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While this information will currently be of no use to you, it’s still interesting/impressive – and maybe only if you’re a hacker at heart… It seems that it took some curious iPhone users only 3 days to hack an iphone firmware image and discover the encrypted […] Read more »

MacScoop claims to have the details on the status of the iLife suite. The software went curiously unmentioned in the 2 major keynotes of 2007 which has led to much speculation about when it would drop, features, and Leopard-dependance. But MacScoop is saying that the development […] Read more »

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Clearly Apple has shown their affinity for putting software out there for the Windows crowd. To date Apple has produced nearly a half dozen software applications for the Windows platform. These offerings include Quicktime (and the Pro version), iTunes, Software Update, and most recently, Safari. So […] Read more »

GPS Magazine points to a German report (FOCUS automotive magazine) that Apple Inc has struck an exclusive deal with Mercedes to develop their in-car navigation systems. The Luxury car maker will have exclusivity to Apple’s design for the first 6 months, after which it wouldn’t be […] Read more »

John Gruber just Twittered: I suddenly feel taller, younger, healthier. Convinced that my teeth are now whiter. There you have it folks. If you don’t have an iPhone, get in line now! You can see pics from his experience here on flickr. Read more »

The gadget junky in me is screaming out for an iPhone. I even gave my best pitch to my wife on why she wanted a semi-used Samsung Blackjack, but I knew, and she knew it wasn’t to be. Yet. In early January 2007 (B.i. – Before […] Read more »

Web developers have been more and more concerned with coding for mobile devices. Now that the iPhone is here, I wonder if that may change further. The iPhone – unlike most other cellular phones on the market – browses using a wide-screen web browser and the […] Read more »

If you’ve heard about Quicksilver but have been too timid to familiarize yourself with it, or to peek under the hood a bit, this screencast is for you! Perhaps too often, we (as in the collective web) focus our attention on the cutting edge features of […] Read more »

So for everyone who’s ever complained about the .Mac service, someone is finally trying to do something about it. The notMac Challenge is offering up a choice bounty (at least $10k!) for anyone who can develop a .Mac alternative that’s as easy to use as Apple’s […] Read more »

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Undoubtedly, everyone’s closed a file that hadn’t yet been saved, and gotten the dialog box asking if you’d like to save the file before closing and losing its contents. In most cases this is probably a nice reminder, but there are enough occasions where I was […] Read more »

Last week I wrote about my failure to understand why everyone and their dog seems to be churning out FTP and Text Editor applications. The discussion that was generated in the comments was a good one, and many good points were brought to my attention that […] Read more »

Any iPod owner knows that the earbuds cable gets tangled very easily. I can’t claim ownership of this great tip, but don’t recall where I first heard it long ago. Anyhow, it’s very simple to do, essentially giving the “Rock on!” hand gesture, and looping the […] Read more »

The more screencasts we’ve posted here on The Apple Blog, the more the question seems to surface of how to get that feed directly. Well the powers that be (Josh) have got you covered. You can now get the screencast-only feed for TAB from this linky-thing […] Read more »

Since Tiger was released it has seemed to me that Automator was one of the unsung heroes that shipped with the operating system. I’m guessing more people use it than we hear about, but just in case, I wanted to show off the use of Automator […] Read more »

I recently came across a cool little application by the name of Singular. The point of Singular is to examine a directory (and sub-directories) for duplicate files. You get the option to find duplicate files by filename, size, or MD5 hash – which is the most […] Read more »

Thank all that’s Holy and good – something other than iPhone to write about! Macrumors reports that Mac Developers have gotten a new seed of Leopard which actually reads and writes to the ZFS [file system]. Many likely don’t care or even understand what this means. […] Read more »

Clearly there’s an active Developer Community for the Apple platform. I love that my favorite apps are regularly updated – being constantly made better, feature-rich, and all that jazz. But the process of updating some of these apps can be somewhat of a drag at times. […] Read more »

Regular reader/commenter/fellow Quicksilver guru Jono emailed this great tip for Quicksilver. If you’re a regular user of Quicksilver – especially with the advanced features enabled – you know it can act up from time to time. And while Quicksilver can be used to Force Quit or […] Read more »

