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April 29, 2008

Why No One Ever Managed To Compete With iTunes

by Thomas Fitzgerald

The whole "buying" aspect of it is so well hidden from the user that you can happily download songs without the "I'm spending money" part of your brain kicking in to stop you.

I Love The Apple Genius Bar!

by Francis Wong

How good was my customer service experience at Apple? In one word - Fantastic.

Apple Retail Workers To Change Names, Uniforms

by MacNN

Could Apple Be Preparing The Way For Mac Gaming?

by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes,

More like iMovie '09 increasing requirements.

Rogers Confirms Canadian iPhone This Year

by Electronista

Canadian telecoms provider Rogers today issued a brief note confirming that it has negotiated a deal with Apple to bring the iPHone to the country, ending uncertainty that has persisted since the American announcement last year.

Sound Grinder Pro 1.0 Released

by Peter Cohen, Macworld

Have iPhone, Will Photograph: Celebrating The Big Impact Of Small Pictures

by Dominique James, Perfect Photo Pixels

Looking at my growing collection of iPhone snapshots, I cannot help but marvel at the big impact that these small images have on me, and hopefully, on others as well.

An Amazing Machine

by Artonomy

Ten Things I Hate About Windows And Love About My Mac

by Adam Fisher-Cox, Appletell

Minireview: Manage Your iTunes Song Volumes With iVolume

by Iljitsch van Beijnum, Ars Technica

Why I Bailed Out On Windows And Switched To Macintosh

by David Alison

Apple's Success Brings More Patent Lawsuits

by Thomas Claburn, InformationWeek

During the first four months of 2008, Apple was named as a defendant in eight patent infringement lawsuits, up from five during the same period in 2007.

Psystar's Mac Clones Have Allegedly Started Shipping

by Chris Foresman, Ars Technica

The iTunes Store: Five Years And $2,315.60 Later

by Christopher Breen, Macworld

Today marks the fifth anniversary of The Store—the music/video/podcast/iPod game/iPod touch software emporium launched by Apple on April 28, 2003. To mark the occasion I thought I'd take a gander at my Purchase History and use it to note a handful of personal landmarks.

For me, two iPods, one case, couple of headphones, and two remotes later, total amount spend on iTunes Store: $0.

New iMac Has A Need For Speed

by Dan Moren, Macworld

Faster processors, RAM, and system buses should bump up performance across the board, and the availability of the Nvidia graphics card ought to provide a nice boost for those who need its higher-end capabilities as well. If you were considering buying an iMac before, then they just got even harder to resist.

Apple Still Needs Gracenote?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Now that Apple has the iTunes Store and all its records... er... albums... er.... whatever, does Apple still need Gracenote?

Patent Lawsuit Targets Apple's Dock Connector In iPod Nano, Touch

by Aidan Malley, AppleInsider

A new legal complaint accuses Apple of infringing on a patent for a flash memory drive by selling its ubiquitous iPod nano and iPod touch players, among other devices.

3GHz iMac's CPU Overclocked, Not Really Next-Gen

by David Dahlquist, MacUser

Essentially, the 3.06GHz processors are current generation chips modified to take in more power and to support the faster system bus speeds so that they can be revved up.

By Heng-Cheong Leong