- Tiger Direct sues Apple over Mac OS X Tiger, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 04.29. No joke: Tiger Direct is suing Apple for trademark infringement over Mac OS X 'Tiger'.
- How the iPod drives the digital revolution and changes the way we listen to music, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 04.29. The iPod frees you from the linearity of tape and the limited amount of music you can put on a single CD.
- Power Mac G5 reaches 2.7 GHz, miniMate hard drive/hub matches Mac mini, compact Kinesis MiniType keyboard, and more, Charles Moore, Mac News Review, 04.29. Also Mac mini great for editing movies, longest uptime challenge, vintage Mac as a drive dock, a switch hitting mouse, and more.
- 200 GB notebook drive, longer life battery for 12" PB, Hitachi's 100 GB drive reviewed, scrolling drivers for older 'Books, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 04.29. Also the (im)perfect notebook, LapBottom and Lapinator laptop desks, bargain 'Books from $400 to $1,299, and more.
- $15 device turns iPod into a personal radio station, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 04.25. Hate driving with headphones on? The RoadTrip FM transmitter lets you listen to your iPod using your car stereo.
- RealNetworks hacks iPod, iPods as spy hardware, win an iPod from Travelocity, make better use of down time, and more, 04.28. Also iPod file recovery service, hands-on iPod and iTunes training, solar power iPod holster coming, iPod shuffle dock, and much more.
- The 2005 Power Mac G5 value equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 04.27. The new Power Macs are faster with no change in price, but the close-out 2004 models offer some great values.
- Power Mac G4/2.7 GHz, 04.27. A slightly faster CPU, larger hard drives, more video RAM, and 16x SuperDrives with no change in price.
- G4 upgrades for G3 'Books, lap desks, OS X on early iMacs, emergency boot CD problem, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 04.26. Also microphone input with Macs, Digitrex camera driver, cookie overload stops Yahoo Mail, and more on the best Mac keyboard.
- Always a market for excellence, sick WallStreet, ATI VersaVision and new PowerBooks, and more, 04.25. Also ColorIt coming for OS X, Pismo replacement battery, Linus is right, FireWire bridge chips, and more.
- Low End Mac's design moves forward with CSS and XHTML, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 04.25. We're making some behind the scenes changes at Low End Mac using Cascading Style Sheets and the XHTML standard.
- How green is my Apple? Environmental silliness in Silicon Valley, Dan Knight, The Lite Side, 04.25. There's no reason for the antagonism between environmentalists and Apple - unless its more about PR than the environment.
- Picking a used G3 iMac: 600 MHz is sweet, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 04.22. The oldest iMacs are sluggish with OS X, but the faster slot-loading iMacs are pretty decent OS X machines.
- iPodding in your car, HP adds iPod photo, Mercedes of headphones, PodQuest driving directions, and more, Charles Moore, iPod News Review, 04.22. Also iPods of the rich and famous, BBC expands podcasts, U2 iPod bomb, rules for iPod users, a new line-out FireWire cable, and much more.
- 'The ultimate low end Mac', $199 G4 for Rev. A-D iMac, mini with 3.5" drive, new SATA hardware, and more, Charles Moore, Mac News Review, 04.22. Also several hands-on Mac mini reports, Mac mini Shack, mini skins from DecalGirl, and more.
- First 120 GB notebook drive, SuperDrive for white iBook G3, WallStreet and Pismo G4 upgrades, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 04.22. Also brighter, glare-free laptop displays; new notebook stands, cases, and covers, iSweet webcam; bargain 'Books from $500 to $1,789; and more.
- Green Apple policy to recycle old Apple IIs, Macs, and iPods, Anne Onymus, Rumor Mill, 04.21. "In celebration of Earth Day, Steve Jobs broke out his Birkenstocks, love beads, and hippie headband to announce the greening of Apple computer."
- Anticipated overhaul of iBook and eMac, timed to ship with Tiger, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 04.20. The iBook design goes back to 2001. The CRT eMac design is three years old. If this is the year of DV, expect the iBook DV and eMac DV soon.
- Where are the autofocus, zoom lens, low light webcams?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 04.19. Cheap digicams and camcorders have autofocus, zoom lenses, and decent low light performance. When will webcams offer the same kind of features?
- Michigan's student laptop program endangered, but Macs could help, Dan Knight, MacInSchool, 04.18. State and federal budget cuts could destroy a successful laptops-for-students program. Here's how Apple could change the playing field.
- iPodictionary, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 04.18. Apple's iPod has lead to some interesting social phenomena - and to their naming as well.
- Picking an older Power Mac: Go G4, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 04.18. If you plan on running OS X, the G4 processor makes a big difference - and older Power Mac G4s are very affordable these days.
