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Saturday, February 24, 2007


Is Apple In Alcatel-Lucent's Crosshairs?

Apple's licensing of MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology from Fraunhofer IIS and THOMSON multimedia could spell trouble for Apple if the Alcatel-Lucent vs. Microsoft verdict yesterday stands after appeal by Microsoft.

Steve Jobs Angers Teachers

AirPort Extreme On USB Device Support

It supports drives formatted as HFS+, FAT16, FAT32. AirPort's NAS will not work with multiple partitiions on a single drive.

Cisco, Apple Quiet On Future Collaborations

Cicso Systems and Apple have agreed to share the "iPhone" name, but both companies are tightlipped about what future products might come from the resulting deal to collaborate on "interoperability" between the companies' products.

Study; Consumers Balking At iPhone's Price

Consumers aren't willing to pay what Apple may ask for the iPhone, but if the price drops they'll switch their mobile service to AT&T in order to get it, according to a results of a survey.


Supporting Shareware Developers - Grumblers And Recalcitrants

Support your local shareware developer. He or she is the one who makes the programs the big guys will never release; the one who rolls in the features you request without having to get a focus group together; the one who provides the little ideas that make your Mac do so much more. He or she is the future of Mac software, and the person who makes the Mac such a useful computer.

Can't Hear Your Utopian Vision Over The Sound Of My iPod

Doctorow's strident war against DRM certainly has a goal the Macalope agrees with. But while the horny one is not naive about the motivations behind Jobs' statement, he also doesn't think Doctorow helps his own case by stretching the truth to try to scare the kiddies about Apple's DRM.

Apple TV: Why It Matters

Apple TV could make moving computer content around the house another mainstream digital activity.

From The iPod To HDTV

It was "watchable."


Groovy Man!

When iTunes first appeared on everyone's Mac, one of the features touted by Apple was the visualization effects. Now, more than half a decade later, are you still using this feature? I'd admit I'm still turn on visualization once in a while, and I do feel rather bumped occasionally that Apple hasn't really updated this feature for a long time...

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