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May 15, 2007

Paul McCartney's Complete Catalog Coming To iTunes

by Peter Cohen, Playlist

Apple on Tuesday announced that Paul McCartney's complete music catalog will soon be available for purchase and download from the iTunes Store. iTunes users can start by pre-ordering McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full."

MacBooks Get Speed, RAM, Hard Drive Bumps Across The Board

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Apple bumped its MacBook line this morning all across the board with some relatively benign yet welcome changes. All processor speeds across the line have been bumped u, now to 2.0GHz, 2.16GHz, and 2.16GHz for white, white, and black respectively. Also updated was the base configuration of RAM across the board, from the usual (and paltry) 512MB to 1GB in every model.

Three Little Quibbles About The iPod

by Leander Kahney, Wired

It's a testament to the iPod's metiulous design that it took six years for these quibbles to bubble up. But here are three things that bug me about the iPod.

It's Now Safe To Splurge On Faster Wi-Fi Equipment

by Dwight Silverman, Houston Chronicle

The improved range alone is worth the investment.

Is My Blue iPod Giving Me The Blues?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

"Every illness is a musical problem, and every cure has a musical solution," claims Novalis.

I just wonder if the random shuffling of tunes in my iPod affects my mood on a day-to-day basis.

(For instance, I'm just feeling a tad blue today.)


Mac Users Seek Alternative Software

by DPA

Some people love their Macs, but still seek music programs other than iTunes or browsers other than Safari. But the search can be long and hard.

I, for one, uses Firefox instead of Safari, simply because I can sync up the bookmarks between my work computer running Windows XP and my home computer running Mac OS X.

Boxing Vista

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Yes, I'll admit it. Like Robert, I too had problem opening up the Vista box. I more or less figured out that the box is supposed to opened out from the top and the right-hand-side, except that it couldn't be opened that way. Only after many minutes of frustration did I realize there is another tab/sticker holding the box in place on the right-hand side which I must first remove.

The only fortunate thing is that I managed to not break the box after the whole ordeal, unlike Robert.

Out Of The Box, Part 4

by Robert Hoekman, Jr

My first impression of the MacBook Pro was not only extremely functional, it was fun.

Compress Files 1.0

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Apimac's Compress Files is a handy tool for those who frequently file-exchange with users of computers other than Macs. In addition to providing a dead-simple way to compress files in one of multiple formats, it's also the easiest way I've found to automatically remove the extraneous data when sending files to users of other operating systems.

Facing The Full Horror Of Windows Vista

by Angus Kidman, ITWire

So far, Transit has been using Vista Busienss full-time for a fortnight. And so far, we've found nothing that works better than in Windows XP, dozens of things that are annoyingly different without being a functional improvement, and several things that work at best intermittently and at worst not at all. On the whole, we wish we'd never moved.

The iPhone's On eBay Already

by Tom Krazit, CNET

From iPhoto To Aperture

by Jim Heid, Macworld

Make the move to Apple's high-end photo program.

Nokia Says iPhone May Boost Pricier Phones

by Reuters

Nokia Oyj hopes Apple Inc.'s highly anticipated iPhone will boost consumer appetite for pricier mobile phones with features such as music and video, Nokia's chief financial officier said on Monday.

Hints Of Change

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

What was unusual about that coverage was that — for once — it didn't portray Apple's products as pretty but overpriced and Apple's customers as artsy-fartsy kooks.

Apple Takes The Bronze In Most Desirable Employer For Undergrads

by Dan Moren, MacUser

Apple is lookig pretty tasty to many a collegian.

Art Text From Belight

by Rick Curran, MacNN

This is a very easy utility to use. Let your creative mind go wild as you explore all of the possibilities.

By Heng-Cheong Leong