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April 18, 2007

Good Products Gone Bad

by Daniel Jalkut, Red Sweater Blog

I can't afford to put my faith in a product gone bad.

Mark/Space Inc. SyncTogether

by Stephen Austin, MacNN

On balance, SyncTogether is potentially a very useful tool, and a much more flexible and cheaper replacement for .Mac, but getting it to work properly can be tricky.

Everyone Wants A Piece Of Apple Pie (But No One Knows How To Make It)

by Tim Gideon, PC Magazine

If it's a larger share of the public's spending money you seek, here's a surefire way not get it: Mess with a pricing standard that finally has people listening to music again.

Apple To Webcast Financial Results

by Karen Haslam, Macworld UK

Apple will announce its second quarter financial results next Wednesday, 25 April.

Apple, Cisco Try To Make iPhone Compatible

by Bloomberg

Cisco and Apple, each of which has a device called the iPhone, are exploring a half-dozen ways their products can work together, Cisco chief development officer Charlie Giancarlo said.

With Apple TV, Video Podcasts Now Make Sense

by iTodd Central

Boot Camp Users Have Nothing To Fear From Leopard's Delay

by Alan Zisman, Low End Mac

The bottom line is that current Boot Camp users have nothing to fear from the Leopard delay.

Can't We All Just Get Along? Some Thoughts About The Leopard Delay

by Pal Thurrott, Internet Nexus

Making an operating system is hard, and we can and should cut Apple some slack when there are problems. Maybe Apple and its fans could extend the same courtesy.

Toast 8 Titanium

by Kirk Hiner, Applelinks

It seems that every time Toast is updatd, I recommend it. Hopefully, you haven't been paying atention, because this is the one you need.

Removal Of Microsoft Office Riles Some School Macintosh Users

by Stephen Bell Wellington, Computerworld

Mac software to replace MS Office in classroom under new education deal.

Treasure Your Customers

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

As the cliche goes, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Developers should treasure their customers, and give customers the rightful respect that they deserve.

Too bad that many developers doesn't seem to want to treasure their customers. Too bad that many of developers seems to want to weed out pirates rather than make customers happy.

There are a lot of competition out there. Many products are 'free' nowadays. And competition can come from the most unlikely of places. (Applescripts, spreadsheets, and database applications, for example, can be very powerful indeed.)

It is very easy to find out why a product sucks. And it can be very easy to move on.

Barbarians At The Gates Of The Cult Of Mac

by Dwight Silverman, Houston Chronicle

Evangelists tell all their friends how wonderful something is, and eventually the masses try it and like it. Mainstreamers change the equation and the nature of the product. They come because it's cool, but because they've arrived, it's no longer cool.

BlogMate - Blogging With TextMate On Steroids

by David Chartier, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Minigolf Mania: Simple Graphics, Annoying Sounds Help Minimature Golf Game Wear Out Its Welcome

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Apple Now Says 3-Hour Keynote Listing An Error

by AppleInsider

Jobs' keynote will in fact run the traditional 90 minutes.

Four Ways To Windows: Parallels: Multi-OS Powerhouse

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

With its excellent application support, well-integrated Coherence mode, drag-and-drop capabilities, and overall level of performance, Parallels is a great match for people who need to run the full Windows OS on their Macs — or people who'd like to experiment with other operating systems, such as Linux.

Spamfire 2.3: Stand-Alone Spam Filter Helps Identify Spam But Is Too Controlling

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

I'm a little uncomfortable with the amount of control it has over the mail on my POP and IMAP servers, I don't like having to pay yearly subscription fees (however modest), and I wish it were a little more stable.

Apple Seriously Considering iPhone Rebate, Subsidy - Report

by Katie Marsal, AppleInsider

In an in-depth research note released to clients on Tuesday, American Technology analyst Shaw Wu cited sources who indicate that a mail-in rebate or carrier subsidy for iPhone of $50-$150 is under serious consideration by the Cupertino-based electronics firm.

Creating .Net Applications On Linux And Mac OS X

by James Avery and Jim Holmes, Computerworld

By Heng-Cheong Leong