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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 »

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“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 »

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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 »

WordPress sucks. major posting issues. This is truncated big time – sorry. Watch for a nice, full featured video download to come… In the meantime: THE DEMO (Sorry, YouTube kinda skewed my movie a bit…) THE SETUP (Starting at the top of the Preferences items) Application: […] Read more »

Here’s the deal people. Quicksilver (get over it, Quicksilver owns me, and I will forever write about it) is one of those apps that totally changes the user experience on a mac. Stop me if you’ve heard this before… But it’s also one of those things […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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