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This is by no means a new bit of software, but I’ve finally had a reason to use it, and I couldn’t be more blown away. Synergy (not to be confused with the iTunes control app by Wincent) is more or less a software-based KVM switch…except […] Read more »

When I first read through this marketing program from Microsoft, I didn’t quite get it. The fact that Microsoft has a Mac Business Unit threw me there for a moment – why would they be touting Geniuses…? Then it dawned on me that it’s a seemingly […] Read more »

If you haven’t checked the new Microsoft webpage for Surface, you’re missing out. Yeah, it looks seriously cool – and curiously like some haptics-style interfaces we’ve seen bits and pieces of before… But riddle me this: Did Microsoft rush to release this incredible new way of […] Read more »

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I continue to hope that Apple has more tricks up its sleeve in regards to iTunes and the sale of TV shows or movies, because while I do find the occasional missed episode or special to download, iTunes is not becoming my go-to destination for video […] Read more »

Although Microsoft has continued to support the development of Office on the Mac platform, many of its other Mac offerings have been left for dead, including Internet Explorer, Virtual PC and Windows Media Player. But according to a blog post by a member of the company’s […] Read more »

So you know the warm and fuzzy feeling you get all over when you’re in the Apple Store to actually make that Mac purchase? It’s as if nothing could bring you down from that geek-high. Then you get the Best Buy style protection plan sales pitch. […] Read more »

Since Steve Jobs announced the switch to Intel nearly two years ago, it’s been continually rumored that Macs would gain the ability to run Windows applications natively within OS X. And with Jobs set to reveal Leopard’s “secret features” at June’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the idea […] Read more »

Apparently trying to secure a Jackass of the Week nomination from Daring Fireball, Ary Daquiwag of Stock Market Opinion & Analysis site SeekingAlpha says the introduction of the iPhone might trigger a billion dollar loss for Apple because it will eat away at the sales of […] Read more »

It’s certainly not news if a security expert notes a flaw in Windows, and seeming less so nowadays regarding Macs, but all Windows, Linux and Macintosh computers were called fundamentally insecure at the AusCert 2007 conference Monday by Ivan Krstic, director of security architecture for the […] Read more »

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USA Today originally revealed that Verizon passed on the opportunity to become the exclusive U.S. distributor for the iPhone because it didn’t agree to cede control over distribution, pricing, marketing and more. Now the national newspaper reports that AT&T’s fiercest rival is working with an unnamed […] Read more »

Scott Stevenson of the venerable Theocacao, CocoaBlogs and CocoaDevCentral was given the go ahead from Wil Shipley to devulge some teasers of the upcoming (in October, along with Leopard) Delicious Library 2. Delicious Library seems to be one of the elite applications for OS X that […] Read more »

About 6 months ago I covered the impending release of 10.4.9. I made the assumption that it would be the last update to 10.4 and that Leopard would be soon to follow… (As long as no one tells my wife, I’ll admit to being wrong on […] Read more »

Whether you’re mourning the news of Adobe EOL’ing FreeHand (in favor of Illustrator), or just in the market for a great vector graphics application, Freeverse is throwing you a nice, juicy bone. Until June 1st, you can use the coupon code, “freehand” to knock $30 off […] Read more »

How’s your iTunes doing? Plenty of music on your hard drive? I’ve got 5,550 songs, 29.22 GB. Movies? None yet, DVDs work great for me. TV Shows? A few, generally when I forget to set the VCR. Podcasts? I subscribe to eight of them, listen to […] Read more »

I’m a couple of weeks away from launching the brand new TAB and would love to have some fresh eyes check it out and offer some suggestions/bug reports. If you’re interested, just post here and I’ll PM you the details. I’m really only looking for people […] Read more »

Derik at MacUser has a very nicely written piece about the ability of MacBooks to handle 3GB or RAM. Apparently the Core 2 Duo based MacBooks (not to be confused with the first gen Core Duo MacBooks) are able to max out at 3 gigs of […] Read more »

Well our little giveaway has now come to an end. It has been a ton of fun and it has been great getting too meet some of the “new folks” to the community! Below you will find the list of winners…without a listing of prizes. “What?!?!,” […] Read more »

I’ve written at great length about using Metadata to keep track of your files, even going so far as an alternative to folder hierarchies. But amongst the barriers to entry is the difficulty in actually tagging those files and subsequently keeping track of those tags that […] Read more »

Yup, it is indeed Tuesday friends. And being Tuesday, we’re lucky to see the release of updated MacBooks from Apple. Now the base, $1099 MacBook comes in 2Ghz speed, while the Superdrive and Black versions both come in 2.16Ghz versions. All models come standard with 1GB […] Read more »

