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July 31, 2007

Apple First iPhone Software Update To Arrive Shortly

by Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Speaking to analysts for RBC Capital Markets this week, Apple's vice president of iPod product marketing, Greg Joswiak, said the first software update for his company's iPhone handset is due to arrive shortly.

iTunes Store Sales Top Three Billion Songs

by Charles Starett, iLounge

Eminem Suit Targets Apple

by Paul Egan, Detroit News

Eminem's music publisher filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Apple Inc. on Monday, alleging the computer giant violated copyrights by allowing unauthorized downloads of the Detroit rapper's songs onto iPods.

Jobs Is Third Most Influential Leader

by Macworld UK

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been named the third most influential business leader of the last 25-years by USA Today. Jobs sits just behind Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan (in second place) and Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates (in first place).

Businesses Having Second Thoughts About Vista

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Fewer busiensses are now planning to move to Windows Vista than seven months ago, according to a survey by patch management vendor PatchLink Corp., while more said they will either stick with the Windows they have, or turn ot Linux or Mac OS X.

Dear Steve: You Missed A Spot

by Molly Wood, CNET Crave

The iPod has always been a one-way sync device. It's always been too hard to maintain separate iTunes libraries, and the root cause is antipiracy. I get that. But it leads to a very un-Apple experience.


by Kirk Hiner, Applelinks


by Franklin Pride, Inside Mac Games

Sheeplings is extremely low value. Even with its low price tag, it simply doesnt last long enough to be worth the money.

NetNewsWire And Syncing

by Snappy The Clam

I hope Brent Simmons got a lot of money for selling NetNewsWire to NewsGator, because he's thrown the software's reputation to the wind.

CPB: iPhone Too Expensive To Fix

by CBS

According to the New York State Consumer Protection Board, Apple should revamp its customer service policies to make it easier and more affordable for consumers to repair an iPhone.

The iPhone Breaks Drag-And-Drop?

by InsideMicrosoft

Wait. Apple? Choice? Forget it, I'm just being silly.

A Zooming Thought For Interface Designers


I suspect the poor-implementers have approached the issue from the perspective of the logical, rational, literal geek as opposed to that illogical, irrational, "just make it work" user.

iPhone Firmware Hints At New Apps, Widgets

by iPhoneology

Stewing Over Safe Sleep

by Joe Kissell, TidBITS

Look, it's 2007 and I'm a Mac user; if I can't put my brand new computer to sleep and into its bag in less than 10 seconds, something is seriously wrong.

Apple Issues UI Fixes To Pro Apps In Latest Update

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Apple has posted another update to its Pro Application Support package, bringing it to version 4.0.1. In typical Apple fashion, the description is noticeably vague, but says that it improves "general user interface reliability" of Apple's pro apps.

NetworkLocation 2.0 Goes Official

by David Chartier, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

July 30, 2007

Project Management App Updated

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

xTime Project 4.5 for Mac OS X gains better Intel Mac support.

Despite Glitches And A Security Warning, iPHones Faring Well

by Ellen Lee and Ryan Kim, San Francisco Chronicle

Apple's Core Gazer

by Star Tribune

Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster is considered one of the country's top analysts on Apple. But not all of his predictions have come true.

Apple Grows, But So Does Channel Conflict

by Edward F. Moltzen, CRN Australia

Apple's recent quarterly financial report shows blistering growth, but channel partners are starting to see conflicts grow as well.

July 29, 2007

The Crazy! The Crazy

by indigirl

I love the Macintosh. It's stable, pretty, easy to use, powerful (UNIX os baby!), compatible with both my non-computer-literate family and my software engineering origins, and has proven itself time and time again to be equal or better than the Microsoft equivalent.

iPhone Making Calls On Australia's Telstra

by MacNN

Representing one of the most significant milestones in the race to completely unlock the iPhone, a user has been able to successfully register the device with and make calls on Australia's Telstra network.

July 28, 2007

Apple TV Hack Allows External USB Storage

by Gizmodo

3 TV Tuners For The Mac

by Bill O'Brien, InformationWeek

If you've got a Mac, want to make it an entertainment center, and don't want to invest in an Apple TV, here are some TV tuners to check out.

Star Wars: Empire At War

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

A fun and decidedly different RTS based in the Star Wars universe, Empire at War is an Intel Mac-only treat for those of us with the Force.

Soundbooth CS3: Audio Editor Provides Essential Tools For Multimedia Producers

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

July 27, 2007

Black Hat Spurs Apple To Patch iPhone

by Robert McMillan, IDG News Service

With security researchers set to reveal details of a critical security flaw in the iPhone at the Black Hat 2007 conference next week, Apple Inc. now has fewer than seven days to patch a critical vulnerability in the product.

Apple Says 'Bonjour' To Windows

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple has shipped a software update for Windows ystems, Bonjour for WIndows 1.0.4. The company said the update is recommended for all Bonjour users to improve usability and compatibility with their Windows sytems.

Dvorak Declares Apple "All Right". Here's My Own "Choose Apple" Story.

by Deep Jive Interests


by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

I'm calling bullshit.

Go Behinad The Scenes Of "1984"

by Thomas Gagnon-van Leeuwen, MacUser

Steve Jobs' Forgotten Child: Apple TV

by Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Business 2.0

Steve Jobs has called Apple TV a "hobby," and for now that's what it seems to be.

iPhone Is Coming To Your Network, Ready Or Not

by Brian Prince, eWeek

It is only natural that IT organization shiver at the thought of the iPhone endangering their networks, but they will have few options to block its entrance to the enterprise and no resource but to prepare for it, said Andrew Jaquith, an analyst at Yankee Group.

Apple iPhone Dock

by Jeremy Horwitz, iLounge

Aple iPhone Bluetooth Headset

by Jeremy Horwitz, iLounge

Gems Grab Bag

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

GraphicConverter 6.0: Save For Web Function

by MacNN

Desktop Transporter 2.5 Adds New Features

by John Martellaro, Mac Observer

The new version adds several requested features, including bookmarks, remotely waking Macs and more.

Look, Listen, And Learn

by Macworld

Audio and video is booming all over the web, with embedded media files bringing rich content to the user with minimal interaction. These tools will help you get the most of your multimedia experience, and maybe even learn something along the way.

After Effects CS3 Professional

by Jeff Foster, Macworld

After Effects CS3 Professional is not just another update, but a major advancement, and unquestionably worth the price of the upgrade. Motion-graphic artists will quickly find the new features and tools indispensable in their daily creative production, and the workflow between After Effects and the rest of the suite has been refined and more thoroughly integrated.

Analysts Up Targets As Apple Valuation Surpasses Hewlett-Packard

by Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Several Wall Street analysts increased their price targets on shares of Apple Inc. Thursday, following a late-night surge in the gadget makers' stock that saw its valuation surpass that of industry heavyweight Hewlett-Packard.

AAPL Opens Strong After Earnings Report

by Michael Rose, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

July 26, 2007

The Mac Mini Is Dead: Why It Missed The Target

by Dan Knight, Low End Mac

The Mac mini was not a realistic solution to Apple's problem of expanding into the consumer market.

Why Apple Profits Pack Such Punch

by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek

SUre, the tech company showed strong revenue growth. But its profit potential is what really matters.

Apple Tips Its Hand

by Brian Caulfield, Forbes

Translation: Apple is going to shake up its product lineup.

Me And My Mac

by John C. Dvorak, PC Magazine

That's right. I'm using a Mac, and, surprise, I like it. Deal.

Apple: "Product Transition" In Sept. Quarter

by MacNN

The higher revenue guidance and lower earning sguidance could indicate a new product introduction with lower margins or a high capitalized R&D cost.

AT&T, Apple Differ On The iPhone Gap

by Tom Krazit, CNET

The back-and-forth calls into question just how widespread those initial activation problems were among the iPhone early adopters.


by Michael Wuerthele, Inside Mac Games

Casual games are still games, and as such, need to be fun to play! More work ont he concept, developers! As it stands this game isn't worth the money.

The Best Mac Quarter, Ever

by Jason Snell, Macworld

It seems to be a pretty good time to be a Mac user. And it appears that there are a whole lot more of us today than there were just a few years ago.

Apple Changes Retail Accounting Rules

by ifoAppleStore

The changes tend to increase the profit that stores report, but also decrease reported revenues as they're spread over a longer period of time.

What Apple Copied From Microsoft

by Jeffrey Zeldman

My iPhone has made me stop using calendar, contact, and e-mail applications I've used day and night for over a decade, and switch to the free—and in some ways less capable—applications that come bundled with Macintosh OS X.

