Dashboard Widget: Deep Sleep

I love the way my PowerBook sleeps. It’s fast (both sleeping and waking up) and it has close to zero battery consumption. I love it so much I don’t usually shut down my laptop when I travel. When I need to go online or do some work, I just open the lid and my stuff’s Read more…

Wanted: Google Gadgets on Mac OS X

I was pretty excited about the recent news that Google has committed better support for us folks on the Mac. I’m a recent convert myself, much like some on Google’s Mac team (though not exactly a 100% switcher, since I usually work on my PowerBook and Windows-based laptop at the same time–I do a lot Read more…

Huge Collection of Apple ][ Games Playable Online

Okay, I admit it, I wasn’t around yet when the Apple ][ first hit the market in 1977. But hey, I’m still a sucker for old games. Somehow there’s something hypnotic in the simplicity of it all. Sure, you don’t get snazzy graphics and intelligent gameplay. However, the concept here is simple. Just. Play. It. Read more…

Looking Back: OS X on x86 “Stupidest Thing Apple Could Do”?

I stumbled upon an article on Low End Mac written by Jeff Adkins exactly four years ago (October 17th, 2002) detailing the author’s opinion that “OS X on x86 would be the stupidest business decision in history.” That was the time when an x86 version of OS X (Project Marklar) was still very much under Read more…

Muslim Community Responds: We Love the Apple NYC Cube

I Think the Apple cube in New York is awesomeness! – Unverified, anonymous Muslim on random website I pulled the quote above from a random site I won’t cite. Based on this, and the ability to extrapolate a statement by one person to apply to an entire group, I now make a stunning statement: Muslims Read more…

Apple Slashes Prices of Refurb Laptops and iPods

If you’re looking at getting yourself a Mac notebook or iPod for less, you might want to check out the Apple Store for certified refurbished items. According to our sister site, ForeverGeek, Apple has reduced prices of their low-end notebooks and iPods. A White 1.83GHz MacBook with 512MB of memory, a 60GB hard drive, and Read more…

Get A Mac Ads: Is “Mac” Getting Soft?

Like Michael, I also dig Apple’s new Get a Mac ads. I think it’s hilarious the way John Hodgman and Justin Long personify “PC” and “Mac.” However, I tend to think the ads stereotype the Mac and PC (and the users of each platform) too much. While number-crunching and “serious” work are the forte of Read more…

Keeping Your Mac Laptop Asleep When You Open the Lid

Being ambidextrous (both a Windows and Mac user–okay, I just invented that), there are features and functionalities on either platform that I sometimes wish I could have across both. For instance, on my Windows laptop, I can control whether the machine sleeps when I close the lid. I usually choose to turn this off so Read more…