Saturday, March 31, 2007

Happy April Fools: April 1, 2007

Today is April 1, 2007 and represents April Fool's Day -- so readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites today.

Today also represents Apple's 31st Anniversary. Last year's April Fools' was met with much o... [ Full story from MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors ]

Apple TV hack boots full Mac OS X

It's now possible to boot a full version of Mac OS X, a dedicated hobbyist group revealed Saturday evening. A collaborative effort has installed and run the software on the device by sidestepping its processor restrictions in the operating system's kernel, which previously barred all but the custom version of the software from loading properly.... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Garmin finally releases POI loader and WebUpdater

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We've posted before about GPS maker Garmin's rather tortured relationship to its Mac customers, only delivering Mac compatible software a long time after promised (Training Center) or not at all (MapSource). However, it looks like things are getting better. After finally delivering Training Center back in January, Garmin has now graced us with two new M ac betas. The POI Loader "allows you to load custom points of interest into your unit" from your Mac. And the WebUpdater for Mac lets you update the firmware in your Garmin GPS device. Now if they'd finally get MapSource on the Mac, we might consider cutting them some slack.

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HoudahGeo geocoding with Google Earth integration

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We have posted about several differing geocoding solutions for the Mac. All of these programs allow you to embed location information in the EXIF data of your photographs, thus specifying where the photo was taken as well as the time, date, etc. The newest entry into the Mac geocoding sweepstakes is Houda Geo, which has just been released as a public beta. Like some of the others, it allows you to tag your photos either by importing tracking data from a GPS device (syncing using the time stamps) or by using an interface with Google Maps. Once the photos have been tagged you can export them to Google Earth with a single click:



HoudaGeo is a free download while it's in beta but will eventually be shareware.
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Richmond rapper's slaying could be part of string of hip-hop violence

Johnny Castaneda, the Richmond man killed in a shooting at a Vallejo apartment complex, was better known as "Johnny Ca" and "Tha Fast Gunna," a 25-year-old rising rapper and protege of slain rapper Mac Dre. Castaneda died at John Muir Medical Center... [ Full story from SFGate: Top News Stories ]

AirPort Base Station Update 2007-001 for Mac

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Apple has released a 2007-001 update for the AirPort Base Station for Mac which "includes general fixes and compatibility updates for the following applications":
  • AirPort Utility
  • AirPort Admin Utility for Graphite and Snow Base Stations
  • AirPort Disk Utility
  • AirPort Disk Agent
While Apple's Support Doc says the update covers a range of AirPort Base Station software, MacUser is reporting that this one apparently only updates the latest 802.11n version (AirPort Utility 5.1, to be exact). Either way, I'm about to install it for my 802.11n-enabled station now, and I'm keeping as many fingers crossed as possible that AirPort Disk begins to actually work.
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Autoblog Green Podcast #2

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Sebastian and Sam discuss what's coming out at this weeks Al ternative Fuel Vehicle conference in Anaheim, and New York Auto Show as well as some of this weeks news. Prior to the recent GM battery technology briefing, Sam, Ed Ring, David Houle, and Jeff McIntire-Strasburg got to sit down with Larry Burns, GM Vice President for breakfast and a discussion of where he thinks GM is going with alternative fuel technology. The Q and A session led to some interesting discussion.

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BOLD MOVES: THE FUTUR E OF FORD Step behind the curtain at Ford Motor. Experience the documentary first-hand.

