Remains of the Day: Facebook watches, Letterman switches
Don’t consider your day complete until you have clicked on each and every one of these links, carefully hand-picked for your reading enjoyment by the editors of Macworld. And believe me, we will know if you haven’t. (Okay, maybe we won’t, but Facebook sure will.)
Some Facebook privacy issues are real, some are not (Inside Facebook)
An in-depth look at several of the privacy debates surrounding the uber-popular social-networking site, summarizing recent changes and the issues they raise. The biggest problem? Facebook has yet to roll out a feature suppressing information you’d really rather your friends kept to themselves.
Office 2010: Desktop Heavyweight, Online Weakling (Technologizer)
Microsoft showed off its Office 2010 on Wednesday, including the online Web apps—its attempt to stem the tide of people turning to collaborative suites like Google Docs. Among the surprises: the Word, Excel, and OneNote Web apps lack any printing features. Hey, Microsoft, stop stealing ideas from the iPad already, huh?
David Letterman switching to the Mac (The Loop)
CBS Late Show host has reportedly switched to the Mac because he got too much spam. If only he could come up with nine more reasons.
Apple blasts through first wave of U.K. iPad pre-orders (The Mac Observer)
Apple has reputedly sold out of the first batch of U.K. iPad pre-orders; customers ordering now will have theirs shipped by June 7, just in time for Apple to announce a brand new iPad at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
Given Tuesday’s report of diminished battery life in new MacBook Pros, want to find out which graphics card is currently active in your 15-inch or 17-inch MBP? Easy: just go to the Apple menu, choose About this Mac, click on More Info, select the Graphics/Displays item in the Hardware section, click Intel HD Graphics or NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, and read the detail view under Displays—oh yeah, that’s user-friendly, guys.