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October 31, 2007

New iPod Ad Created By 18-Year-Old

by Stuart Elliott, Internationa Herald Tribune

The idea that you do not have to be a professional to create a good commercial is becoming widespread, a trend known as consumer-generated content. Leave it to Apple to - paraphrasing the company's old slogan - think differently.


by The Macalope, CNET

Forum postings and blog comments suffer from self-selection and are not a valid indicator of whether or not a piece of software is teh sux0r.

Analysis: Leopard A Key Part Of Apple's Business

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Don't be fooled by Apple's ever-widening business interests, analysts say—the Mac OS remains a critical part of Apple's overal strategy. And Mac OS X 10.5 in particular figures to play an essential role in the company's ongoing success.

Upgrade Or Not?

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

Take it from me: You should definitely upgrade right away, because of five amazingly cool features. Or not—you could also put off upgrading to Leopard because of five really dubious things about the OS X update.

A Roundup Of Leopard Security Features

by Thomas Ptacek, Matasano Chargen

How Leopard Changed My Workflow


Past habits are being modified, old applications are being trashed, and new features are being taken advantage of.

Is Leopard's Firewall Insecure Or Broken? Maybe Not.

by Geek Precis

The iPhone Dilemma - A Victim Of Its Design Success?

by Perspective 2.0

You will not be able to control what will be done to it or with it around the world.

Some Leopard Early Adopter Bitten By Installation Bugs

by Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica

Satisfying UI Design Is Often Illogical

by Scott Steven, Theocacao

If history can be used as a benchmark, the UI discussion cycle we're currently in with Leopard is a natural part of the process. Any sort of change will bring disagreement from some users, but eventually it all settles down as people get used to it and various tweaks are made.

See Also:

Leopard UI Vs. Usability, by Reinvented Blog.

The Way It Woz: Steve Wozniak On All Things Apple: Apple And Beyond

by Laptop Magazine

Benchmark: Leopard Needs 64-Bit Intel To Beat Tiger

by Iljitsch van Beijnum, Ars Technica

Leopard Has More Holes Than Spots

by Lisa Vaas, eWeek

Security has slipped backwards on the evolutionary ladder in Apple's latest Mac OS X release, security researchers say, with Leopard's firewall having more holes than its namesake cat has spots.

See Also:

Holes In Leopard's Firewall, by Robert Vamosi, CNET

Leopard's Gems Replacements, Part 1

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

With the release of Leopard, I went through the Mac Gems Catalog to see which products have sene some—or all—of their features make their way into the latest version of the OS.

Top Ten Leopard Tips

by Guy Kawasaki

Back up first!

Menu Bars So Clean, They Seem To Disappear

by Matt Neuburg, TidBITS

We all simply know that, real soon now, there will be third-party applications galore to tackle this menu-bar problem. For me, it just mean choosing a 'sensible' desktop picture for now.

Update: OpaqueMenuBar. (No, I haven't try this yet.)

Shipping Means Prioritizing

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

Perl, Python, and Ruby pretty much compile out of the box on Mac OS X. Apple doesn't have to do much at all — at least relative to Java — to include them on Mac OS X. Why? Because that's how these tools are designed and engineered — they're made to "just build" on any Unix-like OS. It's not Apple's responsibility that Java isn't like that — it's Sun's.

Wireless Slowly Dies After Leopard Upgrade, Users Report

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Mac users are reporting a number of problems with their wireless connections after updating to Leopard, according to traffic on Apple Inc.'s support forums.

October 30, 2007

Leopard Weekend Sales "Far Outpaced" Tiger At 2 Million Copies

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

During its debut weekend, Mac OS X 10.5 "far outpaced" sales of Tiger in its first weekend.

Inside Leopard's Time Machine: Backups For The Rest Of Us

by Ryan Faas, Computerworld

The goal set for Apple's engineers in designing Time Machine was to create a backup technology that requires little or no configuration, performs backups automatically and invisibly, and makes restoring files from those backups as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. That's a pretty tall order, even for Apple, and yet the company has managed to deliver those results.

Apple Not Just Refusing Cash, Also Refusing Apple Gift Cards For iPhones

by Ryan Block, Engadget

I wonder if Apple will accept currency in the form of souls, with a paper trail.

Apple Kills Sherlock In Leopard

by MacNN

Is Apple's .Mac For OS X Worth It?

by Chris Pirillo

Apple Trusts Users More Than Microsoft?

by Chris Pirillo

You heard me right, folks. Apple trusts us.

Leopard Is Fugly

by Derek Powazek

How Deep Are Leopard's Changes?

by Elsa Wenzel, CNET

Smug Ugly

by Anil Dash

Arrogance is ugly. If you claim to care about aesthetics and design, it's in your interest to keep from being completely tacky and lacking in taste.

Leopard Will Open The Mac OS X Floodgates (And Embarrass Microsoft)

by Don Reisinger, CNET

Mac OS X Leopard is one of the most significant operating system achievements we have witnessed in years. Not only does it add functinality that Microsoft could only have dreamed of, it does so in a snappy environment that doesn't annoy you with pop-ups asking for permission or all of those security threats we have come to know (and hate) in Windows.

Chocolatier: Chanllenging Business Tycoon Game Adds Sweet Arcade-Style Element

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Chocolatier is a delightfully challenging business tycoon game with some sweet twists and turns.

Blue In The Face

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

The evidence as of this writing indicates that every single instance of a "blue screened" botched Leopard upgrade is attribute to the presence of APE. The biggest problem seems to be that many of these blue screen sufferers had no idea APE was installed on their system.

On the other hand, I'll be pretty surprised that Apple didn't encounter this problem in the test labs. (Not everyone was pulled to do iPhone, right?) A few man-days of extra effort could have prevented this bad press.

Another Look At Friday's Leopard Launch

by Brian Chen, Macworld

Zucker Says Apple Deal Rotten

by Michael Learmonth, Variety

"Apple sold millions of dollars worth of hardware off the back of our content and made a lot of money," [President & CEO of NBC Universal] Jeff Zucker said. "They did not want to share in what they were making off the hardware or allow us to adjust pricing."

The iPhone Cash Ban: It's Legal, And Here's Why

by Bryan Gardiner, Wired

There is no federal law that prohibits a private business, a person or an organization from dictating what currency or coins they do acceot for payment for goods and/or services.

Inside Leopard: iCal

by Dan Miller, Macworld

The interface tweaks will make iCal a welcome upgrade for any of its current loyalists, but won't be enough to convince anyone to switch. If you're in an office where you can convince your IT folks to switch to OS X Server or some other CalDAV-compliant calendaring platform, its group scheduling tools would be great for any small business or workgroup.

Apple should really beef up its .Mac offerings, and having a hosted CalDAV server solution for families will be an attractive addition.

October 29, 2007

iPhone: Apple's Cross-Platform Innovation Dilemma

by Counternotions

The dilemma for Apple here is: should it index iPhone's rate of innovation to what's available on Windows or port currently Mac-only technologies to Windows as it has to provide an equal measure of user experience to all iPhone users?

There is a third option: work with Google to have iPhone and iPod work with 'cloud computing' that is going to be so popular, if we believe the experts, in the Windows-land.

iTunes Launches Indie Film

by Los Angeles Times

New Parental Control Options In Mac OS 10.5 Leopard

by Wesley Fryer, Moving At The Speed Of Creativity

The entire purchase price of the Leopard operating system update is justified, in my view, by these enhance dparental control options.

Apple, Leopard, And The Hacker Community...

by Scott C. Lemon, The.Inevitable.Org/anism

What is sad to me is that somewhere within our society there seems to be a growing acceptance of stealing and theft of property and services.

A Couple Of Days Of Leopard

by CoreEcon

I do need to rave about the most amazing screen saver. It takes your photos and assembles them in sequence into a set of mosaics made up of other photos.

If you have been mesmerized in the past by the Genie effect (with the Shift key pressed) and the iTunes visualization, be prepared to be mesmerized again. Do check out the mosaic screensaver in the Leopard, especially if you have lots of photos in your iPhoto library.

My Weekend With Leopard And CS3

by James Dempsey, Macworld

If you're holding off on upgrading to Leopard because you rely on your Mac and Adobe's Creative Suite 3 to earn a living, my experience would indicate that you have no worries.

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: The Ars Technica Review

by John Siracusa, Ars Technica

In many ways, Leopard feels like a new beginning. While Tiger conslidated the gains made in 10.0 through 10.3, pinning down APIs and dipping its toe into a few possible future directions for the GUI, Leopard charges bravely forward, choosing one particular new look and mandating it everywhere, redesigning all of the most prominent visual elements of the interface, and shedding old technologies like cat fur.

What's emerged is quite a strange beast: beautiful on the inside and, well, a bit unlovely on the outside. I hope a few years of user feedback will file down some of the sharper edges, even as my dream of a radical new look is ostponed until 10.6 or later. It'd also be nice if Apple would finally make a decision about the successor to the HFS+ file system some time this decade.

