TUAW Best of the Week
Welcome to the latest installment of TUAW's best of the week, where we gather up our favorite posts for your easy clicking enjoyment. This week was definitely not as big as last week, but a tiny browser did received a ton of downloads.
iPhone vs. the world
Christina tries to tackle the fan boy question that we've had since June 2007: when will the iPhone prevail as the best smart phone in the market? Apparently the phone wars will begin when the iPhone 3G is released.
Rumor: Intel preparing 3.2 GHz quad-core processors
Rumors are surfacing that Intel could be prepping quad-core 3.2 Ghz processors. These processors could definitely make a machine, like the MacPro, become even more of a screamer. While these are still rumors, it would be nice to see these fast processors come to new Macs.
AT&T to limit iPhone 3G speeds to 1.4 Mbps?
MacRumors discovered this week that the iPhone 3G might be limited to a 1.4 Mbps 3G connection. This is slower than the much touted Motorola Q smart phone which runs almost tripple that speed.
Get your Firefox on: Firefox Download Day
Our favorite little multi-platform browser, Firefox turned 3.0 this week. This new version brought about many changes, specifically for the Mac platform. Two very important changes: stability and speed. Oh yeah, they also tried to set a world record for most downloads in a 24-hour period.
Parallels Server for Mac available now
Parallels Server for Mac started shipping this week. This new product allows Xserves to run (in a virtual machine) many different server operating systems including: Mac OS server, your favorite flavor of Linux server and Windows server.
Survey: 91% of Japanese don't want an iPhone
Before the iPhone 3G was announced, a survey was conducted in Japan. Almost 91% of those surveyed said that they would not buy the iPhone.
iTunes: Free Wednesday
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- ExpanDrive 4, more services and faster sync
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- Dropbox for iOS update adds new setup and file management options