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Go check it out now, it’s free and in Beta. At first glance, it looks nice. Haven’t taken the plunge with Aperture, so I don’t have a comparison here – If you have, let us know how they compare. Read more »

It’s my impression – from various reading around the internets – that of the many new features that came with Tiger, Spotlight hasn’t lived up to the hype it initially generated. While my filing habits have slipped slightly, I still don’t use Spotlight as much as […] Read more »

Damien Barrett over at TUAW makes the perfect point about the MWSF phenomenon – he actually considered risked skipping his twin brother’s wedding to go to Mac World San Fransisco next week! But that’s how Mac users are. Every year we get excited to hear all […] Read more »

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Looks like Redmond took Cupertino’s suggestion to heart. Course we all knew that already. Airbag points to a couple awesome movies. They pair CES Vista announcements with the current OS X functionality. Fun to watch. It’ll be great to see what Leopard has up its sleeves […] Read more »

The Sixth Annual Weblog Awards (Bloggies) are underway and we’d love to have your support. Just head on over to 2006.bloggies.com and enter us. If we win, you win…or something. We’re shooting for these categories: Best American Weblog Best Computers or Technology Weblog Best Topical Weblog […] Read more »

MacWorld San Francisco is upon us once again, and that means that Steve is going to be unveiling a slew of new products as part of the Keynote on Monday. Intel Macs are practically guaranteed, maybe an upgraded Shuffle and who knows what else? Anybody have […] Read more »

Conan O’Brien just did a bit on tonight’s show about wanting a video iPod, and named it “Hey Apple, give me a free video iPod!”. He did a number of funny things sort of related to it. One of the bandmembers did a bit called “iHead” […] Read more »

I first saw these pictures while at work. One of my co-workers is seriously into cars, and when he called me in to look at something, I wasn’t surprised to see a picture on his monitor of a heavy-duty looking contraption that I could only assume […] Read more »

OK TAB Readers/Mac Aficionados, I need your wisdom. I’m gonna plunk a few precious dollars down on a Blog editing client/tool. You know, like Ecto or MarsEdit. So gimme your thoughts on which you like best (I like reasons too – not just, “it’s neat!” I […] Read more »

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From Apple’s Java Developer site: “Mac OS X is the only mass-market operating system that comes complete with a fully configured and ready-to-use Java Development Kit. Professional Java developers are increasingly turning to the feature-rich Mac OS X as the operating system of choice for cross-platform Java development projects on the Macintosh and other platforms.”. Read more »

For the past couple of years Feedster has been having a “Feed of the Day” on their site in which they recognize some pretty sweet blogs/sites. This year they are announcing their “Feeds of the Year” for 2005 and are doing it countdown style announcing a […] Read more »

Editor’s Note: I’m planning on this topic spanning a series of 3, 4, maybe even 5 posts here on The Apple Blog. I hope that all you fine readers out there will add your 2 copper pieces to the mix here, as I would love to […] Read more »

CNet’s News.com has a nice rundown of all Apple’s moves in 2005. Nice timeline of events. It’s pretty impressive to see all that they did in a single year. Here’s to ’06! Read more »

Despite my recent rants, I’m not anti-Apple or OS X. Even with the problems I face every day, there are still items that make me smile every time I use them. Read more »

iTunes continues to frustrate in seemingly innocent ways. This time, it’s the difference between my nicely folder-organized playlists and the ability to pick those playlists when copying them to my iPod. Read more »

Back in my high school days (which also happened to by my Windows days), I and all of my friends found it quite eventful to skin the fire out of our Windows 95 interface. Windows themes were plentiful and we didn’t have anything better to do. […] Read more »

Since the launch of Tiger back in April, I’ve found myself using Dashboard less and less other than a “Hey guys, look at this sweet feature.” that I throw at friends. That being said, I do use a couple of widgets pretty religiously. The ones I […] Read more »

Since the release of Tiger, Automator has gotten a lot of press. In comparison to AppleScript, which is a true scripting language, Automator is a graphical environment for automating your Mac, and it’s much easier to use. Still, Automator’s power is limited, since you’re restricted to […] Read more »