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Notes and Tips: Garmin Mac Beta

"This means there are no longer any functions of the new Garmin GPS units that cannot be performed on a Mac using the native OS, except for advance trip planning (and not all Garmins support that anyway)." [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

Apple: iTunes Baseball

"Customers will be able to download individual episodes of "MLB.com Daily Rewind" and each 'Game of the Week' for $1.99, or purchase a Multi-Pass for a month of Daily Rewind shows for $7.99 or a Season Pass for every 'Game of the Week' at just $19.99." [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

Tumblr now has Dashboard widgets, Quicksilver add-on

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Tumblr is a unique new tumblelog service that employs a KISS philosophy: offering a very streamlined, one-column layout and a clever bookmarklet that is smart about what you're trying to share on your Tumblr blog. While the minimalist templates can be edited by hand to include just about anything you want, Tumblr's concept is to be a sort of blogging scrapbook; a place to toss all those unique things you find across the web that might not fit at any of your other blogging venues, or that you simply don't have much to say about. Take a look at the Tumblr Radar to get an idea of how others are using the service.

Now that introductions are out of the way, a recent update to Tumblr, as well as a how-to post from our sister Download Squad blog, has highlighted some Mac OS X-specific features that should make it even easier for Mac users to jump into the service.

First, Alex Hung (Windows developer for ecto, by the way) wrote up a great how-to at Download Squad that explores the construction of a Tumblr Dashboard widget with Apple's Dashcode. A DLS reader was even inspired enough to go through with it, creating theTumblr Widget that is hosted on Google Code. This widget also became one of two that Tumblr just highlighted in a recent blog post, with the other being more of a basic test widget that Tumblr cooked up themselves.

The second Mac Tumblr tool is an AppleScript for Quicksilver by Andrew Lilja. Andrew provides the AppleScript code and instructions for some unique syntax you can use to specify things like titles, quotes and links for your Tumblr posts, all from Quicksilver's handy UI.

It's great to see these kinds of tools appear for Tumblr, as it makes an already simple service even easier to use.
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Ferguson Hill's FH008 designer subwoofer shipping soon

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BOLD MOVES: THE FUTURE OF FORD A new documentary series. Be part of the transformation as it happens in real-time

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Review: The Movies

Feral Interactive's work on The Movies goes beyond your typical Mac game conversion. Besides the fun strategy elements to this Rollercoaster Tycoon-like game, Feral has added Mac-specific features. Unfortunately, a few technical glitches get in the way.

[ Full story from Macworld ]

Mac Office 2008 Hits Private Beta

According to apcmag.com, Microsoft's Office 2008 for Mac has proceeded into private beta stages of development (note: mirror may be slow).

"We're in private betas right now" confirmed Sheridan Jones, Lead Marketing Manager for ... [ Full story from MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors ]

$519 refurbished Mac mini returns

Apple's refurbished 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo Mac mini has returned to its online store for $519, featuring 512MB of memory, a 60GB hard drive, and a slot-loading Combo drive. The company is also offering its 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo Mac mini with 512MB of memory, an 80GB hard drive, and a double-layer SuperDrive for $649; as well as its 1.83GHz Intel C... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

A Mac User's Reactions to Vista

A user very familiar with both Macs and Windows tested Vista for several weeks and had a mixed reaction in a story published at Low End Mac
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Apple Gets Behind the Album Format with New Offer

Apple is throwing its weight behind the music industry's efforts to protect the album format by allowing fans to buy complete digital albums without having to pay again for songs they already own. [ Full story from Ziff Davis CIO Insight Update ]

Mac mini outperforms Xserve G5 in Web farm

Apple's latest Mac mini system with an Intel Core Duo processor and gigabit Ethernet outperformed an older Xserve G5 server system, according to one user who offers colocation services. "We picked up an Intel Mac mini 1.66GHz Core Duo, had it upgraded to 2GB of RAM (the G4's could only handle 1GB) and started to really put it through it's paces." C... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

New: Daystar G4 upgrade for G3 iMacs

Daystar Technology introduced the XLR8 400 MAChSpeed G4 IMTL Kit, which updates tray-loading G3 iMacs (233-333 MHz) with a 400 MHz G4 processor. [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

Update: Avid 2.7 Updates

"The new Media Composer and Avid Xpress Pro systems now include support for Intel-based Mac notebooks and workstations, new workflow capabilities, and an updated bundle of third-party content creation software." [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

Ask WoW Insider: How's WoW performance on a Mac?

