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xScope, from the guys at IconFactory, is a suite of on-screen tools for web and creative professionals that includes Rulers, Screen overlay, Loupe, Guides, Frame, and Crosshairs. The tools are meant to assist in the design and testing process, allowing you to measure and inspect your […] Read more »

Yesterday it was announced that The Apple Blog is one of the top 10 finalists for Best Technology Blog. We have the honor of being included in the list with classic blogs like Engadget, Gizmodo, and Lifehacker. If you’ve enjoyed the content The Apple Blog has […] Read more »

I have always been a fan of the Apple iPod case that came with my 3G iPod when I bought it over 4 years (you remember, those cheap fabric cases that you just slide the ipod into). In fact, I still use the iPod and the […] Read more »

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I am so insanely inundated with work that I was happy to see we had a review for a different approach to task lists and reminders. LifeShaker’s approach is to avoid the list-based approach, in favor of grids and boxes. There are color coded categories, which […] Read more »

I was one of the many loyal enthusiasts that pre-ordered Leopard and couldn’t wait to install it on all my Macs. Unfortunately for me, it didn’t work out that way. If you haven’t heard of the installation problems with Leopard yet, there are a few. It […] Read more »

MacWorld UK is reporting that Apple has quietly released updated MacBook and MacBook Pros. The new versions are available in up to Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6Ghz. The front side bus speed is now 800Mhz, from 667Mhz. MacBooks have an upgraded video card, with up to […] Read more »

I learned that the background on the Dock in Leopard is a set of 4 PNG image files, and I got the hamsters running. I made Sky and Wood for you, and here’s what they look like: Installation To ‘install’ them, go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock and click […] Read more »

One of the new features in Leopard’s Mail is that it includes a few dozen stationery templates for you to easily choose from to jazz up your emails. For the most part these templates are just plain ole’ fashioned HTML with a tiny bit of XML. […] Read more »

Anyone else tired of a Dock’d Applications folder that seems to be a link to Address Book? I’m hearing a lot of complaints in various forums and reviews about the icons of stacks in the dock, and not much in the way of solutions, so I […] Read more »

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So Leopard finally launched last Friday at 6pm. It’s great, it’s lame – no matter your stance, it’s here. And in case you were unaware, it’s at least a little better (and dare I say, technically advanced?) than Microsoft’s Vista which hasn’t received the warmest of […] Read more »

This past Friday, after my little FedEx experience, I promptly backed up my hard drive and then did an Erase & Install of Leopard. Once Leopard was installed I began moving over necessary files, including my Mail files. To get your new version of Mail to […] Read more »

In the new Mail.app that is packaged with Leopard, there are a few dozen email templates to spice up what you send out. Now you can have over 100 of them to choose from. Equinux has released their first stationery pack with over 100 new templates […] Read more »

One of the biggest complaints made by new Leopard users is the semi-transparent menu bar. Depending on what wallpaper you have set on your monitor, it can get pretty funky up there. It was bound to happen sooner or later, but barely 3 days after Leopard’s […] Read more »

Since I switched from Firebird to iCal a little while ago as part of an effort to try this ‘integration’ thing Apple’s been proposing for the last ten years, I’ve been frustrated by one thing. …Where are my holidays? I always look at iCal – or […] Read more »

One of the most highly touted features new to Leopard is Time Machine, the “always on” backup system that takes the effort and guesswork out of backing up important data. But, to the chagrin of many (or at least myself), Time Machine does not backup to […] Read more »

Step 1. Announce a device running a version of said operating system with proper modifications for the device’s interface and applications. Apple Announces iPhone, Stock Soars. Jan 9 2007 There have been very few times in Apple’s history where investors bought on the news. When Jobs […] Read more »

Tonight, my wife and I went over the Apple Store in SoHo to pick up Leopard. It was a dark and rainy night, but the line still extended around the block. The store had crowd control (they looked like bouncers to me) so everyone would line […] Read more »

Well this is interesting. I pre-ordered my copy of Leopard the first day it was available to do so. Apple guaranteed shipment on October 26 (today). The package was shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight which has a guaranteed delivery time of 10:30AM (unless you live in […] Read more »

I haven’t agreed with a lot of what John Gruber has been posting lately, but I do agree with this point he makes. He points to Steven Frank’s post about not getting access to the Gold Master (final version) release of OS X Leopard before the […] Read more »

