Christian Chabot at the GeekWire Meetup earlier this year.

Tableau for Mac is coming … finally

For years, Tableau Software employees have fielded questions from companies and individuals asking when a Mac version of the data visualization software would be coming. The Seattle company always deflected those questions, too busy focusing on bigger opportunities. But not anymore. On a conference call with analysts Tuesday, CEO Christian Chabot noted that a Mac… Read More


Amazon Cloud Player now available for Mac

Amazon today made its Cloud Player available on Macs, allowing Apple users to manage and play their Amazon and iTunes music with the desktop client. Released for PC users earlier this year, Amazon’s Cloud Player also allows browsing of Amazon’s MP3 catalog, easy access to Amazon’s AutoRip tool and up-to-date detection of new music added to… Read More


Apple Mac not immune to slump in computer market

Apple will report its quarterly earnings Tuesday afternoon, providing the latest glimpse into the sales of the company’s main iPhone, iPad and Mac product lines. One underlying question: How much will the iPad cut into Mac sales? The shift in consumer spending toward the iPad and other tablets has been the big story in the… Read More


GeekWire Podcast: Inside the world of an RFID implantee

Radio Frequency Identification, better known as RFID, is used in everything from livestock to shipping containers. But what about humans? This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we talk with Amal Graafstra, who has had the distinction of walking around for years with an RFID tag implanted in each of his hands. And… Read More


Chart: Windows 7 is almost bigger than Windows XP

August is already a big month for Windows 8, with Microsoft announcing this morning that it has finished the new version of its operating system and shipped it off to computer makers. But it’s shaping up to be a milestone month for Windows 7, as well. The current version of Microsoft’s operating system, originally released… Read More


Apple unleashes Mountain Lion as we wait for Windows 8

Apple this morning released Mountain Lion, the next version of the Mac OS X operating system, as a $19.99 upgrade in the Mac App Store. Many of the most attention-grabbing features will be familiar to iPad and iPhone users, including a new Notification Center and Game Center, in addition to Twitter integration. But what’s particularly… Read More