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Today's Ask WoW Insider brings us a corollary question to our WoW performance on Vista inquiry from a couple of months ago; Rotmeyer writes:
I play Wow on a PC, and am looking towards a new computer purchase. One thing that influences my purchase is how well WoW will run on my new computer. I'm leaning towards a Mac, but how well does WoW run on a Mac? What's the minimum Mac requirements for smooth framerate and gameplay? Could I play WoW on a Mac Mini? Thanks.
Without getting derailed i nto Yet Another Platform War, can anyone give Rotmeyer some advice or share your experiences running the WoW client on a Mac? Be as specific about the model and specs of your machine(s) as possible.

Don't forget: Ask WoW Insider needs your questions! What do you want to ask your peers? Put your thinking caps on and send your philosophical conundrums to us at ask AT wowinsider DOT com.
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Jim Cramer: Michael Dell is no Steve Jobs

The return of Michael Dell to his namesake company can't be compared to Steve Jobs' return to Apple... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

Update: Peninsula Mac Thermal Printer Driver

Peninsula Group updated its Mac Thermal Printer Driver set, which makes it possible to print directly to many thermal and thermal transfer printers, including printers from SATO, Citizen, Datamax, Eltron, TEC, UPS, Tharo, Brady, Peninsula, Intermec and Zebra. [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

Apple: iPhone Date

"Cingular is confirming that the release date will be June 11." [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

Apple: Complete My Album

"Complete My Album offers customers up to 180 days after first purchasing individual songs from any qualifying album to purchase the rest of that album at a reduced price." [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

Podcast: Delving into Dell's possible misdoings

Implications of the Dell investigation, Microsoft starts beta testing Office 2008 for the Mac, and Apple's iPhone gets a release date. [ Full story from CNET News.com ]

Apple adds Major League baseball to iTunes

Apple today announced that it will offer Major League baseball video highlights for the 2007 season ... [ Full story from iPodNN | The iPod News Network ]

Apple iPhone release on June 11?

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According to CNET, Cingular [aka, the new AT&T] has "confirmed" June 11 as the release date for Apple's iPhone. Keep in mind that confirmation in this case is unofficial as it supposedly comes from a front-line sales support person. See, after a call to Cingular's customer service, CNET was transfered to sales where they were told of the magical date. Of course, all this makes perfect sense as the 11th also marks the kickoff of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference where Steve and Co are always keen to announce new wares.

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BOLD MOVES: THE FUTURE OF FORD A new documentary series. Be part of the transformation as it happens in real-time

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Office 2008 for the Mac Moves Into Beta

Microsoft's Office 2008 for the Mac has progressed out of alpha testing, and has moved into the early beta phase in preparation for release later this year
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Apple store slip points to quad-core again

Apple has again revealed in advance that it will soon introduce quad-core systems, accordting to AppleInsider. The computer company's special Adobe Creative Suite 3 page was the source of the leak, stating that all Macs "feature powerful dual-core or quad-core Intel processors" despite a lack of the latter in its current product lineup. The Mac P... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Apple adds Major League baseball to iTunes

Apple today announced that it will offer Major League baseball video highlights for the 2007 season on its iTunes Store, and is kicking off the 2007 Major League Baseball season with an "MLB.com 2007 Season Preview Show" as a free download for iTunes customers. MLB video on iTunes will include a daily 25 minute "MLB.com Daily Rewind" highlight show... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Major League Baseball now batting on iTunes

Apple Inc. said friday it plans to embrace the 2007 Major League Baseball season by offering highlights for the 2007 season on its ubiquitous iTunes Store, giving fans the ability to catch all the action of their favorite teams anywhere, anytime. ... [ Full story from AppleInsider ]

MLB highlights coming to Apple's iTunes

Apple today announced it will be offering Major League Baseball video highlights for the 2007 season on the iTunes Store. MLB video on iTunes will include a daily 25 minute "MLB.com Daily Rewind" highlight show and two weekly "Games of the Week," featuring full versions of the best games from the National and American Leagues. Customers will be abl... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Apple to Open First Store In Italy

Apple Inc. is opening its first retail store in Italy on Saturday, March 31
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News: iTunes Store to offer baseball highlights

Apple has teamed up with Major League Baseball to offer games and game highlights from the 2007 season.

