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A quick note on Apple’s In Ear Headphones, many people have bought them and quickly came to the conclusion that they were horrifically bad. However, the secret is that you just have to shove these things right IN your ears (not too far, I’m not trying […] Read more »

One thing I did when I was planning my trip to MacWorld was plan for how I was going to handle internet access in the hotel room. I’d stayed at the King George Hotel off of Union Square before for WWDC and had liked it, so […] Read more »

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The innovations and potential uses for the Mini Mac are running wild since it’s announcement earlier this week. One of the more interesting ideas comes from car-modders. They’ve taken notice that the size of the Mini Mac makes it ideal for fitting into a DIN slot […] Read more »

Here’s a software quickie for everyone. If you’ve ever looked at your hard drive and wondered, “where the heck did all my gigabytes go?” then JDiskReport is just what you need. It’s a freeware java app (that’s actually available on OS X & Windows) that gives […] Read more »

As Steve put it, Tiger will be here “…long before Longhorn”. I loved that (though was dismayed at the failure to give a hard release date – oh well). Longhorn was originally slated for…last year. It’s still almost 2 years out at last count. (read Wired’s […] Read more »

Apparently those early adopters in the UK who ordered the iPod Shuffle on Tuesday have had thier orders shipped! This begs the question, "Where the hell is mine!?". Related Products: Apple 512 MB iPod Shuffle MP3 Player Read more »

Digitimes has an article giving the timeline of the Apple hardware line. Apparently, Quanta Computer has signed a deal with Apple to begin shipping the new Powerbooks sometime in Q2. This would coincide nicely with WWDC. Oddly though, this comes after Apple describing a G5 Powerbook […] Read more »

Man, Griffin must have emptied their cupboard of cool product ideas and brought them all to MacWorld, as I ran across Griffin’s new TuneJuice today. TuneJuice is an inexpensive alternative to the rechargeable battery packs that some manufacturers are already selling for the iPod. Where others, […] Read more »

Those with iPods are probably already familiar with the Griffin iTrip, or one of its counterparts, and know that you can use it to stream your iPod’s music over a nearby FM radio. Now Griffin has taken that same idea and applied it to Macs and […] Read more »

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Merlin Mann has a terrific weblog called 43Folders that’s GTD (Getting Things Done) centric, but also heavily favoring Apple’s OS X. There are non-Apple readers of the site, but mostly things revolve around Macs. Great reading when you’re through with TheAppleBlog. ;) Anyway, like many groups, […] Read more »

PC users like PCs. They enjoy using them, building them, tweaking them. Some may even develop a special liking for a certain machine. Mac users on the other hand, love Macs. We feel a connection to every peice of hardware and software. It speaks to us, […] Read more »

Seen the various WiFi detectors floating around the Expo floor? Intego has one, Marware has one, and other manufacturers are getting into the act. But they all seem to share one limitation: they don’t really show anything besides an open network’s signal and what general direction […] Read more »

Looks like Creative Technology thinks Apple’s new flash MP3 player is out dated and a joke. Sim Wong Hoo, Creative’s CEO, says that Shuffle is was “a big let down” to him. Creative has less than half of the market share that Apple has in the […] Read more »

I now present, for your reading delight, The Blog of Steve Jobs. It seems that he and I share some similar opinions about communism and the head of M$. EDIT: At the very bottom, it says, “a parody”. But I’m not sure…wouldn’t Steve have sued them […] Read more »

In the past week or so, we have seen keynote speeches from both Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs, and Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. Gates’s CES keynote was filled with negative comments, including his comparison of “free culture” advocates to communists. Job’s speech, on the other hand, […] Read more »

Reading (more and more all the time) about the Mac Mini, a thought just hit me. With all the new Mac users this machine will attract, these previous windows users will have one litte niggle to get used to right off the bat: There’s no eject […] Read more »

Wired’s got a cool article about the insanity the iPod Shuffle caused at the conclusion of Steve’s Keynote yesterday. …at the close of his Macworld keynote address at Moscone Center, Apple CEO Steve Jobs had said he’d “heard a rumor” that the iPod shuffle was available […] Read more »

