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By now I’m sure most of you have heard about Joost. It’s Tv on your mac with nothing more than an internet connection. I’ve been playing with the closed beta for a couple of weeks now and it’s got a lot going for it. Maybe not […] Read more »

I’ve discussed in the past, the use of OverFlow for replacing my Login Items within OS X. Some people really don’t like to load up their Login Items, leaving OverFlow as a nice alternative for launching those essential apps whenever they’re needed. Several people voiced their […] Read more »

If you’ve chosen Google Reader as your RSS ‘app’ then this little tidbit may be pretty interesting to you. Jon Hicks has been laboring over a sweet skin for Google Reader, making it look (and function) much more OS X-like. Read his post on it here, […] Read more »

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Is it just me, or is the latest ad from Apple – Stuffed – a little hypocritical? I mean, if I’m not mistaken my MacBook came with a demo of Office and 1 or 2 other things that I don’t remember now, since removing them the […] Read more »

The process by which people deal with grief and tragedy is marked by five stages. And with Apple recently announcing the delay of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard until October, Mac users are currently going through those stages (some faster than others). Read more »

The Design and Web editions of Creative Suite 3 (both Standard and Premium) are now available from Adobe. The applications that make up those editions are also available individually and include: Photoshop CS3 Photoshop CS3 Extended InDesign CS3 Illustrator CS3 Flash CS3 Professional Dreamweaver CS3 Fireworks […] Read more »

This is a note aimed more toward the Colorado-based TAB readers. This Saturday the 21st of April marks the opening of an Apple store at Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree, Colorado. Being that it’s just minutes from my home, I don’t think an Apple store […] Read more »

Our last giveaway was a huge success and a lot of fun…and it’s time to go at it again! This time the prizes are bigger and better and sure to make quite a few folks happy. The Prizes 1 – Apple TV from Apple 1 – […] Read more »

Today, Apple announced two new Final Cut products. First off is Final Cut Server which is priced at $999 for 10 users, $1999 for unlimited users. Apple says it is scalable and has workflow automation. It will be available this summer. Apple also announced Final Cut […] Read more »

Apple will open a retail store at The Galleria mall in Fort Lauderdale (the company’s seventh in South Florida) on Saturday, April 21, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The Broward County location will be Apple’s 13th retail store location in Florida, making it second only […] Read more »

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Apple announced recently that, because they had to move members of the OS X team to the iPhone team to be able to complete the iPhone on time, Leopard would be delayed until October. I’ve since heard a lot of speculation that this is “yet another […] Read more »

MacNN is reporting that Apple has filed a patent to use the iPhone as a remote control for AppleTV. I’ve used Salling for years and loved it, so  is this Apple’s answer to the same thing. Good thing for Salling though, I don’t expect them to […] Read more »

1. Where did the Big Robot name come from? Pete: Big Robot is actually my middle name. Ryan: Yeah, we thought the company would have that personal feel to it if we used something close to us for the name, so we went with Pete’s middle […] Read more »

This afternoon Apple announced that the release of Leopard would be delayed until October. The originally schedule date of release was in June and less than a month ago Apple denied rumors that the release date had been pushed back to October. The reason for this […] Read more »

The color labels that OS X provides for users seem to be a veritable Swiss Army Knife. If you don’t currently use them you’re probably not going to believe me on that last statement. But the more I play with them, the more I realize they […] Read more »

DLO provided me with a review unit of its Home Dock Deluxe.  It is an iPod dock that can be used with your television and can be controlled with the included remote. Read more »

Erica at TUAW has a really excellent tip for ‘righting’ video clips that have been shot in the wrong orientation. This is something I was glad to find a year or so back after my wife had accidentally shot a few video clips with out digital […] Read more »

As I’ve been known to do, I take requests, and this screencast is an example of that practice. The question has been asked several times in the past about the look of my Quicksilver interface. There’s no special Quicksilver Foo that I’ve applied, as always, it’s […] Read more »

Apple has apparently emailed to all podcasters registered with iTunes a note encouraging them to upgrade their video podcasts to at least 640 pixels wide: Greetings from the iTunes Podcasting Team: Apple TV is here, and podcasts are making a big move into the living room. […] Read more »

GelaSkins now makes decals that you could place on your MacBook, MacBook Pro, iBook or PowerBook. The decals feature some really cool graphics; the one on the left is called “Fuzin Raizin” by Aya Kato and is my personal favorite.  There are a total of 30 […] Read more »

