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Since I heard that the MacBook Air didn’t come with an onboard optical drive, but did come, instead, with this magic virtual disk feature, I’ve been having a very interesting wonder – does this also mean that NetBoot now works – at least for the Air […] Read more »

This is the fifth year I’ve attended Macworld Expo on the day of the keynote, and it definitely wasn’t as exciting as 2007. But after last year’s introduction of the long-rumored iPhone, how could it be? Of course, another big difference is that I didn’t get […] Read more »

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Spore, the game of origin, evolution, and life, is now officially slated to released simultaneously with its PC counterpart. Spore has had a number of release date delays and its future with the Mac platform was initially uncertain. It being one of the most anticipated games […] Read more »

The iPhone 1.1.3 firmware update added some great stuff, including Safari WebClips. I’ve literally added a dozen or more to my home screen in the last 12 hours or so. But the icons for the clips leave something to be desired. Even though I’ve done my […] Read more »

I love iTunes (and my massive music library); if my MBP is open, there’s a 98% chance that it’s got music coming out. Using it all day long like this, I wanted some hot keys for it. Man oh man, did I find some. After trying […] Read more »

Apple posted the 1.1.3 iPhone update shortly after the keynote (as promised) and I managed to slowly grab it via AT&T’s 3G ExpressCard (~161MB…full firmware load). The upgrade behaves like a standard iPhone firmware update and upon restart, you are greeted with a dialog explaining how […] Read more »

I recently got the red leather sleeve for the 13″ MacBook from Toffee. Toffee is an Australian company whom I hadn’t heard of until I saw this product. They make a whole array of sleeves like this one, even for the larger MacBook Pro. Material/Build quality […] Read more »

The guys at VMware are supremely dedicated to bringing the best support for Virtualization that they can to the Apple platform. I’ve played with both Parallels and Fusion and the choice of the latter was an easy one for me. But the one sticking point tends […] Read more »

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The rumors were true. Today Apple released the MacBook Air, “The World’s Thinnest Notebook”. The competition specs in the “thin notebook” world are around 3 pounds, 1 inch thick, miniature keyboards, and slow processors. The new MacBook Air is 0.16″ to 0.76″ at its thickest part […] Read more »

Today Apple released it’s second version of it’s AppleTV product. To go along with the new iTunes movie rental service, Apple’s new version of the AppleTV has had a nice update. A quick feature rundown: No computer required Rent movies directly from the AppleTV (HD movies […] Read more »

The much rumored iTunes Movie Rental service is indeed becoming a reality…today! Today Steve Jobs announced that every major studio is on board: Touchstone, Miramax, MGM, Lionsgate, Newline, Fox, WB, Disney, Paramount, Universal, and Sony. Initially there will be over 1000 movies and in general movie […] Read more »

Today during the Macworld 2008 keynote, Jobs announced quite a few new pieces of software for the iPhone. Maps with wi-fi locations Webclips – Lets you bookmark pages (and their zoom/pan state) and save them to your main screen Customizable home screen SMS to multiple people […] Read more »

Macworld 2008’s keynote is currently underway and the first new product out of the gates is Time Capsule. Time Capsule seems to be Apple’s answer to wirelessly backing up your data with Time Machine. Time Capsule is an Airport Extreme base station with a “server grade” […] Read more »

The “sticky note of good things to come” is now up at the Apple store. Generally Apple puts this image up in the hours preceding major product additions. Doing so gives them time to make product page additions and adjustments. It also generally marks the beginning […] Read more »

Today marks one of the most anticipated days of every year. At 9AM CST, Steve Jobs will give his annual Macworld keynote where he’ll talk about Apple’s accomplishments for the past year as well as plans for the upcoming year. But more importantly, he’ll be announcing […] Read more »

While we here at The Apple Blog will be offering our 2 cents (not that you asked…) on tomorrow’s announcements during and following the Macworld Expo Keynote, you may be looking for the straight dirt as it drops. Well whether you’re at a computer, or sporting […] Read more »

Today, Apple updated their home page with the graphic above showing what appears to be Apple’s main slogan for Macworld 2008. Many readers are predicting that “air” is the name of a new line of MacBooks from Apple that will be released tomorrow. Other’s are guessing […] Read more »

I was getting my weekly dose of TED Talks when I saw J.J. Abrams as a speaker. If you haven’t ever heard of TED Talks, Abrams’ is a great one to start with. His antics are hilarious and it results in a strong presence on-stage. In […] Read more »

