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November 30, 2007

Report: Talks Bringing iPhone To China Fail

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Sources claim the real reason talks have not gone well to this point is because of differences the companies have over revenue sharing.

Apple's iPhone A Tougher Sell In Europe?

by Tom Krazit, CNET

Apple's learning fairly quickly that Europe is a very different place, espeically when it comes to mobile phones.

When Networks Collide: AT&T Suddenly Doesn't Like Apple So Much

by Robert X. Cringely, PBS

I don't think AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson's statement was by accident and I don't think he is out of touch with reality. I think, instead, he was sending a $1 billion message to Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

What I believe is troubling the relationship between AT&T and Apple is the upcoming auction for 700-MHz wireless spectrum and AT&T's discovery that — as I have predicted for weeks — Apple will be joining Google in bidding. AT&T thought its five-year "exclusive" iPhone agreement with Apple woul dhave precluded such a bid, but that just shows how poorly Randall Stephenson understood Steve Jobs. Steve always hurts his friends to see how much they really love him, so AT&T probably should have expected this kind of corporate body blow.

Leopard The New Vista? No, But It's Not Manna, Either

by Matt Asay, CNET

Why Oh Why, Apple Of My Eye?

by Evan Rudowski: Web Transplant

It almost make me feel nostalgic for Dell — a company that was just as uncool as I am, but which would at least send somebody geeky to my premises to fix my computer, leving me in continued, uninterrupted operation.

Iona College Confident In Mac Switch

by MacNN

Don't Give Up On Leopard (Despite The Bugs)

by Saul Hansell, New York Times

The Exact Right Angle

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Some photographs require lots of efforts from the photographer. Some require lots of luck. And then some that require both.

Presenting: 20 photographs taken at the exact right angle.

Open Source Mac Gaming: 10 Free Games Reviewed

by Neale Monks, TidBITS

Dear Apple: The iPhone Isn't The iPod. Be Sure To Keep Up

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

What Would Steve Jobs Do?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

As the saying goes, the time for Bill Gates to stop and pick up an one-dollar bill on the floor is worth much more than that one-dollar bill.

What if, instead of a one-dollar bill, it's a bunch of interns on their first day of work to contribute to the Microsoft Empire?


Will Open Networks Force Apple To Unlock The iPhone?

by Stephen Wellman, InformationWeek

The writing is on the wall. The future iPhone should be 3G, run outside applications, work on both CDMA and GSM networks, and be fully unlocked.

Yes, Steve Jobs Is Like Marc Jacobs

by Tim Beyers, Motley Fool

Jobs' Apple has been a hit machine. More Beatles than Bangles. More U2 than Ugly Kid Joe. For more than three decades, Apple has oozed innovation — except, of course, in the years when the maestro was away.

November 29, 2007

Leopard Is The New Vista, And It's Pissing Me Off

by Oliver Rist, PC Magazine

Leopard is the new Vista. All the way. And here are five examples.

City Must Decide Soon Whether To Pursue Apple

by Joseph Goldstein, New York Sun

The deadline is approaching for the city to decide whether it will push ahead with its shareholder lawsuit against Apple Inc.

Apple To Unveil Faster iPhone, AT&T's Stephenson Says

by Crayton Harrison, Bloomberg

Aple Inc. will introduce a version of the iPhone next year that can download from the internet at a faster rate, AT&T INc. chief executive officer Randall Stephenson said.

The device will operate on third-generation wireless networks, Stephenson said today at a meeting of the Churchill Club in Santa Clara, California.

3Am At The Apple Store

by [An Error Occurred While Processing This Directive].com

You'll have zero lines anywhere and a strong Apple employee to people ratio of 3:1 (instead of the normal 1:500). And of course, great people-watching.

MacBook "Clear Winner" In Apple's Retail Stores

by Daniel Jacobs, International Business Times

Nokia, Apple May Clash Over Touch Screen Intellectual Rights

by Adam Ewing, MarketWatch

Greenpeace Report Bsahing Nintendo And Apple Undermined By Flawed Research

by John Timmer, Ars Technica

iMovie's Unkindest Cut

by Garry Barker, Sydney Morning Herald

Intel Upgrades Tools For Apple Leopard Developers

by Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld

The Intel Software Development Products have been upgraded to allow Leopard developers to take better advantage of Intel's Penryn chips.

Another Handful Of 10.5 Tips

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

Mac Offers Best Of Both Worlds: Profiles In Success: Iona College

by Apple

Google Gadgets Go Cross-Platform

by Elinor Mills, CNET

Google is adding support for Google Gadgets in its Google Desktop for the Mac software.

Apple To Halt Boot Camp Access For Non-Leopard Users

by AppleInsider

Apple said Wednesday that come the new year it will no longer allow customers to access and run its Boot Camp dual boot solution unless they upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Carphone Misleading Over iPhone

by BBC News

Staff at the UK's biggest mobile phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse, have been caught misleading customers about Apple's popular iPhone handset.

November 28, 2007

Don't Discount Apple's Bid For A Blockbuster Holiday

by Leander Kahney, Wired

Apple breaks all the rules of retail, but you can bet Santa's little helpers will bring sacks of cash to Steve Jobs this Christmas.

OS X Security Just Not There Yet

by The Macalope, CNET

So Where's The DRM-Free Music Explosion?

by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek

iPod Classic (160 GB)

by Tim Gideon, PC Magazine

Revisiting The iPod Touch

by Christopher Breen, Playlist

I'd still like buttons and getting some of the iPhone's apps stock rather than having to hack them onto the touch would be nice. But were I to be asked to recommend the nearly perfect gift for a loved one who wants to take video on the road, I wouldn't hesitate to suggest a stop at the nearest Apple Store for a gander at the iPod touch.

UK iPhone Sales Warning

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

All Eyes On Apple

by Adam L. Penenberg, Fast Company

In an age of convergence and simplification, customers are ever more insistent that computers, phones, TV, and music systems work together.

Picnik 1.0

by Jackie Dove, Macworld

The Recording Industry Should Thank Apple

by Matt Rosoff, CNET

I'm not saying the labels should automatically do whatever Apple tells them to do, but complaining about the one bright spot in your distribution picture doesn't seem like a particularly smart move.

Guitar Hero III For Mac Hits Stores Dec. 10

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

November 27, 2007

The Power Of Steve Jobs

by Brent Schlender, Fortune

The charismatic Apple founder pioneered several industries, made an unrivaled comeback, and established a powerhouse brand, placing him at the top of Fortune's 2007 Power 25 list.

I've Switched From Linux And Settled On OS X

by Jonathan Christopher, Monday By Noon

The software is great, the hardware is great, and the aesthetics are a nice bonus.