[ Full story from Macworld ]

Apple’s iTunes Store to offer Major League Baseball video highlights; free preview show download

Apple today announced it will be offering Major League Baseball video highlights for the 2007 season... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

Office 2008 for Mac hits beta: ‘Escher’ graphics engine revealed

Office 2008 for Mac has gingerly stepped out of the alpha phase of its development... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

News: AirPort Base Station Update 2007-001 released

Apple has released AirPort Base Station Update 2007-001 for Mac, an update to the software used to manage its AirPort Extreme Base Stations (both with 802.11n and without) and AirPort Express Base Station.

[ Full story from Macworld ]

Cingular says June 11 is iPhone Day

My fellow Carnegie Mellon alum Declan McCullagh (go Tartans!) has a unique investigative style: when he wants to find out a product release date, he calls customer service and asks someone. Genius, I say! In this case, he called AT&T/Cingular and spoke to a sales manager who confirmed an on-sale date for the iPhone of June 11, 2007. The alert reader will note that Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference also starts on June 11. Coincidence? Uh, survey says no.

What's that noise I hear... is tha t the sound of millions of customers checking the contract expiration dates for their current cellphone service? Sounds like gophers.

Thanks Marcus!

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APC reports Office 2008 in private beta

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Happy Friday everyone! From Down Under it emerges (via APC, the Aussie computer magazine): a preview article on Office 2008, including the tempting tidbit that the suite is now in private beta, with the 'Escher' graphics engine and plenty of shiny bits. MBU managers also admit that the initial attempts at a new, more Windows-ish interface for the Mac productivity suite met with blank stares and frustration:

"[T]he Mac d evelopers had already had one radical redesign tested and rejected after user feedback, said MacBU group product manager Mary Starman. 'We had what we thought was going to be this perfect UI solution, and the first time we put it in the labs, no-one understood it! It was so different they were completely confused!'"

I don't know whether to be happy that they listened to the test groups, or discouraged that they were surprised when a radical UI change caused user confusion. *sigh* Check out the full APC article for screenshots and more.

Thanks Dave and Bryce!
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Apple's iPhone releasing on June 11?

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According to CNET, Cingular [AT&T Wireless] has "confirmed" June 11 as the release date for Apple's iPhone. Keep in mind that confirmation in this case is unofficial as it supposedly comes from a front-line sales support person. See, after a call to Cingular's customer service, CNET was transfered to sales where they were told of the magical date. Of course, all this makes perfect sense as the 11th also marks the kickoff of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference where Steve and Co have been proven keen to announce their wares before.

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Apple's iPhone releasing on June 11?

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According to CNET, Cingular [AT&T Wireless] has "confirmed" June 11 as the release date for Apple's iPhone. Keep in mind that confirmation in this case is unofficial as it supposedly comes from a front-line sales support person. See, after a call to Cingular's customer service, CNET was transfered to sales where they were told of the magical date. Of course, all this makes perfect sense as the 11th also marks the kickoff of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference where Steve and Co have been p roven keen to announce their wares before.

