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Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Roxio Debuts Popcorn 2 With iPod Export

Perps Beware: 'Jacking Macs' Could Prove Hazardous

"It's a car alarm for your notebook computer," said Randy Green, the creator of the iAlertU alarm system. Any joustling of the computer will set a siren to wailing and the computer screen to flashing.

It Had To Be Simply Red: Prescott Reveals All After Joining iPod Party

His critics may brand him a political dinosaur from a different age. But in one sense at least, [UK Deputy Prime Minister] John Prescott can claim to be at the cutting edge of new technology: he secretly listens to music on an iPod nano.

Coreaudiovisual: Fast Finish At Fashion Week

"It's incomprehensible to think how we would have done it without Aperture. We wouldn't even have been able to look at that many shots, let alone organize them and make selects, in teh time we had."

Kirk Dianda & Rob Dyrdek: Takin' It To The Streets

"We wouldn't have been able to do this project without our Apple tools... You don't think twice about it: it's the easiest, the best, and what we have always done."

Macworld Expo Reports 7 Percent Attendance Increase

Blizzard Reassures Mac Gamers Following Boot Camp

"We have a recognized track record of native Mac OS support, and we have no plans to break with that tradition."


I Want A Dual-DRM iPod

Your choice in music shouldn't be based on the brand of your player.

It's The Little Things...

Sometimes it's the little things that count.

Me And My iPod

What Is Wrong With The Press And Apple?

When Will This "TV" Thing Finally Catches On?

Why is watching TV on a portable device somehow a pathetic attempt to fill every second of my sad life, but reading a book or newspaper or whatever magazine happens to be lying in front of me is a zesty, lusty, go-for-the-gusto cabaret of an existence?

No Magic Bullet For The Mac

Apple's key to success will be taking hte long-term view and keeping a steady supply of slick programs and interesting hardware rolling out of Cupertino. Market share will never change overnight but every little success of Apple's add up.

Quick-n-Dirty Price Comparison


XP-On-Mac Benchmarks

XP-running Macs give PCs a run for their money.

Islands Mini Golf 1.4


How To Make Dual Boot Acceptable

If Apple isn't going to do emulation or virtualization of Windows within Mac OSX — and I'm not convinced they are going to do this in Mac OS X 10.5 — then a proper hibernation support in OS X is essential for this Boot Camp dual boot thing to work. Pausing my workspace in OS X is acceptable. Shutting down my workspace in OS X in order for me to use Microsoft Money (for example) is not.

Really, I cannot remember the last time I intentionally shut down my iBook. Last week I had to restart my Mac because the Finder and the Dock is behaving funky (read: crashed), but I really cannot remember the last time I intentionally choose the "Shut down" menu item from the Apple menu.

A proper hibernation feature in the operating system is not difficult to do. In fact, Apple is almost there in the current version of OS X, if I understand correctly. Heck, even Windows XP have this feature, so how hard can it be? :-) If Apple hasn't already implemented this feature in 10.5, it's time for them to do it so that they have something to show in August.

Virtual PC, According To The Scobleizer

Robert Scoble, Microsoft technical evangelist: Our Mac group at Microsoft is working on Virtual PC for the Mac. The next version, if they can get it all running, should run at lot faster... You should get pretty good performance... [But] things like games might not run best on it.

Rumor Today: Colors Are Back, Baby!

AppleInsider is speculating that colors other than black and white will grace the iBooks — er, MacBooks, once again.

Reality Distortion Field Still Working? Check!

"Everyone ought to listen to Dylan."

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