Month: March 2016

Poll: Affordability is key feature for new iMac

Poll: Affordability is key feature for new iMac While Apple’s top of the range G5 iMac offers a 1.8GHz processor, 20-inch wide screen, 600MHz frontside bus, 256MB RAM, and an 160GB hard drive – crammed into a two-inch thick monitor – all Macworld Online Readers really wanted was for it to be more affordable, according to this week’s poll. Before Apple unveiled the new iMac during the Apple Expo Keynote, 43 per cent of readers said the most important feature Apple should deliver with the new iMac was Affordability. These people seem to have got their wish. The starting...

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Apple lets Jailbreak back into App Store, iTunes Store

Apple lets Jailbreak back into App Store, iTunes Store As we reported earlier, Apple’s hatred of jailbreakers lead it to censor the word jailbreak on the iTunes Store, including the song “Jailbreak” by Irish rockers Thin Lizzy. The company has now set things straight again and all content on the iTunes Store – including music and apps – now displays the word “jailbreak”. While jailbreaking an Apple device is legal, the company discourages the practice. If technicians at Apple’s store detect a device has been jailbroken, they will refuse to work on it, saying the tampering voids the warranty....

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Sales of PC versions of Batman: Arkham Knight Suspended | Batman: Arkham Knight

Sales of PC versions of Batman: Arkham Knight Suspended | Batman: Arkham Knight Warner Brothers, the publisher of Batman: Arkham Knight has announced that PC sales of the game are now suspended. Warner Brothers, the publisher of Batman: Arkham Knight has announced that PC sales of the game are now suspended following serious performance issues with the game on the PC platform which lead to widespread criticism. In a posting on their community forums, community admin Yorick apologized to the owners of the PC version of the game who were suffering from performance issues. He stated that they are...

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XPress 6 features revealed

XPress 6 features revealed Quark has revealed “key features” of QuarkXPress 6, but has not announced pricing or shipping details for the product. The features focus on workflow, output, table-creation tools, multiple-media publishing, navigation, and – most eagerly awaited – support for Mac OS X and multiple undos and redos. Quark says XPress 6 introduces “options for a more flexible workflow”, including Layout Spaces, which allow users to share attributes and information for complex projects. A project can contain layouts that might include print pages, Web pages, or different versions of either in varying sizes and orientations. Style sheets,...

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DVD writers ‘set to hit 16x’

DVD writers ‘set to hit 16x’ NEC has developed a chipset that will help pave the way towards DVD+/-R drives capable of 16x-speed writing, the company said on Tuesday. The chipset consists of an analogue signal processor, which is used to control the laser and servo systems of the optical pick-up unit, and a digital signal processor with ATAPI interface. The two chips are offered in quad flat packages (QFP), which are thinner than conventional chips and better suited for use in slim drives used in notebook computers, NEC said. They also consume 10 per cent less power than...

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