Mac Journalism, Or When Emotion Clogs The Brain

by Jeff Carlson, TidBITS

I know that people have strong views, and I want to encourage freedom of expressions. But ranting for the sake of ranting is just a waste of our (your and my) time. I understand why mainstream journalists who don't cover the Mac get defensive and start throwing out words like "Mac zealots" and "cultists" when they cover Apple; they no doubt get much, much more volume of this type of email and don't know how to hande it.

Living With Defaults

by Francois Joseph de Kermadec, O'Reilly Mac DeveCenter Blog

I've spent the past couple months attempting to "re-learn" using my Mac with progresively more default settings. Guess what? I'm much happier. Not because I agree with them all but because I have a lot less to worry about when switching machines.

Evaluating The Leopard Installation Process

by Joe Kissell, TidBITS

Yet again, Apple has made substantial improvements to the installer, and in general, the Leopard installation is easier and more reliable than the Tiger installation was. Also, yet again, some aspects of the upgrade process can cause unexpected problems.

Interpreting Apple

by Buzz Andersen

Apple, like any company, is composed of a large number of pragmatic individuals, most of whom don't have any sort of agenda beyond trying to do their job and meet what are usually pretty demanding project deadlines.

Leopard Drivers Hint At Upcoming MacBooks

by MacNN

Apple Acknowledges Some Leopard Installation Problems

by Tom Krazit, CNET

Getting To Know Time Machine

by Joe Kissell, TidBITS

Leopard Stupidity

by Rory Prior, ThinkMac Software

Leopard is pretty nice, there's a lot to like. But there are some really stupid things too, mostly visual and since I'm a visual kinda person I feel compelled to complain about them!

October 28, 2007

Leopard Early Fixes And Warnings

by Jeff Carlson, TidBITS

Here's a rundown of some current important issues with Leopard.

Apple Leopard And SIP - Not Happening

by Andy Abramson, VoIP Watch

iTunes Voodoo: Restoring Deleted Podcasts

by David Battino, O'Reilly Mac DeveCenter Blog

Dear Lord Of Leopard...

by Dave Winer, Scripting News

I want my white menubar back.

Mac OS X Leopard UI Inconsistencies

by Chris Pirillo

Despite numerous user interface inconsistencies, I'm still largely impressed with Leopard.

The Despicable MacFixIt

by Mac Journals

Ever since founding editor Ted Landau sold MacFixIt years ago, the site has been on an increasingly shrill trajectory of fomenting fear and uncertainty about installing any software, largely in an attempt to instill in its readers an unncessary dependency on the site's blesing before proceeding with, well, anything.


by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

WHat I like best, and what I think Apple deserves the most praise for, is that fact that they've gone back and refined all sorts of litle things, changes so small that they fall far beneath the not-that-high-in-the-first-place threshold of Apple's own "300+ New Features" list.

Apple Targets iPhone Resellers

by Associated Press

Apple Inc. no longer accepts cash for iPhone purchases and now limits sales of the cellphone to two per person in a move to stop people from reselling them.

October 27, 2007

Apple UPdates iLife For Leopard

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Adobe Outlines Its Leopard Compatibility

by Jim Dalyrmple, Macworld

Adobe said that most, but not all of its applications are compatible with Leopard without the need for an update.

Stupid Solutions To Stupid Problems: Get A Solid Color Menu Bar

by Dan Moren, MacUser

What Happened To All The Missing iChat Effects?

by Dan Moren, MacUser

Guess they used all of the alpha-channeling up on the freaking menu bar.

Apple's New Star: Mac Computer

by Troy Wolverton, San Jose Mercury News

Since the name change, something funny has happened: The Mac business has been the star, as iPod sales have started to look a bit anemic.

Override Some Safari 3 Warning Dialogs

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

Leopard And My Mother's Mac

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

I Believe In Murphy's Law

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

Here's how I recommend installing major new OS releases for typical users.

Three Cheers For Apple's Employees

by Daniel Jalkut, Red Sweater Blog

Screen Sharing With Leopard Extends To Tiger

by Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS

More Than Anything, Leopard Is Wish Fulfillment

by Scott steven, Theocacao

The experience in Leopard is one of discovering endless improvements everywhere.

Rain, Wind Don't Deter NYC's Leopard Hunters

by Caroline McCarthy, CNET

Doing The Leopard Moan

by Matt Neuburg, TidBITS

Let's all do the Leopard Moan. Yes, Time Machine is cool, Spaces is neat, but oh (moan!), the interface! What were these people thinking? Yes, you've got a rant inside you, waiting to howl to the moon, and so do I; it's a full moon right now, so let's take this opportunity to get it out of our systems (pun intended). Herewith, then, some things I just can't stand about Leopard.

What's Leopard Really Worth?

by Andy Ihnatko, Macworld

An a-la-carte look at the value of OS X's new features.

October 26, 2007

The Steady Advance Of Mac OS X

by Tom Krazit, CNET

Here's the lesson: making smaller, more frequent changes to your product makes it much easier to stay on top of a changing industry than a five-year plan will ever allow.

Apple's Leopard Pounces On Tokyo

by Martyn Williams, IDG News Service

The update to Apple's Mac OS X operating system, called Leopard, went on sale at the Apple Store in Tokyo on Friday evening, part of a global launch that will unfold around the world over the next 24 hours.

More Goodies In Apple's New Operating System

by David Pogue, New York Times

Even Apple doesn't list every little change to this multi-gigabyte mass of code... and here and there, I found useful little tweaks that never get any press.

Windows Machines Represented In Leopard With Blue Screen Of Death

by Peter Mortensen, Cult Of Mac

In Depth: Apple's Leopard Leaps To New Heights

by Ken Mingis and Michael DeAgonia, Computerworld

A refined look, revamped apps and new options build on an already solid OS foundation.

FIve Reasons Not To Make The Jump To Leopard — Yet

by Ken Mingis, Computerworld

Old hardware, older apps? You might want to wait before upgrading.

Why I Bought AAPL On Oct 8

by Dave Winer, Scripting News

I bought the stock because I was going to buy everything Apple sold from now until forever.

Inside Leopard: Spotlight

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

Those who have stayed away from Spotlight due to its too-broad searches and uneven performance will be impressed with its Leopard implementation.

Inside Leopard: Finder And Dock

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

The new Finder works really well. The look is polarizing, howerver, and some may not enjoy the new "face" of the Finder. I don't think anyone will complain about its performance, however—the new Finder manages to add a number of really nice new features while actually getting faster at handling the typical file management taks.

Apple Quietly Disposes Of Classic In Leopard

by Iljitsch van Beijnum, Ars Technica

Classic has never been available on Intel Macs, but as of Leopard, PowerPC Macs will also have to do without Classic.

Leopard Backpedals Again: No More iPhone Note Syncing

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

Apple In A Fight For Rights To TV Shows

by Frank Ahrens, Washington Post

The turbulence on the content side comes as Apple is enjoying smooth sailing on its hardware side.

See Also:

Warner Music May Not Renew Yearly iTunes Contract, by AppleInsider.

Apple Unleashes Its Leopard OS

by Claudine Beaumont, Telegraph

Leopard's new features are compelling and largely a success, but you won't miss out if you wait a while to make the leap.

Ten Overlooked Leopard Gems

by Rick LePage, Macworld

Under-appreciated OS X 10.5 features you'll be glad Apple added.

MingMania Strategy Game Released

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

iDVD, iLife Support Updates

by Scott McNulty, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Meet Spaces!

by Matt Neuburg, TidBITS

Whether you've got a big multi-monitor setup or a tiny portable screen, Spaces has the potential to make your life a lot easier. You simply have to remember to use it.

Leopard Simplifies Sharing

by Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS

Apple not only consolidated file sharing options for Apple Filing Protocol (AFP), Samba (or SMB), and FTP into one place, but they added back folder sharing, a feature never seen in Mac OS X, even though it was widely used in Mac OS 9 and releases before that.

iMac MXM Update 1.0

by Scott McNulty, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

The iMac MXM Update 1.0 'improves video compatibility with Boot Camp on certain 24" iMac models.'

Inside Leopard: Spaces

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

OS X 10.5 addition offers simplified entry into the realm of virtual desktops.

How To Say "OS X"

by Chris Pirillo

OS TEN. Straight from the manufacturer themselves.

Inside Leopard: System Preferences

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Review: Mac OS X Leopard

by Jason Snell, Macworld

Given the impressive value of Time Machine and improvements to existing programs such as iCal, iChat, Mail, and the FInder, most active Mac users will find more than enough reasons to consider that upgrade cost money well spent. Despite a few interface missteps, particularly when it comes to the menu bar and the Dock, Leopard is an upgrade that roars.

October 25, 2007

Review: Apple's New Operating System

by Simson Garfinkel, MIT Technology Review

Visually stunning, OS 10.5—a.k.a. Leopard—is fast and stable, and it features a consistent set of powerful file-management tools familiar to anyone who has ever used iTunes. And unlike Microsoft Windows, which seems to grind slower with each successive release, OS 10.5 feels faster than 10.4 on the same hardware—provided that you have sufficient memory.

