Friday, September 29, 2006

Apple releases 10.4.8

If you are using an Intel-based Mac, note that after installing the delta version, the computer will restart twice.
For the second time in a week I was able to write up this post on The Apple Blog before I saw it anywhere else on the Mac web. My Software Update schedule must fall at just the right time.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Apple releases iTunes 7.0.1 update

According to Apple, the 25.7MB download “addresses stability and performance issues with Cover Flow, CD importing, iPod syncing, and more.”
It's not often that I get wind of Apple news quick enough to post it to before every other site, but today was an exception.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Noah & Eddie's Podcast premieres

Now online is Noah and my first attempt at a podcast: The Lame Show

Episode 1: It's Showtime

Noah first explains the choices for high speed Internet in Mexico. Then he and Eddie discuss all of Apple's announcements regarding new iPods, iTunes, downloadable movies and the device code-named iTV.

There are plenty of diversions involving lanyards, door sizes and TiVo.

Picks of the week include Michael Stipe & Friends' "In the Sun" and Coverville. And Noah nominates a product name to the Lame List.

Now you can get coasters, mugs, t-shirts, hoodies and more ... all branded with the new macCompanion logo I designed.

macCompanion Gear

I've gotten another hint published on

How to drag-scroll oversize images in Preview

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Here's my first long post at The Apple Blog:

Why I will (probably) not renew my .Mac account

When .Mac was first announced at the July 2002 Macworld Expo in New York (remember those?) it held the rare distinction of being one of the few Steve Jobs keynote announcements to draw silence instead of applause. Of course, why should anyone applaud when they’ve just been told that something they were getting for free would now cost $100 per year? But when even the most faithful Mac users (i.e. the ones who waited for hours outside the building to get into the keynote) aren’t excited, then you’ve got problems.