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January 31, 2008

Mac Gaming Site Launches For Disabled Users

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Can Apple's iPhone Success Be Sustained Like The Mac's?

by Bill Snyder, InfoWorld

What matters in all this OS brouhaha is what paying customers think; to that end, it appears that Apple's strategy of a controlled, high-quality platform is succeeding.

Almost Half Of US Teens Use iTunes

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

NPD research confirms iTunes leads the pack in teen downloads. Buys Audible; March Into Digital Content Distribution Continues

by Larry Dignan,

If you couple Audible with Amazon's march into DRM-free music distribution the e-commerce giant is building quite a content arsenal.

Crazy Apple Rumors Site On Hold Indefinitely

by Tom Krazit, CNET

What iPhone Needs To Meet Aple's 2008 Target, Ask Wozniak

by Stan Beer, iTWire

At Macworld 2007, Steve Jobs stated that the global market was 1 billion cellphones a year and that Apple wanted to get 1% of it by the end of 2008 and sell 10 million iPhones. By any reasonable defintion, that means Apple ahs to sell 10 million iPhones in this calendar year — not from June 29 2007 until December 31 2008.

Goodbye To .Mac

by Chris Howard, Apple Matters

It has never been an overly good value.

Is Apple Under Attack From A Whisper Campaign?

by David Morgenstern,

So, where did this notion of Apple's lack of quality come from.

The Race For The Ultra-Lightest

by Rob Pegoraro, Washington Post

With the new MacBook Air, Apple has sketched out a sleek, stark vision of tomorrow's computer.

Take Heed, Apple: The iPhone Wants To Be Free

by Farhad Manjoo, Salon

Because what other choice does Apple have?

Four Proposals Up For Vote At March Apple Sharehodlers' Meeting

by AppleInsider

Apple; Apple TV Rental Update "Not Quite Finished"

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

In a release sent out this morning, the company said that it now plans to make the free software update available to current Apple TV owners "in another week or two."

Review: MacBook Air

by Jason Snell, Macworld

If the story of the MacBook Air is a story about compromise, the decision about whether the MacBook Air is a product worth having can be answered by one question: How much are you willing to compromise?

Not-So-Big Love

by Andy Ihnatko, Celestial Waste Of Bandwidth

News Flash To Reporters And Analysts: Apple Doesn't Do Loss Leader Products

by Blackfriars' Marketing

Apple doesn't sell products at a loss. It would undermine the market value of their products that they have labored for decades to build up.

Apple's MacBook Air Support Docs Reveal One-Of-A-Kind Solutions

by Aidan Malley, AppleInsider

Without a built-in optical drive or a user-replaceable battery, the MacBook Air requires several unusual solutions that may stymie experienced Mac users.

January 30, 2008

Apple: The Most Hated Company On The Internet

by Mitch Wagner, InformationWeek

Finding out that Apple is most hated and well-liked seems contradictor, at first. But in fact, Apple is a company that inspires strong feelings. People either love it or hate it, very few people just shrug and say, "meh."

Apple's iPhone Elixir: Cut Prices

by Priya Ganapati,

Apple CEO Steve Jobs will need to work some magic to hit his sales target of 10 million iPhones this year.

To reach the 10 million mark, Apple needs to average 2.5 million phones in sales a quarter over the next quarters — or 200,000 more than what it sold during the big holiday season.

Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought Steve Jobs promised 10 million iPhones sold by the end of 2008, and not 10 million iPhones sold in 2008. Apple has already sold 4 million, and I don't think it will have any problem selling 6 million for this year.

Jade Image Processing App Released

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

DataMind has announced the release of Jade 1.0, a new digital image processing application for Mac OS X v10.5 "Leopard."

Where Are Those Million iPhones? Everywhere.

by Damon Darlin, New York Times

They are all around the world, in many countries where Apple has not yet worked out deals with local carriers, indicating that these phones have been "unlocked."

iTunes And Large Libraries: Slow, Slow, Slow

by Kirk McElhearn, Kirkville

Removable Batteries Rule — That Means You, Apple

by Craig J. Mathias, Computerworld

Electric Rain's Swift 3D For OS X

by Kevin McAuliffe, Oceania

With all the new features included in Swift 3D, the ease of use, and very quick learning curve, I think that $249 is an extremely good price for this great program.

Netfinder 3.0 Gets New Undo, Label Features

by MacNN

Ortabe has released NetFinder 3.0, a significant update to the company's file management and automation tool for remote servers and local files.

Missing iPhones Not Really Missing, Says Analyst

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Calculations that claim Apple Inc. is "missing" 1.4 million iPhones may be missing the point, according to an analyst, who said Monday that talk of uncounted phones overlooks the fact that the mobile market is only a small part of Apple's overall business.

Apple Updates Numbers, Pages And Keynote

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

MacBook Air Shipping Notifications Go Out To Customers

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Versioning, Compatibility And Standards

by Maciej Stachowiak, Surfin' Safari

We don't see a great need to implement version trageting in Safari. We think maintaining multiple versions of the engine owuld have many downsides for us and little upside.

Back Up Multiple Computers With Time Machine

by Joe Kissell, Macworld

Fairy Treasure

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Fairy Treasure is a good example of what brickbashing games have evolved ino in the 21st century.

Jedit X

by Rick Curran, MacNN

Why You Can't Rent Movies For Older iPod Models

by Eliot Van Buskirk, Wired

Rumor: Application Key For The iPhone Leaked

by Michael Calore, Wired

Hackers have reportedly discovered the key which allows the installation of applications on the iPhone using iTunes.

Has Apple Flubbed With The MacBook Air?

by Mike Wendland, Detroit Free Press

Apple is being unusually stingy about providing review units, even though they will be on display and available for sle today or tomorrow at Apple stores. That tells me they don't like what they've been hearing from the few big publication reviewers they have sent it to and now want to minimize damage.

January 29, 2008

Needham Says Apple Letting iPod Touch Cannibalize iPhone Sales

by Aidan Malley, AppleInsider

Apple knowingly gave up as many as 1.5 million iPhone sales during the holiday quarter to establish the future of the iPod as a mobile device, according to investment note issued on Monday by Needham & Co.

O2 Doubles Call, Text Allowance For iPhone Contracts

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

EyeTV Gives More Recording Options

by Bob LeVitus, Houston Chronicle

Renaissance Loses Apple Exclusivity

by Computerworld New Zealand

Apple has changed its supply arrangements in New Zealand, causing shares in its current sole distributor Renaissance Corporation to fall sharply today.

Unlocked iPhones Could Cost Apple $300 Million

by Bloomberg

Owners of Apple Inc.'s iPhone may have unlocked an astounding 1 million handsets to run on unauthorized wireless networks, depriving the company of lucrative monthly fees, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. said.

Time To Change Spots

by Adam Turner, Sydney Morning Herald

Another Downturn Threatens NAND Flash Market

by Electronic Engineering Times

Apple Inc., the world's largest NAND buyer, is cutting back on its procurement of the parts, according to analyst Edwin Mok of Needham & Co. LLC.

iPhone Apps In The Works

by Elizabeth Woyke, Forbes

Macworld may be over, but for a group of developers the most important Apple news has yet to be unveiled: the much-antiticpated iPhone software development kit.

Good News In The 1 Million Missing iPhones

by Saul Hansell, New York Times

Apple Details Potential Fix For Mis-Ordered iPhone SMS Messages

by Katie Marsal, AppleInsider

MacBook Air: Making The Migration

by Jason Snell, Macworld

Apple has taken the MacBook Air's release as an opportunity to upgrade its Migration Assistant and other software in order to make life easier for MacBook Air users and, presumably, other Mac users via some future software updates.

Steve Jobs To Apple Investors: 'Hang In There'

by Kasper Jade, AppleInsider

In a private communication last week, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs acknowledged the beating his company's shares have taken during the time of economic uncertainty, but remained confident that investors would inevitably recoup their losses and then some.

Users Who 'Unlock' iPhone A Source Of Worry For Apple Analysts

by Dow Jones

The issue of unlocked iPhone units becomes more interesting it brings up issues such as customer loyalty to a wireless carrier and how much impact would be felt at Apple in the coming years.

January 28, 2008

Apple Is Subsidizing The Cost Of AppleTV By Taking A Large Cut Of Movie Rentals?

by Seth Weintraub, Computerworld

Why did the US price drop from $299-$399 to $229-$299 while the rest of the world still has to pay the same price for AppleTVs? Apple is subsidizing the cost of the AppleTV hardware with movie rentals.

Looking at this from another angle, customers from outside of U.S. are paying more for the product, and getting less functionalities out of it?

Restoring From Time Machine

by James Duncan Davidson

In short, Time Machine passed the "Trust, but Verify" challenge with flying colors.

iPhone 1.1.3 Update Raises Text-Messaging Bug

by Alexander Wolfe, InformationWeek

The latest iPhone firmware update, pushed out by Apple in mid-January, is raising a raft of bug reports on Apple's own iPhone forums, with dozens of posters complaining that it messes up SMS conversations, causing them to appear out of order.

