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I hate transparency. Only recently, though. I used to love it. And Mac OS X is littered with it. It’s everywhere – in the Dock, in Terminal, in Dashboard, etc. At one point, you could see about 5 layers of transparency at once on my screen, […] Read more »

My fourth day on the Macworld show floor was really interesting. I got some answers that I was definitely looking for. First off, I went to the AppZapper / Disco booth, to find out why people couldn’t see Disco’s smoke without burning a disc by launching […] Read more »

Ever wish you could have an application on your computer that would tell you when the latest movies, DVDs, and games were coming out? Or an easy way to add holidays to your iCal calendars? Probably not, but if I haven’t succeeded in piquing your interest […] Read more »

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Apple has quietly rolled out a bit of a facelift to the OS X Downloads area. It’s a much lighter tone with a lot of additional whitespace over the previous design. Could this be any hint of where a possible Apple.com redesign might go? Tip: Piotr […] Read more »

If you’re like me, that is, if you’re an Apple fanboy who gets his cell service from Verizon, the iPhone announcement has posed a dilemma for you. One one hand, in June you’ll be able to get your hands on what very well might be a […] Read more »

One of my new year’s resolutions was to try to do a screencast per week here on The Apple Blog. Second week into the year and I nearly blew that one! It’s just been a busy week, I emerge triumphant. (at least until I run out […] Read more »

Previously viewable via a pair of QuickTime streams, Steve Jobs’ keynote address at Macworld Expo 2007 can now be downloaded as a freevideo podcast from the iTunes Store. Clocking in at 1:45:25, this MPEG-4 video file will require a high-speed Internet connection and 1.2GB of spare […] Read more »

Recently Google has announced a release of FUSE for OSX. For those not familiar with FUSE, it means Filesystem in User Space. FUSE allows someone to implement a filesystem using the built-in API instead of having to write complex software to achieve the same goal. This […] Read more »

Day three was good, but, I must say, not quite as interesting as day two. I talked to an Apple representative who was standing near the iPhone that was on display, and I asked a couple of quesitons. She confirmed that the iPhone’s battery is not […] Read more »

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I’ve been waiting for this week with as much anticipation as the next mac geek, but I’ve probably been more nervous than most since this was my first time attending the MacWorld Expo. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Was I going to be laughed […] Read more »

Day One of Macworld was cool for the Keynote, but I didn’t see anything cool on the show floor, and I didn’t attend any conferences. Day Two, however, was much cooler. The only presentation I saw was a bit of the Macworld Best in Show (some […] Read more »

As most people have noticed, Apple, Inc. quietly dropped a new AirPort Extreme Tuesday. And most of those people noticed that besides the “N” upgrade, the other new feature Apple added to the AirPort Extreme is Instant Drive Sharing. Basically, the new AirPort Extreme has USB […] Read more »

I asked earlier if anyone knew how Apple was using the iPhone name when it belongs to Cisco and their VOIP handset. Then I pointed to a ZDNet post that made it sound as if Apple and Cisco were working things out. Then just 12 minutes […] Read more »

Last week I posted the Tab trick when in the Terminal/command line interface. Quickly, it expands the text output that you’re typing, of both directories and commands. Tapping Tab twice will bring up commands or directories starting with the same letter you’ve already typed – or […] Read more »

The title of this post is the slogan Jeff Croft suggests for the iPhone. Apple is no stranger to poking fun at Redmond, but that would’ve been a bit much. Even still, I like it. Looking through my News Feeds last night and this morning, I’m […] Read more »

There were many things going on at today’s Keynote, which I was lucky enough to be able to see live. So much great stuff happened, in fact, that many people may have missed something that I think was rather important. In fact, I even think Steve […] Read more »

While none of us have actually gotten our hands on the iPhone, if it lives up to the video demonstrations that Apple has released, it’s incredible. The haptic interface that many folks were expecting to see as part of the “video iPod” (which may or may […] Read more »

It seems that with all the hubbub over a certain other electronic manufacturer’s new tablet-esque device, no one noticed toady’s official unveiling of the Axiotron ModBook, the first OS X-wielding commercial tablet. We previously reported on a few of the specs, but we now know it’ll […] Read more »

About 2 weeks ago I went spouting-off about 3 predictions for Apple in 2007. I’m claiming 2 out of 3 at this point – and that third is really up for grabs until December 31st… So naming changes. Initially I’m wrong as could be on this […] Read more »