JLab Audio carries a handful of products centered around audio – iPod Nano speakers, earbuds, iPod/iPhone cases, and USB speakers. I’ve had the opportunity to tinker with the latter of their offerings – the B-Flex 2 Hi-Fi Stereo USB Speaker. Now that’s a bit of a […] Read more »

When Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) arrives on Friday, Apple retail stores will be open extended hours from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., with live demonstrations and Geniuses on hand to answer your Leopard questions. Also, the first 500 customers at each store will receive a […] Read more »

Some of you may or may not be aware that the founders of Panic Cabel and Steven F, both have their own personal blogs. Recently Cabel, while updating us all about the compatibility states of all of Panic’s apps with Leopard, let slip a few of […] Read more »

The “Revirginizer”, a new release from the iPhone Elite Team, will return your unlocked iPhone to its original 1.0.2 state. Therefore allowing the safe upgrade to the 1.1.1 firmware. Hopefully this means an end to the phone bricking that has plagued the few who ignored all […] Read more »

A TAB reader in Canada sent us this image of his order status for Leopard. His copy of Leopard was shipping this morning via Purolator Courier’s Express Overnight delivery, which should put Leopard in his hands possibly by tomorrow…a day early than expected. Has anyone else […] Read more »

Although I’ve been fortunate, many of my neighbors here in San Diego are now finding themselves without homes because of the wild fires raging through Southern California. Live Interior 3D is a great tool for floorplanning and interior design, whether you’re rebuilding the home you just […] Read more »

There are some things you can do prior to installing that I sometimes recommend. Many of these things are not guaranteed to work (and some people actually say will do more harm than good). I, for one, don’t see an issue with the basics that some […] Read more »

While the world was clamoring for Apple to add the Beatles to its offerings on iTunes, another classic digital music holdout, Led Zeppelin, has extended its Stairway to Heaven to Apple in an exclusive box set offering announced this morning. (iTunes: Led Zeppelin) On November 13th, […] Read more »

LifeBoat, from Martian Technologies, is a really cool idea. Automatically back up particular files to USB drives whenever I plug them in? Oh yes, please! However, in execution – well, it was a bit problematic. Let me talk, first, about what it does, and does well. […] Read more »

There are generally 3 types of eBay users. Those who list and buy everything they can get their hands on who constantly have atleast a dozen auctions going, those who have never used eBay, and those who go in spurts of being the first type. I […] Read more »

As you may know, Apple has posted a guided tour of Leopard to the company’s Web site, giving us the most in-depth preview so far of the latest operating system upgrade, which hits stores this Friday. After taking the 20+ minutes to watch the video in […] Read more »

Mac printing to Windows XP shared USB printer iPhoto ’08 – Events vs. Folders? Getting away from the mouse? AEBS + Air Disk + Time Machine = Wicked Backup Strategy? Quick photo review, edit and storage transfer Read more »

The Problem About a month ago my right shoulder started feeling really sore. But I kept blogging, typing, programming away. And that night the pain was so bad I couldn’t sleep. My doctor diagnosed bursitis (Dictionary: “Bursitis: inflammation of a bursa, typically one in the knee, […] Read more »

From the mouth of Steve Jobs himself, Apple wants third party native applications on the iPhone and is developing an SDK for Developers, to debut in February, 2008. Steve notes, in a post on Apple’s Hot News site, that the company is both trying to enable […] Read more »

Iyaz Akhtar wrote earlier about some of the new features in Leopard, set to debut in nine days. The full list spans over 300 new features — some of them niftier than others. This is my first major OS X upgrade since I switched (back) to […] Read more »

Today SmileOnMyMac released version 2.0 of the previously covered keystroke saving TextExpander. The new release offers a nice handful of new features/improvements, including: Snippet groups (much needed) Snippet group .Mac syncing Snippet printing Application targetting – Set certain snippets to only be active for certain apps […] Read more »

With the announcement of Leopard’s release date, there were plenty of comments that the Leopard upgrade is nothing but a few bells and whistles added to Tiger. Some think that there is no reason to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard. After all, Tiger is a very […] Read more »

Today Apple officially announced that their next version of OSX, Leopard, will go on sale at 6 P.M. on October 26. Leopard is also available for pre-order with a guaranteed delivery date of October 26. Taking the usual jab at Microsoft, Steve Jobs made the following […] Read more »

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