Mac news for Mac people

Sunday, July 2, 2006


Falling Out Of Love With iPod?

Apple's iPod portable music player may be losing its luster among consumers, even in England, some analysts say.


Canaries In The Mac OS X And Red Hat Coal Mines?

The Amazing Auto-Muting Headphone Jack

When I pulg in my headphones, the volume icon in the menubar suddenly unmutes.


Making Promises

If I am a shareware/freeware software developer, I will be very hesitant to publish any form of roadmap of what my software will become in years ahead. Sure, I'll probably aim to be transparent — I'm fixing this bug, I'm adding that feature. But roadmap? Not really.

Why is that? Because I feel that as a user, I should always assume that there will not be a next versioin of the software. The software developer might die from a horrible accident. The development shop might close shop because somebody sued it for patent infringement. Or the earth might crash into the sun. If I work in an IT department, I should always plan for what I have now, rather from what I have in three years' time.

As such, I am really on two-sides regarding Apple's secrecy. I see nothing wrong, although I would very much like to see what's next in the iPod and MacBook world.

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