updated 09:05 am EST, Tue January 16, 2007
Two new "Get A Mac" ads
Apple on Tuesday added two new Get A Mac ads to its website--both of which feature John Hodgman as a PC and Justin Long as a Mac. Sabotage shows the PC hiring an "alternative" Mac actor to downplay the popularity of the Mac, while Tech Support shows a PC getting a webcam upgrade by tech support and notes that iMacs and MacBooks already have the feature built-in. Surgery, which debuted last week, ruminates on the challenges (and potential disaster) when upgrading to Windows Vista.... MacNN patent blogger Neo covers six of Apple's newly granted patents, including those for Scalable scroll controller, Unsupervised data-driven pronunciation modeling, Method and apparatus for generating texture, Method and apparatus for providing an animated representation of a reorder operation, and Media Device.