Today marks the 25th anniversary of the company many of us aspire to be a part of or own. It has been an interesting 25 years if you go and review the history of the company. From the humble beginnings of the original Apple Computer to the inspiration that iMacs, MacBook’s and iPods are today, we wish Apple happy 25th and many more.
Some Great Resources for Mac History:
Mac Tracker – A program that catalogs all Macs throughout the years.
Lowendmac – This is a great place to view all things from the past to the present on Mac
Mac History – Another great site with pictures and history of the Macs of old to the present.
There are also plenty of videos on youtube which show keynotes and product announcements and anything else you could think of.
After this past year and the previous years of collecting iPods and/or an iPhone, you are now faced with a predicament only someone in a wealthy, free nation faces. This problem is the trouble of keeping all of those gadgets charged without having to create a mess of wires or having to connect every iPod up to the USB port of you PC or Mac.
This year saw the release of the Griffin PowerDock. This handy little dock charges all of your iPods and/or iPhone(s) at once, assuming you only have a total of four. The PowerDock has four separate slots which you can insert your dock connector and charge your prized MP3 player or phone. The PowerDock is available at many retail outlets and usually costs $49.99 depending on where you purchase it. This is a great solution to keep wires out of the way, your devices charged, and extend the Apple-like styling to your home.
Samsung is thinking over whether they want to buyout Sandisk. Sandisk is already a giant in the memory market, but they are apparently not happy with that. Samsung is optioning a possible buyout of Sandisk to give themselves world domination of the memory market which could cause severe pain to Toshiba.
"We are looking at various opportunities regarding SanDisk, but nothing has been decided yet," Samsung spokesman James Chung told Reuters"
As if they did not have enough memory in iPods and every other gadget in the world. As long as the prices stay low, we’re good…
More homes are adopting an Apple computer. Analysts say this is "driven by positive experiences with Apple’s other products, as well as disenchantment with the Windows world." Their market shares rose to 10.4% as of the end of the first quarter of 2008. This is up roughly 3% since last year at the same time. Analysts also believe this is due in part to the satisfaction or adoption of iPods and other Apple products. It seems their Apple Stores have helped this along too. Well if that wasn’t obvious enough, you can hardly move in any of them. Enterprise adoption also continues to be on the rise. Up to 4.4% which is double the enterprise adoption from last year.