MacCentral is reporting that Apple and Microsoft will announce a deal that will allow new Mac computer purchasers the opportunity to buy Microsoft Office v. X for $199. The offer, valid from Oct. 1, 2002, through Jan. 7, 2003, will allow North American customers that purchase any Macintosh computer to purchase MS Office v.X for […]
We just stumbled across it, so from the “Better Late Than Never” file, we’re pointing the way to a nice, detailed piece over at webmastermac.com where Mac OS X is pitted against Windows XP. It’s here.
The other day, a client came in with an iBook and needed to quickly connect to another Mac to move some files from his iBook to our Mac. Instead of going through any networking stuff, we simply connected with “FireWire Target Disk Mode.” Using this mode, his PowerBook mounted on the other Mac as if […]
Apple today announced that more than 180,000 Mac users have subscribed to Apple’s .Mac suite of Internet services since it was launched in July. “The launch of .Mac has been a phenomenal success,” said Sina Tamaddon, Apple’s senior vice president of Applications. “And now we’re adding iSync support in .Mac, enabling users to synchronize their […]
In a shocking development, IDG World Expo announced on Tuesday that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will keynote the upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. “This is the hottest Mac event of the year, and we look forward to another record-breaking crowd in 2003,” said Charlie Greco, president and CEO of IDG World Expo. […]
From Fishback Research comes, “hello Jaguar.” This software installs an edited version of the boot loader found in Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar which brings back everyone’s favorite friend, the Happy Mac. After installation, your computer will restart, and you can see the familiar icon smiling back at you. Included with this software is a […]
Overly impressed with the abilty to network to Windows machines, perhaps. Still, nice to see a positive piece, even if it does largely focus on Windows integration. Imagine a world without Windows, just Macs rendezvousing (?) with each other, printers, devices, etc. Can you say, “IT Guy Soup Lines?” I knew you could. Read on […]
iSync is tied to .Mac, in that it requires you to sync one computer to .Mac before you can sync another Mac to it. Of course, you have to be online to use that part of iSync. So, iSync lets you synchronize when you’re traveling, but even more tellingly, it ignores Apple’s own Rendezvous technology […]
Saying that Xserve’s “blend of functionality, usability and cost is unparalleled,” eWeek calls Apple’s Xserve “impressive.” However eWeek ultimately awards Xserve “merely Rookie of the Year,” instead of “MVP” due to some shortcomings outlined in this article.
The Boston Globe’s Hiawatha Bray writes that “Mac poses as much of challenge to Linux as to Windows” in the 9/30 article. And we quote, “Apple Computer’s snarky ad campaign urging people to switch from Microsoft Windows machines to Apple’s Macintosh computers probably won’t put a dent in Windows sales. But it could mean serious […]
Peppering the article with such phrases as, “OS X 10.2 has an element of raw power that’s so exhilarating it’s scary,” and “I scream around corners, hit the brakes, fishtail then heel-and-toe it, imaginary drag racing/surf tunes spinning in my head,” Stefan Hammond covers a lot of ground (groan) in this article that truly is […]
Apple has just released the iSync beta. iSync beta users can synchronize Address Book contacts and iCal calendars across Mac OS computers and devices, such as an iPod, iSync-compatible mobile phone, or a Palm OS device. You can also use iSync Public Beta to synchronize two or more Macs, via the Internet with a .Mac […]
Mac users who have not converted their iTools accounts to .Mac subscriptions now have a little more time. Apple said it is extending the deadline until Oct. 14 for users of the free e-mail, Web hosting and online storage service to subscribe to Apple’s new .Mac service, which was launched in July. Previously, iTools users […]
Monday is the end of the road for the 70,000 estimated composers and producers using Logic on a Wintel PC. Apple bought Logic’s developer, eMagic, earlier this year. Then, Apple said it would stop offering Logic, which is a leading music-creation program, plus other eMagic programs for Windows users, at the end of this month. […]
If your mobile phone or pager operator allows messages to be sent to you by email, you can use the email notification feature of iCal to alert you of an event. You will need to first add your mobile phone and/or pager email addresses to your card in Address Book: 1. Open the Address Book […]
The Baltimore Sun’s David Zeiler writes, “after waffling for a month and a half, I subscribed to .Mac, anyway. What changed my mind?” In addition to the 100 free digtal prints Apple offered to new subscribers in the first week of Spetember, Zeiler was enticed with Apple’s promise to make .Mac better and better over […]
Campbell’s piece explores the many ‘bits and pieces’ that Apple has been developing and putting in place for the past few years. These ‘bits and pieces,” such as Rendezvous, high-end graphics firms purchases, Inkwell, will converge in 2003, Campbell predicts to make for one of the most exciting years in Apple’s history. It’s an interesting […]
Business Today reports, “[Boston] is close to stealing an Apple from the Big Apple, in a deal that could pump tens of millions of dollars into the city’s beleagured economy, sources say. The organizer of Macworld is near an agreement with City Hall and state convention officials to bring the giant techology show for Apple […]
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MacInTouch’s Mac OS 10.2 report starts with notes on installing Jag on a G3 Power Mac and talks about issues with Mac OS 9 and OS 10.2 systems. It continues with discussion of DVD playback, printing and performance, and more here.