Apple Stores Having 'Gravitational Pull' On Mall Shoppers - Report

by Katie Marsal, AppleInsider

Analysts for ivnestment bank Piper Jaffray spent six hours this past weekend monitoring traffic at mall-based Apple retail stores and found that the shops exerted a gravitational pull on shoppers who came within 25 feet of the entranceways.

Plugin For Leopard's QuickLook Actually Makes Folder Viewing Useful

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Apple Portables Steadily Outsell Desktops

by Daniel Drew Turner, eWeek

Apple continues to consistently sell more laptops than desktops, even as a major iMac upgrade enabled desktop sales to achieve a temporary parity with mobile models in 2007.

Three Handy Tips For iPhoto Organization

by Tonya Engst, TidBITS

I can't promise that these tips will help you whip out your holiday cards from iPhoto while you bake cookies and realize that Chanukah is way before Christmas this year, but they certainly won't hurt.

Another Year, Another Laptop Adapter

by Brian Chen, Macworld

Ever since I bought my first Apple laptop, every power charger I've owned has inexplicably stopped working within one year.

Some Developers Getting Early iPhone SDK?

by MacNN

Ready For The Next Computing Platform? It's Ringing Now.

by Zach Nelson, Inc

If you think the iPhone is all about listening to music and taking calls, think again. The device's ability to allow rich web-based business applications to run on your phone has raised the bar and is ushering in the cell phone as the next major computing device.

Seagate's MacBook Hard Drive Destroying Data

by Antone Gonsalves, InformationWeek

A U.K. data recovery firm says a manufacturing flaw causes deep gouges in the disk, resulting in permanent data loss.

Update: Mac Version Of QuickTime Buggy Too

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

The QuickTime vulnerability disclosed in the Windows version of QuickTime last week also affects Mac OS X, Symantec Corp. said today.

November 26, 2007

Fuzzy Picture For Apple TV

by Tom Krazit, CNET

This has been quite a year for Apple, but Steve Jobs' magic wand doesn't always work.

OS X 10.4.11 Update Harms Some Boot Camp Systems

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

The problem seems to affect older Macs set-up with a Boot Camp partition for running WIndows.

First Look: Final Cut Express 4

by Jeff Carlson, Macworld

Updated video-editing app tackles AVCHD, MPEG-2 formats, courts iMovie users.

Leopard Is Tarnishing The Reputation Of OS X

by Aral Balkan

Why, Apple, did you take a polished, stable operating system (Tige) and release an upgrade that lacks the key ingredients that made people love it?

Browsing With iPhone Is Abject Failure

by THomas Hawk, WebProNews

New QuickTime Bug Opens XP, Vista To Attack

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Security researchers warn that attack code targeting an unpatched bug in Apple Inc.'s QuickTime has gone public, and added that in-the-wild attacks against systems running Windows XP and Vista are probably not far behind.

A Chat With Apple's iPod And iPhone Marketing Czar

by Jon Fortt, Fortune

Greg Joswiak has what you might call a busy job — he's charged with marketing two of Apple's biggest hit products, the iPod and the iPhone. That might sound easy considering the buzz Apple's product announcements generate, but there's more to the job than promotion.

Apple Needs To Handle Tabs More Elegantly

by Rafe Colburn,

The Apple's Human Interface Guide doesn't seem to discuss tabbed interfaces at all.

November 25, 2007

Closing A Window

by I Think This World Is Perfect...

Steve - we know we're late to the party, we understand that, but put us down for four lifetime seats on the Apple bandwagon. Mad props and much love.

The iPod Lecture Circuit

by Michelle Quinn, Los Angeles Times

By making hundreds of lectures from elite academic institutions available online for free, Apple is reinvigorating the minds of people who have been estranged from the world of ideas.

Orange France Reveals iPhone Plan

by Anne Shaw, eFluxMedia

British iPhone Users Complain Of Serious Reception Problems

by Alexander Wolfe, InformationWeek

Hard To Be An Audiophile In An iPod World

by Anthony Tommasini, New York Times

For decades the pursuit of high-quality sound on high-end sound systems drove the recording industry, especially its classical music branch. "Good enough had never been good enough," Mark Katz said. But now, he added, for listeners and even the industry, "good enough is good enough."

November 24, 2007

Apple Retail Stores Revamp For Holidays

by May Wong, Associated Press

Not a cash register is in sight. The electronics on display are all powered up and ready to use. Personal trainers, specialists and newly minted concierges in aqua blue shirts make the Apple Store feel part salon, part internet cafe — just without the espresso.

Over the past year, Apple Inc. has revamped its 201 stores, changing the layout, adding services and increasing its staffing. The "concierge" service that Apple launched last week is only the latest initiative designed to draw more visitors and bolster already record-breaking sales.

Forget MTV, Apple's iPod Ads Are The New Music-Star Makers

by Chris Cadelago, San Francisco Chronicle

Why Microsoft's Zune Is Still Failing

by Daniel Eran Dilger, RoughlyDrafted Magazine

Microsoft still has a huge reserve of cash and revenues to throw at its battles. The problem for the company today is that its rivals now do, too.

8GB Is Enough

by Jonathan Seff, Playlist

Although I wasn't planning to spend my days watching videos on my iPhone instead of watching the waves crash into the beach, the plane rides there and back would give me plenty of time to catch up on some unwatched TV show episodes and the like. So I decided to squeeze all I could into its relatively tiny 8GB.

Mail 3.0: No Longer Plays Sounds Through Alerts And Sound Effects Channel

by Pierre Igot, Betalogue

It really is frustrating when Apple's own engineers fail to be careful enough to follow the logic of their own operating system and make sure that they respect the design choices made by other Apple engineers before them.

November 23, 2007

Apple Slashes Prices On Macs And iPods For 24-Hour Sale

by AppleInsider

Apple Computer early Friday morning kicked-off the 2007 holiday shopping season with its annual "Black Friday" sale, offering significant discounts on Macs, iPods and accessories.

Eight Things To Do After Buying A Mac

by Apple Otaku

My Switch To Touch iPod

by Willys eLearning Corner


by Ann Althouse

Ah! I'm so happy with Leopard, which I've just installed in my MacBook, and I can boil my reason for happiness down to one word: Buttons!

Mac Shares Climbs, iPhone Dominates US Smartphone Sales

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Citing a report in the Chinese-language Commercial Times, DigiTimes reveals research from Taiwan's Topology Research which claims Apple will see volume sales climb 30 per cent year-on-year in 2008.