January 27, 2008

'Casual' Leaves Respect Hanging

by Jack Markowitz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

What oohs and ahs the other day when Apple Inc. chairman Steve Jobs introduced a new computer thin as a pizza. But there would have been more oohs and ahs if he'd come on stage in a suit and tie.

I just want to say that: when I eat a pizza, I do want a pizza that is thicker than the MacBook Air. :-)

On The Deisgn Of The First-Run Assistant

by Brent Smmons,

I'm not holding it up as a work of art or even an exmaple of best practices—it's just some notes from a practitioner.

January 26, 2008

Use Fine-Grain Volume Control In 10.5

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

If you press and hold Shift and Option, and then press the volume keys, you'll find that it now takes four key presses to move through one "box" of volume change.

Cleaning Mouse Balls

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

Microsoft Offers Quick Fix For Mac Office 2008 Bug

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

The work-around uses Terminal to fix Office file-access permissions.

The MacBook Air: First Impressions, Second Thoughts

by Michael DeAgonia, Computerworld

Some compared Apple's new laptop to the Cube; so did I, at first.

Best Banner Ad Campaign I've Seen

by Cory Bergman, Lost Remote

PC walks up the ladder from one ad unit into another... to staple up a "NOT" sign on the Wall Street Journal quote.

A Suspect In The Murder Of AirPort Disk's Time Machine Support

by Dan Moren, MacUser

This makes sense, and it gibes with something a source told us at Macworld: that the problem lay with verifying the information written to the remote disk.

Deliver A Presentation Like Steve Jobs

by Carmine Gallo, BusinessWeek

Our communications coach breaks down the ace presenter's latest Macworld keynote. The result? A 10-part framework you can use to wow you own audience.

Of course, you'd also need a good product behind the good presentation.

New Versions Of Nisus Writer Pro, Express

by MacNN

January 25, 2008

Review Of iTunes Movie Rentals: What You Need To Know

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

For those who are used to managing their own movie collection and/or buying movies from the iTunes Store, the way iTunes handles movie rentals is slightly different and, in some cases, disappointing.

First Flight: OmniFocus

by Andy Ihnatko, Celestial Waste Of Bandwidth

Dangit. It looked so bloody simple in the live demo.

Here's Why I Predict iPhone Will Come Down To $299 Within A Few Months

by Russell Shaw,

MacBook Air: First Lab Tests

by Jason Snell, Macworld

In exchange for dramatically lighter weight and an extremely thin profile, Apple has definitely compromised when it comes to the MacBook Air's tech specs. And the results of Macworld Lab's preliminary tests of the MacBook Air reflect those compromises.

The Skinny On Why The iPhone Update Lacked Cut-n-Paste And Exchange Support

by Sven Rafferty, SvenOnTech

The trouble it is having is implementation: How to easily call up a copy or cut option, and then the paste action.

Implementing cut/copy/paste on the iPhone is not easy. Especially when the touch-based UI is already so rich with actions such as tapping, dragging, and pinching. You don't want the iPhone to misinterpret your gesture.

Office 2008 For Mac - The Good Stuff

by James Kendrick, jkOnTheRun

Overall I am very impressed with the interface and speed improvements that Microsoft has incorporated into Office 2008 for Mac. I find the new programs run faster than the Windows equivalent and I continue to find little improvements with usage that impress me.

How To Upgrade Your iPod Touch Software (In Asia)

by Reuben Lee, CNET Asia

Ready for more bad news? Apple Singapore finally got back to us and confirmed that its AppleCare centers will not be offering any services for users in Asia to upgrade their iPod touch software.

Why is Apple not making it easy for its customers to buy stuff? Isn't the iTunes Store set up so that customes can buy stuff legally and easily, rather than go to the route of the pirates?

Has Open Source Sold Out?

by Bill Snyder, InfoWorld

Has the open source software movement become a victim of its own success? A provocative new study by a longtime software analyst suggests that the giants of the commercial software world are cashing in on the poplarity of open source and becoming the dominant force in what was once called the free software movement.

Apple Pitches For A Bigger Russia Slice

by Tai Adelaja, Moscow Times

Microsoft Confirms Office For Mac 2008 Snafu

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Office for Mac 2008 incorrectly assigns ownership of some files, Microsoft Corp. has confirmed, creating a potential security problem for businesses installing the new application suite: Whomever is assigned user ID 502 has full read/write access to Office's files.

Scientists Take New Step Toward Man-Made Life

by Andrew Pollack, New York Times

Taking a significant step toward the creation of man-made forms of life, researchers reported Thusday that they had manufactured the entire genome of a bacterium by painstakingly stitching together its chemical components.

Apple Hit With Yet Another iPhone Patent Lawsuit

by Justin Berka, Ars Technica

Time Capsule: Expo's Buried Treasure

by Dan Moren, MacUser

Smartphones, Seat Belts, Searches, And The Fourht Amendment

by Julian Sanchez, Ars Technica

A new paper by Adam Gershowitz, a professor at the South Texas College of Law, argues that unless courts or legislators make significant chnges to the rules governing law enforcement searches, the increasing ubiquity of devices like Apple's iPhone will permit police to routinely gather massive amounts of citizens' sensitive personal data without a warrant.

Inside The MacBook Air: The Solid-State Drive Option

by Jon L. Jacobi, Macworld

In addition to being sturdier, more power efficient, and faster than standard hard drives, SSDs are also slightly lighter and can, if necessary, be molded into different form factors to fit tight spaces.

The Tao Of Screen: In Search Of The Distraction-Free Computer Desktop

by Jeffrey MacIntyre, Slate

There's an emerging market for programs that introduce much-needed traffic claming to our massivel expanding desktops. THe name of this genre of clutter-management software: zenware.

Ziplight 1.2

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

NSURLConnection Crashing Epidemic

by Daniel Jalkut, Red Sweater Blog

If you're a user running 10.4.11, chances are you've noticed that network-enabled applications seem to be a bit more flakey and crash-prone.

Extending iTunes Rental Times

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

Apple has made an accomodation yet, inexplicably, hasn't bothered to mention it to anyone.

iTunes Plus And 30 Cents Upgrades: What's The Deal?

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Adding Insult To Injury: USB 3G Modems Won't Fit In The MacBook Air

by Ryan Block, Engadget

We just tested and confirmed that one of the smallest USB EV-DO modems around, the Sprint/Novatel U727, won't even come close to fitting in the cramped, foldaway USB port on the MacBook Air.

Tracking Down Apple's Missing 1.4M iPhones

by Aidian Malley, AppleInsider

Apple says it has shipped four million iPhones since launch. With just short of two million AT&T customers using the device, however, one analyst suggests that a large number of the handsets are mysteriously unaccounted for.

DiskWarrior 4.1 Offers Full Leopard Compatiblity

by MacNN

January 24, 2008

Apple Lowers iPhone Shipment Projections

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple has lowered its projected iPhone shipments for the current quarter, reducing component purchases from its Far East manufacturers, according to a report.

This is goig to make it harder for Apple to negotiate iPhone contracts with Asian telcos.

Are Those Macs I See?

by Christopher Dawson,

Apple's New Strategy Thin On Logic

by The Gateway

Go see a movie in a full theater now and then. Listen to music in a situation where you're not just trying block out other noises. Hell, if enough of us pay attention, the work the entertainment industry puts out may even end up sucking less.

Apple, Google Miss Out On Market Rally

by Bloomberg

The stock market staged a dramatic rally Wednesday to wind up in positive territory, but two technology titans failed to go along for the ride.

New Tools To Bolster Mac's World

by David Pogue, New York Times

A virtuous cycle may soon kick in: More Mac sales lead to more software titles, which lead to more Mac sales, which lead to — well, you get it.

The Truth About The iPhone's Sales Numbers

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Are Investors Unfairly Sour On Apple?

by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek

There are signs that Apple can not only weather an economic contraction but emerge stronger than ever. Most important is the strength of its Mac business.

Apple's MacBook Air Is Beautiful And Thin, But Omits Features

by Walter S. Mossberg, AllThingsD

If you value thinness, and a large screen and keyboard in a subnotebook, and don't watch DVDs on planes or require spare batteries, the MacBook Air might be just the ticket. But if you rely on spare batteries, expect the usual array of ports, or like to play DVDs on planes, this isn't the computer to buy.

Hey Apple, Don't Make Me Think

by Derek Powazek

I know it sonds like a small difference, but small differences add up.

And, as far as I know, there is no reason why the Safari's toolbar buttons on the Mac and on the iPhone needs to be different.

Will Apple Turn Tech Stocks Sour?

by Jon Fortt, Fortune

Appel repoted earnings that beat analyst estimates on strong sales of iMacs, laptops and iPhones. But its cautious outlook led investors to slam the stock Wednesday morning, and take much of the Nasdaq down with it.


Video Pros: Don't Install That QuickTime 7.4 Update Yet!

