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How great would it be if Apple were to offer a Tiered Referral program on sales of their computers? We’ve all probably helped show a friend or two (or several…) the light by bringing them to the Apple platform. Now wouldn’t it be cool to get […] Read more »

This morning, Apple released a software update for Apple TV owners which added the ability to access YouTube videos, in addition to content already present in iTunes. Not one to wait around, I installed it immediately, and it works well, but I can already see limitations […] Read more »

Alumnus of The Apple Blog, Chris Holland, is back to ranting about his tech-mistress, SIP. And although the concept may sound far-fetched at the onset, the idea at the core is pure genius, and in this writer’s opinion, has Apple written all over it. Chris postulates […] Read more »

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Last night, I made Safari my default Web browser in Windows. With any luck, I won’t be turning back to Internet Explorer or Firefox any time soon. But while some initial issues with the beta version of Safari 3 have been well-documented, including security and font […] Read more »

Ars reports that AT&T stores will be closing early on June 29th in order to setup and prepare for the 6pm launch of the iSecondComing, er, iPhone. There will be nice velvet ropes to que the eager techies into the stores and handle sales on a […] Read more »

Anyone who’s been using a Mac for a few months has probably noticed that there is a glut of text editors available for the OS X platform. If you’re in the web/design category, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the similar situation of too many FTP client options. […] Read more »

Well we launched the brand-spankin’ new TAB this evening. The transition was relatively flawless…which is always a plus. I’ll have a full writeup in the morning about new features and what not, so look for that. In the meantime, if you notice any bugs/browser quirks/etc, please […] Read more »

A huge thanks goes to Dan Moren at MacUser for posting this tip. I was literally looking for this method over the weekend when I right clicked on an image file and Finder took FOOOREEEVER to show my [crapton of] ‘Open With…’ options. Most commonly, as […] Read more »

At some Apple stores, like the new one at Park Meadows in Lone Tree Colorado, it’s pretty much the rule that your AT&T – and probably most other carriers – phone will get no usable service coverage. That’s the case when I wander in with my […] Read more »

Just some quick TAB news here. Tonight we’ll be pushing the new version of TAB live. We have a new design, new logo, and a few new features all ready to go. The site will be down for a few hours while we push everything live […] Read more »

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Apple has already upgraded its yet-unreleased iPhone. They announced this morning a battery capable of 8 hours of talk time, and over 10 days of standby time. Additionally, the previously plastic touch-screen is now optical-quality glass for better clarity and durability. Straight from the mouth of […] Read more »

The folks at Missing Sync sent out an email over the weekend to announce some updates to their line of PDA and Smartphone syncing software. While users of Palm devices may be glad to hear that Missing Sync for Palm version 6 has been released, that […] Read more »

Services are a part of OS X that many users either don’t even know about, or forget to use. They are a powerful bunch of actions that you can apply to your workflow – mostly in cases where you’re working with text. In this Screencast, I’ll […] Read more »

UPDATE: Alright, NOW you can sign up on plasq.com for an opportunity to get into the Skitch Beta program. UPDATE: I guess in my excitement, I jumped the gun a tad:My apologies! The update and goodness I wrote below is – at the moment – intended […] Read more »

A year ago I wrote that Apple should wait on iLife ’07. Here we are, and I have to wonder did it work? I mean, Steve Jobs did comment on considering the wait!* I thought I would take a minute to reevaluate this post, and reflect […] Read more »

&D.K. just sent me an email with a video he posted showing a design proposal for an eBook reader. The idea is that the hardware (which would look/feel like a book) makes use of the iPod and iTunes store for getting content. Read more »

Wow those guys work fast! No sooner did Steve announce the availability of Safari 3 beta, and there’s an update for 1Passwd to work with it! Awesome response guys! 1Passwd is a fantastic utility that saves all your passwords and unifies them across your many OS […] Read more »

Derik at MacUser points out that VMware is driving hard to the net in regards to the virtualization battle with Parallels. If you pre-order the 1.0 version now (which is expected by end of August) you get the normally $79 license for just $39. Sweet deal […] Read more »

Glenn Wolsey points out that the Design Awards have been named for WWDC 2007. You can see them by category, here. A quick rundown: Delicious Library 2 goes home with the Best Leopard Application award – can’t wait to get a look at that piece of […] Read more »

Apple shed a little light today, on the lack of ZFS appearing on the Leopard information pages. It seems that ZFS will not be the default file system in Leopard – this much we’ve already deduced. But how exactly will Apple be supporting it? is only […] Read more »