Bursted Dreams: Why Would Let Apple Off The Hook For Only $10 Million?

by Robert X. Cringely, PBS

Apple may actually be on the hook for more money than it appears here, but structuring the deal this way allows the company to claim victory.

Memo To Steve Jobs: Java On The Mac Isn't Dead Just Yet

by Ed Moltzen, CRN

November 22, 2007

Exploit Turns iPhone Into A Spy Tool

by Liam Tung, ZDNet Australia

Apple Urges 'Don't Give Up On Vista', Kinda

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple is running an innovative two-part online advertisement on selected sites.

Switching Macs

by Stephen Withers, Hydrapinion

Vista Convinced Me. Now I Own A Mac

by David Orban

My guess is that my productivity at least doubled. Almost no rebooting, no freezing, no watching the screen until the OS unlocks.

Apple's Leopard Gobbles Up Batteries, Users Complain

by Paul McDougall, InformationWeek

Mac users who've upgraded their laptops to Apple's new Leopard operating system are reporting a sharp drop off in battery life.

X.5 Menu Bar

by Sven-S. Prost, Quarter Life Crisis

The shame here is that the engineers obviously made and effort to find algorithms that make the implementation of the silly 'transparent' menu bar idea less painful. That sounds like hours wasted for nothing. Mere damage control. Throwing good thoughts after the bad idea of some manager or art director.

Plucking The Fruits Of Apple Accessories

by Cliff Edwards, BusinessWeek

Makers of cases and adapters must hustle when Steve Jobs unveils another new product. Still, the near-$1 billion market makes it worth the stress.

Apple Settles iPod Lawsuit For $10 Million

by Agam Shah, IDG News Service

Apple will pay $10 million and get access to's patent portfolio, with some exceptions.

November 21, 2007

T-Mobile Says To Sell iPhone Without Contract

by Reuters

Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile will allow customers in Germany to buy Apple's iPhone without having to sign a a T-Mobile contract after rival Vodafone obtained a court injunction against it.

The Apple Of My Eye

by Lisa Parrish, The Great Whatsit

Every friend I know who has made "the switch" has raved about Apple products. "I wish I'd done it sooner," is the mantra. Everything's so easy! There are no viruses! Apple products are beautiful! They'll improve your social life! THey've been known to cure cancer! So, why not make the change?

Diary Of A New Apple Mac Switcher

by Craig Alan Williamson, My First Mac

Apple Mail Bug Rises From The Dead To Menace Leopard Users

by Thomas Claburn, InformationWeek

An attacker exploiting the security flaw could create an e-mail attachment that appears to be, for example, a JPEG image file, but executes malicious code when clicked on, without the warning dialogue that should be present.

Apple's iPhone Gets Legal Challenge In Germany

by Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

Shareholders To Amend Apple Options Case

by Associated Press

Apple Addresses European .Mac Speeds

by MacNN

Apple Plans 'Black Friday' Sales Special

by MacNN

Apple has announced a special sales event planned for this Friday, November 23rd.

Leopard Opens Dialog With Your iLife Library

by Dan Moren, MacUser

So, Apple Is Not Spying On iPhone Users After All

by Stephen Wellman, InformationWeek

Promising Prospect: Quay

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Quay nearly replicates Tiger's folder-in-Dock functionality, but also adds a few often-requested options.

November 20, 2007

Leopard Is True Unix OS

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple's latest operating system, Leopard, has been declared a true breed of Unix by The Open Group.

Suit On Apple Options Is Dismissed

by Bloomberg

Apple won dismissal yesterday of a lawsuit claiming that company directors and managers, including the chief executive, Steven P. Jobs lied to shareholders about the backdating of option awards.

Specing Out The Rumored Mac Subnotebook

by Charles Jade, Ars Technica

Honestly, it's hard to imagine Apple competing with any of these subnotebooks based upon size, weight, and features.

AAPL In The Stevenote Era

by Charles Jade, Ars Technica

November 19, 2007

Is Apple Collecting Your iPhone Usage Data?

by Cleve Nettles, 9 To 5 Mac

The Arrogance Of Steve Jobs

by Melvin G. Calimag, ZDNet Asia

November 18, 2007

Brand Jealousy, Scoble Has It Bad

by Richard Stiennon,

Apple's Gadgets: Apple Of Our Eye

by Claudine Beaumont, Telegraph

A quiet revolution has been taking place in homes up and down the country. We're abandoning our sensible desktop computers, our CD players and our chunky smartphones. We've fallen in love with beauty and innovation and glamour, with sun-kissed hippie tech and indulgent design.

We've fallen in love with Apple.

Chax 2.0 Out Of Beta And Leopard-Compatible

by Thomas Gagnon-van Leeuwen, MacUser

November 17, 2007

Leaving The Microsoft World For Apple

by Sheldon Liber, BloggingStocks

Seven Cool Features Of Leopard That Might Get Stubborn Friends To Upgrade

by Victor Agreda, Jr., The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Following is a list of features and specific "cool things" I think you can point out if you are trying to explain to a friend why they should upgrade.

21 Gripes With Apple Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

by Harry McCracken, PC Advisor

Leopard's good, here's how to make it great.

The iPhone's Broken Connections

by Brent Schlender, Fortune

No doubt the iPhone will improve as time goes on, but it has become apparent that the business of designing, selling, and supporting smartphones is a lot trickier than selling PCs, even for a company as gifted as Apple.

Where Did That Command Go?

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

As things stand today, the "missing" commands can be hidden nearly anywhere, making for a very frsturating user experience.

Simply put, if Apple would do a better job at following its own rules, all users would benefit.

iMovie '08 Library Compression 1.2

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Accesing My Home Music Library With Simplify Media

by Jeff Carlson, TidBITS

Analysis: The End Of Netinfo

by John C. Welch, Macworld

November 16, 2007

Game Review: 'Tiger Woods' Will Tee You Off

by Dennis Sellers, Macsimum News

Will Apple Outlast Microsoft?

by Richard Martin, CIO Update

Microsoft may be Apple's 800-pound gorilla, but Apple's got something Microsoft wil lnever have: fanatical loyalty. So, in this battle for the hearts and minds of computer users everywhere, who's got the edge? The smart money's on Apple.

Why I Like My Mac

by Da Blog

Ask The Pilot: Not Buying It When The Pilot Tells You Weather Is Holding Up Your Flight? iPhone To The Rescue!

by Patrick Smith, Salon

I despise this commercial so deeply that I need to leave the room every time it comes on. I've worked hard writing articles that provide passengers with an inside look at the difficult logistics of these situations, and in 30 seconds Apple is able to hopelessly mislead millions of viewers, dumbing down the realities of flight delays and presenting airline operations as childish and unprofessional.

