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Rumor has it that we may be hearing about a $500 “headless” iMac at the MacWorld Expo in just a couple short weeks. It’s purpose would be to target all the windows users who are a part of the Halo Effect that’s all the buzz lately. […] Read more »

Not that Halo. The iPod’s success has drawn so many Windows PC users to the Apple brand. The Halo effect is the resulting purchase of other Apple products – namely computer systems – because people have come to love the iPod so much. It’s brilliant, and […] Read more »

Wired posted quite the interesting article about 2 men who, for six months snuck into the Apple Headquarters to write a script. 12 hours per day, 7 days a week, for 6 months, Ron Avitzur snuck into his former employer’s offices to write a Graphing Calculator […] Read more »

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I realize that kicking around John C. Dvorak is not exactly a challenge anymore. His half-baked theories regarding a PC world that moved beyond his understanding 15 years ago rarely make very much sense. However, occasionally, he uses his predictive powers on the Mac world, where […] Read more »

Arik Hesseldahl’s (of Forbes) 2005 wishlist includes a video iPod. Those who’ve followed Steve closely (what Mac Fanatic has not?) know that he’s already said he doesn’t see the iPod video product as feasible. I suppose that could be debated, but I agree with the thinking […] Read more » has a really cool post about a new Apple Patent. The Patent is for an Application referred to (by Waxy) as iTunes Producer. It’s an App to be used by recording artists/Studios/Managers (Garageband musicians?) to upload music and enter relevant metadata for each track/album. Looks […] Read more »

Reading MobileWhack’s discussion of the “iPhone,” you almost get the impression that it’s conventional wisdom that the iPod will soon be obsolete. In fact, Simon says as much: With micro hard drives like the one in the iPod mini making their way into phones, Apple’s fantastic […] Read more »

I think (hope) everyone knows how fantastic iPhoto and Graphic Converter work. This isn’t about those applications. I wanted to write about a few small image utilities/apps/whatever that you may not have heard of yet. I use these almost daily and haven’t found anything I like […] Read more »

There’s an awesome story at PacificT (the current owners of Graphing Calculator) about the history of the app. It’s written by Ron Avitzur, the guy that made it happen – skunkworks style – after the project had been canned by Apple. Very entertaining read if you […] Read more »

CNet interviewed Karl Freund, vice president of IBM eServer pSeries to find out what’s upcoming from IBM in 2005. While the focus is on IBM’s work, there’s the obvious relationship with Apple, and therefore the benefits that may be in store for Apple Computer users. Most […] Read more »

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Is the iTunes music store in trouble? Chris Gorog, CEO of Napster, sure thinks so. Napster runs on a subscription based format that allows you access to 700,000+ songs for your listening pleasure, all for only $9.95 per month. The catch is that if you want […] Read more »

So…we still want more writers. Think you got the skills to pay the bills? Then chunk us an e-mail and we’ll chat. Read more » offers baskets of iPod acessories for the hard-to-buy-for iPod owner. There are many different baskets to choose from, all offering a different selection of add-ons. Read more »

Now that we have confirmation that Apple and Motorola are partnering on a phone, I think this is a good a time as any to start dreaming. My current phone is a Treo 210. It does the phone thing, and the PDA thing, but it does […] Read more »

Apple has confirmed that it is working with motorola on what it says will be not just a phone with some version of iTunes, but a proper “accessory” to your iPod. The phone will have built in Bluetooth, and retail for around $250-$300. Read more »

200 Million songs dowloaded through iTunes Music Store. That’s a lot of Tunes. It’s reported that Ryan Alekman of Belchertown, MA is the 200 millionth download(er) with a song from “The Complete U2″ set. Steve Jobs is happy today I’m sure, as He’s definitely got the […] Read more »

Apple today released Mac OS X 10.3.7 via Software Update. This update is recomended for all users of 10.3 and provides “enhanced functionality and improved reliability”. Key enhancements include improved AFP support for saving documents with long file names, improved OpenGL technology and updated ATI and […] Read more »

According to MacDailyNews, Apple isn’t real sure what it wants to do about the next line of computers they kick out. The obvious progression would be to name them “G6″ but, General Motor’s has a new car out kindly named the Pontiac G6 and they are […] Read more »

Seattle musicians, Jeff Tolbert, has released a 106 page on making the most of GarageBand for home recording. It’s called Take Control of Recording with GarageBand. He covers topics on making the most of your current gear as well as some advice on purchasing new gear […] Read more »