Our huge TAB Giveaway will be ending in less than 24 hours! It’s been a massive success with hundreds of new community members and thousands of new posts! I wanted to post about how we’ll be choosing the winners this time around. This time will be […] Read more »

After bumping into the World Series of Poker (WSOP) a bajillion times on late-night sports channels, I wanted to find an easy way to hone my skills in Texas Hold ‘Em, without having to lose my shirt (and money) at Vegas or my dignity among friends […] Read more »

With Apple rumors getting spread further around than ever (and regular coverage from national news media), it’s important to remember that many (most?) tend to be either completely untrue or so premature they never come true. So here’s a look back at 10 of the worst […] Read more »

Steve Wozniak (um, inventor of the Apple computer?) will be interviewed on the main stage of the second annual Bay Area Maker Faire on Saturday, May 19. This year’s faire will be at the San Mateo Fairgrounds in northern California on May 19 & 20 and […] Read more »

As if the PC magazine world wasn’t bad enough with PC World’s 10 Reasons We Hate Apple, now PC Magazine is running reports on Apple by “ThinkSecret.com Staff.” Gee, no thanks, guys. Today’s report is about the “iPhone Launch Crisis,” and ThinkSecret’s sources “report Apple will […] Read more »

We knew it was coming, and now there’s evidence in the form of a patent that seems to confirm things. Future iPods – hopefully meaning the next generation to be released – will be rocking the full screen display with touch controls. Although it looks as […] Read more »

Continuing with my “Why Software Companies Support OS X” series, I had a chance to ask some questions to Brian Jacquet, a spokesperson for SlingMedia. As many of you know, SlingMedia recently introduced a new beta of the SlingPlayer which is more Mac-like in appearance. I […] Read more »

Apple has a new program available through their brick & mortar stores, called ‘one to one‘. For $99 a year, you can schedule sessions with an Apple Store employee – my guess is it’ll be a Creative, who teaches the general store classes – to assist […] Read more »

Although Apple’s shareholder meeting Thursday ought to be celebratory after a record-setting quarter and Jobs general placation of its environmental adversaries, a group of activist shareholders is threatening to spoil the party with a proposal on the company’s proxy statement relating to the stock options backdating […] Read more »

CrunchGear pointed to this the other day and I’ve been daydreaming about it since. The fact that it’s a tablet mock-up does not necessarily get me excited. The part I dig is the short description of how the design would function: It [the keyboard] stays in […] Read more »

Daniel Turner has posted a nice photo of the Apple I, designed by company co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak, at MIT’s Technology Review. If you’re not familiar with the computer landscape of 1976, you might be shocked to see that it’s actually just a circuit board. Buyers […] Read more »

Thanks to their simplicity and effectiveness, Apple’s ‘I’m a PC. I’m a Mac.’ ads have spawned numerous parodies and homages (some better than others). This recent homemade takeoff (the first of six in the series) uses Spider-Man and Superman figures to demonstrate the differences between the […] Read more »

Those Mac developers looking forward to attending this year’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference (WWDC) just got another reason to go. Today Apple sent an e-mail to registered developers, offering them first cuts and the much-anticipated Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) operating system. The e-mail says there will […] Read more »

Disco, the $30 CD burning application that garnered attention for its unique user interface (oooh, interactive smoke effects!) is moving from the download-only world to the retail world with the upcoming $40 Disco Deluxe Edition. The product will be released to retailers nationwide by Nova Development, […] Read more »

There are some new “Get A Mac” ads, but they’re not on television. They’re not even on Apple’s “Get A Mac” site. So what am I talking about? Apple has several flash ads which feature the standard “Get A Mac” premise. Mac and PC introduce themselves […] Read more »

Yesterday Best Buy put a snazzy little gift set on its shelves that could make the perfect Mother’s Day gift…if you really really like your Mom (and I do…Hi mom). The gift set included a 4GB iPod nano and a heap of chocolate all wrapped up […] Read more »

Just a quick update on our killer giveaway we’re doing here. Things are going strong and there have been thousands of posts in the community and hundreds of new people getting involved. There is just over 1 week left in the contest but it’s not to […] Read more »

In the famous “Get A Mac” series of commercials, the PC is mocked for locking up and needing the occasional reboot to get back on its feet. The Mac, in contrast, doesn’t crash, and doesn’t need a reboot. While this is on the large part true, […] Read more »

A half-page newspaper ad published Sunday announces that Apple is “hiring qualified people to join the iPhone team” in Elk Grove, Calif., at a May 16 Open House. The black-and-white ad was published in The Record, based out of Stockton—about 36 miles south of Elk Grove. […] Read more »

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