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  • Twitter: No Plans For A Windows Client — But Never Say Never

    Twitter: No Plans For A Windows Client — But Never Say Never

    At one point, a long, long time ago, Twitter was just a super simple website with some SMS integration. Then it became a slightly more robust website. Then it became an iPhone app. Then an Android app. Then an iPad app. Then a very robust website. BlackBerry, Windows Phone, etc. Now, as of today, there’s an official Mac desktop client, Twitter for Mac. Just about all of the bases now seem… Read More

  • Twitter For Mac: Stripped Down And Meh

    Twitter For Mac: Stripped Down And Meh

    The Mac App Store just launched this morning (it is a separate app store from what’s in iTunes that comes with the latest update to Mac OS X), and already the top free app is Twitter for Mac. I just installed it and started to play around with it. My first impression is meh. Twitter for Mac is a stripped down version of the excellent Twitter for iPad app. Imagine if you took just… Read More

  • Apple’s Mac App Store Opens With More Than 1,000 Apps

    Apple’s Mac App Store Opens With More Than 1,000 Apps

    Apple this morning announced that the Mac App Store is now open for business, as previously announced, with more than 1,000 free and paid apps. The Mac App Store brings the iTunes App Store model straight to the Mac – it’s available for Snow Leopard users through Software Update as part of Mac OS X v10.6.6. Read More

  • RSS Is Dead, But Reeder For Mac Makes It A Beautiful Corpse [Preview]

    RSS Is Dead, But Reeder For Mac Makes It A Beautiful Corpse [Preview]

    For a long time after the launch of the iPhone, despite thousands of apps for just about everything you can imagine, there was no killer RSS reader app. That changed when the 2.0 version of Reeder arrived earlier this year. It’s so good that I often prefer using it to reading feeds in Google Reader, long my go-to RSS reader. And the iPad version is even better. And now it’s about… Read More

  • With OS X Lion, It's No Longer Point & Click, It's Flick & Swipe

    With OS X Lion, It's No Longer Point & Click, It's Flick & Swipe

    It feels like we’re on the verge of something — “feel” being the keyword. Personal computing has more or less been the same for a few decades now. It’s the mouse, the keyboard, the monitor, and the machine. With things like notebook computers, this has been altered a bit, but it’s the same basic idea. But with the rise of smartphones and now tablets, the… Read More

  • Might The Mac App Store Lead To A New Class Of Micro-Apps?

    Might The Mac App Store Lead To A New Class Of Micro-Apps?

    This weekend, Ryan Block put up an interesting post on gdgt entitled: Will the Mac App Store have enough to sell? He raises a number of good points for why Apple may not be able to replicate their current App Store success with this new desktop store. But I’m left wondering if the store won’t lead to a new class of app: a sort of micro-app for the desktop. Block makes the… Read More

  • Tread Lightly When Embracing The Mac App Store

    Tread Lightly When Embracing The Mac App Store

    Is there really any doubt the Mac App Store will be anything other than a huge hit when it debuts in 90 days? Seven billion downloads on the current App Store would suggest that Apple knows what it’s doing (and that people really love to slingshot cartoon birds into buildings). And the benefits of the App Store are clear: it’s an easy-to-use, one-stop source of safe, tested software. Read More

  • OS X 10.7 Lion: It's OS X Meets iOS. Muti-Touch, Mac App Store, Mission Control, More

    OS X 10.7 Lion: It's OS X Meets iOS. Muti-Touch, Mac App Store, Mission Control, More

    Today during their Back to the Mac event today at their headquarters in Cupertino, Apple gave a first glimpse of the next version of OS X. As anticipated, OS X 10.7 is going to be called “Lion”. What perhaps wasn’t so anticipated (though we guessed), was how inspired it would be by iOS. Apple CEO Steve Jobs noted that iOS came from OS X. But he noted that with IOS… Read More

  • If Apple Spun Off The Mac Business, It Would Be Number 110 On The Fortune 500 List

    If Apple Spun Off The Mac Business, It Would Be Number 110 On The Fortune 500 List

    Today, during their Back to the Mac event at their headquarters in Cupertino, CA, Apple kicked things off with some numbers they wanted to share. COO Tim Cook took the stage to rattle off these numbers. Specifically, he wanted to talk about the Mac. Of all of Apple’s revenues, Macs represent 33 percent of the revenues in the past year. This means the Mac is a $22 billion business. This… Read More

  • Apple Q4: $20B Revenue, $4B Profits, 3.89M Macs, 14.1M iPhones, 4.19M iPads — All New Records

    Apple Q4: $20B Revenue, $4B Profits, 3.89M Macs, 14.1M iPhones, 4.19M iPads — All New Records

    You don’t need to look any further than Apple’s stock price over the past several months to know that they’re on a roll. A year ago, the stock price was at about $190 a share. Today, it closed at $317.93 a share — an all-time high. In fact, they’ve hit several all-time highs this month alone. Their market cap is quickly approach $300 billion. And now the company… Read More

  • Will OS X 10.7 "Lion" Be The King Of The Apple Jungle, The Last Of Its Kind, Or Both?

