Blog posts tagged "apple"
iMessage is by far the best feature added to iOS 5.
I use it all the time and every single day. Before iMessage was around I rarely used text messaging because, quite frankly, I didn't want to pay more for a highly priced text messaging plan.
Although iMessage is awesome, I do wish it had more preference settings, specifically in dealing with sending text messages when iMessage is, for some reason, unavailable.
The preferences for iMessage are bundled under Messages in the System Preference app.
iMessage by default is off, but once it's activated the only other option is "Send as SMS" which will make the phone push a standard SMS (where regular text messaging rates apply), which is on by default.
I turn this feature off because I don't want to use text messages, but Apple should add more granular preferences.
1. Give me an option to differentiate between US and International text messages.
This is important because there are times when I don't mind using text messages in the US but I can wait a few minutes for iMessage to work correctly for international messaging. Allow me to "Send the iMessage when the service becomes available".
2. Allow me send as an SMS on a per-basis situation.
The phone should attempt to deliver by iMessage but it can't, so ask me if I want to send it via SMS or wait until iMessage is available.
These are two simple adjustments to iMessage which will really give me the control of how my messages are sent and allowing me to control my costs.
Over the past couple of days I'm surprised that no one has picked up on the fact that Apple is going to be including their server offering inside of the standard Mac OS X.
Up until now if you wanted to run Mac OS X's server solution which includes their calendar, mail, wiki, and other collaboration tools, you had to either buy their Mac Mini Server for $999 or purchase the software separately and run it on your own hardware. Now, however, when Apple releases the next version of Mac OS X, Lion, you will automatically have all this for free.
It makes sense for Apple to streamline the development of their operating systems as they no longer have just Mac OS X to worry about but instead their iOS too. Simplifying their workload will hopefully make their turn around times with the Mac OS much faster. Of course, it also is great for people to become familiar with the OS X Server offering before deploying it within their home or business.
No matter what, I can not wait to get my hands on Mac OS X Lion when it's finally released! Thank you Apple.
One week before MacWorld Apple has released brand new Mac Pro's with 8 Core's standard! That's every Mac Pro having 8, that's 8 Cores!
These are definitely some nice power houses for high end video and graphics. I'd love one. These new Mac's can also power up to 8 30 inch displays! Can you imagine that.
There were also new XServes on the table too.
Also of cool note, the Mac Pros and Xserves now come with 4Gb Fibre Channel. That is sweet for all your high end video people out there!