Apple Reports $818 Million Profit, Record Mac Sales

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

The highly anticipated iPhone was released on June 29, the next-to-last day of the third quarter. Apple reported 270,000 units sold. That figure is higher than the 146,000 iPhone activations AT&T reported for its quarterly earnings, suggesting that activation delays during the iPhone's weekend may have depressed AT&T's figures.

Apple, Sony Sued For Alleged Battery Burns

by MacNN

Get Creative

by Macworld

You've taken the pictures and done your editing. Now it's time to put your work into action. These tools will help you get your original artwork and designs ready for prime time.

Premiere Pro CS3: Adobe Restores Its Video-Editing Software To The Mac

by Antony Bolante, Macworld

Premiere Pro CS3 is a good value, especially compared with the more expensive Avid Xpress. But although its capabilities and price are similar to Final Cut Pro 6's, its features alone won't convert Final Cut Studio's adherents.

What It Took To Hack The iPhone

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

The iPhone vulnerability that could let hackers steal data or commandeer the device also exists in the desktop edition of Apple Inc.'s Mac OS X operating system, the exploit's researchers said today.

Hide The Button: Steve Jobs Has His Finger On It

by Nick Wingfield, Wall Street Journal

When it comes to product design, Mr Jobs functions like an exacting editor, challenging hardware engineers and industrial designers to trim unnecessary features that don't add value to a product, says one former Apple executive.

Possible Evidence That Leopard Could Bring True iPhone Apps

by David Chartier, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

From what we hear, evidence has been found that references to the ARM architecture appear in several of Leopard's standard include files.

July 25, 2007

iPhone, Month 1

by Dave Winer, Scripting News

It also seems we're going to have a long-term discussion over whether it makes sense to have a "mobile web" or take the iPhone trade-off, more effort to use its web (lots of scrolling and pinching), but making the whole web accessible, mobile sites or non-mobile sites. I think what Apple has attempted is noble, but it's not going to work. The screens have limited resolution, and even if they didn't even if they could cram a billion pixels into every square inch, there's the limit of how much detail our eyes can see and how big our hands are.

ArtRage 2.5 Released

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

The entry-level software offers a realistic simulation of using paint on a canvas, along with pens, pencils, oil paint, crayons, chalk, felt pen, a glitter gun and other tools.

My Name Is iPhone And I'm Here To Destroy You

by Tim Beyers, Motley Fool

The iPhone's early returns are anything but a snoozer. Wake up, everyone!

Who Would Have Thought The iPhone Would Become A Political Issue?

by Annalee Newitz, AlterNet

The iPhone is political because it shomehow manages to capture the essence of authoritarianism in its hiny little box. Totally locked down, it runs only preapproved software on a prechosen phone network that is subject to government surveillance.

Macs And Motorcycles

by Ephraim Schwartz, InfoWorld

In an attempt to expalin the phenomenon that is Apple and why it has such a loyal following, I thought I would take a look at a company that achieved that haloed status first, by about 80 years. It's one of the few that can claim a similar kind of loyalty among its customers: Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.

iLife, iWork, I Wait

by Philip Michaels, Macworld

If we can veer off into the Realm of Speculation for just a second (just a little ways away from Dead Wrong in Public Boulevard), I'd be willing wager that we haven't seen new versions of iLife and iWork yet this year because we haven't seen a new version of OS X.

Is The iPhone A Success Or Flop?

by Michael Gartenberg, JupiterResearch

The first two days mean nothing in the overall life of the product and the overall success of the iPhone won't rest on how well this particular model does.

NewsGator Announces Mobile RSS Reader For iPhone

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Apple Shares Take Hit From iPhone Sales Data

by Dan Gallagher and Rex Crum, MarketWatch

Apple Inc. shares took a hit after AT&T issued what many saw as disappointing activation numbers for Apple's iPhone for the last two days of the second quarter, when the device first went on sale. In addition, a telecommunications analyst issued a report before the opening bell that said demand for the device at retail outlets has seen a "significant decline" in recent days.

How To Take Halfway Decent Photos With An iPhone

by Derek Powazek

How's the camera? Short answer: About average for a cellphone, with some unique issues aroudn color shifts and motion blur. But I'm happy with its 1600x1200px output, and am enjoying finding out what it's good for, and what it's not.

July 24, 2007

Apple Launches AppleCare Protection Plan For iPhone

by Charles Starrett, iLounge

The Truth About Fake Steve Jobs

by Andy Ihnatko, Macworld

Huge iPhone Fees Juice Apple

by Scott Moritz,

People close to the companies tell that AT&T is paying a bounty of between $150 and $200 per phone — plus $9 a month per phone over the life of the typical two-year customer contract.

iPhoneDrive 1.1

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Ecamm Network's $10 iPhoneDrive 1.1 brings some of that iPod Disk Mode magic to the iPhone, although not without a few limitations.

Connect With The World

by Macworld

Aplications that allow real-time mesaging and file transfers are common these days. But there are still several gems that have slipped under the radar.

MindManager 7: Mind-Mapping Application Improves On Previous Version

by Jeffery Battersby, Macworld

It's easy to use, integrates well with many other productivity programs, and lets you export your mind maps in a variety of formats.

AT&T Reports 146,000 iPhone Activations In First Two Days

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Like Apple, iPhone sales only encompassed the last two days of the quarter for AT&T, but the opening numbers give us a taste of things to come for both companies in the next quarter and beyond.

Respect For All Trades

by Daniel Jalkut, Red Sweater Blog

What does it take to run your own business? Take a look at every single job in your old company, you'll be doing it from now on.

The iPhone Verdict Is In: It's Finger-Clickin' Good

by Leander Kahney, Wired

After almost a month with an iPhone in han, Jobs' words ring true. I simply can't imagine going back to a regular cell phone.

Now, if Apple can just add a Save button.

Quality Products Are To Blame For Linux/Mac Popularity

by Christopher Dawson, ZDNet

Increasing savviness of students as well as the need to cut budgetary corners wherever possible makes non-Windows alternatives much more viable.

Did Anyone Really Expect The iPhone Not To Have A Serious Security Vulnerability?

by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, ZDNet

No matter how much Mac users want to kick and scream about it, hackers are turning their eyes towards Mac OS, and this is going to lead to Mac users having to face more security threats that they currently do.

My guess is that most Mac users do not believe that their Mac is entirely free of vulnerability. But, what's important is that, most believe that Mac has less vulnerablities than Windows, a point that still hasn't really been proven one way or the other.

Switching From Windows To Mac: The ROI Case

by Larry Dignan, ZDNet

"We found the true cost to support a single PC in the shop environment to greatly outweigh the minimal difference in hardware/software cost between a Mac and PC with Vista. It is our belief that we achieve a significant savings with this move to Macs on the shop floor, as well as increase system reliability and user satisfaction."

Hello, I'm A Lawyer With A Mac

by Brett Burney,

More folks are getting hooked on Mac computers for a reason and I predict the surge will continue. We haven't seen a decisive blow in the age-old debate between the Mac and Windows camps over which computer is better, but the battle lines are getting fuzzier.

Apple And Vistas

by The Blog From Another Dimension

The writer had to completely fudge the numbers to make Vista looks like it was doing great, when actually it's doing pretty lousy, given the built-in advantages it enjoys.

Why I'm Becoming A Mac Person

by Joho The Blog

OS X absoluetly handles some core user functions better than Windows does.

Apple iPhone Issue Highlights Security Debate

by Bill Thompson, BBC News

What counts as private has to chnage if we're to get the most out of the network.

Levelling Up A Mac Mini

by Chris Adamson, O'Reilly Mac DeveCenter Blog

I spent a few hours this weekend upgrading a Core Solo Mac Mini to a Core 2 Duo. Here are a few thoughts on the experiences and lessons learned.

Take Control Of Your System

by Macworld

Great Mac programs that won't cost you a bundle.

Sequel 1.0.1: Entry-Level Loop-Based Music Program Playing To GarageBand's Audience

by Lee Sherman, Macworld

ToThePoint Software Introduces EasyMoney 1.0

by Jeff Gamet, Mac Observer

Apple Flagships Pull Their Weight, Crown New King On Fifth Ave

by Gary Allen and Kasper Jade, AppleInsider

Apple's enormous investment in high-profile retail stores continues to pay off, with its five U.S.-based flagship locations combining for 13 percent of the total revenues generated by its U.S. retail sector latest quarter.