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

If you're an Adobe AfterEffects user, you may have bitten particularly hard by a new bug "feature" of QuickTime 7.4 which renders the video editing suite, well, useless.

The standard advice of not installing new updates immediately is still a good solid piece of advice.

LogMeIn Offers Remote Mac Support

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Stacking Up The MacBook Air And A Sony Viao

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

As the specs show, I think both manufacturers achieved their design goals—the MacBook Air is all about thinness and screen szie, and the Sony is loaded with every feature one could possibly need, all packed into a very small box.

iPod Touch Software Upgrade Woes

by Victor Cheung, CNET Asia

The software upgrade could be obtaine donly via the iTunes store and, at present, there aren't any (iTunes store, that is) in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Mainland China. That means there are no software upgrades for those in the above-mentioned countries. Brilliant, isn't it.

January 23, 2008

Apple Senior Execs Get Bonuses, Jobs Still At $1

by Reuters

Several senior executives at Apple Inc took home 2007 cash bonuses that doubled their salaries but chief executive Steve Jobs maintained his annual pay of $1 and took no additional compensation, the company said on Wednesday.

iPhone Voicemail Patent Pressure Grows

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple faces renewed pressure to settle at least one patent-infringement suit currently placed against it, after one of the company's co-defendants in the case reached a settlement.

Apple First Quarter 2008 Results

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

The market for third-party software for the iPhone and iPod Touch is already big, and I expect that by the time two years from now, there will be more iPhones/iPod Touches in use than Macs.

Can The Touch Revive Apple's iPod Sales?

by Saul Hansell, New York Times

I'm not so sure how many people will want a connected device that's not their phone, but it will be interesting to see what Apple does next now that it describes the Touch as a platform for mobile computing.

iPod Touch is the PDA that nobody at Apple recognise as an PDA. Will a "not-a-tablet" computer based on the iPhone/iPod Touch UI be next?

Office 2008 For Mac Review

by Paul Thurrott, SuperSite For Windows

The problem with Mac Office, from a UI standpoint, is that it just doesn't make sense. You get used to it, I guess, but it's unclear why some tools are in toolbars, while others are in floating palettes.

Steve Jobs Leaks New Time Machine Features

by Michael Mistretta, Appletell

You might have noticed that Steve Jobs showed a screenshot of Time Machine with a new button in the lower left-hand corner entitled, "Only Show Changes".

What Ever Happened To The MacDevCener?

by Michael Biven

Seems like they have forgotten the "Dev" in the site name.

Guessing The MacBook Pro

by dAlen

My bet is that they will release one in February.

MacBook Air: Do We Need The Click Button?

by Iacovos Constantinou

If a trackpad is smart enough to perform all those magic gestures, what do I need a click button for?

Apple and a lot of laptops already have the capability of accepting a tap on the trackpad as a mouse-click. I've never gotten used to anyone's implementation.

Relax, Wall Street — Trust In The Mac. So Says Gene Munster, Anyway.

by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek

It makes sense that a company that routinely lowballs would do so even more at a time of such uncertainty.

Expo Notes: Displays On Display

by James Galbraith, Macworld

Heavier Than Air

by Charles Miller, The Fishbowl

Don't think of the Air as a secondary machine, think of it as a primary machine, with headless appliances like Time Capsule and the Apple TV filling in the space around it.

Think of the Apple Stores as a peripheral too, to help you change batteries (eventually) or to install applications from CDs and DVDs.

Apple's Updated iPod Touch And iPhone Hacked

by Thomas Claburn, InformationWeek

The 1.1.3 "jailbreak" supposedly requires hardware modification, which will keep casual iPhone users away. And the imminent arrival of an authorized method for creating and running third party application on the iPhone is likely to make unauthorized approaches even less appealing.

Apple Posts Nice Q1, But Pessimistic On Q2

by Tom Krazit, CNET

Apple is notorious for providing conservative guidance below Wall Street's expectations, but it guided well below expectaions with predictions of $6.8 billion and 94 cents a share.

First Look: iTunes Digital Copy

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

The Digital Copy feature is much more convenient than ripping a movie yourself.

Office 2008, 502, And You

by Joel Bruner, brunerd

[Microsoft] moved to Apple's Package Maker installer files, good news for the enterprise rollouts? Well, unfortunately, they've created all the packages to install most all of the files with the owner set to 502.

Apple And The Rest Of Us... A Different View

by Adam Richardson, CNET

With the stores, advertising, and targeted product announcements, [ongoing communication] is exactly what Apple is doing.

And don't forget about occasional-blogger Steve Jobs.

Apple Stores Generated $1.7 Billion In 1 Revenue

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said that $1.7 of Apple's $9.6 billion in revenue was generated through sales at Apple's network of retail stores.

Gates Vs. Jobs: Keynote Text Analysis, 2008 Edition

by Todd Bishop, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Apple Beats Earnings Records With Q1 2008 Results

by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS

Apple just sold boatloads more Macs, shipping 2,319,000 Macs or a massive 44 percent more than last year this time. iPod sales growth was significantly slower, at only 5 percent higher than last year's quarter.

'MacHeads' Movie Seems A Realistic Look At Cult Of Mac

by Daniel Terdiman, CNET

Apple: iTunes Rental Strategy To Sell Macs And iPods

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said that the company hoped to run the iTunes Store a little above break even, but sellling iPods and Macs was the main strategy.

In other words, record companies' plot to sell non-DRM music everywhere but Apple will probably not hurt the iPod-maker.

January 22, 2008

Apple Introduces Pink iPod Nano Ahead Of Valentine's Day

by AppleInsider

Apple said Tuesday that it has added a new pink iPod nano to its lineup of digital media players just in time for next month's celebration of love.

You Control Updated For Leopard

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Fractals Get Better On Mac

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Stick Software has introduced the latest iteration of its Mac OS X screensaver software, Fracture 1.4.

European iPhone Sales Miss Targets - Weak SMS Might Be To Blame

by Peter Mortensen, Cult Of Mac

Gauging Openness With iPhone As Measure

by Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS

If we actualy get open access, open platforms, and open services, then all these possibilities could come to pass - and the reign of "you can have it in black, silver, and red, but you can't do anything else you want with it" could come to an end.

Optus Enters iPhone Race

by Asher Moses, The Age

Optus has emerged as the dark horse in the race between mobile carriers for exclusive rights to launch the iPhone in Australia.

Reading Is Not Dead, Despite Steve Jobs' Insistence

by Eloquation

See Also:

Steve Jobs On Books, by Bryan D. Catherman.

How To Switch On An iMac (Sic!)


I just spent seveal minutes trying to figure out how to switch on an iMac.

I'm A Mac Now; Thin And Good Looking, With A Sense Of Style

by Antigravitas

Then they shipped Vista.

Mac Industry Marching To A Different Beat

by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS

The Macintosh industry continues to grow and gain steam, but it's no longer purely following in Apple's footsteps.

Apple's Big Year

by Stephen Hutcheon, The Age

With the opening later this year of a "flagship" Apple Store in downtown Sydney — the first in the southern hemisphere — and the expected local launch of the much admired and desired iPhone, it's going to be harder than ever to ecape the gravitational pull of the world's mst ruthlessly successful consumer electronics firm.

How Entourage 2008 Fares With Exchange

by John C. Welch, Macworld

Most of the improvements in Entourage 2008's Exchange support are in the plumbing.

Expo Notes; Intuit Plans A Rebuilt Quicken

by Philip Michaels, Macworld

So bid goodbye to Quicken, and say hell to Quicken Financial Life for Mac, which is slated for a fall 2008 release.

I think that is a typo in the sentence.

Microsoft Clears Vista Home For Virtualization

by James Niccolai, IDG News Service

Users who purchase the Home Basic and Home Premium editions of Windows Vista can now legally run those OSes in a virtualized environment, Microsoft said. The company also announced new licensing rates for corporate users.

January 21, 2008

Lies, Damn Lies, And Steve Jobs Keynotes

by Jack Schofield, Guardian

Someone must have figured out that you could make Apple look better by putting it at the front, by tilting the pie chart backwards, and possibly by moving Other. Job is famous for his attention to detail, so did he really not notice? Or did he say: "Hey, great idea?"

Thai AIS In Talks With Apple On iPhone Launch

by Reuters

Coda: The One-Windows Wonder

by Shawn Blanc

Coda is a text-editing, CSS-styling, WebKit previewing, file-managing, FTPing, terminal-accessing, web-site-building and publishing application for the Macintosh.

And, Coda has no duct tape.

iMovie 7.1.1 And Front Row 2.1.2 Released

by Jeff Carlson, TidBITS

MacJournal 5.0 Available Now

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Universal's Zucker Now Admires Apple

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Signs of a rapprochement between Apple and NBC Universal suggest some content from the studio may reappear on the iTunes television show schedules.

In Europe, Apple Faces Hurdles To iTunes Movie Rentals

by Eric Pfanner, New York Times

Apple will have to confront legal and regulatory hurdles, copyright challenges, scheduling conflicts and technological issues, reminders that the European media landscape remains a patchwork of individual countries, rather than the single market that the European Commission envisions.

