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Tuesday, March 21, 2006


iPod Hi-Fi And Software To Help Offset Intel Transition Woes

ANalysts for MorganStanley believe volatility in Apple's shares as a result of recent component supply chain and NPD data is overblown and that the new iPod Hi-Fi and other software products should offset perceived downside that may result from the company's Intel transition.

French On To Something With iTunes Law, Say Analysts

Analysts say the French are on to something that the rest of the world has yet to figure out: It needs to set rules for this new market now or risk one or two U.S. companies taking control of online access to music, video and TV.


The Backlash Blog Entry

Here, for your edification, is Mr Pogue's amazingly prompt and comprehensive retort.

France Will Let MSFT Play iTunes — But What About Open Source Players?

This is a good step, but for me, it leaves the big question hanging; will Apple and Microsoft have to license their players to free and open source software authors?

iPod Addiction Goes Academic

The academic iPod invasion has one flaw: cost.

MagSafe Being Withheld From Third Parties?

Finding Front Row's Future

Right now, Front Row is a very simple product, and I say that as a compliment. But Front Row needs to grow to be more functional and flexible, without sacrificing too much of its basic simplicity.

XP On Your Mac? Not So Fast!

The fabled XP on Mac hack lacks the necessary driver support to control the cooling fans (more importantly, to even turn them on).


MacBook Pro And Cons

If you can afford to wait a little longer, I think you should; revised models, hopefully without the irritations, will be appearing in coming months and they might well turn out to be a better choice in the long run.

Broader iPhoto Can Do A Lot For Your Image

How To Run Windows On AN Intel Mac With Q

Q is an open source Cocoa port based on QEMU. It's bascially an x86 emulator that allows you to install Windows, Linux, or any other x86-based operating system onto a special disk image file and run it from inside of a Mac OS X window.

The Print Shop For Mac 2.0: New Layout Tools Streamline Simple Print Projects, But Fall Short For Long Documents

This is a great program for anyone who wants to create fun print projects for home, school, or small business.

Quinn 3.1.2

Quinn isn't Tetris reinvented, but it is a solid OS X game with some great embellishments. Best of all, it doesn't cost a dime.

Mac Mini Series: HD Playback Issues


Apple, It's Time To Influence Britain's Economy

The iPod is now part of Great Britain's Inflation Index.

How Do I Blog?

I was surprised this morning when my wife IM-ed me at work, asking: how do I start blogging?

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