[Thanks, Adam]

 

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Dell finds evidence of accounting errors and misconduct

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RuRow Raggy -- in a wee-hour, tail-between-the-legs announcement, Dell just admitted financial "accounting errors" and "evidence of misconduct." This, after a months-long, independent review by the company's internal audit committee which, incidentally has yet to complete. It's not clear if any of this will require the restatement of previous earnings reports although second, third and fourth quarter statements from Dell all remain preliminary and have yet to be filed with the SEC. An analyst said to have spoken to Dell's management about the matter in "general terms" calls the situation "serious" but "not life threatening" to Dell. However, we'd feel a bit better if s/he had talked to the SEC instead. After all, they've been probing Dell's financials since August of 2005. It's also not clear if the alleged Intel kickbacks play any role in the matter. However, the resignations of both Dell's former CFO and Kevin Rollins (former CEO) in recent months is starting to look suspiciously familiar. Hey, welcome back Michael, aren't you glad you came?

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Apple's iPhone will be released on June 11

Today's franchise face-offiest game video: Bauer versus Riker

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It's Riker versus Bauer in tonight's video pick. (What, you thought we'd post about that other video again?) Through the magic of editing -- and a rocking soundtrack -- these two leaders face off in a game of Str eet Fighter. Bauer uses his ability to multitask to get Gamefaqs tips, while beardless Riker has only his grimace and guile. This YTMND mash-up loops soon after it starts, but the quick editing is dense with detail; we laughed through several repetitions.

The video isn't embedable, so you'll have to venture into the dangerous tubes beyond Joystiq. But be sure to come back to tell us what you think.
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Apple's Boot Camp Now Supports Vista

The Mac maker will now support Microsoft's newest OS, as well as XP, with its Boot Camp software, which allows Windows to run on its Intel-based machines. [ Full story from eWEEK Desktops & Notebooks ]

Apple updates AirPort Base Station software for Mac and PC

Apple on Thursday evening released a software update for its AirPort wireless base stations that offers general fixes and compatibility updates. The release, labeled AirPort Base Station Update 2007-001, was made available separately for both Mac ... [ Full story from AppleInsider ]

Apple: AirPort Base Station Update 2007-001

Apple's update for its AirPort base station management software also includes unspecified security improvements and updates for the AirPort Disk utilities used with the latest 802.11n base station. [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

News: Mac administration in a Windows world

Computerworld evaluates Direct Control for Mac, an Active Directory support tool for Macs in a corporate network.

[ Full story from Macworld ]

Apple's Boot Camp Now Supports Vista

The Mac maker will now support Microsoft's newest OS, as well as XP, with its Boot Camp software, which allows Windows to run on its Intel-based machines. [ Full story from eWeek Infrastructure ]

News: New 2.5-inch kits offers USB, eSATA connections

OWC's newest Mercury On-the-Go hard disk drive enclosure kits are designed to enable 2.5-inch SATA hard disks to work externally on a Mac or PC using either USB 2.0 or eSATA.

[ Full story from Macworld ]

Organizing your Desktop with file wells

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Uncluttering your life and Getting Things Done is a perennial favorite among us TUAW folks, and MurphyMac has posted a new video showing a novel way to take charge of your Mac desktop. Creating a custom desktop helps organize your workspace around your workflow. You build a background in your favorite image editor to match the size of your desk, adding organizing "wells" to store different file classes (like incoming, action items, items-to-file, and so forth). By setting this as your desktop, you instantly add a new level of order to your workspace and can take advantage of the structures you design into the background. It's not rocket science, but it's a great idea for adding structure while preserving the visibility you lose with a folder system.

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Apple throws weight behind music cartel’s efforts to prop up faltering album format

Apple Inc. is throwing its weight behind the music industry's efforts to protect... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

Apple offers AirPort Base Station Update

Apple today released AirPort Base Station Update 2007-001 (for Windows), a software update for its new AirPort Extreme Base Station and other older networking hardware that includes general fixes and compatibility updates for AirPort Utility, AirPort Admin Utility for Graphite and Snow Base Stations, AirPort Disk Utility, AirPort Disk Agent. Apple... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Apple Gets Behind the Album Format with New Offer

Apple is throwing its weight behind the music industry's efforts to protect the album format by allowing fans to buy complete digital albums without having to pay again for songs they already own. [ Full story from eWEEK Technology News ]

