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MacRumors has an interesting item about a new virtualization product from Citrix…
Citrix’s XenClient for Mac is a bare-metal virtualization technology. This means that its sits natively on the computer instead of working with an already installed host operating system. VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop, for example, both install on top of Mac OS X. The best known bare-metal virtualization product is VMware ESX which is a heavy duty (and very expensive) enterprise grade server product.
But since Mac OS X’s license does not, if I recall correctly, allow the end-user to run it as a virtual machine guest OS, how to you run a OS X on top of XenClient?
Macbook AppleCare: Hairline Cracks Covered by AppleCare But Only if They Are on the Bottom of the Case
After reading about hairline cracks on Macbook cases last week, I checked mine and found hairline cracks on the bottom of my otherwise near pristine Macbook shell (see photo above). So, I took it in the local Apple Store Genius Bar (second appointment after taking care of my daughter’s iPod touch screen – see previous blog item) and reported about it on the MobileContentToday blog…
The resident Genius told me the hairline cracks are covered by AppleCare because they are on the bottom of the case. I guess they are not covered if on the top of the shell. My AppleCare for the MacBook runs out next month (it turns 3 years old!). So, I’m glad I read about and noted the hairline cracks before it ran out. I’ll be Macbook-less for the next 7 to 10 working days.
Misbehaving iPod touch screen
Normal iPod touch screen
My daughter’s iPod touch screen started behaving oddly on Sunday. So, I took it in to the Apple Store Genius Bar on Monday and reported over on the MobileContentToday blog…
I’m glad I bought AppleCare for the touch. The screen problem was covered and a replacement unit is being shipped out to us.
Derrick Story and I mentioned a bunch of iPhone photo-related apps is the podcast we recorded earlier this week. He listed his reviews of the apps he mentioned in a blog item on OReilly.com. And, I listed mine (with links to iTunes) over on MobileContentToday.com where I’m a freelance writer. You can find my blog item with my list as well a link to Derrick’s blog item with his list at:
The Internet is a wonderful thing. It gave me the opportunity to work with professional photographer and author Derrick Story for the past 7 years or so even though we have never met in person. Derrick was an editor at O’Reilly Media for much of that time. And, it was he who gave me the opportunity to write a bit for O’Reilly Media. He knew about my fascination with cameraphones even back then. And, I was thrilled when he asked me to write a handful of cameraphone hacks to his book…
I remain fascinated with cameraphone in general until today. So, I asked Derrick to speak with me specifically about the iPhone and its photo capabilities for this podcast. Derrick provides some great information about using everything from the high-end (and expensive) Adobe PhotoShop CS4 to free and low-cost (99 cents to a few dollars) iPhone photo-related apps.
You can find Derrick’s own blog at…
…where he often mixes in iPhone related photo information with other digital photography info. If you found this podcast interesting, you definitely want to check out Derrick’s own podcast. And, in particular, download the podcast he produced on March 17, 2009. He provides a lot of detailed iPhone photo advice in that particular podcast too.
Podcast: Brian Greenstone, CEO of Pangea Software Sets the Record Straight in Mac vs. iPhone Development Choice
Like a lot of people I reported earlier that Pangea Software stopped Mac app development to focus on the iPhone. Unlike a lot of people, though, I went to the source to set the record straight. You can hear what Pangea CEO & Founder Brian Greenstone says on this topic. Short story, we all got it wrong. Listen to the podcast for the details.
If you read the news in AppleInsider…
…and elsewhere about the accidental leak by Apple’s education unit about an $899 17-inch iMac, you might not want to get too excited just yet. If it is like their previous low-cost iMac targeted at the K-12 market, it probably will NOT be available from Apple’s online or physical stores. It will probably be sold directly through educational sales channels and, maybe, some resellers. But, most of us probably will not have a convenient way to buy it. My guess is that its components may not even be as good as the similarly priced new high-end Mac mini. And, I prefer being able to choose and replace my own LCD screen in any case.