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Thursday, January 19, 2006


A Personal Trainer, Right In Your iPod

Is The New iMac A Cash Machine?

It costs Apple $898 to asemble the iMac before loading it with software and packing it in a box, iSupply estimates.

Apple Sees 'Pause' In Mac Sales

Apple executives confirmed Wednesday that some buyers put off Mac purchases last quarter in anticipation of new Intel-based Macs — although that slowdown was masked somewhat by strong iPod sales.

No Shine From Apple

While the just-completed quarter was a good one for Apple, the company offered disappointing results for its current period.

Buying iPods From Vending Machines

Apple Posts $565 Million Profit

On the strength of higher iPod and Macintosh sales, Apple on Wednesday posted a profit of $565 million for its fiscal 2006 first quarter. Picking up from where it left off last year, Apple once again reported the highest revenue and earnings in the company's history.


Photocasting Hyperbole

These are really the two biggest issues: lack of documentation, and a somewhat distateful and paternalistic attempt to be helpful in a way that ironically results in exactly the opposite results that one would desire — assuming that interoperability is, in fact, the goal.

Unofficial Documentation Of iPhoto 6.0 Photocasting Feeds

To sum up, the "photocasting" feature centers around a single undocumented extension element in a namespace that doesn't need to be declared. iPhoto 6 doesn't understand the first thing about HTTP, the first thing about XML, or the first thing about RSS.

The Switch. A Boy And A Powerbook

From this day on, I will not ever recommend a Dell or any other Windows computer over a Mac... I'm not going to bash Microsoft and Windows, but like Mr. Scoble, I've become an evangelist and I'm the best kind, the unpaid kind.

A Big Move By Apple

Apple's move provided a solution that could serve as a model for the emerging generation of personalized tech products and services.

Have You Looked At iTunes?

iTunes has reached the limits of its planned usefulness.

Too Much JavaScript

A Mac Wedding

For your blog-reading entertainment, I thought I'd share with you some of Andy Ihnakto's script for the event.

Why Isn't Photo Booth Free?


With Intel Inside, Apple Sets Bar For Home PCs Even Higher

Apple has raised the bar on what a home computer should be. With or without Intel, its mix of hardware and software remains the one to beat.


First Lab Tests: iMac With Intel Core Duo Processor

Intel-based iMacs are fast, but gains don't match Apple's claims.


Look Out For More "Synergy"...

... if Disney really does buy Apple, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. Steve Jobs will be the biggest individual shareholder in Disney, and we will see all sorts of Disney stuff on iTunes Music Store.

The Return Of The Middleman?

Everybody is saying, a decade ago, that the internet will kill off the middleman. Who need a middleman when the internet can easily link up the buyer and the supplier directly?

So, why is it at the age of Web 2.0 that so many companies are aiming to become the middleman? From Google (AdSense, Google Video) to Real (Rhapsody) to Audible? What's the secret sauce? DRM?

The Pro And The Con

Dori Smith: If the MacBook Pro is the machine for professionals, does that mean that the consumer-level Mac laptop will be the MacBook Con?

Random Thoughts

I live in a country where homosexual acts are illegal, and where all mass media are government-linked and pro-government, so I may be losing all the context... but why is there a debate, as far as I understand, on whether Brokeback Mountain is or is not a gay film? Isn't it just a label?

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