Apple Considering Raise For Jobs?

by Tom Krazit, CNET

After years of drawing just a dollar in salary, Apple CEO Steve Jobs could be in store for a raise.

Apple filed its annual report for its 2007 fiscal year Thursday afternoon, and hinted in a section about executive compensation that Jobs coul dbe in for some real money fairly soon. "Because Mr. Jobs's continued leadership is critical to Apple, the Compensation Committee is considering additional compensation arrangements for him," the company wrote.

WebKit 3'S Ten New Tricks

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

iMac Graphics Firmware Update 1.0 Fixes Freezing Problem. Really.

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

A Simple Hack To Fix Leopard's Stacks

by Rich Mogull, TidBITS

Carmack Says Apple 'Not Supportive' Of iPhone Games

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Id Software's John Carmack recently openly criticized Apple's attitude toward supporting game developers, and said that he and Steve Jobs have had "a fairly heated argument" over the issue.

From what I have read, it seems that sometimes, you do need a "heated argument" with Steve Jobs in order to sway his opinions.

Apple Updates Mac OS X Leopard

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

According to Apple, Mac OS X 10.5.1 addresses issues with Airport, Back to My Mac, Disk utilities, iCal, Mail, Networking, Printing, Security and Firewall, System and Finder, and Time Machine.

See Also:

10.5.1 Fixes Numerous Leopard Flaws, by Glenn Fleishman, Rich Mogull, TidBITS. One missing fix in this release is a solution for the progressive Wi-Fi performance degradation experienced by some AirPort users.

Leopard Server Gets Updated

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

November 15, 2007

Apple Releases Final Cut Express 4

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

With its new Open Format Timeline users can mix and match DV, HDV and AVCHD material in realtime. The application automatically performs the necessary scaling, cropping and frame rate adjustments, according to Apple.

Lawsuit Against Apple Rejected

by Bloomberg

Aple Inc. won dismissal Wednesday of a shareholder lawsuit claiming that company officers including chief executive Steve Jobs were overpaid with illegally backdated option awards.

"Without a discernible drop in the stock price there is no basis upon which to establish an injury to shareholders," U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel in San Jose wrote in dismissing the suit.

Predictive Texting In The Dock

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple and 22 other major tech firms slammed with patent infringement suit over predictive text.

So Hail To The iPhone, But Let's Not Forget How To Remember


If anyone anywhere can access the internet wherever they are on the planet, then the world is set to change in wholly irrevocable and unforeseeable ways.

In other words, the iPhone is probably going to have a greater impact on civilisation than even television.

Apple TV Goes To The Movies

by Cade Metz, The Register

Sure, Apple TV is pretty close to useless if wanna watch stuff on your television. But it's a godend to at least one independent filmmaker.

How Much Does A Flash Disk Increase Battery Life?

by Robin Harris,

Flash drives have a real advantage in shock resistance over disks. But the performance is about the same as a disk, the power savings minimal and the cost disadvantage huge.

If You Apple Is A Lemon, Try Emailing Steve Jobs

by Consumerist

Yep, it's another one of those "email Steve Jobs" posts.

Judge Dismisses 14 Claims In Apple V. Case

by Justin Berka, Ars Technica

When It Rains It Pours: Gaggle Of Other Apple Updates Released

by Jeff Smykil, Ars Technica

Bruce Chizen's Legacy

by Rick LePage, Macworld

Review: MacBook Core 2 Duo/2GHz And 2.2GHz

by Jackie Dove, Macworld

Under the hood improvements lead to better overall performance and gaming.

Disgruntled Leopard iCal Users Want Their Drawer Back

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

Warner Music Chief Has Epiphany, Praises Apple

by AppleInsider

See Also:

Hell Freezes Over: Warner Music Claims iTunes Is Digital Music Done Right, by Bryan Gardiner, Wired.

Who Else Is Laughing At The Music Industry?, by Don Reisinger, CNET

Apple Could Build Penryn Into Xserve

by Agam Shah, IDG News Service

FileMaker's Bento: Undercooked And Slightly Fishy

by Jeff Porten, TidBITS

FileMaker Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple, and I found myself wishing that Steve Jobs had wandered into their offices, picked up the Bento development team, and shipped them over to the iWork '08 group. Bento could be a spectacular addition to iWork - if only they dropped all the FileMaker terminology, and even some of the functionality, in favor of something that flowed more smoothly.


by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

Conceptually, Bento stands apart from all three iWork apps in a fundamental way: it is not document-based.

iPhoto 7.1.1 Increases Leopard Compatibility

by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS

Apple Releases Tiger Update, Includes Safari 3.0

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

The update includes many improvements and fixes, but it also includes the final version of Safari 3.0, Apple's homegrown web browser that has been in beta for several months.

November 14, 2007

Leopard Eats Vista OS Sales In Japan

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple outsells Vista with Leopard in Japan in October.

Apple's iPhones Lead To iTypos

by Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service

Study finds that Apple iPhone users make more mistakes when texting compared to users of phones with hard keys.

Have Apple Got It Wrong With The iPhone?

by David Long, ZDNet UK

Apple iMac: Still The Desktop Star

by Cliff Edwards, BusinessWeek

A minimalist redesign, a zippy new OS, and terrific new software make the iMac the all-in-one desktop computer of choice for multimedia lovers.

Apple's iPhone SDK Will Be Four Months Late To The Prom

by The General Theory Of RIAivity

My Mac Mini Experience - Thoughts On The Mac Mini

by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes,

The Mac mini is a pretty impressive bit of kit really.

Apple Shares Soar On Chinese Interest In iPhone

by Bloomberg

Apple's shares rose more than they had in over a year after China Mobile, the world's biggest wireless operator, said it was in talks to sell the iPhone.

See Also:

Apple To GIve Up Revenue Sharing iPhone Deal?, by J. Mark Lytle, China Mobile's huge subscriber base may force Apple's hand.

Apple Stock Crash Means It's Time To Go Long On AAPL

by Leander Kahney, Wired

Leopard: Trying To Love Help Viewer's New Fascist Behavior

by David Morgenstern,

FileMaker Goes Indie

by Daniel Jalkut, Red Sweater Blog

Bento diverges from Apple style by showing all its warts in a public beta: a sort of clunky-yet-intriguing interface design, slow, hangs from time to time with the spinny cursor, the disk image look samateurish, etc. All those cherished mistakes that we indie developers recognize because we've made them ourselves.

First Look: Bento Personal Database Software

by Dan Moren, Macworld

The newly unveiled Bento is a lightweight personal database application that, at its core, is about making databases accessible and easy for the casual use—you might call it FileMaker Lite, though that's in no way intended to slight the impressive amount of functionality built in.

