-guide-mac-os-xs-actual-security-risks-237060?source=rss_desktop_macs <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Apple_Security_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Apple's Mac computers and its OS X operating system have enjoyed a reputation of being relatively secure over the years. But in fact, experts say, the Apple OS has had security issues that might have been downplayed only because the vulnerabilities were not exploited.</p> Applications Security Apple Mac OS X Anti-virus Desktop Macs MacBooks Encryption Endpoint Protection Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 237060 at http://www.infoworld.com Get real, IDC -- PC sales will plummet in 2014 http://www.infoworld.com/t/computer-hardware/get-real-idc-pc-sales-will-plummet-in-2014-237782?source=rss_desktop_macs <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="https://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/chart_down_hp.jpg" alt="Get real, IDC -- PC sales will plummet in 2014" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>The numbers are in, and IDC now says that <a href="http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24700314" target="_blank">PC shipments will fall by 6 percent in 2014</a>, from 315 million in 2013 to 296 million in 2014. Computer Hardware Microsoft Windows Desktop Macs Desktop PCs Laptop PCs Computer Hardware Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237782 at http://www.infoworld.com IDC: PC sales won't stop dropping until 2018 http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/idc-pc-sales-wont-stop-dropping-until-2018-237740?source=rss_desktop_macs <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/chart_down_hp.jpg" alt="IDC: PC sales won't stop dropping until 2018" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If you've been waiting for the PC sales freefall to stop, don't hold your breath. Odds are you could be holding it for at least another four years.</p> Computer Hardware The Industry Standard Desktop Macs Desktop PCs Laptop PCs Technology Business Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:50:10 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237740 at http://www.infoworld.com North Korea switched from Windows to OS X -- should you? http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/north-korea-switched-windows-os-x-should-you-235978?source=rss_desktop_macs <div id="screenshot"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/image_0.jpg" alt="North Korea switched from Windows to OS X -- should you?" width="525px" /></div><p>North Korea, now in its third generation of murderous leadership, may be a bellwether for personal computing -- or perhaps a confirmation of what is happening elsewhere, given its rulers' fascination with Western status symbols, from alcohol to basketball. A year ago, a photo of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un showed an iMac on his desk, despite export bans of such technology to North Korea.</p> Applications Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Desktop Macs MacBooks Mac Software Office Software Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 235978 at http://www.infoworld.com Rebounding Mac, strong iPad and iPhone highlight winning Apple quarter http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/rebounding-mac-strong-ipad-and-iphone-highlight-winning-apple-quarter-235122?source=rss_desktop_macs <p>Continued strong iPhone and iPad sales, surprisingly good Mac sales, and a rising Chinese market gave Apple a very healthy start to its 2014 fiscal year.</p> The Industry Standard Apple Desktop Macs iPad iPhone Technology Business Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:08:16 +0000 admin 235122 at http://www.infoworld.com Video: An interview with Steve Jobs, rare and unedited http://www.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/video-interview-steve-jobs-rare-and-unedited-234988?source=rss_desktop_macs <p>Since we're celebrating the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/apple-macintosh-at-30-special-report">Macintosh's 30th birthday</a>, let's dive back into the archives for a 1990 interview with Steve Jobs. The video below is raw interview footage, which is interesting in its own right -- you'll see Jobs do multiple takes of answers and the staff deal with broken lighting -- and it gives a truly unedited look at the Apple boss.</p> Computer Hardware Networking Apple Steve Jobs Internet Desktop Macs Technology Business Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:43:16 +0000 InfoTube 234988 at http://www.infoworld.com Video: As Macintosh hits the big 3-0, Apple CEO talks upcoming tech http://www.infoworld.com/t/desktop-macs/video-macintosh-hits-the-big-3-0-apple-ceo-talks-upcoming-tech-234976?source=rss_desktop_macs <p>Today is Apple Day in both the tech world and the mainstream press as we celebrate the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/apple-macintosh-at-30-special-report">Macintosh's 30th birthday</a>. To mark the occasion, ABC's "Good Morning America" sat down with Apple CEO Tim Cook, who was more interested in discussing the future than rehashing the past.</p> Computer Hardware Apple Desktop Macs Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:22:19 +0000 InfoTube 234976 at http://www.infoworld.com The coolest Mac videos from the past 30 years http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/137306/the-coolest-mac-videos-the-past-30-years-234903?source=rss_desktop_macs <!--paging_filter-->Apple has made some iconic Mac videos over the years. Here's a look at some of the best<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple has made some iconic Mac videos over the years. Here&#039;s a look at some of the best </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> networkworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/137306 </div> </div> </div> Desktop Macs Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 admin 234903 at http://www.infoworld.com 7 crucial technologies made possible by Macintosh http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/137126/7-crucial-technologies-made-possible-macintosh-234917?source=rss_desktop_macs <!