July 23, 2007

Copyright Conundrum: How Smart Is Your iPod?

by Grant Robertson and David George-Cosh, Globe And Mail

It's a question that's more suited to a graduate philosophy course than a courtroom. But for the past six months, Canadian lawmakers have been wrestling over a vexing problem that has big implications for music lovers and the record industry: What is an iPod?

Is it a modern day music box that captures songs, or a mindless computer that simply plays them?

iPhone Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over, Security Firm Says

by John Schwartz, New York Times

The researchers, working for Independent Security Evaluators, a company that tests its clients' computer security by hacking it, said that they could take control of iPhones through a Wi-Fi connection or by tricking users into going to a web site that contains malicious code. THe hack, the first reported, allowed them to tap the wealth of personal information the phones contain.

Apple Results Eyed For iPhone Sales

by Scott Hillis, Reuters

Apple Inc. is expected to show a 35 percent surge in quarterly profit this week, but the focus will be on just two days: the last 48 hours of June when its highly anticipated iPHone went on sale.

The iPhone contributed virtually none of the $637 million Apple is forecast to have earned, but investors are eager for the first official word on how many of the combination phone, web browser, media player devices were sold at launch.

Vista Use Grows As Mac OS X Stays Flat

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Windows Vista's share of online users has increased every month this year, while rival Mac OS X — to which Vista has often been compared — has shown little, if any, growth, a metrics company reports.

Vista's increases have come at the expense of Windows XP and Windows 2000... Windows over total has remained flat.

Despite what the headline say, the real news is probably that nobody is growing at the expense of the other guy.

July 22, 2007

Who Syas You Can't Take Your iPod To The Staff Meeting?

by Annie Eisenberg, New York Times

Manufacturers are offering a handful of microphone systems that plug snugly into the current crop of video iPods and Nanos, turning them into devices that not only play audio, but record it, too — in stereo.

Two Weeks With An iPhone

by John C. Welch, InformationWeek

In reflecting on my two weeks with the iPhone, my objective is to move beyond nattering about its specs or complaining about what it doesn't do, and shed some serious light on security issues, corporate e-mail syncing, iPhone application development, and a bunch of other areas of intest to serious users, both corporate and otherwise.

Bad UI Of The Week: The Mitten Mouse

by David Chrisnall,

It is not surprising that Apple has started to do well now that laptop sales are beginning to pass desktop sales; they get an interface that is easy to use with a single-button trackpad for free. The ultimate irony? The latest MacBooks have the first ergonomic mechanism for right-clicking I have found on a trackpad—holding down two fingers on the pad while clicking the button.

I wouldn't say MacBook's popularity is solely because of the single-button trackpad. But I do have to say that, after using multiple Windows-based laptops, from IBM to Dell to Acer, the correct number of mouse buttons on a laptop should be one.

July 21, 2007

When 'God Machines' Go Back To Their Maker

by Andrew Orlowski, The Register

The genius of Apple's startegy for its iPhone is to make a defensive move look like an offensive one.

Playing The iPhone Market

by Rachel Metz, Associated Press

To try out the online market in this overheated atmosphere, I bought an iPhone and listed it on eBay. This wannabe profiteer lost money.

Copyright Board Of Canada Gives Thumbs-Up To "iPod Tax"

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Canadians who purchase digital music players and removable memory cards should have to pay an extra tax, according to the Copyright Board of Canada. The decision stated that the proposed levy, originally suggested by the Canadian Private Copyright Collective, followed the intent of the country's Copyright Act and Parliament and therefore such a tariff could be enacted.

Tips For The Not-So-Creative Pro

by James Dempsey, Macworld

Here are a few Creative Suite tips, some old, some new, but all worth knowing, especially if you don't live inside these applications all day.

Duke Resolves iPhone, Wi-Fi Outage Problems

by Paula Musich, eWeek

One week after discovering a glitch between Apple iPhones and its Cisco-based campus wireless network, Duke University on July 20 finally got to the bottom of the problem that caused periodic outages of the Wi-Fi network.

In a statement released this afternoon, Cisco Systems admitted that the problem was caused by a Cisco glitch.

Honey, They Shrunk The Power Adapter

by Dan Moren, MacUser

Jim Read: Evil Tease

by Elise Malmberg, Apple

July 20, 2007

Analyst Sets $205 Price Target For AAPL

by MacNN

Lots Of 'Greed' Behind The iPhone

by New York Post

Sony CEO Howard Stringer said Jobs is the "greedy" one because he wants a world where only he makes money.

Funny, but a lot of people are making a lot of money because of the Macintosh and the iPod — and probably iPhone too. Just because Sony doesn't know how to make money doesn't mean Apple is greedy. Sony can always just pack up and go play somewhere else, can't they? Or can Sony make money without Apple?

Wozniak On The Future

by Peter Moon, IDGNow

Wozniak talks about Apple, Steve Jobs and the future robotics.

Be Microsoft

by David Weiss

I feel like we've lost our identity looking at and comparing ourselves with others. The insecurity and lack of confidence seems to be everywhere. You can see it in the way employees "defend their Microsoft position rather than "jsut tell the story" because it's a good one.

Future Implications: Apple's Complete Home Dominance

by Don Reisinger, CNET

It may not happen overnight, but trust me, the heyday of Apple hasn't even begun.

Mac Pro 3GHz 8-Core: New Processor Option Doubles Cores, But Not Performance

by James Galbraith, Macworld

The problem with this multicore strategy is that throwing more processors at a job doesn't always mean that the task will finish faster.

Mira 1.2.8R2

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

If you're just looking to get more out of your Apple Remote, Mira offers a good combination of features and ease of use.

July 19, 2007

Sonny Software Releases Bookends 10

by MacMinute

Sonny Software today announced the release of Bookends 10, a Mac-only full-featured bibliography/reference and information management application for professionals and students.

Apple Struggles To Deliver LED MacBook Pros

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple is struggling to cope with demand for 15-inch MacBook Pros equipped with new environment-friendly's LED backlit displays.

Apple Third Place US PC Vendor

by Ben Ames, Macworld UK

Apple takes 5.6 per cent of US PC market.

Curio 4, Brainstroming Software Released

by MacNN

Mac Worm Author Receives Death Threats

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

The beef over news of a worm targeting Macs, and the identity of the research who claimed to have created the malware, took an even stranger turn Wednesday as death threats were allegedly posted to his or her blog, which was then reportedly hacked.

Windows Mobile Needs Fixing

by Oliver Rist, InfoWorld

Windows Mobile may have all the paper advantages — openness, Microsoft app compatibility, a great price, and loads of third-party support — but if users can't rely on it out there in the wild, woolly, and unsupported field, none of that means very much.

iPhone + Disposable Cellphone + Prepaid Cards + New Acitvation Tool = Holy Cow

by Erica Sadun, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

It means you can buy an iPhone and activate it using a disposable Cingular SIM. It does not mean that the iPhone has been unlocked in general.

Can The iPhone Do Double Duty As A Laptop?

by Joe Hutsko, MSNBC

When I say I'd really like longer life battery, I'm not saying other devices do any better. I'm saying that because the iPhone has proven that it can meet my requirements as a notebook replacement for day or weekend trips. So it's only natural that I'd rather not have to think about whether the battery can make it through the day.

I've Got An iPhone — In Australia

by Danny Gorog, APC Magazine

If you're not impressed with it after you've used it from any perspective (be it engineering, design, or software) than you don't really get what consumer technology is all about.

For Small Accessory Makers, iPhone Mania Means Big Business

by Angus Loten, Inc

With iPhone sales already surpassing expectations, smaller accessory makers are feelling pretty good about the future.

Apple Expanding In Austin

by M.B. Taboada, American-Statesman

Apple is expanding its operations in Austin, with plans for a new 80,000-square-foot building at its campus in Northwest Austin, according to real estate sources.

Ten Of My Favorite iPhone Things

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

This device is truly amazing in many, many ways—and yes, equally frustrating in some other ways.

Live Interior 3D 1.2: Easy-To-Use Interior Design Program Delivers The Basic

by Greg Miller, Macworld

Designing complex spaces presents too many time-consuming limitations to be practical. But this is a relatively new program: it looks very nice, is easy to learn, and has a great deal of potential.

Final Cut Pro 6

by Heath McKnight, Creative Mac

Vertus Announces Release Of Fluid Mask 3

by MacMinute

July 18, 2007

Burned By A MacBook

by Emily Turner, The Register

Can you run a business using a MacBook? No, is my answer. My experience with a new MacBook, which turned out to be a complete and utter lemon, and my battle with Apple's derisory customer service nearly sent me bananas, lost me thousand of pounds worth of freelance journalism and consultancy work, and left me with a burn mark on my arm.