Personally, I am disappointed that this is a Mac-only release. A low-cost high-quality database for both Windows and Mac will be very useful for me.

See Also:

First Look: FileMaker's Bento Database For Leopard, by MacNN.

Apple Releases 1.2.2 Update For Firth-Generation iPod

by Charles Starrett, iLounge

Will Android Be Windows To Apple's iPhone?

by Stephen Wellman, InformationWeek

What does Android promise? It promises easier-to-use mobile applications on a lot of cell phones. Doesn't that promise sound a lot like Microsoft's promise with Windows?

Leopard Knocks Out Some MacBook Pro Keyboards

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Some MacBook Pro users who upgraded to the Leopard operating system are reporting that their notebooks' keyboards and trackpads have gone on the fritz, according to Apple Inc. support forums. THe only apparent solution: Reboot the machine.

November 13, 2007

O2 Activation System Creaks On iPhone Demand

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Singapore's MobileOne Phone Operator Eyeing Acquisition Targets, Apple's iPhone

by Associated Press

Singapore's third-largest telecommunications company MobileOne Ltd, or M1, is looking at overseas acquisition targets as its domestic market is already saturated, its chief executive Neil Montefiore said.

In addition, M1 is in discussions with Apple Inc. to bring the iPhone to Asia, Montefiore said.

iPod Touch Software Update Lets You Add, Enter Events

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

When the iPod touch was first released the seemingly arbitrary lack of event editing on the device disappointed a number of reviewers and iPod touch owners. Apple has apparently responded to this criticism.

Apple, China Mobile Discuss China iPhone

by Associated Press

China Mobile Ltd. is in talks with Apple Inc. about bringing the iPhone to China, but no agreement has been reached yet, the telecom's chief executive said Tuesday.

See Also:

Does China Mobile Want The iPhone?, by Douglas McIntyre, Blogging Stocks.

Technical Elegance

by Tony Hoffman, PC Magazine

Although substance and performance are still critical to tech products, aesthetics no longer take a back seat to them. We give you seven devices that marry form and function.

Thanks To OS X, Microsoft Is Playing Catch-Up Again

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Triston Mcintype, writing in on the leaked wishlist of the next version of Windows: If Microsoft were to adopt all the recommendations made in this form, they'd have... well, they'd have OS X or Linux.

Glad to see the Macintosh operating system being competitive again.

No Whoops Please, We're British!

by ZDNet UK

Managing Your iTunes Library On An External Hard Drive

by Jesse David Hollington, iLounge

Why Apple Spaces Is Broken

by Sun BabelFish Blog

Who, What, When We Want It

by Esther J. Cepeda, Chicaco Sun-Times

iPod can be sports geek's all-encompassing radio and TV, putting everything from talking heads to fantasy football in your pocket.

Adobe CEO Chizen Stepping Down

by Elizabeth Montabano, IDG News Service

Apple Releases iPhone Update 1.1.2

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

November 12, 2007

Subclassing In Interface Builder 3

by Kev

Probably the most common question asked about IB 3 is: how do you subclass something?

Apple Posts 3 New Get A Mac Ads

by Scott McNulty, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Apple's Leopard Is Better 'Linux' Than Linux

by Alexander Wolfe, InformationWeek

Mac OS X, and Apple's development paradigm, is the anti-Linux. And it's Steve Jobs' big accomplishment that Apple has built a better (I should actually say "more successful") Linux than Linux Torvalds has ever been able to do.

O2 On iPhone: 8,000 Activations On Day One, 5-Year Contract

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Making A Happy Developer House

by Dave Winer, Scripting News

If you look at the successful platforms, most of them were completely open to anyone who wanted to make products for them.

November 11, 2007

It's Stunning, Powerful And Elegant... So Set The iPhone Free

by John Naughton, The Guardian

If you're a techie, you can log into the iPhone using a terminal, and when you do, you see a proper Unix machine. And at that point you begin to see the device in a new light. You also begin to ask some hard questions about the mobile phone business. And about Apple.

The Deaf Audiophile

by Mr. Teachout, Wall Street Journal

Why do I settle for inferior sound quality? Partly because of the near-miraculous convenience of MP3s, which not only can be stored and retrieved with the greatest of ease but are equally easy to purchase over the web via services like Apple's iTunes. But I have another reason, one that I share with millions of other iPod users: I'm middle-aged.

Must-Have Message Is The Secret Of Apple Success

by Iain S Bruce, Sunday Herald

Apple simply ecels at connecting existing technologies with mainstream consumers.

Apple's Leopard So Hip Part II Is A Must

by Jeff Carlson, Seattle Times

Lots of other improvements and changes abound in Leopard, some practical, some obscure. After running Leopard full time, I want to share some of the little things I've discoverd that I'm either taking advantage of almost daily or that are simply cool.

November 10, 2007

Not Sensible, But, Oh, The Joy Of It!

by Stephen Fry, The Guardian

Beauty. Charm. Delight. Excitement. Ooh. Aah. Wow! Let me at it.

I Came, I Saw, I Conquered

by Shan Ross,

They huddled under umbrellas, wrapped in sleeping bags through a stormy November night — just to be at the front of the queue to get a new mobile phone costing £269.

iPhone Finally Launches In UK

by Sara Driscoll, eWeek

Hackers Claim Unlock For iPhone V1.1.2

by MacNN

Apple, Intel Among Those Facing Renewed Suit Over PCI Express

by Aidan Malley, AppleInsider

Having proven that its technology is patentable, Microlinc LLC has filed suit against ten large coputing firms claimng patent infringement through use of PCI Express bus.

The Mysteries Of iCal, Revealed!

by Ahruman's Webthing

Logic Studio: All-In-One Music Creation Package Is Easier To Use, More Playable

by Peter Kim, Macworld

Logic Studio is extremely effective at providing an extensive tool kit and then getting out of your creative way. The streamlined, fewer clicks-to-music philosophy throughout, combined with more precise tools for audio editing and surround, make this a landmark release.

10,000 iPhones Sold In Germany On Launch

by MacNN

Movie Rentals Are Baked Into The Latest Version Of iTunes

by Erick Schonfeld, TechCrunch

Either that, or Apple is throwing out red herrings.

First Look: EVE Online

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

EVE Online is an MMOG of a very different color, and if you're looking for a game with incredibly deep and challenging game play, this is it. EVE Online makes World of Warcraft look like Minesweeper.


by Rick Curran and Ilene Hoffman, MacNN

Sandvox is an exciting web page creation software with plenty of features, designed to help you create a site with no previous experience.