Simliarly for Asia, I expect censorship issues to be a major factor. However, I have this feeling that when Steve Jobs said going "global", he really didn't mean Asia.

Microsoft Entourage 2008: Superior Depth Of Features Bests Apple Competitor

by Tom Negrino, Macworld

Entourage 2008 is an improved Excange citizen over previous versions, which will help Macs better fit into Windows-centric organizations. If you're outside of the corporate realm, and need a mail, calendar, and contact manager with lots of headroom and solid integration with the rest of the Office suite, Entourage provides a wealth of features that are deeper than Apple's trio.

Macworld.Ars: Best Indie Software

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

The Wildcard In Public Bus Reforms

by Aaron Ng, Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

With centralised planning and higher frequency standards to meet, the bottomline of bus companies will definitely be affected. And, they will will definitely apply for fare increases to cover the shortfall. Will the cost of public transport increase as a result of these radical reforms?

Some Apple Customers Irate Over Time Capsule

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Users who bought AirPort Extreme last year can't do wireless backups.

Expo Notes: It's Truly A Mac-"World" Expo

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

So to all of the non-USA folks_attendees and exhibitors_visiting the Expo this week, thanks for "coming over" to help reveal the breadth of the Mac's reach.

Mac OS X And The Missing Probes

by Adam Leventhal, Sun

Apple is explicitly preventing DTrace from examining or recording data for proceses which don't permit tracing.

Nothing to look here, says iTunes. Just obey the DRM.

About That $20 Upgrade...

by The Macalope, CNET

Where There More Women At Macworld Expo?

by Tonya Engst, TidBITS

While the wait to use one of the more popular bathrooms was sometimes annoying, it was wonderful to see so many women at the usually male-dominated Expo.

Macworld.Ars: West Hall Wasteland - Not

by Charles Jade, Ars Technica

January 20, 2008

MacBook Air: Ethereal Or Unrealistic?

by Scot Finnie, Computerworld

Apple may never succeed in the enterprise if it continues to believe that it can lead enterprise users by the nose and dictate the compromises they must accept.

Replacing MacBook Air Battery, Allegedly Easy As Pie

by Erik Kennedy, Ars Technica

January 19, 2008

Apple Experts: MacBook Air 'Like A Second Car'

by Kevin McLaughlin, CRN

The recently unveiled MacBook Air lacks durability and certain features that business users look for, but industry experts predict it'll sell like hotcakes within the market segment for which it appears to be intended.

Is Apple Losing Its Bite?

by Matt Warman and Claudine Beaumont, Telegraph

Reader Questions: Can You Install XP Via Remote Disk On A MacBook Air?

by Michael Rose, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Apple repds would not say definitely that you can't do it, but as far as the three people I spoke with are aware, there's no support for booting XP over Remote Disk.

Apple Looking For New Chinese iPhone Partner

by TelecomAsia

China Unicom and aspiring mobile operator China Telecom are the leading contenders after China Mobile halted talks with Apple.

The Big Picture: Apple's Methodical Moves Show It Takes Time To Change The World

by Robert X. Cringely, PBS

NAMM: You're In Mac Country Now

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

NAMM, the largest North American music show held this time every year in Anaheim, brings vendors from all over the world to show their products. From software instruments and amplifiers to guitars and digital audio workstations, you are sure to find it all at this show. One other prevealent thing you'll find at NAMM this year is Macs.

Macworld.Ars: The Death And Life Of Apple Gaming

by Charles Jade, Ars Technica

The relationship between Apple and gaming is on the mend.

Explaining The Macintosh Surge

by David Pogue, New York Times

What is going on?

January 18, 2008

Microsoft PowerPoint 2008

by Franklin N. Tessler, Macworld

Whether you're using PowerPoint by necessity or choice, the latest version's new additions are useful, and produce attractive results. Unfortunately, Mac users will miss out on capabiliites available to Windows users and the intuitive interface of Keynote.

MWSF: ConceptDraw 7.5 Ships

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

First Look: On Cloud 9 With Apple's MacBook Air

by Ryan Faas, Computerworld

There can be no real question that the MacBook Air is a truly innovative product. One close-up look at its incredibly bright, clear screen, its stunning light and thin form factor, the inclusion of multi-touch functions and the combination of wireless technologies show that the MacBook Air continues Apple's tradition of next-generation innovation and design. But does that mean that it's the perfect portable Mac for everyone? Probably not.

Apple Squashes 24Hr Movie Rental Workaround

by MacNN

I wonder if the hack will still work if you disconnect from the internet after downloading the rented movie.

Why Are Windows Products Moving To Apple's Mac OS?

by Jacqueline Emigh, BetaNews

Migration from Windows to Mac OS does seem particularly evident this year, particularly with big names showing up at Macworld for the very first time.

Pulling The Story Of Apple's New Laptop Out Of Thin 'Air'

by Seth Weintraub, Computerworld

Unlike past years, when rumors abounded with little confirmation, the Macintosh rumor community this time put togethe pieces of the mysterious laptop puzzle from clues left around the web — and may have even tricked Apple into showing its cards a bit early.

Serious Speech Dictation Makes Its Mac Debut At Macworld '08

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Macworld 2008 Keynote Now Available As Podcast

by Iljitsch van Beijnum, Ars Technica

Time Capsule And Its Associated Rage Factor

by Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS

If Apple can now reliably write backups to a hard drive connected via Serial ATA, why can't it handle a drive connected via USB?

I agree with Glenn Fleishman: hold your anger for a few more days to see if Apple pushes out an update for AirPort Extreme customers to use Time Machine.

LightWorks 7.8 Simplifies Lighting Effects

by MacNN

MWSF: EyeTV 3 Supports Remote Access Features, More

by MacNN

Expo Notes: Getting Creative At Expo

by Heather Kelly, Macworld

Here are some of my favorite little finds on the Expo fllor so far. They're all programs for adventurous people who want to dabble in something new and creative.

First Look: iTunes Movie Rentals

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Despite some minor glitches, iTunes rental are simple to grab and enjoy.

iTunes Movies Outsell HD-DVD And Blu-Ray Disc

by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

First Look: iPod Touch 1.1.3

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

Upgrade isn't seamless, but it brings welcome changes.

Of Canaries And Coal Mines

by Mark Pilgrim, Dive Into Mark

'Mac People' More Open, Liberal Than PC Users, Study Says

by Elizabeth Montalbano, Computerworld

People who prefer Apple's Macintosh computers over PCs have long been thought to be on the artsy, hip end of the personality spectrum — and now a study proves that "Mac people" indeed are more liberal and open-minded than average folks.

Expo Notes: Flock Of One

by Dan Moren, Macworld

My award for the best one-man-show at this year's expo goes to Evan Hamilton. Evan's the community ambassador for Flock,a free cross-platform web browser based on Mozilla Firefox that's designed to integrate with a variety of popular social networking services.

Violet Blue: Steve Jobs Snubbed Me

by Daniel Terdiman, CNET

But boy, is the man cold-hearted. What does he expect to happen if he walks the floor at Macworld?

See Previously:

So, Everyone's Asking What Happened Between Me And Steve Jobs Today..., by Violet Blue.

January 17, 2008

Microsoft Excel 2008

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

Excel 2008's major draw is its Intel- and PowerPC-native code; beyond that, though, there just aren't that many new features, and, of the features that are new, none truly stand out.

Opinion: A Keynote View From The Cheap Seats

by John Moltz, Macworld

On Segways, crying babies, touching Apple execs, and other keynote madness.

MindManager 7 Mac Gains Leopard Support

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Macworld.Ars: Apple Stock Suffers Largest Keynote Loss Since 1998

by Justin Berka, Ars Technica

MWSF: Quark Ships Leopard Update, Reveals Labs

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Quark at Macworld Expo introduced new Xtensions portal, Quark Labs and ushered in Leopard support within Quark Interactive Designer.

Apple Should Pass Economic Stress Test

by Tiernan Ray, Barron's

If the U.S. economy goes into a recession, any public company with an uncanny knack for generating outsize growth may find its shares highly prized by investors.

One such company could be Apple, which despite sales of $24 billion last year, sells just a fraction of the world's personal computers and less than 1% of all cellphones. That tiny market share presents plenty of upside for Apple as it makes inroads in both fields.

Reporters Notes From Interview With Steve Jobs

by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek

Apple has to settle for a third day delay, to give studios time to rack up DVD sales.

When Apple's Keynote Bonce Is A Thump

by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

For those who bought before Macworld in hopes of cashing in on a keynote bounce, I have only one word: suckers.

Yes, We've Got It. You Like Thin.

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Making MacBook Air that thin is not an easy feat. Now that Apple has done it technically, we shall see whether Apple can make some business sense out of the product.