The Non-Maximizing Maximize Button

by Jeff Atwood, Coding Horror

Dealing with multiple windows is far too difficult, even for sophisticated computer users.

Going Dockless

by Giles Turnbull, O'Reilly Mac DeveCenter Blog

I managed to go Dockless without any problems.

Securing Your iPhone's Traffic

by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

Just how protected is your data when you use the iPhone's wireless features?

The Strange Case Of 'Made For iPhone' Websites

by Scotty McNulty, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Is this a double standard — bad if it hurts Mac users, but jst fine if it works on Apple's new gizmo?

Silent Hands Behind The iPhone

by Ken Belson, New York Times

With little fanfare, Taiwan companies are playing a big role not only in the production of Apple's latest device but in a wide array of other communications equipment.

Freeing The iPhone The Legal Way

by Farhad Manjoo, Salon

Lawmakers and consumer advocates push for rules to block wireless firms from locking gadgets and charging high cancellation fees.

Design Update Worth It

by John O'Brien, The Courier-Mail

After Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative suite is the most important software package on the Mac.

Apple Sued Over iPhone Ads

by Paul McDougall, InformationWeek

A Colorado photographer is suing Apple, claiming the company stole one of his images and used it in ads for its iPhone and Apple TV products.

Mac OS X Worm Maker Raps Apple On Security

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

The anonymous researcher who claims to have crafted a Mac OS X worm said Tuesday that he or she will report his findings to Apple Inc., but added that the Cupertino, Calif. company "has a very long way to go" on security.

Apple Looking Into QuickTime 7.2 Issue

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Apple on Tuesday said it is looking into an issue that some users are having with the most recent update to its QuickTime media technology.

After intalling QuickTime 7.2, some users reported having issues with some Code Fragment Manager (CFM) applications including Word, Excel and Entourage, among others.

Let's Make It "Understand The Dock Day" Instead

by Mac Journals

Let's focus the attention on the Dock, the program that you may not like but can't live without, the launcher that Apple claims as superior but really knows is so defective that it will not allow third-party competition for it.

The Next iPod Will Run OS X?

by John Carroll, ZDNet

Apple is proof that you can compete with Microsoft.

Steve Jobs Tops List Of Online Music "Powergeeks"

by Reuters

Steve Jobs, the father of the iPod, was on Tuesday crowned the undipusted king of the online music revolution by U.S. music magazine Blender, topping a list of the 25 most influential people in web music.

Behind The Apple Vs Universal Breakup

by Steve Gordon, The Register

Since we have seen Universal's leverage against Aple is weak, it will probably never get any money from the iPod or iPhone. But if it sat down with other major labels, the electronics business, and members of congress, it could work out a deal to extend the AHRA.

Of course, easier said than done.

The Sims Bowling Comes To iPod

by Peter Cohen, Playlist

Parallels Desktop 3: Leading 'Windows On Mac' Solution Adds New Features

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

Parallels Desktop 3.0 is currently the best solution for running WIndows, Linux, or any of many other operating systems alongside OS X. Unless you need full 3-D graphics support, or support for some esoteric hardware, Parallels will probably get the job done for you.

Apple Retail Stores Turn Out Best Third Quarter Yet

by Kasper Jade, AppleInsider

July 17, 2007

Why Apple Will Never Make A 12" MacBook Pro

by Shawn Blanc

Although many of us would love to see an ultra portable powerhouse, it's obvious that the 12" PowerBook has been buried in order to leave less clutter in the Macintosh product line.

Or, maybe, the new OS X-based iPod is going to be more like a Macintosh than an iPod?

The Falling Myth Of Apple Reliability

by Fabrizio Giudici

Since I didn't buy Apple for the griffe, but because I wanted a system that didn't make me waste time or money, you understand why I am seriously disappointed.

SPI Labs Advises Avoiding iPhone Feature

by SPI Laboratory

The Apple iPhone's Safari web browser has a special feature that allows the user to dial any phone number displayed on a web page simply by tapping the number. SPI labs has discovered that this feature can be exploited by attackers to perform various attacks.

iPhone Flooding Wireless LAN At Duke University

by John Cox, Network World

18,000 requests per second from iPhones knocking out dozens of access points at Duke University.

Multi-Touch On The Desktop

by Craig Hockenberry,

We've only just begun a journey that will fundamentally change the way we interact with machines. There will be an extended period where touch-based, mouse-based and keyboard-based interfaces will need to coexist.

Could YouTube Drag Apple Into Copyright Fight

by Greg Sandoval, CNET

Heredis 10.2: Genealogy Program Eases Collection Of Family Data

by Jeffery Battersby, Macworld

Heredis 10.2.3 is a well-designed and versatile genealogy program.

Big Fish Games Releases Azada For Mac

by MacNN

Big Fish Games has released Azada for Mac OS X, a new puzzle game that challenges players to fill in the missing pages of an enchanted book to free the star from his prison.

Knox 1.5 Allows Full Disk Encryption

by MacNN

Analyst: Apple June Quarter To Be Above Expectations

by Jeff Gamet, Mac Observer

Find It Faster: PersonalBrain App Links Obscure Data

by Todd R. Weiss, Computerworld

Imagine being able to find a piece of obscure information on your hard drive quickly instead of having to remember where you saved it, because it's dynamically linked to related bits and pieces that more easily come to mind. That's the idea behind PersonalBrain, a 3-D information visualization and organization application from TheBrain Technologies LP.

July 16, 2007

What To Do With A Dead iPod

by Kirk McElhearn, Kirkville

Even when your iPod is dead, you may find users for it. If you don't want to spend your hard-earned money on repairs, and would rather buy a new iPod—which does make sense in many cases—is it worth simply tossing the old one?

RapidoSerial 1.5 Update Released

by MacMinute


by Barbara "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors" Mikkelson,

The presence of electronic devices (such as iPods and cell phones) on one's body can make lightning strike injuries more severe. True.

iPhone So Simple Even A Two-Year-Old Can Use It

by Gizmodo

Here's definite proof that Apple made the iPhone the easiest cellphone to use in the planet. Watch a very cute child navigating her way round the jesusPhone with no difficulty whatsoever.

The iPhone's Camera Is An Unexpected Plus

by Kevin Ho, CNET

One of the joys of the iPhone is its camera.

No Breakthrough Yet In Efforts To Unlock The iPhone

by Sumner Lemon, Computerworld

Serious private key blocking one path, but the work will continue.

Lessons From A Mac OS Switcher

by Michael Gartenberg, Computerworld

The Mac of today is not the Mac of old. The benefits outweigh the hassles.

10 Things You Must Never Do With A Friend's iPhone

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

There are worse things than greasy fingers.

July 15, 2007

David Michalek: "Slow Dancing"

by Bija Gutoff, Apple

"Apple and Shake have been absolutely crucial to this project from the beginning."

Early Signs Of iPhone Adoption In Business

by Elena Malykhina, InformationWeek

Despite the closed design of Apple's smartphone, application and service options grow.

July 14, 2007

Possible Bug With iPhone Syncing And External iTunes Libraries

by David Chartier, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Looks to me that many people are (rightly) expecting the iPod in the iPhone to behave like a "real" iPod — but it's not.

Track Project Time WIth OfficeTime

by Brian Tanaka, TidBITS

OfficeTime will benefit anyone who tracks time spent on multiple activities.

Regarding OS X-Based iPods

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

The simple truth is that the iPhone user experience doesn't just blow away the experience of other companies' cell phones — it blows away the experience of Apple's own iPods.

iPhone Buyers Have No Regrets

by Edward C Baig, USA Today

Early iPhone owners are overwhelmingly happy with their deices, a survey out Friday says, and Apple and AT&T are luring customers from rivals as a result.

Marathon:Resurrection 2.0 Rebirths A Classic

by MacNN

iPhone Typing Faster Than Competition?

by MacNN

On The Trail Of Fake Steve Jobs

by Mike Schramm, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Everybody's favorite anonymous Mac commentator might be a little closer to becoming not-soanonymous.

Apple Stock Hts $135

by Jeff Gamet, Mac Observer

Apple's market cap is currently at $116.77 billion, up from $45 billion this time last year. The company has already passed Dell and Oracle's market caps, and financial analyst Georges Yared is predicting that it will blow psat IBM and Intel, at $145 and $161 respectively, within the next 18 months.