Co-Founder of The IconFactory, Ged Maheux has laid-out his idea of a ‘match made in heaven’ and would love for your support in helping achieve it. With Frenzic‘s recent release as the first game to come from The IconFactory, many a Mac-user found their next Tetris. […] Read more »

These things happen all the time, but every now and then there are the software update news items that really excite me. This week I went from being out of town, to being out of town… But finally this morning I caught up on the Apple […] Read more »

How great would it be if Apple were to offer a Tiered Referral program on sales of their computers? We’ve all probably helped show a friend or two (or several…) the light by bringing them to the Apple platform. Now wouldn’t it be cool to get […] Read more »

Alumnus of The Apple Blog, Chris Holland, is back to ranting about his tech-mistress, SIP. And although the concept may sound far-fetched at the onset, the idea at the core is pure genius, and in this writer’s opinion, has Apple written all over it. Chris postulates […] Read more »

Ars reports that AT&T stores will be closing early on June 29th in order to setup and prepare for the 6pm launch of the iSecondComing, er, iPhone. There will be nice velvet ropes to que the eager techies into the stores and handle sales on a […] Read more »

Anyone who’s been using a Mac for a few months has probably noticed that there is a glut of text editors available for the OS X platform. If you’re in the web/design category, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the similar situation of too many FTP client options. […] Read more »

A huge thanks goes to Dan Moren at MacUser for posting this tip. I was literally looking for this method over the weekend when I right clicked on an image file and Finder took FOOOREEEVER to show my [crapton of] ‘Open With…’ options. Most commonly, as […] Read more »

At some Apple stores, like the new one at Park Meadows in Lone Tree Colorado, it’s pretty much the rule that your AT&T – and probably most other carriers – phone will get no usable service coverage. That’s the case when I wander in with my […] Read more »

Apple has already upgraded its yet-unreleased iPhone. They announced this morning a battery capable of 8 hours of talk time, and over 10 days of standby time. Additionally, the previously plastic touch-screen is now optical-quality glass for better clarity and durability. Straight from the mouth of […] Read more »

The folks at Missing Sync sent out an email over the weekend to announce some updates to their line of PDA and Smartphone syncing software. While users of Palm devices may be glad to hear that Missing Sync for Palm version 6 has been released, that […] Read more »

Services are a part of OS X that many users either don’t even know about, or forget to use. They are a powerful bunch of actions that you can apply to your workflow – mostly in cases where you’re working with text. In this Screencast, I’ll […] Read more »

UPDATE: Alright, NOW you can sign up on plasq.com for an opportunity to get into the Skitch Beta program. UPDATE: I guess in my excitement, I jumped the gun a tad:My apologies! The update and goodness I wrote below is – at the moment – intended […] Read more »

Wow those guys work fast! No sooner did Steve announce the availability of Safari 3 beta, and there’s an update for 1Passwd to work with it! Awesome response guys! 1Passwd is a fantastic utility that saves all your passwords and unifies them across your many OS […] Read more »

Derik at MacUser points out that VMware is driving hard to the net in regards to the virtualization battle with Parallels. If you pre-order the 1.0 version now (which is expected by end of August) you get the normally $79 license for just $39. Sweet deal […] Read more »

Glenn Wolsey points out that the Design Awards have been named for WWDC 2007. You can see them by category, here. A quick rundown: Delicious Library 2 goes home with the Best Leopard Application award – can’t wait to get a look at that piece of […] Read more »

Apple shed a little light today, on the lack of ZFS appearing on the Leopard information pages. It seems that ZFS will not be the default file system in Leopard – this much we’ve already deduced. But how exactly will Apple be supporting it? is only […] Read more »

So the argument goes that we saw a lot of eye candy from the Keynote yesterday, but there was a lack of useful features – of substance. In order from disagreement with this position, to moderate agreement, I present you the list of features. First off, […] Read more »

The past few Apple events have resulted in many people griping openly about the Keynote Speeches. I’m not sure at what point everyone put their cranky pants on and decided that the Keynote had to hit an imaginary bar in order to give them happiness, but […] Read more »

So obviously Leopard is on everyone’s mind with The Keynote just hours away. I know I’ve been waiting to see more of this cat for much longer than I like to admit. But as we’ve gotten closer and closer to WWDC, I’ve found more interest building […] Read more »

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