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update 04/27: Twist, points out that Microsoft is looking to port its presentation framework to Mac OS X and other platforms. As dramatically unimpressed as I remain with the consumer-end of its upcoming operating system, Microsoft is doing a number of cool things for Windows software […] Read more »

I don’t know much about this commercial other than a reader sent it to me. Supposedly the commercial, which appears to be for some sort of Apple/Support store, uses $60,000 worth of iPods to pull of the effect. Nice. Read more »

The Omni Group has released a public beta of the next version of their OmniWeb browser. Version 5.5 brings some much needed changes to OmniWeb, most notably the switch from the aging WebCore engine to a recent build of WebKit. I have participated in the private […] Read more »

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The New York Post is reporting the record labels can’t convince Stonewall Jobs to use variable pricing in the iTunes Music Store. The companies (refering to the recording agencies) all charge different wholesale prices – roughly between 60 cents and 80 cents a track – but […] Read more »

I woke up this morning to find that Apple released a 17″ Macbook Pro today. Of note, Dual Layer DVD-RW, Firewire 800 and three USB 2 ports are onboard. MacBook Pro At a Glance 15.4- or 17-inch widescreen display Up to 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo 667MHz […] Read more »

Two handy new features were added to the iTunes Music Store today. The first feature, which I am quite excited about, is called Commercial Success. Everyone has heard a song on a TV spot, loved it, but had no idea what it was called, or who […] Read more »

That’s right, Apple. You should help Adium out by contributing the one thing that keeps me using iChat – video conferencing. Sorry to say, but iChat isn’t much good for anything else. I like that it looks through my address book for potential iChatting buddies, but […] Read more »

I gave a speech today on the pros and cons of Apple against Windows Computers, and I discussed how one of the misconceptions that I’ve seen about Macs is that you can’t game on them. This of course is entirely untrue; but for some reason, many […] Read more »

Quote macnightowl.com: “When the iPod came out in 2001, it was regarded as a curiosity by most of you, an overpriced consumer electronics toy that might gain a small following, but not much more. However, Apple then did the unthinkable, which was to expand support for […] Read more »

Dvorak must not have a lot to write about these days. He’s says Apple should 100% open source OS X. “That would make the battle between OS X and Linux the most interesting one on the computer scene”. I didn’t know Apple was worried about competing […] Read more »

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The announcement of the Intel switch sent us spinning. Developers rioted. The Mac devout were stunned. Then Steve said “It’s just a chip, and you can click these check boxes to build fat binaries” and things settled down a little. Except a few things are still […] Read more »

I know how many of you love to pimp your machine, your GUI, your programs, your OS; skins, mods, hacks, you name it. But as many of you probably know, getting the best programs, mods, and skins for your machine could be troublesome, and it’s a […] Read more »

This is the just one reason I hate the rumor sites. In a post that reads like an April Fools joke, this intelligent discussion suggests Mac developers will abandon coding for OS X because new Macs can run Windows. “Just boot into Windows” they say. Come […] Read more »

The Firefox team has released their latest version, including a version for OS X, which is Universal. If you load it on your Intel-based Mac, you’ll see that it’s much, much faster. The browser loads and appears, ready to go, in one “bounce”. On my G5, […] Read more »

It seems our cult of Mac has been turned upside down with the advent of running another OS on a Mac. Yes I know about Yellow Dog and other Nixen and that’s great for specific applications. Some say Windows on a Mac is bad news for […] Read more »

MacSlash is running a story on AppleCare’s position on installing beta software. More importantly, this discussion points out this nice tidbit in the EULA: SHOULD THE APPLE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT […] Read more »

The release of Boot Camp has ignited a flurry of comment both from within and without the Mac web, and Robert X Cringely has gone as far as to dredge up that old hypothesis about Apple allowing Mac OS X to run on commodity Dell or […] Read more »

I’ve been reviewing iView’s Media Pro 3 for a couple months now. It’s fantastic, and it has done wonders for my digital work flow. But I’ve started to write the review at least a dozen times. There are a lot of things I want to cover, […] Read more »

According to Forbes.com Taiwan’s Asustek got an order for 1.2 million 13.3 inch Apple iBooks supposedly coming in June. These new iBooks would be powered by Intel’s new microprocessors; either the Core Duo or Core Solo. Does this mean that the Ibook will be renamed to […] Read more »

Scott Stevenson, purchased a Powerbook from Apple, he literally beat the living daylights out of it, and it works. He says that the airport express card works, and that it still boots. Obviously by the picture you can tell the LCD or optical drive will not […] Read more »

