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Back in the early days of TAB, one of our fellow writers was one, Chris Holland. Chris is a pretty smart guy, knows a little too much about too many super geeky things, many of which revolve around Apple technology. He’s since moved on from TAB, […] Read more »

We’re looking to bring on about 5-8 new writers here at The Apple Blog. So if you’re in to writing and, more importantly, in to Apple…I’d like to hear from you. A couple of things to note: You must be able to write somewhat regularly (around […] Read more »

Quicksilver is my hands-down favorite application for OS X. (Seriously, if I were stranded on a desert island, it would be the one thing I brought with me!) However with the exception of becoming Leopard-ized, it hasn’t made many forward strides in recent months. I’d venture […] Read more »

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Here’s a quick tidbit on a new feature of Safari 3 in Leopard. The RSS button in the address bar now support multiple feeds for sites that have them. Occasionally a site will have separate feeds for different sections of their site and other times they’ll […] Read more »

A couple of months ago, while burning calories on an elliptical machine, I noticed that my trusty Apple earbuds were increasingly sounding horrible. It eventually got to the point where any sound that was even remotely loud was just crackling to the point where it was […] Read more »

For the most part, I find Apple’s marketing messages to be clever, engaging and somewhat accurate. Usually, pretty imagery accompanied by a five to eight word sentence is enough to make me drool and start fumbling around for my wallet to fork over my hard earned […] Read more »

Separate from the BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death – it’s generally a Windows term, if you’re somehow unaware…) that some folks experienced after upgrading to Leopard, there’s word of a new bluish, or greenish tint that’s occurring on some user’s screens. Up until now I’ve been […] Read more »

So either no one has emailed me with a URL in the subject line since I’ve been a Mac user (a little over 3 years), or Leopards Mail 3.0 has a new “feature” (if you want to call it that). No, I don’t send emails to […] Read more »

I’ve been using multiple virtual desktops for years, in just about every operating system imaginable. Since sometime in 2004 I’ve used them in OS X, generally in the form of the now-mostly-defunct Desktop Manager. It’s a fairly good program, but lately I kept noticing an error […] Read more »

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I’m not the biggest fan of Apple’s ear buds, or headphones of any kind for that matter, so when I received JLab’s MiniBlaster to review, I was pretty stoked, but, I was pretty sure I’d be disappointed. These speakers are small (about the size of 4 […] Read more »

Battery Charger?? Change backup frequency of Time Machine? So How Many Spaces do you have? Creating Custom QT Skins for website Please Help – Possible issue with browser Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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