I love iTunes, and I love that it provides me with convenient access to all my music. But I’m beginning to get frustrated with some of the interesting DB issues present in the way iTunes was developed. Read more »

I stumbled across this in the DashboardWidgets.com Showcase feed. What may at first glance seem like a simple red orb is in actuality a delightfully animated plaything for your Dashboard. Simply enable the widget, drag it with the mouse, and watch it bounce around your screen. […] Read more »

A couple of months back I made my plea for a mouse recommendation. There was a fantastic response from everyone and quite a few people recommended the Logitech MX1000. So I figured I’d give it a try. Needless to say, I was impressed. Whatever mouse I […] Read more »

In a move that can only be described as expected, but none-the-less exciting, NBC has begun releasing shows from its networks (NBC, USA, and SciFi). New shows include most notably (at least to nerds like me) the full Battlestar Galactica Miniseries and both seasons of the […] Read more »

Unfortunately this installment of TAB’s “Download This App” won’t really apply to everybody…but I use it and so do lots of other people…so it’s relevant :) The app that I’m referring to here is Oranged.net Software’s Studiometry. It’s their self-proclaimed “ultimate” organizational tool for professionals. In […] Read more »

Ever wonder where the symbol for the Apple (Command) key came from? Well, neither did I. But someone did, and the story was told. Seems Jobs was upset about something. Image that… Thank heavens for perfectionism though, eh? Nod to Digg for this one. Read more »

Tom’s hardware have a good overview of the roadmap for future Intel CPUs, which undoubtedly will have a knock on effect on the CPUs that Apple will use and the types of device we can expect to see. Read more »

Now, before you all go dancing around the room, know that this is still technically not supported. Apple has make the Front Row 1.0.1 update available from their site. Andrew Escobar, Mac hacker extraordinaire has figured out an easy way to get the new version to […] Read more »

A quick one to point out that Think Secret is scoring a juicy alleged scoop regarding the next evolution of the Mac Mini and its impact on your living room, ahead of MacWorld San Francisco 2006. Om weighs-in. Read more »

Apple has just released a Broadband Tuner, a simple application that tweaks a few system configuration parameters regarding TCP packet size, to optimize data transfer over connectivity with high latency and high bandwidth. From the Broadband Tuner support page: The Broadband Tuner allows you to take […] Read more »

Just a quick mention here…I’ve been reading the new The Cult of iPod book, which was written by the same guy who wrote The Cult of Mac, and must say it’s a good read. Just overall a great background and history of the iPod in addition […] Read more »

When I mentioned my troubles with Apple’s Mighty Mouse it seems I wasn’t the only one. A quick post by Bill Bradford shows that repair is possible. Read more »

I don’t know who the heck Anthony is…but what better way to celebrate TAB’s birthday than with a poo cake? Seriously. Anywho, today really is TAB’s birthday. We launched this sucka 1 year ago today. 38 contributors, 3 slashdottings, and 87 boxes of oreo’s later we’re […] Read more »

I admit, I’m a bit OCD when it comes to the cleanliness of my work area. Stray papers are kept in neat stacks, my wallet, hat, and keys live in a wire mesh basket, conveniently out of the way. But organization of my personal effects can […] Read more »

A couple of months ago, a coworker of mine showed me Tiger’s really cool “mouse over” dictionary. Hold command control and hit d. Then mouse over just about any word in any Cocoa app, and a definition of the word pops-up below it. I can’t seem […] Read more »

Just a few moments ago, there was a sketch on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, where the anchors on Weekend Update invited Steve Jobs (played by Fred Armisen) to show the newest stuff for the Christmas shopping season. He talked about the new iPod…. and Tina and […] Read more »

I’m writing this review, ironically, on the very product that I’m reviewing. I’m testing out its spell check and whatnot. If you didn’t know already, this is TextMate, yet another text editor for Mac OS X. I’ll skip the usual stuff, since we all know how […] Read more »

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