- Flock, a web browser designed for bloggers, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 10.31. Built on the foundation of Firefox, Flock adds feature that make it easier to share links and update your blog.
- The copy-and-replace vs. copy-and-merge debate continues, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 10.31. More readers weigh in on the difference between Apple's Finder copying and what the norm is in the world of Windows.
- A history of the Color Classic, Tom Hormby, Orchard, 10.31. The first all-in-one Mac with a color display had a bold new look but was crippled on the inside.
- Simple strategies to minimize and filter spam, Michel Munger, iBasics, 10.28. You probably can't eliminate spam completely, but you can try to reduce how much you get and automate spam managment.
- PowerBook G5 could have been, SuperDrive 8x media glitch, iBook spanning screen of death, boot in a flash, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 10.28. Also widescreen notebook trends, several 'Book benchmarks, battery tips, PowerBook HD sleep issues, battery widget, bargain 'Books from $399 to $1,799, and more.
- Last PowerPC temptation?, e-ttache case, Apple refurb price widget, 20" Benq widescreen display, and more, Charles Moore, Mac News Review, 10.28. Also free Macworld floor passes, ScreenSavrz for Cinema Displays, a tough USB flash drive, Sony's fast DL DVD burner, and more.
- iPod nano lawsuit, iPod haters at NYU, Podner converts video for new iPod, iPodwear, and more, Charles Moore, iPod News Review, 10.03. AlsoiPod video a delight, convergence brings obsolescence, battery tips, new cases for iPod shuffle and video iPod, fighting PodPorn, and more.
- Apple's 2006 line, Intel transition questions, Intel talks up Merom and Yonah, and more, Charles Moore, The Macintel Report, 10.27. Also Intel's new $650m chip fab and clueless Apple employees on the switch to Intel.
- Pink: Apple's first stab at a modern operating system, Tom Hormby, Orchard, 10.26. Pink was supposed to offer object oriented programming, preemptive multitasking, and improved graphics.
- Is Serial ATA a viable alternative to Ultra ATA and FireWire?, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel, 10.25. If you're thinking of adding a FireWire 800 card or Ultra 133 controller to your Power Mac, take a good look at Serial ATA before you make your decision.
- EasyFind a fix for Spotlight's flawed searches, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 10.25. Apple's Spotlight search just can't find some things. This free program provides a real alternative.
- FireWire free iPod problem, OS X on clamshell iBook, poor dead Pismo, pivoting displays in Tiger, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 10.25. Also the difference between Mac and Windows floppies, taping over the hole so you can use a high density floppy in a double density Mac drive, and upgrading Redux.
- Mac Finder copy not flawed, just different from Windows, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 10.24. The Finder's copy behavior has remained unchanged over the years. It's different from the way Windows works, and that it causing problems for switchers.
- How Big a Hard Drive Can I Put in My iMac, eMac, Power Mac, PowerBook, or iBook?, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel, 10.24. A lot of older Macs don't know how to deal with drives over 128 GB in size. We look at three options.
- The October 2005 Power Mac G5 value equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 10.21. The newest Power Macs have dual-core CPUs, but how does value compare with the discontinued models?
- iNavigate: Why Apple should develop a media center for today's cars, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 10.21. Integrating the iPod with car stereos has been pretty hit-and-miss. Apple should step in and create the iPod of car stereos.
- Improved PowerBooks, flash for fast booting laptops, new laptop stand, 400 MHz G3 WallStreet upgrade, 550 MHz G4 Pismo upgrade, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 10.21. Apple updates 15" and 17" PowerBooks with high res displays. Also IOGear's new USB 2.0 CardBus adapter, Milano's new case for 12" 'Books, and bargain 'Books from $399 to $1,949.
- Apple rejoins top 5, new Power Macs, iMac G4 upgrades from $449, iMic USB adapter, and more, Charles Moore, Mac News Review, 10.21. Also 120 GB to go in stainless steel case, no VESA mount for new iMac from Apple, and user-configurable RAID from Maxtor.
- The October 2005 PowerBook value equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 10.18. One small tweak on the low-end and some big changes on the high-end, but how does value compare with discontinued models?
- iPod nano screen flaws, battery status, iWood nano case, 4 new FM solutions, Applesauce polish reformulated, and more, Charles Moore, iPod News Review, 10.03. Also using an iPod in your car, iPod sleep modes, CD ripping service, NBA cases, new nano sking, and more.
- Remove red eye in Photoshop in five easy steps, Michel Munger, iBasics, 10.19. If you have Photoshop, you can eliminate red eye from your photos quickly and easily.
- What's a cartoonish poof doing in an elegant user interface?, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 10.19. Everything about the Mac OS X interface is smooth, polished, and professional - except for that 'toony 'poof' effect.