But, perhaps, because Apple has been so successful lately in getting its products to be nice and thin — iMac, iPod, iPhone, that we are finally getting a little disillusioned. Yeah, yeah, Apple. I know you can make anything thin if you want to. So, what else can you do?

Personally, I value a smaller footprint more than a shorter height in my subnotebook. Light-weight is good, but a MacBook-style thickness, to me, is just fine. I suspect many people think the same way as me, hence all the complaints about the compromises Apple had to make for the MacBook Air.

Going forward, I predict I'll see a lot of predictions about Apple making a "true" subnotebook. (Just like all those predictions about a "true" video iPods.) 12-inch PowerBook-sized MacBook? Newton-sized iPod Touch. I'll also predict that the existing MacBook and MacBook Pro computers will go down in thickness.

And Apple engineers, how's the progress on that foldable screen and keyboard going along?

If Jobs Says "People Don't Read Anymore," Does This Headline Really Exist?

by Ryan Block, Engadget

Remember how Steve Jobs said people don't watch videos on iPods, dismissing all the Portable Media Player thingies from Creative and gang? Wanna bet what's next for iPhone and iPod after Apple finally conquered Hollywood? :-)

Steve Jobs Is Wrong: Android Is Good For Google

by Dan Frommer, Silicon Alley Insider

Google can get into the phone business and make its parnters — both its advertisers and the wireless carriers — happy.

But what about Apple, the partner?

So, Everyone's Asking What Happened Between Me And Steve Jobs Today...

by Violet Blue

Steve Wozniak was so much nicer.

The Mac Switchers

by Robert L. Mitchell, Computerworld

Faced with an upgrade to Vista, some IT organizations are passing in favor of the Mac. But who are they, really?

iTunes Rental And The System Date

by Brett Terpstra, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Keynote Roundup

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

If Apple is charging for the iPod Touch upgrade to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley, why is the Apple TV upgrade free? I'm left with the feeling that they're charging $20 for the iPod Touch upgrade simply because they can.

Apple MacBook Air

by Cicso Cheng, PC Magazine

These are respectable compromises. That's not to say that there isn't room for improvement—because there is—but fornow, the MacBook Air will captivate millions based on looks alone.

MacBook Air's Tradeoffs

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Unlike the MacBook and MacBook Pro, the Air isn't designed to be a general-purpose computer; it has, by design, limitations that will be unacceptable for many people. But for a particular market—people who value light weight and are willing to give up other features to get it—it's an interesting machine.

Macwrold.Ars: Google Bringing Picasa To The Mac Later This Year

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

First Look: iPhone 1.1.3

by Dan Moren, Macworld

Overall, 1.1.3 may not be as exciting an update as 1.1.1 was, but it reaffirms Apple's commitment to rolling out new software functionality to existing iPhone users, free of charge.

First Look: Apple TV, Take Two

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

MacBooK Err: Why I'm Disappointed In Apple's Ultraslim New Laptop

by Paul Boutin, Slate

I don't care about having the world's skinniest laptop. Rather, I need to be able to blog breaking news when I'm not near a Wi-Fi hotspot. I look forward to fawning over my friends' new MacBooks. But when they despeartely need to e-mail the boss, I'll just savor the triumph of whipping out my phone.

MW08: iPhone And iPod Touch Get IMAP Support For Gmail

by Aayush Arya, MacUser

Macworld Best Of Show Winners

by Jim Dalrymple and Jason Snell, Macworld

Review: Microsoft Office For Mac 2008 — Better Than iWork?

by Jake Widman, Computerworld

You'll find that Office 2008 helps you get your work done more quickly and easily than before. You're also likely to start using features that were always there but were too much trouble to bother with.

Analysis: Apple Faces Competition In Movie-Rental Market

by Brian Chen, Macworld

Mac Users: MacBook Air Lacks Features

by Agam Shah, IDG News Service

Omission of FireWire port, lack of storage capacity, slow hard drive, and high price tag are some of the complaints Mac users have about Apple's latest laptop.

Thin, it seems, is not on many people's wishlist for a subnotebook.

The iPhone's Updates Make It Revolutionary

by Farhad Manjoo, Salon

The iPhone you bought last June is actually better now than it was back then.

The magic of software!

Steve Jobs Helps Me Find My Way

by Ed Moltzen, CRN

Apple is making good on Oppenheimer's promise of adding solid, new iPhone functionality, at no additional cost to buyers, every few months.

Want An iPhone? It Looks Like A Long Wait Ahead

by Chua Hian Hou, Straits Times

Singapore consumers who want to get their hands on Apple's iPhone, hailed as Time Magazine's gadget of the year for 2007, will have to wait.

The reason: None of the three mobile phone operators here has been able to lock down a deal with the California-based tech giant.

January 16, 2008

iPhone 1.2.3 Update: Google Maps First Impressions

by Chris Ullrich, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

MWSF: Web Flaw Yields Free Macworld VIP Pass

by Robert McMillan, Macworld UK

A security researcher has found a way to get a free "Platinum" pass to Macworld by hacking the conference site.

Expo: Bare Bones Updates TextWrangler

by Chris Barylick, Macworld

Microsoft Word 2008: Business-Standard Word Processor Adds New Layout Mode But Loses Visual Basic

by Jeffery Battersby, Macworld

The elimination of VBA and weak support for AppleScript and Automator make the program far less versatile and valuable for users who really need automation. But the program's streamlined interface and the addition of the new Publishing Layout view make it a compelling choice, especially if you want to stretch Word beyond its current capabilities.

iTunes Movies: A Tuna Sandwich

by Saul Hansell, New York Times

Today's announcements tweak the recipe just enough to make online movies more accessible.

The Passion Of Steve Jobs

by John Markoff, New York Times

Even more than when he's performing on stage, Steven P. Jobs's passion for personal coputing comes through when he talks about the years he spent cajoling his designers to build what he presented today as the world's "thinnest" computer.

MacBook Air Haters: Suck My Dick

by Wil Shipley, Call Me Fishmeal

No, really? Seriously? I mean, they introduced this new product, and it doesn't have the same specs as the MacBook Pro? God, that is bizarre. I wonder why they gave it a new name, and continue to sell the MacBook Pro, then, if it's not going to be exactly the same. I mean, that hardly makes sense, does it?

Apple's Movie Rentals Great In Toery, Sucks In Practice

by Leander Kahney, Cult Of Mac

A Lot Of Hot Air

by Jeff Harrell, The Shape Of Days

The MacBook Air is equipped and built like a very cheap computer, but priced like a fairly expensive one, all becase it has to be small.

MacBook Air

by The Hot Blog

This suggests a universe in which rentals can be done on a larger basis — not free downloads and not purchased films — wthout a disc.

Hey, Steve - You Broke The Internet

by Mathew Ingram

The MacBook Air's New Processor

by Jon Stokes, Ars Technica

Macworld.Ars: iTunes HD Movies Only For Rent On Apple TV

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

HD movies are only available for rent (not purchase to own), and only on the Apple TV (not on the computer).

Hands On With The MacBook Air

by Jason Snell, Macworld

At the risk of sounding obvious, the MacBook Air is incredibly light and tiny. Its looks owe a lot to the MacBook Pro and previous silver Mac laptop models, but its curved edges and tapered shape are unlike anything we've seen on a Mac laptop in a ong time, if ever.

iTunes Terms Of Service Update For Movie Rentals

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

Everything else about these movie rentals seems terrific — the DVD and HD quality options, the prices, the shopping UI on the Apple TV — but 24 hours after you hit play the first time just doesn't seem fair.

MacBook Air: Not The Thinnest Notebok Ever

by Michael Kanellos, CNET

Apple calls the Air the world's thinnest notebook. How you interpret that ("on the market today" or "ever") is up to you.

Breaking Down Macworld 2008 From All Sides

by Tom Krazit, CNET

I think the iTunes Rental Store bears the most watching of today's announcements because of it spotential impact both on Apple's iTunes Store business and the industry at large.

Steve Jobs Gets Cohesive

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

More so than any keynote in recent memory, Tuesday's Apple announcements fit together very well, and seemed to reflect a very solid top-level vision.

Apple, Fox Team Up For iTunes Digital Copy

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Apple and Twentieth Century Fox on Tuesday introduced iTunes Digital Copy, a new technology that enables users who buy specially configured DVD movies with the ability to copy the movie to iTunes, for later playback on the Mac (or PC), iPod and other compatible products.

AppleTV + Rentals Is The Big News

by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

The days of there being "nothing on" your TV set are effectively over.

The MacBook Air

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

I'd have rather seen a smaller footprint, a la the old 12-inch PowerBook G4 — something just exactly as wide as a full keyboard.

The MacBook Air is undeniably beautiful and clever, but clearly designed as a secondary machine, not a main machine.

Macworld.ars: Time Capsule Not Coming To AirPort Extreme, At Least Not Yet

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

The current word is that AirPort Extreme owners are out of luck when it comes to turning their AirPort DIsk into a Time Capsule.