    Will OS X 10.7 "Lion" Be The King Of The Apple Jungle, The Last Of Its Kind, Or Both?

    As you’re well aware by now, this morning, Apple sent out invites to an event taking place in one week at their headquarters in Cupertino, CA. The invite reads, “Back to the Mac.” and asks those invited to “Come see what’s new for the Mac on October 20, including a sneak peek of the next major version of Mac OS X.” But the most interesting thing about the… Read More

  • Sparrow Is Like Tweetie For Mac Plus Gmail. It's Beautiful, But A Bit Slow

    Sparrow Is Like Tweetie For Mac Plus Gmail. It's Beautiful, But A Bit Slow

    For the longest time, all I’ve wanted is a solid native Mac client for Gmail that supports starring of messages. Sure, there have been some out there, but they’ve all been lacking. Today, I may have finally found a good one. Sparrow is a super-simple Mac client for Gmail. If you’ve used Tweetie for Mac (which is now owned by Twitter, but development is more or less… Read More

  • Left 4 Dead 2: The Sacrifice Shambling To The Mac Tomorrow

    Good news for Mac gamers: Left 4 Dead 2 is coming tomorrow. If you already own it for the PC, you will own it on the Mac. If you don’t own it yet, go buy it. Steam is including all of the previously released DLC as well, so you won’t miss out on any of the L4D2 gaming goodness. See the press release after the jump. Read More

  • Firefox 4.0 For Mac Might Get Hardware Acceleration

    Firefox 4.0 For Mac Might Get Hardware Acceleration

    Much love has been thrown in Google Chrome’s direction of late, not least of which because, well, it’s quite snappy. But let’s not forget the trailblazing browser that helped open the door for all these non-Internet Explorer browsers: Firefox! Yes, Mozilla is closing in on version 4.0 (I’ve been running the betas for some time now, and I’m a fan of the new Mac… Read More

  • 9/14/10: Parallels 6 ‘Drops’

    9/14/10: Parallels 6 ‘Drops’

    You know what comes out on Tuesday, September 14? Halo: Reach, right, but besides that? Parallels 6, the virtualization software that makes certain Mac users’ lives a little bit easier. It runs on 64-bit processors this time around—woo! Read More

  • QUO maxQ2 Is A $4,000 Mac Pro Clone. Yeah, This Won't End Well

    QUO maxQ2 Is A $4,000 Mac Pro Clone. Yeah, This Won't End Well

    QUOComputer, a company that jumped in on the tail of the Psystar saga, is manufacturing a $3,765 Mac clone using lots of nice parts including an Asetek liquid cooling system. Why? I have no idea, but a $4K Mac clone sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen. A $4K PC with some nice liquid cooling… yeah, I could get behind that. Press release after the jump. Read More

  • Get Wood For Your MacBook, iPad, Or iPhone

    Get Wood For Your MacBook, iPad, Or iPhone

    If you’re like me, your MacBook Pro is “gently loved”, and the lid is a little scratched up. Or maybe you just want something that looks a little more custom then what the rest of the Mac users are packing around. Whatever the reason, Recover’s skins are made in my home town of Portland, Oregon from real wood veneer. Compared to the prices you see from some vinyl… Read More

  • The iPad Clearly Cannibalized Mac Sales Last Quarter — Except The Opposite

    The iPad Clearly Cannibalized Mac Sales Last Quarter — Except The Opposite

    Remember when the iPad was unveiled and some people tried to paint it as a lose-lose for Apple? The line of thinking was that even if the iPad was a hit (which many were skeptical of at the time), it would likely cannibalize sales of the Mac. You know, the higher-priced, and more importantly, higher-margin Apple products. If the iPad was the future of computing, it was going to come at a cost… Read More

  • Wow, iPads Almost Outsold Macs Last Quarter. And It Was The Most Macs Ever Sold

    Wow, iPads Almost Outsold Macs Last Quarter. And It Was The Most Macs Ever Sold

    Of all the stellar numbers Apple released today with their Q3 2010 earnings, the most impressive has to be this: Apple sold 3.27 million iPads during the quarter. To put that into context, that’s only 200,000 fewer units than their entire Mac division sold. And it was the best Mac sales quarter ever. In other words, in just about any other quarter, the iPad would have outsold the Mac. Read More

  • The Three PC Features I Want On My Next Mac

    The Three PC Features I Want On My Next Mac

    This is a counterpoint to The Three Mac Features I Want On My Next PC PCs suck. They’re underpriced, underpowered, and nothing more than disgusting commodity hardware stuck into a box with no regard for usability and peripheral compatibility. But I still want one. Well, sort of. I don’t want to give up OS X my Mac’s performance record or, well, my freedom. So I guess really… Read More