MacWorld 2008 Predictions Rotatable Displays MacHeist Bundle – are YOU taking the plunge? Memory chip in 17″ Powerbook G4 Parallels Read more »

I have a confession to make: I have not always been a Mac person. For the period of time between the retirement of System 9 and Panther (yes, it took Apple showing a real commitment to Unix for me to give them a shot again), I […] Read more »

Since upgrading to Leopard (and thus upgrading to the newest version of Safari), I’ve had the unfortunate problem of Safari throwing all my cookies right out the window. Every 4-6 weeks I’d fire up Safari only to realize that all logins to various sites were lost, […] Read more »

ArpSpyX has just been updated to version 1.2 which adds full support for Intel Macs. If you’re not familiar with ArpSpyX you should give this utility at least a quick look if you care at all about the security or contents of your local network. The […] Read more »

I recently attended a workshop about Final Cut Pro at the Apple Store SoHo.  To my surprise, immediately following the workshop was a meeting of a a local Apple User Group called the Metropolitan New York Macintosh Alliance or “MetroMac” for short.  I stuck around for […] Read more »

InformationWeek is reporting that an Italian security researcher has posted a exploit for a zero-day vulnerability in QuickTime 7.3.1 that impacts both OS X and Windows versions of the software. This exploit will allow an attacker to execute malicious code on the target system. The “researcher”, Luigi Auriemma, describes […] Read more »

For those of you who have far too many sites to log into and far too short of a memory to remember them all, this program will save your life. 1Password is a simple, elegant system that incorporates itself into most browsers and like Keychain, will […] Read more »

I have a two-year-old grandson who loves to touch my MacBook screen. And he is NOT into washing his hands (okay with me, he’s my grandson, he can do anything). So I had to find a non-abrasive but effective way to clean my screen. The best […] Read more »

Tip to Colin from The Uber Geeks for the news that NewsGator has now made 4 of it’s products free. NetNewsWire, FeedDemon, NewsGator Inbox, and NewsGator Go! are all available for download now for free. If you purchased any of those apps after December 9, 2007 […] Read more »

Back in November, FileMaker released a preview of their soon-to-be-released personal database app, Bento. Yesterday they officially released the gold version of Bento. The design in functionality of Bento is such that you’d think it was just another iWork application. It meshes extremely well with Apple’s […] Read more »

Sigh. One of my favorite add-ons for Safari, Inquisitor, has unfortunately been removed from my computer. As reported by TUAW, Inquisitor alters search results to insert the developers affiliate links higher up in the rankings. According to the developer, the affiliate links will gradually move further […] Read more »

I wrote recently about my headaches using Subversion with iWork documents (“iWork hates Subversion”). The consensus from the comments was that I needed to ditch Subversion for a more modern version control system. Both Mercurial and Git were popular among commenters. (I decided on Git, incidentally. […] Read more »

My engineering sources say to look for an announcement of a new Xserve sporting Intel’s Tulsa processor at MacWorld Expo next week. After all, Apple is due to release another server. At last year’s Macworld, Apple suggested that Intel’s Tulsa could find its way into future […] Read more »

Valuing Macs Video Conversion Google Maps for the iPod Touch How to delete a file in memory stick? Future abilities of the AirPort Express and Apple TV Read more »

Being a minimalist I quickly became captivated by Apple’s ability to streamline multiple functions into single, easy to use applications. OS X is a clear example of this consistency, every bar, every window and every feature all reflect an over arching goal of practicality and use. […] Read more »

It’s fairly well accepted by most commenters at this point that Time Machine may be one of the biggest features to be part of Leopard. Even those users who managed their own backup solutions – and many still do, including myself – applaud it for making […] Read more »

Or does Subversion hate iWork? I was just hit with the iWork/SVN bug that seems to be infamous among those using the two products concurrently. The problem, essentially, is the way that iWork—Pages, Numbers, and Keynote—and Subversion store their files. It’s well-known that, for some time, […] Read more »

Rogue Amoeba – makers of some stellar audio software – are gearing up for another Macworld Expo in San Francisco, and have added a new twist to the goodies they’ll be offering. In years past they (like many attending developers) have handed out CDs loaded with […] Read more »

I’ve been a hardcore TextMate user for over a year now and really can’t function without it. It’s an app we’ve covered a number of times. One thing I really love about TextMate is how extendible/customizable it’s themes are. I’m a visual coder and having a […] Read more »

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