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Peter Baer Galvin has cobbled together a huge list of useful applications for the OS X platform. The best part it seems, is his commitment to keeping it updated as people comment on the thread, or apps go away, or whatever. So chances are, if you’re […] Read more »

While Steve Jobs’ call to end DRM is making the rounds in the blogosphere, I have a bigger issue regarding iTunes that can be solved immediately, without any other companies involved – that of “Purchased” songs. Apple tracks which songs in my library I’ve purchased from […] Read more »

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You may have heard already that Apple released a new ‘Get a Mac Ad’ that targets Vista’s ‘security’ features. It’s funny in a sad sort of way. As a bona-fide Apple fan boy, you are probably required to give it a watch. But what I really […] Read more »

With the big news that Apple and the Beatles have come to an agreement, a new era may be dawning for Apple’s iPod and Music Distribution methods. Infinite Loop/Ars Technica tags a recent Wired article with their own idea on the concepts. Because of the previous […] Read more »

The date for the World Wide Developer’s Conference is set. Leopard should be a pretty front and center topic this year, as pretty much all of us expect Apple to stick to a first half of 2007 release of the product. Having not yet heard anything […] Read more »

The Joy of Tech brings us yet another great commentary on the world that surrounds us. And by ‘us’, I of course mean computer geeks. And by computer geeks, I mean those of us who follow the silliness that has abounded lately with the release of […] Read more »

Back in December I voiced my feelings on the need for the iPod interface to see some upgrades. Not only were many of the generated comments in agreement with me, but several had also been hoping for the same enhancements I wrote about. Well the Keynote […] Read more »

Ok, so Apple Corps (the Beatles’ Music company) and Apple Inc have worked things out and no lawsuits remain on that subject. After Steve demo’d the iPhone with some Beatles music in last month’s Keynote, I would have expected the Beatles collection to be popping up […] Read more »

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Getting a MBP…any ‘must have’ accessories? Good email appilications? Tricking iTunes into thinking a Soundtrack is one album Easy Vista Install Whats in your RSS reader? Read more »

When I started Tackle Technology, Daylite was the first killer application I bought for the company. Organization is productivity, and Marketcircle did a fantastic job with Daylite 3 in helping me keep people productive when the situation could have been chaotic. Shortly after that purchase, I […] Read more »

Yesterday, Adium, a popular multi-protocol instant message client, finally hit version 1.0, and I’m very happy to say that the result of six years of hard work came out great. Wow, do I love Adium. It’s got tons of new features, and, according to this press […] Read more »

After a long development, the Adium team has released version 1.0 of the popular multi-protocol IM client. Changes include a redesigned log viewer, improved iTunes support, and the ability to let a friend sign on without needing to save their account info. A full list of […] Read more »

This week I’m covering the Abracadabra plugin for Quicksilver. It brings you the ability to create Triggers in Quicksilver, which can be activated by mouse gestures, rather than the stale, last century keystroke. Ok, so there’s nothing really wrong with Keystrokes, just sensationalizing… So go ahead […] Read more »

This week I want to share a simple tip that will only take a moment – and essentially no syntax to memorize! I’d like to tell you about Unix’ Man Pages, or rather, the manual built into the OS. You can gain insight into how to […] Read more »

The lack of 3G support for the iPhone has been a point of contention for many, since it’s announcement. While I too was disappointed, I’ve been heard to say that without the ability to access the iTunes Store directly from the iPhone, it didn’t seem to […] Read more »

I was so excited to see that after five years, 50 million lines of code, and 5 billion spent that I could finally wipe out that OS X install for a Windows Vista Ultimate Edition with Office Ultimate Edition 2007. I’ve been saving all this time […] Read more »

This is what I was alluding to in yesterday’s post. People showing up for deals on other stuff – and checking out Macs! – rather than lined up to buy Vista. Even a comparison (with photo) of the Tiger launch a couple years back. Read more »

On the Flickr blog, I found this story about the way Microsoft selected their wallpaper images that were to appear in Vista. The story is interesting enough (consider how you’d choose only a handful of images to be the defaults!) and worth a quick read. The […] Read more »