July 13, 2007

Apple Admits To Glitches With Outlook Syncing

by Gregory Ng, iPhone Matters

Microsoft Office Updated To 11.3.6

by Michael Rose, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

MacTech Releases New CD With MacTech Viewer

by MacMinute

Sourcebits Releases FunBooth For iSight

by MacMinute

Why I Returned My iPhone

by Farhad Manjoo, Salon

All the problems that I have with the phone — even its lock to AT&T — are likely not long for this world. Apple or the hackers will clean them up, and maybe soon, too.

Patents From Microsoft And Apple Reveal Future Plans For WiFi On Zune, iPod

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Both Apple and Microsoft have revealed possible future directions their respective music players by filing for patents that will allow the devices to share music wirelessly, but in different ways.

The Truth About iPhone Battery Lifespan

by Jason Snell, Macworld

While the stories about the iPhone's battery evaporating in two years are simply wrong, the fact is that sooner or later the iPhone's battery will die. But it won't be evaporating in a puff of smoke anytime soon.

I Want Buttons

by Dan Frakes, Playlist

In my opinion, any good media player must have a few essential physical controls. And these buttons must be usable by feel.

Sharing Music With The iPhone

by David Weiss

If you are on a phone call, and turn on your iPod music, everyone on the call can hear your music!

Apple iPhone Battery Bug: Battery Icon Doesn't Show 100%

by Gizmodo

You know the reports of people saying their iPhones don't charge up all the way? Turns out that's actually a UI bug and not a bug with the iPhone's battery.

Work-Around Puts Skype On The iPhone

by Peter Judge,

A complex remote-control work-around has achieved what every geek wants: running Skype on an iPhone.

Behind The Scenes Of "iPHone: The Musical"

by David Pogue, New York Times

First Look: FileMaker Pro 9: Support For Live Two-Way Connections To SQL Databases Leads Parade Of Changes

by William Porter, Macworld

THe product is moving in the direction that power users have been hoping for, and in the long run, this is going to benefit everybody who uss the application.

MiniMail 1.0.1

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

The mini Mail window offers a quick way to keep track of new email messages (or, more accurately, unread messages.)

Apple Purchases Rights To CUPS

by Justin Berka, Ars Technica

CPUS is considered to be one of the (if not the) best Unix printing solutions, and has been helping beef up OS X's printing capabilities since Apple began licensing the code in 2002. And now, after a few years of successful CUPS use and integration, Apple is investing even more in the system.

Freeverse Releases Tiki Magic Mini Golf

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

PasswordVault 6.0 Syncs Passwords Online

by MacNN

Apple Patenting Zune-Like Sharing, Wireless Buying

by MacNN

Analyst: Apple Insulated From NAND Flash Price Increases

by Jeff Gamet, Mac Observer

Apple is fairly well insulated from the change thanks to its practice of signing multi-quarter contracts for the memory used in the iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPhone, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

July 12, 2007

Mac Virus Threat Still "Insignificant"

by Munir Kotadia,

The Mac's resilient platfom, its advanced automatic software update tools and the apparent lack of attention from malware authors means Apple users are far safer from attack than users of Windows.

iPhone: AT&T Deal Under Scrutiny By Government, Verizon

by Aidan Malley, AppleInsider

Apple's multi-year iPhone contrct with AT&T has become the poster child for the ills of the cellphone industry in a US House committee debate, with Verizon also casting its own doubts on the device.

First Come The Hype, Then The Actual iPhone; Now, The Accessories

by Erica Taub, New York Times

iPhone Spurs Mobile Development Renaissance

by Tom Yager, InfoWorld

Lightning Strikes Reported By iPod Users

by Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press

Listen to an iPod during a storm and you may get more than electrifying tunes.

A Closer Look At iPhone Lust

by Bill Tancer, Time

Why would a rational well phone-equipped person consider dropping a perfectly good device and pluning down $599 (because a 4 gig model is out of the question if an 8 gig model is available) for a new phone? With analysts estimating over 500,000 phones sold just last weekend, perhaps search term data could help us figure out why we've gone iPhone crazy.

Mac Desktops Are "Smarter Money", Says CIO

by Andy McCue,

"We are feeling the pinch of the aggressive revenue targets of Microsoft. We are asking ourselves, 'are they fit for our business?'."

iFamily For Tiger 2.2: Simple Interface Makes Collecting Family Data Easy

by Jeffery Battersby, Macworld

While some odd data-entry options make the program less than perfect, iFamily for Tiger is an excellent program for collecting and managing your family history.

QuickTime 7.2/iTunes 7.3.1 Now Available

by Scott McNulty, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Support for full-screen viewing in QuickTime Player.

Shade/Shape Turns Over To V3.0

by MacNN

Vision Effects has begun shipping the third edition of Shade/Shape, a program that converts 2D illusstrations and animations into 3D models, complete with lighting, reflection and bump-maps.

Apple Resellers Concentrating On Small Businesses

by Justin Berka, Ars Technica

The rise of online sales and the ability to buy products straight from Apple via your local Apple Store has hurt many Apple resellers, but a good number are hanging in there and finding new ways to sell Apple products.

Adobe Fixes Critical Flash Bugs

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Three critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player that could let hackers infect Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems, were patched yesterday by Adobe Systems Inc.

Bracing For The Other Shoe

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

In the hope that I might bring a measure of balance to the Apple accolades — and thus, perhaps, fend off the wors of the blow-back when the media inevitably tires of Apple — I'd like to offer a few lessons learned over the years.

July 11, 2007

Classic Arcade Games Reach The Mac

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

GameTap has released a Mac client for its catalogue of 500 classic titles.

Meet The iPhone Hackers

by Farhad Manjoo, Salon

The coding geniuses who are taking apart Appel's hot device say they're within a few days of making it work with cell networks beyond AT&T.

Apple Shares Hit High After Prediction

by Associated Press

Shares of Apple Inc. hit a new all-time trading high Tuesday after an analyst speculated that the company would come out with a less expensive, smaller iPhone later this year.

Yet investors also were being cautioned Tuesday by a separate — more sobering — report from a different analyst at the same securities firm, saying he could not confirm his colleague's assumptions. He told his clients in a report that a low-end phone from Apple was unlikely in the near term.

What Is A "Nano-Based" iPod?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

There have been some talks about a "nano-based" iPod — which I totally don't understand. What do "nano-based" mean?

In fact, the current iPhone is "nano-based", if we are talking about the storage technology inside the pod. The words that reporters are searching for, I think, is "smaller-sized". Of course, that doesn't sound as sexy.

But, of course, the iPhone is really nothing like an iPod. Steve Jobs has even said that he is treating the iPhone business as a separate business from the iPod business. To assume the iPhone product line will mirror the iPod product line is possibly a very wrong assumption to make.

A Day Without Steve

by John Siracusa, Macworld

The only effective transition strategy may be to retain Jobs in spirit while converting the organization to a more democratic structure. Let the management mantra be "What Would Steve Do?"

Democratic sturcutre? I'm not sure what that means, but if this is management by consensus, I don't think it will work. Ownership of ideas is important.

iPhoney iPod Coming! Sun Rises In East!

by Christopher Breen, Playlist

No! Who woulda thunk it!?

JP Morgan Retracts. Now Says "No" To Near Term "Nano" iPhone, by Erica Sadun, The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

Unless the existing iPhone fails miserably in the marketplace, the question is not whether cheaper iPhones will be delivered by Apple in the future. The question is when will Apple deliver.

You Software Releases You Control 1.5

by MacMinute

July 10, 2007

Cheaper iPhone Version May Be In Works

by Jeffry Bartash and Rex Crum, MarketWatch

NewsLife RSS News Aggregator Debuts

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

iPhone To Grab 10% Of Smartphone Market

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple could grab as much as 10 per cent of US smartphone market by the end of the year, according to the analysts at Strategy Analystics.

Apple Announces Creative Students Awards

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

FIleMaker Ships FileMaker Pro 9

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

FileMaker today announced the immediate availability of FileMaker Pro 9, an all-new version of its award-winning database software for WIndows and Mac OS.

Improvements focus on the needs of both end users and FileMaker developers, with a focus on database sharing, reporting and automation.

iPhone: The $1,975 iPod

by Tom Yager, InfoWorld

I can't recommend the iPhone. A professonal or business user who buys into iPhone will be buying a smartphone or PDA to replace it before their contract is out. Lust lasts only so long.

iPhone In Depth: The Ars Review

by Jcaqui Cheng, Clint Ecker, Ken Fisher, Ars Technica

iConiCal 1.2

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Jobs' London Appearance Fuels European iPhone Speculation

by AppleInsider

A surprise appearance by Apple chief executive Steve Jobs in London this week is leading to speculation that Apple may be on the verge of inking a deal with at least one European iPhone carrier.