Leopard, Apple's New Mac Operating System, Hits All The Right Spots

by Edward C. Baig, USA Today

Picking Our Favorite Leopard Features

by Macworld

So we rounded up eight Macworld editors, handed them the list of 300-plus Leopard features, and told them to assemble a roster of the top additions and enhancements in Mac OS X.

Inside Leopard: Time Machine

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

Designed to work with internal or external hard drives, Time Machine automatically creates time-based "snapshos" of your machine, allowing you to instantly retrieve files, folders, and applications that you may have deleted—or even just older versions of documents that you've since updated.

Shelve Leopard's Dock Shelf

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Now that we know the Dock's appearance can change in certain circumstances, it was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to get that same look all the time.

Leopard: Faster, Easier Than Vista

by Walter S. Mossberg, Wall Street Journal

I've been testing Leopard, and while it is an evolutionary, not a revolutionary, release, I believe it builds on Apple's quality advantage over Windows. In my view, Leopard is better and faster than Vista, with a set of new features that makes Macs even easier to use.

Apple Offers New Goodies In Leopard System

by David Pogue, New York Times

Apple's mission in Leopard was to make us aware of needs we never knew we had — something Apple is usually good at.

Fluid Mask 3: Photoshop Plug-In Takes The Pain Out Of Extracting Backgrounds

by Jan Kabili, Macworld

As Leopard Day Nears, Third-Party Devs Request Patience

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

Unfortunately, third-party developers are unable to get their applications 100 percent ready for the public version of Leopard. Why? Because they can't get their final copy any earlier than we do.

Can We Please Retire The iPod "Halo" Nonsense?

by David Morgenstern, ZDNet

The Mac is the real deal. If the Mac wasn't a sueprior computing platform, and if it didn't work as advertised, no amount of iPod pull would get switchers to switch.

SubEthaEdit Version 3.0

by Mat Lu, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

It's Fun To Play With Stuff (Or Why I'm Glad I Switched To The Mac)

by Ben Sargent, Broken Digits

The Mac opened up a whole new world for me to play in, and the rabbit hole runs pretty deep.

Carbon Copy Cloner 3.0.1

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Safari Beats IE, Firefox In Speed Trials

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Safari is faster than rival browsers from Microsoft Corp. and Mozilla Corp., a North Carolina web testing firm said today — puting proof to Apple Inc.'s June boast that its browser was the quickest.

Piper Jaffray: AT&T Paying Apple $18 Per iPhone, Per Month

by Tom Krazit, CNET

October 24, 2007

Invisible Children, Dream Big

by Apple

Three guys, a video camera, and a Mac can change the world.

Getting Things Done With TaskPaper 1.0

by Charles Jade, Ars Technica

My feelings are that TaskPaper does pretty well at everything it does, which, by design, is not a lot.

Cashcow 1.0 Budget-Specific App Released

by MacNN

Ratface Studios today released Cashcow 1.0, a personal finance application designed specifically for users looking to create budgets and track expenses.

Fake Steve Jobs - How Alter Ego Took Over A Portion Of Journalist's Life

by Glenn Fleishman, Seattle Times

See Also:

A Moment With.. Daniel Lyons, Aka 'Fake Steve Jobs', by Todd Bishop, Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Leopard Is Landing This Week-Microsoft Should Be Shaking

by jkOnTheRun

One of the major reasons I used to justify the purchase of a MacBook Pro early this year was how easily I could run Windows programs on the Mac using Parallels Desktop... Today I realized I haven't run Vista on the Mac in well over a month!

The Preemptive Switch To Dock-On-The-Left

by Shawn Blanc

It's The Peripherals, Not The PC

by Daniel Drew Turner, eWeek

Apple and anlysts quietly suspect that iPods and iPhones may be selling Mcs nearly eight times faster than any major PC brand.

Apple's Leopard Leaked On Internet

by Jennifer Lawinski, CMP Channel

Apple's Leopard OS was leaked to the masses on file-sharing sites around the internet on Tuesday, three days before the official launch of the next-generation operating system.

Apple's Leopard OS Could Add Significantly To Company's Bottom Line

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Apple Inc. expects Leopard to bring in US$140 million between its launch this Fridya and the end of the year, a company executive hinted Monday. That number, however, is lower than analysts' estimates.

Inside iPhone 1.1.1

by Dan Moren, Macworld

BusySync Syncs Users' iCal Calendars

by MacNN

For Ailing Student iChat Means 'iCan'

by Apple

When Christopher Laub was in the third and fourth grade,s chemotherapy treatments for his leukemia kept him out of school, feeling sick and weak. But through a close collaboration between Bel Aire Elementary School and Apple — as well as a creative use of iChat AV — Laub was bale to continue with his classes. Thanks fto the system that he dubbed "iCan," the young student remained connected to his classmates and his studies.

Everything's COming Up Milhouse

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

The Mac has never experienced sustained growth at this sort of pace. Breaking this quarterly sales record isn't a fluke — it's part of a trend.

October 23, 2007

Has Time Machine's AirPort DIsk Use Been Grounded?

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Given how specific the origin text was, and the fact that it's been purged from the new page while other text remains verbatim, the change doesn't bode well for those hoping to use an AirPort Disk for wireless Time Machine backups.

Five iPod Touch Disappointments

by Macguide

Mac OS X Leopard Community Commentary

by Chris Pirillo

Apple Retail To Beijing, China In 2008

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple will open its first retail store in Beijing, China next summer, said Apple chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer last night.

iPod Growth Slowing... Unless You Count The iPhone

by Matt Rosoff, CNET

POS Developer Recommends The Switch To Mac

by Chris Pirillo

"The main app I write is a POS (Point of Sale) program for fast food chains. I convinced my big customers to switch over to Mac mini systems instead of PCs and my tech support calls have been cut down by almost 80%. Loking back at all the headaches, time, and suffering I could have saved myself, I just hope my bad experiences can help others switch and save themselves and their companies from so much grief."

Ring Me The Money

by Vince Horiuchi, Salt Lake Tribune

Ringtones are a cash cow for the music industry, but strike a sour note with many cell phone users.

More To Mac Sales Than A Halo

by Tom Krazit, CNET

Is Steve Jobs Finally Targeting Businesses?

by Ben Worthen, Wall Street Journal

Apple knows what many individuals have already discovered: The iPhone's web browser makes it a great business tool. And it looks like Apple may be getting ready to market it as such.

Facing Competition, iTunes Revs Up Its Film Section

by David M. Halbfinger, New York Times

In an effort to win attention for the iTunes movie category, Apple will debut Edward Burns' latest film, "Purple Violets," exclusively on its download service.

Bromine Industry Lets Out The Attack Poodles

by Greenpeace

It is possible to significantly reduce the use of BFRs by substituting non-flammable materials for plastics in mobile phones, as some manufacturers already do.

See Also:

Greenpeace Responds To Alarmist Claims, Admits Targeting Apple Grabs Headlines, by Gizmodo.

Does New iPhone Ad Pass The Sniff Test?

by David Carnoy, CNET

The ad in question is "Delay," which depicts an alleged airline pilot, Bryce, talking about how he used his iPhone's app to help avoid a major delay. The ads have gotten some of the folks over at FlyerTalk's forums pretty riled up.

So... I Bought A Mac - Confessions Of A New Mac Zealot

by Like Nobody's Business

It's the cheapest computer I have ever bought and it's the most productive I have ever been.

Apple Is No. 3 PC Maker... For Now

by Daniel Drew Turner, eWeek

A strong surge in notebooks and back-to-school pruchases lifts Apple past Toshiba and Gateway.

Apple Won't Pursue Circuit City; 250,000 iPhones Sold To Unlockers

by Katie Marsal, AppleInsider

Apple revealed that it will not pursue a relationship with Circuit City for Mac sales and that an estimated 250,000 iPhones were sold to buyers who intended to unlock them.

Apple Sells Record Number Of Macs For Q4 2007

by Jeff Carlson, TidBITS

Apple reported that for the fiscal quarter ending 29-Sep-07, it shipped 2,164,000 Macintosh computers, besting last quarter's record by 400,000.

See Also:

Apple Posts $904 Million Profit, by Jim Dalrymple and Philip Michaels, Macworld.

Leopard Preview: What's New With Mac OS X Server

by John C Welch, Macworld

From setup options to file-sharing, changes abound in Leopard's server software.

Leopard: Is It Worth The Upgrade?

by Don Reisinger, CNET

If you rely on software that must work all the time, I simply can't recommend an upgrade until you known all the kinks are worked out. But if there is no mission critical material at your disposal and you don't mind some growing pains, spend the $129 and upgrade to Leopard.

Don't iTouch Me

by Adam Turner, Sydney Morning Herald

Am I the only one the feels that iPod touch is a slap-in-face insult to countries that don't have the iPhone?

Apple Pulls Boot Camp Download Ahead Of Leopard

by MacNN

Chemical Group Comments On Greenpeace iPhone Report

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

An industry group has spoken out against Greenpeace's recent report on the iPhoen, saying that not only is everything used in the iPhone approved for use in electronics, it's also the only way to stay safe.