Apple is making new versions of audiobooks available in order to resolve the problem for those users who recently downloaded an Audiobook from the iTunes Store to find it unplayable on their iPod or not appearing in the Audiobooks category of their iTunes Library. Users are […] Read more »

So the argument goes that we saw a lot of eye candy from the Keynote yesterday, but there was a lack of useful features – of substance. In order from disagreement with this position, to moderate agreement, I present you the list of features. First off, […] Read more »

So I’m a fairly hardcore Backpack (aff) user. I use it heavily for both business and personal things and I’d bit a disorganized mess without it. Unfortunately, as with most web applications, when you’re disconnected from the internet (whether traveling or just having trouble finding a […] Read more »

The past few Apple events have resulted in many people griping openly about the Keynote Speeches. I’m not sure at what point everyone put their cranky pants on and decided that the Keynote had to hit an imaginary bar in order to give them happiness, but […] Read more »

The Apple Blog is at WWDC 2007 right now and will be doing our best to bring you live coverage here in this blog post. Stay tuned…. (Eddie Hargreaves is onsite, and Nick Santilli is transcribing comments) 2 minute warning: Standard pre-keynote music is playing: Gnarls […] Read more »

So obviously Leopard is on everyone’s mind with The Keynote just hours away. I know I’ve been waiting to see more of this cat for much longer than I like to admit. But as we’ve gotten closer and closer to WWDC, I’ve found more interest building […] Read more »

The worlds of downloadable music and downloadable video are two very different beasts. While downloading a track for $.99 or an album for $9.99 to keep forever from iTunes makes sense, downloading a film for $9.99 or $12.99 makes less sense, as most consumers will watch […] Read more »

Well, I promised an update to the events of this coming week in the world of Apple, and indeed a number of things have happened recently… Updated hardware Apple updated the Macbook Pro earlier than expected, with some of the key features that were rumored, so […] Read more »

When Adobe announced Creative Suite 3, GoLive was absent from the lineup. But Adobe promised to continue development of the application for a Spring 2007 release, and today they’ve kept that promise. GoLive 9 is now immediately available for for purchase as an electronic software download […] Read more »

TiVo owners who have connected their Series2 boxes to their home network have been able to play their iTunes library on their TV ever since TiVo released the Home Media Option in 2003. But it was limited to MP3 files until a hack was discovered to […] Read more »

One week from today, Steve Jobs will be getting on stage to reveal some new developments in the world of the Mac, as well as showing developers how to take advantage of them. Here’s a quick roundup of what we’ve seen so far, and I’ll be […] Read more »

Apple released several commercials on Sunday touting the features of the iPhone. They can be viewed on the Apple web site. “Calamari” shows how to search for local restaurants; “Never Been an iPod” demonstrates album searching, watching videos, and taking a call; and “How To” shows […] Read more »

Those of you who thought Apple would sell straight AAC files without any form of personalization may have to think again. Erica Sadun at O’Reilly is suggests that the DRM-free AAC files Apple is selling through iTunes Plus may use a form of steganography. No, that’s […] Read more »

On my daily quest to look for Apple gear that I need but will ultimately end up not buying, I found this evening that Apple had redesigned the graphic leading to the Special Deals section of their online store – which was my tip off that […] Read more »

Quicksilver does an awful lot of things from the keyboard, but accessing windows that have been minimized isn’t typically in the cards. While some of you may choose to hide your application windows when not using them, I’m still of the camp that minimizes them – […] Read more »

After seeing some screenshots of YouTube officially supported by the Apple TV, I think Apple may be readying the iTunes Store for the Apple TV.  According to Apple’s press release, you will also be able to search for specific videos and you can even log-in to […] Read more »

With the release of iTunes Plus (Geez, Apple, could you have waited much later in May?) iTunes users can now decide whether they’re interested in DRM-free single tracks for an additional 30¢. But it’s DRM-free albums that are far more interesting to me. When the iTunes […] Read more »

This is by no means a new bit of software, but I’ve finally had a reason to use it, and I couldn’t be more blown away. Synergy (not to be confused with the iTunes control app by Wincent) is more or less a software-based KVM switch…except […] Read more »

When I first read through this marketing program from Microsoft, I didn’t quite get it. The fact that Microsoft has a Mac Business Unit threw me there for a moment – why would they be touting Geniuses…? Then it dawned on me that it’s a seemingly […] Read more »

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