- PowerPC Macs obsolete?, Apple to exit hardware biz?, Intel Macs look 'normal' inside, and more, Charles Moore, The Macintel Report, 06.30. Also, CodeWeavers eases developers' transition, iMac and Mac mini expected to be first Intel Macs, photonics for faster chips, and more.
- 20 GB iPod gets color, iTunes 4.9 add podcast support, backup your Mac to your iPod, and more, Charles Moore, iPod News Review, 06.30. Also iPods as study aids, free minis for education Mac buyers, remove iPod scratches, four song export programs, and more.
- Mac maintenance, part 1: Protect your hard drive and data, Michel Munger, iBasics, 06.29. "It's important to maintain your hard drive because your operating system, your software, and your data resides on it."
- The Steve Jobs on living and dying letters, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 06.29. Readers respond to last week's look at Steve Job's Stanford commencement address.
- WallStreet CPU upgrades, Quartz Extreme on Pismo, 64-bit Intel future, bad iTunes track, and a TV/monitor solution, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 06.27. Upgrading a WallStreet PowerBook, enabling Quartz Extreme on a Pismo, Intel's existing 64-bit support, update on a bad iTunes track, and a LCD TV/monitor solution.
- Thinking through the iPhone: This could work, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.24. It doesn't make sense to just add MP3 capabilities to a cell phone, but here's one way graft the iPod design onto a cell phone.
- Is Apple's product line too simple or too complex?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 06.24. With so many different models sharing the iMac, iBook, and PowerBook name, Apple's model naming scheme seems to create as much confusion as clarity.
- Widescreen iBook rumors gain weight, 12" iBook G4 reviewed, ultralight laptops, rugged laptops, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 06.24. From Mac Plus to 17" PowerBook, Asustek snatches iBook contract, and more.
- Last single CPU Power Mac discontinued, LCD monitor sales continue rise, new RAID enclosures, and more, Charles Moore, Mac News Review, 06.24. Power Mac G5/1.8 GHz phased out, new RAID enclosures from Sonnet and OWC, and two Serial-ATA host adapters.
- Dell wants OS X, Apple's switch to Intel a good idea, IBM sheds no tears, WiFi on a CPU, and more, Charles Moore, The Macintel Report, 06.23. End of MHz wars good for Apple, Macintel triple-threat, transition to Intel may cool Mac sales, and more.
- Royal iPod, Apple/Walmart pact, poor iPod quality, longest lasting iPod battery, and more, Charles Moore, iPod News Review, 06.23. Also Linux on your iPod, Independence Day shuffle dock, custom mini colors, wirless iPod headphones, iWorkout, and more.
- Bring out your iPods!, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.22. Apple is offering a 10% discount for trading in your old iPod toward a new one. They've got to be worth more than that.
- No need to worry about Apple's switch to Intel, Michel Munger, Macinthoughts, 06.20. "Switching the Macintosh platform to the x86 processor architecture is not a panacea, but Apple's adoption of Intel processors should not be a major source of headaches."
- Steve Jobs on living and dying, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 06.20. In his commencement address as Standford, Steve Jobs broke several cultural taboos while advising graduates how to better live their lives.
- How Jean Louis Gassée Changed the Mac's Direction, Michel Munger, Orchard, 06.20. Steve Jobs created the Macintosh as a porpiretary, unexpandable information appliance. Gassée saw openness and expandability as essential to the Mac's survival.
- Does Intel mean the end of Apple's silent computing?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 06.17. Apple has put the focus on quiet computers since 1999 thanks to cool running PowerPC chips. But now they're switching to Intel.
- Macintel a triple threat?, Intel Macs may go dual core, Pentium 4 goes 64-bit, Pentium upgrade for Cube, and more, Charles Moore, Mac News Review, 06.17. Also Linux developers looking to OS X, first OS X on Intel website, latest Red Hat Linux supports Macs, and more.
- Fastest G3 yet, AA cells in iBook battery, first 160 GB laptop drive, Intel's mobile CPUs, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 06.17. 'Lucille' AC adapter powers 'Books, FireWire, USB devices; first booster antenna for iBooks; ThermographX updated; bargain 'Books from $380 to $1,299; and more.
- 8 GB iPod mini, free Beethoven downloads, iPod Linux, tiny iChant speakers, Pod Genius, and more, Charles Moore, iPod News Review, 06.17. Also iPod battery settlement details, threat from music phones, iPod troubleshooting, TransPod Direct in black and silver, and more.
- How to limit network access for OS X users, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 06.16. How to allow access to some network resources while restricting it for others.
- Apple + Intel spells the end of western civilization, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 06.15. Once consumers realize that all the hype about PowerPC superiority was a bunch of hooey, they will stop believing advertising completely.