How Leopard Will Improve Your Security

by Rich Mogull, TidBITS

With the release last week of the feature list for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, the security world is buzzing about some extremely important updates that should, if they work as expected, significantly improve Mac security and will make me less nervous about connecting to wireless networks in internet cafes.

Are Your Fonts Ready For Leopard?

by Sharon Zardetto, TidBITS

October 22, 2007

Free My Phone

by Walt Mossberg, All Things D

I suspect that if the government, or some disruptive innovation, breaks the crippling power that the wireless carriers exert today, the free market will deliver a similar happy ending.

Magic Shop

by Alex Frankel, Fast Company

Are your frontline employees going to save or kill your most important quarter? At Apple, nothing is left to chance.

Apple Set To Report Fruits Of Busy Summer

by Tom Krazit, CNET

After the close of the stock market Monday, Apple is scheduled to report earnings for the fourth quarter of its 2007 fiscal year, which ended in September. With new Macintoshes, new iPods and the first full quarter of iPhone sales to add to the bottom line, the company shows no signs of falling off its torrid pace.

Operating System Truths

by Chris Pirillo

Replacing one OS with another is potentially very costly - in money and in time. At least you should be making an informed decision based on truths and practical experiences, not merely on talking points from pseudo pundits.

Mac Design Holding Pattern Needs To End

by Petr Mortensen, Cult Of Mac

As Apple Gains PC Market Share, Jobs Talks Of A Decade Of Upgrades

by John Markoff, New York Times

Driven in part by what analysts call a halo effect from the iPod and the iPHone, the market share of Apple's personal computers is surging.

The iPod Touch: A Busienss Tool, Too

by Seth Weintraub, Computerworld

Sure, you can listen to music, but there's also a practical side, the side that makes it a perfect tool for business.

Magic At The Touch Of A Button

by Toby Shapshak, The Times

The iPod touch is a standout device because it takes the strengths (simplicity, ease-of-use and tons of music) and updates it for the video generation that is now superseding pure music players.

Found Footage: Apple Store Refuses Service To iPhone Sans AT&T Contract

by Michael Rose, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

October 21, 2007

Getting Ready For The Leap To Leopard

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Should you plunk down your credit card for the next version of Mac OS X? Here's what you need to know before you do.

With This Apple iPhone, I Can Go On A Web Safari

by Claudine Beaumont, Telegraph

For me, the killer application on both of Apple's touchscreen devices is the full Safari web browser.

October 20, 2007

Apple Market Value Soars Past Dell's On Mac, iPod

by Connie Guglielmo, Bloomberg

"It's not a one-trick pony anymore."

Syncing Changes Afoot At .Mac

by Dan Moren, MacUser

Why Root Matters

by Rafe Colburn,

Privilege separation remains really important, even for a device like the iPhone.

The Apple We Know And Love

by Dan Moren, Macworld

Just in the past few days, Apple's made at least three moves that could be a break in the clouds, reasuring me that Apple's not ready to join the ranks of the soulless corporations just yet.

Leopard Guided Tou Video Posted At

by Michael Rose, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

October 19, 2007

Apple Leopard Pre-Orders Doubling Last Launch, Some VARs Say

by Edward F. Moltzen, CMP Channel

Some solution providers say pre-orders of Apple's forthcoming Leopard operating system are more than double the volume for the same time prior to the last major Mac OS release, and point to new features and dissatisfaction with Microsoft Vista as key drivers.

Let The Tea Leaf Reading Begin

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

We now know two new things: (1) that there will be "native third party applications on the iPhone"; and (2) that the SDK is scheduled for February. That leaves a long list of questions.

The iPod Touch Fails To Wow

by Cliff Edwards, BusinessWeek

Judged against its iPod peers, I was surprised to find the Touch lacks some of the intuitive, user-friendly features that have made the product line so successful.

Apple's New Frontier: Servers For The Rest Of Us?

by David Morgenstern, ZDNet

The words "simple" and "Unix server" are usually not found in the same sentence. But Apple has worked this same magic for the Macintosh with OS X. We used to call something that looks and functions like the Mac a Unix workstation.

The Macintosh was designed to be the "computer for the rest of us." Perhaps Leopard Server is start of the server for the rest of us.

Apple's iTunes U Goes 'Beyond Campus'

by MacNN

iTunes U section will expand by supplying debates from the Supreme Court, radio broadcasts on the civil rights movement, among other offerings.

What's Behind Apple's Software Gift To Musicians?

by Adam Webb, The Guardian

GarageBand, Apple's free software is credited with getting many bands started, but is the inclusion of the program on Macs pure generosity or clever marketing?

Musicians Find A Fast-Track To iTunes

by Devin Leonard, Fortune

TuneCore is the brainchild of Jeff Price, a music industry veteran who, in his own way, is as much a radical as Public Enemy's front man. For $30 - "The cost of a six-pack and a pizza," says Price - TuneCore will get your ten-song album on iTunes.

iPhone Apps Have To Pay Their Way

by Fraser Speirs

I would hope that Mac developers look at the iPhone as the truly new platform that it is, rather than as an adjunct to Mac OS X. Just because it has some elements of Cocoa doesn't mean it's Mac OS X Lite.

Time Machine Could Give Hard-Drive Sales A Jolt

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

Leopard is going to make hard drive vendors very, very happy.

Firefox 3 To Go Native In Apperance

by Stephen Shankland, CNET

"Mozilla's user experience team literally wants to do a better job of visually integrating with Windows than IE, and a better job of visually integrating with OS X than Safari. I don't know if we will be able to pull that off, but that's the goal."

See Also:

Firefox On Mac OS X 10.5, by Josh Ass, Boom Swagger Boom.

DragThing 5.9 Supports Leopard, More

by MacNN

Money 2.4, Personal Finance 2.4 Released

by MacNN

Apple Remote Desktop Bumped To 3.2 With Functionality Fixes

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

The ARD 3.2 client and admin contain a decent list of changes, including improvements to the reliability of Copy Item tasks and the addition of Intel compatibility to the Open Application task.

iTunes And Amazon: A Look Back

by Christopher Breen, Playlist

Apple Workers Get Shuttle Service, Car Wash

by MacNN

Apple is launching a free shuttle service for its employees on Monday to ferry workers between strategic points in the Bay Area and the Cupertino-based campus.

School Boards Lead The Way With 1 To 1 Learning

by Apple

"We're definitely seeing a difference in the lives of the kids in the classroom, now that the Apple instructional tools are available to them."

Does This Class Action Suit Against Apple Have Legs?

by Montreal Gazette

When David Bitton found that his new iPod nano has 7.45 GB of capacity rather than the 8 GB advertised, he decided to sue the company.

October 18, 2007

Hold Me, Touch Me, Thrill You

by Jack Kapica, Globe And Mail

In general, the Touch is great at what it's designed to do — it even has a decent battery life, though it should be recharged every night. But in a world now dominated by Swiss Army knife cellphones that do so much more (though not better), it's neither fish nor fowl. It's neither a phone nor a PDA, and it's much more than an MP3 player. What is best about it is the anticipation of what Aple will do with it next.

Developers On iPhone SDK: OMG! ABFT!

by Bryan Gardiner, Wired

The software industry gave a hearty cheer to Apple's announcement it will provide a software-development kit for the iPhone next spring.

Do You Know What's Inside The SDK?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Ah... the elusive iPhone SDK. It's finally here... Well, okay, it's not exactly here yet. But Steve Jobs promised there will be one in February of next year. Based on what Apple has been delivering lately, this will be, I guess, the very last day of February, eh? It is a Friday, so all the hackers can spent their entire weekend to port their applications onto the phone.

But then, we still don't know what is inside the SDK, such as the scope of the APIs, and the method by which third-party applications can get onto the iPhones. Steve Jobs definitely hinted at a model where applications need to be approved by Apple in order to get onto the phones. This may mean that you'll get your outliners and minesweepers, but you may not get your instant messengers and internet phones.

Furthermore, we don't know what is the scope of API that will be accessible by third-party programmers. Can third-party applications make phone calls, send SMS messages, or sense the tilt and turns of the phone? (As others have noted, a mini-Wii.)

So, if you are planning to buy an iPhone or an iPod touch, and that a rich and wonderful set of third-party applications is a must-have feature, well, we are not there yet. Buy the gadgets because you like its existing features, not because of its potential, because we don't know where's the ceiling yet come Feb 08.

iPhone SDK: Could Motion Controls Make The iPhone A Mini Wii?

by Leander Kahney, Cult Of Mac

Think handheld portable Wii.

Does The iPhone SDK Point To Impending Touch Screen Devices?

by Bryan Gardiner, Wired

While Steve Jobs says the three plus months developers will have to wait for an iPhone SDK are essential for ensuring security on the phone, other industry insiders are starting to wonder if the delay might be attributable to something else. Something, say, more tablety with a touch screen interface?

Apple OS X Leopard: A Beautiful Upgrade

by Tom Yager, InfoWorld

Leopard is a legitimately big deal. It's underhyped compared to iPhone, and yet unlike iPhone, Leopard is a genuine triumph of customer-focused engineering. It's a pleasure and a relief to see that Apple remembers how to deliver open, affordable, standards-based products.