- Kinesis Contour Keyboard looks odd but is surprisingly relaxing and comfortable, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 04.18. Unconventional design makes for a very comfortable keyboard that's easy to adapt to and very convenient.
- CR calls Mac mini 'not quite budget', security improved in 10.3.8, CherryOS goes open source and more, Charles Moore, Mac News Review, 04.15. Also Bluetooth improved; Mac mini developer notes; OWC Mac mini upgrade options; KVM with DVI, USB, FireWire, and audio; and much more.
- Widescreen iBooks coming, maximize battery life, take-apart guides, first fuel cell laptop, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 04.15. Also PowerBook and iBook 'best laptops', Linux fan impressed with PowerBook, new drives from MCE, bargain 'Books from $425 to $1,700, and more.
- iPod a security threat, maximize iPod battery, podcast searching, PodLock iPod security, and more, Charles Moore, iPod News Review, 04.15. Also the Presidential iPod, FAA gives away iPods, changing EQ settings iPod 'Missing Manual', iStory Creator, study Torah via iPod, and much more.
- The CEO and the Tiger, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 04.14. The semi-barbaric CEO allows his subjects to choose one of two doors. Behind one is a Tiger of great cunning, behind the other....
- Macintosh unit sales grow 43% vs. 2004, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 04.14. Apple has had a stunning quarter - Mac unit sales up, iPod unit sales up, total revenue up, and profits way up over a year ago.
- Tiger means don't buy a new Mac until April 29, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 04.12. Whether you're tempted by a new Power Mac, iMac G5, PowerBook, or Mac mini, waiting to buy until OS X 10.4 is included just makes sense.
- Apple vs. the US Congress, rumor mills, and DVD Jon, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 04.11. Apple may seem arrogant, but the same could be said of the US Congress, Mac rumor websites, and Jon Lech Johansen. But who is in the right?
- Photo to Movie takes the image presentation far beyond what iMovie, PowerPoint offer, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 04.11. Use zooms, pans, rotation, transitions, titles, and more to turn your static images into an attractive, intriguing, seamless presentation.
- What happened to the CRT monitor market?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 04.08. Flat panel displays keep getting cheaper. Is there any reason to still use a CRT monitor?
- iCaddy laptop case, pocket hard drives, SuperDrive and Combo drive for Lombard and Pismo, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 04.08. Also price drop on G3/500 WallStreet upgrade, new laptop bags, $100 laptops under development, bargain 'Books from $549 to $1,789, and more.
- Mac mini at Best Buy, first 2 GHz G4 upgrade, iMac G5 design award, eMac quality slipping?, and more, Charles Moore, Mac News Review, 04.08. Also Consumer Reports looks into the Mac mini, Mac mini in color, many uses for the Mac mini, Guest PC x86 emulator, Mac mini antenna, and much more.
- A few good reasons to have antivirus software on your Mac, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 04.07. "...the fact remains that we live in a connected world, so the only responsible thing to do if your Mac interacts with Windows PCs is make sure it doesn't turn into 'Virus Mac'."
- No iPod killer ever, HP PC with iPod dock, Tunestir FM tuner/transmitter, Shufflemate, and more, Charles Moore, iPod News Review, 04.07. Also iPod shuffle's quality components, Canada's iPod tax, iPod mini in the shower, iVault iPod shuffle armor, ToughSkin iPod protection, and much more.
- How Apple could make the 12" 'Books even smaller, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 04.05. Dell makes a compact, lightweight laptop using a widescreen 12.1" display. What if Apple did the same?
- Power Inside, the Cell PC, and the future of Mac OS X, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 04.04. Intel and Windows dominate the personal computing world, but with manufacturers tired of strongarm tactics, there's a real opportunity to create a market for a Cell-based PC.
- Homeopathy on the Mac, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 04.04. The leading software used by homeopathic practitioners is a Macintosh application.
- Beyond two button mice: Apple's new iWalk input device to walk over competition, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 04.01. Handheld mice are so 20th century. Apple's innovative new input device uses feet instead, allowing users to keep their hands on the keyboard.
- Four years later, Mac OS X is definitely superior to Windows XP, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 04.01. Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.0 were both released four years ago. Three major revisions later, OS X has it all over Windows XP, and the next version of Windows is still a year off.
- PowerBooks in notebook history, Apple subnotebook planned?, longer battery life coming, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 04.01. Also Powerbook motion hacks, 12" Powerbook no toy, 15" PowerBook value, bargain 'Books from $580 to $1,789, and more.
- Hot rodding a G4 Cube, hackers rediscover the Mac, flash drive can copy itself, and more, Charles Moore, Mac News Review, 04.01. Also New York Times looks inside the Mac mini, StorDirector partitioning software, Tom Bihn's Mac mini bag, faith in Macs, and much more.
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