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By default, OS X has full keyboard access disabled allowing you to only tab through a limited number of items in various dialog boxes. In this Quick Tip I cover how to enable full keyboard access to help save you a few mouse clicks throughout your […] Read more »

Today Apple released a statement in regards to the various hacks that unlock the iPhone from being tied to AT&T. Apple has discovered that many of the unauthorized iPhone unlocking programs available on the Internet cause irreparable damage to the iPhone’s software, which will likely result […] Read more »

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Well anyone who complained about the iPhone being expensive here in the US can officially shut it (myself included). An ad for the 8GB iPhone in Germany (pictured above) has the phone costing a whopping 899 Euros. Do some quick currency conversions and you find that […] Read more »

iPhone – just buy one, no questions asked? New EA games iLife across borders Software to track Roommate Expenses Simple Checklist? Not so Simple? Firefox Plugin Scanning Read more »

Last week after the announcement of the iPhone price drop, Steve Jobs posted an open letter to iPhone owners telling them they’d get a $100 in-store credit for being “early adopters.” Apple has now posted the full details of exactly how to get that $100 credit. […] Read more »

Thanks to this week’s sponsors for keeping the hamsters fed and the wheels turning: CDW CoreCases Crucial Etymotic OWC PowerMax Qdea ResQ Systems SmallDog Read more »

Putting aside my general feelings about how annoyed I am by the constant noise of ringtones in any public place, Apple is obviously free to offer any type of product they want. What does it in for me, however, is that Apple is pushing their ringtone […] Read more »

For many users (myself included), downloading purchased songs from the iTunes store has been next to impossible. This seems to be a widespread issue as well. Covering multiple countries such as the U.S., Germany, Canada, Sweden, and others, there are people who haven’t been able to […] Read more »

For years, FTP applications have been a genre of software that has overrun itself with options. Generally I believe competition to be a good thing but there really just comes a point where another FTP application in the mix really doesn’t help anybody. As of right […] Read more »

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In just over 2 and half months (10 weeks and 4 days to be exact), Apple has sold its one millionth iPhone. Apple’s goal was to sell 1 million iPhones by September and sure enough they hit their goal. Certainly the recent price drop helped push […] Read more »

Apparently today Costco has various iPods at insanely low prices while they try to liquidate their stock of them. Here are the supposed deals available: 2GB Nano: $49.97 4GB Pink Nano: $99.97 4GB Silver Nano: $99.97 8GB Black $149.97 30GB White/Black: Unsure 80GB Black/White iPod: $229.97 […] Read more »

Within a day of Apple releasing their new line of iPods, Belkin has announced the release of 3 new iPod cases/armbands to fit the new styles. The new cases start at around $20 and aren’t really anything industry revolutionizing. Though the new iPod classic armband they […] Read more »

If you haven’t heard already, at yesterdays event Steve Jobs announced that on top of dropping the 4GB iPhone, the price of the 8GB iPhone would be dropped by $200 to $399 (from $599…for the mathematically challenged). The iPhone was released barely 2 months ago and […] Read more »

iTunes 7.4 is now available for download on Apple’s site or in Software Update. iTunes 7.4 brings with it mainly capabilities for the new iPods that Apple announced yesterday. From Software Update: With iTunes 7.4, sync your favorite music and more with the new iPod nano […] Read more »

Since the iPod Hi-Fi was announced almost 2 years ago Apple has seemingly thrown it to the side without so much as a single mention after it’s initial public debut. It’s always been a rather odd product for Apple to have produced as it plays the […] Read more »

Only a small number of people were invited to “The Beat Goes On” keynote but Apple has quickly made the entire keynote available for streaming here. The full video is about 1 hour and 30 minutes long and covers everything from the intro of Steve Jobs […] Read more »

It will be a few weeks before Apple’s new iPod touch is available so to help feed your addiction Apple has a fairly thorough video tour of the new iPod. At around 15 minutes long, it really does cover just about everything you’d need to know […] Read more »

Today Apple announced a major addition to their iPod line called iPod touch. It bears significant similarities to the iPhone with touch screen capabilities, wide screen display, and more. There are two major new features included in the new iPod touch that have never been included […] Read more »

