Reader Feedback Request: Top Apps for Switchers

So, I a friend (and co-host of the Forever Geek Podcast) who just purchased a Macbook Pro.  He’s made the switch.  The first thing he said was “I don’t know what I need to install on it.” So…what applications should a switcher download and install when they get their new Macs? I have a few Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily Episode 58 is Live!

No more MySpace in Apple Stores, 1 million Zunes sold, and more! You can subscribe via iTunes, or by RSS feed, or… you can directly download the episode right here. In addition to that, you should be able to play every episode of the podcast directly in your browser by using the widget which is Read more…

AppleTV Plugin Dev Kit Released

If you’re interested in developing plugins for the AppleTV, you’re going to want to check out the Backrow Developer’s Kit.  The kit, as I understand it, includes everything you’ll need to develope a variety of plugins for the AppleTV. We’ve already seen several examples of these on the web, but not, thanks to avid AppleTV Read more…

OSX Quicktip: Super Fast “Sleep” Shortcut

If you’re looking to put your Mac to sleep as quickly as possible, it couldn’t be more simple… Command-Option and then hold the Eject button for approx. 2 seconds. Your system will be out like a light. Read more…

DRM Free EMI Tracks are expected this week

When the EMI/DRM-FREE announcment hit earlier this year, the tracks were promised to us by the end of may.  Many sources have confirmed that this is still on track, and we should be seeing DRM-FREE tracks in iTunes this week. On a personal bit of speculation, I expect to see them tomorrow.  The entire EMI Read more…

Weekend Link Round Up

Apple confirms MySpace ban in retail stores [Crave] Was the iPhone used to browse MacRumors.com? (does it matter?) [MacRumors] If this is video that was recorded on an iPhone, there is no reason to record video on an iPhone [TUAW] Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily Episode 57 is Live!

Apple Rumors Galore! You can subscribe via iTunes, or by RSS feed, or… you can directly download the episode right here. In addition to that, you should be able to play every episode of the podcast directly in your browser by using the widget which is now located in the side column of the site. Read more…

RUMOR: iPhone release date June 20th – but isn’t that a Wed.?

Macrumors is pointing us towards a Google Groups posting that says an analyst on CNBC claims to have the release date of the iPhone confirmed for June 20th. That’s all well and good…but that’s a Wednesday. Apple products don’t come out on a Wednesday, they come out on Tuesday. Have there been any Apple products Read more…

Silverlight brings Streaming from Microsoft back to Mac

For those of you that have been looking for an official way to get support for Microsoft streaming media will be happy to know that Silverlight, Microsoft’s new Flash alternative will be doing just that.  Currently the only way to really watch any streaming Microsoft content on a Mac is with either the Flip4Mac plugin Read more…

OSX Quick Tip: Enable Transparent Dock Effect for Hidden Apps

Ok, here’s a cool Dock trick or hack (whatever you want to call it) that is also incredibly useful if you keep lots of applications open. When you activate this feature any application that you have hidden will become transparent in the Dock, making it clear which applications you have hidden, and which ones you Read more…