Apple TV Fails To Tap The Net's Limitless Library

by Leander Kahney, Wired

The wireless media center might have been a smash, if only the company had learned from its own succes swith the iPod and designed Apple TV to play video formats popular on BitTorrent and other file-sharing networks.

Apple Vs. Everyone

by Ivan Askwith, Slate

Networks take note: Apple's not going away.

Apple, Orange To Sell Unlocked iPhone In France

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

The unlocked iPhone will carry a premium price, although the companies did not say how much more it would be.

Freeverse Ups Periscope Webcam Software

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

The software features motion and audio-sensitivity, and can snap pictures then send them to a .Mac account, FTP, by e-mail and more.

It's Official: Apple's Number Three In The U.S.

by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

By Gartner's reckoning — and it should be noted that these are estimates — Apple has finally surpassed both Gateway (now part of Acer) and Toshiba to make it into third place in the U.S. PC market behind leaders Dell and Hewlett-Packard.

Google, Apple And The Future Of Personal Computing

by Nicholas Carr, Rough Type

Why do you think Google is spending billions of dollars a year building data centers? Why do you think Microsoft is madly tryng to catch up, spending even more billions than Google? It's not just search and ads. What's at stake is control over personal computing itself - and Microsoft knows that, confronting the combined front-end and back-end skills of Google and Apple, it's at a big disadvantage. It will likely lose this war.

Software Kit For iPhone, iPod Touch Applications Set For February 2008

by Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS

Jobs' letter today was a bit in the tone of, "Hey, you kids, getoff my lawn! We still have to get rid of the gophers, resod the grass, and finish the main house before we let you on it in a few months, you little...." Jobs' statement emphasized the high level of risk for viruses and malware to spread among phones, and the widespread hallucination engaged in (or promoted by) the cell phone industry that such problems don't already exist. Fair enough, although what he's really saing is, "We've been too busy to work on the iPhone and Leopard at the same time; now we can focus on the iPhone again."

16 Coolest New Features In Mac OS X 10.5 That You Didn't Know About

by Sitening Blog

There are several little known new features that are actually quite cool.

Weak Leopard Discounts: Tip Of The Iceberg For Apple's .Edu Store?

by Jeff Smykil, Ars Technica

Things do seem to be changing in the Apple Store.

October 17, 2007

Apple's iTunes Plus Now World's Largest DRM-Free Music Catalog

by AppleInsider

Apple on Wednesday issued a formal announcement regarding its expanded iTunes Plus service, which now offers more than two million tracks at the reduced price of just 99 cents.

Glove Remote Control For iPod

by Charlie Sorrel, Wired

The UNIX Wars Are Over, And Leopard Won.

by Jeremiah Foster, O'Reilly Mac DeveCenter Blog

Sadly, Apple seems to have neglected perl.

Are You Looking For Your Leopard?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Looking For My Leopad, :-).

Security Researcher Posts iPhone Exploit Code Online

by Kevin McLaughlin, CMP Channel

A security researcher on Tuesday published exploit code for a security vulnerability in Apple's iPhone that can allow a hacker to gain complete control over the popular mobile device.

Cool Firms (Ahem Apple?) Promote Women To The Top

by Nicole Woolsey Biggart, San Jose Mercury News

Apple is one of 33 Silicon Valley companies with no woman in the executive suite or the boardroom.

Apple May Have Fired Greedy Retail Employees For Cashing iPhone Credit

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

Pixelmator 1.0.1

by James Dempsey, Macworld

Pixelmator is about as close to Photoshop as one can get while still maintaining the elegance and ease of use that Mac users expect. I was blown away with Pixelmator's features, speed, stability, and stunning good looks.

Apple Reduces Prices On iTunes Songs Without Anti-Copying Software

by Nick Wingfield, Wall Street Journal

Apple Inc. is reducing the price of all songs on its iTunes Store without anti-copying software to 99 cents from $1.29, bringing Apple's prices on such tracks closer to those offered by Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other rivals in online music.

Leopard: The Wow Really Starts Now

by Chris Pirillo

I wanted to call your attention to just a few of the changes that made me leap out of my seat and scream "WOW!"

Apple Updates ATI Radeon X1900 XT Firmware

by MacNN

Apple today released its ATI Radeon X1900 XT Firmware Update, but did not provide any insight into the fixes.

October 16, 2007

TextExpander 2.0 Adds New Sharing Features

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Apple, France Telecom Settle iPhone Contract For End-Nov Launch - Report

by Thomson Financial

OS X Leopard Available For Pre-Order

by Mark Hattersley, Macworld UK

Apple is taking orders for the next iteration of its operating system, OS X 10.5 Leopard, on the Apple Store.

Apple states that the software will be ready to ship on 26 October.

Apple Says iPhone Complies With Eco Standards

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

The iPhone meets the restrictions placed on hazardous substances, Apple said in the wake of a Greenpeace report published on Monday.

"Like all Apple products worldwide, iPhone complies with RoHS [Restriction of Hazardous Substances], the world's toughtest restrictions on toxic substances in electronics," an Apple spokesperson, told Macworld. "As we have said, Apple will voluntarily eliminate the use of PVC and BFRs by the end of 2008."

Will Apple Open The iPhone?

by Arik Hesseldahl and Olga Kharif, BusinessWeek

Sources familiar with the company's plans tells that Apple will release a software-development kit for the iPhone in early 2008, enabling programmers to create games, business-productivity tools, and countless other applications for the device. Few details are known, but sources say an announcement will come in January, which suggests it may be slated for Jan. 15, when chief executive officer Steve Jobs takes the stage at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco.

iTunes Plus DRM-Free Tracks Expanding, Dropping To 99 Cents

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Apple Faces Potential Environmental Lawsuit

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

The Center for Environmental Health on Monday said that it has given Apple 60-days legal notice — a step required by California law before a lawsuit is launched. Th eaction is based ont he report by environmental group Greenpeace, released earlier today, that found hazardous materials in Apple's iPhone.

October 26 "Confirmed" To Be Leopard Day

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

PIcasa 1.1. Gets iPhoto '08 Support

by MacNN

October 15, 2007

Researcher: Mac OS, Linux Probably Have URI Issues Too

by Robert McMillan, IDG News Service

URI protocol handlers often are registered unnecessarily and with little thought given to security, researchers say.

Remember That 3G Chip Apple Was Waiting For? Here It Is

by Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS

iPod Magic: Technophobe Puts A Huge Musical House In Order

by Ed Bumgardner, Winston-Salem Journal

My entire CD collection now exists on something the size of a thick, hard-cover book.

Two GUIs For Jailbreaking Your iPod Touch Available

by Scott McNulty, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Trademark Dispute Could Further Delay Apple iPhone In Canada

by CBC News

A dispute between Apple Inc. and Toronto-based Comwave Telecom Inc. over the Canadian trademark rights to the name "iPhone" has yet to be resolved, adding another barrier to the launch of Apple's next-generation handheld device north of the border.

Missed Call: The iPhone's Hazardous Chemicals

by Greenpeace International

Scientific tests, arranged by Greenpeace, reveal that Apple's iPhone contains harzardous chemicals. The tests uncovered two types of hazardous substances, some of which have already been eliminated by other mobile phone makers.

October 14, 2007

iPod People

by Brian Hallenbeck,

Some of you can't live without it, while others remain wedded to vinyl.

Local Mac Fan Buys Into Apple CEO's Tactics

by Mark Fagan,

Brian Best bought his first Mac — a Macintosh Classic, with a 9-inch black-and-white monitor — back when Kansas University was winning its last national basketball championship, so he's plenty familiar with how fans can be a bit proprietary when it comes to a team or product they worship.

So That's Where All Those Mac Laptops Were Hiding!

by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun

Born-Again In Mactopia

by Shawn Day, Randomosity

So... 48 hours back on a Macintosh laptop and I am in serious danger of getting drunk on the kook-aid again.

iTunes Problem: Too Many Processes

by Chris Pirillo

"iTunes runs a couple of processes (at least 3) in the background and that annoys the hell out of me. Maybe I'm picky, but I don't like when my computer does something I didn't tell it (or asked or in come cases pleaded) to do."

Apple Online Store Says Virus = Windows

by Gizmodo

If you go down to the Apple Online Store and search the term "virus," you will get one result: a smiley face, titled Windows, followed by the text; Why you'll love a Mac. View the latest TV ads to find out more.

October 13, 2007

Keeping It All Together In The iAge

by Simon Castles, The Age

Video killed the radio star, and now the iPod is lording it over the album.

iTunes Tags Demystified

by Kirk McElhearn, Macworld

How to read, tweak and effectively use those bits of code that keep your iTunes organized.

It's iPods For The Audience In 'EyeSpace'

by Sid Smith, Chiacgo Tribune

Say your job is behind-the-scenes manager of a touring dance troupe.

Before every trip, you need to check inventory. Costumes for 14 dancers. Check. Scenery and design artifiacts for certain orks. Check. About 1,000 iPods.

Excuse me?