Microsoft’s Windows XP successor, Windows Vista launched today. As it seems some in the world of blogging feel, it should be driving more people than ever to the OS X platform. Sure, that’s poking some fun at Microsoft, but behind every joke there’s some truth… Anyhow, […] Read more »

This morning Apple announced the release of 4 new iPod shuffles (each of differing color). 3 of the colors are identical to colors available in the iPod nano line. They have also added a new orange color for the shuffles. Apple has also changed it’s shuffle […] Read more »

Recently a gallery of images of a basement that is part lounge and part museum surfaced on Flickr. I recently had a chance to talk to the man behind this undertaking and ask him a few questions. Could you please tell us a little about yourself? […] Read more »

The Midnight Release “Parties” are being plugged everywhere I look (or listen), for Microsoft’s Vista release on January 30th (tomorrow). It makes me long for the chance to go wait in line at the local Apple store for Leopard’s release – now that’s a party, and […] Read more »

USA TODAY reports that Verizon turned-down the possibility of working with Apple on the iPhone. Two years ago the 2nd largest cell network decided that they couldn’t come to terms with Apple on a deal that would be mutually beneficial. I can understand Verizon’s stance on […] Read more »

Two months ago, I wrote a list of 10 Classic Features to ‘Bring Back’ to OS X. But Classic MacOS isn’t the only operating system OS X could stand to swipe a few features from. Some of us Mac users also use Windows, either occasionally or […] Read more »

Sony Pictures this week launched the official Spider-Man 3 web site and in addition to providing some standard downloads (wallpapers, screensavers, buddy icons) they have “Photo Scrubbers” available in the iPod section. Photo scrubbers, or scrubs, are a way to play short video clips using sequential […] Read more »

We’ve been wanting to offer something like this for quite a while and are happy to finally be able to do so. I present to you The Apple Blog Job Board. A huge portion of you (our readers) are in the technology field in some way […] Read more »

In the comments of last week’s screencast, Aaron asked about a way of creating iTunes Playlists through Quicksilver. So I thought I’d take that as an opportunity to share a couple of great Apple Scripts that have been created expressly for this reason. You’ll see the […] Read more »

A new crop of Leopard screenshots has recently hit the net showing off several new features in the upcoming version of OSX. The feature I’m most excited about is a new tabbed interface for Terminal.App which is sure to make a lot of command line warriors […] Read more »

Apple’s first Security Update of 2007 (appropriately titled Security Update 2007-001) updates QuickTime for those using version 7.1.3 on Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.8 or Windows XP/2000. Although the description in Software Update is quite limited, the About Security Update 2007-001 page notes that this update […] Read more »

The browser is arguably the most used application on anyone’s computer and with the onslaught of hundreds (if not thousands) of new web applications, the time spent in said browsers will only increase. Back in college in my various graphic design classes, one thing that I […] Read more »

So there’s buzz that Apple may charge for Boot Camp functionality in 10.5/Leopard. I’ll be slightly surprised if this turns out to be true. Mainly because it’s currently an option that’s freely available which makes Apple Computers fly higher than their beige-box brethren in being the […] Read more »

Today I wanted to give a little tip for making regular arguments in the Terminal, a little easier to access. OS X offers the ability to create aliases of anything in the Finder – files, folders, applications – for quick access outside their typical location. Aliases […] Read more »

Whether you’re writing a simple article for a blog, piecing together the next blockbuster hit, or penning a 500 page romance novel, there are quite a few options for helping you get all of that information organized and drafted. There really are enough to chose from […] Read more »

The nail may just be in the coffin. Those of you who were paying attention last week may have seen the many screenshots of Office 2008 for Mac floating around. While it’s tough to gauge an application package as big as Microsoft Office on just a […] Read more »

The gaping hole in the MacWorld Keynote a couple weeks ago has left me – and I’m sure many of you too – starving for details on Apple’s next OS release, 10.5/Leopard. Apple Insider (who is renowned for being dead on with everything they post…) has […] Read more »

As the Web continues to evolve, with thousands of new sites and blogs springing up every day, the mountain of information to claw through grows ever higher. More sites are bookmarked, and more RSS feeds are added. Inevitably, with this data glut comes new approaches to […] Read more »

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