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Wow those guys work fast! No sooner did Steve announce the availability of Safari 3 beta, and there’s an update for 1Passwd to work with it! Awesome response guys! 1Passwd is a fantastic utility that saves all your passwords and unifies them across your many OS […] Read more »

Derik at MacUser points out that VMware is driving hard to the net in regards to the virtualization battle with Parallels. If you pre-order the 1.0 version now (which is expected by end of August) you get the normally $79 license for just $39. Sweet deal […] Read more »

Glenn Wolsey points out that the Design Awards have been named for WWDC 2007. You can see them by category, here. A quick rundown: Delicious Library 2 goes home with the Best Leopard Application award – can’t wait to get a look at that piece of […] Read more »

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Apple shed a little light today, on the lack of ZFS appearing on the Leopard information pages. It seems that ZFS will not be the default file system in Leopard – this much we’ve already deduced. But how exactly will Apple be supporting it? is only […] Read more »

Apple is making new versions of audiobooks available in order to resolve the problem for those users who recently downloaded an Audiobook from the iTunes Store to find it unplayable on their iPod or not appearing in the Audiobooks category of their iTunes Library. Users are […] Read more »

So the argument goes that we saw a lot of eye candy from the Keynote yesterday, but there was a lack of useful features – of substance. In order from disagreement with this position, to moderate agreement, I present you the list of features. First off, […] Read more »

So I’m a fairly hardcore Backpack (aff) user. I use it heavily for both business and personal things and I’d bit a disorganized mess without it. Unfortunately, as with most web applications, when you’re disconnected from the internet (whether traveling or just having trouble finding a […] Read more »

The past few Apple events have resulted in many people griping openly about the Keynote Speeches. I’m not sure at what point everyone put their cranky pants on and decided that the Keynote had to hit an imaginary bar in order to give them happiness, but […] Read more »

The Apple Blog is at WWDC 2007 right now and will be doing our best to bring you live coverage here in this blog post. Stay tuned…. (Eddie Hargreaves is onsite, and Nick Santilli is transcribing comments) 2 minute warning: Standard pre-keynote music is playing: Gnarls […] Read more »

So obviously Leopard is on everyone’s mind with The Keynote just hours away. I know I’ve been waiting to see more of this cat for much longer than I like to admit. But as we’ve gotten closer and closer to WWDC, I’ve found more interest building […] Read more »

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The worlds of downloadable music and downloadable video are two very different beasts. While downloading a track for $.99 or an album for $9.99 to keep forever from iTunes makes sense, downloading a film for $9.99 or $12.99 makes less sense, as most consumers will watch […] Read more »

Well, I promised an update to the events of this coming week in the world of Apple, and indeed a number of things have happened recently… Updated hardware Apple updated the Macbook Pro earlier than expected, with some of the key features that were rumored, so […] Read more »

When Adobe announced Creative Suite 3, GoLive was absent from the lineup. But Adobe promised to continue development of the application for a Spring 2007 release, and today they’ve kept that promise. GoLive 9 is now immediately available for for purchase as an electronic software download […] Read more »

TiVo owners who have connected their Series2 boxes to their home network have been able to play their iTunes library on their TV ever since TiVo released the Home Media Option in 2003. But it was limited to MP3 files until a hack was discovered to […] Read more »

One week from today, Steve Jobs will be getting on stage to reveal some new developments in the world of the Mac, as well as showing developers how to take advantage of them. Here’s a quick roundup of what we’ve seen so far, and I’ll be […] Read more »

Apple released several commercials on Sunday touting the features of the iPhone. They can be viewed on the Apple web site. “Calamari” shows how to search for local restaurants; “Never Been an iPod” demonstrates album searching, watching videos, and taking a call; and “How To” shows […] Read more »

Those of you who thought Apple would sell straight AAC files without any form of personalization may have to think again. Erica Sadun at O’Reilly is suggests that the DRM-free AAC files Apple is selling through iTunes Plus may use a form of steganography. No, that’s […] Read more »

On my daily quest to look for Apple gear that I need but will ultimately end up not buying, I found this evening that Apple had redesigned the graphic leading to the Special Deals section of their online store – which was my tip off that […] Read more »

Quicksilver does an awful lot of things from the keyboard, but accessing windows that have been minimized isn’t typically in the cards. While some of you may choose to hide your application windows when not using them, I’m still of the camp that minimizes them – […] Read more »

After seeing some screenshots of YouTube officially supported by the Apple TV, I think Apple may be readying the iTunes Store for the Apple TV.  According to Apple’s press release, you will also be able to search for specific videos and you can even log-in to […] Read more »

With the release of iTunes Plus (Geez, Apple, could you have waited much later in May?) iTunes users can now decide whether they’re interested in DRM-free single tracks for an additional 30¢. But it’s DRM-free albums that are far more interesting to me. When the iTunes […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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