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Back in early March, I revisited Fluid for OS X. Today I’m making the rounds with old software friends again, this time with Evernote. I tried Evernote when it first came out for Mac, and again when the iPhone version arrived, but neither took hold in my daily workflow. Now I’m trying again. Read more »

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Apple is holding a media event at 10am Pacific time on Thursday, April 6 to discuss the latest release of its mobile OS. We’ll know soon enough what it will include, but that won’t stop me from making my own wishlist for what we’ll see on Thursday. Read more »

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It’s a little after 6 a.m. Eastern on Friday, March 12 as I write this post. Some two hours from now, the Apple Store will officially take orders for all iPad models, apparently with the ability to specify pickup at a local store. The store is […] Read more »

I first used Fluid, the site-specific browser creation tool for Mac OS X, a long time ago. But I didn’t find it compelling enough to integrate it into my daily life, in part because virtually all of my digital life still lived on the desktop. As I […] Read more »

Perhaps the strongest criticism of the iPhone has been that it doesn’t support multitasking, aside from a few of Apple’s own system level applications that are included on the device and can’t be deleted. Yet the iPhone sells like hotcakes, and Apple has a technical solution […] Read more »

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I finally got around to watching the stream of Wednesday’s iPad announcement at about 11:30 local time last night. Of course, I couldn’t wait until the bitter end to go to bed, and falling asleep was a bit challenging even at that late hour. After a […] Read more »

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The debate is raging. Man, that’s a wide bezel! How could they possibly leave out support for Flash? Where’s the front-facing video camera? AT&T? Are you serious? Now that the dust has begun to settle on Apple’s announcement of the iPad, though, there’s another nagging question that […] Read more »

It didn’t really surprise me in December when I learned that Google was buying AdMob, the leading mobile advertising platform. I was surprised, however, to learn that Apple had been in the discussions and possibly even lost a competitive bidding process. Why? Apple doesn’t make many […] Read more »

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This is the sixth in a series of 7 posts in the 7 days prior to Apple’s January 27 media event in which I explore various possibilities for an Apple Tablet and other potential announcements. The unlikeliest of all the features I’m hoping for in an Apple […] Read more »

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This is the fifth in a series of 7 posts in the 7 days prior to Apple’s January 27 media event in which I explore various possibilities for an Apple Tablet and other potential announcements. Three years ago, my wife and I bought an iMac for her […] Read more »

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This is the fourth in a series of 7 posts in the 7 days prior to Apple’s January 27 media event in which I explore various possibilities for an Apple Tablet and other potential announcements. If the Wall Street Journal is correct, Apple’s event on January 27 […] Read more »

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This is the third in a series of 7 posts in the 7 days prior to Apple’s January 27 media event in which I explore various possibilities for an Apple Tablet and other potential announcements. Perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of a new Apple tablet […] Read more »

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Official word yesterday that there is indeed an Apple event on the 27th didn’t generate the frenetic response typically associated with such news, probably because the blogosphere, twitterverse and mainstream media have all been going gaga over it for weeks. The Wall Street Journal correctly pegged […] Read more »

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I’m a writer for a blog that focuses on Apple and its products, including Macs, iPods and iPhones. So I have a duty and an obligation to write one or more posts about the highly anticipated, much discussed, and completely unknown Apple Tablet device expected to […] Read more »

Urban Dictionary defines “red-headed step-child” as one who, unlike a stepchild who looks like their step parent, is likely to be singled out for abuse. Which may very well define my stint here at TheAppleBlog. Will you, dear readers, treat me with the respect of someone […] Read more »

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