First a proof-of-concept virus for the iPod is created (of note to the 10 of you who install Linux on your iPod). Then a company called NextSentry (which sells security products related to removable storage devices) calls for a workplace ban. Now Network World’s Cara Garretson […] Read more »

For the first time, a number of movies from the libraries of MGM and its subsidiaries have been added to the iTunes Store, all at the back catalog pricing tier of $9.99. The initial batch of titles includes: Across 110th Street Bananas Bulletproof Monk Chaplin Coffy […] Read more »

SanDisk has launched a Wi-Fi-enabled MP3 player, Sansa Connect, and a central player in its creation is Zing, a company co-founded by former Apple executive Tim Bucher. Using built-in Wi-Fi, the Sansa Connect can stream Internet radio from Launchcast stations, browse Flickr photo streams, and download […] Read more »

I’ve done several screencasts here on The Apple Blog – and have many more planned. Lately I’ve been taking in many other screencasts around the web and have noticed a huge variation in how people execute them. Some have very professional editing and eye candy, while […] Read more »

I’ve done a post like this before, but it’s fairly old at this point in time so here we go again. One of the best ways to find great new software for your system is by checking out what other people are running on their Macs. […] Read more »

During an episode of “How I Met Your Mother” on CBS, I caught a commercial for the Apple TV. I had never seen it before (and it’s not on Apple’s site yet), so I thought I would report on it. I’ll give you a play by […] Read more »

I’ve mentioned Mark/Space before as providing a great product in Missing Sync, which allows me to easily connect my Windows Mobile-based BlackJack with my MacBook. They also offer Palm and now BlackBerry software as well. I’ve been quite pleased with Missing Sync, though really only use […] Read more »

There’s been much discussion lately about how to store all those crazy text strings that we get in order to license our software purchases. A cottage industry has popped-up just to service this growing need as we continue to expand our Applications folder day after day. […] Read more »

Why do software companies support the Mac? Don’t get me wrong, I love that there are so many options available for OS X. However, OS X users are a small percentage of the overall market (according to Wikipedia, Mac users are a mere 6% of the […] Read more »

Sometimes it zooms, sometimes it maximizes and sometimes it just does wacky stuff that no one can really explain. The green button in all OS X windows has been a nuisance since the public betas and it’s (long past) time Apple fixed it. Read more »

When I see the headline “How Microsoft can beat iTunes” I think of the iTunes application and its ability to purchase music to download and play within the application and on iPods. But CNET Executive Editor David Carnoy is actually referring to the iTunes Store and, […] Read more »

For those of you who followed the My Dream App competition last year, there’s news of progress! Austin Sarner (AppZapper developer) posts to the MDA Forums about the work that’s been accomplished to date on CookBook – one of the winning apps. The screenshots looks very […] Read more »

I know, it must be shocking to see that I’m doing a screencast on something other than Quicksilver. For me to not be covering Quicksilver is generally a big deal – well that’s just the case today. I’m proud to bring you a screencast preview of […] Read more »

More than two years after Google released version 1.0 of its Google Desktop Search for Windows PCs, the company today released Google Desktop for Mac OS 10.4. But a questionable choice in its creation makes me wonder if it’ll soon be unusable with this spring’s release […] Read more »

Although John C. Dvorak cited thin margins and Apple’s inability to play the fashion game fast enough in a recent MarketWatch column urging the company to pull the plug on the iPhone, he revealed far different reasons on the latest episode of This Week in Tech […] Read more »

Excellent! And why not a shiny new Apple LCD to go with that 8 core beast? Apple dropped their prices across the board on their beautiful (allbeit overpriced) LCD line. The breakdown: 30″ Cinema HD Display dropped to $1799 ($200 price cut). 23″ Cinema HD Display […] Read more »

Good Morning Apple! Thanks for the 8 Core Mac Pros! Now I just need to figure out where the money to fund one of these puppies is coming from… Read more »

Finally, one less reason to use my Windows laptop at work. Late last night, Google released the long-awaited Mac OS X version of their popular Google Desktop application, enabling Mac users to break away from Apple’s bundled Spotlight application and use the familiar Google interface to […] Read more »

When MacHeist dropped their huge software bundle late last year, it seemed to be the end of the marketing game. But there was one Briefing left untouched and not much else came from the website. But on April 1st my feed reader picked up on some […] Read more »

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