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Lifehacker Chief, Gina Trapani has been documenting the steps she took in order to turn her popular blog into a book in print. Can you imagine trying to organize and edit 5,000 blog posts worth of information for book format? Yeah, me either. But Gina explains […] Read more »

A couple years back I was a huge fan of ThumbScrew. But the updates seemed to die off and then when I moved to my MacBook, things didn’t seem to really work well for me under Rosetta. So I’d left it in my past. But TUAW […] Read more »

Reader Wieger van der Burgt wrote in with a nice list of Unix goodies. Some of the tips expand on things I’ve written about before, while others may be new to you. (Especially if you’ve only been following along here at The Apple Blog for Unix […] Read more »

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I picked up this post citing a supposedly validated email response from CEO Steve Jobs (the headers weren’t displayed for review) explaining that SOX is the reason for Apple charing to enable the 802.11n functions in customer’s products. The good thing about this is that Apple […] Read more »

Everyone inside the United States is crazy jazzed about the forthcoming (4 months and 13 days till June) Apple iPhone. Those outside the States are less than excited, because what do they get?? Well in February most of the rest of the world will be getting […] Read more »

Problems with Windows continues to be the number one complaint among computer users, according to the second annual RESCUECOM Top Five Computer Problems Report, an annual study determining the most frequently identified computer problems of home and business users. Hardware problems, slow computer, Internet connectivity problems […] Read more »

During Apple’s conference call today to discuss financial results for First Quarter 2007, one of the analysts asked about the absence of an iLife update during Macworld. After being reminded that Apple does not comment on its future plans and products, he was told “but stay […] Read more »

I’m still happy that the iPhone sports multi-touch technology. If for nothing else, that’s a huge reason I want to get my hands on (even, all over) an iPhone in June. The way Tom Cruise manages that futuristic computer in Minority Report gets me every single […] Read more »

Prior to Macworld Expo, Conan O’Brien had some funny segments about the video iPod. Now that the iPhone has been announced, Late Night with Conan O’Brien ran a hilarious fake advertisement, touting all its features: camera, movie player, remote control, electric razor… YouTube – Conan – […] Read more »

One of the cool things about Macworld Expo is that just about every hardware and software developer is there and they often use that opportunity to meet up with one another to discuss future plans. One such meeting occurred between Keyspan, and Rogue Amoeba. Keyspan makes […] Read more »

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David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist and creator of The Missing Manuals book series, returned to Macworld last week to host “Macworld Live! With David Pogue,” where he treated the crowd to a batch of funny videos that he claims will likely never see the […] Read more »

As mentioned by Michael Clark in his post Finder Security Bug or Feature?, the freeware application WhatSize is a quick and easy tool for measuring the size of a given folder and all subfolders and files within it. But WhatSize can only measure based on the […] Read more »

It’s not too surprising that Steve Jobs dissed the Zune during the Macworld Expo keynote last week. But even some of its proponents are having trouble defending the device. Case in point: Jerry Holkins, writer of the popular webcomic Penny Arcade, whose cartoon alter ego is […] Read more »

(Posted this earlier, but it double posted. I removed what I thought was one of them, and then found both gone. Here’s the post again, hopefully in singular.) If you’re sporting a Core 2 Duo Macintosh, you’re probably in luck if you want to use the […] Read more »

During the San Francisco Keynote, Mr Jobs played some Beatles music for us. As I was taking notes I wondered if this was fore-shadowing to an announcement of iTunes adding the Beatles catalog to their offerings. Obviously nothing else was announced that day, or that week. […] Read more »

A Mac mini is more than double the price of an Apple TV – is it worth the money? Here’s a handy table comparing the two products (information on the Apple TV was found at Ars Technica citing AppleInsider).   Apple TV Mac mini Price $299 […] Read more »

iPhone – UNIX Functionality? MacBook Pro – The Saga External HDD Enclosures & NAS Is there anything you would bring into OSX from other OS’s? Accessing the iSight Read more »

With the lawsuit against Apple by Cisco over the iPhone trademark, the Apple iPhone name is not etched in metal, literally. The back of the iPhone is branded with the Apple logo only. The iMac has “iMac” written on the back of it, the iPod has […] Read more »

Apple has unveiled yet another overpriced product into a saturated market. It should sell like crazy. Like many people, I had my doubts about Apple entering the already cluttered phone market. With so many major players making so many great handsets already, is there room for […] Read more »

I’m at a complete loss. Steve said at the Keynote that Yahoo would be providing a free push email account with every iPhone. But I don’t understand. Why is push email better than simply automatically checking the server every five seconds? Or, for that matter, every […] Read more »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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