Every once in a while I’ll logout of OS X and switch to KDE. Hey I’m a geek, so that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. But this makes me appreciate the guidelines on user interface that OS X employs and I always end up […] Read more »

After setting up an Intel iMac with XP, courtesy of Boot Camp, I noticed a nice little feature that Apple added to XP for the Mighty Mouse. If you click on the front right-side of the Mighty Mouse in XP, you’ll get the contextual menu to […] Read more »

Seems we just can’t get out of the news. Today ABC News published an article that included a few words by yours truly. “For someone who’s hesitant to make the switch to Mac and OS X, this is just another reason to make it more attractive,” […] Read more »

With the Mac-web in a tizzy about Boot Camp (and also the very interesting Virtualization software Parallels Workstation released shortly thereafter), a question again comes to mind that I’ve been wondering about for a while, but which recent events make all the more relevant. A few […] Read more »

Cabel over at Panic Software has posted a video of Half Life 2 running on an iMac via BootCamp. I must say, having played HL2 on some pretty hefty PC systems, this is some of the best performance I have seen to date. Check it out […] Read more »

First let’s make it clear that I’m not a secret agent or have any knowledge of upcoming announcements. Yesterday’s release of Boot Camp reminded me of a speech Steve Jobs gave at Stanford. “Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them […] Read more »

After what has been rather frantic session of debate over here at The Apple Blog, the rest of the world has started to really discuss what’s going on after the surprise introduction of Boot Camp. Amongst the wider discussion is this article by usatoday.com. Now I’m […] Read more »

Well, I’ve been quiet for a while here. There was a lot of good feedback concerning the Quicksilver Video Demos idea. It sounds like – while I hadn’t planned on it – everyone wants more of a tutorial style video. Fair enough. So I wanted to […] Read more »

For as long as I have been using a Mac, Omni Group products have had a permanent place in my dock. I browse with OmniWeb, and OmniOutliner + KGTD acts as my backup-brain. The Omni Mouth, a new company blog written by some of the OG […] Read more »

As you will now doubtless be aware, Apple are officially supporting booting Windows XP (and, by implication, Windows Vista, if it ever surfaces) on Intel-based Macs, by providing users with a tool to create a driver CD and partition their hard disk. It also provides a […] Read more »

Today Apple fired a large cannon squarely in Microsoft’s direction. This explosive cannon-ball takes the form of something Apple calls Boot Camp. No, it’s not a resort dedicated to helping problematic Windows users see the true light of conversion, nor is it a fancy ranch offering […] Read more »

“Apple has no desire or plan to sell or support Windows, but many customers have expressed their interest to run Windows on Apple’s superior hardware now that we use Intel processors,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “We think Boot Camp […] Read more »

macZOT! is running a clever deal where for each blog that links to their posting of AppZapper, they’ll drop the price by 5 cents. When it gets to be free, GO FOR IT! As of now, it’s $3.00. From what I can tell, it’s a bargain […] Read more »

So it’s that time of the…year? We’re looking to increase our staff of writers/contributors/reviewers/whatever-you-want-to-call-it. We’re interested in anybody who loves technology, Apple, and snacks. If you’re interested, hit us up on the contact page. Do note that these openings aren’t paid positions but you get your […] Read more »

The notorious DrunkenBatman has found a pretty big bug in OS X. Granted, it won’t affect your everyday work (unless you somehow find these kinds of files), but basically, the image on the linked page will crash any app that uses the image processing API in […] Read more »

Mac OS X is five years old this month, and Apple’s gone through five revisions to this OS (counting the Public Beta) with a sixth on the way. Remember when the latest and greatest OS from Apple had a desktop that looked like this? I remember […] Read more »

I know, I haven’t released the next Quicksilver video, but [hopefully] in short order, it’ll be here. But for now, check out Flicksilvr. It’s a great plugin that allows you to tag and upload one or many picture files from anywhere on your system, with the […] Read more »

Apple’s announced the dates for this year’s World-Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) and it’s coming in later than usual this year: August 7 through 11. Normally, WWDC will fall somewhere around late May to mid June (not always, but usually) but the date has become fluid over […] Read more »

Even though it looks like Apple won’t be making a Universal Mac OS X (one version of OS X for both Intel and Power PC Macs, instead of the specific Intel and Power PC builds currently available) until 10.5 comes out, it looks like it’s possible […] Read more »

Let’s try this again. Here’s the full video, starting with the setup and an explanation. Then you’ll see a demo of selecting a file in the Finder, launching Quicksilver with the selected file loaded, selecting the Email Directly action, and typing the name of the recipient. […] Read more »

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