Friday, March 05, 2004

Big Blue Boogie...

According to this Inquirer article, an IBM internal memo has announced IBM's deals with Apple and Microsoft are major victories against Intel.

As you know, IBM produces the PowerPC 970-family processors Apple uses as the G5. IBM also landed a deal with Microsoft to produce the processor for the XBox 2.

The memo's tone suggests that Apple was seriously considering using Intel processors. While it wouldn't be the first time Apple contemplated moving to Intel, it's unlikely that the Mac would see such a radical processor move right now.

Anyway, congratulations to the folks at IBM. Just remember, you couldn't have done it without us.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Bye bye Best Buy?

According to this Mac Rumors blurb, Apple and Best Buy may be parting ways.

Hmmm... That's strange. Feels like deja vu...

Oh well. I'm sure that has nothing to do with Apple and Best Buy's dramatic history together. Yes, it's not like the two companies have had a bitter break up before, fueled by Apple's demand that Best Buy purchase fruit-color iMacs in five packs and Best Buy's total sub-standard treatment of the Apple sections of their retail stores.

Anyway, it'll be interesting to see whether or not this report is true. It was kinda nice to see stacks of iTunes for Windows CDs sitting out in Best Buy stores.

Monday, March 01, 2004

Whoa! An update!

Yes, I've been a bad webmaster as of late. But my life has simply gotten more hectic, and there's not much I can do about that (short of taking out a huge life insurance policy, faking my own death, cashing in on the insurance, changing my name and moving to Europe. But that's um... just silly. Right.)

I am considering expanding MacUnderground from being just me, myself, and I. I'm not really sure what direction I'm going to take the site, but if anyone's vaguely interested in joining a MacUnderground "team" and posting in their spare time, drop me a line (be sure to include "MacUnderground" in the subject line). I'm not promising anything, I'm just weighing my options.

Anyway, it wouldn't be an update if I didn't have something to talk about or link you to, so have a look at this. If you haven't already heard about this today, it's an actual piece of software for the PocketPC designed to play mp3s while looking (just a little) like an iPod. And yes, you actually use the "scroll wheel" to navigate the songs (you know, fingers and thumbs are bad for those touch screens).