Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Macs are free from PC bloatware, right?
If you need to install Windows on your Mac, you have a few options: software like VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop can help you get the job done so you don't have to reboot each time you want to use it, but if you want truly native performance — important for gamers and others looking to eke every last drop out of their Mac — Boot Camp is the way to go. Here's a step by step guide to make it happen.
2014 will be the year that the sale of Apple devices reach parity with Windows. That's the word from well-respected industry analyst Horace Dediu, who published his thoughts recently along with some graphs on his site Asymco.
Based on all the questions and comments we're seeing, some folks are having trouble upgrading from Windows 8. That's understandable. Windows is a complicated beast, and that it boots one thousands of different configurations each day, every day, is a software miracle. But it can also be an incredible pain if you're one of the people for whom it's just not working at the moment. So, if you're having trouble upgrading from Windows 8, the single best thing you can do, sincerely, is this:
10 years ago today iTunes shipped for Windows. Slightly more than 10 years ago, an argument rippled through the ranks of Apple over whether or not to do just that - to make their new music platform accessible to their rival's all-but-eclipsing computing platform, or to keep Apple's iPod unique to Apple's Mac. Chris Fralic excerpting from Max Chafkin's Design Crazy:
It seems the ever more widespread Microsoft is set to launch its very own Remote Desktop application for Android and iOS. This is in addition to versions for Windows, Windows RT and OS X, and was very casually slipped into a press release, as reported by All About Microsoft's Mary Jo Foley:
First announced in June at WWDC 2013, iTunes Radio has been in private beta ever since, accessible only by registered iOS developers. With the public release of iOS 7 and iTunes 11.1, iTunes Radio is now ready for the big time. Sadly, the service is still U.S. only at this point, though with Apple's global reach in the music space already, we can't imagine it being the case for too long.
According to the chief financial officer of Windows -- what, your company doesn't have a product-level CFO? -- Microsoft has laid out the welcome mat for iTunes for Windows 8, but Apple has yet to come a knocking. Why ever could that be?