Apple Tries to Bridge Computer Desk, Living Room

Digital photos, music and video all conspire to fill up your computer -- but eventually, you'll want to get those files back into the living room, where the big screen and the good speakers live.
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Iomega announces Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive with 2TB of storage

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If your current drives are just stuffed the the gills with 10 megapixel photos you never resized and episodes of Still Standing that you forgot to erase, Iomega's got a new RAID array that'll bulk up your storage by two terabytes and let you continue living your carefree, digital pack rat lifestyle. With four independent, lockable 500GB drives, though, you could just as easily shift the Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive into RAID 1 and make sure that your 1TB of never-used files are doubly secure; RAID status plus free space, fan speed, and temperature are all displayed on the built-in LED. Connectivity options are also plentiful here, with the PPDHD offering both the 400 and 800 flavors of Firewire and, of course, USB 2.0 as well. Mac and Windows compatible, this one will set you back $1,700 when it hits on April 10th.

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BOLD MOVES: THE FUTURE OF FORD A new documentary series. Be part of the transformation as it happens in real-time

[ Full story from Engadget ]

Apple Releases AirPort Base Station Update 2007-001

Apple posted an update, AirPort Base Station Update 2008-001, on Thursday
[ Full story from The Mac Observer ]

Steinberg releases Sequel audio app

Steinberg has released Sequel, a new one-window music studio for users who want to create their own music. The software includes everything needed to create music on a Mac or Windows system. Users with no musical knowledge can create and perform music live via included loops, sounds, effects, instruments, and more. "Inspiration for new songs comes ... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Apple Gets Behind the Album Format with New Offer

Apple is throwing its weight behind the music industry's efforts to protect the album format by allowing fans to buy complete digital albums without having to pay again for songs they already own. [ Full story from eWEEK Macintosh ]

Indie Mac title Return to Dark Castle still hasn't returned

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Indie Mac developer Delta Tao, whose website had languished without update for nine months, broke their silence this week to announce three small price drops for Spaceward Ho!, Clan Lord, and Eric's Ultimate Solitaire.

But the real news still isn't on their official site. Rumor has it that Return to Dark Castle, in development for seven years, is finally done. For now, the game remains in limbo, awaiting negotiations between Delta Tao and current Dark Castle rights-holder Super Happy Fun Fun. (That's the game company owned by Ren & Stimpy, right?) How long will the licensing talks last? Hopefully not as long as development did.
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Secret Notes: iTunes Store launches Complete My Album

Apple launched a new iTunes Store service Thursday that allows customers who purchase individual tracks from an album to receive credit for those purchases should they elect to purchase the rest of the album at a later date.
[ Full story from Think Secret ]

Free SIP softphone: X-Lite 3.0 for Macs

CounterPath on Thursday announced that the latest version of its free SIP softphone, X-Lite 3.0, is now available as a free download for the Mac operating system. X-Lite 3.0 is based on eyeBeam 1.5, CounterPath's carrier grade commercial SIP softphone client, and provides high quality audio/video capabilities, instant messaging and presence managem... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Apple's Boot Camp Now Supports Vista

The Mac maker will now support Microsoft's newest OS, as well as XP, with its Boot Camp software, which allows Windows to run on its Intel-based machines. [ Full story from eWEEK Technology News ]

News: Spiderweb to make Nethergate: Resurrection game

Spiderweb Software is working on a new turn-based role playing game for the Mac and Windows -- a remake of their story set in ancient Britain, Nethergate: Resurrection.

[ Full story from Macworld ]

News: Pro Caddy installs hard disk in Mac Pro optical bay

The Pro Caddy lets Mac Pro users use their second optical drive bay for a hard disk instead.