Will Apple Nickel And Dime iPhone Users To Death?

by Barbara Krasnoff, InformationWeek

November 9, 2007

Apple iPhone Fees Prompt Analysts To Revalue Earnings

by Connie Guglielmo, Bloomberg

Chief executive officer Steve Jobs jumpstarted optimism about the power of the iPhone, the $399 web-surfing mobile device he introduced in June, to generate a steady flow of cash. Analysts are revaluing the stock because each sale brings Apple a cut of monthly wireless service fees from AT&T Inc., and sales of the phone are recognized over 24 months.

France Upsets Apple's iPhone Party In Europe

by Dow Jones

After France Telecom SA's Organe brand and Apple made a meal out of unveiling Ornge as the chosen distributor in France, doubt lingers over just how much exclusivity Orange will have over the sought-after handset, due to French consumer law.

The situation threatens to scupper Apple's fiercely defended business model of distributing the iPhone through one operator exclusively. It could also gnaw at iPhone revenue for France Telecom and Apple while potentially benefitting other operators and phone phone distributors.

Apple Fails In Attempt TO End Lawsuit

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple met just partial success in persuading court to declare's iPod patents invalid.

Adobe Photoshop Express Beta By End Of Year

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple Releases iPhone 1.1.2 Update

by Erica Sadun, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Will Apple's Control Issues Hurt The Company?

by Jon Fortt, Fortune

Jobs has thrived by owning the user experience - but rivals hope he's going too far.

Freezing iMacs May Be Victims Of Hardware, Not Software

by Aidan Malley, AppleInsider

MacBooks Going To Low-Income Students In Kansas And Louisiana

by Justin Berka, Ars Technica

iPhone Gains Business Following

by Brad Reed, Network World

Despite what skeptical industry analysts and leery CIOs may say, a new poll shows that a large majority of iPhone fans want to use their favorite device for work and play.

Under-The-Hood Changes Boost MacBook Performance

by James Galbraith, Macworld

Graphics, frontside bus team with processor bump to speed up laptops.

How Stacks Stacks Up

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

What works—and what doesn't—with Leopard's organizational feature.

Little Snitch 2.0: Networking Monitor For Leopard

by MacNN

The latest release of the internet traffic montioring and management utility introduces predefined "smart rule suggestions" to help less experienced users choose a reasonable action for each connection query.

November 8, 2007

Apple Killed The TV Star: Television On An iPod

by John Daavettila, Michigan Daily

It's understandable to want to be fully connected with the computer - the future! - but we need to stop when it becomes impractical.

Leopard Gets SMS Support And More

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Nova Media application returns SMS support to Leopard.

iPhone Queue Forming At Regent Street Store

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Mac's First Trojan Begins To Breed

by Lisa Vaas, eWeek

The Mac's first Trojan won't be its last: Security researchers at F-Secure have found that the gang behind the malware has been churning out slightly modified versions to evade anti-malware detection.

Apple V The iHackers

by GIles Turnbull, Telegraph

An elaborate array of virtual chastity belts is supposed to keep the iPhone pure. But, that is just a red rag to a geek.

Microsoft On Messenger For The Mac: It Ain't Dead!

by Scott McNulty, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Florida Man Alleges iPod And iTunes DRM Violate Antitrust Laws

by Justin Berka, Ars Technica

Iconfactory Updates Twitterrific 3.0

by MacNN

Once And For All, Proof That Macs Are Cheaper Than PCs

by Farhad Manjoo, Salon

Let's put to rest the myth that an Apple computer will set you back more than a Windows PC. In fact, it'll cost you less.

Microsot Office Update Fixes Word Crashing Bug

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

Leopard's First Tweaks

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

I'm going to take a look at some of the first tools for tweaking Leopard's interface. If you're one of the people who isn't completely thrilled with the new look, it's possible to make Leopard's apperance not only bearable, but perhaps even enjoyable.

Back To My Mac: Apple's Internet Mashup

by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

Inside Back To My Mac

by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

Leopard has a new remote access feature—here's how it works.

Apple Releases Hard Drive Update 1.0 For iMac And Mac Pro

by Michael Rose, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

I Left My Wi-Fi Store In San Francisco

by Jonathan Seff, Macworld

Leopard 10.5.1 Seed Provides Buttload Of Fixes

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Apple released a seed of the update, 9B13, to developers this afternoon, which contained a hefty number of bug fixes.

Leopard's Time Machine Should Have Been Better Tested, Drive Maker Says

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Mike Mihalik, an ombudsman and former vice president of engineering at LaCie Ltd., criticized Apple's testing before the company launched its new Leopard operating system. "The two tech notes that it's released clarify what Apple should have done as part of the normal release," said Mihalik, referring to a pair of recent support ducocuments that address problems users have reported with the backup tool. Instead he said, it was as if Apple "Said 'oops, we forgot to chck that."

Kansas City Public Schools Distribute MacBooks

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

November 7, 2007

The Verdict: Leopard Spanks Vista, Continues OS X's Reign Of Excellence

by Scot Finnie, Computerworld

Leopard is a very welcome upgrade after the almost two and a half years since Tiger debuted. Apple made the best of that development time. For starters, it didn't fix what wasn't broken. It listened to constructive criticism. It heavily refined OS X and made its bundled apps more powerful, its user interface more usable and the overall package more useful.

iPhone Launch Day Away... But Will It Sell?

by Jonathan Richards, The Times

See Also:

The Lowdown On The iPhone, by Anna Pickard, The Guardian.

How Geosavvy Is Mac OS X Leopard?

by Ogle Earth

Apple's Truly Genius Service

by Bruce Temkin, Customer Experience Matters

This was the best technical service experience that I've ever personally had with a computer manufacturer.

An Anecdotal Leopard Review

by Peter Boysen

The long and short of it, technology is incredibly useful, especially in Leopard. But make sure you know who is at the other end of the computer.

Mac Vs. PC: It's Time To Switch

by David Garrison, Youth Ministry Exchange

The Company You Keep

by Jason Snell, Macworld

Why Apple isn't solely responsible for its recent missteps.

Apple do take responsiblity with everything it shipped inside a Macintosh, from the Intel chip to the Wi-Fi card. Apple do take responsibility with everything it shipped inside the Leopard DVD, from the transparent menu bar to the Apache web server. Likewise, the blame on all these crippling of features in the iPhone (and iPod touch, too) lies squarely on Apple. It may be understandable why Apple made certain decisions, but it cannot be the case Apple doesn't take on the full responsiblity for something it ships and sells.

