Mac news for Mac people

Tuesday, May 3, 2005


Apple Bumps eMac Line To 1.42GHz

Oh, My Handsome Prints

the transition from analog to digital is especially hard for visual artists. Musicians and writers went digital long ago, attracted by the ease of input and output. But people who have spent their lives sloshing chemicals in the darkroom seem to find it difficult to embrace Photoshop and inkjet printers. Enter Phil Bard.

Tiger Will Boost Apple Over The 4 Percent Threshold

The merrill Lynch company has declared in a report published a few days ago that it expecs Apple to ensure a four percent market share in the United States for the computer systems.

Think Belligerent

Steve Jobs will do anything to protect his precious secrets. So he's suing Apple's biggest fans. Inside the Mac daddy's battle with the rumor blogs.

Tiger Bugs Break Networking Software

Some enterprise networking software developers have discovered that their products are not compatible with Apple's new "Tiger" operating system, and are recommending that their customers hold off on upgrading to Tiger.

'Government Computer News' Picks FileMaker Pro

Government Computer News (GCN) has honored FileMaker Pro 7 with its "Reviewer's Choice" award as the top desktop database software in the April 25, 2005 issue, beating Microsoft Access 2003, Alpha Five Version 6 and Corel Paradox 11.

iTMS Offers 30 Free Songs With Airport Express Purchase

Apple wants you to Free your Music and get free songs.

iPod Blurs Wall Street's Vision Of Tiger

While the stock market seems to have iPods in its eyes, some analysts see growth potential in Tiger, however.

Apple Enhances Remote Desktop

Apple Delivers 2.0GHz iMac G5

Apple on Tuesday announced an update to its consumer-level imac G5, which includea a 2.0GHz G5 processor, built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.

Georgia County Outfits Students With iBooks

Finally, Apple's iTunes Arrives

Sometime in the next few weeks, Apple will finally unveil the local version of its hugely successful iTunes store.

It's No Party

Apple may have let its Tiger loose from its cage, but its stock price certainly isn't roaring.

Apple Tries To Recover In The Classroom

As Apple has discovered, school districts treat prospective large-scale purchases ginerly, and sometimes unpredictably.

Firm Expects Apple To Grab 4% US Market Share

Merrill Lynch believes Tiger sales could top $100 million in its first quarter of release, consistent with an earlier analyst report that suggested first quarter Tiger sales could possibly double that of Panther.

Apple Releases QuickTime Broadcaster 1.5


Mr. Jobs' Wild Ride

Apple's passion for control can devolve rapidly into behavior that threatens the user-friendly image it's labored so long to construct.

Extra! Extra! Tiger Headlines Roar!

Apple's codename for the new version of OS X clearly inspired headline writers to dust off a few of their favorite cat expressions.

A Bruise For Apple's Reputation

Apple's recent and clumsy attempts to control what people write about it is a startling corporate misstep, and already is eording much of its considerable good will.

Apple Vs Dell Monitor

Apple hardware win awards, and Dell wonder why nobody likes their DJ player.

How To Stay Organized (Without Really Trying)

A chaotic mass of files in our Documents folders may scare us, until we're really up and running with Spotlight, and we stop even needing to look in our Documents folders. Can you imagine that? I'm willing to try it. How about you?


Meet Automator

At long last, anyone can program the Mac.

Introducing Dashboard

Spotlight On Spotlight

Spotlight works so well that the idea of filing email, files, and other data will eventually disappear — but not quite yet.

Evaluating The Tiger Installation Process

Looking Into The Eye Of The Tiger

Should you upgrade, and if so, when?

Apple's Fastest Power Mac Yet Is A Barnburner

In a world: Awesome.

Reindexing Spotlight

Open the Spotlight system preference, click the Privacy tab, click the plus button, and add the volume you want to reindex. Wait five minutes, select the volume in the pirvacy area, and click the minus button to remove it.

Implementing CSS (Part 1)

One of the most interesting problems (to me at least) in browser layout engines is how to implement a style system that can determine the style information for elements on a page efficiently.

Tiger Bits: Safari's Private Browsing

My take: Porn mode.


Early Warning System: MyAppleMenu Going On Hiatus... Again

Next week, I'll be visiting Guangzhou, China, for work. This site will have minimal updates then, if at all.

Reasons/excuses: I may not have the free time to maintain this web site. Even if I have free time, I may not have internet access. Even if I have the access, I may not have access to tools such as Google News and Bloglines.

G3 Beer Server

Since it is using the out-dated but yet so-cool G3 processor, the beer stays cold. :-)

Rumor Of The Day: iPods By HP

According to sources sourced by Paul Thurrott, HP will be selling the entire range of iPods soon, prompting Paul to ask, "why?"

Eudora, Cocoa Edition

Everyone's favorite poster-child of Mac-application-with-interesting-user-interface, Eudora, is being converted from carbon to cocoa. Tenative release date: fall 05.


Next-Generation Xbox To Be Media Hub

Microsoft's next-generation Xbox gaming console will be more of a digital entertainment hub than its predecessor, making it even more of a PC hybrid than ever, Bill Gates told a meeting of business journalists on Monday.

Microsoft Puts IE Enhancements On Fast Track

Microsoft is not waiting for the next version of Windows to ship before it makes changes to improve the security of some key components such as Internet Explorer, which will see a significant security upgrade in its next release.

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