Let’s be honest, sitting in a chair or on a couch with a laptop sitting directly on your legs is just…painful. After extended periods of time the heat from the laptop just gets uncomfortable for everybody involved. Previously I’ve just ended up sitting at a table […] Read more »

Back in March I sold my G5 tower in favor of the mobile life and have been using a 17″ MacBook Pro since then. There are a plethora of bags/totes/backpacks/etc for traveling with your laptop so there was a pretty big sea of things to chose […] Read more »

Today Panic released Transmit version 3.6. It’s been over 18 months since 3.5 was released (though there have been multiple smaller version releases between then). The biggest new feature in 3.6 is the addition of Amazon S3 support which undoubtedly has been one of the bigger […] Read more »

The Apple Blog wouldn’t exist in any form if we didn’t have all our fantastic readers. We’d now like to give back in a new way by giving away free stuff each month! We obviously can’t know about every single thing going on in the world […] Read more »

The iPhone is consistently being used in other areas besides simple phone calling and messaging. Web-based health and fitness tracking website, Gyminee, has adapted their web application’s interface to work perfectly with the iPhone. Now when you go to the gym you can take your iPhone […] Read more »

Over the past few weeks I’ve had to make multiple trips to my local Apple store to pick up this, that, and the other. I’m the typical guy in that I when I go shopping I don’t actually “shop.” I go in, get what I need, […] Read more »

I’ve been a Mac user for many years now and a business owner for just as many. I’ve needed apps for everything from invoicing and time tracking to contact and money management. I’ve used literally hundreds of applications over the past few years and know how […] Read more »

On Tuesday, when Jobs announced the new iMac, he really made an effort to sell the new materials…aluminum and glass (which are two major components of the new iMac). Glass is significantly more durable than the current material used in the LCD screens. It’s almost completely […] Read more »

Yesterday Apple announced and released its much anticipated spreadsheet application called Numbers. Numbers is described as “spreadsheets the Mac way,” with the application offering significantly more functionality past just simply charting information and numbers. It’s a solid mixture of information organization, number calculation, and page layout/design. […] Read more »

Today Apple announced and updated a whole slew of products in both their hardware and software lines. Updates include a new iMac, new keyboard, updated iWork, updated iLife, and more. It was certainly an exciting day and arguably more exciting than the past few major WWDC […] Read more »

So lets face it. Sometimes we all just need to kill a little time. It’s relaxing. Whether you’re on your lunch break at work (or not) or if you are just bored one night and can’t sleep…this list should help you cure your boredom. I’ve compiled […] Read more »

When The Apple Blog first launched 3 years ago we did not offer full-text RSS feeds. That decision wasn’t really based so much on wanting people to visit the site more, but rather we just didn’t realize people wanted full-text so badly. Within the first year […] Read more »

Just a quick reminder that our first monthly Game Showdown: Tetris is ending tonight around midnight! You’ve still got time to win the $25 gift certificate! Full details… Read more »

I’ve decided to start doing a monthly “Game Showdown” in our lovely community. Each month I’ll pick a specific game and then everybody will have 7 days to play the game. Whoever has the highest score at the end of the 7 days will get a […] Read more »

Don’t think that just because you’ve got a new phone that cost as much as some PC’s that you are somehow above customizing the look of your phone. You know good and well you want to be in the crowd of 13-year-old teenage girls who customize […] Read more »

For the past month or so I’ve been using Crayon Room’s Moody app almost religiously. It’s just so good. Moody lets you tag your iTunes music based on color with “upper red” being for sad-intense music and “lower green” being for happy-calm music. There’s no right […] Read more »

Apple’s much anticipated Bluetooth headset is now available to order in the Apple store. It will run you around $130 and is scheduled to ship in 2-4 weeks. The headset also includes the iPhone Dual Dock and iPhone Bluetooth Travel Cable. Thankfully there are no blinking […] Read more »

I currently run a small urban vinyl toy shop where we run all of the shipment processing from mac-based software. At the moment we exclusively use USPS for all shipping (both domestic and international), and lucky for us there is some software that helps streamline that […] Read more »

Here are a couple of photos with Apple related content from Flickr. I have plans of doing this type of post regularly…we’ll see how that turns out. Wake Up This is a killer angle that shows a near perfect reflection of his computer screen in his […] Read more »

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