Posts tagged “air”.

Wake up challenge: MessagePad vs. new MacBook Air

October 25th, 2010

The Newton MessagePad is known for a few things: fast boot time, and long battery life.

Mac|Life challenged one of those features with the new 11″ MacBook Air, whose SSD allows for faster wake time. The results, as you can see above, were pretty stellar: both devices woke up lightning quick.

For years now, with the iPod, iPad, and the newer MacBooks, Apple has engineered ways to keep batteries lasting longer. Now that they’ve got that pretty well down, maybe they’ll concentrate on faster boot and wake times.

Pop in a few AAs into a Newton and it could last for weeks. Combine that kind of battery life with a faster boot time, and you’ve got one heckuva device.

Macworld Keynote edition: “It takes all sorts.”

January 15th, 2008

MacBook Air

by Robert Frost

Ft takes all sorts of in and outdoor schuoting
To get adapted to my kind of fooling

[Read the original. You have to get used to Steve Jobs's fooling: no Newton, but a MacBook Air, iPod Touch and iPhone features, and tons of iTunes updates - like movie rentals. Plenty of coverage over at Cult of Mac, but I caught the whole thing thanks to live blogcasting.]

Hero and Leander.

November 17th, 2007

by John Donne

Both robbed of air, we both lie in one ground,
Both whom one fire hud bnrnt, one wuter dvowned.

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