Can you tell me what’s wrong with this picture? Ok, maybe it’s just my interpretation of this Ad image. But what is the girl looking at? There’s no screen on the iPod Shuffle. Plus, with only 5 buttons (which come in a very common configuration) I […] Read more »

The first issue of Free Software Magazine is out and one of the first articles is on the ecology of Mac OS X. THis is a walk through about OS X, the options open to developers and why this makes it such a cooll platform to […] Read more »

Ordered your Mac Mini yet? I have, but I’ve got the same problem I always have with Apple computers, only this time with no alternative. See, the Mac Mini comes with just 256MB RAM, that really isn’t a lot for OS X and most people are […] Read more »

The Mac Mini is what the Cube should have been: small footprint, cheap, powerful and bring your own peripherals. One thing the Mini isn’t is user-upgradable and this is something to keep in mind when you’re buying it. The new Mac Mini has SuperDrive, AirPort Extreme […] Read more »

This report may seem a little scattered, due to my trying to type as fast as I could as the keynote progressed. It looks like the rumors were mainly right on, especially with the Mac Mini and the flash-based iPod Shuffle. Steve’s out on stage. He’s […] Read more »

Now that Steve has ushered-in this new era for Apple in the form of the Mac Mini, those of us who already know/love/use Apple computers have a duty to fulfill. So many people will be flocking to this new low-priced Apple, to try it out for […] Read more »

A new version of iTunes is avaiable via software update. Check it out. Read more »

No, the Mac Mini is not a major powerhouse (though it’s got a faster cpu than my 17″ powerbook!), but it’s got potential. I’m just messing around here, but think of the possibilities… A “Big Mac Mini” cluster….hm, cool idea at least, maybe not hugely functional […] Read more »

The Keynote Stream is up! Watch it! Read more »

Well we didn’t get the on-the-spot, live iChat coverage we were hoping for (no wifi available to our ‘reporters’ there). BUT, all the dozens of folks who dropped in and made it a party were great about posting the updates as they came. Chris and Dan […] Read more »

Steve Jobs announces iLife ’05, the Year of HD, the Mac Mini, and the iPod Shuffle Here are my quick notes taken from the keynote speech today – please forgive the abbreviated format and lack of formatting in some descriptions, but I was typing quickly to […] Read more »

CNBC will be speaking to Steve Jobs sometime in the coming hour. Check it out! Read more »

Wow! Rumours have turned into beautiful fact! The mini iMac, iWork, Keynote 2, iPod Shuffle, iPhone! This is going to be an amazing year for apple. Read more »

Allow me to be the first to admit: Not only was I wrong, I was spectacularly wrong! Though I could try to win on a technicality, my prediction that the $500 Mac wasn’t going to occur now looks like a colossal error of judgment on my […] Read more »

live updates as we get them: – - – - Yes we know we screwed up on the shuffle pic, it was an error. We have sooo many links floating around. – Shuffle shipping TODAY! – We will have pics of mini iMac and Shuffle ASAP […] Read more »

One thing to watch out for, for first-time MacWorld attendees, is making sure the color-coding on your badge and badgeholder match. Noticing a problem at the registration desk will save you trouble later. The MacWorld organizers were a little disorganized today with badges and it took […] Read more »

In a recent photo essay done by a photography who was able to spend some time with President Bush in his daily routines, he snagged a picture of President Bush sporting a 4th generation iPod. Read more »

Here are some specs of the new flash iPod that were leaked to sources. It will hold 240 songs and will have no screen. It will play unlisted tracks either in a set order or randomly. The slogan for the new iPod is “240 songs a […] Read more »

Well, I’ve seen some creepy things in my day…and this my friends is one of them. DecalGirl has found the need to make a Human Skin cover for the iPod mini. And at only $6.99 you can’t really beat covering your iPod in synthetic human skin. Read more »

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