MacMerc has a great article on the maintenance you should run to keep your machine in tip top running condition. Read more »

Ever want to buy songs off of the iTunes Music Store, but you don’t have a credit card? On Friday, Apple began accepting Paypal as a meathod of payment for its music store, good news for those with checking accounts but not credit cards. Also, Apple […] Read more »

Ok, it seems that you all have a lot to say about iEmulator. But, since we are all busy, Im just going to sum up all of your comments. Most of the feedback Ive received is saying that while the 30 dollar price point is great, […] Read more »

A school teacher in Orange County, CA has created his own iPod Mini ad in his spare time. He did it for fun, and has no connection (yet) with Apple Computer. The ad’s production qualities are superb, and display the kind of fanatacism that Apple products […] Read more »

Christmas season is upon us and online magazines have been musing about an “iPod Killer”. Here’s why I believe these “other guys” are looking at a sizable challenge: iPod has struck the ultimate balance of features, portability, usability and outstanding design. The “other guys” are trying […] Read more »

This guy seemingly couldn’t wait for Apple to make a tablet. As a Photographer and a Dyslexic the idea of being able to use a Tablet as a platform for showing photographs, editing, and an extension of my badly organized memory is very appealing. I had […] Read more »

Its so sweet! And geekey! So the day is almost here. I got this idea when my girlfriend fell in love with the iPod this summer after seeing my cousins´husband´s iPod in action. Great, I´ll get her one (which we both can use) for our anniversary […] Read more »

It seems that there is a new Windoze emulator out for Mac. iEmulator claims to be just as fast as Virtual PC, but are more realistic in their approach. The G4 numbers are lower than what another commercial emulator is telling me; it says my emulated […] Read more »

At a MacWorld keynote in 2000, Steve Jobs pitched the Mac as the Digital Hub, and shortly afterwards released the iPod. Now that technology has had a few years to advance, this concept is finally coming to life… The iPod was Apple’s first component of the […] Read more »

DOOM 3 for Mac was announced today to now be in Beta status, and due in Feb of 2005. Published by Aspyr, DOOM 3 is the third in an expremely popular gaming series. DOOM 3 will have a “dramatic storyline, pulse-pounding action, and incredible graphics that […] Read more »

I’ve seen a few small mentions of it. I’ve got a call in to my local Saab dealership to get details. I’ll be sure to update here if it’s true, and all the facts (car models supported, cost, setup, etc) – and hopefully pictures once I […] Read more »

Newtons around the world is a Newton community that has taken pictures of its members with thier newtons at locations all over the globe. Read more »

O’Reilly has released two new “fan books” for users of Apples portable line. The Powerbook Fan Book and iBook Fan Book are geared toward newer users, as opposed to most of O’Reilly’s other books, which are written for powerusers. Read more »

Reportedly, Oracle has begun running Apple’s Xserve RAID servers within their technology infrastructure. Citing a cost savings by 3 times, per megabyte. That turns into huge savings when Oracle plans to expand anywhere from 50 to 100 terabytes of Apple’s RAID storage systems. Oracle continues to […] Read more »

No more Combo Drives (CD Burner/DVD ROM) in Apple Notebooks at some point in 2005? As notebook sales heat-up, there’s a competitive edge to offering DVD Burners as standard equipment. Look for Apple to start on this course sometime, problably mid 2005. My thought is that […] Read more »

The Mac Mind has confirmed the coming of a Flash iPod. (Apparently from an tipster, and then confirmed by an Apple source.) Sounds like it’s about half the size of a business card (height-wise at least), no screen (um, interesting…), and sounds as if it’ll be […] Read more »

If you’ve got a lot (1 or more) servers that you connect to from your OS X machine, you’ve probably been frustrated that it’s not simpler to keep that server or servers saved for the next time you need them. Sure, the Finder will save the […] Read more »

iTunes Music Store has been huge for digital music for purchase and download – that’s no secret. But as more and more people flock to purchasing their music via direct download stores, they’re missing one very tangible part of the CD-buying experience: The Cover art/Booklet. Well […] Read more »

Troll Touch has introduced a new touchscreen adapter for Powerbooks. Simply place the SlipCOVER over your screen, and plug it into a free USB port. Viola! You now have a touch screen Powerbook. I personally have never been a huge fan of touchscreens. No matter what […] Read more »

Many pundits are spending large amounts of energy putting down the mostly symbiotic relationship between Apple and the RIAA, materialized in the form of the iTunes Music Store. Read more »

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