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There’s no debate that the iTunes Store has been a tremendous success. It’s rapidly rising through the charts of music retail outlets, recently passing up Amazon.com. Much of the credit can be given to the wide array of offerings available, to be sure, but I believe […] Read more »

Nothing more than a terrific [and FUN] waste of time, Tilt SCREAM Pong takes full advantage of your MacBook’s sensory input devices. By tilting your Mac notebook, you can move your paddle from side to side. Screaming at the mic on your MacBook will aid you […] Read more »

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I’ve been a bit light on Quicksilver love lately, and for the fans out there, I apologize. (Though from some of the comments I’ve seen, there are those who appreciate this, so there ya go.) But this morning there’s a great tip that Merlin points out, […] Read more »

I doubt this is legitimate footage of the next interface we’ll see on forthcoming iPods, but in the interest of helping you waste a little time, you can see the video below. It definitely looks like Apple’s style, but the functionality of the interface itself seems […] Read more »

I found something neat when I updated my Parallels install at work today – SmartSelect. For someone like me, already unable to function without Parallels’ Coherence mode, this is just a further step in this app’s takeover of the way I work. For those of you […] Read more »

UPDATE: And of course after I hit Publish, I notice that there’s an update to the story (thank goodness it’s friday!) It appears that it was actually Cisco’s issue, and it’s since been patched. No details on the cause or the fix (wonder if I’ll find […] Read more »

Yeah, sorry, I don’t really know how to title this little trick. Let me see if I can set this up so it’s clear what you’ll be looking at, before you actually look. (Or you can skip me stumbling over myself and just watch it anyway…) […] Read more »

Thanks to innovative software Simplify Media, sharing your killer iTunes library has never been easier. In the good ol’ days before DRM was such a hot topic, libraries could be shared unfettered across the Net. Simplify Media makes that possible once again by allowing users to […] Read more »

Adobe’s Captivate, the demonstration and training simulation creation software, is moving into the final development stages of it’s third version. I had the privilege of being a beta tester, and I must say that it is really cool. It really is easy (and fun) to create […] Read more »

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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 »

Single Click Downloading I was cruising around looking to spruce up my desktop and got to a page that offered many wallpapers and different screen dimensions. All of these dimensions are of course linked to a file that has to be saved somewhere. A simple click […] Read more »

Alright, so while the title of this post is more or less accurate, the polish and full suite of capabilities are not there. But Jing certainly does a nice job of combining the power of Snapz Pro X‘s video capture abilities with the simplicity of Skitch […] Read more »

LifeClever posted 17 Bookmarklets that iPhone users should be using. For the most part they are simple functionality that would be ideal to have built-in to Safari, but for now these 3rd party solutions will have to suffice. Get the ability to search a page for […] Read more »

Yes, this is The Apple Blog. However, as many of our readers cross over [to the dark side] for work, or maybe aspire to be mac owners one day, i think it’s useful to point out Dash for Windows. So who cares? Any Quicksilver users out […] Read more »

As the world of internet tv heats up, there are more and more options to keep track of. Joost has made the most noise, though YouTube has been a large internet-based presence. Well for most of the time there’s been Democracy Player, which allowed users to […] Read more »

Working on a MacBook Pro is a real joy. It’s a beautiful and amazing machine, and I don’t know how I ever got along without it. But I’m painfully aware of the pitfalls associated with working on a laptop – especially limited disk space. So when […] 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 »

Mac software maker Market Circle has released iPhoney, an open-source iPhone simulator for web developers. See how your websites look on the iPhone in both portrait and landscape. It lacks a few iPhone features, such as pinch and zoom, but will let you test while developing […] 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 »

Hack The iPhone has posted an in-depth walkthrough on how to get custom ringtones working on your iPhone. It requires quite a bit of hackery and, if you’re not careful, could very well kill off your iPhone altogether. I honestly don’t think I’d want to risk […] Read more »

Today Apple’s iCal application turns the rip old age of five. In case you hadn’t noticed, the iCal application ican stays a constant “July 17″ which, not surprisingly, also happens to be the day it was released to the masses (ie. its birth). iCal is currently […] Read more »

Here are some active topics in the community that might be of interest to you. External hard drive suggestions… Next Big Apple Device MacBook Battery Life (After 1-Year) (Poll) How do you organize your documents? Apple Mail Importing Workaround Read more »

Design/interactive shop Blue Flavor, has released a suite of small iPhone apps called Leaflets. Straight from the horses mouth: Leaflets are fun, useful applications designed to run fast on your iPhone—even over AT&T’s EDGE network. Apple’s iPhone allows developers to harness the power of web-based development […] Read more »

Developers have been buzzing since Jobs’ announcement at WWDC to make Safari the unofficial SDK for the iPhone. Many have voiced (or screamed) their disappointment, while others have rejoiced. But despite the variety of opinions on the matter, everyone has questions about how to develop and […] Read more »

If you’re one of the elite who rolls with an iPhone, you should really put some effort into allowing that beautiful screen to live up to its potential. For instance, try this. Take a photo of your friends smashing their face/hands up against some glass (or […] Read more »

TechTool Pro has always been known as a big player in the community of Mac utilities, but has maintained its unique approach to combining an extremely powerful program with a very user-friendly interface. Unfortunately for utility developers, OS X is a fairly robust system and doesn’t […] Read more »

This is too funny – and too clever – to pass on. If you’re an iPod owner, or more recently, an iPhone owner, then you’re likely aware of the high level of interest that thieves may have in getting their hands on your nifty Apple gadgets. […] Read more »

The CookBook application which was one of the 3 top spots in the My Dream App competition has some updated details. The pictures sure are pretty, and it looks like things are really coming together nicely. From the post, it sounds like it’s nearly decided to […] Read more »

Following up on part 1 of my interview with the creative minds behind AppleGeeks.com, here’s what Ananth Panagariya had to say about his role in writing AppleGeeks. TAB: I’m not sure which one of you came up with the idea, but where did the idea of […] Read more »

Anyone who is into Mac shareware applications has heard of MacUpdate, for the uninitiated, it’s basically a giant catalog of every Mac app, getting updated by-the-minute with new software updates. I recently had a chance to virtually sit down with Joel Mueller, the founder and head […] Read more »

iPod vending machines aren’t new. They’ve been spotted in Japan, where just about everything (farm fresh eggs, hot ramen, etc.) can be purchased via vending machine. And since late 2005 they’ve been seen in airports, places where visitors can be trapped for hours on end looking […] Read more »

Obsessing over all things Apple used to be a lonely place. Through the 1990s, in the “No Steve Era”, there was a seemingly small group that would discuss the benefits of CyberDog and OpenDoc, run Kaleidoscope themes to show the futuristic Copland interface, engage in live […] Read more »

While this information will currently be of no use to you, it’s still interesting/impressive – and maybe only if you’re a hacker at heart… It seems that it took some curious iPhone users only 3 days to hack an iphone firmware image and discover the encrypted […] Read more »

MacScoop claims to have the details on the status of the iLife suite. The software went curiously unmentioned in the 2 major keynotes of 2007 which has led to much speculation about when it would drop, features, and Leopard-dependance. But MacScoop is saying that the development […] Read more »

Clearly Apple has shown their affinity for putting software out there for the Windows crowd. To date Apple has produced nearly a half dozen software applications for the Windows platform. These offerings include Quicktime (and the Pro version), iTunes, Software Update, and most recently, Safari. So […] Read more »

Let’s say you’re a budding musician or a podcaster who would like to have some music for your show but you don’t want to run into any potential copyright issues. I had this situation pop up when I had to get some music for my new […] Read more »

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