From: Bob Rankin
Subject: TOURBUS - 08 Jan 2008 - Leopard / Blu-Ray or HD-DVD / Tech Reviews
Happy New Year! I'm back after a bit of holiday merriment, a little skiing, and a valiant attempt to do a really hard jigsaw puzzle. :-) In today's TOURBUS, you'll find a review of the new features in OS X Leopard, the latest operating system for Macs. Will it convince you to switch? I've also got some facts on the Blu-Ray versus HD-DVD controversy, and some advice for folks who want to buy a high-def DVD player.
Oh, and if you're thinking of buying a cheap desktop computer, a touchscreen laptop, a portable inkjet or fast laser printer, a digital camera, pocket-sized videocam, or a kid-friendly MP3 player... I have some great advice and product reviews for you. Read on!
Apple's newest operating system, released in the Fall of 2007, is Mac OS X Leopard. Like it's feline namesake, this OS is slick and sleek and features all the multimedia bells and whistles Apple users have come to expect.
>From Stacks to Spaces, to the new Finder that looks just like iTunes,
Leopard has some cool new features, and even a Time Machine! Apple claims the new Safari browser will render pages 2-3 times faster than Firefox v2. Is it really true? Read on to take a look at some of the new features of Leopard, the pros and cons, and see how it compares to the competition...
Remember the days of VHS versus Betamax? Consumers didn't know which type of VCR to buy while that battle raged. In a similar scenario, backers of the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD formats are each hoping to triumph in the marketplace. Blu-Ray is generally regarded as technically superior, but it could flop in the marketplace like Betamax.
Today you can find high-def DVD players that are able to play HD-DVD or Blu-Ray DVD discs. A few combo players will accept both formats, but they're much more expensive. So what should you do? Here are my reviews of three high-def DVD players, and my recommendations:
Want more background info on Blu-Ray? Read this article:
Just before the holidays, I wrote a series of articles about buying desktop computers, laptops, printers, cameras, and related gadgetry. Many manufacturers are still offering great deals or sales this month so if you're thinking of a post-holiday purchase to replace some of your electronic stuff, I'm sure you'll find these articles helpful:
* Cheap Desktop Computers
* Touchscreen Laptops
* Portable Inkjet Printers
* Fast Color Laser Printers
* MP3 Players for Kids
* Automatic Digital Cameras
* Pocket Sized Video Cameras
That's all for now, see you next time! -- Bob Rankin