Total Music, Uh-Huh

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

I Will Be Smarter About How I Handle E-Mail

by Joe Kissell, Macworld

Safer e-mailing requires not just spam filtering, but greater care in sending, reading, and responding to messages.

Walking The Walk

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

Three Weeks With The iPhone As My Primary Computer

by Mitch Wagner, InformationWeek

I still like the iPhone a lot, and remain amazed and in awe at some of the things it can do.But there's a lot about the iPhone that's frustrating.

Create 14.0

by Scott McNulty, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

So How Will Apple Maintain That Golden Rep For Customer Service?

by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek

It's clear that Apple has some unique advantages to avoid becoming as maddeningly mediocre as most big companies are at doing customer service.

ATA Airlines Detains Passenger For Using iPhone In 'Airplane Mode'

by Tom Krazit, CNET

We're talking about airlines and the government, so silly thing happen all the time.

Acorn 1.0.2

by James Dempsey, Macworld

Flying Meat's Acorn 1.0.2 is a wonderfully simple image-editor made for those who just want to crop a photo, add some text, and maybe do some minor editing—without the palettes, steep learning curve, and off-putting price tag that accompany many full-blown image editors.

October 12, 2007

Universal Music Takes On iTunes

by Ronald Grover and Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek

Universal Music chief Doug Morris is going on the offensive. The world's most powerful music executive aims to join forces with other record companies to launch an industry-owned subscription service. BusinessWeek has learned that Morris has already enlisted Sony BMG Music Entertainment as a potential partner and is talking to Warner Music Group. Together the three would control about 75% of the music sold in the U.S. Besides competing head-on with Apple Inc.'s music store, Morris and his allies hope to move digital music beyond the iPod-iTunes universe by nurturing the likes of Microsoft's Zune media player and Sony's PlayStation and by working with the wireless carriers. The service, which is one of several initiatives the music majors are considering to help reverse sliding sales, will be called Total Music.

I Unplug My Toaster At Night

by Francois Joseph de Kermadec, O'Reilly Mac DeveCenter Blog

I have come to appreciate that consumer machines are seldom made to run continuously. Even on today's Mac OS X, a stable, UNIX-based OS with no fundamental faults that would require frequent reboots, things get wonky after a while.

Software Options For Mac Users Improve

by Nancianne Parkers Suber, The Clarion-Ledger

Macintosh users now have a wide variety of genealogy programs from which to choose and Windows envy should be a thing of the past.

A Bruise Or Two On Apple's Reputation

by Louise Lee and Peter Burrows, With Elizabeth Woyke, BusinessWeek

For Apple, there may be a downside to success. Sales of the Cupertino company's Macintosh machines are growing three times as fast as the overall PC market. Its iPod music player is burying the competition. And the stylish iPhone is setting the wireless industry on its head. But as Apple pulls in millions more customers with different kinds of products, it's getting harder to keep them all happy.

Popcorn 3

by Bill Gureck, MacNN

Popcorn 3 is a valuable video conversion and DVD creation utility if you only need the video side of Toast.

True Confessions Of OS Switchers

by Jeffrey L. Wilson, Laptop Magazine

Laptop interviews three former Vista users who moved on to Macs. And one Mac guy who gave up the Apple for Vista.

10 Things That Should Be In Apple's Next Mac Pro

by Seth Weintraub, Computerworld

Intel's Penryn chip is almost a given, but there's lots of room for more.

Revealed: Apple's Sydney Shopfront

by Asher Moses, Sydney Morning Herald

Apple's secretive plans for an official retail store in Sydney — understood to be the first in the southern hemisphere — have been revealed in council documents, which suggest it's unlikely the store will open for business before mid-2008.

EasyFind - It's Easy, It Finds, It's Free

by Matt Neuburg, TidBITS

EasyFind is an alternative to Spotlight: it's a way of finding text on your computer.

Open Systems, Closed Systems, And The Future Of Apple TV

by Wil Shipley, Call Me Fishmeal

Apple has a ton of very talented designers and very smart engineers. But they shouldn't have to be the only smart people in the world, who must anticipate everything every customer might ever need. It's asking too much.

Reports On Chinese iPod Sweatshop Suppressed

by Jonny Evans, Macworld

The Chinese government worked last year to suppress a news story that exposed poor working conditions in Foxconn's iPod factory, an investigation has revealed.

I Will Behave Cautiously Online

by Joe Kissell, Macworld

I can't always know when I can trust a web site to guard my private date. So I will take steps to keep personal information personal.

Report: Apple Gains 29% Share Of $$$ Notebooks

by Fortune

If you look at the high-priced markets Apple chooses to play in, says Toni Sacconaghi Jr. of Bernstein Research, you see that it already has a surprisingly dominant market share — without much room for growth.

Ambrosia Releases WireTap Studio Audio Recorder, Editor

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

The utility helps users record and edit audio from any application, system audio, or input from any microphone, line-in or audio input hardware.

iPhone WebApps Directory Is Live

by Erica Sadun, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

October 11, 2007

T3 Declares Apple An 'Unstoppable Force'

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

How My 17" MacBook Pro Has Killed My Apple Fangirlness

by Elizabeth Lane Lawley, Mamamusings

I simply cannot live with the completely unreliable wifi.

Regarding Windows Vista And iPhone

by Colin Devroe

You need to turn off User Access Control (UAC) before you begin the iTunes installation.

Apple Nearing iPhone Third-Party Developer Announcement

by Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS

Several sources tell me that Apple is nearing an announcement of some sort regarding third-party development on the iPhone. The bits and pieces I've heard are maddeningly non-specific.

iPod Being Used By Army As Arabic Translator In Iraq

by Mike Schramm, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

The Worst Thing About Macs

by ExtremeTech

I could probably write 15,000 words about how Apple fans drive me nuts, but that won't do anything but make my inbox fill up fater. Let me break it down to a few base observations.

MacBook Battery Firmware Fix Revelas Flaws, Recall Recollected

by David Morgenstern, ZDNet

If you're still having trouble charging your battery or symptoms such as your MacBook or MacBook Pro not waking from sleep (or event urning on altogether), or not recognizing the AC adpater, you might want to try resetting the System Management Controller.

Chronos Updates SOHO Organizer, SOHO Notes

by MacNN

The latest release of SOHO Organizer adds numerous new features which include SKype support, live-resizing of All-Day events, a real-time current time indicator, and event as well as task popup previews.

High School Students Like iPods, Sharing FIles

by Tom Krazit, CNET

I Will Be Careful When Using A Wireless Network

by Joe Kissell, Macworld

Wireless networks are easily hacked, and public networks are the least secure. I won't take any chances; I'll always encrypt my wireless connection.

Printing Darker Grays

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

Report: iPhone World Share Limited By Revenue Deals

by Aidan Malley, AppleInsider

Opening its coverager of Apple for the first time, Bernstein Research has warned that the company may have to opt for marketshare instead of profit if it wants the iPhone to gain acceptance beyond a handful of countries.

Apple: No Set Date For French iPhone Launch

by Charles Starrett, iLounge

The 'Un' In 'Unsupported'

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

With software, the constraints are invisible and arbitrary. The limitations regarding what is and is not supported are issues of won't rather than can't.

Class-Action Charges Apple, AT&T With Unlawful Business Practices

by Kasper Jade, AppleInsider

iPhone And iPod Touch V1.1.1 Full Jailbreak Tested, Confirmed!

by Ryan Block, Engadget

iPhone Bricking Aftemath: Techies Will Tinker, No Matter What

by Tom Smith, InformationWeek

"It's my stinking product, I paid for it, and I'm going to tweak it as I see fit. Warranties, policies, and Apple's vaunted product integrity be damned."

The Other Side Of iPhone Security

by Francois Joseph de Kermadec, O'Reilly Mac DeveCenter Blog

In many ways, unlocking research has turned into security research.

October 10, 2007

Apple To Launch Official iPhone Web Applications Directory

by AppleInsider

VisioVoice Improves Mac OS X's Voice

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

VisioVoice makes it easier for people with vision impairments to use Mac OS X, offering a system-wide talking interface, typing echo, text and image zoom windows, large cursors and a document and selection reader.

You Work, I Work, We All Work With iWork

by Iljitsch van Beijnum, Ars Technica

Although iWork '08 has its share of flaws, some of which have remained unfixed for years, and some new features are implemented rather sloppily, iWork provides a lot of power in a relatively easy-to-use package, and for a modest price.

Theories About Google's Acquisition Of Jaiku

by FactoryCity

If you think far enough into the future, and realize that the iPhone is essentially the Sputnik of next generation of computing and telephonly, you 'll realize how important the development of presence technology will be in light of the 2.0 Address Book.

Is iPod's Hard Drive Days Numbered?

by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

With prices of flash memory chips dropping fast, Apple is likely to make the switch from hard drives to flash for all its music players.

The Real, And Fake, Steve Jobs

by Andy Ihnatko, Macworld

Think you know the real Apple CEO? You don't.

Going For It

by Jason Snell, Macworld

Apple isn't resting on its laurels. It's an aggressive now as it has ever been.

The Powerbook! The Powerbook! The Powerbook's On Fire!

by Under Consideration

The funny thign is, a Mac almost killed me, and I came out of the whole experience feeling more strongly about Apple as a company.

