Category: Macintosh

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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 ...

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Seattle Times Column and Safari 3.0.2

My Seattle Times Practical Mac column today talks about Safari 3, which is a beta for Mac but also for Windows: “Trekking through Apple’s new Safari“. In addition to talking about improvements over Safari 2, I noted Apple’s initial hiccup with Windows security: Safari also offers better security, especially compared with Internet Explorer, which is ...

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Wrangling Fonts Presentation Links

At the HOW Design Conference today, I gave a presentation called “Wrangling Your Fonts.” Here is a list of resources that I mentioned (or didn’t mention but found useful). “Avoid the Most Common Mac OS X Font Mistake,” by Sharon Zardetto Aker; TidBITS, 2006-05-29 Take Control of Mac OS X Fonts, by Sharon Zardetto Aker ...

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Voicemail QuickStart Guide

  Apple TV Pr0n    Originally uploaded by Jeff Carlson. My wonderful copyeditor on my current book project made a funny side comment in email asking if I could explain her cell phone company some day in the same way that I describe how to do things in my books (embarrassingly, that page hasn’t been ...

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My Apple TV Review at Seattle Times

Instead of a regular Practical Mac column this week, I reviewed the Apple TV: Computer, television learning to get along. Despite my few reservations, the Apple TV is compelling because Apple has done the living room right. The quality of the experience stands out the most, supported by the overall polish and attention to detail ...

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I Finally Made CARS

No, not the Pixar movie. I’m “quoted” in an article at Crazy Apple Rumors Site: According to a report by Radar Online, Apple has decided to drop Justin Long, the actor who plays the Mac in the “I’m a Mac” ad campaign. The news left the Macintosh community stunned. It then left it in denial. ...

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Beating the Laptop Heat

The US has been pretty hot the last couple of weeks, and it shows in a trio of Mac articles that appeared recently with similar themes (and which were written independently of each other): My latest Seattle Times Practical Mac column, Keep your Mac cool this summer, talks about keeping your laptop cool, as well ...