- Mac TV: 12 years before the iMac G5 with Front Row, Tom Hormby, Orchard, 10.18. Apple's first 'living room' computer was Macintosh TV, the first Mac with a built-in television tuner.
- OS X and G3 Macs: How old is too old?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 10.18. Mac OS X has changed everything, and nowhere is it more obvious than in the market for 6-8 year old Macs, the earliest models supported under OS X.
- OS X copy flaw, thumbnails in OS X, fixing 'generic' file icons, Mac 512K system disks, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 10.17. Problems with Mac's copy-and-replace vs. Windows copy-and-merge, both OS X and Windows have pros and cons, remapping files, and making 400K system disks with 1.4M floppies.
- Widescreen laptops, Maine laptop update, flash drive notebooks, long distance wireless, CPU speed software, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 10.17. An update on Maine's school iBook program, Samsung's new 2.5" Serial ATA drives, Picture Porter digital photo album, adjusting CPU speed on the fly, bargain 'Books fromo $400 to $1,899, and more.
- A brief history of the iPod, Tom Hormby, Orchard, 10.14. Apple's most profitable division grew from one man's vision for a small, easy to use, hard drive-based MP3 player linked to a content delivery system.
- Video iPods and iSight in the iMac put Apple firmly at the hub of the digital lifestyle, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 10.14. The iPod gains video. The iMac gets a webcam. And now both can also be operated with remote controls.
- New iMacs, eMac discontinued, Apple tops in reliability, zStand hub for Mac mini, colorize your iMac G5, and more, Charles Moore, Mac News Review, 10.14. Also Seagate's new Barracuda 7200.9 drives, add 500 GB to the Mac mini, price drop on miniStack, new KVM, and external eSATA.
- The October 2005 iMac G5 value equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 10.13. More iMac value than ever, but how do close-out and refurbished prices compare?
- Video iPod, iPod nano hot, email on your iPod, replacement batteries, iPod protection, and more, Charles Moore, iPod News Review, 10.03. Also Apple gains mindshare among teens, nano vs. washing machine, dock with flash card reader, Airplay2 FM transmitter, new cases, and lots more.
- Yonah may draw more power than expected, OS X on 4 dual-core Intel CPUs, x86 a bad decision, and more, Charles Moore, The Macintel Report, 10.13. Also the future of the Mac, confusing array of Intel CPUs planned for 2006, and VARS find they must do Windows.
- Simple backup strategies for Mac users, Michel Munger, iBasics, 10.12. Whether you only have your personal data to back up or need to backup your entire hard drive, here's how to do it.
- Greed is not good: Why we oppose any iPod tax, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 10.11. The recording industry wants a cut of all iPod sales, and now Apple wants a cut of all iPod accessory sales. In both cases, we lose.
- 2 Trash shortcuts, screen orientation, iPod update breaks CD burner, Mac 512K system disks, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 10.11. Also joining the Mac side with a 12" PowerBook, looking for a printer that works with OS 9, and a prediction for Apple's October 12 event.
- More responses to Russell Beattie's 33 criticisms of Mac OS X, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 10.10. Readers weigh in on Russell Beattie's criticisms of OS X.
- Choose FireWire 800 over USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 for best throughput, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel, 10.07. Today's 7200 rpm hard drives are bottlenecked by the most common data busses - FireWire 400 and USB 2.0.
- Faster Mac minis shipping, the Mac icons, USB as computing's only real standard, new drives, and more, Charles Moore, Mac News Review, 10.07. Which Mac mini to buy, roaming with a Mac mini and iPod, new bus-powered 3.5" drives, lower cost Neptune drives, mobile drive with FireWire 800, and FirmTek's new 4-bay hot-swap drive.
- Speedy 100 GB 7200 rpm notebook drives, first HD DVD drive for notebooks, iBook reviews, and more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review, 10.07. Also LG to ship fuel cells for notebooks within 12 months, laptop initiative in Massachusetts, hard drives hardly extinct, bargain 'Books from $400 to $1,949, and more.
- A history of Apple's Lisa, 1979-1986, Tom Hormby, Orchard, 10.05. Originally envisioned as a business computer to replace the Apple II, the Lisa brought the mouse and GUI to the computer market - only to be felled by the less costly Macintosh.
- Apple replacing defective nanos, 200 GB nano upgrade, Brasso makes your iPod look new, iKitty, and more, Charles Moore, iPod News Review, 10.06. Also DIY "urban camo" nano case, iPod USB FAQ, smart cassette adapter, lots of new nano covers, and more.
- What should we expect in a video iPod?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 10.05. Apple has announced a 'one more thing' unveiling on October 12. Might this be the long-rumored video iPod?
- A flameless response to Russell Beattie's 33 criticisms of Mac OS X, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 10.04. Russell Beattie finds 33 things wrong with Mac OS X - and much to agree with.
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