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Apple

Apple Announces iPhone – Cingular Only

I didn’t think it would actually happen, but Apple announced the iPhone at today’s Macworld Expo keynote in San Francisco. Apple’s website has all of the juicy details (QuickTime required), but here’s a preview: Apple calls this a combination mobile phone, widescreen iPod with touch controls, and an Internet communications device. It’s a testament to […]

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Apple

Apple WWDC 2006

No, I’m not actually at the Apple World Wide Developers Conference, but that won’t keep me from commenting on the Steve Jobs keynote address. First, I’m pretty impressed that Apple completed its transition to Intel processors so quickly. The PowerMac has now become a much faster Mac Pro, and while the Xserve name remains the […]

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Macintosh

Making Windows Act a Little More Like Mac OS X

After having some major problems with my Thinkpad last Thursday, I bit the bullet and did a complete format and restore of the hard drive to its factory condition. This not only fixed my issues, but also seemed to speed things up considerably. There’s really nothing quite like a fresh Windows install – at least […]

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Apple

The vMac

Since Apple announced it was moving its Macintosh computers to Intel processors last summer, two different camps became very interested and active. First was the one wanting to have the option of running Windows on their Macintosh. Second was the group who was intent on getting Mac OS X running on their PC. Shortly after […]

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Microsoft

Prediction: You Won’t Be Using Windows In 10 Years

Here’s my prediction: In ten years (by the end of 2015), the majority of computer users will not be using Microsoft Windows as their operating system. What will we be using instead? My bets are on Mac OS X and Linux. Like I’ve mentioned before, I think Microsoft’s best days are behind it. It’s too […]

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iTunes

Lots of New Stuff From Apple

Yesterday Apple held a highly anticipated media event – so much so, that you could even place bets on what would be announced. I briefly skimmed Engadget‘s live coverage of the event after lunch and noticed the biggest news: video iPods and video content for purchase on the iTunes Music Store. Really, the only thing […]

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Technology

Christmas Day for Mac Addicts

Every year in early January, members of the Mac cult (like myself) wet our collective pants and lose sleep in anticipation of what new Apple hardware and/or software our leader, Steve Jobs will unveil at the annual Macworld Expo, at which point we are left wondering how we ever managed to survive life before these […]

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iTunes

Where Have All the iTunes Gone?

Here we are, one week after the official annoucement of the Pepsi/Apple promotion to give away 100 million free songs on iTunes, and I still haven’t seen any 20-oz bottles with the correct bottle tops in Grand Forks. I’m guessing the problem is one of the following: either distributors are slow at restocking the shelves […]

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Macintosh

Some People just LOVE to Complain…

Apple updated their Safari web browser to version 1.2 on Monday, pleasing many, while ticking off some. According to Apple’s rather sparse knowledge base article, v1.2 includes: improved support for web standards support for personal certificate authentication support for Java 1.4.2 full keyboard access resumable downloads through the download manager improved stability faster page rendering […]

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Work

Mac OS X Migration

Friday was my first full day of working on my Apple PowerMac G4 at the office, and I have to say that I didn’t miss Windows XP much at all. I installed Mac OS 10.3 (Panther) last week, and I’m very happy with it. Expose is addicting, especially with the way I work (with 10+ […]