[ Full story from Macworld ]

Mac Gaming News - Spiderweb Announces Nethergate: Resurrection

Spiderweb Software announced on Wednesday that it is developing a new version of its fantasy role playing and strategy game, Nethergate, for the Mac - Nethergate: Resurrection
[ Full story from The Mac Observer ]

Apple intros Complete My Album for iTunes

Apple on Thursday revealed Complete My Album, a new feature for the iTunes Storethat allows customers to turn their individual tracks into a complete album at a reduced price by giving them a full 99 cent credit for every track previously purchased from that album. Customers have up to 180 days after buying the individual songs from any qualifying... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Apple TV turns any DVI monitor into HDTV; HP dumps Microsoft Media Center PCs

Apple TV works with most standard definition TVs that have component video inputs... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

Apple debuts new iTunes Store ‘Complete My Album’ service (advertising masquerading as a feature)

Apple today announced Complete My Album, a new iTunes service that allows customers... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

Apple: Boot Camp 1.2 beta

The new version supports Vista, updates device drivers and offers additional improvements. [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

NPD data shows Mac sales growing 5x market growth rate in February

This morning, Pacific Crest Securities noted NPD data that shows... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

Apple files for Magsafe patents

Apple has filed for two patents related to its Magsafe power connectors, a small mechanism that attaches a power supply to its laptop via magnetism, preventing potentially damaging accidents resulting from tripping over the power cord. The patents, titled 'Electromagnetic connector for electronic device' and 'Magnetic connector for electronic devic... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Star Wars: Empire at War for Mac ships

Aspyr Media today announced that Star Wars: Empire at War for Mac has begun shipping. Star Wars: Empire at War puts the power to command an entire war for the Star Wars galaxy in the hands of players, offering the freedom to determine play methods within the completely scalable and accessible gameplay. Memorable Star Wars hero characters can be bro... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Wrappers Custom MacBook (Pro) Sleeves

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If having a MacBook (Pro) is not enough to stand out from the crowd, a Wrapper may be just the ticket. These are sleeves for MacBooks and MacBook Pros 15 and 17 which can be customized as you see above. They're able to embroider more less whatever lettering you want on a variety of different color cases. In addition to the custom sleeves, they offer plain sleeves in several different fabrics like denim, corduroy, and even camo.

The prices seem reasonable considering the customization, starting around £17.99 plus £3.50 p&p (~$42) for the MacBook model.

Thanks Debbie!

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EMI CEO Nicoli: Mobile industry could learn from Apple

In a keynote address at the CTIA Wireless trade show, EMI's Eric Nicoli... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

iTunes Introduces Complete My Album

Apple today announced Complete My Album, a groundbreaking new iTunes service that allows customers to turn their individual tracks into a complete album at a reduced price by giving them a full 99 cent credit for every track they have previously purchased from that album. [ Full story from Apple Hot News ]

Updated Mac thermal printer drivers ship

Peninsula Group this week shipped a major update to its thermal printer drivers for Mac OS X, which allow Mac users to print directly to Thermal and Thermal Transfer printers. The drivers enable thermal transfer labeling printers from SATO, Citizen, Datamax, Eltron, TEC, UPS, Tharo, Brady, Peninsula, Intermec and Zebra to be used as standard prin... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Apple Boot Camp supports Vista

Dual-boot system gets Vista compatibility in its latest beta release, ahead of Leopard's full emergence in the spring

[ Full story from ZDNet UK News ]

Apple offers iTunes shoppers "Complete My Album" service

Apple on Friday began offering iTunes Store customers a new service called Complete My Album that allows them to turn their individual tracks into a complete album at a reduced price by giving them a full 99 cent credit for every track they have prev... [ Full story from AppleInsider ]

Intel details upcoming processor generations

Intel Corp. said this week that it remains on track to begin producing its next-generation Penryn family of processors in the second half of this year, marking the next step in its "tick-tock" product rhythm of delivering a new process technology or ... [ Full story from AppleInsider ]

News: Boot Camp now supports Windows Vista

Apple has updated its Boot Camp software to support Windows Vista, and has made several other changes in the new 1.2 public beta release.

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