--paging_filter-->The computers we use today derive their core experience from Apple's Mac, but the Mac also popularized other tech that's now standard<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The computers we use today derive their core experience from Apple&#039;s Mac, but the Mac also popularized other tech that&#039;s now standard </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> infoworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/137126 </div> </div> </div> Mac OS X Desktop Macs Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 admin 234917 at http://www.infoworld.com Mac flashback: Bill Gates on the business impact of the Macintosh (3/2/1987) http://www.infoworld.com/t/desktop-macs/mac-flashback-bill-gates-the-business-impact-of-the-macintosh-321987-234883?source=rss_desktop_macs <p>For our March 2, 1987, issue, InfoWorld asked industry figures to comment on the new Macintoshes at the time -- the Macintosh II and Macintosh SE -- and to speculate on their impact on the corporate market.&nbsp;</p> <p>Included in that article was commentary from then Living Videotext President David Winer; then Apple Computer Manager of Software Products Guy Kawasaki; Philippe Kahn, founder and president of Borland International; and John Warnock, then president of Adobe Systems; among others.</p> Mac OS X Desktop Macs Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 234883 at http://www.infoworld.com PC shipments in 2013 dropped precipitously -- and the future's murky http://www.infoworld.com/t/desktop-pcs/pc-shipments-in-2013-dropped-precipitously-and-the-futures-murky-233951?source=rss_desktop_macs <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="https://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/chart_down_hp.jpg" alt="PC shipments in 2013 dropped precipitously -- and the future's murky" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>A year ago, Gartner and IDC predicted <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/gartner-and-idc-predictions-oops-forget-what-we-said-last-time-215830">2013 would be a lackluster but tolerable year for PC shipments</a></p> Computer Hardware Microsoft Windows Mobile Technology Microsoft Windows Desktop Macs Desktop PCs Laptop PCs Smartphones Tablets Technology Business Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:30:39 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 233951 at http://www.infoworld.com Android + Windows 8 = Windows Super-Frankenstein http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/android-windows-8-windows-super-frankenstein-233338?source=rss_desktop_macs <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 229px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/android_plus_windows.jpg" alt="Android + Windows 8 = Windows Super-Frankenstein" width="243" height="219" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Microsoft Windows Android Microsoft Windows Desktop Macs Laptop PCs Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 233338 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple's dark tower Mac Pro ship date quickly slips to February 2014 http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/apples-dark-tower-mac-pro-ship-date-quickly-slips-february-2014-232977?source=rss_desktop_macs <p>Apple today started taking orders for its pricey Mac Pro workstation, but shipping dates almost immediately slipped to February, irritating customers who have been awaiting the 'dark tower' desktop computer.</p> <p>On Wednesday, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9244875/Dark_tower_Mac_Pro_goes_on_sale_Thursday_" target="_blank">Apple said it would kick off orders</a> of the Mac Pro today after teasing customers since June with images and descriptions of the radically redesigned machine.</p> Computer Hardware Apple Desktop Macs Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:41:20 +0000 admin 232977 at http://www.infoworld.com Dark tower Mac Pro goes on sale Thursday http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/dark-tower-mac-pro-goes-sale-thursday-232892?source=rss_desktop_macs <p>Apple's radically redesigned Mac Pro workstation will go on sale Thursday, the Cupertino, Calif. company announced today.</p> <p>Starting Dec. 19, customers can configure and order the cylindrical computer, or purchase one at Apple's own retail stores and those of its authorized resellers.</p> Computer Hardware Apple Desktop Macs Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:36:45 +0000 admin 232892 at http://www.infoworld.com For the Mac, like the PC, it's all downhill from here http://www.infoworld.com/t/macbooks/the-mac-the-pc-its-all-downhill-here-229677?source=rss_desktop_macs <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Bad_Apple_hp.jpg" alt="For the Mac, like the PC, it's all downhill from here" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>For the last five years, Mac sales have grown faster than PC sales, and even as PC sales declined in the last several years, Mac sales kept growing. They reached between 10.5 and 11.8 percent of U.S.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Microsoft Windows Apple Mac OS X Desktop Macs iPad MacBooks Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 229677 at http://www.infoworld.com From metal to machine: See how the iconic Mac Pro is made http://www.infoworld.com/t/desktop-macs/metal-machine-see-how-the-iconic-mac-pro-made-229517?source=rss_desktop_macs <p>Some say the design of Apple's new Mac Pro PCs is futuristic and avant-garde. Others say it looks like a glossy garbage can. However you feel about the surface appearance, it's definitely cool to see it made.</p> <p><object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/IbWOQWw1wkM?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/IbWOQWw1wkM?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315"></embed></object></p> Computer Hardware Apple Desktop Macs Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoTube 229517 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple launches new iMac http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/apple-launches-new-imac-227415?source=rss_desktop_macs <p>Apple has updated the iMac with fourth generation Intel quad-core processors, new graphics, next-generation Wi-Fi, and faster PCIe flash storage options.</p> <p>The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro graphics for unprecedented levels of integrated graphics performance. The high-end 21.5-inch model and both 27-inch models feature quad-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 3.4GHz and Nvidia GeForce 700 series graphics with twice the video memory and up to 40 percent faster performance than the previous generation.</p> Computer Hardware Apple Desktop Macs Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:54:44 +0000 ccraig 227415 at http://www.infoworld.com