Hands On With New Apple TV

by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

One of the more frequent criticisms of the Apple TV has been storage, but now that movie rentals are going to be its main feature, storage is going to be less an issue.

iTunes And The "Guy Tax"

by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

This almost constitutes variable pricing.

MW08: All Your MagSafe Cords Are Obsoleted

by Derik DeLong, MacUser

It's actually a new generation of the connector... Beyond just being different physically, it delivers different wattage.

MacBook Air Lacks User-Replaceable Battery, Apple Will Install One For You For $129

by Jose Fermoso, Wired

Time Should Be On Our Side With iTunes Rentals

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

While 24 hours sounds like quite a lot, when you combine children and two working parents, it's really not.

MWSF: Many Software Updates

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple updates iPhone, iTunes, Front Row, iMovie, and QuickTime.

Macworld.Ars: Mac Quicken No More

by Charles Jade, Ars Technica

Is this the relaunch of Intuit on the Mac, or the final nail in the coffin, only time will tell.

Why Steve Jobs Has Pulled One Over On The Entire Movie Rental Industry

by Don Reisinger, CNET

In effect, Apple has been able to utilize its current stable of products to its advantage, while the rest of the online rental industry is wondering what to do next.

MacBook AirHead: Why Apple's New Laptop Is Basically Useless

by Devin Coldewey, CrunchGear

Did we really need things to get that much thinner? The Air is whisper-thin but it does weigh three pounds and it's not like you can fold it up and put it in your pocket. What is losing that last half an inch doing aside from attracting stares?

iTunes Movie Rentals - Almost There

by Brian Chen, Macworld

We who live in the digial age want our media now. If I had to wait 30 days to watch a new release, I'd walk to the video store.

Hands On: iPhone 1.1.3 With Locator, SMS, Webclips

by MacNN

Apple's First Security Patches Of 2008 Fix iPhone, QuickTime

by Robert McMillan, IDG News Service

The security update fixes critical flaws in QuickTime and the Safari browser, and, as with other updates, the iPhone patches will disable handhelds with Jailbreak installed.

Macworld.ars: iPhone 1.1.3 Can (Finally) Manually Manage Media

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

With the iPhone's new (official) 1.1.3 firmware, users also got an unannouced, yet very welcome feature: the ability to manually manage their music and videos.

Apple Introduces MacBook Air

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

During his Macworld Expo keynote address on Tuesday morning, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air, a computer that the company billed as the world's thinnest notebook — small enough to fit inside an interoffice mailing envelope. It's priced starting at $1,799.

Sporting a silvery finish, the MacBook Air features a 13.3-inch LED-backlit widescreen display — it saves power and provides "instant on" response from the moment you turn it on, according to Jobs. The device has a slightly wedge-shaped profile that runs from 1.2 inches down to 0.8 inches high. It weighs about 3 pounds, and sports a thickness of 0.16-0.76 inches.

Apple Introduces Time Machine Companion Hardware

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Time Capsule combines an 802.11n network access point and a hard disk drive. The device is a "full AirPort Extreme base station" combined with "a server-grade hard drive," according to Jobs.

More Powerful Maps, Multi-Person SMS Lead New iPhone Features

by Philip Michaels, Macworld

Apple expanded the iPhone's capabilities Tuesday with a software update that adds a location finder to the Maps feature, customized home screens, multi-person SMS chats, and Webclips. In addition, video playback on the phone now supports chapters, subtitles and languages, while the music playback adds support for lyrics.

Apple Introduces iTunes Movie Rentals

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Apple on Tuesday introduces iTunes Movie Rentals, a new feature of the iTunes Store that enables users to download movies and watch them for a short time rather than having to buy them. They will be priced at $3.99 for new releases, $2.99 for "library titles."

Apple managed to get the support of all the major movie studios, including Fox, WB, Disney, Paramount, Universal and Song, along with Touchstone, Miramax, MGM, New Line and Lions Gate. Aple CEO Steve Jobs said that the new service will launch by the end of February with over 1,000 movies.

January 15, 2008

MWSF: GridIron Introduces Flow

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

GridIron Software has introduced Flow, digital content management software for creatives in graphic design, web, and video.

The Sweet Revenge Of Steve Jobs

by Brian Caulfield, Forbes

Not a bad pair of second acts for the man who helped spark the personal computer revolution.

Apple Watchers Await Unveilings

by BBC News

Office 2008 For Mac Brings Modest Improvements

by Don Reisinger, InformationWeek

The first major release of Office for the Mac in four years shines in some respects, with innovative new features in Word and PowerPoint. But overall, it still lags behind Office for Windows.

Will Macs Star At This Year's Macworld Expo?

by David Morgenstern,

It looks to me that the real star of this year's Macworld Expo will be the Macintosh: hardware, operating system and applications.

Coming To The Mac In 2008: 'Spore'

by Daniel Terdiman, CNET

EA is set to announce Tuesday it will release Spore later this year simultaneously for PCs and Macs.

Thoughts On The iPhone/iPod Touch SDK

by Tom Yager, InfoWorld

The Mac Switch, Six Months In

by Musings On Photography

Apple, which is free from the constraints imposed by the demands of large corporation IT departments, has largely focused on improving the experience of the average home user, starting from the opening the box when you get it home and continuing on through setup, maintenance, and use.

The Canary Benefit

by Dave Thomas, PragDave

The key benefit of switching for me is the lack of hassle.

Apple May Need To Play Better With Others

by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek

To continue to thrive in both music and video downloads, Apple must improve how it deals with content makers—or risk being left behind.

Apple seems to get along with Microsoft rather well these days. Apple should treat everyone like Microsoft.

Apple Edges Into The Mainstream

by San Francisco Chronicle

As Apple has broadened its appeal and market share — shipments of Macs were up 37.2 percent in 2007 according to the Gartner market research company — there's a definite turn toward the mainstream.

China Mobile Shoots Down Apple Over Revenue Sharing

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

China Mobile announced today that it had officially "terminated" talks with Apple.

Apple Promotes Keynote Playback On Home Page

by Michael Rose, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Is Apple Readying A Wireless Announcement? Maybe Not

by Marguerite Reardon, CNET

Macworld.Ars: Registration Mayhem

by Charles Jade, Ars Technica

Depending on whether you ask Apple people or IDG people, the thousand-foot line outside the Moscone Center was the other group's fault.

January 14, 2008

Google Sees Surge In iPhone Traffic

by Miguel Helft, New York Times

Macworld Expo Prelude

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

My gut feeling is that we're looking at a medium — spicy enough to be enjoyable, but not one for the ages.

After Apple's iPhone Mania, Macworld This Year Might Seem Sedate

by Troy Wolverton, San Jose Mercury News

After the excitement and drama of last year's Macworld, this year's event is likely to seem a bit sedate. But that's a good thing, say analysts and ivnestors.

The iPhone - Great At Home, Lousy Abroad

by Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC

Yes, I'd like a better camera, video capture, 3g, and one button to press to answer calls. But most of all I'd like a cheaper way of using my iPhone abroad.

New Get A Mac Ad: Time Machine

by Scott McNulty, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

What's "In The Air" At Macworld? WiMax? Or Ultra-WideBand?

by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

January 13, 2008

Apple's Gag As iPhone Disappoints

by Simon Fluendy and ALice Hall, This Is Money

Apple has banned UK retailers of its heavily hyped iPhone from reporting sales figures amid evidence that British consumers have shunned the device.

The iPhone's Anonymous Heroes

by Harry McCracken, PC World

If you ask me, the real untold story is this: Who, other than Steve Jobs, invented this thing?

What Apple Needs To Do To Become More IT Frinedly

by John C. Welch, InformationWeek

Can Parallels Become The One Virtualization To Rule Them All?

by David Marshall, InfoWorld

Hands-On With The New 8-Core Mac Pro

by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun

The Mac Pro is shockingly quiet as it is blazingly fast.

The Downside To Apple's Frequent Product Updates

by Nick Wingfield, Wall Street Journal

By constantly redesigning its products, introducing new ones and trumpeting the changes in high-profile marketing campaigns, Apple has habituated many of its customers to living in a semipermanent upgrade cycle for new gadgets. The risk is in disappointing consumers who feel their new purchases are instantly outmoded.

January 12, 2008

Scorched Earth

by ThinkMac Blog

Between the free basic RSS readers such as Vienna and the full fledged NNW there really is no oxygen left in this already ridiculously crowded market.

Why Apple Will Buy Adobe

by Robert X. Cringely, PBS

Merging Flash and QuickTime would make any other video standards (like Windows Media) simply immaterial.

The iPhone In The Enterprise?

by Cliff Edwards, BusinessWeek

Building A Macworld

by Tom Krazit, CNET

Setup is under way for next week's Macworld Expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

In Mac Office 2008, Reliability Wins Out Over Exchange Support

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Improving the reliability and stability of Entourage, the e-mail client in next week's update to Office for the Mac, was more important than making the program a clone of Windows' Outlook, several Microsoft developers said today.

Keep An Eye On Time Machine

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

Everything that Time Machine does is logged to the system log, so it is possible to get more detailed reports on its activities.

