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Kula Software, developers of the fantastic blog editor ecto, have just released their answer to news readers. Endo, who’s name plays off that of its sibling, has a few refreshingly new and well executed features that make it stand out from the get-go. To begin with, […] Read more »

Remember Woot!? (For those of you who don’t, woot prides itself on bringing us insane deals on techy stuff, one per day, sold as is. Makes for some excitement in todays online commerce!) MacZOT is essentially Woot for Mac people. Every day, MacZOT features one piece […] Read more »

Next week, House Industries, one of the most prolific type foundries in recent years, will be holding a series of lectures at Southern California Apple Stores. Though the focus of the talks will be on typeface creation, there is sure to be useful information for all […] Read more »

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Security Update 2006-001 is out, and as I write this, Software Update is downloading and installing it, as well as an update to iTunes (bringing it to version 6.0.4) and iPhoto (to 6.0.2). The full lowdown on the contents of Security Update 2006-001 can be found […] Read more »

On why the new Mac mini signifies a depressing new trend for Apple – the path to commodity hardware. Read more »

If you’ve ever wished you had the wikipedia definition of ‘folksonomy’ or ‘web 2.0′ while out and about, now you can. Check out the wikipedia on your ipod. I haven’t tried it out myself just yet, but it looks as if you can even search entries […] Read more »

I’ve been able to confirm that it is in fact possible to boot an Intel Mac and a PowerPC Mac from the same external hard drive, something that had been previously held to not be possible. The boot disks for the Intel and PowerPC versions of […] Read more »

Posting as the news comes in. Intel Mac mini – Gigabit Ethernet, 4 USB 2.0 ports, SPDIF audio. Ships with Front Row and IR remote. Core Solo & Duo versions. Stream iTunes, DVD player, and iPhoto to other machines using Bonjour. – 1.5 Ghz Core Solo, […] Read more »

This is great! Install the plugin and you can search your Del.icio.us bookmarks through Spotlight. I installed it, and a moment later ran a query – my CPU has stayed steady as ever while the indexing occured – with instant results. Quicksilver also has a plugin […] Read more »

YouTube has a genius parody up right now. Shows the way Microsoft would redesign the beatifully simplistic and effective iPod packaging. You gotta see this thing. The best part is, it’s SPOT ON. Go there now. Read more »

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TUAW posted a tip about Bravo adding Inside the Actor’s Studio to Apple’s iTunes Music Store. Looks like it’ll drop next week. I think this is the first time I’m actually excited about new video content being added to iTMS. If you haven’t watched Inside The […] Read more »

Having not seen the question posed in a few months, I think it’s time once again. What’s in your Menu Bar? I think there are enough of us out there with some little app or utility that we take for granted. Lets post em so everyone […] Read more »

4null4.de is giving us an English overview of a Safari Security Hole being reported by IT Portal Heise Online. The security hole hinges on a preference being checked. I’ve yet to figure out whether or not this option is checked in a default installation of Safari. […] Read more »

So I’ve been using Griffin’s RadioShark for a few weeks now and must say, I love it. I’m generally not a big radio fan but this has resparked my interest…specifically with Jazz music. I’ve got some 3,200+ songs in my iTunes collection but don’t really know […] Read more »

FlyingMeat has released an app called FlyGesture ($24.95) that brings together a combination of Mouse Gestures and Quicksilver (or any launcher) type capabilities. Essentially, if you’re more of a mouse-jockey than the keyboard sort, this may be the application for you. I gave it a quick […] Read more »

Apple is joining in on the fun at my school – Bradley University – for the annual (I think?) student film festival tommorrow night, called “iBradley2″. They’re giving away iPods and other prizes to the best filmmakers. In addition, they’re giving away a few prizes to […] Read more »

The idea that Microsoft would ditch its own OS for the key underlying technology that powers Apple’s flagship operating system came to me in a most auspicious e-mail from a dear friend of mine, Dr. Arnold E. Handy, a well-regarded professor of gynecology, who wrote me convinced the process had already begun. Read more »

I’ll let you all in on a little secret. Actually, it’s not really a secret, just a point that most of us forget as our emotions cloud whatever issue we find ourselves getting riled over. You see, sometimes people write about something that has some potential […] Read more »

A prankster today sent fake invitations to an Apple Special Event to a seemingly large number of Mac press. The joker made use of the frequent spammer tactic of spoofing an email address, in this case, that of events@apple.com. The messages, entitled “Apple Invitation: Special Event,” […] Read more »

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of Quicksilver coverage. Periodically I start to ‘pen’ new pieces on Quicksilver here on The Apple Blog – but then I compare it to some of the other things I’ve read across these great internets and I bow to their […] Read more »

Om’s got a short but sweet interview of the Camino developers, along with a brief overview and history. What do you think? Could you see it replace your Safari in a near future? A couple of thoughts: – I wish all browser vendors would more or […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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