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Apple Updates MobileMe Control Panel for Windows


Apple today announced an update to its MobileMe Control Panel for Windows, bringing enhanced integration between Microsoft Outlook and Apple’s MobileMe Calendar beta.

The new MobileMe Control Panel 1.6.2 provides push calendar updates and support for proxy servers when using the MobileMe Calendar beta with Microsoft Outlook. In addition, you can now upload your personal Outlook calendars to MobileMe to keep them in sync across me.com, your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC.

The update weighs in at 5.58 MB and requires an up-to-date installation of Windows 7, Vista, or XP.

Site News. 500.

News

As of today, Technacity has reached over 500 views in a two month period.

Every day the number of views increase, especially in the last two weeks. In the past week, I had written my 200th post. As of today there are 214 posts.

I have decided to expand the website’s news coverage to several topics besides Apple including Google, Adobe, and Microsoft.

I would like to thank you all and if you any suggestions on improving the site please leave a comment below.

Future Plans

I plan to have 1000 views in two months and have around 1500 views by the new year.

Final words

As always thank you for reading and I hope that you will keep reading, Technacity.

I haven’t done this in a while but, from time to time I put interesting stuff from YouTube (not always tech related). Link. It’s a song about the BP Oil Spill. It’s rather moving and touching.

Elllison on Hurd: HP decision worst since ‘idiots at Apple fired Jobs’

The New York Times reported on the recent forced resignation of HP CEO Mark Hurd following claims of sexual harassment and improper expense reports. The following is a quote from Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, a tennis colleague of Hurd, comparing Hurd’s removal to that of Steve Jobs’ departure from Apple in 1985.

“The H.P. board just made the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs many years ago,” Mr. Ellison wrote. “That decision nearly destroyed Apple and would have if Steve hadn’t come back and saved them.”

Hurd had received strong reviews over his five-year tenure as HP’s CEO, where he led the company past Dell to become the world’s largest computer vendor and boosted company performance in a number of areas.

Following Jobs’ departure, Apple struggled as Microsoft-powered PCs dominated the late 1980s and 1990s. Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 with the company’s acquisition of NeXT, which had been started by Jobs after he left Apple. Then-CEO Gil Amelio was ousted by the Apple Board of Directors a few months after the NeXT acquisition, and Jobs was installed as interim CEO, eventually dropping the “interim” title.

PC vs. Mac: Redmond edition

Redmond really has to copy everything Apple does.

Apple’s Increasing Popularity in College Market

Fortune today shows the increasing popularity of Macs in schools over the past five years. As shown above most students own Apple laptops.  The figures show that Apple has replaced Dell as the preferred laptop for students. Apple and Dell have switched positions in the college laptop market in the space of five years. In 2005, 47% of students buying laptops chose Dells. In 2010, 47% are choosing MacBooks.

Dell Quad-core competitor to Mac Mini

Leaked documents off the Dell website reveal that the Zino will soon be receiving an AMD quad-core chipset. The company’s website show the box sporting an AMD RS880M chipset capable of supporting Phenom II quad-core processors. While it only comes with onboard Radeon HD 4250 graphics by default, a Mobility Radeon 5450 GPU is listed as a potential option at launch, and the Zino can now hold up to 8GB of 1066MHz DDR3 memory alongside 802.11n WiFi and Blu-ray drive options. On the front and back of the small box, you’ll find practically exactly the same ports, but there is a new optical S/PDIF socket capable of piping 7.1 surround sound.

When compared to the Mac Mini the Dell Zino is more powerful with its Quad-core chipset, Blu-ray options and, 7.1 surround sound. Whereas the Mac Mini only has dual-core and standard superdrive. Everything thing else is similar.

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