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Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Apple A-Quiver Over iPod Vibrator Copyright Clash

There Are Now Two iPods In Space

Not one, but two iPods on the International Space Station.

iTunes Interest Climbs As One Analyst Cliams Falling Sales

Two separate reports offer contrasting opinion on the health of the digital music market.

iTunes Sales 'Collapsing'

The leading DRM digital download service, Apple's iTunes, has experienced a collapse in sales revenues this year according to analyst company Forrester Research. While the iTunes service saw healthy growth for much of the period, since January the monthly revenue has fallen by 65 per cent, with the average transaction size falling 17 per cent.

Apple's Number Of 'New-To-Mac' Buyers Growing

A recent survey of twenty Apple Specialist retailers shows that approximately 25 percent of customers buying Macs are new to the platform and that the figure is likely to keep rising due to the iPod "halo effect" and Apple's Boot Camp software.

QuickTime Issues Still Plague Websites

Similar to the issues that allowed the MySpace worm to parade through the popular social networking site, another flaw in Apple's QuickTime can be exploited.

Aperture 1.5.2 Update Is Out

iPod Is A Piece Of Art

If you think your iPod is a piece of art, you're not alone.


Apple's iPhone... Can It Fail?

The Real Week Of Independent Mac Developers

Rather than support gimmicks such as MacHeist that hurt the independent Mac software platform why not directly support shareware developers so they earn the full amount of money for all their hard work?

What's Behind Apple's Pro Video Spending Spree?

What may be even more interesting for professionals and consumers alike will be the trickle down of Silicon Color and Proximity technology into the entire Pro Apps line-up down the road.

Chasing The iPhone

It's enough to make you crazy.

Microsoft Rips Off Apple's Workgroup Manager Icon

Stock Blogger Should Stick To Stock In Trade


Ambrosia Has Plenty Of Tasty Features

Having used its utilities and games for a long time, I assure you that every Ambrosia product I've ever used displays an exceptional level of care and craftsmanship.

Apple MacBook 13-Inch White (Core 2 Duo)

Among budget laptops, the Apple MacBook 13-inch white (Core 2 Duo) is one of the best. It's ideal for novice users, college students, and frequent travelers who are looking for something that's easyon the wallet and looks absolutely fabulous.


More Vista, Less Leopards

APC Magazine: Researchers have discovered that Apple's new operating system will create 0 new jobs when it is launched early next year. This research stands in sharp contrast to the findings of an industry report that Vista release will create 100,000 new jobs in tech support and help desk positions.


notMac For Your Mac

Remember the days before Boot Camp and Parallel? There was a cash prize awarded to the hacker who successfuly create a way for Windows to boot on the shiny new Intel Mac.

Now, another cash prize is up, to be awarded to the first person who "create[s] a free replacement to dotMac's client-based services that's easy enough for a first-time mac user to install and so fully and transparently integrated that a long-time dotMac user wouldn't notice the difference."

Illuminous: Starts With 'Ill'

Could the super-duper secret features in Leopard yet-to-be-unveiled, as promised by Steve Jobs back in WWDC 06, be a change in UI?

The latest rumor: Illuminous, the successor to Aqua. No details yet, but if this is true, application developers who've designed their applications using non-standard UI components will have to start preparing for a larger workload come this spring.


Windows Development Chief: 'I Would Buy A Mac If I Didn't Work For Microsoft'

Longtime Windows development chief James Allchin wrote in a January 2004 e-mail to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and company co-founder Bill Gates that the software vendor had "lost sight" of customers' needs and said he would buy a Mac if he wasn't working for Microsoft.

Desperately Seeking Zune

"Searching for Zune devices," it said, promisingly. I waited, hopeful. "No nearby Zune devices found, or nearby devices have wireless turned off."

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