According to Net Applications’ December 2007 market share data for operating systems, MacOS has hit a new high in terms of usage with 7.31%. At the same time, the iPhone OS hit a high of .12%. These were up from 6.80% and .09%, respectively, in November.
Check out the iPhone numbers: that indicates 1 out of 1000 people browsing the Internet are using an iPhone.
Of course, Windows is still the dominant OS, with 91.79% of the market, but Windows’ market share has been in a pretty constant, though slow, decline since late last 2006. Of course, 90+% is nothing to sneeze at.
The highly anticipated Modbook from Axiotron will begin to ship, and the first fully functional Apple-authorized tablet Mac solution also holds the honor of being the only one in the market at time of publishing. Axiotron's Modbook integrates a Wacom digitized pen-sensitive LCD slate-style display with Apple's legendary ease-of-use as well as design sensibility, making it easy for artists and design-oriented professionals to perform all their writing and drawing in a breeze.
We've been hearing rumors for months that Apple is working on some kind of tablet PC, most likely an ultramobile PC (UMPC) of some kind. One of my colleagues, Mitch Wagner, thinks that Apple has no plans for a tablet. Other industry insiders, like futurist Mark Anderson, think Apple is about to enter the UMPC market just as this device category hits the tipping point. So which is it?
Second Life inhabitants running Mac OSX are being cautioned that the latest version of Apple's Leopard operating system breaks compatibility with the virtual world title.
Unlike previous releases of Leopard, version 10.5.2 causes all Second Life viewers to fail just before the game begins rendering.
This news comes on the heels of reports that certain videos designed for Apple's QuickTime player inserted into the game can be exploited to allow hackers access to player's virtual bank accounts. Thankfully, this particular exploit has since been patched by Apple.
If you ever want to see true gadget lust, unself-conscious desire for technology, stand inside an Apple store for 15 minutes and just watch people come and go.
I did it last month in San Francisco's Apple store near Union Square. The place was packed with people lingering over the computers and music players, so clusters of people formed.