Apple's Panther bares its teeth

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    article on Panther on BBC's Technology page.

    rinky dink link

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3254554.stm


    or full spiel below...

     
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Every company builds on current technology, so Apple is not alone in "using good ideas from other sources", but saying it like this makes it sound like Apple is less innovative than other companies, and we know the opposite is true.
     
  3. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    I think the BBC is very neutral about Windows vs Macs. These articles however, tend to be written for people who don't really know anything about computers. However, Apple is generally portrayed in a good or fair light. This is good because in Britain, Apple does not have a very big market or very good brand awareness (due to lack of advertising and much smaller Mac-orientated education market compared with the US).

    On a BBC News article (on TV) about spam and new spam filters, the screenshots clearly showed Apple's Mail.app being used, although no reference was made to Apple or Macs. I guess the message was subliminal: get a Mac and you won't have any spam!
     
  4. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    Thank God there are articles like this that increase it!

    Last time I was in London, though, I was delighted to see the entire front window of an electronics store on Tottenham Court Road devoted to Apple products (It was in between the Sainsbury's and the EasyInternet Cafe). Safe to say, I strutted down the street quite confidently after that. :p
     
  5. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    That'll be Micro Anvika then... ;) there's 2 more, with exactly the same display about 400 metres up on the same side, and about 80 metres diagonally across the other side of the road, ooooh and about 200 metres away on New Oxford St, we also have a stealth AppleCentre.

    About 100 yards from there is Soho, one of the most densely Mac populated area's on earth.... ;) :D

    We still need a 'proper' AppleStore, with one of those big glowing Apple logos, oooh and an Apple shaped window if we can be greedy! :D

    To be fair to the BBC, they're pretty neutral, but the problem I find is that when major viruses are reported on the News (even TV) they describe what to look out for and how they work, but then don't mention that this affects only PC's and not Macs, and that there're aren't infact any viruses on Apples current OS. :rolleyes: , if you knew nothing about Macs, you'd presume they're just as susceptible to these attacks as PC's. :rolleyes:
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    We are very fortunate to have such a sophisticated and stable OS. Now if Apple can just entice more to transfer to OS X. Does anyone know if Steve is on target for the transfer?
     
  7. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    What's strange is why the article is top of the technology news headlines today. What's so special about today?

    Nice bit of advertising for Apple though - this can only do good for the world of Macintosh!
     

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