- How Macintel could spell trouble for Windows, Kevin Webb, The Mac Webb, 06.15. "Apple has been working to change the game from simply a hardware discussion to an integrated system approach - the digital hub."
- Old Macs worth millions, TV on your Mac, a Spotlight plugin for Word Perfect, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 06.15. Also Pismo upgrades, PlainTalk mic with iMic, antennas for iBooks, SMTP problem with Emailer, and more.
- The Macintel letters, pro and con, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 06.13. Readers weigh in on Apple's plans to migrate Macs to Intel CPUs.
- Star Trek: Apple's first Mac OS on Intel project, Michel Munger, Orchard, 06.13. In 1992, Novell approached Apple about porting the Mac OS to Intel's 486 processor. By year-end, Apple had it running.
- Does Apple + Intel make any sense at all?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 06.10. "If IBM can't provide Apple with suitable technology, Apple has to look elsewhere. If Intel can do what Apple needs, perhaps this is the best decision right now"
- Does Apple + Intel make any sense at all?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 06.10. You can buy hardware, software, and operating systems when they're brand new, or you can wait for the next revision with fewer bugs.
- Macintel: The good is the enemy of the best, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.10. PowerPC is a more elegant architecture, so how will Apple benefit by going with second best?
- Apple switching to Intel, Classic won't be supported on Intel-based Macs, keyboard and mouse sharing, and more, Charles Moore, Mac News Review, 06.10. Also PCs are too noisy, Intel Xeon vs. AMD Opteron vs. IBM G5, SlimType keyboard, iMac G5 case, and more.
- Intel means cheaper, cooler, faster 'Books; Yonah, Intel's next gen notebook CPU; laptops outsell notebooks; and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 06.10. What switching to Intel means for iBooks and PowerBooks, GlobeTrotter wireless card, laptop bag with room for iPod, bargain 'Books from $415 to $1,299, and more.
- 16 million iPods, 8-10 GB mini in 2005?, iPod battery settlement, iPod recycling, PodBuddies, and more, Charles Moore, iPod News Review, 06.10. Also 'i-Pocket' iPod clone, iPod media backlash, fatter shuffles, BiblePod, dock cable for shuffle, and much more.
- Why Macintel? Because Apple can, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.08. Full circle: Mac OS X roots go back to NeXT's operating system that ran on x86 hardware.
- Intel inside the Mac: Will the gain be worth the pain?, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 06.07. Prepare for an awkward transition as user choose between existing PowerPC hardware and the Intel-based Macs to come.
- Awe and shock at the WWDC: Apple going Intel, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.06. Mac sales climbing 40% year-over-year, and Steve Jobs unveils the first Macintel computer.
- Apple selling Pentium-based Macs? Don't Count on it, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.06. Porting OS X to another CPU is trivial, but how would Apple market a 'Mac' that isn't compatible with today's models?
- XLR8 MAChSpeed Control 3.4 squeezes top performance from G3, G4, and G5 Macs and upgrades, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 06.06. Latest version of CPU tweaking software supports G3-G5 Macs, G3 and G4 upgrades, and Mac OS 9 through OS X 10.4.
- 1990-92: The Windows threat, the next generation Mac OS, and 'wicked fast' Macs, Michel Munger, Orchard, 06.06. Windows outsells the Mac OS, Apple preps System 7 and Pink, 88000-based Jaguar plans killed, the 'wicked fast' IIfx, and the even faster Quadras.
- Announcements you didn't expect at WWDC, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 04.25. Apple's 3-button mouse, first Mac adware/spyware development kit, OS X to be Longhorn-compatible, and more.
- The early adopter curse: Buy now or wait?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 06.03. You can buy hardware, software, and operating systems when they're brand new, or you can wait for the next revision with fewer bugs.
- Notebook price drop, laptops a pain in the neck, iBook 500 retrospective, Pismo G3/900 upgrade tutorial, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 06.03. Also PowerBookAuctions.com, two-finger scrolling for older 'Books, cordless mouse with one-year battery life, bargain 'Books from $400 to $1,499, and more.
- Intel's mini look-alike, 10 best Mac accessories, two PC emulators, AlchemyTV, and more, Charles Moore, Mac News Review, 06.03. Also Apple products among PC World's best of 2005, FireWire drive/hub matches mini, PS/2 keyboard/mouse USB adapter, and more.
- 4 GB iPod shuffle coming, clever tape adapter, posable iGuy, driving directions on your iPod, and more, Charles Moore, iPod News Review, 06.03. Also iPod support in Mercedes B-Class, guide to music compression, new iPod speakers, and iPod purse, and much more.
- Making Low End Mac's design work with Internet Explorer 6, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.02. Modifying our CSS-based site design to work with Internet Explorer 6 didn't come cheap.
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