Lawsuit Claims iPhone Breaks Calif. Antitrust Laws

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Diminishing DRM

by Christopher Breen, Playlist

The word is starting to get out. Consumers don't care for Digital Rights Management (DRM), the varous schemes devised to restrict media use and, allegedly, protect the rights of media owners and creators.

Macs Top Another Satistfaction Survey

by Charles Jade, Ars Technica

iPod Touch With 1.1.1 Update

by Christopher Breen, Playlist

With the 1.1.1 update the quality has improved somewhat. But the touch's feature set remains arbitrary. In short, the iPod touch is a bit better, but still far from perfect.

Slicing Apple

by Carl Gutierrez, Forbes

If history is any guide, the time is approaching for a stock-split from Apple.

More Brightness Controls

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

DarkAdapted Pro is an impressive utility; its basic features are easy to use, and although its full functionality is likely overkill for many people, it offers enough unique features that even owners of APple's own displays may find soemthing appealing here.

I Will Use Good Passwords

by Joe Kissell, Macworld

Take our Mac security pledge.

Proxi 1.5 Released

by Derik DeLong, MacUser

In Some Schools, iPods Are Required Listening

by Winnie Hu, New York Times

The schools here in Hudson County has been handing out the portable digital players to help bilingual students with limited English ability sharpen their vocabulary and grammar by singing along to popular songs.

October 9, 2007

George Harrison Comes To iTunes

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Music from all members of the Fab Four is now available through iTunes.

Apple: Nine Ringtones Is Too Much

by Mike Schramm, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Nine, according to Apple, is too many ringtones to automatically sync up at one time.

A Borrower Of The iMac Becomes A Buyer

by Dwight Silverman, Houston Chronicle

Perhaps the ultimate compliment a hardware and software reviewer can pay to a product is to spend his or her own money on it.

And that's exactly what I did after just a few days of living with the latest incarnation of Apple's iMac computer — I bought one of my own.

Apple's Not 'Bricking' Hacked iPhones For Revenge

by Leander Kahney, Wired

How Gaming On The iPod Nano Measures Up

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

As with video playback (perhaps even more so), games drag down the battery charge of the iPod considerably.

Apple Sued Over iPhone 'Bricking'

by MacNN

Richard Walch: "The Mountain Is My Studio"

by Nicola Godwin, Apple

Apple's Aperture software running on a 15-inch MacBook Pro is the foundation of the mobile digital darkroom that Walch carries in his backpack — rain, shine or snowstorm — when he goes on a shoot.

Medical Visualization: Egyptology In 3D

by Grant Ellis, Apple

I Will Keep My Mac Safe From Other Users

by Joe Kissell, Macworld

We've assembled the following security manifesto for Mac users: five promises you should make to yourself to avoid compromising your security.

Painter Essentials 4: Corel's Friendly Painting Package For Hobbyists

by Lesa Snider King, Macworld

If you're the least bit creative, Painter Essential 4 could be the most fun you've had in front of a computer in years. It's affordable and the new interface makes it an absolute joy to use.

RocketStream Readies Mac Fast File Transfer Software

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Quark Publishing System 7 Debuts

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

New to QPS 7 is a new open standards-based architecture that can support an unlimited number of publications in one system.

WordOutput Automates Microsoft Word

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

October 8, 2007

Leopard Reminds All: Apple Makes Computers, Too

by John Boudreau, San Jose Mercury News

Leopard, more evolutionary than revolutionary, isn't expected to cause the kind of stir that occurred when Apple launched iPhone earlier this year or announced in 2005 it was switching to Intel's microprocessors. But analysts say springing Leopard on the market now will once again allow the CUpertino company to trumpet its consumer-friendly software.

Apple 'To Be Bigger Than IBM'

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Analysts see Apple market capitalisation exceeding that of IBM within a few months.

Is Apple Losing Some Of Its Shine?

by Michelle Quinn, Los Angeles Times

Laptops At Private School Enhance Learning, Access

by Tabitha Yang, Tallahassee Democrat

One Last Dance

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

If you were to be given a chance to write one last blog post, or to record one last podcast, or to deliver one last lecture, what will you say?

Many of us are not given this chance. Or rather, we had our last blog post, last podcast, or last lecture. Or last dinner, or last picnic, or last trip, or last what-ever. It's just that we didn't realize it was the very last. Unless, of course, we live everyday like it's the very last day of your life.

Carnegie Mellon computer-science professor Randy Pausch gave just such a "last" lecture. Lat month, he was given "just a few months" to live. And his lecture is here.

The iPod Moment Has Arrived For Newspapers

by Jeff Jarvis, The Guardian

Everything that the computer, the web, and the browser have done to content — enabling it to become infinite but personal; instantaneous yet permanent; unrestricted by medium becuase it offers all media; and enriched by the conversation around it — is now in the palm of your hand.

Seeking Truly Mobile Music

by Jason Fry, Wall Street Journal

There's a flurry of activity around a common theme: making digital music truly mobile, instead of contained in music layers that get topped up at desktop PCs. But what will be the effect of this newfound musical mobility? Could it makr a substantive change in the digital-music experience? Or will wireless buying and sharing remain mere offshoots of the familiar PC/MP3 player ecosystem?

Mac E-Mail Showdown: Which Program Delivers?

by Steve Schwartz, Computerworld

Given Mail's capabilities and ease of use, I wouldn't suggest buying Office just so you can use Entourage unless — like me — you need a good newsreader, lust after its other ocmponents, or have many types of e-mail accounts. On the other hand, if you already own Office, you'll find that Entourage is so central to the suite and so tightly integrated with the other applications that you should definitely give it a try. You may find that you prefer it to Mail.

The Eventual Switch To Mac Part 1

by Gaming Ruined My Life

New iPhone Ads Showing Up On TV Today

by Michael Rose, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

October 7, 2007

Nanos And Classics Get A Second Update

by Thomas Gagno-van Leeuwen, MacUser

If you use CoverFlow, you'll find it flows noticeably better, and the album art appears a little quicker than before. As for bugs, it appears several of them have indeed been fixed.

Apple Envy Everywhere

by Graceful Flavor

Trying to be Apple when Apple is already Apple is a tacit admission that the original is better than the copycat.

October 6, 2007

Apple In Business: Riding The iPhone Wave

by Elena Malykhina, InformationWeek

Macs and new software get a second look from IT departments nudged by iPod-toting employees.


by Joel Spolsky, Joel On Software

The iPod slogan Designed by Apple in California triggers a flood of emotional responses that just make you happy to have selected this MP3 player.

Pro Tools 7.4 Adds Elastic Time

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

On-Campus Mac Users Quadurple

by Doug Eshleman, Daily Princetonian

40 percent of Princeton students and faculty use Macs as their personal computers.

Apple iPod Nano Catches Fire, Burns Man's Pants

by Thomas Claburn, InformationWeek

An Apple iPod nano owner from Douglasville, Ga., claims that his iPod nano caught fire in his pocket, according to a report that aired on Atlanta's WSB-TV.

Apple iPhone Update 1.1.1 Has Been Hacked

by Stephen Wellman, InformationWeek

Faster than a speeding bullet, a pair of hackers who go by the names of "dinopio" and "Edgan" appear to have successfully hacked an iPhone with the 1.1.1 software and ifrmware upgrade.

Bungie: When It Comes To The Mac, Never Say Never

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Bungie Studios and Microsoft have decided to go their separate ways, answering the prayers of many Mac gamers who have wished for this day ever since Microsoft's acquisition of Bungie was first announced in 2000. WHile, at least for the short term, Bungie plans to continue focusing its development on Microsoft platforms, the company's franchising director told Macworld it's possible they'll be interested in the Mac again, too.

Did you know you can still play Marathon on your shiny new Intel Macs, thanks to Marathon Open Source?

Apple Gives Hint About ZFS For Leopard

by Daniel Drew Turner, eWeek

Developers have received from Apple a "ZFS on Mac OS X Preview 1.1" package, which offers preliminary support for the ZFS file system, orginally developed by Sun Microsystems for their Solaris OS.

France May Not See iPhone This Year - Report

by AppleInsider

Orange, the wireless arm of France Telecom, is reortedly contemplating the prospect of not being able to launch Apple Inc.'s iPhone handset in time for the holiday amid growing tensions between the two companies.

October 5, 2007

Life With A Mac

by John Topley

From its beautiful curves to its sleek shape to the feel and sound of the keybaord, I know it's wrong to feel love for an inanimate object but I do. I'd never say something like that about a Windows machine and I'd never go back to having one as my primary machine.

Farewell, Apple


What brought me to use a Mac is probably how a lot of you came to use them. To escape the clutches of a locked-in company like Microsoft & their circle of proprietary driven garbage. More & more, I'm starting to realize that Apple has begun doing the same exact thing, maybe even worse in some instances. It has taken some time, but it's here now I believe.

iPhone Could Mark The End Of The Geek Affair With Apple

by Jack Schofield, Guardian

Jobs may just have gone a bit too far in locking down the iPhone.

iPhone Brick Debate Is About Consumer Rights And Smartphone Freedom

by Stephen Wellman, InformationWeek

Half-Life's Maker Isn't Serious About The Mac

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

In each and every case, the developers and publisher's I've pointed to have found ways to bring their games to the Mac platform, without making excuses or blaming Apple for a lack of interest. And they've done it without any backdoor deals from Apple.

