Tagged With macworld 2009
A Cult of Mac source says that Apple will "go large" at CES next year, replacing Macworld. Wait, didn't Apple just say that they were killing Macworld because they think trade shows are irrelevant?
Skype has always been great for travellers, allowing free (or at the very least cheap) phone calls anywhere in the world via your PC or Mac. The latest beta version for Macs, announced today at Macworld, makes it even more traveller friendly with the ability to connect to Boingo Wi-Fi networks around the world using your Skype credit.
Skype Access, as it's called, scans for available Boingo wireless networks and presents a pop-up dialog box with the price per minute for using the network. The price is a global flat rate of about 26 cents per minute, which even when coupled with the cost of Skype-out charges, is still a lot cheaper than calling home from your mobile while overseas. Plus, there's the added convenience of not having to worry about giving your credit card details to a Wi-Fi hotspot provider.
The boys at Crunchgear spotted an intriguing portable Mac-intended "Blu-ray SuperDrive" from Fastmac—and while it's not swathed in unibody aluminium or glass, it looks like a pretty good get for $US99.
This one slipped even below Jim Goldman's rumour radar: The Apple Keynote Beer Goggles. Judging from today's snoringfest, I won't be surprised if they make them obligatory for every event in 2009.