Or maybe Jobs is simply there to hear some great music?

Microsoft's Thinly Veiled Fear Of The iPhone

by Blackfriars' Marketing

iPhone And The Death Of The Mobile Web

by Nate Mook, BetaNews

Apple's response to redesigning the web for mobile devices? Don't.

ImageWell 3.2: Editor Adds Font Control

by MacNN

Hackers Gain iPhone Shell Access

by MacNN

Several hackers claim to have successfully accessed a full interactive shell on Apple's iPhone, which could enable technically-oriented users to make modifications or changes to the software installed on the phone.

Compression 3.0.1: Updated Interface And New Capabilities Speed The Compression Process

by Gary Adcock, Macworld

Analyst Sees Next-Gen Touchscreen iPods By Macworld

by Katie Marsal, AppleInsider

Speaking to clients in a research note Monday, investment research firm Piper Jaffray said it believes Apple will soon introduce a new breed of video iPods based around the same technologies used in the iPhone handset.

Aren't new iPods traditionally unveiled before the Christmas buyng season?

July 9, 2007

FireWire Trade Group Rejects 'Stagnation' Claim

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Representative of the 1394 Trade Association Richard Davies said: "We disagree with the InStat report, and see good growth for FireWire deployment both now and in future."

Wacky Mini Golf

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

20+ Apps From iPhoneDevCamp

by Charles Jade, Ars Technica

It Doesn't Matter

by SwitchBlog

I can play out a scenario where Bill Gates says, "but we have all of this developer support", to which the obvious reply is, "it doesn't matter."

Apple Proves Proprietary Approach Still Has Legs

by Rob O'Neill Auckland, Computerworld

Is it time to venture that Apple's failure of the 1990s had nothing whatsoever to do with whether its products were proprietary or "open"? Its problems were that it was making lousy products and was innovating in the wrong places.

The MacBook Pro

by Erratic Wisdom

Or how it is possible to fall in love with a machine.

Apple's iPhone Prompts Spirit Of Cooperation

by Michelle Quinn, Los Angeles Times

Fueled by caffeine and curiosity, more than 300 laptop-wielding tech geeks filled a borrowed office this weekend to unlock the mysteries of Apple Inc.'s iPhone.

The enthusiasts planned the weekend gathering, which they called iPhoneDevCamp. They spent the weekend trying to make the iPhone bend to their will, to do things they wanted it to do and some things that Apple might prefer it didn't.

July 8, 2007

Don't Line Up Just Yet

by Jodi Avery MacLean, Durham Region

Canadians will have to wait even longer than Americans for an iPhone.

Love At First Byte For Geek

by Rich Schapiro, New York Daily News

A day after Stephen Zoegall spent $550 on the iPhone he had been salivating over, he experienced its awesome power.

Universal Music's Rebellion Against Apple Portends Growing Tension Between The Music Industry And The iPod

by Richard Siklos, Internationa Herald Tribune

The music industry has a tempestuous relationship with Jobs, more respect-resent than love-hate.

Why I'm Not Looking Forward To Safari's Success On Windows

by Rex Baldazo, TechRepublic

I don't want to sound like a Luddite, I do think competition and innovation in the software world is a good thing. It's just such a headache personally to have to deal with yet another platform. I gues I'm getting too old to deal with a new round of the browser wars.

Making A Case For Water Music

by Mike Musgrove, Washington Post

Yes, Apple's digital-music revolution has extended to the swimmong pool, thanks to devices like this waterproof contraption, called an Otterbox, I've been trying out this summer.

Why Microsoft Outplays Apple Long Term

by Robert Scoble, Scobleizer

Where's the Apple employees?

Why We Went Nuts About The iPhone

by Steven Levy, Newsweek

People hate their cell phones, Steve Jobs said, in attempting to explain the iPhone anticipation.

And if you have never have any emotions about your cellphones before, you will now start hating it, no thanks to Apple's great commercials.

iPhone Popularity Forces Calamari On Menu

by Gizmodo

Paicfic Catch, the commercial's featured restaurant, was forced to add Calamari to their menu.

July 7, 2007

My Phone's An iPhone, What's Yours?

by Stephen Hutcheon, Sydney Morning Herald

Many gadget fans living outside the US are not prepared to wait — even though it means their expensive toy may not operate as its maker intended it.

Apple Delivered On iPhone Promise

by Glenn Fleishman, Seattle Times

Apple said it could deliver a phone as elegant and superb as the iPod. And it did.

The iPhone Threat To Adobe, Microsoft, Sun, Real, BREW, Symbian

by Roughly Drafted

If the iPhone is a success, it will not only establish Apple as a mobile maker, but also extinguish any hope for proprietary web streamng technologies, proprietary codec use for audio and video distribution, and Adobe's proprietary mobile middleware.

Vodafone Put Off By Apple's Demand For Big iPhone Slice

by Richard Wray, The Guardian

Apple is understood to be demanding that its European mobile phone partners hand over a significant proportion of revenues generated by the iPhone and restrict the content that users can access.

Which iPod Is Better?

by Dave Winer, Scripting News

The music-playing fucntion in the iPhone is flashy and colorful, but confusing. It's as if Apple hired a movie studio to design the user interface. They don't respect the mudane aspects of making a tool work for the user, and getting out oof our way.

Speculation As To Why iPhone Doesn't Include Flash

by Brent Simmons,

I have a theory that I haven't heard yet: Flash wasn't included because it crashes so much.

Restarting Innovation

by Rogue Amoeba

It seems to me that there is a solution and it's one we've seen before, from Apple even - frameworks.

iTunes 'Next Big Thing' Albums Cost $6.99 Or Less

by Peter Cohen, Playlist

The U.S. iTunes Store now features Next Big Thing, a group of albums from emerging artists priced at either $5.99 or $6.99. Many are available as iTunes Plus songs, Apple's non-DRM-encrypted format.

Coda 1.0.3: Web Site Development Program Aims To Be All-In-One Application

by Dori Smith, Macworld

If you don't own any web development programs yet and are looking to start hand-coding web sites, Coda is a good first step. Otherwise, wait for subsequent versions before tossing out programs like BBEdit and TextMate.

July 6, 2007

Apple Logo - A Real Buzz Kill

by Elinor Mills, CNET

How brilliant, and troubling, of Jobs and Co. to sneak a billboard so intrusively into trippy visual art being watched by people quite possibly in a vulnerable state to marketing.

European Investors Yet To Catch iPhone Fever

by Lionel Laurent, Forbes

With the iPone's European debut still months away, investors aren't diving in just yet.

Apple Posts iPod Reset Utility 1.0.2

by MacMinute

An iPhone Changed My Life (Briefly)

by Michelle Slatalla, New York Times

When I took my iPhone out of the box on Friday to prove to my children that we were the first family on the block with one, I had a glimpse of what life will be like after I'm dead and they're fighting over my jewelry.

GhostReader Offers High Quality Text To Speech

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

The Universal Nature Of Change

by Christopher Breen, Playlist

Universal and the other majors have had their day of unlimited power and influence, but that day is coming to an end. The question that remains is how they will deal with this inevitable future.

It Could Work: A 3Rd Party Email Client For OS X

by Michael O McCracken

"Email client" isn't just a single app category, and it's about time someone realized it.

Apple's Little Problem With Ripping Off Artists

by Ryan Block, Engadget

Cupertino's getting all Picasso on us with the "Good artists copy, great artists steal" stuff, time and time again knocking off other artists' and creative companies' work in its own products and advertising.

Where Would Jesus Queue?

by The Economist

Apple accomplishes a marketing feat to be envied and studied.

iPhone Futures Prove To Be A Bad Investment

by Katie Hafner, New York Times

Across the nation, people looking to make a quick and easy profit bought one, two or as many phones as they could by recruiting friends to stand in line with them. But now they are finding that the iPhone is much more like a Harry Potter book than a hard-to-find Wii video game machine: a great thing to be one of the first to own, but not high in resale value because supply is not constrained.

AppleCare For iPhone Details Confirmed

by Dave Caolo, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

iPhone Safari Navigation Tricks

by Erica Sadun, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Nisus Launches Nisus Writer Pro 1.0

by Jeff Gamet, Mac Observer

Nisus Writer Pro expands on the capabilities of Nisus Writer Express with several new features including table of contents, indexing, and bookmarks.

July 5, 2007

iPhone "Will" Contractions

by Dan Pourhadi, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Type "helll", and the keyboard software will recommend "he'll".

