Mac news for Mac people

Friday, December 10, 2004


Apple Stakes Bethesda Row Claim

Apple picked Washington for its first-ever retail store three years ago. It is opening it's 100th store in this area too.

Microsoft Delivers Blow To Mac Users

Mac users are unlikely to see Video or webcam functionality [in Microsoft's MSN Messenger] for at least another several years due to compatibility issues.

'Podcast' Your World

Digital technology for iPod does for radio what blogs did for the Internet.

Apple: Widget Writers Wanted

Apple is hoping the possibility of winning a free iPod will prompt developers to start writing widgets — small Mac programs that will run in the next version of Mac OS X.


My Apple Shop-Within-A-CompUSA Experience

Don't count out your local CompUSA. There are a few Apple-educated people working there.

Security Issues Plague Windows-Based PCs, Impairing Ease Of Use

In terms of ease of use, Apple has opened a greater lead over Microsoft than at any time since the late 1980s.

You Know You Migght Be A Mac User If

Ask a typical business Mac user to tell you about his or her computer, and they'll usually talk mainly about the application software they use. Ask a PC user the same question, and you usually get about equal numbers of people who first tell you which Windows variant they have and people who focus on the megas — whether bytes or hertz.

Analysis: Will Subscriptions Drown Out iTunes?

Competitors may be lining up to take on Apple. But pardon the company if it's not exactly fretting about the growing number of subscription services gunning for its business.


Audio Converters: Lynx Studio Technology L22, Metric Halo ULN-2

Railroad Tycoon 3: Expansive Strategy Game Rides The Rails

Railroad Tycoon 3 is unquestionably the best of the Tycoon series. I wholeheartedly recommend it to strategy fans.

Airburst Extreme: Fast-Paced Game Earns 'Extreme' Moniker

Airburst Extreme outdoes its predecessor in every way. The action is fast, furious, and fun. What are you waiting for?

Gear Guide: Gadgets For Office Workers And Photographers

Apple iPod Mini Is Gadget Of Year

The mini can sometimes be very difficult to find because of all the demand. Be patient. Apple's making them as fast as they can. It's worth the wait. The mini rocks.

iPod Gift Week: Stocking Stuffers

Portable Protection

It's a rough-and-tumble world out there. So your spotless new iBook, PowerBook, or iPod won't stay that way for long unless you adopt some prophylactic tactics. Here are a few options.

The Trip: Gadgets Get Graded

The iPod looks really, really cool. And that's all that really matters.

Music To The Eyes

iPod photo is beautifully crafted and a pleasure to use.

Keynote Is No. 1 With A Bullet

Apple programs are seldom about letting experts do everything. More often, they're designed to let people who are less than experts do an awful lot easily. Keynote fits this model.


The Awards Keep Coming In

Apple's iMac G5 is the best product of the year over at Fortune.

Congrats And Good Luck

Dan Gillmor, from San Jose Mercury News, is leaving for a new job to work on citizen-journalism. Good luck, and I'm pretty sure we're going to hear great things from him real soon.

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