So what makes Valve special? The answer: Nothing.

If Wishes Were iPhones, Then Beggars Would Call

by Mark Pilgrim, Dive Into Mark

I thought the big draw for Apple hardware was that "It Just Works." By breaking it, you must know you're giving up the "Just Works" factor, so what's left?

This Could Be My Favorite Leopard Feature

by Matt Neuburg, TidBITS

Spotlight plus Time Machine lets you find stuff backwards in time!

Apple's AntiCAPSLOCK


Apple's modern keyboards have a bias against activating Caps Lock at all, and another bias to turn it off as soon as possible.

Apple Acknowledges iMac Freezing Issue

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

iPhone Update Puts Kibosh On Unlock Market

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Apple Inc.'s move last week to stop hackers from modifying the iPhone has essentially killed the market for unlocked phones, a financial analyst said today.

New iPod Video-Out: Ratio Distortion, Quality Differences

by Jeremy Horwitz, iLounge

Unless Apple releases firmware updates to improve video-out performance, your videos are going to look different depending on the iPod (or iPhone) you connect to a TV or other video-caable accessory.

October 4, 2007

Jim Switches Back

by Jim Thompson, Houston Chronicle

There's nothing like having your very own Macintosh. I have come full circle and am loving every moment of it.

Apple Updates MacBook Pro Battery

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

iPod Touch Set To Be Christmas Favourite

by Harry Wallop, Telegraph

Transformers and the Apple iPod Touch are expected to be two of the most popular toys underneath the Christmas tree this year, according to toy retailer, Toys R Us.

iMac Freeze Cools Mac Hearts

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Quality control problems once again, this time concerning Apple's latest iMacs, which seem to suffer from a graphics card problem that causes the computer screens to lock up.

iPod Cheap In Hong Kong, But A Brazil Bank-Breaker

by Reuters

In the market for a new video iPod? Head to Hong Kong or, if EUrope-bound, stop off in Switzerland. But best avoid Brazil.

One of Australia's biggest banks, the Commonwealth Bank, has used the latest version of Apple's music player — the slimline 4GB Nano — to compare global currencies and purchasing power in 55 countries.

NBC Deal May Have Greater iTunes Ramifications Than Anticipated

by Jeff Smykil, Ars Technica

iPhone Bricking: I Blame AT&T

by Don Reisinger, CNET

I blame AT&T for forcing Apple to do something that it has never done before and effectively become the bad guy while AT&T laughs its way to the bank.

Apple Fixes Windows QuickTime Flaw

by Robert Vamosi, CNET

The patch affects users of QuickTime 7.2 on Windows Vista, XP SP2, and addresses the vulnerability in CVE-2007-4673.

October 3, 2007

iPod Nano Packs A Punch

by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

Isn't It Time Apple And AT&T Opened The iPhone?

by Stephen Wellman, InformationWeek

I have a theory: I think Apple may be more scared of open access than AT&T, assuming such a thing — a vendor being more scared of open accss than a carrier — is even possible.

Little Wing Releases FairyTower Pinball Game

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Apple, Nike Sued Over Nike+iPod

by MacNN

Radioshift TiVos Internet Radio

by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS

Community Goes Extremely Overboard On iPhone Extreme

by Mike Schramm, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Whoever coded the page just used the Airport Extreme template, and did a mass cut-and-paste with "iPhone" and "Airport."

Analysis: Application Blocking Diminishes iPhone

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Whatever the reason that third-party apps wound up disabled with the 1.1.1 update, it's an issue that doesn't figure to fade away.

iPhone Security Hellhole?

by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, eWeek

First, the iPhone root password was broken. OK, it happens. But now it seems that all applications run on the iPhone as root. Can you say biggest security blnder of the 21st century to date?

Apple Airport Extreme Base Station Review

by Chris Pirillo

No doubt about it: this is (by far) the most user friendly home networking router I've ever had the pleasure of using.

First Look: iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store At Starbucks

by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

The Starbucks/Apple partnership does live up to the simplicity of browsing and purchase that were promised, but only at the expense of a lot of friction—first in the lack of superb execution at a launch store; second, in the poor execution of how Wi-Fi and at least portable devices work for connections.

Is Apple On The Wrong Path?

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

Regardless of what Apple does in the real world—release great hardware, offer up the finest operating system computerdom has seen, make incredible content deals—if it returns to the days of the Arrogant Apple, it's going to lose its darling status in a hurry. And this is the path I fear Apple has returned to.

October 2, 2007

Apple's HTML References "iPhone Extreme"

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

The iPhone Feedback page looks innocent enough, until you view the HTML to the page.

Mac Is Back Among US Students

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

5 Reasons You'll Go Mac... And Not Look Back

by Triston Mcintyre,

AT&T Welcomes Programmers For All Phones Except The iPhone

by Saul Hansell, New York Times Blog

So why would AT&T be worried about network problems caused by an iPhone and not from these other phones? Michael Coe, an AT&T spokesman, wouldn't say. "The company that decides which third-party apps go on the iPhone is Apple," he said.

Analysis And iPhone

by Rafe Colburn,

It strikes me that "that's stupid" is just about the most self-defeating thing you can say if your goal is to analyze, well, anything. I'm seeing "that's stupid" a lot lately with regard to Apple's iPhone.

Maxon Releases Cinema 10.5 Update

by MacNN

iPhone 1.0 Forever

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

I've chosen not to upgrade because I value the productivity, entertainment, and customization abiilities offered by the third-party applications I've added to my iPhone. I don't want those abilities to go away just to earn the "right" to send Apple more money via the new Wi-Fi Music Store.

Boot Camp To Require Leopard?

by Mat Lu, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Listen Up: Tips For iPod And Hearing Safety

by Mathew Honan and Dan Frakes, Macworld

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) "is 100 percent preventable."

iPhone Users Now Fear Security Patches, Say Analysts

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Apple Inc.'s decision last week to bundle an iPhone-crippling firmware upgrade with 10 security patches for the device was a mistake, analysts said today.

iPhone: Context Over Consistency

by 37signals

I love that Apple favored context over consistency in this design desicison. Consistency is the easy choice. Context is the thinking choice.

October 1, 2007

Mac Installed Base Hits 6.6% In September

by Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Business 2.0

Music Video 'iTunes-Killer' Takes A Bow

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

iTunes has new competition in the UK in the form of a DRM-free and cross-platform music video download service, which launched today.

Apple Warns Of Boot Cam Expiration

by MacNN

Apple has begun warning users that its beta Boot Camp software for running WIndows on an Intel-based Mac will expire at the end of October.

TV Networks Discover Life Without iTunes

by Hugh Hart, Wired

As TV networks hype their new fall lineups online, iTunes could wind up getting left in the dust.

See Also:

Competitors To iTunes Are Gearing Up, by Daisy Whitney, Television Week. The balance of power has begun to tilt away from Apple. That's because networks have proven in the last year that consumers will watch ad-supported shows for free, both on network web sites and other portals.

The Unsung Heroes Who Move Products Forward

by G. Pascal Zachary, New York Times

At first blush, the iPhone from Apple, the new microprocessor family from Intel and the ubiquitous Google search engine have nothing in common. One is a gadget, one is an electronic part and one is a service.

Yet all of these products — much acclaimed for their creativity — depend on obscure process innovations that, while highly complex and lacking glamour, are an essential part of testablishing a winning edge in commercial electronics. Indeed, the success of Apple, Intel, Google and scores of other technology companies has as much or more to do with their process innovations as the products that inspire loyalty among fans and admiration from foes.

Apple's Update Strategy Is Risky

by Emergent Chaos

If Apple wants to shoot themselves in the foot, that's their business. What they're doing is splattering other people.

Darth Apple And The iPhone: The Dark Side Revealed?

by Lauren Weinstein

What's really going on is something that goes far beynd Apple. Technology companies are rapidly extending their complicated intellectual property agreements into the consumer devices taht we buy and depend upon. In essense, we're more and more really renting these products, not actually buying them, since legally there are all sorts of restrictions on what we can do with these modern wonders, and often ways that they can be turned into useless junk by their makers if we don't play by their rules.

Apple Posts iPhone Human Interface Guidelines

by David Chariter, Ars Technica

A new iPhone Human Interface Guidelines document from Apple offers developers in-depth documentation on the iPhone's UI, how to design for it, and how to handle content passed through various technologies.

Apple's iPhone Is The Best Thing To Happen To The American Smartphone Industry


Learning From Bill Gates & Steve Jobs

by Presentation Zen

The difference is that Steve's slides flow smoothly with his talk. Bill's slides aren't really necessary; they are more of an ornament or a decoration off to the side.

Unbricked iPhones Now Fully Working, Calls Included

by Gizmodo

By Heng-Cheong Leong