EVE Online Released For Macintosh

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

EVE Online is superficially a space trading, exploration and combat game in which players pilot spacecraft and travel from solar system to solar system. But the single, persistent online universe that all players share and the player-run economy add some twists to EVE to make it a very deep and somewhat daunting experience for new players, even those with experience in other MMOGs.

Leopard Bug Identified With Moving Data

by Tom Krazit, CNET

Tom Karpik, a computer science student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, says he has identified a bug in Leopard that can cause you to lose data if problems occur while moving files between two different storage volumes, such as two different hard drives.

Apple Tries To Stem Time Machine Complaints

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Apple Inc. has addressed some of the problems Leopard users have reported with Time Machine, including stalled and invisible backups, with several support documents.

Macintosh users, however, are still packing Apple's support forums with complaints about the backup and restore software.

November 6, 2007

Apple Ships Leopard's Darwin Code

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple has released the Darwin source code behind its Leopard operating system to developers.

MTV/Harmonix Phase

by Jeremy Horwitz, iLounge

iPod Touch - Nice Device, Shame Apple Crippled It

by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes,

The message from Cupertino is loud and clear - Enjoy the iPod touch Apple's way, or take a hike. After years of telling us about how Microsoft locks consumers into one-size-fits-all products, applications and services, Apple then does exactly the same thing.

Being First Not Always Best

by Dwight Silverman, Houston Chronicle

Some folks just can't help themselves — they have to be first in line for the latest and greatest. The allure of the newest shiny object is too much for them.

Leopard Server Vs. Windows Server

by Ryan Faas, Computerworld

Many of the technologies in Leopard Server are enterprise-worthy.

Microsoft Done With Messenger For Mac

by Mike Schramm, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

MYOB FirstEdge 3

by Jeffery Battersby, Macworld

MYOB"s FirstEdge 3 is a best-of-class small-business accounting application that gives you excellent features at a great price.

Apple Releases iTunes 7.5, QuickTime 7.3

by Dan Moren, MacUser

Apple Digital Tools Help Students' Voices Be Heard

by Apple

What Does Google's Open Handset Alliance Announcement Tell Us About iPhone Third-Party Apps?

by Marc Hedlund, O'Reilly Radar

It's remarkable to see Apple once again in the position of selling a whole-stack platform (software and hardware, at least — network sold separately), competing with a broad coalition of commodity hardware companies using a common software platform.

November 5, 2007

Microsoft Changes Its Marketing Tune For Lackluster Zune

by Alice Z. Cuneo, Advertising Age

Outgunned 8-to-1 in share by the unstoppable iPod, Microsoft is overturning its marketing strategy for Zune — and will rely more on traditional media to go after the white blight.

Good luck.

Teleport 1.0 Supports Multiple Macs

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Innovative software that lets users control several Macs using a single mouse and keyboard has been released.

O2 Scraps Data Cap On iPhone

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

O2 has stepped up its data plan for iPhone owners - offering truly unlimited data downloads, the company revealed this wekend.

Was Apple working behind the scenes to get this changed?

Leopard's Hits And Misses: A Spotty Record

by Michael DeAgonia, Ryan Faas, Ken Mingis and Seth Weintraub, Computerworld

Now that we've used Apple's new OS for a week, what do we like and what falls short?

An Interview With Fake Steve Jobs And Review Of "Options"

by Charles Jade, Ars Technica

Is iTunes U For You?

by Jeffrey Selingo, Washington Post

Now that Apple has amassed courses via podcasts from schools around the country, the offerings are uneven. But you can't beat the price.

Mac Market Share Slips, But Chip Milestone Passed

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

The slip — the first since July — may be due to sales slowing after the company wrapped up its annual back-to-school promotion in mid-September. The stagnation of Mac market share may also be connected to the release of Mac OS X 10.5, a.k.a. Leopard, On Oct 26, as some buyers postponed purchases until after Leopard's launch to ensure machines had the new operating system preinstaled.

Users At Risk Of Data Loss Thanks To 'Irresponsible' Apple

by Tom Jowitt,

A U.K. data recovery organization has warned Apple Macbook users that they risk potential data loss due to a design flaw on certain hard drives.

"The read/write heads are detaching from the arm and ploughing deep gouges into the magnetic platter," explained U.K. firm's managing director Duncan Clarke. "Apple are being utterly irresponsible and should launch a product recall."

NBC Has Hacked Their iPhone

by Gizmodo

RAM Arbitrage

by Mike Davidson

In configuring this MacBook at the online Apple Store, it struck me how much Appel still charges for RAM, and gets away with.

November 4, 2007

Wichita Kids Using iPods As Learning Tools

by Jillian Cohan, Wichita Eagle

Here and elsewhere, teachers are using iPods to strengthen kids' English and foreign-language skills and to help them design their own lessons by downloading podcasts or videos to supplement their coursework.

An iPod Shuffle For 26.2 Miles

by Juliet Macur, New York Times

Headphones are discouraged or banned at marathons, causing a rift with recreational runners who use them.

For AT&T Customers, The iPhone Return Policy Is A Sour Apple

by Dave Lieber, Star-Telegram

If you buy an iPhone from AT&T Wireless, remove it from the box and it doesn't work, you can't go back to the store and exchange it for another.

Apple Faithful Dial M For Mutiny

by David Smith, Guardian

After years of near religious devotion to Apple and its high priest, chief executive Steve Jobs, there are signs of a revolt in the blogosphere.

First Look At UK iPhone

by T3

The biggest modification is on the inside and is something that will have nerdgeeks sprinting to online forums in a message-posting furore. We can reveal that the UK iPHone is, in fact, installed with firmware version 1.1.2. As well as more keyboard character sets, the updated firmware will haveaddressed security issues and minor bus: Great for news overall stability, but it is likely to cause yet another uproar in Apple's loyal fanbase, as Apple is sure to have closed up the security loopholes which allowed people to hack the iPhone to run their own software.

November 3, 2007

Why Apple Only Takes Credit Ards For iPhone & The Legal Questions Raised

by David Berlind, ZDNet

If Apple is using credit card numbers for the purpose of tracking (as seems to be the case here), Apple might not only be in violation of PCI DSS< it could also be breaking some laws (some of which are based on PCI DSS) as well as breaching the terms of its agreements with card issuers and credit card companies such as Visa, MasterCard, and American express.

My educated guess is that Apple's practices have kicked off a shitstorm of an inquisition in the credit card industry that has lawyers on both sides poring through the PCI DSS documentation, merchant contracts, and state/federal laws and that this isn't the last we will hear of this.