No Suitable Email Apps For Mac OS X

by Brent Simmons,

Accessories For iPhone Are Hitting Market; Some Are Worthwhile

by Walter S. Mossberg, Wall Street Journal

O2 Closes In On Exclusive Deal To Sell iPhone In UK

by Nic Fildes, Independent

O2 is on the verge of wrapping up a deal to exclusively sell the Apple iPhone in the UK with a view to launching the iPod-based handset by Christmas.

It is understood that T-Mobile, Germany's largest operator, will sell the iPhone exclusively in Germany, while Orange, France's largest mobile phone company, has won the race to sell the handset in France. The iPhone is due to launch across those territories in November.

Hacking Or Reverse Engineering?

by Tom Yager, InfoWorld

Scientists are reverse engineering the galaxy. So why is it illegal to reverse engineer a DVD player or the iPhone?

Apple's iPhone Is Sleek, Smart And Simple

by Rob Pegoraro, Washington Post

With the iPhone, Apple has crafted an extraordinary piece of wireless art. But phones aren't art alone; they're also tools that we customize and use as we see fit. The combination of elegance and open-ended utility makes APple's computers a pelasure to use; the iPhone needs more of the latter.

Our First iPhone Bugs

by Robert Graham, Errata Security

The thing that interests us most is that we think the iPhone is inherently more secure than competing smartphones.

Little Harmony In Mobile Music

by Maija Palmer, Financial Times

Mobile operators have invested heavily in their own music services, and may be reluctant to promote Apple's rival iTunes service.

Apple Gives Macbook Smasher A New Macbook

by Consumerist

If you recall, Michael was pissed because Apple denied his warranty repair, saying there was liquid damage. Michael denied spilling any liquid, and made a video of himself smashing his Macbook with a sledgehammer.

Using Multi-Network Meebo Chat Service On Your iPhone

by David Chartier, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Before You Activate Your iPhone, Read This!

by Michael Tiemann, CNET

Apple and AT&T are demanding customers reveal SSNs to activate their iPhones. That should be the lead of every technology and business article written this week.

July 4, 2007

iPhone DVD Jon Claims To Activate WIthout ATT... T-Mobile For Europe?

by Xeni Jardin, Boing Boing


by David Weiss

What's amazing to me about the iPhone experience is how much time Apple spent, not on the end states, but the transitions through and to the end states.

THe Computer Of The Future

by Rachel Rosmarin, Forbes

The iPhone and its product-lie descendents offer a glimpse of what's to come—a world of small, elegant machines allowing users to take true, full-featured internet access with them anywhere.

Universal Confirms iTunes Contract Change

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

The world's largest major record label last night released a statement on the matter, telling Macworld UK: "Universal Music Group has decided not to renew its long-term agreement for Apple's iTunes service. Universal Music Group will now market its music to iTunes in an 'at will' capacity, as it does with its other retail partners."

Apple Hits Redial

by Brian Caulfield, Forbes

Steve Jobs may not have reinvented the mobile phone, but he has re-invented the way mobile phones are sold.

Pogue's Awesome iPhone-Period-Typing Shortcut

by David Pogue, The Missing Manuals

So here's what you can do, all in one motion: 1. Touch the ".?123" key, but don't lift your finger as the punctuation layout appears. 2. Slide your finger a half-inch onto the period or comma key, and release.

How The iTunes Hegemony Has Frozen Out Music Retailers And Stifled Competition

by Robert L. Mitchell, Computerworld

Apple iPhone Sold Out At Most Stores After Four Days

by Connie Guglielmo, Bloomberg

Apple Inc. ran out of iPhones at more than half its stores less than a week after introducing the combination iPod music player and handset in the U.S.

Apple's Partner Paradox

by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek

Alliances with AT&T and Universal Music Group underscore the benefits and pitfalls of forging close ties with the maker of the iPod and iPhone.

No Bonjour On The iPhone

by James Duncan Davidson

.Mac Email Aliases Don't Really Work On The iPhone

by One Digital Life

iPhone May Be Available In Alaska

by Cara Christiansen,

The news of a telecom acquisition between AT&T and Cellular One will sound like sweet iTunes to Mac enthusiasts since Alaskans were left out of the deal until an announcement Friday by AT&T.

iTuning Out?

by Brian Braiker, Newsweek

What would happen if the world's largest music corporation didn't renew its contract with Apple Inc.?

Straight Dope From Fake Steve Jobs

by Daniel Terdiman, CNET

CNET doesn't know who FSJ is. But we do know what he thinks. On Monday, just days after Jobs' huge public relations effort build around the launch of the iPhone went off mainly as planned, FSJ sat down for an open-ended instant-message conversation with

Music Label iPod Tax Behind Universal-iTunes Standoff?

by Eliot Van Buskirk, Wired

Read/Write To NTFS Drives In OS X


VisualHub Video App Updated For iPhone

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

iPhone Safari Isn't Safari 3.0, And Other Development Surprises

by Justin Berka, Ars Technica

iPhone Safari is not the same as Safari 3, which many people were thinking was the case. It's not the same as Safari 2, either, since the version of Safari on the iPone was apparently forked somewhere in between.

GarageSale 3.2: eBay Auction-Listing Software Geared For Power Sellers

by Tony Bojorquez, Macworld

The amount of control it provides over the auction-listing process will especially appeal to more-experienced eBay sellers.

Celebrate Independence Day With Your Mac

by Dave Caolo, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Tomorrow is Independence Day in the US, which we celebrate by drinking alcohol, eating outdoors, and blowing things up (in that order). Here's how you can get your Mac in on the fun.

July 3, 2007

Aple Denies Big Record Label May Quit iTunes

by Ellen Lee, San Francisco Chronicle

Apple Inc. denied reports Monday that record label Universal Music Group did not plan to renew its contract to sell songs on its online iTunes Store.

"We re still negotiating with Universal," Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said. "Their music is still on iTunes and their not re-signing is just not true."

Universal Downgrades Kneecapping To Kick In Nuts

by Andrew Orlowski, The Register

Universal Music Group has responded to yesterday's report in the New York Times by declaring that it will continue to supply its catalog to Apple's iTunes store. It'll just do so on new terms, far more flexible than it previously enjoyed.

FinanceToGo 1.5 Adds Address Book Support

by MacMinute

iPhone Hackers Disclose Vulns And Hunt For Clues

by Dan Goodin, The Register

Less than 72 hours after the iPhone's introduction, researchers have reported at least one flaw that could allow an attacker some level of control over the device, while other hackers have uncovered passwords hiding in Apple software that could prove key in gaining root access, they said.

iPhone, Therefore iTap And Tap And...

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

On my Tero, there are six hardware buttons that can be used regardless of which program you're running. On the iPhone, there's just one (the Home button). While this keeps the design clean and reduces the learning curve, it definitely leads to (tap... tap... tap...) mre work to accomplsh certain things.

More gesture shortcuts, handwriting recognitions, and even voice recognition: Apple needs to keep innovating, adding new stuff, while maintaining a super easy-to-use iPhone.

Inside The iPhone's Visual Charms

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

Photos, a built-in camera, and YouTube access augment mobile phone's offerings.

Tada! The 6Th Gen Contract-Free WiFi-Enabled iPod

by Erica Sadun, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

I found that your activated iPhone is a lot more flexible and powerful than AT&T and Apple admit.

Apple iPhone (4GB/8GB)

by Jeremy Horwitz, iLounge

With iPhone, Apple — a company with considerable consumer electronics and computer experience but no track record in cell phones — has come out of the gate with a product htat is all but stunning cosmetically and functionally.

Apple iPhone: Groundbreaking Wireless Communicator Really Lives Up To The Hype

by Jason Snell, Macworld

This first iPhone is an impressively polished product, with none of the haphazardness that we've come to associate with anything 1.0.

Two Days After iPhone Launch, AT&T EDGE Goes Down

by Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service

iPhone users across the U.S. was complaining Monday that AT&T Inc.'s wireless data network was down.

Today I'm A Mac User

by Duncan Riley

I've still got a lot to learn but so far no error messages, no validation messages, no continual prompts asking me if I want to do that: not having to deal with this alone is worth its weight in gold.

Apple Falls, Sprint Up After iPhone Launch

by Reuters

Why Universal Bit Apple Back

by Louis Hau, Forbes

The move means that Universal will treat Apple like pretty much any other retailer it does business with, marking a first step in restoring some balance in the relationship between Apple chief executive Steve Jobs and the struggling recording industry.