Apple 'Something In The Air' Banners Spotted

by Charles Starrett, iLounge

Although no product image or name appears on the banners, the phrase does suggest that Apple will make wireless technology a major theme of the show.

January 11, 2008

First Look: Photoshop Elements 6.0

by Lesa Snider King, Macworld

Elements 6.0 seems to be the perfect "next step" choice for anyone wanting to do more with their photos, while giving them plenty of room to grow.

Interarchy 9 Debuts

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Steve Jobs' Video Dreams

by Peter Burrows and Ronald Grover, BusinessWeek

His magic has not extended to visual entertainment. Hollywood and cable companies aim to keep it that way.

Researcher Spots Year's First QuickTime Bug

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

NetNewsWire Vs. Vienna

by Cory Bohon, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Proposed iPod Levy Killed In Court

by David George-Cosh, National Post

iClipboard 1.1 Brings In Space Support

by MacNN

Gone Indie

by Jens Alfke, Thought Palace

Here's a career update, for those of you who care: I've left Apple, and I'm now working on my own, from home, as an indie software developer.

This is kind of a big change for me. I've been continuously employed for 19 years, 16 of those at Apple.

Bomberman For iPod

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

It's a terrific conversion of the classic arcade game to the iPod, and definitely worth looking at if you want some console-style fun.

Sorting Out iTunes Sorting

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

Parallels Server Brings Virtualization To Leopard Server

by Joe Kissell, TidBITS

Airfoil 3 Foils Synchronization Issues And More

by Dan Moren, MacUser

Version 3 adds a bundle of new features that have long been demanded: a biggie, you can now playback remote audio not only to an AirPort Express, but also to a second computer.

iPhone Is The Next Sex Toy, Porn Industry Says

by Sascha Segan, PC Magazine

The iPod's Still A Player At CES

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Just like last year, the prevasiveness of iPod accessories and iPod-compatible gadgets at the massive Consumer Electronics Show makes clear the influenece of Apple's iconic media player.

January 10, 2008

What A Difference Apple's Success Makes At CES

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

The reactions CES vendors have towards Mac journalists reflect opinions of the Mac market as a whole, and this year's CES is showing me that more companies than ever before are taking Apple, Mac users, and the purchasing power of Mac owners seriously.

PC Gaming Isn't Entirely Lost To Mac Addict

by Aleks Krotoski, The Guardian

Paradoxically, the PC games I play on the dedicated partition benefit from the Mac hardware and run faster and prettier than on any dedicated PC I've used before. But it would be nice to have the same choice on the OS X platform rather than resorting to a Windows partition.

Reading The Runes For Apple

by The Guardian

Ahead of next week's Macworld, we asked former Apple employees, and expert observers, to foresee launches and strategy at Cupertino - and Steve Jobs's departure.

What Can Microsoft Put Into The Zune Phone?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Microsoft denies building a phone to directly compete with Apple's iPhone. But maybe Microsoft is just lying and buying time. Remember Mr Jobs' claim that no one will watch videos on an iPod?

Apple better be prepared because there is one asset that Microsoft own which Apple cannot easily win: Exchange.

So if one day Microsoft decided to put some Exchange servers on for Windows customers to use for free, just like Hotmail, you'd know why.

The Untold Story: How The iPhone Blew Up The Wireless Industry

by Fred Vogelstein, Wired

By 2004 Apple's iPod business had become more important, and more vulnerable, than ever. The iPod accounted for 16 percent of company revenue, but with 3G phones gaining popularity, Wi-Fi phones coming soon, the price of storage plummeting, and rival music stores proliferating, its long-term position as the dominant music device seemed at risk.

So that summer, while he publicly denied he would build an Apple phone, Jobs was working on his entry into the mobile phone industry.

Adobe's Photoshop Elements 6 For Mac To Debut In Q2 2008

by Justin Berka, Ars Technica

Can Macs Conquer The Enterprise? The Time Is Ripe...

by Robert Mitchell, Computerworld

The field is wide open for a Macintosh insurrection on the business desktop. It could happen, but probably won't.

Apple Singles Out HD Podcasts On The iTunes Store

by Aayush Arya, MacUser

Review: Mac OS X 10.5 Server

by John C. Welch, Macworld

Mac OS X 10.5 Server is a compelling product; just keep in mind that some of its services don't work as well as they should in a heterogeneous environment.

Has The Steve Jobs Reign Of Power Ended?

by Don Reisinger, CNET

While [movie studios and record labels] still need Apple, the impetus to give in to Jobs' demands has lessened. Once again, we have entered into a situation where the music and movie industries have been able to gain the majority of control in the business and all Apple can do is acquiesce.

DRM-free at Amazon store? Except for the "Amazon" part, isn't this exactly what Steve wanted? I'm sure the iPod division have no problem with this.

Analyst: Apple Far Ahead Of CES Competitors

by Justin Berka, Ars Technica

Best Buy Wants Macs In More Of Its Stores

by Tom Krazit, CNET

Apple's store-within-a-store partnership with Best Buy is going to expand this year, according to Best Buy executives.

NewsGator Turns NetNewsWire Loose For Free

by Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS

NetNewsWire 3.1 is the latest release of the long-developed news aggregator of RSS and Atom feeds. And it's now free.

See Also:

NetNewsWire 3.1 Is Free, by Brent Simmons, Every developer wants to be able to work on the software they love, make a living at it, and give it to the world for free. Usually you get to pick two out of three—if you're lucky. Me, I get all three.

iPhone Users, Secure Your Connection At Macworld Expo

by Glenn Fleishman, TidBITS

The iPhone and Mac OS X - like all major operating systems designed for personal computers and mobile phones - don't secure data sent over Wi-Fi by default.

The Vanishing Numeric Keypad

by David Pogue, New York Times

The embedded number pad was eliminated to make the MacBook more closely resemble the aluminum Apple keyboards.

January 9, 2008

EC Statement On Apple iTunes Price Change

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

The European Commission has issued a brief statement, welcoming Apple's move to bring UK iTunes prices into line with those made available in other European states.

Macworld Highlights: Look For Upgrades, iPhone Apps

by Bryan Gardiner, Wired

We'll have to wait for Tuesday's keynote by Apple CEO Steve Jobs to see which rumors stick and which don't. In the meantime, here's a taste of what (possibly) could appear at Macworld.

Macworld Software Highlights: Better Leopard, New Office, HD iTunes

by Michael Calore, Wired

Some releases — like updates to Mac OS X Leopard and Microsoft Office for the Mac — are as good as guaranteed. Others we're not totally sure about. But here's what we're expecting to see in the world of software at Macworld 2008.

The First Month On A Mac

by Tech Talk

Apple, you've definitely grabbed a new customer.

Adobe And Omniture: Further Details

by Jack Nack, Adobe

We are working with Omniture on this right now, and will make this change as soon as we can.

District Doubles Its Computing Power With Boot Camp And iMac

by Apple

The iPod Economy And C.E.S.

by Saul Hansell, New York Times

The Future And Apple TV

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

Leak Reveals iPod-Ready Videos On Fox DVDs

by MacNN

One customer noted that the box backing makes reference to an iPod-resolution file included on the disc, described by the packaging as a Fox Digital Copy.

OmniFocus Task Management Software Released

by MacNN

ProjectWizards Releases Merlin 2.5

by MacNN

Bento 1.0 For Mac OS X Released Out Of Beta

by Charles Jade, Ars Technica

Apple, EC To Settle iTunes Pricing Case

by Stephen Withers, iTWire

Apple is set to resolve charges by the European Commission that its country-based iTunes Stores contravene European Union rules.

First Trojan Reported For The iPhone

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

The Trojan specifically targets users that have modded their iPhone so they can install third-party applications.

January 8, 2008

Apple's Xserve Bumped Too: "Most Powerful Apple Server Ever"

by Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Apple Launches Fastest-Ever Mac Pro

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Huge speed, performance and expandability feature in latest professional desktop Macs.

New Mac Pro And Xserve From Apple

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

The new Mac Pro: "Tower of 8-core power."

The new Xserve. "Now with 8-core processing power."

Video Rental Is A Better Busienss For Apple Than Movie Sales

by Pete Mortensen, Cult Of Mac

At this point, I'm ready to admit that Apple's assumptions for the movie market were flat-out wrong.

Microsoft Office For Mac 2008 (Home And Student Edition)

by Elsa Wenzel, CNET

Overall, we found ourselves wondering why someone would splurge for Office for Mac 2008. Sure, it's a step up from the 2004 version, and the only one that runs natively on Intel-based Macs. But other companies serve up software that's compatible with Office documents and costs half as much, if not less-or nothing at all. iWork '08, for one, handles the newest, XML-based Office files pretty well.

Dear Mr Jobs: Please May I Have A Mac On A Stick?

by Mitch Wagner, InformationWeek

If Apple can get Mac OS X running on the iPhone and iPod Touch, surely they can run it on a USB stick?