AT&T, Apple Launch New International Plan For iPhone Users

by Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

The 15 Dumbest Apple Predictions Of All Time

by Rob Beschizza, Wired

QuickTime Among Most Vulnerable Windows Apps

by MacNN

NovaMind 4 Pro: Highly Visual Mind-Mapping Tool Offers Lots Of Options

by Kirk McElhearn, Macworld

If you're just getting into this method of organizing ideas, you may find the graphics options overwhelming. But the ability to create templates is a boon for those who use mind maps regularly, and if you take the time to discover all thep rogram's graphical options, you can make a template that is perfect for your style.

Papers 1.5 For OS X: Not Just For Life Science Anymore

by Jonathan M. Gittlin, Ars Technica

Apple Needs A Nikon

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

It's not just us — technology-design obsessed consumers — who would benefit from at least one company stepping up and competing against Apple on Apple's own ground. Apple would too, in that competition would push them to do even better, and act as a preventative against hubris.

Why Your iPod Doesn't Have Bluetooth

by Seth Porges, Popular Mechanics

If Bluetooth makes so much sense and would make your experience so much better, why doesn't your iPod have Bluetooth? The answer is simple economics.

Leopard Looks Great. But What If You Can't See?

by Elsa Wenzel, CNET

How well does Leopard work for blind users?

Apple Releases iMac Updates, But Lockups Continue

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Updates issued yesterday by Apple Inc. did not fully solve lockup problems for some iMacs, and in some cases made the screen-freezing worse, Mac owners reported today.

Leopard's Firewall A 'Mess,' Breaks Skype, Says Researcher

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Leopard's firewall is confusing, inconsistent, switched off by default and incompatible with some applications, a security researcher said Friday after analyzing the new security tool.

Apple + Adobe? Umm. No.

by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

Buying Adobe and then hobbling the part of the business that brings in two-thirds to three-quarters of its revenue is a very bad business idea, and terrible way to squander Apple's hard-earned cash stockpile.

November 2, 2007

.Mac Problems Persist Despite Apple Efforts

by MacNN

iStat Menus 1.2 Monitors Your Mac's Innards

by Mike Schramm, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Leopard Early Adopters Suffer For The Rest Of Us

by Tom Krazit, CNET

Most Leopard users seem satisfied. But there have been a fair amount of complaints from those who were first down the road to Leopard.

Count me among the satisfied. Yes, I have to choose a different desktop picture because of the stupid translucent menu bar. The computer did kernel-panic-ed on me once after, apparently, losing wireless network connection. But, overall, I'm satisfied.

IP Firm Sues... Everyone For WiFi Patent Infringement

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Another day, another patent infringement lawsuit. This time, Canada-based Wi_LAN has filed two suits against 22 total companies that it alleges hve infringed on its patents relating to WiFi and power consumption in DSL products.

Apple's Leopard Is A Developer's Delight

by Michael DeAgonia, Computerworld

Revamped core technologies make coding easier, more exciting for software developers.

Apple Releases Fix For iMac Freezing Issue

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

MacBook Pro Update Improves Graphics Stability

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Spotlight Strikes Back: In Leopard, It Works Great

by Matt Neuburg, TidBITS

Spotlight in Leopard is what Spotlight in Tiger should have been but wasn't.

Leopard's Gems Replacements, Part 2

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Invention Of The Year: The iPhone

by Lev Grossman, Time

The thing is hard to type on. It's too slow. It's too big. It doesn't have instant messaging. It's too expensive. (Or, no, wait, it's too cheap!) It doesn't support my work e-mail. It's locked to AT&T. Steve Jobs secretly hates puppies. And—all together now—we're sick of hearing about it! Yes, there's been a lot of hype written about the iPhone, and a lot of guff too. So much so that it seems weird to add more, after Danny Fanboy and Bobby McBlogger have had their day. But when the day is over, Apple's iPhone is still the best thing invented this year. Why? Five reasons.

The Other $15 Billion Question: How Will Apple Spend Its Cash?

by Bryan Gardiner, Wired

With more money on hand than it's ever had, the question is: What exactly will Apple do with that pile?

It's easier to predict what the company won't do. If analysts agree on anything, it is that the company will not be making any major acquisitions. It's simply not in Apple's DNA.

Mac OS X Runs Deleted Applications

by Pyile

Time machine has made a copy in your time machine backup that Mac OS X will cheerfully launch without a warning.

MacBooks Bumped To Santa Rosa, But No Aluminum In Sight

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Apple discreetly slipped out an update to the MacBook line overnight, which now sports Intel's MA X3100. This also means that the MacBook processor has been bumped to match the Santa Rosa architecture in the MacBook Pro.

See Also:

Apple Updates MacBook, MacBook Pro, by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld. Apple has also added new build-to-order options for the pro-level MacBook Pro.

Flash Player Updated For Leopard, Flash-Dependent Nerds Rejoice

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

A Space Of One's Own

by Daniel Jalkut, Red Sweater Blog

Dismissing a modal sheet in an application causes Spaces to awkwardly zoom that application's space back into vision.

November 1, 2007

Inside Leopard: Under-The-Hood

by Rob Griffiths and James Galbraith, Macworld

Terminal, X11, and Disk Utility may not be the stuff of headlines, but there are enough significant changes here to radically affect how you interact with Mac OS X.

Apple's Microsoft-Devouring Jungle Cat

by Harry McCracken, Slate

How Leopard demolishes Vista.

Leopard Redefines 'What Personal Computing Looks Like'

by Michael Gartenberg, Computerworld

Apple To Allow Virtualization Of Leopard

by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS

In a notable about-face, Apple has changed its stance with regard to allowing Mac OS X Server to be run inside a virtual machine, much as Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion make it possible to run Windows and other PC-based operating systems on a Mac.

Mission: Possible

by Garry Barker, Sydney Morning Herald

What will it mean for us when the iPhone finally gets here.

See Also:

Australia's Telstra In iPhone Talks With Apple, by Andrew Harrision, MarketWatch.

Image Is Everything

by Jettison Canopy

A few weeks ago with the release of Pixelmator, I dashed off a few first impressions comparing it to Acorn, a new contender in the Mac OS X image editing softscape. Since those first impressions, I have been giving a lot of thought to this, and other graphic and image processing applications have come to my attention. So here's the scoop.

iPod Classic: The Day The Music Died

by Rebecca Armstrong, Independent

The new software update for the iPod classic has left many users at their wits' end.

How To Get Gmail's IMAP, Leopard, And The iPhone Working Together

by Mitch Wagner, InformationWeek

Mac OS Malware Targets Porn Surfers

by Tom Krazit, CNET

Intego, a Mac security software company, issued an alert Wednesday warning Mac users of the OSX.RSPlug.A malware, which it describes as a Trojan horse.

By Heng-Cheong Leong