Matching its Apple TV and Mac Mini brethren, the new Airport Extreme comes in a compact boxy shape. The big news however is that it supports the 802.11n protocol for data transfer speeds that blow 802.11g away. So you can finally order your upgrade to your […] Read more »

These are thoughts I had as it was happening. It’s pretty rough, but you get the idea. I’d like to hear what you thought of everything today as well. Wild stuff eh? ————————————————————– please turn of cell phones/other devices – don’t want competition for new item? […] Read more »

Apple Inc, Apple Tv, and an Apple phone. Mac World 07 was definitely a huge one. Yet while I can barely wait until June for the iPhone (seriously? iPhone?) to ship – gonna have to sell a child or a kidney in the meantime – but […] Read more »

Since just about everyone in the industry – not to mention the endless mac fanatics – seem to expect that Steve will finally show us some sort of mobile Apple wireless device, how would the unveiling go exactly? I’ve been trying to come up with some […] Read more »

The long-delayed TiVoToGo for Mac functionality has finally been delivered with the arrival of Roxio’s Toast 8. According to Roxio’s press release, “Toast 8 brings TiVo and the Mac together for the first time, enabling users to enjoy their favorite TV programs on their Mac, burn […] Read more »

Here’s one for the GTD’ers amongst our readership. Page Packer makes it simple to print notes, calendars, pictures, or whatever and take them with you in a small, fold-able booklet. The beauty of Page Packer is the interface. It takes all the guess work out of […] Read more »

According to an article in the International Herald-Tribune by John Markoff, Apple “has developed the first of the next generation of devices that are closer to personal computers in pocket form, meaning that they will easily handle music, entertainment, productivity tasks and communications on cellular and […] Read more »

John Gruber points to a terrific post about Tuesday’s Keynote over at Valleywag. It’s worth a quick read for sure. The main point being that Apple is in overdrive with hyping this event. With the rumored Apple Phone being beating to death in the past few […] Read more »

With Macworld ’07 only a few days away and rumor sites incessantly churning out rumor after rumor, the last thing you probably want is a bunch of Mac geeks giving their completely uninformed opinions on what will transpire in the keynote. If that’s the case, we’ll […] Read more »

As with all major live Apple events, The Apple Blog will be having (we hope) live coverage of Macworld. The Steve Jobs Keynote will be on Tuesday, January 9 from 9:00AM to 11:00AM PST. We’ve got some of “our people” that will be there and hopefully […] Read more »

I seem to remember this game originating maybe as far back as a couple years ago, though I apologize for not remembering who’s brainchild it was. But what for the past few Keynotes has been only a printable (usually pdf) version, has been coded and made […] Read more »

This is pretty sweet for all you home brew fans out there. This guy made his Nintendo DS function like an iPod, using the lower (touch) screen as the click wheel. Not overly useful – unless you have a DS and not an iPod – but […] Read more »

There are many different word processing programs available for a Mac, ranging from fully fledged offerings such as Pages and Microsoft Word through to more basic apps, such as TextEdit and Text-Wrangler. All of these follow a similar theme and, whilst they all focus on a […] Read more »

The title that I gave the announcement (yesterday) about Adobe bringing Premiere back to the OS X platform reminded me of this video I saw one time. I apologize, but I can’t recall where I found it. So if you’re that person, or know where I […] Read more »

With all the talk going on here about the low likelihood of a tablet Mac, it’s funny to see OtherWorldComputing and Axiotron announce the ModBook, a modified MacBook in the form of a tablet, which will be officially unveiled on January 9th. Although scant few details […] Read more »

In what I’d like to make a weekly series, I’m going to begin sharing Unix (stuff you do in the Terminal, for the uninitiated) tips for those wishing to learn more about it in the New Year. Or just learn more about it because you want […] Read more »

Since it’s not yet a category to which an award is given, Apple will have to settle for “Marketer of The Year” for 2006. I know this isn’t new news, but I thought The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs was worth a mention. A wonderful window […] Read more »

Since I unwittingly duplicated a post that Michael had already covered here, about David Sobotta, I removed that post and have reformatted the ideas I conveyed into this post. Sobotta’s insight to the way Steve does business and approaches technology is about as in-depth as I’ve […] Read more »

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