“2008. There’s something in the air.”

Posted: January 11th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: apple | No Comments »

Every January begins with suspense and excitment for every Apple fan and I am one of them. The secretive company announces new products and services (and updates to existing ones) at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco and this year is no different: on 15 January at 9 am local time (7 pm Estonian time) Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs will have a keynote presentation to talk about the future. Last year he introduced the iPhone, which did not ship until late June, but was a game-changer.

The speculation is running wild: Apple Tablet, a new ultrathin notebook computer, new MacBook Pros, movie rentals from iTunes, re-invented Apple TV, etc. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens…

Those who want live coverage: MacRumorsLive will be providing updates. The event will be available later as a stream from Apple’s site. Meanwhile, check out last year’s show (iTunes Free Podcast link) to experience the so-called Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field.


Posted: December 14th, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: apple | No Comments »

I bought and installed Mac OS X Leopard today. Have played around with some features and it looks like it is nice. Will know more later.

Update 15 Dec. Leopard really is lovely. Even the Exchange mail account I could not never get to work on Tiger suddenly works and I no longer have to use both Entourage and Mail.app.

Welcome to karijournal.com

Posted: November 6th, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: apple, personal | No Comments »

Welcome to karijournal.com

I have moved my blog to a new address and I am using WordPress instead of Blogger now.

It is here

Posted: August 8th, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: apple | No Comments »

And it is brilliant. I got my new MacBook Pro this morning from IM Arvutid. It was definitely worth the wait.

Still waiting…

Posted: July 31st, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: apple | No Comments »

So, I wanted to buy a new 2,2GHz MacBook Pro from the Estonian Apple IMC . Here is the timeline of events:

5 June – New MacBook Pros are announced by Apple. They have a LED-backlit screen, which makes them more appealing due to lower energy requirements and better brightness.
11 June – Placed a query through the website www.mac.ee asking when they will arrive in Estonia,
11 June – Reply telling me they let me know when it arrives, but they do not know yet themselves,
7 July – My previous iBook G4 was stolen in Berlin, need for a new laptop escalated,
9 July – Asked the shop if there was any news about the laptop, they replied they would let me know when it becomes available,
13 July – Asked again, was told that I am on the waiting list and there is nothing more they can do,
30 July – Called them, they told me that limited stock might come next Monday.

I know it is summer and all, but this is quite ridiculous already. I am tired of using Windows.

"It’s like giving a glass of ice-water to someone in hell"

Posted: May 31st, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: apple | No Comments »

… says Steve Jobs about offering iTunes to Windows users. The otherwise reluctant head of Apple has given an solo interview and a joint interview with Bill Gates at the D: All Things Digital conference.

On a sadder Apple-related note, my 3G iPod started to misbehave two days ago, and I could not get it to work properly any more. Well, it was great 2,5 years I had with it. Today I bought a new iPod nano to fill the void, and am quite happy with it. It is tiny and blue. I shall christen it “Karipod 2”.

Steve Jobs: "Anti-piracy measures do not work"

Posted: February 7th, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: apple, cool | No Comments »

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has posted his “Thoughts on Music”, (which should really be titled Thoughts on Selling Music) which makes a very persuasive argument to do away with restrictions on legally downloaded music. “Imagine a world where every online store sells DRM-free music encoded in open licensable formats. In such a world, any player can play music purchased from any store, and any store can sell music which is playable on all players. This is clearly the best alternative for consumers, and Apple would embrace it in a heartbeat.”

“For Europeans, two and a half of the big four music companies are located right in their backyard. The largest, Universal, is 100% owned by Vivendi, a French company. EMI is a British company, and Sony BMG is 50% owned by Bertelsmann, a German company. Convincing them to license their music to Apple and others DRM-free will create a truly interoperable music marketplace. Apple will embrace this wholeheartedly.”

I could not agree with this more, especially with this: “DRMs haven’t worked, and may never work, to halt music piracy.”