The usual problem of having to run OS X on a large variety of PC configurations will, of course, doom this project.

Apple Takes Down "No Girls Allowed" Sign Over Boardroom

by Erik Kennedy, Ars Technica

See Also:

Meet Apple's Newest Director: Andrea Jung, by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek.

January 7, 2008

Apple Upgrades As Market Bleeds

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

CES: Samsung News Offers Hint Of Apple Strategy

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Samsung has launched a raft of products that lend weight to the notion Apple may reveal a Flash memory-based subnotebook Mac next week at Macworld Expo in San Francisco.

Of course, Apple has demonstrated before that just because it can does not necessary mean it will. I guess we'd just have to wait for the keynote.

Xbox Media Center For OS X

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Open source media management software heads to Mac.

Final Cut Express 4: Changes In Mid-Level Video Editor Tie It In With iMovie '08

by Jeff Carlson, Macworld

If you're an iMovie user feeling limited by its capabilities—or you've chosen to skip the revamped iMovie '08 altogether—Final Cut Express 4 is a great eay to jump into semi-professional video editing at a fraction of the cost of Final Cut Studio.

An Interface Of One's Own

by Virginia Heffernan, New York Times

After lo this lifetime of servitude, I intend to break free, I seek a writing program that understands me. Goodbye to Word's prim rulers, its officious yardsticks, its self-serious formatting toolbar with cryptic abbreviations (ComicSansMS?) and trinkety icons. Goodbye to glitches, bipolar paragraph breaks and 400 options for making overly colorful charts.

Thoughts On The Latest iTunes-iPod Lawsuit

by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun

After reading through the lawsuit myself, I must say I was astounded at the misinformation and exaggeration.

Adium 1.2 Out Of Beta With A Few New Tricks

by David Chartier, Ars Technica

January 6, 2008

Online Film Delivery Sounds The Death Knell For DVDs

by Dominic Rushe, The Times

Our viewing habits could be changed by linking the internet to the living room TV.

Apple: More Than A Pretty Face

by Sohrab Vossoughi, BusinessWeek

Consumer electronics companies need to do more than pare product lines and make cool stuff. What Apple offers is a complete ecosystem.

January 5, 2008

Death Of DRM Could Weaken iTunes, Boost iPod

by David Kravets, Wired

While industry analysts said Apple probably will lose market share in digital downloads as the majors gravitate away from DRM, the resulting increase in online music sale outlets will likely create a larger market for the ubiquitous iPod and emerging iPhone.

Sure Bet For 2008: More Apple Lawsuits

by David Morgenstern,

Nothing appears to bring out the snarky comments and questionable legal actions than success in the technology markets.

A Little 'Intel' On Apple's Next Move

by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

When guessing what Apple will do in the coming year, it's particularly helpful to look at the roadmap of Intel. And from the looks of things, the chipmaker may help lead Apple into uncharted, possibly lucrative, territory starting in late 2008.

Of course, Apple has never been loyal to any of its vendors and suppliers. And Apple entered iPod and iPhone businesses despite of Motorola, IBM, and Intel.

Downsides Of The Mac Switch

by The Arcter Journal

Intuit Alienates Mac Users With QuickBooks Fiasco

by Rich Mogull, TidBITS

Should Mac users support Intuit?

iTunes: Not A Monopoly

by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

See Also:

Yes, Virginia, Any Idiot Can File A Lawsuit!, by The Macalope, CNET

January 4, 2008

So Who Is FairPlay Protecting, Exactly?

by Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek

Given all the remarkable changes in the music business in the past few months, I'd say its time for a "More Thoughts on Music" memo from Steve.

If iTunes embraces film rental, will subscription music be next? FairPlay remains.

PC Makers Take A Stylish Turn To Tackle Apple

by Robert A. Guth, Justin Scheck and Don Clark, Wall Street Journal

Spurred in part by the success of Apple Inc.'s innovative products, as well as a consumer shift toward notebook computers, PC makers have begun a radical overhaul of their machines' appearance.

If you think that Macintosh is selling purely on the looks of the machine, then you are sorely wrong. I think most PC makers know that the operating system and the applications make a lot of difference too. Unfortunately, this is the part where most PC makers have little control over what they push out of their factories.

Where Keyboard Shortcuts Win

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

I've always thought this was a good rule of tumb for developers when deciding which menu item commands should get keybaord shortcuts.

NeoOffice: The Open-Source Office Suite Alternative For Macs

by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, eWeek

It may give you all of the office functionality you need without any of the costs of the new Microsoft Office.

Antitrust Lawsuit Charges Apple With Monopolizing Online Music

by Thomas Claburn, InformationWeek

The complaint takes issue with Apple's refusal to support the Windows Media Audio format.

Hitachi Sees iPod Hard Drive Market Dwindling

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

QuickBooks Can Still Delete Data, Intuit Warns

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

CrushFTP 4.5 Adds Better iCal Support

by MacNN

First Look: Microsoft Office For Mac 2008

by Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica

In typical Microsoft fashion, the newest version builds on prior examples to do what it's supposed to.

Apple Patent Reveals Docking Station For Ultramobile PC

by Elizabeth Montalbano, Macworld

A U.S. patent granted to Apple on Thursday seems to support reports that the company is working on an ultramobile PC to compete with Microsoft and its hardware partners in the market.

January 3, 2008

Talk Of 'Super-Thin' Laptop Whets Apple Aficionados' Appetite

by Rhys Blakely, The Times

Apple is set to unveil a new ultraportable laptop on Janaury 15, according to the army of online pundits dedicated to tracking the iPod maker's every move.

Anxiety 1.0

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

Anxiety succeeds-perhaps better than any other to-do program I've used. It doesn't have as many features as ToDO X or other products, but it serves its intended purpose well: It's just noticeable enough that you don't forget about your tasks, but it doesn't dominate your screen or require you to switch back and forth between your to-do list and other applications.

First Look: PowerPoint 2008

by Franklin N. Tessler, Macworld

I'm impressed by what I've seen so far. PowerPoint 2008 has clearly narrowed the gap with Keynote in many areas and supassed it in some.

First Look: Entourage 2008

by Tom Negrino, Macworld

For most users, its improvements will be welcome, but hardly revolutionary. Still, it earns its place in Office 2008.

iCab 4.0 Meters Out Universality And New Features

by Erik Kennedy, Ars Technica

A complete rewrite using the Cocoa frameworks for OS X gives it a new snappiness along with a glistening sheen that won't leave your dishes all spotted.

Sonic The Hedgehog For iPod

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Sonic the Hedgehog for iPod is a great trip down memory lane and superbly well done, but proof positive that some games just shouldn't be made for the iPod.

January 2, 2008

First Look: Word 2008

by Jeffery Battersby, Macworld

It's apparent that there is a major convergence between how Apple and Microsoft think a word processing application should work. WHile Word hasn't changed much when it comes to creating text-based documents, it has changed significantly when it comes to creating documents that are more page layout than word processing.

First Look: Excel 2008

by Rob Griffiths, Macworld

It seems that Microsoft has delivered a Univeral version of Excel 2004 with some minor improvments, and minus one key feature — VIsual Basic macros — that some power users rely on.


by Shawn Blanc

Open Source In '08: Break-Outs And Consolidation

by Dave Rosenberg, CNET

Missing Sync For iPhone Ships

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Mark/Space has released The Missing Sync for iPhone, synchronization software that enables users to work with additional kinds of data that aren't supported by iSync.

With Release Looming, Microsoft Previews Office 2008

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Microsoft has takent he wraps off the latest version of Office, showcasing its new features and capabilities.

China Business - The 2008 iPhone Games

by Dan Butterfield, Phone Magazine

Bottom line... China wants the iPhone and Apple wants China. It will happen. Stay tuned.

Wanna Buy Apple Gear? Of Course You Should Wait!

by iTWire

With Macworld less than two weeks away, only those with an unstoppable urgent need for new Apple gear will be 'brave' enough to buy anything Apple before Steve Jobs permanently changes the Apple landscape yet again.

iPods anre iPhones are probably 'safe' to buy. iPods have just been updated radically, so no radical changes are expected, while Apple probably doesn't have the ability to do a new iPhone without leaks to the rumormongering web sites, and we definitely haven't hear anything new.

January 1, 2008

Just What's SO Special About Apple RAM To Justify The Crazy Price?

by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes,


Five Ways You Can Make Life Easier For New Mac Users

by Michael Rose, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

VectorWorks 2008

by Greg Miller, Macworld

Extensive additions and user focus enhance versatile CAD program.

Fix Mac Slowdowns

by Macworld

Does your Mac seem to be getting slower over time?

Sound Studio 3: Sound Editing Program Offers Balance Between Power And Ease Of Use

by Lee Sherman, Macworld

Soud Studio 3.5.5 is an easy-to-use tool that fits smoothly into your daily workflow without requiring a degree in audio engineering.

The Year's Biggest Mac Stories

by Philip Michaels, Macworld

By Heng-Cheong Leong