How Can I Send A Multimedia Message (MMS) From The Apple iPhone?

by iPhone FAQ

Using iPhone's email picture function, you can still get your photos over to your friends' phones by emailing it to their phone.

Beyond Sweet

by Craig Hockenberry,

Even though we don't have an iPhone SDK, we can begin this difficult process of rethinking our designs. And in many cases, HTML and Javascript can be used to prototype these redesigns.

Joining The iPod Nation

by Steve Rose, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

AT&T Offering Refunds For Forced iPhone Accessory Bundles

by Gizmodo

If you were forced into buying iPhone accessories you don't want, go ahead and return them to the store where you bought them.

iPhone Shows Need For New Wireless Network

by Grant Gross, IDG News Service

Complaints about the speed of the network that Apple's new iPhone connects to points to the need for a new broadband wireless network in the U.S., said a businessman proposing one.

Apple Secures For Seven-Figure Sum - Report

by Aidan Malley, AppleInsider

A last minute bid by Apple Inc. to acquire the domain ahead of the gadget's launch on Friday is reported to have netted its previous registrant a seven-digital sum.

First Cisco. Must Apple choose the iPhone name?

My iPhone Doesn't Work, But I Love It Anyway

by Reihan Salam, Slate

Inside the mind of an Apple obsessive.

Sales Of iPhones Beat Analysts' Expectations

by Bloombger News, International Herald Tribune

Several analysts said Monday that Apple had sold significantly more iPhone in the United States than they expected over the weekend, suggesting the company would reach its goal of making mobile phones as profitable as its computers and the iPod.

iPhone: Poor Compatibility With Web Apps

by Gearlog

AOL Boasts Mac-Specific Improvements

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Square Box Upgrades CatDV To Version 6

by John Martellaro, Mac Observer

Square Box Systems announced on Monday the immediate availability of CatDV 6.0, a major upgrade to its video logging and media asset software for Mac OS X and Windows.

iPhone Teardown Suggests $200-220 Build Cost

by MacNN

Obviously, this does not include the cost of creating that wonderful software that powers the great experience.

iPhone Battery Warranty, Replacement Information

by Dave Caolo, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

A new one will cost you $79US.

Apple Patches 'Snap, Crckle, Pop' Bug

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Tagged as "Audio Update 2007-001," the 660KB download targets all Intel-powered Macs, said Apple. "[This] addresses an issue with version 1.0 of the Mac OS X 10.4.10 Update in which a 'popping' sound might be heard with some external spekers on Intel-based Macs."

July 2, 2007

Adobe Completes Creative Suite 3

by Elsa Wenzel, CNET

Adobe is shipping the final two editios of its Creative Suite 3 today, rounding off the first updates to its digital design software ince a merger with Macromedia les than two years ago.

24 Hours With The iPhone: My Dream Mini Computer

by A Whole Lotta Nothing

The thing that really knocked my socks off was Safari.

Four iPhones Per Person At Apple Stores

by Gizmodo

Race Is On To Unlock The iPhone

by Sumner Lemon, IDG News Service

Now that Apple's iPhone is finally on sale, the race is on to see who can unlock it.

Unlocking the iPhone will enable the handset to be used with any cellular provider with a GSM or EDGE network, not just AT&T's networ. That's an attractive proposition for users who already have a cellular contract with another carrier, or users outside the U.S. who can't wait to get their hands on Apple's new handset.

Piper Jaffray: 500,000 iPhones Sold Over The Weekend

by Tom Krazit, CNET Crave

Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster released a report Sunday night estimating that Apple sold about 500,000 units from 6 p.m. Friday through the close of business Sunday.

iPhone Not Quite The Cash Cow eBay Sellers Were Hoping

by Corey Spring, Newsvine

Many of the iPhone auctions weren't sellling, slightly over half came and went without a single bidder.

Download-To-DVD Now An Option For Apple, CinemaNow, Others

by Ken Fisher, Ars Technica

Commercial video download sites like CinemaNow and the iTunes Store will soon have the option of allowing customers to burn copies of downoaded movies to DVDs that will playback in standard DVD players, thanks to an amendment recently approved by the DVD Copy Control Association.

And all along, I've wondered why Apple (and many others) didn't pay attention to the VCD format, which is big in Asia, and many, if not all, DVD players can play VCD too.

Universal Music May Not Renew iTunes Contract

by Ethan Smith and Nick Wingfield, Wall Street Journal

Highlighting ongoing tension between the music industry and Apple Inc., Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group is set to notify the Cupertino, Calif. company that it is not renewing a long term contract to sell digital music downloads through the increasingly powerful iTunes Store, according to people familiar with the situation.

Instead, Universal, which is the world's largest music company by market share, expects to go to a short-term sales agreement.

See Also:

Apple Faces Rebellion Over iTunes: Universal Won't Renew Contract, by Jeff Leeds, New York Times.

Steve Jobs Vs. Universal, by Jerry Del Colliano, Inside Music Media. Here's the theory I think is most likely. Consumers steal more music.

The iPod That's Really A Phone

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

How the iPhone is like Apple's music player — and how it isn't.

Chasing The iPhone

by Martin Fackler, New York Times

Now that analysts and industry executives are getting their first good look at the iPhone, many are concerned that Asian manufacturers may have underestimated the Apple threat.

Many people — manufacturers and consumers alike — didn't realize that a lot of the iPod magic is in the software. Software that exists on the iPod itself and, more important, the piece of software called iTunes. But the iPhone, well, it's not difficult ot realise that software plays a very important role. (Nevertheless, many may still miss out on the importance of iTunes, even for the iPhone.) And that's why iPhone imitators in Asia will probably have a harder time than iPod imitators, because software development hasn't really been a strong point for a lot of these Asian manufacturers.

AT&T Says iPhone Acitvation Improving

by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press

AT&T Inc. said Sunday that situation has improved. "We are working on any issues on an individual basis with customers who were impacted," said Michael Coe, a spokesman for AT&T.

iPhone Processor Found: 620MHz ARM CPU

by Ryan Block, Engadget

How To Port 'Ineligible' Mobile Numbers To AT&T And iPhone

by Kasper Jade, AppleInsider

Looks like you'll encounter problems activating your iPhone if you've moved to a different ZIP code than your existing mobile phone number... Looks like your mobile phone's DRM is worse than iTunes'. :-)

Problem Solved — Readable Websites On An iPhone

by Dave Winer, Scripting News

The trick is to add a <meta> element to the page.

iPhone And iPod Accessories: What Works, What Doesn't

by Nilay Patel, Engadget

While it looks like a buch of third-party headphones are out, most iPod accessories seem to work, although the iPhone isn't exactly happy about it — it pops up a warning and offers to put itself in airplane mode so you don't hose your speakers with GSM signal noise.

See Also:

Apple Creates iPhone-Specific Trailers Site

by David Chartier, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Clicking this icon appears to take the user to an iPod-like app, where the trailer begins to buffer, and all movie controls are available.

July 1, 2007

Several AT&T Stores Forced Customers To Buy Accessories With iPhone

by Gizmodo

iSee Into The Future, Therefore iAm

by Adam Bryant, New York Times

These days, new can seem so yesterday. What matters is what's next.

iPhone iPlenty: The Sell-Out That Wasn't

by Ken Fisher, Ars Technica

Only Steve Jobs could get people to wait in line for something that, well, you didn't need to wait in line for.

The iPhone: Two Reviews, One Conclusion — It's A Glimpse Of The Future

by Ken Mingis, Computerworld

Cupertino, We Have A Problem

by Jason Kottke

Looks like it's the plastic sheath around the headphone plug that's the problem.

See Also:

Apple Wants You To Buy Their Headphones For iPhone, by Smooth Harold.

iPhone Launch, AT&T Vs. Apple Store

by Gizmodo

iPhone Experience: The Keyboard

by Dave Caolo, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

For us, "slow and deliberate" is the name of the game.

Steve Shows Up For iPhone Launch

by Dave Caolo, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

"I Take The iPhone Home"

by Lev Grossman, Time

Steve Jobs has said, repeatedly, that this is the best iPod that Apple has ever made, and it is. It's also the best phone that anybody has ever made.

Big iPhone Headache: Waiting For AT&T Activation

by Declan McCullagh, CNET

So I admit it: I bought an iPhone. That was the easy part. But I should have realized that if the customer service whizzes at AT&T could find a way to mar what was otherwise a perfectly pleasant experience, they would.

How Tough Is The iPhone?

by Eric Butterfield, PC World

PC World manhandles the new Apple phone to see how much abuse it can take. Conclusion: There's no need to coddle this sexy little device.

By Heng-Cheong Leong