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I remember years ago playing the original RollerCoaster Tycoon, when it came out, on my Windows PC. It was a long time ago. I remember how all of the characters were just little colored blobs (even when zoomed in). The game was incredibly simple, but was […] Read more »

Yesterday was a month from the start of my Metadata-centric Experiment. Those eagle-eyed readers amongst you watched it come and go with nary a word from me – I apologize folks. To Recap: For a month now I’ve been dumping everything into an empty Documents folder. […] Read more »

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Engadget has duct-taped a lot of little info-bites together and come up with some interesting possibilities for the future of the iPod. 3.5″ screen virtual ‘click’ wheel on touch-sensitive screen wifi/bluetooth/etc It could be interesting. But my biggest hangup on the potential reality of this is […] Read more »

Raise your hand if you’re never quite satisfied by one browser and jump around every few months. That’s me for sure. Safari’s great. Quick, elegant UI, Apple. But just often enough, a page or two don’t render the way they should. Eventually I can’t handle it. […] Read more »

The Core Duo iMacs have been out long enough that everyone’s gotten into the mix and penned their experiences with the speed and performance of the new machines. That’s all well and good, but until we each have out own opportunity to put a Core Duo […] Read more »

My iMac Core Duo has arrived, as the replacement for the original transition kit unit. It came as a complete surprise – I should have had an order confirmation and notification of shipping, but this unit just appeared out of the blue at 8:30am. I’m not […] Read more »

The New York Times writes about the tremendous success of the iPod, and the burgeoning accessory market. Makes for a little bit of interesting reading. The 32 million iPods sold last year equates to 1 every second. That’s ridiculous isn’t it? And the accessory market is […] Read more »

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Adobe Systems, makers of, among other things, the wildly popular Photoshop application, have posted a PDF to their website which addresses the issue of software compatibility with the recently released Intel Macs. In the document, Adobe states that it will not be releasing Universal Binaries of […] Read more »

It would seem, atleast according to the picture above, that Best Buy is now distributing PowerBooks with Windows 98 preinstalled. It says on the product description page that Tiger is preinstalled…but I think that’s just a typo. I’ve been waiting for Windows 98 to be available […] Read more »

In his latest infinite-loop entry, Om Malik tells us how he managed to sync his Nokia Phone with Yahoo and iSync. Yahoo doesn’t provide facilities for synchronizing your Mac to their service. They use Intellisync, and that’s Windows-only, as far as i can tell. Om is […] Read more »

I just connected my iPod to load a bunch of new songs and video content from my PowerBook and noticed something that probably should be changed in a future iTunes update. The status message of the upload read “Updating songs on iPod” yet it was in […] Read more »

I tried launching Textmate from Quicksilver just now, but acted too quickly and Textpander‘s Preference Pane popped open instead. A Happy mistake though, as it alerted me that version 1.2.2 is now available. And for all you new Core Duo owners, it’s a Universal Binary, so […] Read more »

I’ve had the conversation a few times already.  I’m sure many of you have as well.  “Do I get a first revision Intel Mac, or do I wait until the hype dies, and bugs are worked out of the hardware/software?” A day or so after The […] Read more »

My younger sister is in the market for a new computer, and like seemingly everyone else these days, she’s looking for a Mac. So as a good big brother, I’m helping her figure out what to get. While pricing out the new Intel iMac and MacBook […] Read more »

It’s official, folks… Retuers reports that Disney is set to purchase Pixar. Fortunately, it looks like the top honchos from Pixar, including Steve Jobs, are now controlling the animation department and the entire company, and the previous leaders of Disney Animation have been moved or fired. […] Read more »

Well here we have it. The 3rd version of The Apple Blog. Total revamp in design and a good many new features both external and under the hood. We hope you like it! We also would like to hear of any problems you’re having with the […] Read more »

We’ve all been there; the state that one encounters after ordering something from Apple, but before your new toy arrives. This horrible limbo-state can only be treated by constant checking of our order status. In the past, this required logging on to the Apple site, and […] Read more »

I feel like I’m drowning in photo applications lately – anyone else feeling the pressure on their chest also? There’s been Aperture (though I haven’t sprung for that one just yet) in recent weeks/months, Adobe’s new Lightroom beta, iPhoto ’06, and now I’ve got a copy […] Read more »

I love this thing. Seriously. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t use it. It’s Altec Lansing’s iM7. Whether you’re heading out to the beach or helping your wife out in the kitchen washing dishes, the iM7 has what you need to bump […] Read more »

“Slow cooked to perfection,” doesn’t seem too far off. I bought Path Finder back in it’s version 2 days, but abandoned it after a short while – it just wasn’t doing it for me. I’ve only just begun my playing with Path Finder 4, but I’m […] Read more »

If you don’t normally listen to TWiT (This Week in Tech), then you might do well by the latest episode, just posted today (the 16th of January). The commentators comment on the crappy name “MacBook Pro”, the fast speed of the new iPhoto, Intel chips in […] Read more »

Om Malik is offering a more in-depth perspective of this event being mused about on Slashdot, and Nicholas Carr’s blog among a few places: Perhaps the “commoditized” technology trend is being slowly replaced by “using commoditized technology to create a compelling user experience” trend? [ Read […] Read more »

There’s been a lot of discussion on the battery life of the new MacBook Pro, but really, we’re already getting a good deal from what is a first generation laptop from Apple. Read more »

There is a review of Free/Open Source browsers available for Mac OS X in the latest issue of Free Software Magazine. Read more »

I’d heard various complaints about the MacBook Pros not having a PCMCIA PC Card slot, further confirmed by Dan Lurie’s “mini” review, which also mentioned the MacBook Pro however sporting an “ExpressCard” slot. It turns out ExpressCard™ is an industry standard developed by PCMCIA to carry […] Read more »

The current iChat systems requirement prevent a PowerBook user to host a 3-person Video conference. We can participate in one, we simply can’t host one. One G4 processor just isn’t enough for that. I’m now wondering whether it’s possible for a MacBook Pro user to host […] Read more »

Here are some beautiful MacBook Pro pictures courtesy of Dan. Be sure to click on these thumbnails to see the full size pictures. Quality stuff my friends. Read more »

One of the changes Apple made to .Mac in the wake of Tuesday’s keynote may have been overlooked by most people, but it’s a nice one all the same for those of us in the Mac community who aren’t lucky enough to have their day job […] Read more »

MacBook Pro. I hate the name. I mean, I really hate the name. Say it out loud and you’re almost guaranteed to mess it up. Despite its horrendous name, the MBP (as I will call it for the duration of this article), certainly has a lot […] Read more »

Found this over on Digg – Flip4Mac has a piece of software that makes Quicktime able to run Windows Media! And not just that, it’ll run .wmv’s in your browser as well. I’ve tested it out and it works great. What’s a hugely useful little app […] Read more »

I’ll be getting iLife ’06 sooner or later, but I’m not quite as jazzed about it as I was this time last year. Though the new iPhoto may have a potentially cool feature to it. RSS. Now pictures over RSS feeds is nothing new at all. […] Read more »

Dan just informed me from Macworld that the new MacBook’s have no Firewire 800 in them. Steve seemed to have accidently left that little bit out. We’ve posed the question before about the possibility that firewire could be bowing out…could this be a major blow to […] Read more »

“MacBook Pro”. Are you kidding me?! Also, $2000 base price?! …. with only 512 MB of RAM, 80 GB HD, and 128 MB VRAM video card? This is weird. The offerings from HP and Dell can very well compete on spec, so this isn’t very good. […] Read more »

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