Opera 10.63: An Old Workhorse Gets an Update

Opera Software released version 10.63 of their flagship browser on Tuesday, with another round of tweaks, enhancements and bug fixes. Being a consummate Opera fan, I wasted no time checking it out Opera in both Snow Leopard and on my old G4 PowerBook running Tiger.…

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Fake: A Programmable Browser for OS X

Does the Mac community need another Web browser? Probably not if we're talking conventional browsers, as there's a luxury of choices already available: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and a gaggle of others. But Fake is different, and it could just be the time-saver you're looking for.…

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The Case for a Modular MacBook

My main computer for the past 19 months has been a Core 2 Duo unibody MacBook. It's fast, has an excellent LED backlit display, is quiet and reliable. Nevertheless I still log some three to four hours per day on average with my 10-year-old Pismo PowerBooks.…

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Browser Choice Thins For Power PC Mac Users

It's looking like Firefox version 3.6 may well be the end of the road for Power PC holdout fans of Mozilla.org's flagship web browser. In a posting on Tuesday, Mozilla affirmed: "the likely outcome is that we will not be supporting PPC [PowerPC] for Firefox 4."…

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Apple Buys Exclusive Rights Metal Alloy Technology

Apple has closed a deal to access all the intellectual property of LiquidMetal Technologies regarding an amorphous, non-crystalline, metal alloy with unique atomic structures that can be used to create products that are stronger, lighter, and harder than is possible with alloys of titanium or aluminum.…

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Snow Leopard: This Cat Has Fleas

After nearly a year in release, Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard still seems to still be a work in progress. I keep trying to upgrade to Snow Leopard, but always end up back with Leopard for a number of reasons including bugs and hardware stress.…

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Is Apple a Cult, a Religion or a Brand?

A university professor friend and recent platform-switcher jestingly refers to "the Church of the Mac." He's become an enthusiastic Mac evangelist and is perceiving some loose parallels. My learned friend is far from unique in drawing analogies between computer platform affinities and religion.…

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Will the MacBook Air Survive?

The biggest speculative conundrum for Mac laptop watchers is, "Whither the MacBook Air?" It's been over a year since the Air received its last refresh, and the puzzler is whether it will be getting another or just be allowed to fade away from relevance through neglect.…

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