Category: Macintosh

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Mac Journalism, or When Emotion Clogs the Brain

Glenn Fleishman and I wrote a review of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard that appeared in the Seattle Times last week (we both write a bi-weekly column called Practical Mac). Depending on the topic, we get a little email here and there from readers and the occasional request for advice that has nothing to do ...

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My Leopard Review at The Seattle Times

My colleague Glenn Fleishman and I wrote the Seattle Times review of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, which is now available online: Apple’s latest cool cat. In addition to talking about Time Machine, Leopard’s signature built-in backup feature, we hit on a few things that I haven’t seen given a lot of coverage so far, ...

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Gruber Is Gonzalez?

This will appeal only to the Mac nerds, but I’ve made the shocking discovery that musician José González is actually Mac pundit John Gruber:

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TidBITS Redesign Is Now Live!

This has been a long time coming, and now I’m happy to announce that the redesigned Web site for TidBITS is now live. The backend was built by Glenn Fleishman, I did the graphics and HTML/CSS, and publishers Adam and Tonya Engst herded Glenn and I. We’ll be talking more about the redesign in TidBITS ...

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Un-damn: $100 iPhone Rebate

I shed a little tear yesterday at the news that the iPhone dropped $200 in price, but today I’m dry-eyed: Apple to Offer $100 iPhone Rebate for Early Purchasers.

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8 GB iPhone Now $400. Damn.

Yes, I finally broke down and bought an iPhone – on August 8, which inconveniently for me is outside Apple’s 14-day price protection guarantee. That means I paid $600 a month ago for what costs $400 now. But I’m not really upset, honest. Every single time I get a phone call, I feel a zing ...

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NBC Yanking TV Shows from iTunes

Macworld: iTunes Store to stop selling NBC shows in September NBC: “Thanks to Apple and iTunes, we’re making money we otherwise wouldn’t have made, so now we’re greedy bastards.” I suppose some people might be compelled to try the new Fox/NBC Hulu.com service, which I read somewhere will require that you’re online to watch. But ...

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iMac Review at Hot News

My latest Seattle Times column on Apple’s new iMac appeared on Saturday, and today a friend pointed out that Apple is featuring it on their Hot News page: “The very model of a modern Macintosh” iMac, “the very model of a modern Macintosh,” may have evolved over the years into “this new aluminum fighter-jet of ...

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Do I ever have my work cut out for me

Last week, Apple dropped a bomb I knew was going to arrive at the most inconvenient time: the release of iLife ’08. For the last few years, the peak event for my professional life has been Macworld Expo in January, where Apple typically announces new hardware and software. One of my major book projects has ...

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My iTunes Feature

Apple yesterday released a feature called My iTunes, which generates code for a Flash widget that you can put on a Web page. The widget displays information such as recent iTunes purchases (with links to the items at the iTunes Store, of course). It would be nice to be able to sample a song directly ...