The latest Executive Compensation Index released by the Economic Research Institute found Apple CEO Steve Jobs the highest paid executive for the second quarter of 2002, who received his usual $1 annual salary, but was given a $43,511,534 bonus. The press release is here.
With the deadline fast approaching, former iTools users who have yet to subscribe to .Mac for the introductory price of $49.95 are receiving emails from The Mothership. Here it is in its entirety: Dear .Mac trial member, Your .Mac account will expire on September 30, 2002. If you don’t sign up ( https://www.mac.com/WebObjects/Signup.woa/wa/upgrade?aff=consumer&cty=US&lang=en ) for […]
With Mac OS X v10.2, you now have yet another option for capturing screenshots. The first two options were available in previous versions of Mac OS X (note: Command = Apple key):1.
Ever want to peer at something a little more closely, but don’t want to stop, change display properties to a lower resolution, look at whatever it is, then change display properties back to your normal resolution? You don’t have to – if you have Jaguar. Mac OS 10.2 introduces a lovely new Zoom feature designed […]
Nice to see PC Magazine writing stuff like this: “Apple originally wowed us with the first Apple iMac and continues to do so in the consumer desktop category with its newest iteration
In his most recent Chicago Tribune article (9/22), columnist James Coates writes, “I have to say, friends and neighbors, that Apple Computer’s new hardware offerings stand out from the competition like a sleek silver Mercedes convertible parked in a lot filled with beige Ford Escorts.” Coates then states, “In fact, the core question is whether […]
Apple has endorsed the AAF format at IBC 2002 conference for broadcasters. The event ran from September 12th to the 16th. “It’s critical that Apple continues to be a full part of the production and post production process, and AAF is the future for media interchange,” commented Bill Hudson, Apple’s strategic accounts manager for professional […]
Oh man, you just gotta love this one. Note the tone throughout the article from, ‘Network World Fusion,’ entitled, “Can an Apple a day really keep the IT expert away?” The writer is basically an IT guy who makes fun of Apple users for using Macs so successfully that they don’t need his ilk anymore. […]
Apple has published an article of a famed Linux user’s move to Mac OS X…
“Yes, you can use a Mac for personal finances.” That is the actual headline of an article in the Miami Herald from Knight Ridder News Service. While this may be a surprise to many, you can also use a Mac as a calculator (gasp!), a word processor (wow!), and do anything a “regular” computer can […]
This is an excellent article, as you can see from the quote below. “Apple believes it now has the goods to start taking serious market share away from the Windows universe. And, in a world that was always fair, that probably would be happening big time, because OS X 10.2 is the best personal computer […]
In case you haven’t heard already, Patrick Crowley has set up a website called iCalshare.com, a centralized location for sharing calendars made with Apple’s iCal. There are calendars for shuttle launches, bible readings, Mac tradeshows, National Hockey League teams, NASCAR races, the America’s Cup, soccer matches in the Netherlands,the Iron Chef TV show, Survivor, the […]
Apple has released Security Update 2002-09-20 for Mac OS X 10.2 via the Software Update pane of System Preferences. It features new Terminal components that “provide increased security to prevent unauthorized access to applications, servers, and the operating system.” Download it here.
Baxter Computer Systems’ “Blobber” lets you easily change the Mac OS X 10.2.x spinning cursor (beachball o’ wait) to anything you wish. Blobber site.
How many greyed-out portions of your Mac experience are you willing to put up with to save $8 a month?
How many greyed-out portions of your Mac experience are you willing to put up with to save $8 a month?
Doug’s AppleScripts as released iCal Calling iTunes 1.1, an AppleScript applet that lets you schedule iTunes playlists with iCal. This new version allows events to be skipped, launches iCal when started, improves stability, and contains other improvements. iCal Calling iTunes is free and requires Mac OS X, iTunes, and iCal.
Apple today announced that Larry Ellison, chairman and CEO of Oracle, is resigning from Apple’s Board of Directors. “I will continue to offer my advice to Steve and the executive management team at Apple, but my schedule does not currently allow me to attend enough of the formal board meetings to warrant a role as […]
“Accelerate Your Macintosh!” has reader reports concerning battery life in Mac OS X 10.2.x Jaguar. iBook and TiBook owners (and anyone else who’s interested) can check out the reports here.
David Zeiler of the Baltimore Sun sets sets us up with, “Daring to be an Apple Computer Inc. devotee in a world dominated by Microsoft Corp.’s Windows may seem quixotic, but just about any Macintosh user will tell you that despite some disadvantages, they’d never turn to the ‘dark side.’” And then asks the obvious […]
Okay, we’re really starting to like The Baltimore Sun. Hint for Apple, open a store in Baltimore quick! Another article from David Zeiler outlining his thoughts (pro and con) about Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar.
The folks at Connectix have told MacMinute that they “highly recommend” that users of Virtual PC who are running Mac OS X 10.2, update to Mac OS X 10.2.1. The OS update includes a number of enhancements that improve compatibility with Virtual PC. MacMinute story.